November 2008

Two for One

Part One: Last Tuesday we lost our beloved 10 month old cat Lulu. She just disappeared. We have no idea where she went and I have been manic over since. I have had one other childhood pet, Garfield, also a cat who lived from 1989 to 2005. So this is new for me. Losing a [...]

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Burning Thoughts

What a sight Saturday morning. We are just a few miles away from two of the fires and as homes were being engulfed, the sky began to turn colors reminicent of something wicked. Each plume of smoke carried with it the ashes of someone’s home. It was horrible. Sure. People have insurance. Sure. People will [...]

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Sometimes

Sometimes I am startled by what motherhood has done to me. Sometimes I am in awe of just how big my heart has gotten; I still don’t know how it fits underneath my skin. Sometimes I wonder where I would be without my boys, all three of them, and the possibilities scare me. Sometimes I [...]

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I’d Rather Go Sailing

Once a Polish scout, always a Polish scout. Boy, do I have some stories to tell.Below is an attempt at one of them, something my sister and I recently reminisced about over cups of Chai and Americano. I in my early twenties, she freshly graduated from high school, here is my version of what could [...]

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$*&)$#%#$!

I don’t know why, but at some point during mass this morning, I began to compare and contrast bad words in my two fluent languages: Polish and English. I know. I am sure God was super proud of me as I half listened to the the woman on the altar lecturing about Stewardship, while the [...]

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Dick and Jane

It has always been my dream to author a book. Within five minutes, my five year old son, Superman, managed to outwrite me by at least 50 words. Here is his first attempt at “writing” a story. This was dictated to me about 20 minutes ago at the dinner table. (Notice the title is blatantly [...]

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Sweating the Small Stuff

It is so nice to sweat the small stuff around here for a change. In a household such as ours, where there is a special needs child, we have become accustomed to stressing over all of the big stuff: neurologist visits, hospital stays, failed diets, side effects from medications, elopement, and numerous other things that [...]

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