Errands, Swollen Right Hand

This morning, I noticed my hand was so swollen. I was scared that I was possibly having an allergic reaction. I had to take Drew’s car to Dan’s autobody, but I was so concerned about my hand.

Once my dad and I got home, I took benedryl and laid down, I was in such a daze. I finished the series the Cable Girls on Netflix. It was good and had an open ending for season 2 to begin. I did fall asleep throughout the show. I was able to snuggle with my dogs as well all day.

Around 2pm, I woke up my dad and decided I need to go to MedExpress. He took me to the MedExpress in Greentree. The doctor there told me that it is quite possible that I am allergic to mosquito bites, and will need to see an allergist. My hand isn’t as swollen as it once was, but prescribed me a steroid to keep the swelling down. I had already decided I wasn’t going to take the steroid, but I did need to pick up a new box of benedryl. The one at my parents’ expired back in January.

On our way to get the car, I picked up the benedryl, and then we drove to McKees Rocks. Drew’s car was done and it passed inspection. I was glad of that, but anxious to get back home and rest. It started to storm on our way to the rocks, and I did get a little wet, when I got into the car. I drove back to crafton, and took some benedryl. I was so out of it. My dad picked up Drew when he got off the bus in Crafton and brought him back to my parents.’

That evening, we did go to dinner in two separate cars. We went to Pennsbury Pub. I was so out of it. I ate my entire chicken salad. I was pretty hungry, but still in a daze from the benedryl. I couldn’t wait to get back to Moon. When we got back to Moon, I took a shower, and took some more benedryl and laid on the couch with Drew, and watched the Pens Game. We won! I did fall asleep off and on throughout the game. I couldn’t wait to go to bed.

Jim’s Memorial Day Cookout

Jim’s Memorial Day Cookout

This morning, Drew took my car to the chiro, I stayed back. I wanted to get this laundry done. When he came home, we went to the store and bought the ingredients for the salad to take to Jim’s. We were excited to go to a cookout and just chill.

When we arrived at Jim’s, everyone was standing out front admiring the green shutters, but what color should they paint the door. Ari and I both decided on a Hunter Green, or a Teaspot green would complement the shutters. I didn’t really care, I was ready to drink and eat snacks. Jim took my salad, and came back with a beer. I was so happy, a beer!  Finally we started playing some cornhole. Jim turned up the music, and we had ourselves a party.

Finally, dinner was ready and we had butter burgers, pulled pork, beans, etc. It was yummy. For desert, we had some kind of chocolate brownie, and whipped cream trifle. It was so good. I drank a bit too much. The guys would disappear to do shots every now and then. We would tease them. We played whiffle ball, and I was able to hit it a few times. I even impressed myself. We stayed until 10:30pm, then it was time to go.  I had more fun this time. I don’t know I think because I wasn’t in such a crazy outfit, I came in jeans and tennies to play all these damn games. It was fun. When we got home, we got showered and went to bed.

Car Troubles & Yoga with Maci

Car Troubles & Yoga with Maci

This morning, I was still reeling inside from yesterday. We did however, go out and try to get some business. We were hoping for a good day. We visited some businesses, Burns and Scalo said they want to revamp their drug and alcohol program and want us to meet with them sometime in the couple weeks to go over what we have to offer. I told Chris to go to Burns and Scalo a long time ago. I was nervous to walk in there, it wasn’t a good experience, working there.

When I walked into Burns and Scalo, the receptionist is an older middle aged woman, and the HR coordinator is new. The CIO is the same. We passed each other on the way to the HR coordinator’s office, which is now on the other side of the building. Also, as we were walking in a familiar sales executive was walking out, I forget his name, but he was odd. It was weird being in there. When we left Burns and Scalo, we drove around to the surrounding areas, and nothing major happened there. They just took our business card, and a brochure. Before we went back to the office, we went to the Amazon Fulfillment center. We were hoping for a good outcome.

When we walked into the Fulfillment center, it looked like a prison break. Everyone was starting to leave at the same time. We thought it was a fire alarm. We were waiting for the HR coordinator to come to the window, someone was supposedly getting her for us. So Victoria and I waited, and waited.

Finally, Victoria asked someone where they were going. He said, “oh we are going on break.” She said, “You guys get to all go at the same time?” He said,”Yea, are you going to start working here?” We both said, “No”, at the same time. He laughed and said, “Aww Damn.” We both looked at one another and gave each other a look. Finally, the HR coordinator came to the window, and approached us. She looked familiar, then I realized I went to grade school with her. Her name is Julie. She remembered me, but it wasn’t going to help. She said, she would pass this off to corporate. They typically do hiring events, and bring everything with them, so they pretty much do it themselves. That was a lost cause. Time to go back to the office.

Once we got back to the office, I told Chris all that happened, and he was glad we had some success, especially with Burns and Scalo, so he drafted up a proposal, and sent it over to them, and will follow up with them in a few weeks. I just get so frustrated with them. We could have had their business a lot sooner, than this, but he never went out to sell. He just hung out with us in the office, expecting us to cold call.

