We spent Saturday and Sunday at the pool.
Saturday, after the pool, we went to his parents’ house. We were celebrating Andrew’s birthday with our families. We got showered and changed at his parents. I packed up all my stuff. The plan originally was after dinner to go to the Helicon brewery, but we decided against it. Andrew and I were worn out from the pool and were ready to head home.
Sunday, when we woke up, we got ready to head to the pool. I was more relaxed than yesterday. On Friday, I turned in my last writing assignment for my summer class. Now I just had one short reading to do, a discussion post, and responses by Friday at 12pm. After those last items, I will be done with my summer class. I am anxious to see my grades. This instructor is different. I think he will post grades all at once. I have only seen one grade so far and it was a 10/10 on my first writing assignment.
After the pool, Andrew dropped me off at home, so I could get a shower and get some housework done. Then he went grocery shopping for dinner tonight, and for the week ahead. After I got out of the shower, I put some laundry away, changed our bedsheets, threw some clothes in the washer, and when Drew got home, I helped him put away groceries. He was cooking out on the grill tonight. I love when he grills.
After dinner, we started watching John Wick 3: Parabellum. We will probably finish it tomorrow. So far it is so good!
Nancy is on vacation this week. It will be a long slow week. Also, I am still waiting to hear the results of a possible opportunity. I hope this week is the week that I will hear something.
When we woke up, we got ready and went to the pool. I put my phone in my pool bag just in case I should hear back. Today was supposed to be the day. I was keeping my fingers crossed in hopes I would hear something.
At the pool, it was hard to relax. I kept looking back at Drew, who was laying on the towel. I was in the shallow end of the pool trying to lay out. relax, and enjoy the sun, when it came out of the clouds. It wasn’t the most ideal pool day, but I was trying to make it work.
Around 2:15pm, we left the pool and I went home and showered. I had birthday errands to run for Drew. His birthday is tomorrow. Dylan came over my house and accompanied me to the mall to get his birthday gift. We walked the mall and reminisced how the mall used to be so busy. It was nice hanging out with Dylan. We never really hang out just him and I. I usually only see him when I hang out with Anthony. I bought Andrew his favorite cologne from Macy’s and then we went to Walmart. I had to get gift wrapping, a birthday card, face wash, body wash, and Andrew asked me to pick up a few things.
When I got home, I said goodbye to Dylan. I put Drew’s gift together and sign the card. Then I sat down and started to work on my paper. I realized I need my book. I can’t do anything without my book. I looked in my bookbag and remembered that I left it in my office. I didn’t plan to take the day off today. I told Drew the news and he said, when he got home we would go back to Pitt and get my book. I was so upset that I left my book at work.
Thankfully, we were able to drive to Pitt and back in record time. I started typing up my paper using my cell phone on the way home. When we got home, I sat down and finished my paper, and sent it off to my writing tutor for review. My head was everywhere. I had so much I needed to accomplish with my summer class ending, RMU CLA curriculum, and the project with my advisor. I was also anxious to hear the decision about an opportunity.
For dinner, we ordered pizza and just hung out the rest of the evening.
When I woke up in the morning, my monthly visitor arrived and since it was day one I wasn’t up to going to the pool. Drew went bike riding with his dad out in South Park. I decided to go to my parents and just hang out with them for a little and see my dogs.
When I arrived, I snuggled my dogs and said, hi to them. My mom cooked my dad and I breakfast and we just lazed about. I made them watch the movie Midnight in Paris. My mom and dad never saw the movie before.
I am so Owen Wilson’s character,. like him, I suffer from “Golden Age Thinking.” I think the past is sometimes better than the present. I love all the writers mentioned in the film, especially Fitzgerald. I miss Paris. I really can’t wait to go back.
I stayed at my parents until around 2pm then went home. When I got home, I got another shower and made the edits to my paper that my writing tutor suggested and I submitted it. I needed to get it submitted by 8pm. I will be happy when this summer class is over.
Today, I had a status meeting with my advisor. I have been working on a project with her and two other girls from my program. I have been putting it off it seems, but I am about 85% of the way done. I need to do some course descriptions, but other than that I feel like I have most of the information in the spreadsheet. At the end of the meeting, we set a completion date for the final product which is August 15th at 12pm. I need to dedicate more time to this and finish my part. I am trying to make another opportunity happen for me (I will have more details as they become available), my summer class, and wanting to soak up a little bit of summertime. I have been so busy.
