This morning, I got up around 7:15am and got a shower. I got dressed and went downstairs. I made some coffee and ate some cereal. My mom got up and had some coffee with me. My dad was already downstairs in the living room sitting in his chair with the dogs. Things were already back to normal. I missed my husband. I am glad I get to see him today.
When I arrived to the salon, Kim was there and she was the only on there. It is always nice, when she is the only one there, and not the other ladies. I can’t stand the drama that this place produces. I told Kim I wanted to do the same thing with my hair, darker at the roots and light at the ends. I love the dark rooty look. When she put my color on, she asked all about the trip to Europe, and what it was like. We talked about the protesters and all that is happening in Pittsburgh. She kind of feels the same way I do.
After she dried my hair and styled it, I was out the door. I drove home. When I walked in, I had another cup of coffee and then started packing up my stuff. It was going to rain soon, and I wanted to get the car packed up before the rain hit, but that was going to happen.
My dad helped me load up my car, in between breaks in the rain. I could already feel it was going to be an off day. Drew was going to the chiropractor and was home by the time I walked in the door. When I walked into our house, he had just finished vacuuming and mostly everything was in it’s place. I was so glad to be home. Drew gave me the biggest hug and kiss. He missed me so much. It was nice to kind of step back and miss each other for a bit. It reminded me of when were dating, only seeing each other on the weekends.
After we brought my stuff inside, I made us avocado egg wraps with bacon. It is my new specialty. The weather was too terrible to go to the pool, so we just did house work and cleaned all day.
After breakfast, I went to Old Navy for the $1 fip flop sale. I ended up leaving my phone in the car by accident (I swear). They were having a huge summer sale. I did buy 6 pairs of flip flips, 2 pair of comfy beach pants (one pair is green and the other is a blue and white stripe), a top, and a pair of pj pants. I know I was only supposed to buy flip flops, but I hope this was okay.
When I got home, he was getting ready to go to the store. I told him how much I spent at Old Navy and he was okay with it, but that was it for awhile. I understood. I only spent $68.00. I asked if he wanted me to go to the store with him. He said, if I wanted to, but I didn’t have to. I put my old navy bag in the house, and then got in the car with him. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, and was looking forward to getting out, even if it was to the store. I didn’t want to be inside all day.
After the grocery store, we went home and unloaded the groceries and then we went to the mall. He wanted to stop in at LensCrafters to inquire about glasses. He wants a new pair of Sunglasses and eliminate his Ray Bans. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that. I am so used to his Raybans. He tried on Oakley’s and Raybans. He wants something different, but I only like a few of them. I am a sucker for the classic black frame and black lens sunglasses look. Something simple and chic is what I like.
After lens crafters, we went to Cadillac ranch for a drink. He dropped me off at the front. I took a seat at the bar. I was going to sit outside, but I opted for inside instead. The bartender approached me and smiled. I smiled back, just trying to be friendly. I said, “Don’t worry I am not going to drink by myself.” he said, “I am not judging” and laughed a little. I said, “Mama said, you never sit at a bar by yourself and drink.” He laughed again and asked me what he can get me? I smiled and said, “Vodka tonic, please.” he said, “what kind of vodka.” I said, “Anything but smirnoff.” He laughed. I said, “Smirnoff and sunny D have terrible memories for me.” He laughed and so did another bartender, and she said, “Girl it was anything peach for me. I can’t drink anything peach to this day.” I laughed. He looked at me and said, “Goose? Stoli?” I said, “Goose, please.” He set the drink on the counter and I said, “Thank you, Sir.” He smiled and said, “Don’t call me Sir. You can call me Zach.” I smiled and said, “Thanks, Zach.”
Finally Drew walked in and took a seat next to me. I said, “Hey babe, meet Zach our bartender.” He looked up at Zach and said, “Hey man.” He said, “Hey, what can I get you?” Drew said, “Crown on the rocks please.” There we were drinking together at a bar. Something we hadn’t done in so long. We told Zach we were going to see Dead Pool 2. He said, “You will love it. It is better than the first.” We were pretty excited to see it.
After our drink, we cashed out, said bye to Zach, and headed to the movie theater. It wasn’t all that packed. We have been prebuying our tickets lately with the reserve seating, so after we got our popcorn and drink, we walked up to the usher stand and he scanned our tickets.
On our way to the theater room, I passed the Halloween movie poster. I was so excited for that movie to come out. I wanted to take a selfie with the poster, perhaps on the way out, when we leave. We walked into the theater room, and found our seats and got settled.
