A Case of the Mondays

This morning, I was so tired. I didn’t want to go to work, but I have to. I didn’t sleep well throughout the night. I am always so restless on Sunday nights. After I got out of the shower, I put on some jeans and a top. I didn’t even do my hair. I left it wavy and crazy. It was a gym day. I don’t care today.

When we got off the bus in Downtown Pittsburgh, a girl approached me got in my face and said, “Hello, I know you. You are that girl…” I smiled and turned my head. She stood right next to me and said, “Let’s see what time we got here. Let’s see what time we got here.” Drew is standing next to me the entire time, trying not to laugh. I got on the bus and took a seat. Drew sat down next to me. He looked at me and whispered, “Did you make eye contact?” I said, “No, but it is kinda hard not to when she is right there in my face.” he laughed and so did I. He asked, “Doesn’t her voice sound like something out of a horror movie?” I said, “Oh my God it does.” He said, “I have seen her on here once before.” Why is it always me?

When we got off the bus in Oakland, she was still on the bus. I hope she isn’t one of my students. When we got to the cathedral, we went to see if the fake Starbucks was open, and it was not yet. Drew said, he was just going to grab a coffee there. I said, “Okay, I am going to the real Starbucks.” We kissed goodbye, and then off I went.

Once, I got to Starbucks, I had a free drink, so I went a little crazy. I got a Venti hot caramel macchiato, with an extra shot of espresso and an extra caramel, but fat-free milk. I was going to wake up today.

When I left Starbucks, I called my mom. We talked for a minute. I told her about that girl on the bus. She was cracking up laughing. When I got to my building, I hung up with her and then got the day started. I wasn’t sure what was on the menu for today.

As the day moved on, I was a bit busy, but not really. I had some organizing to do and small tasks, but that was it. I made myself another cup of coffee. The macchiato was good, but it didn’t wake me up. I made a blonde roast k cup and that did the trick. I am ready for the day to be over.

At lunch, I met Drew at Bellefield, and we went to the Payroll Department in Craig Hall to submit my loan forgiveness form, which they will mail back to me, once they have filled it out. I have to call studentloans.gov tomorrow and figure out why I am not in their system when I have federal student loans. Nothing is ever easy for me.

Right now, I am counting down the minutes, until 4:30pm. After work today, it is a gym day. Miles to go before I sleep, unfortunately.

Wave Pool Day

This morning, we got up and got ready to go to the pool. We were going to meet Anthony there. We arrived at 11:30am. There wasn’t a line, which was nice. We got right in. When we got our spots and laid our towels down. I was kind of concerned. I didn’t see Anthony and it was taking him a while to get here. I was hoping everything was okay. I know that he helped his mom move yesterday, but where was he?

After a while, Andrew and I got in the water and swam around. It was so cold. He picked me up and held me. Then I looked at the entrance and saw Anthony walking in. I was glad he was here! He made it! He said there was a busload of people getting dropped off and he got stuck in the line behind them.

At one point, Anthony and I were laying out, and Drew was on his towel. A bug kept coming after Anthony so he couldn’t relax. He got up and went to the towel. he said he won’t rest until he kills the bug. It was hilarious. We all went swimming, and the boys crashed into the waves and annoyed the girls it was hilarious. Andrew tackled me in the water. It was fun. We had a great day. We all are a little burned, but overall it was a good pool day.

After the pool, we said goodbye to Anthony and then went home and made dinner. It was 5pm, when we finally were getting dinner started. We had a nice healthy dinner. Drew cooked on the grill. He made a London broil and grilled zucchini. I made a salad and tomato caprese. I took care of the inside, while he grilled outside. It was nice.

After dinner, we cleaned up and I did some more laundry and took it easy.

A Day of Errands

This morning, when we woke up. We took our time and just had some coffee and breakfast. We wanted to take it slow. We had so much to do today, but we needed to wake up first. Around 11am, my parents came by and dropped off my Great Gatsby poster, that was delivered over the week. I was so glad to see it. I couldn’t wait to hang it in my office. The wall needs something on it.

