August 2009

"Oink"

Now. This may come as a complete surprise to some of you, but I am a bit of a hypochondriac. Loosley defined, this means that I am terrified of sharp inanimate objects, most living organisms, anyone wearing a white lab coat, and pretty much everything invisible to the naked eye that can be inhaled, exhaled, [...]

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Just Call Me "eeeeee"

It is something that us Mothers wait for from the moment our child is born. That day that he or she will look us in the eyes and call out our hard-earned name: “Mama!” It’s the least they could do really, after assaulting our bodies for nine months, then redefining “painful” on their way out. [...]

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Homemade Polish Tomato Soup. No, Really. It’s A Recipe.

1 can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup. Ha! Just Kidding! You wish it were that easy, you…….weird, non-Polish person!!! Okay. 1 Polish Grandma, cane included. If you don’t have one of those, I will happily let you rent mine for an exorbitant fee.An array of veggies, such as carrots, onions, Italian squash, celery, lots of tomatoes [...]

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Economic Strife Makes For Bad Catholics…..

Or so the headline will read in our local community newspaper come Monday morning. Because. Our family was chosen to bring the gifts to the alter this morning, which included a giant basket of money donated to the church by law-abiding parishioners. We walked proudly to the front and met the priest.He proceeded to tell [...]

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Don’t Drop the Soap!

*********Fair Warning…..this post includes explicit details that may require you to burn your computer, cell phone, or other electronic devices upon reading************************** I don’t know what you’re up to this fine Saturday morning, but I just got done giving grandma a shower. Just take a moment to picture one 32 year old mother of two [...]

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Laziness or Pride. Either Way, Here’s a Sneak Peak.

Below is an excerpt from my book that I am working on. Let me know what you think. My mom had a dream last night. The Pope, John Paul II, the only one that really matters to Polish Catholics, appeared before her to let her know that Monchichi would talk one day. She tried to [...]

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Vacation Update #2

8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m 5:00 p.m *since the closest internet connection turned out to be five miles down a severely winding road that I was too chicken to drive, all updates are done post-vacation and not in real time*

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Vacation Update #1

I am making good on my promise to keep you informed of our progress during this short but very much needed family vacation. Day 1 – Today EDT: 8:00 a.m Actual Departure Time: 12:00 pm. After the house was picked up, the fish tank cleaned out, the trash cans emptied, the car packed, the ice [...]

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"Johannesburgesusfrijolestortillas"

What’s in a name? A lot of food refrences in the title one of this post. It was a nickname given to me by my spazzy little sister and her perfectly proportioned spazzy little friends when they were in high school. The food refrences? Total coincidence. But there have been others. Joey JoMamma Bartlobitch (homage [...]

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*Insert Whiny Voice*

Can I be completely honest here for a second?I have a love/hate relationship with blogging. I began my blog late last Spring, after being inspired by a childhood friend. And ever since then, my motivation to write my blog has ebbed and flowed. Sometimes it feels liberating and a great way to hone my craft. [...]

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