31st Birthday and 3 Year Anniversary

Today is my 31st  Birthday, as well as mine and Andrew’s 3rd wedding anniversary. I was not looking forward to going to work, but I did anyway.  On my way to my building, I called my dad first and he sang Happy Birthday to me. Then I called my mom and she did the same thing. It was sweet. After I got off the phone with them, I sat down at my desk and started to work. Nancy came in and wished me Happy Birthday.

A delivery man showed up with some flowers and asked for me. I smiled when I saw the flowers. I was so surprised. I had to take a quick picture. I was in the middle of a project with Nancy. I called Drew and thanked him for the flowers and we face timed for a minute so he could see them. He was glad I liked them. He is so sweet.

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Around 9:30am, we ate a catered breakfast in the conference room and had a staff meeting. Linda called us together to go over somethings and some procedures. She also announced that it is my Birthday! Everyone wished me happy birthday and I also told them that today is also my 3rd Wedding Anniversary. They wished me Happy Anniversary, as well. It was sweet.

After breakfast, I sat down and got some work done, until 1:00pm. Andrew and I were going to lunch at Fuel and Fuddle. When he came to my office, Melanie and I were going over a project and getting things ready for the Fall schedule.  We are meeting again at 3:00pm. It was going to be a busy  afternoon.

At lunch, I didn’t behave with my Keto Diet. I ate nachos, and Drew had an appetizer and a burger. We will be good tomorrow. 🙂 It is a celebration today. We had a good lunch and didn’t want to go back work.

Around 3pm, I met with Melanie and got things straightened out and we had a plan. I went back to my office and it was about 4:00pm. I started packing up to leave. I had to go meet my TA for my Politics and History class. She was going to look over my paper and give me some pointers. I still need to get the rest of the paper looked over by my tutor. I am starting to get nervous. This is too much left to close to the weekend. I wanted to be able to put it past me before the weekend arrived.

When I arrived to the TA’s office, she wasn’t there. I waited around until about 5pm then walked back to Posvar. I received an e-mail from her. Her meeting ran late and she apologized. I said it’s okay. She said she would come by office tomorrow whenever I wanted. I said that I had nothing going on tomorrow and I look forward to seeing her. I am getting so anxious.

Around a quarter to 6pm, my friend Julia approached the bench I was sitting on outside of our class room. She and I complained about the semester and etc. I told her my issues with the TA and she said that sucks. This is why I try to get things done as early as possible.

Leadership class went well. We got our papers back, our group got a 48/50. Whew! I wasn’t sure what we were going to receive. I was glad that we did so well. We also started to give each other performance reviews. I had to review Julie. She was so cool with everything I said and agrees with me.  I felt relieved.

After class was over, I met with Drew outside my department. I told him about my grade. He said, babe you are kicking ass!  I said, “I know right!” We went into my office and got my flowers so I could take them home. I didn’t want to leave them at work.

When we got home, I got a shower and put on some pjs, then we opened cards together. It was a sweet moment. Then it was bed time. We both were so tired. It has been a crazy week, but I had a great birthday and anniversary.

CCAC Interview. Ohio with Dad. Fish Fry

Today is the first Friday of Lent, so that means Fish fry! This morning, I got up around 7:30am, and got a shower, dressed for my interview, and then made my way out to CCAC in the North Hills. We were supposed to get some snow today, so Drew let me take his car instead. When I arrived at CCAC, I parked the car, and thought how cool is this? I am back at the campus where it all started for me. The friendships I have made, the struggle through math class, Sarah and I stopping at Sheetz before class, and ice cream at Brusters sometimes after class. I had two or three classes here at this campus, but it was so cool to be back. The same receptionist sits at the front desk still, after all these years. She and I talked a bit about how I used to go here, and how long she has been working here. I told her I was here for an interview with the Career Services Department, then the woman that I was interviewing with came around the corner and said to me, “Please tell me I told you, 10:00am? I said, “Yes you did, but I am always early.” She gave me a couple papers to fill out, and asked me to wait at the café. She will be down to get me. I went to the café, bought a small latte for nostalgia sake, and sat down at the table to fill out the papers.

As I was sitting at the café, a boy looked in my direction from down the hall. I didn’t recognize him. I am sure the people that I used to know here are long gone, and moved on from this place. A little while later, the boy appeared again, and made his way to my table. I saw him walking towards my table, so I kept my eyes focused on my papers, and then looked at my phone. I didn’t want to draw his attention to me. I wanted him to go away. I didn’t want him to think I was interested. I could tell there may have been something wrong with him. A minute later, he walked away. The woman who was interviewing me approached me, and took me up to the third floor where my interview was going to take place. When we made our way to the room, two men were coming out of the room. They were confused about the time and location. She said to them, “No you are in the right place.” She introduced me to the gentlemen. They all had a part to play in the career services department. Their titles escape me now. They were seated in panel style. I passed out my resume to them and the interview was underway.

During the interview, she told me about the position, my duties, and who I would be reporting to, the hours, the wage, etc. She said the position is part-time. One of my duties, would be to create resumes for students to use as template for their own. Wait what? I had to create my resume on on my own. Well Drew helped of course, and maybe Emily did too at Pitt, but it was up to me to make my own resume, and make the connections. This is babying at its finest. I don’t like that all. Part of the journey is figuring this out on your own. Well and as time went on, and my experience grew, and I started working at Pitt, Emily helped me with mine, but still I had to seek the help out on my own.

Suddenly my wrist band started to vibrate, and I looked down at my wrist casually, and saw it was a phone call. I thought maybe this is Pitt. Maybe this is them! I felt the need to be honest during the interview, and I told them the honest truth. I am looking for a full-time position, so just to be upfront. Also, I am waiting on results from a second interview that I had with Dean Davis, in the social work department of the University of Pittsburgh. She said that she was an alumnus of that University, and has her Ph.D in Social Work and is familiar with Dr. Davis. What are the odds!? She said, thank you for being honest and if Pitt is what you want, then we wish you the best of luck! I kind of figured that I wasn’t going to hear back from them.

After the interview, I drove to my parents.’ I told my dad I would go to Ohio with him. He had to make the final payment on an end table, and pick it up today. Afterwards, we were going to go to the Dutch Haus for lunch.

On the way to Ohio, we drove through a snowstorm. We couldn’t see 10 feet in front of us. We made it to Sheely’s safely, then to the Dutch Haus. Once we go to the restaurant, I wasn’t all that hungry, so I had the salad bar, and a cup of soup. I had to be careful what I ate. It was Friday, so no meat. I didn’t want to spoil dinner either since we were getting fish from Moon’s fish fry.

Once we got back to Crafton, I stayed at my parents for a while, so I could see the dogs and keep them occupied while my dad set up the end table. When he finished the end table, I left to go back to Moon.

On my way back home, I stopped at the Fish Fry and picked up our dinner. Fish isn’t good cold, so I was going to have to reheat it when Drew gets home. When Drew came home, he brought us beer and I reheated the fish. It was yummy. We were ready for the weekend to begin!