Pitt Preseason Game

This morning, we had a chiropractor appointment, then we ate breakfast at Kings. After breakfast, we went to Walmart, then he dropped me off at home and went to to the grocery store. We are making burgers and dogs tonight.

While he was at the grocery store, I started bring up some fall decorations from the garage. I am trying to bring. It out little by little (pictures to follow).

When Drew got home, I helped him put groceries away, and sorted through my homework. I need to do some reading by next Monday. Maybe I will do some tomorrow.

Now we are watching the Pitt game. We look good. Even though it is only the first game! That’s a Pitt panther touch down! Roar!

I think I am going to start the macaroni salad. I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

First of the Year Appoinments

This morning, I woke up at 8:30AM and called the Dentist. My Fitbit says I only slept for 4 hours, which isn’t a whole lot, but I couldn’t fall asleep. The dentist said they could see me at 11:20am. I got a shower, and made some coffee, and watched a little television. I was going to miss one episode of Dawson’s Creek due to this appointment at 11:20am, so I wasn’t too happy about that and I was so nervous for bad news.

When I arrived at the Dentist, it was 11:00AM. They took me back on time, and took some x-rays. The Dentist told me that it is a really deep filling, and that I would need a root canal. I need to take care of it now, if I don’t, I would have to get an implant and that would cost double than a crown!

This is my second root canal, and my second crown! I am so pissed. Of course, but surprisingly, I am rolling with it. Things are about to turn around, right? The root canal is scheduled for the 16th, and my cleaning for the 23rd, so here we go. I dropped off my prescriptions and went home to type up this entry, and finish watching the second episode of Dawson’s Creek, then back out to get my prescriptions.

Whew! Tomorrow, I have a gynecologist appointment please let good news come from that one!

Anthony’s New Position

This morning, I woke up and it was Friday finally. I got up around 10am, and made some coffee and watched Dawson’s Creek, applied for jobs, and talked to Anthony. He is on his way over eventually. He had a job interview downtown at PNC for an operations associate. He told me about the job and how he found it on Linkedin. I think saw that one. I didn’t apply for it, because Drew used to work for PNC and he hated it. I know I am not in a situation to be picky, but I can’t help but be.This is not how I thought 2017 was going to turn out. If I think about what I envisioned for the start of this year, then I will start to cry. I am trying to stay busy. I did make a therapy appointment. I called yesterday. I found out that she is leaving and starting her own private practice in the South Hills. This was the second person that I talked to who was moving on, and probably not going to be someone I can go to for help anymore. The thought of starting over with a new therapist makes me feel anxiety ridden as it is. I don’t want to go back. I want to go forward.
When Anthony, came over we chatted out his interview. He did get the offer, and is so excited about his job at PNC, as an operations associate. I was so happy for him. I didn’t feel jealous of him at all. I wanted him to be happy and I am glad he is staying in Pittsburgh now. We talked about my situation, and how excited he is to finally get out of Friday’s.
When Drew came hme from work, Anthony was still there. Drew was excited for him to hear about his new job, and we all talked for a while, then Anthony went home to drink wine and celebrate his new position.
When Anthony left, Drew and I talked about his Anthony’s new position. All I know is that I want a job so badly, but I am not about to take someone’s glitter away, because I am not happy. I am not that kind of person. Andrew and I went to Giant Eagle, and got some beers, pizza, and chips. We were on a junk food binge. We also stopped at the Redbox and rented Jason Bourne. By the time we got home, made the pizzas and drank a couple beers we were tired and had to save the movie for tomorrow.

New Years Eve

When we woke up, we went to the gym, and got a little work out in, then I came home, and did some more laundry. We made a nice dinner, and had a few drank together. We had a great New Year’s Eve, but I was so hormonal.

On top of the fact, that New Year’s Eve, makes me uneasy already. It always has. In the blink of the moment, 2016 will be over, and it will be on to another year, whether we are ready for it or not. I hate not knowing what is around the corner, but I was ready for 2017..sort of?

