Monday

Ugh I have a serious case of the Mondays. I was so tired this morning. I didn’t want to get up and get ready for work. Sunday nights, are always hit or miss when it comes to a good nights sleep for me.

At work, there is absolutely nothing going on. Nancy is out on vacation all week this will make for one slow week.

At lunch, I ate in the kitchen, Linda and Kim were in the kitchen as well. Wynn stopped down and we talked about the weekend.

Tonight, I think I will go to the gym. I have absolutely nothing new to report.

Pool Weekend

We spent Saturday and Sunday at the pool.

Saturday, after the pool, we went to his parents’ house. We were celebrating Andrew’s birthday with our families. We got showered and changed at his parents. I packed up all my stuff. The plan originally was after dinner to go to the Helicon brewery, but we decided against it. Andrew and I were worn out from the pool and were ready to head home.

Sunday, when we woke up, we got ready to head to the pool. I was more relaxed than yesterday. On Friday, I turned in my last writing assignment for my summer class. Now I just had one short reading to do, a discussion post, and responses by Friday at 12pm. After those last items, I will be done with my summer class. I am anxious to see my grades. This instructor is different.  I think he will post grades all at once. I have only seen one grade so far and it was a 10/10 on my first writing assignment.

After the pool, Andrew dropped me off at home, so I could get a shower and get some housework done. Then he went grocery shopping for dinner tonight, and for the week ahead. After I got out of the shower, I put some laundry away, changed our bedsheets, threw some clothes in the washer, and when Drew got home, I helped him put away groceries. He was cooking out on the grill tonight. I love when he grills.

After dinner, we started watching John Wick 3: Parabellum. We will probably finish it tomorrow. So far it is so good!

Nancy is on vacation this week. It will be a long slow week. Also, I am still waiting to hear the results of a possible opportunity. I hope this week is the week that I will hear something.

Andrew’s 33rd Birthday

When we woke up, I wished Andrew a Happy Birthday! We went to the pool and relaxed. The sun was out and the weather was better than yesterday. It was definitely a good pool day. We stayed at the pool until 2:30pm. Then went home and got ready to head down to the Northshore.

When we arrived at the Northshore, there were people everywhere. There was a Pirate’s game today, so every restaurant was packed with people. It was going to be an hour and 15 min wait for a table. We decided to check out the bar area. We ran into his previous boss from Service link who was there with his girlfriend. They were standing at a table in the bar area. We hung out with them and had a couple drinks with them. We ordered some food so we wouldn’t have to eat at the concert. They were going to the Pirate game. We talked about Europe and their upcoming trip to Prague. They recommended this site called European Destinations to plan our next trip to Paris.

Around 10 mins to 6pm, we left the restaurant to head to Stage AE for the concert. I was so excited. As soon as we entered the venue. There is a section where you can stand in the grass, or you can go towards the front of the stage. I secured our spot close to the stage. I am all about being in the pit.

Jimmy Eat World was amazing. They played the hits I was familiar with such as “The Middle”, “Sweetness”, and “Hear You Me.” I didn’t know all the other songs. There was a clear generational divide going on at this concert. The younger crowd newly 21-22 knew every Jimmy Eat World song, even the ones that were not the hits. I was there mostly for Third Eye Blind, but it was cool to see Jimmy Eat Word live.  During Jimmy Eat World, it started to rain. I didn’t care it was so hot outside, the rain felt so good. I just embraced it.

The rain stopped in time for Third Eye Blind to come on stage. Third Eye Blind was so awesome. It was a different kind of crowd when they came on stage. It was so cool to hear “Never Let You Go”, “Jumper”, “How’s it Going to Be?” The 10-year old inside of me was alive and in love again! We made our way out of the pit and headed towards the lawn. We stood in the lawn for  “Semi-Charmed Life.” Then we made a break towards the exit. I love the nostalgia of it all. I am happy I got to check theses bands off my list of bands to see in this lifetime.

 

 

Personal Day

When we woke up, we got ready and went to the pool. I put my phone in my pool bag just in case I should hear back. Today was supposed to be the day. I was keeping my fingers crossed in hopes I would hear something.

