Giving Gratitude to Operating Room Nurses

Simply said, with a Doctor for a parent, nurses gained a great deal of respect from our family.  Operating Room nurses are a focused, disciplined group that basically perform as a team with the surgeon(s) and other nurses to provide the absolute safest, most efficient environment for one patient at a time. And sometimes, it can be under some pretty crazy situations.  We found this article about 2 different types of OR nurses – at a surgery clinic in a small town and the other, part of a traveling surgical team. This will give you a little more insight on what it really is like to work side-by-side other medical professionals in what can be a very stressful environment. I want to personally thank all of the wonderful OR nurses helping to keep us safe during surgery.



Happy Birthday USMC

USMC DAY – The most adaptable branch of the military protecting us from the mountains to the shores, we say Happy Birthday to you today!! You are turning 241, and have never looked better. We thank you for your continued support of Americans year after year, keeping us safe.

I found an article from two years ago, the information is still relevant, so if you are interested in additional facts please click here

A side note, Marines also get to drive some of the coolest vehicles, if you are interested in learning more about their defense vehicles then please click here



King Tut, A Man Deserving of His Own Day

It was on this day in 1922 that steps were discovered leading to a tomb that held a teen. It was learned later that the tomb belonged to King Tut, who had died by 19, after beginning his reign at age 9. Why are we so fascinated with this ruler, was it his age, the riches he was buried with, or perhaps the mystery of his death itself.

After reading quite a bit on him, there really is not a good answer. Many women liked  the looks of his snakes, and gold, and there was a movement in the 70’s surrounding that. Or we can look to the Bangles in the 80’s with, “Walk Like An Egyptian”. There have been several pop culture references, and a lot of conspiracies surrounding King Tutankhamen (better known as King Tut). Especially surrounding his death, since at one point it looked to be murder, but now they are thinking he died from an infection in his leg. All very intriguing.

I have had the privilege of seeing the museum display when it was in San Francisco, and I will say, if you have not had  the opportunity, make time the next time it is in your area. The artifacts are thousands of years old, and the condition, the detailing, it is, for lack of a better  word, amazing.

Here is a little biography on King Tut, just something short, that will either spark your interest and make you want to look into him more, or satisfy your thoughts. Either way, it truly is a remarkable part of history, and I can understand why he has a day dedicated to him.

World Vegan Day

Nov 1 – National Vegan Day – Here’s a great rundown from Claire Dicarlo, “Compassion & Comedy” blogger – where she identifies, “The 7 Different Types of Vegan Diets” from the “Junk Food Vegan” – Oreos are vegan?!! to “The Starch Solution Vegan” – large orders of potatoes please. You might be surprised what you can actually eat on a Vegan diet, check out the article, and leave us a comment letting us know what you like to eat.