When they left, we got showers and got ready to start the day. The first place we went to was Starbucks, we both got fraps. Then we went to the mall, and we got our rings cleaned, and he put down another payment for the ring that I want for my right hand. 🙂 then we went to Yankee Candle and browsed nothing exciting yet. Then we went to Victoria Secret, and I got a bra. I needed one so badly. The underwire in one of mine broke.

After the mall, we went to Ikea and got the slats for our bed. We had been wanting to get them for so long, but we just forgot about them. They are to go on top of the bed frame in a sense and give more support. Hopefully, this will make our brand new mattress a bit more firm. Ikea was packed. We both didn’t say much to each other while we were there, we were so annoyed with the number of people.

While he was in line, I went and got us 2 hot dogs for a dollar, bottled water, a drink for me, and a bag of chips for .75 cents. I figured let’s eat. We haven’t had anything since eggs in the morning. When he was done checking out, he looked annoyed at the lady in front of him. He told me she was taking forever, and there was something wrong with the register. I said, “I always pick the worse people to get behind.”

After we ate, we went to Target. We had to get Tricia and Ben a baby shower gift. We found three things on the registry, that we wanted to get them. We were walking down the aisles, and I noticed it was 400 for a breast pump! I was shocked. Drew said, Damn that is a lot of money. I said, “Maybe your insurance will cover it when it is time.” I didn’t realize how expensive they were.

After Target, we went grocery shopping, which wasn’t so bad. Then we went home, unloaded the car, and put the groceries away. Then we went out to dinner at Wings, Suds, and Spuds. It was yummy, but their prices have gone up. I know I may sound like a cheapskate in this entry. I am really not a cheapskate, but it was an expensive day. The food was good though. It had been a long time since we had been there, and it may be long before we got back.


At work, our work study’s last day was today, so Nancy brought in donuts. We had a donut party around 3:30pm. Everyone on my floor, came to my office area, and we gave Josh a card, and wished him farewell. Not everyone had a donut, but I did. I chose a light pink one with sprinkles. I shouldn’t have taken a donut. I had the rest of my ziti for lunch, but I couldn’t resist. My boss said I was the bubbliest one in the department. I even took the loudest donut. 🙂

After work, Andrew and I caught the bus, and then we went home. He said, that Zach cancelled on him for the video game conference, but he was going to go to dinner with his parents instead, they were going to the cafe. I was so bummed. I missed a cafe trip. I hate when that happens. I was jealous he got to go to the cafe. I had planned on having Anthony over, since Drew was supposed to be going to that video game thing, so I couldn’t break my plans with Anthony.

When Anthony came to our house, it was about 7:30pm, I hopped in his car, and we went to go pick up the Chinese food, and then to the wine store. He bought us boxed wine and I paid for his dinner. He got away cheap. When we got home, I got out some plates, poured the wine, and put the boxed wine in the fridge. We ate dinner, and watched Halloween. We made it through the first 15 minutes, then shut it off to bullshit, drink, and facebook live. We never make it through the whole movie, without talking and getting sidetracked.  We drank so much wine. I had probably about 7 glasses of wine, and so did he, maybe more.

When Andrew came home around 1:30am, he went to the movies with Zach to see Spiderman. I was glad he got to hang out with him, but I was happy to see him home. I was laying on the couch. A little tipsy off the wine. Anthony went home, and then we went upstairs to bed. I called my chiropractor and told him I was going to make it in tomorrow, and that I needed to cancel my appointment. All I wanted to do was sleep in for once.

Dinner with My Parents

After work, we went to dinner with my parents. We met them at Armstrong’s in Moon. I had a crazy day. It was just so busy, and I was trying to learn so much, and we had to mess with this TA/TF Allocation in the payroll spreadsheet, and then people didn’t have their signed letters in yet, and it was causing confusion. I was happy to get out of there and be on the bus. Drew was right. I just needed to get away from campus, and I would be better. Truthfully, I was much better.

At dinner, I really wanted a beer, but they don’t have a bar. I was shocked by that. Everyone has a bar! I ordered a pepsi, instead. When we sat down, my mom was asking me a bunch of questions. I said mom please it is been a really long day, let me just enjoy dinner and please don’t start. I just wasn’t in the mood for the inquisition. She had a look on her face, but I could tell she got my message loud and clear.

