Archive for April 2010

Coupon Crack...I'm Hooked

Most people don’t like to grocery shop…it’s on the top of my list.  I love to cook and have had a love affair with eating for as long as I can remember. And, any chores necessary to achieve the end result are no problem at all for this gal. When the boys were babies, as sad... Read more »'s a family party...

  It’s that time of year.  Communion Parties are in full swing.  Attendance to these soirees is almost a prerequisite to the mother of all parties; the graduation extravaganzas come June.  Seems like last year there weren’t enough weekends to accomodate the fast-paced grad party schedule.  This year we were blessed early with the first Communion... Read more »

I'm Not Green; Paper or Plastic was Never an Option

    All it took for me to realize I am not ready to “Go Green” was a two-mile walk that was completely based on necessity, not pleasure. Felix needed an essay printed for school–and as luck would have it, our printer was not working–I told him to wait until morning and I’d run to... Read more »

Take Your Kid to School

Careful, down there…I’ve climbed up on my soapbox…and my knees get weak when I look over the banister after climbing four stairs…so,way up here, on a flimsy box–shoot–I’m practically terrified, but what I have to say needs to be said.  So, listen up. In addition to the shout out to Mother Earth today–children all over... Read more »

Around Town

The decision was made late Saturday afternoon that Saturdays until mid-June are going to be hectic.  Baseball season has begun; along with golf season and learning how to drive season.  I spent the better part of Saturday afternoon behind the wheel carting kids from here to there. Throw in a trip to Walgreens, a “quick” run... Read more »

Good Grade Incentives...

There is quite a bit of scuttlebutt regarding kids in the news this week…kids getting paid for good grades…kids becoming bullies if they have been (gasp) spanked at some point in their lives…kids fed up with greasy pizza and nuggets boycott the cafeteria…kids pushing the new girl in town who dared to date the quarterback to suicide. I... Read more »


A year ago today we lost my beloved Sister-in-law to her courageous battle with Cancer.  All I remember of the week that followed was what Father Adan said at her Funeral.  “If we continue to tell stories of her life, she will live forever”. Life as a Lenkiewicz has not been the same since she... Read more »

What's In A Name

Eleven years ago tonight I watched the end of the 1999  Masters…I was awaiting an epidural–my husband sat in the easy chair next to me while my labor and delivery nurse was sitting on the end of the bed.  They were completely enthralled with the match on TV.  It looked like Retief Goosen was going... Read more »

Mom's Taxi At Your Service

I can officially add “chauffeuring the boy on a double date” to my list of things I never thought I’d take part in.  I was informed the day before he would not be joining us for his birthday dinner as he had other plans for this particular night. Like anything with this kid–information is often... Read more »

Catholic School...I Survived!

Today is the 33rd annual Kickoff Parade at Lincoln Elementary.  Each year the school chooses a theme.  Usually something simple–something used as a tool to guide the course of the school year.  A postcard comes home in early August tipping us off as to what outfit we should put together for the parade.   Kids... Read more »