Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I am having serious internet connection issues (here in the USA!) not to mention sleep deprivation, jet lag and reverse culture shock. All I can say so far is JA PIERDZIELE czyli WTF!

More to come...

Friday, June 15, 2012


I have a lot to do during my vacation in America – a lot to do and a lot of people to see. I’ve already got some things penciled in on my calendar and some other things inked in…and we’re still in Poland. My schedule is tighter than the Pope’s. Maybe I should ask people to kiss my ring?
One thing on our itinerary was to visit the local fire house. I had an affinity for the fire station behind our old house when I was a kid. Neither the fire house nor our old house still stand, but my love for the fire house is carried on in our girls. When one of my classmates heard that we were coming for a visit and that our girls loved everything connected to fire stations, he invited us to visit is. You see my old classmate was, among other things (a dad, an EMT, a soccer coach), a volunteer fire-fighter…and an all-around nice guy. We won’t be seeing him this trip and we won’t be touring his fire station with him. He passed away in his sleep two nights ago just shy of age 40.
We weren’t close, just old classmates but I feel for his family just the same. Tell the people you love that you love them. Tell the people that you like that you like them. Tell the people that you appreciate that you appreciate them. Say please. Say thank you. Live. Smile.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What’s for dinner?

In preparation for our trip to America, I am getting together a collection of our favorite recipes. You see, we are going to be doing the cooking. It was my secret plan in fact. First of all, my parents cannot cook. It’s OK with my mom. She knows she can’t really cook excluding a few tried and true dishes and would happily give up kitchen duty to anyone…except to my father. My father cannot cook either and if ignorance is bliss then he is blissfully unaware of that fact. I used the excuse that Rosie has some food allergies and so on. We are good to go.
Another reason we want to do the cooking is that we are a cook-from-scratch family. I don’t like food (or rather food-like products) that comes in an envelope or a cube. I like ingredients! I wonder how successful we will be at winning my parents over to our way of thinking?
Ok, enough food talk for now…here are some more of my ramblings about the differences between food consumption in America and in Poland. Smacznego.