Dinner was so yummy. I had the baked ziti, wedding soup, and bread. I managed to eat half. I didn’t eat lunch today. I was so busy and just kind of forgot and wasn’t in the mood to eat, but damn did I eat at dinner. I took half the ziti home with me for lunch tomorrow.


Student Loan Plan

After work today, we went to the grocery store and got the ingredients to make tacos. I had to cook for one day. Tomorrow we are going to dinner with my parents. Friday, he won’t be around. He is going to some video game convention. After we got groceries, we picked up some beer. We knew this phone call with Navient was going to call for some beer.

When we got home, I put the groceries away and we cracked open a can of beer. I grabbed a tablet and a pen. Drew fired up his computer, and I called Navient. I put the phone on speaker so Drew could ask his questions if need be. I told them that I think I am ready to finally repay my loans. The woman laughed and went over our options.

First, since we both work for the University of Pittsburgh, and I have federal loans, then I qualify for the loan forgiveness plan after 10 years, since I am a public employee. Great! We have two options an IBR (Income Based Repayment plan) or a Level Standard plan. However, with the level standard plan we would be paying ourselves out of the student loan forgiveness program, so it is based to go with the IBR. When she calculated our income we were very happy with the amount we would be responsible for. We would have to make this payment for 10 years, then boom no more payments, but we would be taxed on what we were forgiven for, gotta love the government.

After our phone call with Navient, I had to call the Federal loan services department and make sure that we were in fact, public employees. Drew confirmed with them and went over the form while I made dinner. The plan was then for me to take the form to work and have Nancy sign off on it tomorrow.

Second, we had to go through studentloans.gov. and create a pin for me. I have to apply for a new IBR plan. I wrote the steps down how to do so, and what form to fill out. This could take a little while to process, so while we are going through this process. My loans are in a forbearance period, again (only until October). This will be more than enough time to get this processed and ready to be paid on. There are so many steps.  I am waiting on the government to approve my PIN before I can start the process for applying for a new IBR plan, that will allow us to pay the loans back at a certain amount for 10 years. As soon as I get the public loan form filled out. I will be able to send it away. I am so excited for these to get out of my life.

Overall Drew and I are happy with the way the phone call went with Navient and our payments are better than he expected, so I was happy about all that. Dinner was yummy.

Not Feeling It

After work today, I was so tired and not really feeling the gym. I know I needed to go, but it was going to be one of those days where I force myself. I thought about just staying home and believe me it was tempting. When we got home, I got changed and we drove separately to the gym. I had no desire to go. When I got to the gym, I did the elliptical for 30 mins, then went home. At least I did something.

When I got home, I put chicken in the oven and called Anthony. He said he was making penne pasta and garlic bread. I said, I am coming over if that is cool. He said, yea no problem. I got a shower, while the chicken was cooking, then threw on some chill clothes. After the chicken was done, I set it on the stove and turned the oven off, and went to Anthony’s.

When I arrived to Anthony’s, we had a bitch session about the Christmas in July party that he threw at work today. We talked about my job and how there is so much to learn, and how grateful I am, but I am tired. Dinner was so yummy. It felt so good to eat pasta. One of the things i had to give up, when I married Drew. He is not a pasta person, and it is probably best because I was and it is not healthy for you.

After dinner, we sat on the couch and did a Facebook Live video about random thoughts and ideas. After awhile, no one was watching, so we ended the video and took random selfies. I left Anthony’s around 9:00pm. Drew was home from the gym, when I got home. He was laying in the living room watching the show Ballers. He asked me how Anthony’s was? I said, it was fun, but I am sleepy. he said, he was tired too. I cleaned up the kitchen, and put the chicken away in the fridge, then I laid with him in the living room. After Baller’s was over, we watched All in the Family, then went to bed.

Gym Day

Today, when we woke up it didn’t look like a pool day. However the sun was shining through a bit, but it wasn’t enough. I made bacon for breakfast and we had coffee. We cleaned up a little, then got ready to go to the gym. I didn’t want to lose the day. We still had to go grocery shopping.

Once we got to the gym, we went our separate ways. I was on the elliptical talking to Clay, and he approached us and said hi to Clay and me. Then he went on the stair machine. When I finished the elliptical, I did the treadmill for 30 minutes, then did the strength training machines. Clay chatted with me while did the machines, and adjusted my seat for me if I needed it. I planned to meet Andrew in the lobby ten minutes after 2pm.