IKEA/Family

Today, we went to mattress firm, and got our mattress replaced, they are going to deliver it the first weekend of January. Then to IKEA to get a bed frame, which had to be assembled, and it was in 3 big boxes. We didn’t think this through. On the way to Brian and Melissa’s, we had to hold the longest piece steady, in between Drew and I in the car.  Every time Drew turned. The longest piece, would move move and hit Drew in the head. It was kind of funny. He had a tender spot on his head, from the box hitting him.

When we arrived at Brian and Melissa’s, Tommy and Megan were already there, and they brought Butters. Brian and Melissa just got a new puppy. It was the cutest thing in the world. I was holding her throughout the night and it definitely gave me puppy fever! I want one so bad. Dinner was yummy and we got so many left overs for the week.
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Christmas Day

In the morning, we woke up we opened gifts with each other, and then got ready to go to his parents’. We already knew each other’s gifts. I received a FitBit Alta from Drew. I gave Drew wireless headphones that are like mine, but they are black. We relaxed, until it was time to get Grandma. We had to pick Grandma up at 12pm, then go to Oakdale to his parent’s new house.
After we got there, my parents showed up, and it was so nice to have my parents there. We were finally all together on a holiday! Megan and I drank wine together all day. It was nice and relaxing. My mom helped clean up with Aunt Tootsie in the kitchen. I was glad everyone was there. It makes things so much easier, on Drew and I without having to travel back and forth on Christmas. We left around 8pm and took Grandma home. It is hard to get her in and out of the car. Once we got home, we relaxed for the rest of the evening. Another Christmas in the books.

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Christmas Eve

My Christmas Eve traditions have changed over the years. We used to go to my Aunt and Uncle’s in Upper Saint Clair, up until my Aunt and my Grandma passed away. The traditions in the family have changed. So ever since our family traditions changed, we have been going to my parent’s friends’.

We went to my parent’s around 1pm, opened gifts then went to Christmas Eve mass. After church, we went home fed the dogs, and then got ready to go to Carol and Fred’s. It was nice, but I am ready to relive the magic of Christmas again. Christmas used to be so magical, when I was a child, and as I became adult it lost its magic in a way to me. I think as an adult, the magic is being with the one’s you love, until children come along, and then you create the magic for them.  I am ready for a new Christmas tradition.

Hair Appointment/Star Wars

Today, I had a hair appointment at 2:30pm. So I went over my parents for a little bit and played with my dogs before my hair appointment. After my hair appointment, I went home and waited for Drew to come home. He was on Christmas break as of today, so I had him until January 3rd. I was so excited to have him home with me for selfish reasons. When he got home, we got ready to go see the new Star Wars movie. I was so excited. My older man crush was in it. Mads! The movie was awesome! I even got a Star Wars shirt! I loved the movie, but Mads died. I love Darth Vader, too!
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CMU Interview #2

