Barre Wednesday

This morning, I woke up and I was in some pain. I had pain in my lower back, and on the left side of my pelvis.  I thought this is for sure period pain. It is going to come today! The past couple days, I haven’t been feeling all that great. I have had nausea and I have been so tired, but I think that it is all hormone related.

At work, Nancy the other admin and I were talking about families, and some of the things she has experienced with her family. She noticed I haven’t been feeling all that great, and was wondering if maybe I was pregnant. She wanted me to take a test. I knew I wasn’t. Drew and I have been so busy and I have had so much work to do for grad school, we have to have sex in order to get pregnant. 😉

Around 3pm, I went to the restroom and my period was here. I know this is TMI, but I was so happy. I told Nancy it was here and she laughed. We were both relieved. Nancy is like my second mother. She tells me I am like her kid all the time. I was cramping so badly, and I walked slow to the cathedral to meet Drew.

When I met up with him, he asked how I was doing? I told him I was okay, but I was cramping. He asked if I still wanted to go to barre, and I told him yes. I didn’t want to miss barre. When we got home, I got changed and ready to go to barre class.

There was so much traffic getting on to the Sewickley bridge. I did a U-Turn, but Stoops Ferry road.  Apparently 65 was closed due to a landslide. Once I got to the gym, I parked my car and walked in. I thought how am I going to exercise with these cramps? I walked past the basketball court and there were still kids playing b-ball, so I walked to where the treadmills were, and I saw Erin. She was going to come to class with me, but wanted to get some cardio in before class. I decided to do the same. The only treadmill that was open was next to this man, so I got on the treadmill, and there was a man standing in front of the treadmill talking to the guy, who was next to me on the neighboring treadmill. I didn’t bring my headphones, so I had to hear their conversation. I walked on the treadmill for about 5 mins, before I got off and walked away. I couldn’t take it anymore. They were talking about the tuxedos for the one guy’s,  daughter’s wedding. How they have it so easy and the women don’t. I was so irritable and didn’t care to hear their conversation.

When I walked into the basketball court area, it was mostly clear except for a couple kids still shooting hoops, the instructor walked in and told the children to leave, she has a class in here now. The children took their time. My instructor means business. I got a chair, a mat, and 2 pound weights. I went over to my spot. I set up my stuff and kicked off my shoes. I took off my socks, and got ready for class. Right before class started, Erin came in and set up next to me. I told her to grab at least 2 pound weights. She said, “okay.” she grabbed weights and went back over to the mat next to me.

The instructor turned on the music, and started the class. We started with piles and leg work. After we finished legs, my legs were shaking. My thighs were so wobbly. We moved to arms. I grabbed my weights and stood in first position and we worked our arms in different motions with the weights.

Then it happened, at one point the instructor kept correcting Erin. She was saying that her form isn’t right, and if the weights are too heavy, then she should grab smaller weights. She said, “what do you have? 5 pounds?” Erin said, “yes, this is my second work out today.” The instructor still encouraged her to get smaller weights. Then the instructor corrected her form again, and said she won’t get anything out of it, if her form isn’t right. Erin took her weights back to the rack and then put her shoes on, and grabbed her chair and mat. She put the chair and mat away, and then told me to come find her after class. The entire time I am trying to follow the instructor and trying to pay attention in the class. I like Erin, but I was just so annoyed. The instructor approached Erin as she was leaving and said, she just didn’t want her to get hurt. Erin said, I am not a novice fitness person, I know how to lift weights. It’s okay, I will just finish my work out in there and pointed to the cardio area where the treadmills are located. I shook my head a bit. I really was so annoyed.

After arms, we got down on the mat, and my iwatch lit up it was a text from Erin, more like a 2 page story about her thoughts on the instructor. I thought oh my God. I will talk to you after class. I am in class right now, leave me alone. I know you left. I was there. I know you are upset, but  damn. The ab work out was ridiculously hard for me today. I wonder if the instructor was upset that Erin left and was taking it out on my abs!

