The Holiday season is upon us. I would like to wish you are a fantastic Holiday Season. This has been a trying year for me. I still have a partially paralyzed tongue. Thanks to my friend Steve (haleoboy) I am swallowing much better. His tips were spot on.
My sister and I got a puppy in March. Riley is now 50 lbs and is a sweetheart. He is loved to death and loves snuggling and giving hugs. Somehow he got spoiled rotten. We put him outside or in his harness with his leash. Akita's are not friendly when it comes to outsiders and he won't let anyone in the house if he isn't on his leash or outside.
I have been busy with the Police Department. Our Police Commissioner is bringing changes and all 9 of the Community Relations are playing a role. I worked with another President and together we devised a plan to help officers become more effective when it comes to patrolling our streets. At a dinner meeting with the Mayor, I was explaining it when the Commissioner walked in. He loved it an it has now been finalized. We are waiting to have him sign off on it and we present it to all of the top people in the department and we can implement the plan. We have 4 districts who will get to be the pilot areas. If we are successful, the plan with be implemented city wide and become a part of the training at the Police Academy. We are now working on designing a three part class that will be taught at the Police Academy and we are excited about that.
Some kind of way I have become the media darling and I don't like that. I have been interviewed 3 times by the newspaper and was interviewed by one of the TV Stations yesterday. I was asked to participate in a panel discussion for an online news program. Worse mess I have ever seen.
We can all do what we want in life. During the next two weeks, focus on spending time with family and friends. It isn't whats on the table that is important, it is the people sitting at the table who are. Tomorrow isn't promise to any of us. Put aside anger, resentment, mend fences. You never know if this will be the last time someone is at the table with you.
I gave the community the following safety tips for the holiday.
-Check light sockets for Christmas trees an holiday displays. If they are hot, unplug them immediately.
-Leave lights on so you won't return to a dark house
-If you find open doors or windows when you return home, do not enter, call 911 immediately.
-Rip up boxes for TV's, tablets, phones, or other electronics and an expensive purchases and put them in dark green garbage bags. Sitting the box out for pick up by the garbage collectors lets everyone know what is in your house even if it was a gift someone took with them and left the box behind.
-Many of us love candles. Put them where they will not get knocked over, are near sofa's, chairs or draperies and make sure they are all out before going to bed or leaving the house. I only use candles in heavy jars.
Finally, enjoy the Holidays, stay safe, healthy and happy. Peace and love to all.
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