Personal Day

Today, I took a personal day. I needed some me time and time to get some homework done with this weekend with all that we have planned. I also had a couple errands to run. In the morning we went to breakfast at a French and American Cafe, Cafe Des Amis. I am Boujee (as you know) and I am a bit of snob, but Drew and I went to Paris and we went to England. We have been to great restaurants and not so great restaurants. The food at Cafe Des Amis is awesome, but the staff and service is a C- it can be so much better and should be so much better.

When you walk in, you got to the counter, place your order, pay for your meal and then seat yourself. You have to get your coffee yourself, it is self serve as well as the bottled water, and bottled drinks. I hate that. If I am going out to eat I want to be waited on. The least they did was bring you the food once it was ready.
IMG_0947.jpegI ordered the French toast and it was served on a baguette. It was amazing. The food was so good. Drew got a bacon and avocado omelet. I won’t hurry back to the restaurant at all, but the food was so good.

 

 

I don’t know what do you guys think of having to serve yourself pretty much at cafes? Does it bother you?

After breakfast, I went home and started to work on my homework and he went to his annual PCP appointment. I worked on homework until about 11:15am. Then I got ready to meet one of my old colleagues from the radio station where I used to work. He was hooking me up with lunch and Disturbed tickets. I was not hungry at all but he treated me to lunch. I had a small grilled chicken salad. It was good to catch up with him, so much has changed there since I left.

After lunch, I stopped to see my old boss from Fastest Labs, Chris and then I talked to Earl the maintenance man, who also does the maintenance for the radio station where I used to work. The buildings are in the same office complex.

After visiting with my old friends, I went to get my oil change then to the goodwill. At the goodwill, I snagged a blue Calvin Klein dress for $6 dollars and a top that had the tags on it still. The top was $58.00 and never worn. If that is not Boujee on a budget then I don’t know what is. I have become such a good goodwill shopper. I have always found a few things when I go.  I think I am going to wear a blue dress to the ballet tomorrow. I will be sure to post some pictures.

Also, I was able to set up my interviews for my project for Student Development Theory. All-in-all it was a nice and relaxing day.

 

 

New iPhone and New Number

New iPhone and New Number

Drew is really good at spotting the deals when it comes to Verizon and new phones. He saw a deal that says buy one iPhone XR and get the other free when you activate a new line. He called Verizon and asked how he and I take advantage of this deal? Verizon customer care said, that we could simply change my number and cancel my present line. So we went through with the deal and they sent us only one phone. We called customer care again, and told them and said, that is because the cost never went through for the second phone. We had to pay the tax and activation fee for the second phone, and it didn’t go through. The customer care agent called the nearest Verizon store in our area, and made them aware of the issue and told them the plan. The customer care agent said, the store is expecting you and will take care of you.
Okay, so we arrived at the Verizon store and we had a bit of a wait before anyone could assist us. Eventually, someone came over and assisted us. We told them the breakdown of the situation and we brought everything with us. The manager said, well they are trying to care of you and I get that but it is also commission fraud because the whole point is to generate new business not just change your number. They were being too honest with us and sort of making us feel bad, but at the same time that is not for us to know. We are here as we were told to get the deal. Well in the end, it all worked out we walked out with brand new iPhone XRs. I did have to get a new number. I had a Kate Spade case and Drew had an Otterbox case.

Kate Spade Mug

So I did end up going back to Macy’s and getting the Christmas gifts for my mom that matched her Lenox: Winterberry set. Also, I did get the Kate Spade mug and the ornaments Drew picked out that night at the mall. When I checked out, the bridal consultant gave us the bridal discount on each individual item. I was so happy and satisfied. This mug is so cute!
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Christmas Shopping Blackout