At the pool, it was hard to relax. I kept looking back at Drew, who was laying on the towel. I was in the shallow end of the pool trying to lay out. relax, and enjoy the sun, when it came out of the clouds. It wasn’t the most ideal pool day, but I was trying to make it work.

Around 2:15pm, we left the pool and I went home and showered. I had birthday errands to run for Drew. His birthday is tomorrow. Dylan came over my house and accompanied me to the mall to get his birthday gift. We walked the mall and reminisced how the mall used to be so busy. It was nice hanging out with Dylan. We never really hang out just him and I. I usually only see him when I hang out with Anthony. I bought Andrew his favorite cologne from Macy’s and then we went to Walmart. I had to get gift wrapping, a birthday card, face wash, body wash, and Andrew asked me to pick up a few things.

When I got home, I said goodbye to Dylan. I put Drew’s gift together and sign the card. Then I sat down and started to work on my paper. I realized I need my book. I can’t do anything without my book. I looked in my bookbag and remembered that I left it in my office. I didn’t plan to take the day off today. I  told Drew the news and he said, when he got home we would go back to Pitt and get my book. I was so upset that I left my book at work.

Thankfully, we were able to drive to Pitt and back in record time. I started typing up my paper using my cell phone on the way home. When we got home, I sat down and finished my paper, and sent it off to my writing tutor for review. My head was everywhere. I had so much I needed to accomplish with my summer class ending, RMU CLA curriculum, and the project with my advisor. I was also anxious to hear the decision about an opportunity.

For dinner, we ordered pizza and just hung out the rest of the evening.

RMU CLA

After work today, I decided last minute to take a personal day tomorrow. I sent the e-mails and the text messages then put up my out of office.

Once I dropped Drew off at home, I went to RMU to meet with the CLA and plan the curriculum for next semester. I stopped at Romo’s when I got to campus and picked up two granola bars. It was going to be an insane couple days so I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t eating too much junk.

I walked into the UPMC Events Center, and walked into the Athletic offices and met with Nelle and Danny. We planned started to plan the curriculum and talked about the upcoming events. I am excited about the CLA this year and to put our ideas in motion. We divided up the work to accomplish remotely. After the meeting, Danny let us pick through the box of apparel. I got two RMU volleyball shirts and a pair of sweats. 🙂 I love free merch! I didn’t get home until closer to 10pm. I was exhausted and so ready for the long weekend ahead.

Monday

This morning on the way to work, we stopped at Black Forge Coffeehouse’s new location. They opened up a coffee shop in McKees Rocks on Chartier’s ave. We pass by it on the way to work every day. This was going to be Drew’s first time. I was so excited to see the venue and get some awesome coffee.  I told Drew these are my people.

When you walked in, there is this big open seating area with a coffee bar to your left. In front of you, there are tables and a big stage area. I am excited to see a show here. This venue is so nice. It will be great. I am happy for them. We walked up to the counter and I ordered an iced coffee with a shot of espresso. Drew ordered the same. I congratulated them on their grand opening and how I visited their Allentown location during the night market event and how excited I was for them. They were appreciative of my excitement and well wishes. I love supporting small businesses. The coffee is so damn good. I will be back. B

At work, it was a Monday. Nothing exciting happened.

After work, I went home and made some dinner. Drew ate the last of the kabobs from the weekend. I made a keto chicken and broccoli casserole. I am picky about chicken anymore. I didn’t particularly care for it.

Lazy Sunday

When I woke up in the morning, my monthly visitor arrived and since it was day one I wasn’t up to going to the pool. Drew went bike riding with his dad out in South Park. I decided to go to my parents and just hang out with them for a little and see my dogs.

When I arrived, I snuggled my dogs and said, hi to them. My mom cooked my dad and I breakfast and we just lazed about. I made them watch the movie Midnight in Paris. My mom and dad never saw the movie before.

Image result for midnight in paris I am so Owen Wilson’s character,. like him, I suffer from “Golden Age Thinking.” I think the past is sometimes better than the present.  I love all the writers mentioned in the film, especially Fitzgerald. I miss Paris. I really can’t wait to go back.

I stayed at my parents until around 2pm then went home. When I got home, I got another shower and made the edits to my paper that my writing tutor suggested and I submitted it. I needed to get it submitted by 8pm. I will be happy when this summer class is over.