It was a short school/clinic week, which was greatly needed.
Every trimester has a point where everything seems to pile up
whether its school, patients, work, or summer travel. This week
that point was reached, so having Thursday and Friday off for the
Homecoming celebration in Lombard was great.
On Wednesday, Student Clinic interns took a field trip to Standard
Process in Palmyra, Wisconsin; I'm pretty sure it was my first
field trip since high school. Standard Process is a supplement
company that prides itself on high quality products that are sold
through health care professionals. The trip includ0ed a tour of the
manufacturing facility, the certified organic farm, and several
lectures from employees and doctors on staff there.
Standard Process' mission statement includes a dedication to
- Whole Person by fostering the physical, emotional,
intellectual, and spiritual health of its customers and
- Whole Product by emphasizing the importance of concentrated
whole foods and herbs in its product line;
- Whole Process by ensuring the highest quality in every state of
development from farming through shipping;
- Whole Planet by utilizing environmentally safe farming,
manufacturing, and business practices; and
- Whole Posterity by preserving and strengthening the company for
all future generations.
My week concluded with a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, to visit my
partner's family. We arrived Thursday evening and had a late dinner
of homemade lasagna and chocolate cake. My partner's mother
recently redid her kitchen, living room, and added a deck onto her
house. So, Friday consisted of lots of shopping for furniture,
décor, and paint colors to finish the project.
On Saturday, we went to downtown Cincinnati for dinner and
drinks, and I have to tell you, I was really impressed. The
downtown is really beautiful and consists of many different
"areas," each with their separate vibe. We spent most of the
evening in the "Banks" area, which is new development right along
the Ohio River. For the most part, it was a really relaxing weekend
with the majority of it being spent lounging on his mother's
beautiful new deck.