Friday, August 30, 2013

I'll Be On HuffPostLive News Quiz Tonight

I'll be on HuffPostLive's Happy 1/2 Hour, defending my News Quiz, from last Friday. Stop by and join the community.

Oh, and don't forget to give me a shoutout. XOXO

Las Vegas Review Journal: 29 Nevada Doctors On List For Over Prescribing OxyContin

Sean Whaley, August 28, 2013, CARSON CITY — A meeting between the staff of the state medical board and executives with the pharmaceutical company that makes the pain management drug OxyContin has produced the names of 29 Nevada licensed professionals in the firm’s Abuse & Diversion Detection program.

But Douglas Cooper, executive director of the Nevada State Medical Board, said Wednesday the state panel has already taken some type of action in all 29 cases.

As a result of the Tuesday meeting with officials from Purdue Pharma, further review of some of the cases might be necessary but would remain confidential at this point in the process, he said.

“There were no surprises,” Cooper said. “The board is being very proactive in its drug investigations. We work more closely now than ever with law enforcement.”

You can read the full news story, at Las Vegas Review Journal.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's Here! Acer 15.6 Laptop

My husband and I decided to redeem our eMachine settlement certificate for an Acer 15.6 laptop last week. And today, the UPS delivery person delivered it. WooHoo!

It's been 3 years since we had a updated lap top. Don't you just love the burgundy Acer cover? I do.



Our son assisted me with the setup and gave me a brief Windows 8 tutorial. Now it's time for me to do some surfing.

HuffPostLive: The March On Washington: "What I Remember".



Mike Sacks, HuffPostLive speaks with Lilton Mitchell and Yolanda Clarke, Organists who performed at The March, Lawrence Cumberbatch, Vivian Baravalle Gilliam,and Harry Klugel, who attend The March about their personal recollections on that historical day.

This is one of the reason that I love HuffPostLive. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

HuffPostLive: "I'm Not The Nanny"



It's a moment that happens all too frequently for women with a different skin tone from her child's: someone in public will ask them "Are you the nanny?"

Even in this day of multi-ethnic children and diversity, people still experience this type of question and stares. My husband, who's Mexican American light skin, occasionally is asked "Where's Marcus' dad"? His reply, "I'm right here".

Parents, Naomi Guinn, Angela Gray, Veena Goel Crownholm and Terry Keleher share their personal stories on this HuffPostLive segment.

Please watch it. Share it. And comment at HuffPostLive, in the community.

I Really Do Love TJ Maxx!

I stopped by TJ Maxx last week, in search of a new handbag. Of course, I found some other finds and because the prices were so good I added them to my shopping cart!



I still stayed under my $100 budget. WooHoo!



Franco Sarto handbag $34.99 is a great addition to my fall wardrobe.



I was looking for some decorative pillows for our bed. This is what I bought.


2 decorative pillows $19.99 have found a new place on our bed.



lumbar pillow $9.99 the cover has a zip so it can be removed for cleaning.



small toss pillow $9.99~I love the fabric and quality. Having these extra pillows, definitely makes it easier for me to sit up in bed.

Are you a TJ Maxx fan?

Yes, I'm Excited About "Foyle's War" Returning To PBS!

Watch Foyle's War Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.



If you're a "Foyle's War" fan I may be sharing news you've already heard. "Foyle's War" is returning to PBS on September 15, Sunday with 3 new episodes, The Eternity Ring (Sept. 15), The Cage (Sept. 22) and Sunflower (Sept. 29)

The series begins with Christopher Foyle returning from America, the Cold War is gripping the country and he's asked to join MI5. A fan favorite, Sam, is now married to a Labour politician.

I just love a good mystery, don't you?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ August 26, 2013

It's raining in Las Vegas today. And it looks like we're going to be having rain this entire week! Another positive: temperatures are dropping! Whee!

Come join me at Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan MOndays!

beef roast, au jus, roasted potatoes, salad



Pioneer Woman meatloaf, steamed green beans



chicken and rice, salad



supreme pizza

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy 1/2 Hour Friday, August 23, 2013



I returned for another round of News Quiz, during Happy 1/2 Hour, on HuffPostLive last Friday.

I had some serious competition from the community, John Turner and Andreja Wilson. They really made me work for my win.

Afterwards, Nancy Redd and Alyona Minkovski, HuffPostLive hosts, interview Vine Stars from Owl Pump Yard. And round out the week with celeb Instagrams and our fun reel.

Jumping Tandem Sunday: Let's Live Together in Unity!



How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 NIV

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sunday.

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