After class, I put my weights back, my chair, and wiped off my mat. The instructor asked me if I knew that girl. I said, I just know her from coming here, that is all. She said, oh okay, well I don’t want her to get upset with me. I was just trying to do my job and instruct her, and encourage her to get smaller weights. I said, oh i know, but she feels she is advanced and was going to listen to anyone else, that is her problem. She said, “yea, but I am going to get flack for it from Adrienne.” I said, go talk to her now and tell her your side, and it will be okay. I will vouch for you. She was glad to hear that and appreciated me being there for her. Honestly, I do like Erin, but at the same time, I have grown to respect my barre instructor, and I felt Erin was wrong on this one. I was annoyed with her too.

After I left the instructor, I went over to the weight room where Drew was and told him about the drama. Then I sort of looked for Erin. She told me to find her after class. I really didn’t want to. I was hoping she would have left by now. I did see her on the ab machine. I took a deep breath and approached her. I wanted to tell her how annoying she was, and how she acted like a child, but I didn’t. She apologized and said she didn’t like the instructor’s style, and how she called her out in class. I shrugged my shoulders, and told her I understand her perspective. I told her I had to get going. She understood. I wanted to leave before I said something out of turn.

When I got home, I got a shower, drank protein drink and watched Reign, until Drew came home. Tomorrow was going to be a better day. I just know it.

