Hi friends. I hope you are having a great week!
I recently dropped off one of my side contract jobs so that has left me with a lot more free time, both with my mental energy and within my schedule. I am also entering the slow season with my private practice, which I have been expecting and embracing this week!
Earlier this week I worked on a new marketing project trying to connect with my local physicians for referrals. I also did some planning for my podcast and connected with a few local businesses. I’m introverted so it’s hard to put myself out there, but I love thinking about all of the possibilities for helping women live healthier lives.
On Wednesday morning, I dropped our leftover Halloween candy off at the Ronald McDonald house. I always like to talk to clients about setting yourself up for success. For me personally, I cannot have a bag of candy in the house without eating it all day. I love candy and it’s completely OK to have some when you’re craving it, but I was doing a little more than just “having some” with the bag in the house.
The Ronald McDonald house was very grateful when I dropped it off. It made me think that I should probably be doing more things like that throughout the year.
We went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation annual fundraising gala last weekend. We had a great night and the organization raised a ton of money!
Speaking of which, I also volunteered at the Food Bank with the local dietetics association. We sorted through products and disposed of any food that had been exposed to the outside. Their #1 rule is that you are not allowed to take photos during your project (for safety reasons), so here’s the photo memory I have that that
Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me after Lily’s plan for eye surgery fell through. We’ve actually had a rough week with her since then. First we found a mass right under her tail. The pathology reports were inconclusive so we’re not sure if it’s bad or not. Then she tore her doggy ACL (CCL) and her meniscus. The only way to find out more about the mass is to remove it and biopsy it, and the only way to fix her knee is with surgery. She is 12, so there have been a lot of conversations about what is best for her and her quality of life. She is going to have a few more tests next week to try to figure out more about the mass before we make any decisions. It has just been a tough week. I also think Lily has gotten more belly rubs this week than in her entire life! I would be so grateful if you kept us in your thoughts this week! Thank you!
What’s on the agenda for this weekend? We have an appointment with a florist for wedding flowers, and our neighborhood is having a block party!