After work, I changed in the bathroom and then got in the car, and went to Autozone to pick up the parts for Drew’s car. Then went back to my parents in crafton. My dad bought me subway. After I picked up the subway, I went back to my parents to eat. After I ate, I kind of laid down on the couch with the dogs for a minute, then got back up and went to Leanne and Dan’s, once they got home from going shopping.

When I got to Leanne and Dan’s, I hung out with Leanne and Maci, until Drew arrived. Once Drew arrived, Dan started working on his car. Apparently, shock plugs are typically easy to replace if you don’t run into any issues. Well, they ran into all sorts of issues. The one side, the bolt had to get re-threaded and he had to do that tomorrow, because it was going on 9:00pm, and no place was open.

At one point, they had to stop and get some parts, and a bigger wrench, etc.  Maci and I did yoga and documented it on Facebook live.  Finally, we just decided to leave and come back tomorrow to pick up the car. Drew asked if I could swing by after work and pick up his car if it was done. I told him I could, but I can’t wait for it. I have plans to meet up with Paula and Phil for a drink in Oakland. They are done at 3:00pm, due to the holiday. I was a little pissed, like I am not going to stop my plans, just so you can have your car to take to the chiropractor. We will take mine instead, and get there just fine. When we got home, the Penguins game was still going on, so Drew stayed up to watch it end in Overtime. I got a shower, and went to bed.

Lab Drama

This morning at work the morale was low. Victoria and I didn’t have the energy to cold call, so we mostly just bullshit. Chris went to Costco and bought some more coffee for the office, and had lunch there. Our cold calls were duds, no one really answered, and when they did we got the corporate answer.

In the afternoon, once I left work I went to the gym. While I was on the elliptical, Chris called me. He asked me about our trip to the bank on Tuesday. He said, that he was missing $20, either the bank counted wrong, or $20 was missing from the zipper bag on the journey from the office to the bank. I didn’t like what he was saying. I said, “Chris, stop right there. Call the bank and see if they counted it wrong. I don’t know how much was in there. PNC does everything for you. I don’t count money when I go, they count it, and they fill the slip out.” He said, “Oh okay, so it is my fault for not going over how a deposit works. I see I should have been more specific.” I tried not to laugh in his ear. I could tell how pissed he was. I said, “Chris I am not interested in taking $20 bucks from you.” I couldn’t believe he was doing this. So, he got off the phone with me and went to the bank. Victoria called me while he was out, I said, “is he serious right now? I would never take money from him.” She said, “he is so pissed.” I said, “I don’t know what comes in and out of the office anymore now that I am part-time.” Victoria said she also told him before you go assuming Danielle did anything wrong why you don’t go to the bank and talk to them first, and then check quick books.” Well it turns out this was a book keeping issue.

After I got off the phone with Chris, I continued my work out, and then I called Chris and he said, that it was a book keeping issue, and we will have to figure out how to keep better organized in the future. No apology, just stating what happened, and here is how to fix it. I would have rather had an apology, but whatever. I need RMU to call me next week and offer me the position.

After my work out, that could have been more relaxing, I went home and got a shower. I heated up some dinner, and then finished the show the Handmaid’s Tale, and can’t wait for Season 2 next year.

I think I will start watching the White Princess, when Drew goes to the gym. I finished the laundry, as well.

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When Drew got home, he got ready to go to the gym. I told him about today, and the phone call from Chris. He thought it was bullshit. Drew had a long commute, I was actually ready for him to leave to go to the gym. I needed to get caught up on my blog, and he wasn’t in the mood. Now to start the White Princess and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Hair Appointment

This morning Drew was late to get up. I had to wake him up. When he left to go to Dr. Bailey’s, I let the dogs out and fed them breakfast. Then I got a shower, and got ready to leave the house. I left the house to go to my hair appointment. I was a little hesitant, because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to run into Kathie or not. I figured she was going to be there.

When I arrived to the salon, I sat in the chair, and she got started on my hair. Kathie walked into do an appointment. She said, Danielle you are so fickle. You don’t like me anymore.” I said, “No, I like you.” Kim said to Kathie she will probably leave me in about month or so anyway. I just laughed it off. I was so annoyed. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that she really disappointed me with the quality of my high lights that one day, before her surgery. If she was sick, then she shouldn’t have been working. She damn sure took my money for a crappy job.

After my hair appointment, I went home to the dogs.  Drew was on his way back to my parents. When we got back home, we hung out and relaxed with the dogs. We also took them on a little walk. Drew was still not 100%. For dinner, I stopped at Wendy’s he wanted a bacon burger, and I got a chicken sandwich. I split my French fries with him. I truly love him and want him to feel better soon.  After dinner, we watched television until it was time to go to bed. Tomorrow we were going to go back to Moon around 1pm. We couldn’t wait to go to our house.

Danni & Tony Reunion

After work today, I went to Anthony’s for dinner. I brought over some chicken breasts that I had in the fridge. I needed to make them. When he saw them, he said, “Damn girl that’s a lot of chicken!” While he was cooking dinner, we documented most of it on Facebook live, which was so fun. We also talked about his date, and how uneventful it was, and listened to Britney Spears.

