Pep Tony

This morning, I had an ALL SLICE virtual meeting. I was awarded Pepperoni Tony! Pepperoni Tony is this stuffed animal piece of pepperoni pizza that gets passed around at the ALL SLICE Staff meeting. Pepperoni Tony is awarded to someone, who went above and beyond. I had yet to receive Pepperoni Tony, so when Oisin awarded me with him I was so excited! I was given Pepperoni Tony due to the Greek Report that I am compiling. I was tasked with creating this giant report of all the Greek Stats since 2011. I am going to work on it up until my last day. I am hoping to get it done before my contract ends.  Also, I had my dogs with me that day and Paris was on the call with me when I got the award. I said, “Mama got an award!” This is the highlight of my day!

Dinner at the New Place

This evening, we were on our way to dinner at our friends’ house, and Mike and Steph.  They just moved into their new house. We helped them pack up over the weekend. We stopped at the beer distributor to get a couple cases of Truly. When I walked into the beer distributor, I didn’t have my mask on. I turned around and went back out to the car got my mask and put it on. I can’t get used to this new normal.

When we arrived to their new house, it was so beautiful on the outside and the inside is so nice and big! It’s perfect for them. Emma and Stephen were excited to show Drew and I their room. They also have a nice back deck. Mike cooked us steak, broccoli and leek. I never had leek before, but it was good. It reminded me of an onion.

After dinner, we stayed for awhile, and said goodnight to Emma and Stephen, who were getting ready to go to bed. We left shortly after. It was so good to spend some time with our friends. I am so over this social distancing.

Last Assignment Completed

Well the Spring semester is officially over. I just completed my last assignment which was a three minute video on an influential author from the course. I chose Johnson. I am officially done with the Spring semester. It feels weird. Typically, I would be ready to go out and celebrate, and hang out with friends, but nope social distancing is important right now I guess. I am getting to the point where I am over it a little.

I have no plans for the rest of the week. Over the weekend, I will be reviewing nominations for the SLICE Awards and ranking nominations. Andrew and I were just talking what is a weekend anymore? Since there is nowhere to go and nothing to do really except stay at home. I guess a weekend is just a couple days where you don’t have to log onto work. I already miss the old way. I know people are going to say the old way wasn’t working, but ignorance is bliss….

I hope everyone is taking care.

Monday

Today, I logged on for CMU and prepped for the virtual SLICE awards. Then, I took a walk with Andrew in our neighborhood. When I came back, I had my meeting with my supervisor. He gave me a few more tasks to work on regarding the SLICE awards and we checked in with one, another and talked about the weekend and how higher education is definitely different right now.

After the call, I logged onto check the balance for my summer class. I want to take french over the summer. I noticed the staff benefit has not be applied yet. I e-mailed them and asked them when that will be applied. I am hopeful that I will be able to take the class and it won’t cost us too much.

Also, I went on Amazon and didn’t really find anything that I wanted to read. I am picky when it comes to books. If I buy a book to read, I want it to be a part of my library, not just a random book.

Now, I am going to start the last assignment for Ethics and get everything turned in a head of time.

Passed my Lit Review!

This evening I was getting ready to take dinner out of the oven, when I got a text from my friend who is in my grad program. She said, results of her lit review was up and that she passed! I immediately grabbed my phone and logged in. I checked to see if my results were posted and they were. I passed!  I was so relieved. I am so glad that the hardest part is over with. I dropped my phone in excitement. Drew said, “Babe, talk to me! What is it!?” I said,”I passed!” He congratulated me and gave me a big hug and a kiss. He said, he was so proud of me. I am so grateful for him and for his support. I can’t believe it. I am one class away from my Masters degree! I called my parents and told them the news. There were so happy for me. I texted Andrew’s mom and told her. She congratulated me. This was a huge weight off my shoulders. I am ready for summer! One more assignment for Ethics class due next Thursday and the Spring semester is over!

Local Mexican Restaurants

Over the weekend, we ordered from a local Mexican restaurant in order to support the smaller chain restaurants during this time. We also got a frozen lime margarita to go! I can’t remember the last time I had a margarita. Andrew and I both got burritos and we split an order of chips and guacamole. It was so good, but it is not the same as actually going to a restaurant.

Please remember to support your local restaurants!

At Home Barre Workouts

I started doing barre again. The weather has been a little chilly and too cold for me to walk, so this gets me on my mat and stretched out a bit. It feels so good to stretch. I even got Andrew in on the fun as well. He did some barre workouts with me. He said, I should have been a barre instructor. I am going to keep up with this and do it a couple nights a week.