After the movie started, a random strange couple took a seat next to us, but they turned out to be in the wrong seat. Theresa my friend, who works at Cinemark told them they were in the wrong seat and had to move. Their seats were in the very front row in, in row A, not row D. When the couple left, another couple took their seats next to us. The movie was alright, sure it had it’s funny parts, but I liked the first one better. The best is the opening credits. They aren’t your traditional opening credits. Typically opening credits read “Executive Producer:: then the persona’s name.” Well in Dead Pool 2 they read, “Executive Producer: Who the hell cares?” etc.
After the movie, I did get my selfie with the Michael Myers poster:
After work today, I went to my parents to watch the dogs. I was excited just to hang out, relax, and catch up on Riverdale. My parents weren’t due home until tomorrow, so I had one more night to snuggle my dogs.
After I got them out to go to the bathroom, I fed them, and then I sat down and ate the rest of my subway sandwich from last night. Mother nature came yesterday and paid be a visit, so kind of her. My PMS was easier this time. I wish it could be like that all the time.
After dinner, I went up and took a shower, and then put some comfortable clothes on. I was so tired. I wanted to get to bed early tonight and get a good nights sleep. I watched Riverdale some more and finished my laundry. My phone rang around 9pm. I looked at the screen it was my mom. She said, we are on our way home! I said, “what?” she said, “Yea we drove straight through. We are in Washington, PA and we will see you around 10pm.” I said, “Oh wow okay.” I was looking forward to snuggling my dogs for one more night, but I will see them again soon. I have to come back and dog sit in September.
When they arrived home, I took the dogs outside to greet them. My parents were so happy to see the pups.
Once inside, my parents greeted me and thanked me for taking care of the dogs. They insisted that i just spent the night anyway because I have a hair appointment in Crafton the next day. I agreed that would be smart. I didn’t really feel like packing the car up tonight anyway. They unpacked and gave me some gifts they bought on their trip. My dad got me a dream catcher, and some shot glasses for Drew. They seemed relaxed for the most part.
Before going to bed, I watched a little bit of the protest for Antwon Rose. He was shot 3 times in the back by a East Hills Pittsburgh police officer. He ran from the police and then the officer shot him three times. The protesters are upset because a 17-year old boy is dead. Other people in the city are asking why did he run? The city of Pittsburgh is divided, and there is a call to end the violence and police brutality. I tend to side with the police. I have a space in my heart for police officers and I really support them and their difficult positions. They have a hard job and they are always underappreciated. My head was spinning with thoughts. I watched some more of the protest on my phone, as I laid in my old bed, trying to sleep. The dogs laid with me for a while. They stayed with me until 4am, then went in with my parents.
After work today, I went to Subway and got a foot long. I wanted to eat half for dinner tonight and the other half for dinner tomorrow. Then I went home and let the dogs out we sat in the grass for a minute. They didn’t need to go to the bathroom, I guess. When we went inside, I fed them dinner.
After they ate, I went up and got a shower, changed into comfortable clothes, then sat down to eat. I watched Jeopardy while I ate. I like to guess the answers, some I knew and some I don’t, but it’s still fun. After I finished eating, I cleaned up and then took the dogs for a walk in the alley, where they finally went to the bathroom. We were good until it was time for bed.
When I went back inside, I took their leashes off, gave them treats, and their vitamins, then laid on the couch and tried to watch the show “Harlots.” I just couldn’t get into it. This is the second time I tried getting into it and I just can’t. I don’t know I mean I like the time period, but the topic is a bit much for me. I don’t know it’s just not my bag I guess. Then I turned on Riverdale. I forgot I still need to catch up on Season 2. I finally finished Season 1. Right before I started Season 2, I did some laundry. One more load, and then laundry was done for the week.
I went back upstairs to the first floor, laid back down on the couch and watched Season 2 of Riverdale. I couldn’t finish the whole season. I will finish it tomorrow night. Drew called me around 10 mins to 9pm. I was so happy to hear from him. I missed getting a phone call from him out of the blue, like when we were dating. It was a cool feeling. We talked for a bit, and then I went back to watching Riverdale, until about 9:30pm, then I tried to get the dogs out on more time. Louie went to the bathroom, but not Paris. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to get up, in the middle of the night. I went upstairs to get ready for bed, tomorrow is Friday!
This morning, I said goodbye to Drew and drove to the park n ride by my parents, parked, locked my car, and walked to the bus stop. I waited for a G2 to come along. Once I got on the bus, it was so packed, standing room only. I stood and held on to a pole on the way to Downtown Pittsburgh. It was a short ride.
