So this is Christmas

  Wigilia (Vig-eel-yah), which translates to "vigil" or "eve," is a traditional Polish Christmas Eve celebration to commemorate the birth of Christ.  Families have a large feast and then attend Midnight mass. It was also an excuse for all the grown ups to be able to get the madness of opening gifts over with on Christmas Eve and…

Happy New Year…now stop procrastinating!

In celebration of my blog being a year old, I seem to have completely forgotten to write any posts for the last month. I started this blog with the intention of capturing stories of my family and my observations about life, culture and identity. I think I've successfully filled this site with random ramblings and…

Mañana Morukian’s Thanksgiving Feast

I guess it is appropriate that I'm writing this post almost a week after the actual holiday, since it's a testament to my procrastinating DNA.  a few years ago I went home for Thanksgiving and my dad was all excited to cook a big turkey dinner for my sister and me.  He spent all day preparing…