St. Patrick’s Day

While everyone was out getting wasted, and probably going to the parade in downtown Pittsburgh, I had a busy day of errands. I have never been much for the day drinking, or all day drinking. I got up at 7:45am. I got a shower, dressed, and then left to go to my parents. I wanted to see my dogs. I haven’t seen them in so long.
When I arrived to my parents, I was so happy to see my little puppies. Louie took a second to let me love on him. He hasn’t seen me in a while and was a bit skittish. Paris was ready for hugs and loves. I miss them. I went upstairs and hung out with my mom, after I said, hi to my dad. Paris and I snuggled in bed for bit. She was snuggled up in my arms. I love her. She is so cuddly and she loves the attention.
After a quick cup of coffee, I left to go to the hair salon. I was going to see my parents later at my house anyways. When I arrived at the hair salon, I sat in the chair. We talked about the game plan for my hair. I definitely wanted to be lighter, but I still liked the dimension, so we opted for all over blonde with a few caramel low lights. Overall I am satisfied..
On my way home, I called Drew and he told me that Dave, our handyman was there to fix the water pipe, that leads into the washer. It was all corroded. I drove home, so Drew could leave to go to the ACC tournament game. He was going to go with his friend Ben, who had tickets. I was jealous. Soon after I arrived, Drew left and my parents came over. My parents and Dave sat at my kitchen table and talked about the Catholic parishes that are going to be closing in the neighborhood.
After a while, I said, “Alright well I am hungry, and we have to get going.” I stood up. If I didn’t, Dave would have sat there all day and BSed. He is a little lonely I think. It’s sad, but I have things to do. When we left the house, I told my parents I would drive. I opened the backseat of my car, to put my purse in on the seat, and noticed a small puddle of water in the backseat on the floor. I picked up the bottle of windshield wiper fluid and noticed a small crack in the plastic bottle. I took the bottle and the gray, plastic Walmart bag that it was in and put it on the concrete parking lot, by the bushes. I figured I would deal with that later. I was so damn mad.
Once everyone was in the car, my dad was teasing me about my taste in music. I have XM and I like to listen to 90’s alternative and grunge, the Lithium channel. He wanted “The Bridge.” I settled for 70’s rock. On the way to Sheetz to find a vacuum to suck out the puddle of Rain-X on my backseat floor, my mom started to have a panic attack because she couldn’t figure out how to unlock the doors if the car is in gear. I said I don’t know to do that. I am trying to drive and I don’t have the patience for this shit. I was able to pull over safely. I parked the car and she rolled down the window and proceeded to argue with me, about the locked doors and she kept clicking them off, but they would switch back on when the car is in gear. It is a safety feature. What I don’t understand is she was fine, on the way to the bridal shower last weekend, when she was in the front, but dad had to be in the front and mess with my radio. I was so annoyed.
When we put the money in the vacuum it didn’t work.  It wouldn’t suck anything up. I said, “Okay, let’s go inside and get our dollar back. That solves this problem.” We got the dollar back, got back in the car, and my mom had the window down, and my dad wanted the heat on full blast. I felt like I was driving children. I was so over it and didn’t want to go to lunch at this point. I was hungry, but I was losing my appetite. I could be home reading and doing work, no I am here dealing with this. I drove to GetGo, no vacuum. I drove to Sunoco, no vacuum. I was over it.
I parked the car at Armstrong’s restaurant, we walked in, got a booth, and sat down. I ordered the baked ziti, dinner portion. I was messing around today, with a small salad, Italian dressing. I was so short with the conversation. I just wanted to go home. After lunch, I drove home and my parents left. I got out of the car and saw my neighbor. She asked me what was wrong, and I told her. She said, do you have a shop vac? I said, “yes.” she said, use my extension cord, and my outdoor outlet. I said, “really? that would be so helpful.” She went inside and got her extension cord, she was on her way to Ohio. She handed me the cord and left to get on her way.
The cord was so tangled. I  was able to unravel it the best I could, and I brought up the shop vac, and hooked it up, and was able to suck out the fluid from the backseat floor. In the meantime, Drew was sending me pictures from the game. I could cry. I hate doing this stuff, and it was a long day. Andrew’s mom texted me and asked me what time we will be ready tonight? I told her I don’t think we are going. I had a long day and I am dealing with so much right now, and I don’t feel like drinking tonight, but thanks anyway.
After I got done cleaning the car, I put the shop vac away, and wrapped the cord, and stuffed it back in the plastic container, that it came in. I put it inside our house by our front door, so I remember to give it back to Amy when I see her. I locked up my car and got comfy on the couch. I started prepping for class on Tuesday. I was so over this day.
Anthony texted me and told me that he was on his way over. I needed to vent. He brought Dylan and Ray along with them. We all decided to go to Primanti’s for some green beer. I didn’t feel like changing, so I wore sweat pants with my friends, and they were like you could at least put jeans on to go out. I was like don’t start with me today.
When we got to Primanti’s, it surprisingly wasn’t packed, but it wasn’t night time yet. We all ordered green beers and Drew was going to meet us there. I was ready to see him. All I wanted to do all day was see him. I knew he would be able to help me and be there to support me with my mom acting like a lunatic.
When Drew arrived, we moved to a high top table, instead of a booth. I was so happy to see him. I clued him on the events of the day, and he was so upset for me and sorry that I had to deal with all that today. We talked about the game.  After a few more green beers it was time to go, we went home and I got a shower. I told my friends, that I just wanted to be alone with my husband for tonight. I had enough today.

Stephanie’s Bridal Shower

Stephanie’s Bridal Shower

This morning, I left a little earlier to get to the Marriott to help with Grandma. I arrived at 12:30pm. No one was there. I put my gift on the gift table, restroom, and then hung out in the lobby for someone I knew to show up.

A few minutes later, Aunt Paula showed up with Ashley. I helped carry in balloons, and then Grandma and Mom showed up. I helped Grandma into the door, while mom parked. When my mom came inside, she handed me the gift, and stayed with Grandma. I took the gift into the shower room, and set it down on the table. I looked around for a familiar face, and tried to help if I was needed. I wasn’t sure, I didn’t really know anyone there, but Aunt Paula, and she was busy.

When Stephanie arrived, I gave her a hug, and then went to check on Grandma and Mom. They were coming out of the bathroom I walked with them back down the hall to the party room. Grandma was struggling. I felt so bad. I wish there was something we could do for her. Paula approached us, and Pam said this was too far for her, and there is going to be something done the day of the wedding.