Once I got off the bus, I walked to the bus stop in Downtown to catch a 61 or a 71 to Oakland. I almost forgot how fun it is to ride the bus. I was able to catch a 61, which will take me straight to Posvar pretty much on Forbes. I stopped at Starbucks, once I arrived into Oakland. I got a venti skinny caramel macchiato. I haven’t had one in a while.
Then I walked to my building, I called to my mom on my way to my building. They said, the were taking it easy until their show at 6pm today. They are going to see a Beach Boys show. Ehh, I am not one for shows, unless it is Phantom of the Opera. I would like to see the Gloria Estefan show, “On Your Feet.” I prefer ballets. I like the classics.
Once I got to my office, I sat down and started to do some tasks, and kept an eye on e-mail requests. It was going to be another slow day. I updated enrollments, and prepped for the schedulers meeting. I still have some more to do, but I don’t want to do it all at once.
At lunch, I talked to Wynn and Nicollete. I told them about the dog sitter drama and what happened, and how we had to fire her. Wynn said, “Let me guess who is going to take care of him. The only one, who will take the absolute best care of them…” she laughed. I said, “yes, I am the only one.” I laughed too. I am a control freak. It’s okay with me.
At around 4:15pm, a work study came down to cover the front desk. I reminded her to please pull the big door with the code on it shut at the end of the day, when she leaves. Everything else was good. She laughed and couldn’t remember if that one got locked, or not. I was grateful to leave at 4:30pm today.
Once I got on the bus out of Oakland, it didn’t take too long to get into town, but it was packed up and raining off and on. It was so humid out too. I was excited to get home to my dogs. When I arrived down town, I walked to the bus stop and waited for a G2 to arrive. It took forever, which is rare for a G2. Traffic out of town must be backed up so badly.
The bus arrived around 5:30pm. I got on and it was so packed. I sat down on one of the side seats, across from someone. I listened to music and texted Drew on the way home. It took awhile to get up to the bridge. I hate when the bus is packed and traffic is backed up. It always happens, when it rains or snows. Once we were on the bus way, the bus flew. Before I knew it, we arrived at my stop. I walked to my car and drove to my parents. I was so excited to see the dogs.
When I got to my parents, I parked, got out of the car, and walked up the walkway to the back door. I unlocked the door, and expected the dogs to be right there at the door going crazy. They must have been sleeping. They were a bit delayed with their greeting. They looked sluggish, but excited! They ran to me, and came outside on the back porch with me. I bent down and pet them. I told them I was sorry, and that i am here with them now. We ran in the grass, and even though it was wet. They ran to me, and I bent down and pet them some more. I wasn’t sure if they had to go to the bathroom or not. They didn’t seem like they needed to, and the grass was too wet for them. I would try again later.
When we got back inside, I got their dinner ready. I set it down in front of them and waited until they were finished. Louie at everything, as always. Paris not so much she didn’t finish. I was surprised. I took her bowl and put a plate over it, maybe Alyssa will get her to eat tomorrow. I put their food away and set up my Amazon Fire Stick in the living room television. It took me awhile to figure it out. My parents have a Samsung TV, and the HDMI inputs are on a separate box, that comes with the television. They are not behind the television.
After a while, I laid down on the floor and looked at the home screen of the Amazon Fire Stick and smiled in my glory of not needing a man and doing it myself, just then Louie came over and licked me. I always need my Louie boy! I entered the WIFI password for my parents, and then that was it, there it was. I was able to watch the handmaid’s tale. I was so excited.
I went into the kitchen and made some waffles for dinner and grabbed a glass of milk. I guess this was my only option. I ate dinner on a television tray in the living room and started the new episode of the handmaid’s tale. I paused it to clean up and grab a beer. Then I came back in the living room, laid on the couch with my dogs, drank a Corona Light and watched the rest of the episode. Some parts of the show were so sad, but the show is so good.
After the show, I got up and let the dogs out. Louie went, but Paris did not. I went upstairs and got a shower, changed into comfortable sleeping clothes, and turned on Teen Mom 2. I have to catch up. This show is the same anymore, but I hope Leah and Jeremy get back together. I only care about certain story lines; Leah’s, Jenelle’s , and Kail’s, that’s it. Chelsea is cute, but her life is normal and I don’t watch this show for normalcy. After Teen Mom, I couldn’t find anything to watch and it was 9:30pm, time for bed. I couldn’t wait to snuggle the pups.
