Saturday, January 08, 2011

Donating Blood - United Blood Services

While living in San Diego I donated up to 3 times a year. I have become very lacks at donating blood since moving to Las Vegas. It's definitely time for me to change that.

With the New Year upon us I decided that I would start off with scheduling an appointment online this month to donate blood.

It's my way of helping people in my community.

The Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada Needs 400 Volunteers for The Street Count

The Street Count: 400+ volunteers needed January 26-77, 2011.

The 2011 Count will require 400 volunteers to participate on the nights of January 26 and 27, 2011. Registered volunteers must attend one mandatory volunteer training during the weeks prior to the event. Volunteers will be able to register for the event beginning in December 2010 through United Way of Southern Nevada's Volunteer Center. More information on the training dates and location will be released closer to the event date.

A count of the homeless population in southern Nevada.

Wednesday and Thursday, January 26-27, 2011; 4 am - 8 am (January 26) and 2 am to 6 am (January 27)

Throughout southern Nevada

Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know

It was fun reading the list of technologies and products that the experts are predicting will not be around for babies born in 2011.

Here's just some of the items mentioned:

Video tape: Starting this year, the news stories we produce here at Money Talks have all been shot, edited, and distributed to TV stations without ever being on any kind of tape. Not only that, the tape-less broadcast camera we use today offers much higher quality than anything that could have been imagined 10 years ago -- and cost less than the lens on the camera we were using previously.

Travel agents: While not dead today, this profession is one of many that's been decimated by the Internet. When it's time for their honeymoon, will those born in 2011 be able to find one?

The separation of work and home: When you're carrying an email-equipped computer in your pocket, it's not just your friends who can find you -- so can your boss. For kids born this year, the wall between office and home will be blurry indeed.

Books, magazines, and newspapers: Like video tape, words written on dead trees are on their way out. Sure, there may be books -- but for those born today, stores that exist solely to sell them will be as numerous as record stores are now.

Movie rental stores: You actually got in your car and drove someplace just to rent a movie?

Watches: Maybe as quaint jewelry, but the correct time is on your smartphone, which is pretty much always in your hand.

You can read the full article at Yahoo Finance.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Things I've Learned Thursday! January 6, 2011

1. Dr. Harris, my pain management doctor, was right! Use dry heat on the back of my neck to deal with my headaches. It really worked!

2. Our son, Marcus, is now 6 feet 6 inches! But he's still our "Little One".

3. I'm not a fan of hair extensions! Over Christmas I had a terrible headache and Charles, my husband had to take them out. Lets just add that it's not a pain-free experience!

4. Percocet works wonders! After 10 years of being on Loritab it was time for a change. I'm feeling much better at managing my pain level. It's good to be able to be focused at work.

5. While working on the 20 New Year's Revelations questions I had to relive my time in the mental hospital. It was a horrible and humbling life experience for me and my family. It truly saved my life!

What have you learned this week?

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Husband Rocks T-shirt - Union28

My Husband Rocks T-shirt is available at Union28! Union28's mission is to encourage marriages and to honor the sacred covenant between a husband and his wife by communicating a positive image of marriage in a fun and stylish way.

Your hubby will love you for it!

Last Phase of Job Application - TSA Airport Security Position

Charles is on his phase of the job application process for a TSA airport security position. Since he's a diabetic they want him to run his sugar levels again.

We pray that everything goes well. I cannot express how much this job would mean to our family.

Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Marcus is Having His Wisdom Teeth Pulled Out!

Marcus,our son, me, Charles,my hubby and Sock Monkey

Marcus just called me this afternoon and informed me that he needs to have his wisdom teeth removed. I had budgeted for extensive dental work when I set up this year's annual amount for my health reimbursement account. I also kept Marcus on my dental plan.

I'm also glad to take care of this for him since my parents weren't in a position to do so for me.

My four wisdom teeth were removed when I was in my late 20's,after I secured a fulltime job. By that time the teeth had grown into my jaw. They actually required 2 surgeries to be removed. I didn't want Marcus to deal with that.

Chronic Illness, Work and Family and Medical Leave Act

I just recently discoved that as of January 25, my first year anniversary, I'll be able to utilize the Family and Medical Leave Act.

There's coverage for those of use with chronic illness that will cover days off due to our conditions.

Click here to read more about the act at

ps the Act doesn't provide monetary coverage~it will provide an excused absence.

Winter weather wallops Las Vegas with snow - KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,,Action News .:.

Winter weather wallops Las Vegas with snow - KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada,News,Weather,Sports,Entertainment,,Action News .:.

Charles, my husband, called me yesterday and informed me that it was snowing in North Las Vegas! I looked outside and saw large flurries falling from the sky!

We're Sick! How About You?

Well, only Marcus, our teen, is still without a cold. Kiana has a terrible cough. Charles and I are dealing with the aches and pains along with a stuffy nose.

So we're drinking lots of fluid, getting bedrest and watching lots of Netflix!

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