June 2009

We’re All In This Together

Our family went to Sunday mass yesterday (our little attempt at purging ourselves of sin and making sure our Catholic Guilt stays within a certain range. j/k Big G!), and usually, while the priest is giving potentially life-saving and sage advice, I am thinking about equally important things, like that fantastic dress I saw on [...]

Read the full article →

Hell to the No

So with my school’s senior graduation happening this past Tuesday, I found myself a bit nostalgic and reminiscing about my own exit from high school and subsequent college years. And I came to a conclusion. I was a total idiot. Just because someone handed me a piece of paper that stated that I had completed [...]

Read the full article →

Because Engineers Are People Too.

Well. Sort of. My dad. The Engineer. He encompasses most of the character flaws…er, I mean, character traits that come with being one. He’s highly analytical. Notice the first half of that word. anal. Coincidence? I’m just saying…. He’s very intelligent. Some would say brilliant. But not me. I like to compliment him in small [...]

Read the full article →

"Hello? Yes, this is she….."

Personal growth and valuable life lessons can come from some unlikely places.And come in unpredictable packages. Like a thirty minute personal phone call from someone who has caused you great grief and anger over the course of several weeks. Someone who you thought was a source of negativity, who you felt was out to bad [...]

Read the full article →

Just Another Appointment

It is morningAndWe are just the three of usI watch daddy guide you across the parking lotAnd I wish we were heading toDisneylandOrThe zooI ask the manIn the striped tieFor a miracleBecause his eyes are kindAnd he seems to know so muchHe offers me a gentle smileBut makes no promisesBecause he can’tBecause no one canAnd [...]

Read the full article →

Because It’s Tradition Dammit

So yesterday was a pivotal day for Superman. He graduated from Polish School Kindergarten. It was a momentous occassion for us, because it marked three years of whining and crying and begging not to have to go to Saturday school, which of course we ignored. Because it’s tradition, Dammit. You see, I am a veteren [...]

Read the full article →

Happy Secret Anniversary to Me

Three years ago yesterday I made a choice. People were getting really sick and tired of what was going on, and I was losing my footing very quickly. There was nowhere else to go but down. Ultimately, it had to come from me, but really, I owe it to God and my family. I think [...]

Read the full article →

I’m a Mom

In other words, I’m also a…… Transportation Coordinator Maintenance and Repair Manager Quality Control Supervisor Financial Analyst Bookkeeper Appointment Scheduler Executive Chef Supply Purchaser Waste Management Human Resources Manager Graphic Designer Photographer And Customer Service Representative. But today I’m feeling more like a disgruntled employee. I am so freakin glad it’s Friday.

Read the full article →

He Ain’t No Hansel

I have followed my share of trails left behind by my kiddos since they began the fine art of walking and eating at the same time. Goldfish crackers have led me to hallway closets. Honey Nut Cheerios have taken me to the guest bathroom. I’ve followed paths of pretzels and winding remnants of puffed rice. [...]

Read the full article →

The (sort of) Upside of Autism

Ever heard that saying, “if you don’t laugh, you’ll end up crying?” Well, that’s sort of our family motto around here. Such is the case with Monchichi’s Autism.There is so much to mope about, so many tears that we have shed over the years. There are endless questions and never enough answers. There are decisions [...]

Read the full article →