Platelets only last for five days. The need for donors is high. Plasma can be collected at the same time as platelets.
These blood components are used to treat accident victims, organ and marrow transplant recipients, cancer and heart surgery patients and those with blood-related diseases like sickle cell anemia.
What can you do while you are hooked up to the machine? I always watch a movie. This time I watched Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman. No long lines, no talking audience, no rustling treat bags, no slurping, and no big ticket price.
This little brewery is right in my neighborhood. Yummy beer and friendly atmosphere. A place I can take my sketchbook to draw and feel safe if I go alone. Doggies are welcome but I can’t decide which of my boys to take, they are all stinkers and would pester the other customers for attention and treats.
Here is the deal:
Of course I purchased my membership, I am number 56 (born in 1956).
They have pinball, skee ball and a whole bunch of games for kids. Bring your own food. Check out bingo night, trivia night or one of their other crazy nights.
Most clothing items are 25 to 50 cents. Swings, Strollers, bassinets, bouncers, crib and crib mattresses and other big ticket items are $5-20. Tables organized by clothing size and gender for you to shop!
Come support Casa de la Esperanza and get steal deals for your children’s needs.
Arvada Christian Church, 8010 W.62nd Ave. Arvada, CO (East of Carr and west of Olde Wadsworth on south side of 62nd Ave. – stair access only. No play room available.)
Hi! Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post, this week’s extreme dog treats.
Pork skin rolls, freshly ground grass fed beef bone and marrow, Begging Brews gourmet spent beer grain dog treats.
The beef bone and marrow is from Western DaughtersButcher Shop. This shop provides local beef, pork, and poultry. All suppliers raise their animals in humane and healthy conditions. All parts of the animals are available and used in products with little or no waste. (Mom said she get us some chicken feet soon.)
Joined some interesting people to sit and knit in public in Olde Town Arvada square. Sitting in the shade of huge trees and the light breeze made it very pleasant.
Made some great new friends who pick a different charity to knit for every few months.
and this guy?
getting ready for Beatles Night. Several bands will be playing Beatles music in the square. Free family fun. He was painting the circles for a game called Twister from that era. Green, orange and blue dots to follow. This guy was thin and wirey, he’s going to be great at the game!
Zeb told me about a cool book sale by the Jefferson County Library this weekend. On the last day of the sale, today, it was six dollars for a big bag of books.
Some of the money they earn is used for children’s literacy. I believe children need books for their imaginations and confidence to grow.
Here are some books I picked up today and will donate to a local community free shop. Yay books for children!
I also love to rescue cook books and donate them to the neighborhood little free library. I love to read the recipes before I donate the books. I never seem to cook anything out of the books but this one has recipes for pets and humans:
For sure I’m gonna make the deviled eggs that is suitable for dogs and their humans.
This International recipe book has a recipe for sesame crusted salmon with orange miso sauce. Yikes! And a Mojito where I can use those mint leaves growing in my yard. Or the soy ginger beef and noodle salad with peanut dressing? How does that sound for a yummy refreshing summer dinner? And a simple dessert, balsamic strawberries with whipped Mascarpone cheese. Ha I don’t know what Mascarpone cheese is, I guess I’m saved from that recipe!
OK I guess I’m gonna have to brain storm with my friend Jane, who doesn’t even wilt at the thought of cooking for over 100 people. Once she sees the salmon recipe I’ll have her hooked. She will instantly radically change the recipes, making them her own with only a hint of the original recipe ( and better than the original recipe ). Plus she will include handy tips. And I’ll be able to share Jane’s recipes without breaking any copy right rules!
You are likely to find me in one of two places on Memorial Day. Either way I will be honoring my father and his service to his country in the United States Military during World War II.
Sam Y. Matsumoto
In odd number years you will find me at the Nisei War Memorial at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado singing with the choir for the annual Memorial Day service.
The Memorial is engraved with the names of Japanese American Nisei veterans from the Rocky Mountain region who served in the United States Armed Forces and who are now at rest.
In even number years you will find me at the Bolder Boulder, an annual Memorial Day 10K honoring United States military. This is a run, jog or walk race.
About 50,000 people participate every year.
The race finishes in Folsum Field in Boulder, Colorado. As you complete the race you enter the stadium where those who completed the race before you and other supporters cheer you over the finish line!
Many participants wear a bib on their back with the name of the person they want to honor.
Next year is the 40th anniversary. Yes, I have been running since the beginning but those 40 year old race t-shirts are long gone.
I am grateful for my country and the freedoms granted to its citizens which are protected by brave men and women like my dad.