After dinner, which was okay. I liked the tortillas better, then the chicken we cooked in the oven. We went for ice cream at the Dairy Queen in Coraopolis. While we were there, I got a small ice cream sundae with caramel sauce on it, and whole peanuts. It was so good. Anthony called me basic. He got a chocolate covered cherry blizzard. We sat in the car, and ate our ice cream and made fun of the high school kids sitting on the bench. They were from Cornell. They looked so damn young. They had to be freshman. It’s weird to me that, High schoolers nowadays look so young. I remember when I was in 1st grade and seeing an 8th grader, they would look like they were in their 30s! It’s funny how time changes things.

When we got back to Anthony’s, we did an hour long Facebook live video. It was so bad. Facebook automatically posts the video, I had to delete it, but I made sure I saved it first. At one point, I called Drew to let him know that I was getting ready to leave Anthony’s. He told me to be safe and to text him when I got home. He said, “I love you baby.” I said, “I love you sweetheart.” He is so sweet. Even though, he was at the bar, he was saying he loves me.

When I got home, it was around 11:30PM. I texted Drew that I was home safe, then it was time for bed for this girl. I had to go to work in the morning.

Good to See Friends

This morning, we went to the chiropractor, and I was so tight. I knew this wasn’t going to be fun. He got me to crack little bit, but sleeping on my parent’s bed, and my hips, my ankle were a little tender. I am due to go back on the 20th, and I think I will be better for that visit, especially by then we will be back in our old routine of going to the gym and sleeping in a firmer bed.

After the chiro, we went to Starbucks, and then we went to Autozone in Moon. We had to pick up the stuff he needed in order to change his brakes, and his oil. While we were at Autozone, RMU’s commencement ceremony just ended. We were right across the street from the campus, and I got to thinking about my interview, and how bad I wanted that position, and how bad I wanted to work on campus. I am not sure how it is going to go, next week, or even if I will get an offer. I don’t have the feeling one way or the other. I am not sure. I watched some of the graduates walk across university to the shopping center with their families. I tried to remember my graduation, but I couldn’t. I don’t really remember it. I remember bits and pieces, but nothing really stands out, weird how that happens over time.

After we picked up the tools to fix the brakes, we went to walmart to get Maci a birthday gift. I figured I would just give it to her today, since her birthday was last week. We are going to her birthday party next weekend, but I figured she should have her gift now, instead. We got her a shopkins set, and hoped she didn’t already have it, and a little Poppy doll. I hoped she didn’t have the Poppy doll either. While we were in Walmart, I was on the phone with Anthony he was telling me about the drama, and how he is not friends with Dylan and Carrie anymore. I heard the drama, and then Drew ran into an old coworker of us his from Service Link, so I got off the phone with Anthony, and was able to chat with his old coworker for a few minutes. Then we left, and went home to hang out for a bit. I got to do some laundry and relax with Drew for a while, before we left for Leanne and Dan’s.

Once we got to Leanne and Dan’s, I couldn’t wait to see Maci. We parked in their garage. I let the boys get to work, and I went up to hang out with Maci and Leanne. She loved her gift. She already had a little Poppy doll, but she didn’t have any of the Shopkins that we bought her. I was so happy! I also got to meet little Rosetta the new kitten in the family, who looks just like Tigger. Leanne showed me the new fire stick that they got for their television. They paid 100 to have it jail broken. I said, “Drew could have done that for you for free. We are going to get one too.” Leanne, said, “Damn I wish I would have known.” She showed me how it works, and I was able to search for the shows I wanted to watch when we got ours. I was impressed, illegal, or not. It is still cool.

Maci and I watched Moana, and then a little bit of the Boss baby. Leanne made Drew and I tacos for dinner. I had two, but then it dawned on me that we were supposed to go to the cafe with his parents that night. I figured I would just eat small there. Drew didn’t get a chance to eat. He was busy with the car. It eventually took a few hours to get the brakes done, and we didn’t leave there until 7:30pm. I looked at the clock at one point, and saw that it was 7:15pm. I called his mom and told her that we were going to be late, this took a little longer than expected. She was understanding of it. She knew we had things going on. His dad was getting annoyed and probably wasn’t in the best mood. I knew this was going to be fun!

Once we arrived at the cafe, his dad was in the worst mood. It has been awhile since I seen him this cranky. I tried to ignore it, but it wasn’t our fault that it took as long as it did. We had shit to do and I told them that before. We put our order in, while we were on the way there, so it would be ready, when we got there. It came out shortly after we arrived. I wasn’t all that hungry, but I did eat some wings and a side salad. They were dead for the Pens game. The pens ended up losing to the capitals, but there were still many games to be played. I was hopeful that the pens would win against the capitals when all was said and done.

During dinner, we told his parents about the fire stick, and his dad said, “you gotta watch those fire sticks, my barber has one and said it is constantly buffering.” I just ignored him and said, “Leanne and Dan have one and it works great.” He didn’t say anything back to me.  Drew and I just looked at each other. We both knew what kind of mood he was in. I talked to his mom most of the time, and I told her that RMU is supposed to let me know next week, and how excited I am. She was praying for me, and I am so grateful for it. I need all the help I can get.

Once we got home, we went to bed. It was a long day.