Today, I am doing absolutely nothing, but relaxing. I sound like a baby, but yesterday was a 12 hour day. It was my first 12 hour day in a while. I woke up around 9am, and made pumpkin coffee. Then Drew went to the gym. I got a shower, and put a load of laundry in. My knees were killing me. I wore my Converse all day yesterday and my knees were not happy. I have been putting ice on them off and on all day. I need more Motrin before bed tonight.

For lunch, I ate a little more Chinese food, that I had for diner last night. I have been watching Halloween. Halloween is on AMC Fearfest and it has been playing all day. I am loving every moment of it.

However,I do need to get some homework done, but I am thinking I will work on that tomorrow. I am off from CMU tomorrow. I have a nail appt at 1pm, then home to work on some homework before class tomorrow night. I wish I could take off on Tuesday, but I. have a meeting. I need to go to get some data for a presentation due at the end of the month for a group project. It will be a short week.

Today, is my day for me! 🙂


Scotty Saturday

Today, was the big day, Scotty Saturday! In the morning, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts to get the students donuts, who were volunteering at the Chili Cookoff. Drew helped me carry the donuts and the coffee into the gym, then he left. He was going to come back later in the day to check out the afternoon activities.IMG_2628.jpeg

One of the student organizations that I help advise put together the Chili Cookout event. It is an annual Activities Board event. The mugs that the students ordered are so cute!

My parents came to the cook off and where able to get a mug. They tried all the various kinds of chili.  My dad likes a more meaty type of chili, that isn’t so spicy. I was glad my parents were there and were able to get a mug. I showed them around CMU for a bit, then they left.

After the chili cook off, I had to go meet Sorgel’s at the loading dock to sign off on the donuts, apple cider, and pumpkins.
Then I get ready for the market place.  I went to go set up the tables, but I couldn’t carry the tables by myself. Thankfully, AB tech could help. They helped me set up the tables in time for the student orgs to arrive. I reported to the office for a volunteer meeting. Andrew said, Okay you need to get the tables set up for the orgs. I set they are already up.  I just need to get the table numbers on them. He said, “oh wow, okay. We have a student volunteer to help you, but since you already did it. That is okay too.” I said, “oh okay.” I smiled and I gave the student worker that was a signed to me another task to help me with. We set up the waiver table for the inflatables. Another student bought out the waivers for me for the students to sign off on, and then I grabbed some more pens for the students to sign their name on the waiver.

Once I noticed the orgs, setting up at the tables in the marketplace, I stopped by the tables and introduced myself. I made sure everything was set up and everyone was at the right table. Then I had to grab Ballard passes for the food trucks, and had them to person operating the trucks.

Then I reported to the merchandise table, where we sold merchandise for Scotty Saturday; hats and t-shirts. The hats and the t-shirts were $5 dollars each. We sold out of the hats in an hour. We had a ton of t-shirts left over. The sweatshirts sold out in an hour, as well. The sweatshirts were at a different table. Next year, more hats! Drew arrived while I was still at the merchandise table. He helped find me the various sizes. I was glad to see him.

After the merchandise table, Andrew and I helped break down the tables, and then we were done for the day! On the way home, we stopped at Little Tokyo to get Chinese food for dinner. It was such a long day, but it was a good first Scotty Saturday!

Catching Up

After CMU, I went to RMU to meet with John around 3pm. We talked about the Meet the Colonials event, and how I am to be stage manager, and where I will be stationed for the event. It is one of my favorite events to assist with.  We also had a quick meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students and she approved the commuter student program proposal. We are set with a date, time, and location. I need to reach out to other people in the University to see who can collaborate and talk about the services that RMU has for commuter students. I also asked my best friend Anthony to come speak. He was super involved as a commuter student, where I was not. I didn’t get involved until it was my second to last semester and then it was too late. If I didn’t get involved, I wouldn’t have met Anthony. 🙂 John and I set up our next meeting for next Friday after the MTC event.

After my meeting with John, I stopped at the store and picked up a small box of Blackbox Pinot Noir wine. I wanted to treat myself after the event on Saturday. Drew also wanted a case of Truly.

Then I went home to my husband, and started to cook dinner as he finished up working.

After dinner, we went to the mall to get out for bit. We bought two candles at Bath and Body works, and then to Spirit Halloween. IMG_2627 I make sure to donate every year.

Plus you get these really cute bracelets.  I have a little collection of them. I think it is a good cause for a halloween lover like me.

Off Day

This morning, I just felt so lethargic from the start. I made some coffee for the trip in, but it didn’t seem be enough.

When I arrived at CMU, I was just off. We have a big event on Saturday and everyone is crazy busy. I am in charge of the marketplace and setting table numbers for student orgs. We have about 22 tables, so far. I am excited for the event. It’s going to be a long day.

After work, I went home and changed. I took a nap on the couch for an hour. Then I made dinner. After dinner, I finished watching the end of 3 from Hell. I love Rob Zombie’s movies. They are so messed up, but I can appreciate the creativity. It is a horror cult movie.

After the movie was over, I ate dinner and then went to open the living room window. The blinds came down and hit my head. I was so annoyed. I called Drew and he came home. I felt bad he was leaving class early, but my head was really tender and I have no clue how to put the blinds back up.

When Drew came home, I was feeling better and he put the blinds back up. We watched some South Park and went to bed. It was just an off day.

