Today, I work virtually with CMU until 2pm. I submitted my ethical dilemma paper. At 4:30pm today, I have to present with my group on our case study. Our case study is about GPA calculations, and the readings are about for profit colleges. I thought how am I going to apply this to the readings. I thought about it, but it was a stretch. I typed up my thoughts in the shared google doc. I had a call with the professor for ethics class on Monday, I asked for his advice, and he said he didn’t have to use the readings for the week. We could use any readings in the course, just as a long has we had a good conversation with him about the case and tried to apply our knowledge. I reported back to our group, and we just decided to run with it and see what happens. I wasn’t all that concerned. Today, we plan to discuss the case study and the reading at 4:15pm today. I know we will do well. This is the second to last assignment in the class. We have group discussions regarding the readings and one 3-minute video presentation on an influential author in the course that influenced us. I haven’t even thought about that presentation yet.
Right now, I have the window cracked open a bit, and the blinds are open. I am letting the sun and the fresh air motivate me. I plan to be as productive as possible today.
Yesterday, I got a call from my dentist. He wanted to know if I was able to come in at 11:30am to check my tooth. I told him I wasn’t in any more pain, the antibiotics helped, but I still wanted him to check to make sure it was okay.
When I arrived, I was the only one in the waiting room besides the receptionist. It was weird. This whole thing is weird. My dentist called me back, and he checked my tooth. he tapped on it, and it hurt a bit, but it wasn’t the tooth that I thought it was. He said, “Are you sure, it was the one you thought it was.” I said, “Yes, I was pretty sure, why?” he took some x-rays and actually showed me which tooth he thought it was. He said, I think either it is the one next to your crown. The filling maybe pushing down on that nerve, and causing some pain and discomfort. If that is the case, I am going to refer you to a specialist, or he is wondering if the tooth with the root canal is failing, but since I wasn’t in anymore pain he suggested I wait a week or two and see what happens. If I am still in pain, I am to give him a call and he can refer me, or give me some more antibiotics until the specialist can see me. I am not really all that worried about it right now. I just feel a little pressure no pain.
After the dentist, I went home. Andrew was out walking. I had a 12:30pm appointment with my writing tutor to discuss my seminar paper. The dentist was the big outing for the day.
This morning, I worked virtually with CMU in the morning, but I put a call into my dentist. I noticed that I was sore and tender on the bottom left side of my mouth. I do have a huge filling there, and it may turn into a root canal at some point. He called me and told me that they just got word that they cannot perform any dental surgeries anymore due to the COVID-19 risk. They are encouraged to shut down until further notice. So he prescribed me 10 days of amoxicillin to eliminate any infection, and I am to call him if it gets worse. I had to cut my day short with CMU, but I plan to make it up this week. I got my prescriptions filled.
In the evening, I had my FaceTime call with my professor for seminar class and we touched base on what was next for the lit review and we talked about my meltdown, but I was better now. She told me that I will be okay, and I believe her.
I faced the music and tried to write something even better than what I had before I lost all my work. I sent it over to my tutor and received her feed back. I applied her feedback and sent it off to my instructor in time for Monday’s deadline.
Over the weekend, I worked on my ethics paper. I want to get this done as soon as possible. I had to work on a group project that is due the same day as the paper, so I didn’t want to leave too much for the last minute.
Also, Andrew and I cleaned the house from top to bottom, and went on some walks in the neighborhood. It is tough, but we will get through his.
All non essential businesses are closed. On Monday, I went for my last hair appointment before the quarantine. I received a phone call from the hair salon that they had to close at midnight tonight. When I arrived, the stylists were hard at work, getting as much as they could done before the close. It was actually a cool experience to be apart of. A woman said to the owner, can I buy you a bottle of wine? I want to do something for you.” The owner said, “No, just come back when this is over.” I was sad for the owner of the salon, but so glad to be there apart of this moment, where we are all pulling together and trying to do what we can for our small businesses.
When I sat in Misty’s chair she touched up my roots and made them darker, but still kept my light blonde ends. I wasn’t sure how long this was going to last. The government said two weeks, but just in class it was going to be longer. I decided to cut my hair short, and let it grow back out again, so it wouldn’t look ratty at the end of the quarantine. I am already looking forward to the end of the quarantine.
Andrew and I went to the gym yesterday, and they had every other machine roped off with a sign defining social distancing and trying to eliminate the spread of germs. I thought it was a good idea. There were very few people at the gym, but I tried to be considerate of my time on the machines, so others could use them. I think we are all in this together, and need to remember to be kind to one, another.
After the gym, in the late afternoon, Andrew and I decided to go to Primanti’s for green beer. Typically, one would not be able to find a parking space at this location, or a space at the bar. However, we were able to find both ,a parking spot and a space at the bar. We opted for one of the high top tables in the name of social distancing. We ordered our green beer and seemed to be the only ones who were drinking it. Until one girl at the bar was like, “hey, they have green beer!” It seemed as though everyone forgot that we should celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Recently, I found out my nationalities through a 23 and me test. I am British and Irish mostly. Also a mix of other nationalities, but mostly British and Irish, so I have to have at least one green beer. We ordered our sandwiches, and enjoyed just getting out for a bit. We were going to be inside for the most part of the week next week working from home. We still plan on trying to go to the gym, as long as it doesn’t close.
Also, I am over going to the store. It is barren anyways; no bread, no milk, no toilet paper, and no organic meat. We went this morning to see if they restocked their shelves. we bought fresh spinach and plan to freeze some, and some organic vegetables. We also managed to get the last bag of frozen organic chicken. It is madness.
I hope everyone is staying safe, using common sense and washing their hands!
After CMU today, I went to the gym and hopped on the elliptical. I only did 30 mins, but I kept my hooded sweatshirt on to keep the heat in. I did some reps on the hip abductor and then went home. I needed to get home in time to watch Siesta Key.
When I got home, I threw some chicken thighs in the oven, and then Andrew walked in the door. Finally, I got to sit down drink my protein shake and watch Siesta Key.
I love Laguna Beach and The Hills type “reality” tv. It’s my guilty pleasure. I could binge-watch those types of shows over and over again. Of course, at the end of the episode, they show the scenes for next week and they always leave me hanging.
After Siesta Key, I got a shower and then got ready for bed. Andrew stayed up to watch the State of the Union. I totally forgot it was even on.