After I finished the ab machine, I felt like a I got a really good workout in. I was proud of myself. I met Drew in the lobby. When we went outside, it was muggy from the rain that just ended. We got in the car and went home.

While I was in the shower, Drew asked me if I wanted to still invite Anthony to the cookout. He said, I didn’t mean what I said last night about not wanting to hang out with him anymore. He can still come over baby. I said, awww that is very nice of you. I  will tell him it is still on and he is more than welcome to come over. He said sounds good baby.

When I got out of the shower, I texted Anthony and told him it was still on and to see him around 4pm if he still wanted to come over. He said, “Definitely I am at my mom’s right now doing laundry, but I will see you at 4pm. Drew got a shower than we went grocery shopping.

When we got back from grocery shopping, I got the groceries put away and cleaned the downstairs bathroom. It was so dirty. Then Anthony arrived, and Drew heated up the grill. Anthony sat at the kitchen table, and we chatted while I was getting things ready. While Drew was cooking, I made cupcakes. I figured we could sing Happy Birthday to him, since we never did. 😦

When dinner was ready, we had hamburger, hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips and dip. It was so yummy. Then, we sang Happy Birthday to Drew. I didn’t have any birthday candles, so I used a match, but the match went out. I tried again, and it still went out, so I just lit a lighter, and we sang to him. This was so hilarious and we documented it on Facebook Live. This was the comic relief that I needed.

After dinner, we went into the living room and watched the movie 47 meters down. Mandy Moore starred in it as the lead. I knew she was going to make it alive. She was the planned one, and the apprehensive one. Her and her friend are on a vacation to Mexico, and they decide to go scuba diving with some guys they met. Well things don’t go as planned, and they end up in a cage under water being attacked by sharks. It wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed it. Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. After the movie, Anthony left and we cleaned up and went to bed.

Last Day of Weddings

This morning, I drove to the chapel. When I arrived in Oakland, I was looking for a place to park. I wanted to park on the street instead of in the garage. I was hoping to be out of there quickly today. I parked on Tennyson Ave. There seemed to be a ton of “No Parking” signs everywhere else I looked.

When I walked towards the chapel, I noticed Pat was outside, putting up a new sign. I looked down at my flip flops and wondered, why is Pat here? I didn’t want her to say anything about me wearing flip flops. I clearly didn’t dress “professionally.” I was already in jeans yesterday, and I just didn’t care about my look. I was done today.

When I walked in, Pat thanked me again for helping out this weekend and didn’t say anything about my flip flops. I told her she was welcome. I then remembered she was there due to a memorial service. She also told me that the chapel was having a memorial service for Geri, once the students were back. I was glad to hear it.

When she left, I sat down at the desk and hung out on the computer, Frank went to take a break before the first wedding came in. I welcomed visitors before the wedding party started showing up, but once the party arrived I had to kick them out. I love kicking people out.

The first wedding arrived, and I started to help pin on boutonniere. I am not all that great at it, but I try. I was pinning on the groom mother’s boutonniere and she asked me what exactly my job was? I couldn’t help but have this confused look on my face. I said, “I am a wedding coordinator and docent.” she said, “Oh we thought you were a logistics person, because you seemed to be counting steps and etc.” I laughed and said, “No, I have to count how many people are in attendance. The Institutional Advancement people like the numbers.” I also told her this was my last weekend of weddings. I started a full-time job last week in the social sciences division here at Pitt.  What a strange group of people.

When it was time I took the groom and the best man to the back of the ambulatory. The groom didn’t look too thrilled about today. He told me that he and the bride had a fight last night, because he didn’t come back to the hotel room right after dinner. He went out and partied with some out-of-towners. I said, that I was sorry to hear that. He also told me that they have been living together for awhile, and this was a dog and pony show. I laughed. I couldn’t wait to get them out of here. They weren’t all that friendly, and seemed so miserable. The best man kept flirting with me and wanting to chat. I tried to ignore him. I couldn’t wait for the organist to play their entrance music, so I could send them out.

