I can't believe it's January 2, 2009. The real test for all of us will be writing checks - I'm still writing 2007 on my checks right now... I will have to remedy that!
It's 50 degrees out there this morning. Warm and balmy for winter in Idaho! Larry says this is the calm before the storm - more COLD weather is expected this weekend and next week. So enjoy the mild temperatures today while you can.
There were close to 40 DUI arrests in the Treasure Valley on New Year's Eve. We knew it would be a high number - 2008 was a banner year for drunk driving arrests. Pretty sad. Police can't really say why...
Also, the tragic story of the little girl who died of hypothermia on Christmas continues to develop. What happened to 11 year old Sage Aragon is even making national news headlines. I saw it on CNN Headline News... it was a big topic of debate - with people calling in with opinions on what happened and who is to blame.
We've learned Sage's uncle is also being charged for 2nd degree murder in her death. He'll be in court today. Her father, Robert Aragon - has already been charged. He was released from jail to pay his respects at her memorial. What do you think about that? People have mixed feelings on it.
Here's a recap of what happened - Sage and her brother were with their father and uncle when their truck broke down in a snow storm. They were then allowed to walk to their mother's house - a 10 mile trip in the snow - and they never made it. Police say the Dad didn't follow up to make sure the kids were okay. Sage was found dead the next day in the snow, her brother somehow survived at a rest area. You can read more about this heart wrenching story on KTVB.com's home page.
Some good, heartwarming news for you now... The first babies of the New Year at St. Alphonsus - were twin girls! How sweet is that? Here's a pic!
Congratulations to the Bour family of Meridian. What a way to start out 2009!
At my house, New Year's Day was all about football and prime rib. The VERY kind butcher at Albertsons on Fairview and Cole was kind enough to give me his "Family Recipe" - and being a novice at this cooking thing - I certainly needed it! It turned out great, thanks to him - and my husband was in heaven. I've already shared the recipe with half our morning crew. They are all thinking "Geez, if Maggie (of all people) can do this, so can we!" Isn't that the truth! :)
Have a great weekend...