Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Words of Wisdom" From Room 209

So, if you havent guessed it by now, I'm a Podiatrist! Among other things, I go into nursing homes and give "Medically Necessary" Foot and Ankle care to the Residents. One morning, a couple of weeks ago, I walked into room 209. The Resident was looking out of the window (with sad eyes). I cant have "Sad Eyes" on my watch so I took perky up a notch (I usually do so that they will feel that its a "Treat" to see me and not "ugh...another Doctor") I tell her that TODAY IS PAMPER DAY! As I raise her bed I tell her "3rd floor : Lingerie" That usually gets a smile out of the women AND MEN! *wink wink* Today was NO EXCEPTION! She looked at me and smiled (Beautiful ice blue eyes). She was very talkative. After asking me a heap of personal questions (I am open with my patients because often times, I'm the only person they have to talk to) She began to give me her "Words Of Wisdom" I listened intently! It struck a cord inside of me because I am guilty of doing some of the things she warned me not to do! She told me to "Carpe Diem" "Seize The Day" She said "Don't wait until you have enough money to see the world! Once you're financially able, you may not be able to move your legs!" She gave a few other examples, But the point was made! I stayed in her room a little longer than I usually do, because she needed to share and I needed to be there for her! Once she finished, I promised her 2 things. That I would stop by from time to time just to say hello and that I would SEIZE THE DAY!! (I KEEP MY PROMISES) ;-)

So, once I left, I started thinking about some of the things that I put off...I will get a tattoo once I hit my goal weight (Luke, you BETTER NOT tell Mom & Dad!)I will visit the Islands as soon as I can wear a bikini (Just kidding! I'm confident, NOT CRAZY!! LOL) Etc....Well No more!!! I'M DOING IT TODAY!! That sweet little lady, with the Beautiful Blue Eyes, had no idea of the impact she had on me that day! Thank You Little Miss Rm 209!

Later that week I got this fortune in a cookie:

So this past weekend, I took a MUCH NEEDED Romantic Getaway! We went to Orlando! I've decided that I am going to take more vacation time!! I must smell a rose or two!! We went to see Cirque Du Soleil's La Nouba!! It was AMAZING!!! I've seen it 4 times! Its always wonderful to see it thru "New Eyes"! So when you.....YES YOU, come to visit me in Florida, I will take you!! (Remember, I keep my promises)

My 2 kids (Precious and Pretty) wanted to say hello to my Friends here in this wonderful Blogashere!! They are enjoying my New motto of "Carpe Diem"! When I go, they go!!! But not on the @fabfatties Cruise this January!! They will stay with Mimi and Pop Pop (that's what my brothers kids call my parent) ;-)

One other thing I put off for way too long was going back to Disney World's Magic Kingdom!! I loved it as a kid BUT I figured all the rides were made for "Smaller People" BOY was I wrong!!! @monaylexi took me with her family (kicking and screaming inside for fear that I wouldn't fit on the rides) I didn't tell her that, though! Let me just tell you....KUDOS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!! There was so much room on EVERY RIDE!!!! I truly had the most MAGICAL DAY EVER!!!!! The evening was capped of with a Beautiful Fireworks Display in front of the castle!! Purple is my Favorite Color so when the castle turned purple, I had to take the shot!! I took this with my Blackberry camera phone!

SEIZE THE DAY! My Friends...."Carpe Diem"


  1. Excellent!
    "When the student is ready, the teacher arrives; when the teacher is ready, the student arrives."

  2. you had me laughing, crying and yelling yes!

    I love you Monique & so hope to meet you someday!

    YOU are my hero!

  3. I am so glad you took the time to REALLY listen to that older lady. I mean...they have SO much GOOD advice!

  4. Monique, it sounds like you had a great trip to Disneyworld. (I love that place!) Carpe Diem Lady! And give Precious and Pretty a kiss for me. :)

  5. Oh, how I love you! You lift my spirits and make me smile - how did I ever get along with out you??

  6. How do you do it?? How are you always so positive and energetic and knowing what everyone needs to hear? Thanks for being you and for sharing yourself so openly!

  7. Oh My gosh! That post made me teary! Orlando is my favorite place in the world (esp wdw!) I'm so glad you had that experience and your fur babies? Absolutely adorable!

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