Love in the time of the Coronavirus

Yesterday, Drew was at work when he texted me and asked me if I had seen an e-mail from the Chancellor, of the University of Pittsburgh. I refreshed my e-mail on my phone and saw that that I had received an e-mail and it was about Pitt’s Actions against the Corona Virus. I read the e-mail and we are moving to online learning, and there will not be anymore in person classes for the rest of the semester. I couldn’t believe this was happening. Robert Morris University sent out there notice and are moving to online learning, and even cancelled fan attendance at the Women’s basketball game for the NEC Tournament final. Carnegie Mellon University send out their notice and are planing to move to online learning, but need a couple days to sort it out, but the campus will remain open, but most events are cancelled, as well. This is such a strange time. I feel the need to look out for myself and prepare to be disciplined since now everything is to be conducted for school online.

Andrew and I went to the store yesterday to grab a couple things and the aisles that contain toilet paper were bare. There was hardly any Lysol wipes. This is madness. When we got home, I put dinner in the oven, and we watched the President address the nation.  I need to think about my safety and the safety of those around me, and social distance myself. I hope this doesn’t last long, but it is the way it has to be for now. I think it’s good we learn to embrace virtual learning and test our tech skills and knowledge.

Short Hair Don’t Care

This morning, I had a hair appointment at what I thought was 10am. I woke up and put on my swimsuit and a romper. We were going to go to the pool after my hair appt. When I arrived, Misty was there she was cleaning. I looked at the receptionst and told her that i was here for my 10am with Misty. She said, “your appointment is at 11am.” I said, it is!? She said, “Yea.” Misty came to the front desk and said, “Yea, but you can come on back. I finished my 10am. I was going to call you and say if you want you can come in early.” I said, “I am so sorry, I hate when people do that and here I am doing it.” She said, “Don’t worry about it. come on back.

When I sat in her chair, I showed her a picture of what I wanted. She said, “we can do that. You want to go that short?” I said, “yes, please.” I wanted a change something fresh and new. The next time I see her. I will be going a little darker for the fall. I like to keep my edge up in the fall. I told her I wanted to remain blonde, but not so brassy and bleachy. We decided on ash blonde at the roots and pull some through, but still keep my light blonde look.

When she was finished, I was in love. I felt so much lighter and more relaxed. I figured Drew was going to be mad. He likes my hair longer. It will grow back. He was texting me while my hair was getting done, I was taking a little longer than expected. When I left it was 11:30am.

I pulled up to our house, and he was outside with the pool bag, anxious to get to the pool. When we arrived, I lathered up with suntan oil and put suntan lotion on my face. I got into the shallow end and pulled my hair up in a ponytail. I can’t get my hair wet for at least 24-48 hours. It isn’t as much fun if you can’t get your hair wet and it was a hot one. We stayed until 2:30pm, then I had to get home and finish my assignment for school.

When we got home, my scalp was burned from not being able to get my hair wet and not putting suntan lotion in my hair. I was hesitant about going back to the pool tomorrow. I got a shower and finished my assignment I sent it to Rachel for review. I was anxious to get her feedback on it.

Drew cooked steak kabobs on the grill and we sat outside and had a cigar and a drink. It was a relaxing day and night.

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?

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.

 

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.

Thanksgiving

Today, is Thanksgiving! I woke up and went downstairs and turned on the Thanksgiving Day parade. We were supposed to go to Bucca today with our families, but since his mom only came home from the hospital on Tuesday, thanksgiving was not going to happen that way. I honestly, didn’t want to go to Bucca. I was glad we were going to my parents for thanksgiving dinner. We did have to stop and see Grandma after.

At dinner, we had a small traditional thanksgiving. Turkey and the fixings. Dad had a cold. Drew looked like he missed his family. After dinner, we went to his Grandma’s and brought her a plate. She of course was so happy to see us. I put her plate in the fridge, but she wanted the dessert plate now. Grandma was asking us about mom and about Christmas. I said, I wouldn’t be surprised if she cancels it this year, her leg is up and she bound to that chair until she can bear weight. Grandma said, oh no she won’t cancel it. I just shrugged my shoulders. Grandma looks forward to the holidays, and doesn’t have much going on. We stayed for a little while, but then it was time to go home. I couldn’t wait. I am still all annoyed.

My Last Day at FedEx

Today, is my last day at FedEx. It is bittersweet. I am sort of glad to see it end. I think it was time to move on.  I am not really going to miss it here at all. I will miss the people, and think about them often, but the job itself was boring, probably because I was a temp.

However, I am sure if they were to bring me on full-time they would have me doing more. My feelings would be different, but whatever. The lady that I am replacing is coming back Monday. I really got to be a part of so much here. I had a little bit more responsibility more than,  I ever was able to have before. Jim utilized me more than Harry. Harry didn’t want me to do too much for him, because when Dorothy came back, things would go back to the way they were. Jim had me organizing his One Note, attending staff meetings, making flight arrangements, building itineraries for his team members, etc.  Venkat allowed me to proof read a document for him that was a legal document. He wanted me to make sure it was clear in civilian terms. I felt like I had a little more responsibility with this position. I knew I could handle this and more. I just needed the right position for it to work for me.

Before I left, I stopped by Venkat’s office, and he gave me a hug and wished me well. He handed me a little box. Inside the box was a little “FedEx” pin. I was so touched. I almost cried. I never felt before like I meant so much to organization before. If the opportunity was ideal, then I would definitely work with FedEx full-time.

Today, I am listen to songs from my youth, and the one that I am listening to at the moment, is Hilary Duff’s song, “Fly.” This song comes on right before a big break through happens in my life. It is a good song and very inspirational. I will see where this next adventure takes me, but now it’s time to “Fly!” More later.