Once, I opened the door, and sent them out. I went downstairs, to the brides room and noticed only a few things seemed out of place. I picked them up and put them on the table outside of the bride’s room and checked out the carpet. It looked passable to me, so I shut the door and went upstairs. I set the ball of stuff on the back pew, and went to talk to Frank in the Narthax. Frank asked me how it looked I said, I grabbed some things and put them in the back pew, but it looked alright to me.

After the wedding, we opened the doors to let the guests out, then the party took pictures. They seemed to be taking pictures in the chapel for a while. When they left, they didn’t say thank you, or goodbye. They were the weirdest ever.

The next wedding party started to arrive, and if I remember correctly this was a big wedding. I set up the unity candle and the holder. I hung out in the narthax until it was time to go back to the ambulatory. While I was in the narthax, I noticed one of the grooms men trying to make eye contact with me. I am guilty of looking at him a few times. I wondered if I knew him from somewhere, but I wasn’t sure. I never forget faces, just names.

At one point, the groomsman approached me. I had my head turned. I was talking to Frank. The groomsman approached our desk and he introduced himself. It caught me off guard. I turned my head to see him standing there. He said his name was Shawn and he held out his hand. I shook his hand and said, “Danielle.” He said, “nice to meet you Danielle.” I said, “Likewise.” He said,”Do I know you from somewhere?” I said, “hmmm I don’t believe so.” He looked concerned, like wanted me to try to help him figure it out and not end the conversation, so I asked, “Where did you go to school?” He said, “RMU”, and smiled. I said, “Me too.” He said, “that must be it.” I nodded in agreement. I am married. I can’t move this on and play this game. Suddenly, a guest approached him to hug him and I thought just as best. I turned to Frank and whispered to him, “That was awkward.” He said, “Yea, it was. I think he was just trying to find any excuse to talk to you.” However, he kept trying to make eye contact with me. I just couldn’t shake this vibe about him. It border line bothered me.

At one point, I took the groomsmen back to the ambulatory until the ceremony began. Once the professional music started, I opened the doors and sent them out. I went down to the brides room and noticed there was nothing there, so I went back up to the Narthax. Frank approached me and said, “You didn’t vacuum the Bride’s room.” I said, “it didn’t look like it needed it.” Frank can be a bit of perfectionist.

The next wedding was my last wedding and I couldn’t wait for it be over. I was so ready to get out of there. I still had so much to do, to get ready for Drew’s birthday party tonight. As soon as the Bride went down the aisle and the Bride’s room was cleaned out, I was able to leave. Okay, well lets do this! I took the groom and best man, and one of the groomsmen back to the ambulatory. They kept asking me to go up to the pipes. I told them no. he said, “So what it is your last wedding.” I said, “No I cant take you up there, sorry.” They kept asking. I was getting so annoyed.

When the music started, I opened the doors and sent them out. I ran downstairs to the Bride’s room and noticed that it was a mess! There was stuff everywhere! I didn’t have time for this. I had until 6:00pm at the parking meter and it was 20 minutes until 6pm. I just took everything out the bride’s room and put it out in the hallway on the table. I am not taking all that upstairs. I am sorry not doing it. I am not vacuuming I have no time.
Once all their stuff was out and on the table, I went back upstairs to update Frank. I told him that I took all the stuff that was in the bride’s room and put it on the table in the hallway. I have to go. He said, “okay, no problem. Have a good time tonight.”

When I walked out of the chapel, I called my mom on the way to the car. I told her I was running so behind. I just got out of the chapel and I was walking to my car. I told her we might not be on time, but if they are then if they would please greet people,until we got there. She said she would and that it was okay. I got off the phone with her and drove home. I called Drew and he said, that it was okay and I didn’t have to stop and get candles, balloons, and a card. I could just come home. He understood. I was relieved, but it still sucks that I didn’t have a whole lot of time.

When I got home, I went to open the screen door and it was locked. I rang the door bell. I remember him saying he was going to get in the shower, so I was hoping he could come to the door, and why was the damn screen door locked? When he unlocked the door, he had a towel wrapped around his waist. He greeted me and then went back upstairs to get dressed. I ignored him. I was so pissed off. I said, “why is the screen door locked?” he said, I am sorry it is a habit. I didn’t do it intentionally.” I said, “I raced home to get ready for your birthday. I can’t stop and get anything because I don’t have time. I still have to get ready, and then I come home to a locked door!” He said, “I am sorry.” I said, “If I come home again and that door is locked, I will leave and not come home.” I flipped out. We had a huge argument. I said, “Try to see things from my angle for a minute. I have asked you numerous times to not lock the screen door. Lock the big door, fine I have a key to that.” I went upstairs, and just slammed the door and cried. I had a huge break down.

