Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dear Lucy

Dear Lucy,

Mommy lost your favorite (my favorite) blankie yesterday on our nice stroll home from day care. I didn't realize it until we reached home and there was no blankie in your stroller. I cried. You had no idea.

We strolled through the neighborhood, tracing our steps we just took home - no blanket. A call to the day care to see if they had found it - no blanket. I cried. You had no idea.

We got home (me, still crying), fixed you dinner which consisted of PB & J, tomatoes and Green Beans mixed with Cottage Cheese (you're favorite these days) - Still crying. No still have no idea.

Bath time, PJ's on...Daddy gets home. I got to hug daddy before you did tonight because let's face it, you weren't as sad as I was.

THEN came bed time.....first five minutes you were ok - I gave you my baby blanket that I had as a kid (not the same, but I suppose it'll do). 10 minutes later - the crying began. Your Dad says it's just cause you weren't tired, but I know deep down it's because you didn't have your blankie. I'm so sorry that you cried for 30 minutes. I didn't mean to lose your night time buddy.

I hope you can forgive me. I love you and am grateful that I didn't lose you.

We have three people making you new blankets as I type this, because that's how many people love you.

I love you my little Lu - you are my world.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Minneapolis, MN Circa 1905 - Coolness.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1905. "Chamber of Commerce." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Get The Party Started

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guests of Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott.



A few things I love this fine sunny FRIDAY morning:

My leggings I'm wearing today - it feels so good, almost as good as wearing my PJ's.

My little Lucy for being so happy and patient in the morning.

Wade for rushing along this morning while I kept saying "hurry, hurry, hurry" I'm so sorry I didn't wake you up earlier.

The sunshine.

My dear dear mommy friends who just amaze me to no end, everyday. I truly admire ALL of you. Amazing!

The Office & 30 Rock. You make Thursday nights hilarious.

Coconut Chicken fingers recipe I found on Our Best Bites...YUM (made them TWICE this week)

Prayer. I love the ability to pray. It sounds corny, but I feel like I can tell God anything and he always has an answer for me (always). Thanks for listening Big Guy!

Hope you all have a swell Friday, it's going to be a great weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well At Least I Can Be Happy About One Thing....

Obama to Sign Promised Executive Order on Abortion

President Obama has invited members of the Democrats' anti-abortion bloc, including its leader, Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, to a private signing at the White House of an executive order that will reaffirm longstanding restrictions on federal funding of abortion.

Thoughts? Dislikes? Likes? I'd love to hear them.

Happy Wednesday!

to read more of this article, click here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We got rain - in Phoenix - again.

I love this beautiful picture:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thank you Mr Cop.

On my way to work this morning I was pulled over. No fault but my own - 45 in a 35 - he let me go - 53 in a 45....sirens.

The minute he came up to my window I had my license and registration out (that's not obvious that I get pulled over alot - geez Julie!) - and then the tears came. This NEVER happens. I'm strong. I can hold my own...but after the weekend I have had - the tears were necessary. That in itself is a whole other story for another time when I'm ready to talk about it.

This morning my coffee is dedicated to you Mr Cop Man - for listening to me cry for a whole 10 minutes and probably wanting to run away---but you didn't. Mr Cop Man - you were very handsome, too. Mr Cop Man, I promise not to speed again. Or at least until next week when life seems to go nuts again. I owe this morning to you and I hope you know that.

Happy Monday to you all. Give your loved ones a kiss and a hug - you never know what may happen today, tomorrow or ever. Make today count. Be grateful for all you have.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day.

(Photo is of Chicago on St. Patricks Day - so pretty)

I'm a bad mom. I didn't dress the little Irish girl named Lucy Patricia in green today. Nor did I wear green. I had no desire - plus my mom bought me this CUTE dress from H and M this weekend that I wanted to wear with these new shoes from

My Grandma Pat (Pivec - maiden name: Dickey) would not be happy. Sorry Grandma!!!

I remember when I was in jr high and my friend Jenny and I would be decked out in green. We'd probably steal a beer to share from our parents...and maybe a cigerette or two (that I did not inhale). We'd probably listen to something ridiculous like House of Pain and be 110% Irish for the day. Ahhh, those were the days.

