So far in 2013 there have been at least eleven deaths of children left unattended in vehicles. According to the Dept. of GeoSciences, more than half of the children were under the age of 1 and "forgotten" by their caregiver. Some children climbed into an unattended vehicle and were unable to get out. Even at 70 degrees, temperatures in a closed car can rise to suffocating temperatures not fit for man or beast!! Leave your pets at home and the back of a pick up truck, the metal can burn the pads of their feet. Be safe and have a great summer !!
Really ...what would you REALLY do with a Lottery win?
Some winners take their money and....give it away. Check out this website of lottery winners around the world
and what they do with their big winnings.
The winner of last months 590 million Powerball jackpot finally came out of hiding with her winning ticket. Gloria McKenzie
rolled up with her family in her little Ford Focus. Piled out of the car and walked past reporters without stopping, collected
370 million (before taxes) and hopped back in her Focus to go back to her home in Zephyrsville, Florida. Did I mention she
is 84...that's all we know.
Good for you Gloria and I look forward to see what you do with your millions!
I will keep giving money to Parks and Recreation and everything else that lottery money goes to here in Colorado...see that park over there...I helped build it!!!
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. While it is a day off from work and an excuse to throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill, It's main purpose is to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I am honored to know and have known amazing Americans who have served our country including my Grandfather who served in the Army Air Corp which became the Air Force.
Thank you. To those of you who sign on to protect. Thank you.
It is so hard to watch our friends and family climb out of the devastation from the tornado in Oklahoma! The stories of teachers covering their students, lost dogs returning to their families are amazing and hopeful in this horrible situation.
How to Help:
The Red Cross says the best way to assist families is to make a donation to redcross.org/okc or redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
I'm going to go see JOHN EDWARDS tonight here in Denver. ( The Medium John Edwards NOT the politician.) I bought the tickets, it wasn't a promotional gimme and I have to admit I am a skeptic but I am hopeful he has some power, some connection. Edwards claims to be that connection to those friends and family members that have "crossed over".
My intrigue of his connection has compounded over the last couple of years as I lost my Mom, then my Dad and my best friend. I'll let you know how my experience unfolds tonight, but in the meantime ....did I just blow money and AM I CRAZY?
A Letter to My Dog is a beautiful, heartwarming book featuring stunning photographs and deeply personal letters written by a variety of dog lovers to their beloved, four-legged friends. This book includes letters from: Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Fran Drescher, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Handler, Mariel Hemingway, Tyler Perry, Maria Menounos, Cynthia McFadden, Robin Roberts, Willow Smith, Michael Vartan and more.
I am trying something I have never done before!! I am going for a facial. My first appointment with Facial Aesthetics is today! I have sat in the sun, baking in oil in high school and beyond. We have learned so much about the damaging results of the sun since then and now need to try and right a wrong with my skin. I met with Pam Hill, founder of Facial Aesthetics, last week. I wanted to do research on the company and make sure I was making the best and right decisions for my skin. I feel confident and excited after meeting with Pam and her team. I'll keep you posted on the results!!
I saw the new James Bond SKYFALL over the the weekend! Daniel Craig and M acknowledge they aren't spring chickens anymore but Craig's body looks like it could be! He is in incredible shape! Bond always has incredible cars in his movies-this time and an old favorite resurfaces! The Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in Gold Finger with Sean Connery is in the new Skyfall almost 50 years later! Craig has signed on for at least 2 more Bond movies! ADD popcorn and hot tamales and It's a go see from me.
Happy Veterans Weekend! Sunday is actually Veterans day but we are celebrating here in Denver on Saturday beginning with a benefit run/walk at 8am at the Auraria Campus. The Denver Veterans Parade begins at 11am at the Pepsi Center winding its way over to the Civic Center! Bundle up and salute the men and women who protect us every day!!
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Help the troops by donating to A Soldiers Wish List . Melinda organizes care packages for the troops.