Today, was the day another interview with CMU. I got to the bus stop and grabbed my coffee, and waited for the bus. It was another cold day! Once I got on the bus, I was the last stop. The bus driver was so cool. I told him why I was going to CMU and he said, that he wishes me good luck, and told me where to pick up the bus when I get done with my interview. It made me feel at ease.
Once I got in the building, I saw a new face at the reception desk. There was a different girl there, then there was at my last interview. I smiled and told her who I was, but that I was super early. She said she will wait to announce me until 15 mins prior to my interview. I changed my shoes, and went to the restroom. Then I decided to make some friendly conversation with the receptionist. I asked her when she started? And she said, I started Monday. I said, oh awesome! I said, “so you must love it?” She said, “Yes, I do.” I said, “that’s great, congratulations.” I saw the scene from mean girls in my head. The one where everyone is fighting around the water fountain the mall, but in reality, it can’t be like that. I turned to walk back to the sitting room. I sat in the same chair, as the one I sat in last time I was there, perhaps it was superstitious of me.
After a while, Lauren, the senior director of alumni engagement greeted me first, then we went into her manager’s office, Mara. Mara was nice, but you could tell she was busy, and this was the last thing she wanted to do, and probably didn’t really seem to care about my answers, but whatever. I answered the questions the best I could, but I can’t believe they lied to me and filled the positions last Monday. I was kind of focused on that and a little let down at that fact, but I had to be in the moment. I didn’t want to mess up this interview. I finished early with them, surprisingly. Lauren escorted me back down to the sitting room and went to tell Lynn that I was ready. Typically, finishing early is not a good sign. I waited for Lynn to greet me. She finally came down and told me she was suffering from a cold, and apologized.
When we went to her office, she told me that she apologized, and wasn’t sure if Gloria told me or not, but they filled the two positions. The receptionist and the data position. I said, no they did not tell me. She said, “Oh they didn’t, I am sorry.” I said, “thank you, but I understand and I am glad that you were able to find the right person for the role.” She said, “Thank you, tell me how you feel about this position? I said, “I feel as though this position is exactly what I was looking for, it combines admin and event coordination in to one positon. She said, I think you would be a good fit and I wanted you to be the first to have the opportunity to interview for it.” I was glad that she kept me in mind. She told me that they are in the beginning stages of this position, so it is going to be a while before we reach our decision. She said, “ I know you have been waiting so patiently and I apologize for that.” I said, “thank you, but I understand that this is how it goes sometimes. Then it was time for me to meet with Gloria. I didn’t get a chance to meet with Gloria last time, because she was sick. Lynn escorted me to the meeting room, where Gloria was waiting for us. Lynn said, Goodbye to me and happy holidays and said, we will be in touch.

When she exited, I shook hands with Gloria, and we sat down and had a good conversation about my work history and what I was looking for in a career. She promised to keep me informed and was sorry she didn’t let me know earlier with the last two positions. I said, I understand. I am just glad that I had the opportunity to interview.  We left on a good note. I was so exhausted after the interview.

CMU Interview

Today, I woke up around 10am. I wanted to get down there around 1pm. My interview was at 2:45pm and wasn’t going to end until 4:45pm. Once I got down to CMU, I got a parking pass and parked behind Alumni House. It was an old mansion transformed. I hung out in my car for a while until it was time to go in.

When I first walked in, everyone was in the back-dining room, celebrating a baby sprinkle. One of the girls was pregnant again with their second child and they were throwing her a sprinkle. When they were ready, I first met with Lynn she told me that Gloria Gruber wanted to meet me today, but she is out sick. Lynn and I met for a half hour, during the that I was supposed to meet with Gloria. We just go to know each other a little, and had a casual conversation. I was going to meet with Lynn again for my last meeting of the day. After meeting with Lynn, I met with Diana P and a Russian woman, who were asking me questions about my past work experience, and the data that I would be responsible for. Then I met with Diana B and another woman who was responsible with Tableau. Kathy was the last woman I met with before Lynn her involvement with the person who is going to be in my position ended. They no longer want the person in my position involved in the parent and family engagement aspect for now. Hopefully I can get that back on my plate again at some point. I would love to use my good conversation skills with the parents and the families of CMU.

Lastly, I met with Lynn again. This time it was a formal interview conversation. One of the women asked that I show her my portfolio the project I made for Katz graduate school of business. Lynn was like wow this is perfect. You must love to do documentation. I said, I do. She said she is a recovering perfectionist.

After the interview was over they said that they were going to have a decision either right before thanksgiving, or the week after. I wish I could know now. When I got home, I stopped at Wendy’s before arriving home. I was excited to see Drew. When I go home, it was like 6:00pm. Rush hour traffic was a bitch. When I walked in the door, the smell of the bath tub made me so sick. Drew was so happy to see me and to hear how my interview went, but all I could do was focus on the smell. I was about to be sick. I handed him the food, and he opened the windows for me. He felt bad that I was sick with that smell. I tried to eat the little bit of Wendy’s I brought, but my stomach was sick and I wasn’t feeling good from that smell. I had a headache, as well. He gave me some motrin and I laid on the couch until it was time to go to Aliquippa. We were going to go have one more night in the quip before they move. I was excited for the Café.

Once we got to Aliquippa, they asked how my interview went, and we went to the Café. We had an amazing dinner, and a few beers. It was relaxing and what I needed after today. I desperately wanted CMU to call me.