When we walked into the party room, a girl was a holding a chair there for grandma. I approached her and she said, “I was told to hold this for Grandma.” I said, “Thank you, she is right there.” she said, “Okay” and walked away. I put my purse down at one of the seats to hold it for her. When I looked up and saw that same rude woman from the hallway. She was trying to take our seats across the table and she looked at me and said “I guess we can’t sit here now, because her purse is here.” I never met this woman in my life. I looked at her and said, “No, the bride-to-be’s grandmother is sitting here, who just had a long journey pushing a walker to get here from the bathroom.” So, you think the woman would be respectful. She said, “oh we are just trying to all sit together, since we never see each other.” I said, “I am sorry the bride’s grandmother is sitting here.” she gave me an evil look, and said to her friends at the table, “I guess we will just see you at the wedding in June” and walked away. I am sorry, but have some respect for the bride’s grandmother, who is older and has health problems and needs to sit asap. Apparently, this woman is Uncle Tom’s family, and they all are really strange. I didn’t want to cause drama for Stephanie, on her day, but damn how rude can you be?

When we finally sat down at the table, you could tell we really weren’t welcomed, and the other attendants at the table, would much rather have the other rude woman and her posse at that table, instead of us, whatever. The woman who was a chair away from me, asked me I was Andrew’s wife? I said, “Yes, my name is, Danielle.” She said, “I am Stephanie’s, Aunt Denise.” I thought to myself, you are a bitch by association, but I will just smile. My mother-in-law sat next to me, and grandma was on the other side of her, as well as Mary Jo, who sat next to Grandma. Mary Jo was at my wedding, as well. She made Andrew and I towels with our initial on them.

When the shower got underway, I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. I didn’t have a good feeling about it, and it was going to be boring anyways. Someone else’s shower, other than your own is always so boring. Lunch was yummy, we ate chicken salad mini sandwiches, half of a croissant, wedding soup, and vegetables. Dessert was cupcakes, and or sheet cake.

After dinner, the rude woman approached our table to talk to the other attendants, she was standing next to me, and had her hands on the empty chair beside me. I got up and pulled my char, in between Grandma and my mother-in-law. I didn’t want to be around that woman, or breathe the same air as her.  I hope she knew it.
Finally, the games got underway, and Stephanie opened her gifts. I stayed until she opened mine, then I left. I had to stop at home and get some things from Moon, before I went back to Crafton. I crept out of the party room, doubting anyone would miss me.

Once I got to Moon, I called my mom and told her about the shower, changed my clothes, grabbed the things that I needed, and then I was on my way back to Crafton. When I arrived back to Crafton, I let the dogs out and cooked some dinner. I really wasn’t hungry, but I knew Drew would be.

After dinner, we settled in for the night and watched the last of the Hugh Hefner series on Amazon Prime. It was so good. I didn’t want it to end. What were we going to watch now?

Halloween 2016

Today, we had a chiropractor appointment, and then we were going to hang out until it was time to go to my parents. My mom and dad were cooking me dinner for my birthday, and they had a cake there for me, and that meant more gifts and I get to see my puppies! I love seeing Paris and Louie. I miss them so much when I am not home.

When we went over to my parents, we brought our Halloween costumes, so we could change over there, and then just go to Leanne’s. After dinner, Happy Birthday, and gifts, we got ready to in our costumes. Mine always takes the longest, because I have to put make up on. Andrew’s just has to put his on over his head, and he is done.  My mom took a picture of us, and then off to Leanne’s we went.

When we got to Leanne’s everyone was in the basement, I put my dip in the fridge, and then we went to down to join them.  Shawn, and Gretchen, Eddie, Mikey, Dan, Nikki, Tisha stopped by, Jada, and Maci were all present. Immediately, we were put on the beer pong table and weren’t allowed to leave because we kept winning. We eventually gave up the table, so we could sit down and drink. We had more fun this year, than in past years. Of course there was a little bit of drama with Jada, but that is how it is with that crew.