Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's 60th birthday. She is celebrating the day with lunch with a girlfriend while sporting her very fancy new red patent leather purse (from Dad) with matching Kate Spade wallet with red patent leather trim (from me and my sister)! Then my parents are off to Sandia to celebrate the night!
My mom is an amazing lady who has taught me many things. I love her dearly and hope she has a wonderful, special day.

Happy Birthday!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009


My very lovely Grandmother passed away on Sunday. She was a wonderful, caring person who I will miss dearly.

Leona Margaret Korenkiewicz

September 13th, 2009

Death Notice:
Korenkiewicz, Lee Margaret, 9/28/21 – 09/13/09, age 88, second daughter of Helen and Marcel Trzcenski, dear wife of Stanley and mother of Andrea, Mark, Matthew, Patrick and Paul, dear grandmother of Elaissa, Brittany and Andrew. Lee attended catholic grade and high school. Upon graduating she worked for Sanders and the Detroit Bank & Trust (Comerica). When WWII broke out, Lee enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) US Naval Reserves. After attending boot camp in Hunter’s College, New York, N.Y. and Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Lee was stationed in Washington D.C., EC (Electrical Communication) School at Anacostia Naval Station. There she met Stanley and became good friends, which later became serious. They were married Feb. 24, 1945 at the Anacostia Naval Station Chapel. Stan was assigned to the destroyer John A. Bole and they both went off to war. Lee was discharged soon after the war ended. Stan was discharged 6 months later and they came to Detroit and lived with Lee’s parents. Stan worked days and in the evenings attended classes at Lawrence Tech. University, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. They bought a home, started a family and became parishioners of St. Raymond’s. In November of 1987 Stan suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was very ill. After 43 years they moved to Sterling Heights and became parishioners of St Blasé. During all this time Lee was very active in Christian Brothers Auxiliary; a past president, board member and Lifetime Achievement award recipient. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. Instate Monday 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy 9:30 a.m. at St Blasé Church, 12151 15 Mile (east of Dodge Park) Sterling Heights. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to: Monastery of the blessed Sacrament, Cloistered Dominican Nuns, 29575 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or De La Salle Collegiate, 14600 Common Road, Warren, MI 48088.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
17100 Van Dyke St
Detroit, MI (map/driving directions)

3:00PM to 8:00PM on Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at Wasik Funeral Home-Warren Chapel (Rosary at 6:00PM) (map/driving directions)

In-state at 9:00AM, Service at 9:30AM at St. Blase on Monday, September 21st, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I did get a Kindle....and something sparkly and shiny!
GAH and I are getting married!!!!

The location and date have not been set, check back later for updates on the wedding planning. I will post a link to our The Knot page as soon as I create one:)

On to books - Summer books I read/listened to.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery - Fantastic book!!
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon (Pulitzer Prize 2001) - One of the better PP books
The Reivers - William Faulkner (Pulitzer Prize 1963) - audiobook
Breaking Her Fall - Stephen Goodwin
Comfort Food - Kate Jacobs - Loved it! She is a great author. Plus the main character's name was Gus.
Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult
Julie & Julia - Julie Powell - The movie is good.
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout (Pulitzer Prize 2009) - audiobook
Alice Adams - Booth Tarkington (Pulitzer Prize 1922) - audiobook
Chasing Harry Winston - Lauren Weisberger - Her other two books are much better.

The future Dr. H.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I am getting a Kindle!!
Or at least I saw one in the mail at GAH's house and assume it is for me, the avid reader. Just hope he doesn't forget to pack it tonight!

Someone told me about a website with free ebooks. I have added it to "blogs I like to read."

Currently reading "Julie and Julia" by Julie Powell. The movie was great so I decided to read both Julie Powell and Julia Child's books. So far it is an entertaining book. I may even try a recipe out of Master the Art of French Cooking this weekend....