The morning went slow. I had lunch in the kitchen with the girls. I remembered my lunch today. 🙂 We were going to the hospital to see Grandma after work today. It has been a roller coaster ride with her.
After work today, I met up with Drew and we drove to AGH traffic was a little backed up since it was rush hour. When we arrived at the hospital, we took the elevator to the 6th floor. When we walked into her room, Drew’s mom and Aunt Paula were in the room. A nurse was tending to her. We noticed that my mother-in-law and Aunt Paula had gloves and a smock on. We asked if we need to be suited up, and the nurse said, “No we rolled out pneumonia, but she does have MRSA.” We entered the room and kissed her cheek. She was so happy to see us. We both gave Aunt Paula and mom a hug. It was nice to all be there together.
Drew pulled over a chair and took a seat. I held Grandma’s hand for a moment. Then Drew showed her pictures from out trip. Emotions were lifted and happy. We are trying to stay positive. She beat pneumonia before and a staff infection. My mom calls her the energizer bunny.
Eventually my mother-in-law and Aunt Paula left, and Grandma fell asleep. We stayed until about 7pm, and then said our goodbyes to Grandma and left the hospital. On the way home, we picked up some fried chicken for dinner at the grocery store. I don’t know why, but every once in a while I crave it. Then, we went home. Well on our way home, Drew realized that he forgot his house key on the coffee table in our living room. He gave it to me the other day to let me in, when he went to the store.
We had to meet his dad at the mall parking lot to get the spare key we gave him. I was so annoyed. I was hungry and ready to go home! When we got home, I said please put the key on your key ring. He laughed and did so. I heated up dinner and platted it for us. We ate and then I got a shower and planned to relax the rest of the night.
Well we were laying there watching Smallville. I have him into the show. I am so glad. It is such a good show and I love Tom Welling, especially as Superman. After one of the episodes I checked my phone and turned on the camera app to check on the dogs. The dog sitter asked my mom if she could take the dogs with her back to her house. My mom said, “no.” She said, she will be gone for like 3 1/2 hours to do laundry. My mom said, That is okay just leave the dining room light on and give Louie and Paris a calming pill (melatonin) before you leave, they should be okay until you get back. While I was watching the camera, Louie was howling and crying in the dining room. The light wasn’t on in the dining room, only the kitchen light. I said, this woman is stupid. I know she didn’t give them melatonin or else he wouldn’t be this upset.
When I talked to my mom, eventually I got her to agree to fire the dog sitter that night. I said, “She is not following directions, she isn’t being kind to the dogs, and not giving them any love and attention. She is not a good fit for this job.” My parents kind of agreed. I said, “have her leave her key on the kitchen counter, when she leaves for work and I will take over starting tomorrow evening.” My parents were so happy and would rather me watch the dogs, then anyone. The girl they have during the day is awesome with them, but she won’t stay the night. She is scared. My mom said she is only 19. I said, at 19 I was begging my mom and dad to go so I could stay the night at my house by myself.
After I got off the phone with my mom, I packed up a bag to go to my parents. Drew made my salads for me for the next couple days. I was so happy and so thankful for him. I got the car packed up and then it was time for bed. I was going to have a non stop couple days.
This morning, I went to work and I was tired. Drew’s neck was still sore. I need another weekend. Work was slow Nancy is on vacation until next Monday. Quiet is not the word for it. I have to have some music on, or some noise. It won’t be a fun week. I forgot my lunch at home, it is on the stairs. I sit on the stairs to put on my shoes, and left my lunch behind. I have done this before.
At lunch, Wynn and I ordered a small pizza and a tossed salad to share. Nicollette joined us and ate lunch with us. We all talked about work and how quiet it is down there. It was fun to eat lunch with the girls.
After we ate, they went walking, and I went back to my desk. I got organized and got some small tasks done, and checked on the dogs. They seemed like they are okay, but not happy. She isn’t interacting with them, petting them, or playing with them. It is sad. They are used to much warmer behavior. It is heartbreaking to watch.
When I got home, and got settled for the evening. It was around 8:30pm, and I opened the camera app on my phone. Louie was howling and crying. I called my mom and asked her where the dog sitter was. My parents said, they are trying to find out, but they don’t know she isn’t answering. I said, “oh okay, well I am going over there.” If she is arrives, then let me know, and I will turn around and go home.” I am so mad at this woman.