I promise to be more prepared next year when sending Lu to school on this fabulous holiday. I do have an excuse though, it was picture day today. God Bless those teachers at school today for attempting to get all these infant-toddler terrors to sit and pose in perfect position. I don't wish to be them today.

Happy St. Patricks Day today and everyday! Hope you're wearing green!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


A friend at work sent me this link that has got to be the coolest thing ever. You just plug in your birthday month, day and year and it gives you this information:
Your date of conception was on or about 20 June 1979 which was a Wednesday.

You were born on a Wednesdayunder the astrological sign Pisces.Your Life path number is 6.
Your fortune cookie reads: You are talented in many ways.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444310.5.
The golden number for 1980 is 5.
The epact number for 1980 is 13.
The year 1980 was a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/16/1980 and ending 2/4/1981.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf; your plant is Plantain.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Pachons, the first month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 24 AdarI 5740.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 25 AdarI 5740.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is12 baktun 18 katun 6 tun 13 uinal 6 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 24 Rabi'u'th-Thani 1400 (1400-4-24).
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 April 1980.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 April 1980.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 20 February 1980.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 25 May 1980.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 1 June 1980.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 11 September 1980.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 1 April 1980.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 19 February 1980.
As of 3/12/2010 12:33:23 PM EST You are 30 years old.
You are 360 months old.
You are 1,565 weeks old.You are 10,957 days old.
You are 262,980 hours old.
You are 15,778,833 minutes old.
You are 946,730,003 seconds old.
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Darryl Strawberry (1962)
James Taylor (1948)
Liza Minnelli (1946)
Barbara Feldon (1941)
Al Jarreau (1940)
Andrew Young (1932)
Edward Albee (1928)
Jack Kerouac (1922)
Gordon MacRae (1921)
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.28845401174168 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3 & 7.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Virgo.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.
Today is not one of your lucky days! (TOO BAD!)

There are 365 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 31 candles.
Those 31 candles produce 31 BTUs,or 7,812 calories of heat (that's only 7.8120 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.54 US ounces of water with that many candles. (EEEK!)

In 1980 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.
In 1980 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1980 in the US there were 2,406,708 marriages (10.6%) and 1,182,000 divorces (5.2%)
In 1980 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.In 1980 the population of Australia was approximately 14,807,370.In 1980 there were approximately 225,527 births in Australia.In 1980 in Australia there were approximately 109,240 marriages and 39,257 divorces.In 1980 in Australia there were approximately 108,695 deaths.
Your birth flower is DAFFODIL
Your birthstone is Aquamarine -->The Mystical properties of Aquamarine
Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Jade, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone
Your birth tree is
Lime Tree, the Doubt
Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labour, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.
There are 288 days till Christmas 2010!
There are 301 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waning crescent.
Thirty, here I come...Happy Birthday to ME!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Its been awhile. This one's for you, Mom!

I have no idea what this cactus flower is - so if you have any insight, let me know!

Photo found here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Don't get what Government Run Healthcare is?

Don't get what Government Run Healthcare is?

Take a look at this video: (dont worry, it's only 4 minutes and pretty much sums it up)


Monday, March 8, 2010

My Favorite Dress of the Evening

Ahhh, the good ol' academy awards / Oscars - whatever it's called.

I wasn't really impressed with this years fashion - but I did however, LOVE this dress:

I kind a want my wedding dress to look like that - except white. (duh)

The only movie I saw that was up for awards was Avatar. I've decided that once everything is out on DVD, we are going to rent all the nominee's from this years award and watch them all in one weekend. DYING to see Hurt Locker & The Blind Side.

Which was your favorite dress of the night?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where Do You Stand?

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

To take this quiz - which is very interesting....go here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh Dear Lord

The girl scout cookies are in.

There's goes my eating well until I start my hCG diet. Craaaap.

Yummm...thin mints & tagalongs dancing in my head.
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Alright, so apparently I have this thing called a birthday coming up this month - Not only that, it's my 30th. (eek, that's HURTS to say) Wade isn't letting me start the hCG diet until after said birthday (stupid) - so you'll have to stick around to hear my agony and hatred towards the diet.

Sorry folks. I guess birthdays still matter once you're old.

pffft...30. 30, I hate you.