After awhile, Drew came up into the extra bedroom and we talked. I told him I am stressed. I had to be at the chapel until 5:30pm, the bride’s room was a mess, I started a new job, I have been working weekends, and agreeing to help. I haven’t bitched once. I just did it. Then I planned your party, and we aren’t going to be on time. I didn’t have time to get things for you. I am rushed and we are going to be late. Without me you wouldn’t have a party.” He just listened and apologized. I apologized too. I was just having a breakdown. I am stressed. It was a bunch of little things adding up to big things. It was a lot for me.

When we made up, I got up and got into the shower. I got dressed, and did my hair, then we were out the door for his party. When we arrived to the bowling lanes, my mom and his mom were walking in. Drew dropped me off with the cake, and then parked. I walked in with them. I hugged his mom and my mom. I told them I am sorry we are late. I just had a break down. His mom said, “Well it’s over now. You can just focus on the job.” I agreed with her. I know she is right. I knew it was silly.

After we finished up at the front desk, we were told we had lanes 17-22. We walked over to the lanes, and set up. We changed shoes, and grabbed our bowling balls. My dad, my mom, Andrew’s dad, Andrew, and I all bowled. Leanne, Dan, Maci, and Jada were the first to arrive. Then Zach, Mike, Stephanie, Nikki, Paul, Anthony, and Dylan. Anthony and Dylan didn’t bowl they just hung out. I ended up giving up three lanes. I didn’t think we were going to need them. The kiddies had a lane. Nikki and Paul didn’t bowl, they just hung out. Zach didn’t bowl. Mike and Stephanie bowled a couple games. Andrew’s dad bought three pizzas, and the first two pitchers of beer. Andrew and I bought the next two pitchers of beer. My mom and my dad wanted to buy the next two pitchers, but we ended up having enough.

At one point, Paul, Nikki’s boyfriend, bought Andrew a birthday shot at the bar, so they disappeared for a bit. I was apprehensive about him drinking, especially after the day we had so far. I just didn’t want to deal with it now, and not tonight.

When it was time for gifts, Drew opened my dad’s gift first it was an autographed Tony Dorsett Pitt helmet. Drew was so shocked and so surprised. He had no clue. He said, “no way!” He loves it. We are going to have to get a case for it. He was so happy. My parents also gave him a card with some money inside. My mom didn’t know about the helmet, so that must mean it was expensive. Andrew’s parents got him a Fitbit and two polos. I was so excited new polos! Andrew laughed. I know he is picky about his polos and I was afraid they were going back to the store.

After gifts, we cut the cookie cake and people started leaving. Drew took his gifts out to the car. When he walked in, Liz and Brad were with him. I was glad they showed.  Leanne, Dan, Nikki, Paul, and Jada. Then, Mike and Stephanie. Zach left early too. Our parents were going to leave as well. So we all decided to leave and go to the Seashell. No point in being here if we are not going to bowl.

When we said goodbye to our parents, we all went to the Seashell. I drove. When Drew and I walked in, I ordered a Shirley Temple and Drew ordered a beer. We got a table and sat in the karaoke section. I was definitely planning on singing. Once you get through one song, you want to sing more. Anthony and Dylan showed up and met us there. Then Liz and Brad. I was hoping Anthony and Dylan were going to sing.

While Drew entertained Liz and Brad, Anthony, Dylan and I sang karaoke. We sang Spice Girls, Love Shack, NSYNC, and Destiny’s Child. Dylan sang Landslide solo. Anthony and I sang save a horse ride a cowboy. I also sang Tom Petty, which I don’t think I did very well at, but it was all in good fun.

