Today is Friday, I am so excited. I love Fridays! This morning, I woke up and still no monthly visitor. I got a shower and got dressed.  It was cold today and we were expecting snow off on throughout the day. We did get some other night, so I dressed in long underwear, because planned on taking the bus. Then Drew gets out of the shower and asks me if I just want to drive in today? Since we didn’t get too much snow overnight. I said, “Okay, I will have to change.” I put on some jeans and a sweater. It makes a difference. No need really to wear long underwear, if we are going to drive in.
When we left the house, we drive my car, which is the newer one to Oakland. It was an easy drive on the way in, nothing major happened, no traffic jams.

When we got to Oakland, we walked to the cathedral. Drew said, he wasn’t going to get coffee, he was going to just make some with the k-cups. I said, “Okay, I am going to get some hot coffee downstairs before I go to my building.” He then remembered that he forgot to pack a hard-boiled egg, so he wanted to at least get a breakfast sandwich. I thought about a bagel too.
When we arrived at the coffee shop, I got my hot coffee with a shot of espresso, and a blueberry bagel. Drew just got a breakfast sandwich. Then we kissed and went our separate ways.

On my way to Posvar, I called my mom for our usual morning talk. She didn’t answer. I felt like it as a long walk to Posvar. It was so cold out. I am ready for spring and much warmer weather. When I got to my building, I toasted my bagel, opened the department, and tried to call my mom again. She picked up and said, she will call me when she backs out of the driveway, so I hung around and waited for her to call me. I sat down and started eating my bagel and then I got the call. I told her about my rough night last night, my hormones, and about the cupcake pancakes. She wishes it wasn’t so rough on me emotionally, but she knows I have had a tough time with my periods. Well, my visitor came, when I was on the phone with my mom, so it is back to normal now for another month.
When I got off the phone with her, I started my day. Hopefully, today won’t be long and it will be an easy day. It already is nice and relaxing so we will see. I have plans to meet with Nicolette for lunch. I haven’t seen her in so long. I am excited! I met Nicolette outside of my office. We decided to go to Panera. She wanted a bread bowl.
When we arrived at Panera, the line wasn’t too bad. It usually is for lunch. She ordered a bread bowl and I ordered a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup. I really wasn’t too hungry. We sat down at a table and started updating each other on our lives, since last time we hung out. It has been so long. We went to lunch to celebrate the end of our 6-month provisional period. Wynn was with us that day too.
After lunch, we walked back to our offices. We couldn’t wait for the day to be over with, and get the weekend started. Nicollette and I walked into the Sociology department. Wynn and Nancy were talking outside Nancy’s office. We all stood around talked with each other. Then Linda came around the bend and saw us standing around she said, “Oh my God. I know nothing is getting done.” We all laughed and Nancy said, “these two just came back from lunch, Danielle and Nicollette. Wynn came down to tell me how her training went.” Nancy always sticks up for us. I went back to my office and tried to look busy for the rest of the day.
When it was time to leave, I walked to the cathedral to meet Drew. He and I drove home together. We stopped at the store, I had to get a shower card for Lisa and we had to pick up a few things to get us through until Sunday when he was going to grocery shop. We got home, and I got a shower and Drew ordered pizza. It seems to be our usual Friday ritual. I changed into some PJs and went downstairs. We watched the Office until the pizza arrived. It was a nice relaxing evening. Pizza, beer, and the office. It was a long week and it was finally over!

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