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John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... Our last school day started with a pelota tournament. Last year the big sport on campus was basketball. Somehow this year the shift was made to playing baseball. It's hard for me to believe because these kids seem like they've been playing since they've been walking. They are very skilled, and their natural fitness with the ball is amazing to watch. So of the rules in the playing field were different than what were used to: we play on the basketball court, bases are a pile ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... organize a taxi to bus stop and paid for it. Geesh. Lucky! Now the busing starts!!!! 34 degrees and landing!!! 50 min to go. Met nice couple on plane who will help me get to the bus station :) Made it to Kelowna. Flights upgraded. Free luggage. Oh ya! Beer in hand. Day before I'm leaving. Stuffing every crevasse with whatever will fit. Long 2 travels days with a lot of heavy belongings! One more sleep . . ...
... health insurance to workers of all professions, so it helps people be seen at the better hospital and pay less as well.
Currently, the government has not payed the heatlh care workers (due to improper dispersement) and a couple of days the public hospital, Cabral, was closed. due to the health care workers being on strike.
After the Emergency Department, we went to check out the ICU, the NICU, the OB/GYN floor and the surgery departments and the new ...
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