Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping

This morning we took our time and slept in. I was not in a huge rush to go to the mall. We had to go to Ross Park Mall. I had a gift card to L.L Bean to get a new winter coat, and a Macy’s gift card to get Chanel foundation. They stopped selling Chanel at the Macy’s in Robinson, so it is a bit of inconvenience to drive to Ross Park. I was up for an adventure. We were hoping to get a good Black Friday deal on my winter coat, as well.

When we arrived at the mall, we had a tough time finding a parking spot. There were cars parked along the side of the curb, near the grass, and on the grass. Some people created their own parking spaces. It was so crazy! I forgot about the parking. Drew finally found a space. We saw a couple getting into their car to leave. We were able to pull right in. They took a little while to leave, but once they did half the battle was over.

When we arrived inside of Macy’s, I approached the Chanel counter first and bought my foundation. The makeup lasts me a long time, so I probably won’t need it anymore until next year or the year after.

After Macy’s we went to L.L Bean. There is no interior entrance from the mall to L.L Bean, so you have to go outside and then enter L.L Bean. it is a weird set up. Once inside, they were having a 20% off all L.L. Bean merchandise, which works out perfectly! I was able to find a coat that liked. It was the one I saw online when I was first looking at winter coats. Andrew also got a vest. He wanted this for Christmas. It was so cute he asked me to wrap it up when we got home.

When we left L.L Bean, we went back inside the mall and then got a drink at the Wigle Whiskey place. I am not a whiskey drinker, but I know Drew is and I thought he deserved to treat himself. He was being such a good sport coming out on Black Friday with me. I thought my drink was okay, but it wasn’t the greatest.

After the whiskey, we stopped at Yankee Candle and stocked up on some Christmas candles. They were having a sale. If you buy three jars, then you get three jars free. We were all set for Christmas scents.

After Yankee Candle, we made our way back to Macy’s to leave. I found a cute pair of pink and black Nikes. I was desperately in need of new tennies. They didn’t have my size. When we got to the car, I ordered them online and had them shipped to the store. They were only $30 dollars! I love Black Friday.

When we got home, Drew went to the gym and I did some laundry. We decorated for Christmas in the evening, as well.
No photo description available.There she is the Hornyak family Christmas tree. I love all the ornaments that we have collected over the years.

Our house is officially ready for Christmas.

Magic Wand Princess Parties

Today, I started a new job, in addition to my assistant ship of course, as a character for Magic Wand Princess Parties. My friend Leanne, has a friend named Tracy. Tracy owns Magic Wand Princess Parties. She dresses up like the Disney princesses for parties, and charity events. She has been wanting to recruit me for awhile now. I was hesitant at first, I just had so much going on with school and my full-time job at the time. Now that I am not working my full-time and doing this assistant ship I figured I would give it a try.

I tried on the following costumes:
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The snow princess costume is similar to Anna in Frozen. 🙂 Tracy was being the snow queen for a party and I was to be Anna.  I was she excited for my first party as a character.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I am excited. I am officially going to be a character.




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

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?


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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