Let’s Have A Catch Up!

Well thank you, Mona, for the kick in the butt to write a blog πŸ™‚

Where to start? The radio show I talked about in my last blog was so much fun! I had nausea all day that day, for nothing! The hosts made me feel like we were sitting in a comfy den, chatting over coffee. If you missed it you can click here: Sandi on Maternally Yours radio

The first weekend in September I traveled to our nation’s capital to visit my friend Rana, her husband Mohammed and their son Azooz. They were here visiting from Abu Dhabi. So wonderful seeing Rana. She is like a sister to me and I cherish our friendship!

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I can’t believe how big Azooz has gotten!

On Monday morning my dear friend Danielle came visiting!

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We had a wonderful breakfast with Rana and then she dropped us off…

We visited The Mall, the Lincoln Memorial at one end, and the new Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial. We even saw President Obama when his helicopter flew just above our heads at the MLK Memorial.

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Oh, and this happened first thing Monday morning! I didn’t let it prevent me from walking all over DC!

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I just did this…

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And continued on.

On Tuesday I spent about 5 hours walking around Arlington National Cemetery. What an amazing experience.

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The servicemen and women in this section were born in the 80’s and 90’s very sobering. I found myself whispering, “thank you”, over and over.

Then it was time to fly home. Wednesday morning I drove to work and then went to my chiropractor Ian Schtulman’s office for an X-ray. Diagnosis… Fractured 5th metatarsal. That’s a fancy word for broken foot. So I am now wearing this gorgeous fashion accessory…

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That night was girls night out… Nothing like hanging with the girlies! I met some new friends who are just as awesome as the old gang!

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Friday brought me to the International Institute for Health Care Professionals where I have the honor to teach student midwives. I have to say its the highlight of my week… Here are some of my girls at lunch with me…

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Saturday I was suppose to run the 9/11 Heroes Run, but broken foot wouldn’t allow me. So I got up early to support my friends who were running it and took pics!

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Saturday night was my friend Lorie’s 50th birthday party… It was a wear all white party, which I thought was an awesome concept… Then I found out why…

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Yes, that’s me, all did up!

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I was spared the color fun due to my broken foot πŸ˜€

Sunday morning spent with family at Life Church Jensen Beach… The part of the week I really look forward to! I stopped for a sunrise coffee…

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Sunday afternoon spent having a BBQ with my friends Ed and Elizabeth… Watched my Dolphins win their season opener and the Serena win the US Open… Phone call from midwife colleague Tammy to GO NOW to an address she texted me… She had three births going at the same time! What an honor to assist one of my former assistants and be present at beautiful beginnings…
This is me charting on the electronic medical record on my iPhone (technology rocks!!) and assisting the baby with breastfeeding at the same time πŸ™‚

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At midnight the birth workers, having been present at 5 births total this beautiful Sunday, gathered at the Irish pub for libations and to exchange birth stories… I love these beautiful women!

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Poured down the rain on the 70 mile commute on Monday morning. Cranky from the rain or lack of sleep? Nope… Thankful for the busyness of my life and for the rain to nourish my space here on Earth. I was rewarded with this, just as I pulled into work…

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Busy, busy week working all my jobs… Monday & Wednesday the Birth House, Tuesday & Thursday SLB Billing (my midwife billing service), also did a ton of paperwork to help a sister midwife get caught up. Thursday night, Life Groups (another highlight of my week), Friday teaching in Boca at the midwife college.

Wednesday, September 11 was my baby Tiffany’s 28th birthday. We also buried my Uncle Russell at the So. Florida Veteran’s Memorial Park. Uncle Russ was my mom’s little brother and Tiffany’s Godfather. He will be missed. He was quite the jokester!

And then off on another travel adventure to catch a baby in the Virgin Islands…

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I missed baggage check in by TWO MINUTES, so had to change flight to 8 hours later… Not a big deal. Had a yummy breakfast…

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And hung out in the Admirals Lounge for the day. Even got to watch my Dolphins win the 2nd game of the season! I “checked-in” on Four Square from the Admirals Lounge and American Airlines TWEETED about me on their Twitter account… How cool is that???

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Ill post an update from St. John in a couple of days… Need to make breakfast and get ready for the beach πŸ™‚ Here’s a couple teaser photos…

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Sunset

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View from the flat I’m staying in.

I hope everyone is having an amazing September!

Ciao!

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18 thoughts on “Let’s Have A Catch Up!

  1. You look amazing all done up! (not that you don’t look amazing not done up!)

    I am sorry to hear about your foot but glad to hear that it doesn’t seem to be getting in your way of living at all!

    • Thanks, Susan. I get done up a couple of times a year. I liken it to dress up as a little girl πŸ™‚
      The thing I miss the most is running and not being able to hike here in the Virgin Islands.

  2. You clean up real good πŸ™‚ Wow, what a whirlwind. No wonder why you haven’t been writing much!
    Sounds like you’re having a grand time, though!
    Keep living, girl. I would’ve had the same reaction at the cemetery, by the way.

  3. I was just thinking about you and wondering what was up and then – Bam – there it is! Thank you for the update. It’s dizzying but you seem to be enjoying it.

    sorry about your foot, I’ve broken the same bone and it was a pain in the _ _ _ for a while … hopefully it mends well and completely.

    You are one beautiful lady!
    MJ

    • Thanks, MJ… It is definitely a pain in the butt!!! It seems to be mending… no acute pain anymore, every once in a while it “aches” or spasms… I have you in my prayers and on my heart this week! xoxo

      • Thank you – the prayers are most welcome. It’s going to be a long few days. The food was well received.

        Take it easy on the foot so it mends properly – I know it’s tempting to keep at it … mine still aches sometimes when the weather changes but, mostly, it’s good to go πŸ™‚ Thanks!! MJ

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