After the meeting, my advisor and I just decided to jump right into our advising appt for that we originally scheduled for tomorrow. I spoke to my advisor about everything and she gave me some advice. She is so helpful and I value her advice and opinion on anything. We had a good meeting. She told me to keep her posted on what happens with the opportunity, and how the project comes along if I run into any questions. I am thankful and grateful to have her in my corner.
On Wednesday, I had my virtual tutoring appointment with a new tutor. I wanted to get my paper looked over and corrected. My other tutor was not available it seems. I did miss her, but at least I can submit this paper now and not have to work on it over the weekend. I just wanted to relax this weekend.
We had an early dismissal, the Dean’s office was closing at 3pm. Our division administrator announced to us via e-mail that we could leave at 3pm and to have a safe July 4th! I was so ready to have the 4th off of work and the 5th, then a nice long weekend. We didn’t have much planned this evening. We got Chinese food for dinner. We were going to my parents tomorrow for a cookout and then his parents on Friday for dinner. I didn’t see the point to cooking for just one day.
This morning, I did not want to get out of bed. I hate how Sunday nights never provide the best restful sleep. When we arrived to Oakland, we stopped at Starbucks to kick the week off right. We had to make it through 3 days then it was a four day weekend for us. Andrew and I took a vacation day on Friday the 5th.
When I got to the office, I talked to my mom for a bit. My dad just went into the operating room to get his cataract removed. The procedure was only going to take 6 mins. I was nervous for him, but I know he will be okay.
I sat down at my desk, and turned on my computer. I only had one e-mail to respond to, which wasn’t so bad. I responded and then started on my paper for my summer class. I was able to finish it and get it to my writing tutor for her to look over. I am waiting for her to kick it back to me with changes, and then I am going to submit. Also, I am waiting for others to submit their discussion posts so I can reply immediately. I do not want to do homework over the holiday weekend.
I sent a text to my friend at the radio station and told him my availability to pick up the Shinedown tickets. I am waiting to hear his availability.
Other than that is pretty low key here. I am hoping the rest of the week is like this.
This evening, the plan is to head to the gym and get a work out in, then go home and chill.
This morning, we got up around 8:30am. I went to Starbucks and got us two cold brews. He texted me on my way home, that his friend Brent who cuts his hair, asked if he could come this morning at 10am for a trim. We did have plans to go to the pool, so as I said, as long as you are back by 11:30am. When I got home, I handed him his coffee, and kissed him. He was out the door.
I got my swim suit on and a pair of shorts with my Britney Spears t-shirt.
Then sat down to read my book for this week’s discussion. This book is titled, Seeking Common Ground Public Schools in a Diverse Society by David Tyack. Tyack references the treatment of women and institutional minoritized students. The history was familiar from last fall, when I took Politics and History of Higher Education. I did find the history of the textbook interesting as well as the common historical figures that students seem to be familiar with, which includes more men, than women. I finished the book before we went to the pool. I want to let my thoughts marinate before I post them in the discussion board.
When we arrived at the pool, we met up with Anthony. He lost 70 pounds. He looks like a shadow of his former self. He and I laid out and took pictures. We gossiped about the latest drama. Sometimes I feel bad for my husband, because when Anthony and I get together we talk and talk and it isn’t always stuff my husband wants to hear.
We stayed at the pool until 2:30pm or 3pm, then we went and got Mexican food at Plaza Azteca. We made plans for fireworks with Anthony on July 4th. We were going to be at my parents that day and they live close to downtown, so we were going to be the neighborhood anyway.
When we got home, I got a shower and passed out on the couch until about 6pm. Drew went and did grocery shopping, I woke up and put some laundry in and then sat down to do my discussion post, while he replaced the blinds in our kitchen window.
Goals for the week
- touch base with my friend from the radio station to pick up my Shinedown tickets for 7/10
- finish my paper for assignment 1 that is due on 7/8 so I don’t have to do any homework over July 4th weekend
- Perhaps start reading my next book titled, The Global achievement gap: Why even our best schools don’t teach
the new survival skills our children need- and what we can do about it. by Wagner
- Gym it up Monday and Wednesday
- Make it through 3 days at work, then it is a four day weekend!