Summer's in full swing (and I'm still catching up on all your blogs) and most of my fellow Americans will be enjoying sun and fun as our Independence Day is right around the corner. I'm off to the beach today and will be spending some time with family over the next week.
I'll be back to post for Insecure Writers Support Group on Tuesday, but just wanted to take a quick opportunity to remind you all of something very important this summer in and around the water:
Well, you don't have to worry about that unless you're scuba diving off the coast of South Africa.
And this isn't likely to happen unless you're on hallucinogenic drugs.
BUT! (and on a much more serious note....)
Pediatric drownings are a huge concern, especially this time of year, and especially on holidays. Trust me, I know. My hubby is a firefighter on Florida's coast. He sees it ALL the time--far more often than he'd like. It's a tough tough scenario to be on a scene where a toddler or child has drowned and the family is beside themselves with panic and grief. All because they were sidetracked with guests and fun and thought someone else was paying attention.
Not trying to preach here, just hoping to remind my bloggie friends that if you're around water and there are children, PLEASE make sure someone is a designated watcher at ALL times. This goes for locking sliding glass doors and sealing doggie doors as well. It can happen so fast. And during the holidays is when it happens the MOST. It's so easy to assume someone else is watching.
Even if you don't have small children, if you're in the vicinity of small children around water, please take the time to make sure there's a designated watcher. You know the old saying about an ounce of prevention??? Yep, live it.
Okay, off my rant. Just want you all to be safe. It happens more than you'd ever want to know and it's always a horrible tragedy to everyone involved.
On a more positive note, it's the weekend! Yay! And it's finally stopped raining here after Tropical Storm Debby wreaked her havoc. If you're in Colorado, blessings and prayers for you. Where ever you may be, have a wonderful and safe weekend.
What's about you? Any news to share? You know I love to hear all about it, so spill it!! :)