A Break in the Day

Mondays, after CMU I typically have to go to the Petersen Events Center and advise the baseball players, and help them plan their schoolwork. However, I did not have to go today, so my parents picked me up and took me to dinner at Hanlon’s cafe.

When we arrived at Hanlon’s, I ordered a BLT. I was in the mood for something simple. I love hanging out with my parents.

After lunch, I went back to my parents. My dad gifted me this necklace today.
72609206_10157695887344712_7418136873630957568_nIt is hard to see in the picture, but the text reads To my Daughter. You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think. And so much more than you know. Love, Dad”

I love it. Thank you daddy for this beautiful necklace and it will serve as a reminder for me. I love you! 

My dad took me back to Pitt’s campus in time for my night class. I had such a blessed day. I am one grateful girl.



on Sunday, my mom and I went to the movies to see Judy. I thought it was so good. Renee Zellwegger gave me an idea of what Judy looked like back then before she passed. I think she did an amazing job. Judy seemed to be a complex person. I loved the Wizard of Oz when I was a child.

At one point in the movie, she sang Somewhere over the Rainbow, and the audience joined in. I love that song. It brings back such wonderful memories from my childhood, and my grandmother on my dad’s side. I used to watch the Wizard of Oz over and over again.


Haunted Mini Golf 2019

This morning, I had a hair appt at 9am. I was so excited for this one. I wanted to go darker. I am ready to get my fall hair. I still wanted to be blonde, but I was going for mostly dark.

When I arrived, Misty got started on my hair. I love my Saturdays with Misty.  She and I got caught on all the latest that is happening in our lives and at the shop.

Before I left, I made my next 6 week appointment which will be 11/16. I can’t believe it, November!

After my hair appt, I went to Walmart, and got some groceries for dinner. I was in the mood to bake, so I picked up a box of spice cake mix and cream cheese icing.

When I got home, I baked the cake, and made some buffalo chicken dip for the game later. Then I made dinner. We were both hungry. I made a keto hamburger casserole. It was so good!

After dinner, I cleaned up the kitchen, iced the cake, and then we got ready to go to the Windmill for Haunted Mini Golf. We do this every year. I looked back on our old pictures. We have been doing this since 2014. When we go, I get my annual Michael Myers picture.

When we got home, we turned on the Pitt game. They were away in North Carolina. Right before the start of the 4th quarter, I went to bed. I was hopeful they would win.

When Drew came to bed, he said, Pitt won! I was so glad turn on those victory lights!

Heading Home

After CMU today, I went back to my parents and got packed up. I laid on my old bed with my dogs for a minute. I was so tired. I feel asleep for a second and got some last minute cuddles in before I said goodbye to my mom and left for Leanne’s.

When I arrived at Leanne’s, she was in Maci’s room, they were watching Fuller House. I hung out with them until Patrice came over with her two kids, then we left the bedroom, so Maci could play with her friends.

Leanne, Patrice, and I all hung out in the living room and chatted. Dan, Leanne’s husband came home from work, and joined in our conversation. It was good to spend time with them. I ate dinner with Dan, Leanne, and Maci then went home. I was anxious to come home to my husband.

When I arrived home, the house was empty. He was still at the gym, so I got changed and sat outside on the back porch.  I could really feel the seasonal change. The wind is picking up and fall is on the way. I love this time of year, but it is a little creepy how quickly it seems to be happening over night it is going to drop and Friday will be in the 60s! I love fall.

Girls Night Out

Wednesday, I was on my way to my nail appt, but my friend Leanne’s grandmother passed away. I had someone else do my nails at the shop. They are not shaped like how Leanne would shape them, but they will have to do until my next appt. I felt bad for Leanne. While I was at the shop, I got up and helped with the tanners. Leanne’s mom is like my second mother. I have been friends with Leanne for 15 years and I am there for her and her family the best I can be.

After my nail appt, I went to my parents and picked up my mom. We were going to eat at Mad Mex. My mom has never been there before, so I was glad to take her for her first time.

When we arrived, we had to wait 15 minutes for a table. They didn’t look too busy, just didn’t have enough wait staff. I ordered a burrito and planned on taking half of it home. We order chips and salsa, because that is a staple at a Mexican restaurant. I wasn’t a huge fan of my experience there that night. I think Mad Mex is better if you are at the bar.

When we arrived back to my parents, I laid on the couch with my dogs for a bit. It was good to see them. After awhile, I went upstairs to get a shower and head to bed. I had to be up early for CMU tomorrow.

Downton Abbey Movie

This evening, I finally saw the Downton Abbey movie! It was everything and more! I loved the story, and the plot. I mis this show so much. I will admit I cried at the end. There will never be another show like it. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I love lady grantham’s zingers. I highly recommend the movie!

Spoiler Alert! 

  • I liked how the whole Irish and English conflict was portrayed
  • Thankfully, George Clooney was not in the movie (he doesn’t need to be in Downton Abbey)
  • Lady Mary is still freaking out about whether or not it is best financially to run Downton
  • Lady Edith will win you over if she hasn’t already!
  • Old Lady Grantham tries to reassure Mary that she has to take over Downton and continue to keep Downton running, because she won’t be alive much longer. I cried I just cried. It was a passing the torch kind of moment. A nod to the newer generation!

The list goes on and on. I may have to watch see it again. I am just so in love!