New Years Eve

This afternoon I did some cooking and cleaning. We got the house ready for Anthony and Dylan to come over. At about 6:30pm, I got a text that said we are on our way over. Dylan last told me 7:30pm. Okay, no problem, right? I instantly felt so rushed. Thankfully I had the kielbasa and sauerkraut in the crockpot already, along with the pork tenderloins and the sauerkraut. I put out the snacks. Drew helped the entire time, which I was glad about.
Once they arrived, they brought more snacks, and games. They decorated the snack table. The dinner table was already set. I brought out my wedding china. I was excited to be able to use it again. When dinner was ready, we sat down at the table and said a prayer. Then we ate. Everything turned out amazing. I was so proud of us. Drew and I make quite a team.

After dinner, I cleaned up, and then we went into the living room to drink some wine and play games. We watched Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve. We patiently waited for Britney Spears to perform. Her last performance in Vegas was taking place tonight. They were going to broadcast live from Planet Hollywood. She was going to perform Toxic and Work Bitch.
When Britney came on, she first performed Work Bitch. She has aged a bit, but she still has it. I love her. Anthony, Dylan, and I were screaming. Anthony snap chatted. Then Mariah Carey performed. She redeemed herself last year. Except she complained about not being able to have hot tea, so she was going to do the best she could without it. Anthony and I cracked up laughing. She is always complaining.
After the ball dropped, Andrew and I kissed and opened champagne. Anthony set off this giant confetti tube. He always knows how to get in the spirit. It was fun. I am so glad we got to ring in the New Year with them.

Emotions are High

Today, we had a slow start to the day. We got ready went to the gym, and I really wasn’t feeling it today, but I did some cardio and a little strength training. Then went back on the treadmill. I was going to leave, but I did 20 more mins. My friend Erin got on the treadmill next to me. I wanted to hang out and talk to her for a bit.  I told her about the barre class on Friday morning. She wants to go with me, and then get coffee after. I was happy that she wanted to go with me. It is always cool to have a friend to go to classes like that with.
After I got off the treadmill, I went home and got a shower, and made some lunch. I put in a load of laundry. I checked on the dinner that was cooking in the Crockpot. Then I decided to look at my work e-mail. I saw that one of my professors, for one of my grad school classes e-mailed us a syllabus and said that the course should be up on course web sometime this week, so we can see the readings and assignments that are due. I had a harsh reality check. I looked at the text books that they are offering there are 5 of them. I instantly started to get so nervous. I saw that I only had two things due for our first class, which I was happy about.
When Drew got home with the groceries, I helped him put everything away. I told him about my syllabus and how it was sent today via e-mail. I told him that I was so nervous. He said, “Awwe you are going to do so well baby.” I said, “Thank you, but I am nervous.” He was there for me and we talked it out, but I just had so much on my mind.
After dinner, I read through my textbook list. Drew asked me if I wanted to order them now? I said, “Please if that would be okay?” He said, “Definitely baby, you can start reading, while you are off and get a head start. I am so thankful for him. I really am. I don’t know what I would do without him.
After I ordered the textbooks, we went to go visit Grandma. When we arrived at the rehab facility, it reminded me of where my mom’s, mom was when she was in a nursing home. There were older people roaming the hallways in their wheel chairs, older people in bed, asleep, or up watching television. It was depressing. I hate it that his grandma is in a place like this.
When we walked past this older woman, she was in a wheel chair, and had a hospital gown on, and no blanket covering her. She was saying, “Help me. Get me out of here. I want to go home” (We found out later she has Alzheimer’s). It was so sad. When we arrived, to  Grandma’s room, we walked in and she was up eating dinner in bed.  She looked okay, but not herself. I felt so terrible for her. Andrew’s mom was due to arrive shortly.
When my mother-in-law came in, she brought us some cheese from Thanksgiving, that we had given to her. We told her she could keep the extra, but she didn’t realize that and packed them up for us, and put some ice in a zip-lock bag and sealed it, so it will stay cold. I thought that was weird but whatever.
After we visited with Grandma for about an hour so, it was time to go home and get ready for a new week.  I still had some things to do around the house. It was a short week, but still had to be at work.

Music Department

Today, was my first day at the Music Department. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Drew walked with me to the Porch to get our $1 coffee. Our girl wasn’t there, who is usually at the window. She wasn’t there on Friday, either. I wanted to say goodbye to her since I will be working at the Music Department. I won’t be able to stop by.
Andrew walked me to my building, which is on 5th Avenue, cater-corner from the Cathedral. I wasn’t really all that excited. I wasn’t sure what to expect.

When I arrived, I called Paula. She came to the door and let me inside the building. She led me into her office, and we chatted a bit about the job, and my responsibilities. The position seemed simple enough. She took me on a tour around the building. The one classroom in the music building, was the old WQED studio, where Mr. Rogers would come to visit, which is pretty cool. One of the professors here, actually worked with Mr. Rogers, kinda cool. She took me to my office, and it is this tiny little room with a door, bookshelves, filing cabinet, and a fancy MAC computer. My office at Katz was so much bigger, and it had a window! The previous temp left me a thin document of the job description and where to find things, along with a set of keys.

My first day consisted of me just reading over the manual, and the e-mails that the previous temp was involved in. I was trying to figure out where she left off, and I begin.  I logged into my I-Tunes account, so I could at least listen to Apple Music. They have coffee here it Maxwell House, and it’s not that good. At Katz, they had K-Cups and Keurig. The IT guys came over around 9am and set up my computer, and gave me access to the servers and showed me how to screen share if I want to access my screen, on the front desk computer, while attending to the front desk. There is just not too much going on at all right now, which made for a long day. I only hoped it would pick up.

After work, I met up with Andrew at the Cathedral, and he could tell by looking at me that it was a long day for me. I told him this sucks and I did nothing all day, and I don’t even know who my supervisor is.  Even Paula was surprised she didn’t reach out to me. Once we got home, we watched Game of Thornes, and had dinner. I made roast again in the crock pot.