After work, we had to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. I don’t want to be shopping up until Christmas, but there were still somethings that I needed to pick up for my mom, and perhaps myself. JOnce we got to the mall, Drew dropped me off at the entrance and he went to go park his car. I walked inside JCPenney’s, a woman greeted me and handed me a coupon for 20% off. I gratefully took the coupon, smiled and said, “thank you.” I walked past the associate and saw all the Santa Claus figures and the Nutcrackers. We don’t have a single Santa Claus in our town home. We need a Santa Claus, but which one? There was one where Santa was dressed in the traditional red suit with sequins, but there was also one where Santa was dressed in a burgundy type cape with the gold staff. Sure, everyone loves the traditional Santa with the red sequined suit with his list and his sack of toys, but I liked the Santa with his burgundy cape and gold wizard staff. There was something mystical about this Santa. I wonder which one Drew would pick?
When Drew walked in, a woman handed him a 20% off coupon and then he saw me looking at the all the different Santa Clauses. He greatly accepted the coupon and said, “thank you” and approached me. He said, “look babe they are on sale.” I smiled. I loved those words, that means we are getting a Santa, but which one? I said, “Yes, they are. Can we get one?” He said, “Yes, we can.” I said,  “Which one do you like?” I said, “I like this one.” I picked up the mystical one the burgundy one. He said, “really? He looks like a wizard.” I said, “you think?” He said, “Yea, I like this one.” He picked up the traditional Santa with the red sequined cape and his sack of toys. I smiled and said, “really? The list is so tacky and traditional.” He said, “this is Santa, he is not some wizard.” I laughed. He said, “We will get both.” I smiled and said, “Are you sure?” he said, “Yes, babe. I am sure.” He looked across from the Santa Claus section and saw they have Nutcrackers. He said, “Babe, they have nutcrackers too. Do you want a Nutcracker?” I said, “I would love one.” We walked over to the Nutcrackers. He asked me which one I like. I picked up the one that had sequined uniform. He said, “I was thinking that one too.” We both smiled.
After we checked out at JCPenney’s with our 20% coupons. Drew walked the Nutcrakcer and our two Santas to the car. We still have Christmas shopping to do. While he was doing that, I walked to the yoga pants and tops section. I thought about how I need to get back to the gym. I saw this shirt will sweat for Rose. That is the truth. Drew met me and we walked hand-in-hand to Things Remembered to place the order for Grandma’s Christmas Stocking, and his dad’s rocks glass that had a cigar holder with on the side. It was cute and so for him. While I was placing the order, Drew stepped out of the store to call his brother to see what to get their mom for Christmas. I suggested they chip in for a gift card to the Sewickley Spa. Things Remembered Said that my order would be in on the 21st. That is so close to Christmas too close for me.
Our last stop was Macy’s. While we were in Macy’s, we were walking around Home Goods. We picked out my mom’s gifts and I saw this adorable Kate Spade mug that I wanted it. When all of the power went out. Drew was over looking at ornaments and I was frozen solid near the bridal section where all the china was. The lights were out for a brief moment, then they came back on again. Then after a few minutes the lights went out again, and then came back on again. This time it was only the emergency power. Drew approached the China section and said, that was so weird!” I said, “Yes, it was.” We looked around the registers were down. We had to leave our things with the bridal consultant, and he would call us tomorrow when the power was on again and the registers were working again. We tried to be productive.

Sunday

This morning, I started my Leadership paper and created an outline and I was glad I got it started. Next weekend was going to be too crazy. Other than being a little tired from last night. I hung out and got caught up on my shows.

That evening, Andrew’s parents came by and dropped off my birthday gift, a coach iwatch 3 band. I have been eyeing this band up for so long now. I need to invest in some leather cleaner. I love the classic C’s it is symbolic of Coach. 🙂
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Dip Powder Set

Dip Powder Set

After I finished my paper, and got to work on some other assignments. I treated myself to a trip to Walmart. While I was at Walmart, I got some candy  for the two trick or treaters that live next door to us. We get them the big king size candy bars. I wish I could trick or treat again. lol

While I was at Walmart, I picked up some eye lashes and glue for my witch costume that I will be wearing next Saturday at Leanne and Dan’s. Then I treated myself to a dip powder set. Instead of paying 50 dollars for me to get my nails done at a salon, why not just do it myself? I was a little nervous to try it, but why not. I like to have polish on my nails. or else I bite them.

When I got home, I sat down at the dining room table, while Drew did his home work, and attempted the dip powder. They didn’t look too bad, but it is so involved! There was barely any dry time. I was glad of that.  🙂 They didn’t look too bad when I was done. Now how long will they last is the question. The box said they would last for 21 days. We will see!