At one point, Drew ran into some people that he used to know from OLSH, and then they wanted to buy him a birthday shot. He went up to the bar and did a shot and stood there talking to them. I knew this was going to be a long night. I had Anthony and Dylan next to me. Liz and Brad across from me. I wasn’t sure what to talk to them about. They were more Drew’s friends then mine. I asked Brad about his job, and the bus. I wasn’t sure what much else to say. Drew was up at the bar at this point three shots in, when finally he came back to the table. He smiled at me. He knew I was not liking where this was going.

After we left the seashell, it was around 11pm, I drove him home and when we got home. Another disagreement happened, because all my friends do is over analyze everything and how supposedly I hardly talked to his friends, which is not true. I did talk to his friends. He was annoyed by my friends, so he was trying to put some of the blame on me, as well and he was a bit drunk I think. He was feeling the alcohol and it was making him say dumb things, which usually happens when he drinks. I told him to stop doing this, if this is how it is going to be I am not going to put up with it. I will not take the blame because you are pissed at something else.

Eventually he apologized and didn’t mean what he said. I knew it was the alcohol. It is not good. I won’t deal with it all the time. He needs to stop doing shots if this how he is going to be. We have to work at this, I guess. I have had much better days.

First Week

My first week as a full-time employee of Pitt was awesome! Yes, it was a bit overwhelming with all the information, but my office is beautiful. It is so big, and I have so many shelves. I am just so happy. Today, I finally feel like I had a grip on what exactly they were talking about, but there is still so much to learn and a whole different vocabulary, as well. I need to add to my acronyms list.

Today, I met with Mel in the morning. She and I developed a list of things we need to do, orientation is one of the top priorities, and updating the binder, as well as creating them for the students. It is hard when the previous person isn’t here to train. I am trying not to get too overwhelmed, but it is difficult to pick up where someone left off, and not know really where they left off, or where anything is.

When it was time for lunch, Wynn and Nancy asked me if I wanted to go with them to get Chinese food. I was so happy, my first lunch date with the women from the office! I am fitting in so well here already. At lunch, I learned more about the people and the department. I am sure whatever we talk about at lunch, stays at lunch.

After lunch, we went back to the office. Nancy and I had no clue what we were doing, or what we needed to get done. I finally was able to finish this project I had been working on with Mel regarding student eval letters and OMETS. I had to upload them in the Box, and make sure everything on the box was on the Z drive. I have so much still to do, but Monday will be here soon enough.

Around 5pm, I sent the final update to Mel. Then, I got a phone call from Frank at the chapel, asking me where I was? I said, I am finishing up at work. He said, Oh okay, well how much longer do you think you will be? I said, Wendy is supposed to be there until I get there. He said, “Oh she much have forgot, because she left at 4pm.” I said, “Oh okay, I will be there in 10-15 mins. I have to shut down and walk over. He said, “okay great.” I hung up the phone and said, “really?” Nancy said, “Whats up babe?” I said, “Wendy is supposed to be there to cover and she left at 4pm. I mean I am sorry it’s not my problem. I am helping you out. I will get there when I get there.” I shut down my computer, pulled my office door shut, said Goodbye to Nancy, then walked to the chapel.

When I arrived at the chapel, Frank was lining up the wedding party to go down the aisle, I walked down the aisle and set my purse to the side, and he gave me my clipboard, and introduced me. I was still trying to catch my breath. The first Bride didn’t seem to happy with anything. She hardly smiled. They took forever to leave, as well.

The third bride wanted her party to be up at the altar with them, in a horse shoe type shape. It made it hard for Frank to gain control of the rehearsal. Everyone was up there talking, and carrying on. It just made it drag out. I was so annoyed and crampy. My period just started. I was ready to get out of there. I kept looking at Frank, and giving him looks like, get control of this so we can leave.
When we finally practiced the procession, it went down much smoother. she wanted to practice the recession twice. I told Frank, “Hey I got to go.” He said, “No problem go ahead, see you tomorrow at 12:15pm.” I thought to myself yeah yeah. In all my temping careers, I have never wanted to put an assignment behind me so quickly, as I do this one. I really can’t wait for this assignment to be over and I am so glad I got hired on full-time.

However, I loved the other half of my job, which was being a docent. I liked giving tours, and talking about the building, the windows, and the architecture more than people’s weddings.

When I got home, we ordered pizza and just relaxed. I had weddings tomorrow and I was not looking forward to it.