When I arrive to my parents, she is out back with the dogs. I park behind her car, and I get out. I didn’t want to creep her out. I introduce myself and she tells me her name. I said, the reason why I am here is that the rules are being followed. The dining room light is not on, and he is howling. It is 9pm at night and he is upset. She said, “I know I am sorry. I went home to see if my SIM card arrived. I broke my phone at the Dierks Bentley concert. I didn’t mean to alarm you.” I said, “okay, well please leave the light on in the dining room, when you go out.” She said, she would next time. I bent down to touch my dogs, who were going crazy because I was there. I felt so bad. I didn’t go into the backyard through the gate. I didn’t want them to think I was staying. I said to them, “See you Friday.” I got into my car, and backed out and Louie watched me leave and gave me this look like you are an ass.
On the way home, I called my mom and I cried. I said, this is so sad. This is not what they are used to. She said, “I know honey, but I don’t know what else to do. You will be there on Friday.” I got home and I told Drew and he feels bad for the dogs, that they are being treated this way, and that this girl is not following the rules. I can’t wait to see my dogs.
This Father’s Day, my parents are away on vacation, but as soon as I woke up I wished my dad Happy Father’s Day over the phone. I also posted something cute on Facebook. The plan was originally to go to the wave pool today, and then head to my in-laws for dinner, and try to spend time with the dogs, but Drew and I decided that we probably shouldn’t go to the wave pool, but take our time packing up and then head home, and go to his parents. I kinda felt the same way.
We ate breakfast, took it slow in the morning, and then took our time packing up. I fed the dogs, and took them out before we left. The night time dog sitter from Rover said, whenever we want to leave could text her and she would be right over. I did just that, but it sent as a text message, not an i message. I tried calling her phone before we left, and she didn’t answer. It went straight to voicemail. Her phone is off. I told my parents and they said, “just go she knows to be there tonight.”
When we left, we went home to our house and dropped off the stuff out of the car. I got changed into a dress to go to his parents. It was a beautiful day outside. it would have been a great pool day, but we were all burned.
When we arrived at his parents, his dad was making steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, and sweet potatoes, corn on a cob, and salad. It was so good! They gave us some things to take home as well. We are so grateful and so blessed. We talked about our trips, and how theirs was, and they asked us about Europe. I miss Europe so much.
After dinner, we had gourmet chocolate covered pretzels for dessert, and there was this truffle fudge cake slices. I stuck with the chocolate covered pretzels. I wasn’t in the mood for cake. After dinner we stayed for awhile, and dad opened up his cards and he loved his gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Mom got him a gift card to Best Buy. When we left, we packed up the car and it was back home, to get ready for another week ahead.
This morning, Drew had a Chiro appointment and I stayed home with the dogs. I took them out before Drew left, and then when he left. I fed them breakfast, and then I got ready to go to the pool. When Drew came home, I made sure to take the dogs back out gain. He got his swim trunks on and then we went to the pool. Anthony and Dylan were going to meet us there, and after the pool we were going to have them over for a cook out.
When we arrived to the pool, we set our towels down and waited for Anthony and Dylan. Drew hurt his neck that morning. He must have slept on it wrong, so he laid on his towel and rested for awhile, before getting in the water.
Anthony Dylan and I laid out at the shallow end, when the wave session happened, they got their inner tubes, but they couldn’t fit in them, and on them, so Dylan and I started quoting Titanic. he said, “Get in the boat Rose.” I laughed and got on the inner tube. They dragged me through the waves, and eventually I fell over. It was so funny. The waves almost made me loose my bathing suit. I need a full piece to hang out with them.
At one point, I made it to the deep end in the inner tube, then the wave stopped. Eventually, we got out, and then went back to laying out. Drew eventually got in the water with us and carried me around like a mermaid. It was so cute, even if he didn’t feel well.
After the pool, we left around 3:50pm, we had to stop at the store and get groceries for tonight. Dylan and Anthony were bringing things as well. We went home and got the dogs taken care of, and then Drew fired up the grill. I fed the dogs, then made macaroni salad, guacamole, and cut up things for the burgers. Dylan brought tortilla chips, and yams, but they were candied yams. He messed up. However, he brought corn on the cob too, and potato salad it would work!
Dinner was a feast! We ate at the dining room table like adults in the air conditioning. We all so burned from a day at the pool. After dinner, we cleaned up, and then went outside to play Cards Against Humanity. I left the dogs inside, but they started howling and screaming. I ended up letting them out, but tied them to my chair, so they wouldn’t lick and eat things off the deck. I hate when they do that.
After the card game, it was getting dark and the bugs were biting. It wast time to head in. I think Anthony and Dylan wanted to leave to get ice cream. I couldn’t fathom eating ice cream right now, ugh. When they left, we straightened up the house, and then it was off to bed.