After CMU, we decided to go finish our Christmas shopping. We are so last minute every year. After we finished up at the mall, we stopped at Bucca to toast to the semester being over and receiving my grades. We ordered a spicy sausage rigatoni. The small size feeds three people. We split the rigatoni and of course had some bread. I treated myself to a couple glasses of wine. It was so relaxing the semester is over, and I am offically on Christmas break! I want to enjoy every minute of this break.
Today, after CMU I went to Pitt to check in with my group for the functional area project. She was still having trouble, so I suggested we create a sway instead. So I created a sway, and trimmed the audio, so we wouldn’t have to re-record our audio. I added some pictures and some text, and then sent it off to one of the members for approval and then submitted it. I was over it.
In class, I got some confirmation about the projects that are due next week (after this weekend). I feel better and I am just going to do the best I can with the time that I have and I have found that it typically is okay in the end. Julia, my friend in the program said, she thinks we will survive. I agree with her.
After class, I went home and tried on my birthday present from Andrew. He got me Hunter rain boots. 🙂 I have been wanting a decent pair of rain boots for so long! I am in love.
It is supposed to rain the next couple days here, and I am so excited because I have really cute boots now to wear in the rain!
This morning, we got a later start to our day, but we wanted to make the most of it. We went pumpkin picking at Sorgel’s orchards in Wexford. We figured it is best to go on a week day, then on a weekend. Andrew didn’t seem like he was in the mood for it, but I was excited to get pumpkins. Instead of walking up the hill to the pumpkin patch, we got a wagon and went to the stacks of pumpkins that were in these huge containers. It is a convenient way to pumpkin pick, but it is not the same as going up the hill to the patch.
Once we got our pumpkins, Andrew carried them to the car. It was a bit of a climb and dragging the pumpkins, but I was excited and ready to carve them!
Once we got home, we had a little time in between before we met with Anthony and Dylan to go to Phantom Fright Nights!
Today, is the eve of my 32nd Birthday and 4 year wedding anniversary. Andrew went to a conference in Miami and he comes back tomorrow at 4:30pm. I threw a fit about it at first. I didn’t want him to go to the conference, but I am glad that he will be home tomorrow, the actual day of my birthday and our anniversary!
This morning, I was meeting with my supervisor when I received a flower delivery. I was surprised. They are so gorgeous! I texted Andrew and thanked him for the beautiful flowers. He was glad that I liked them.
After work, I had to tutor a football player, I put my flowers in the center console of my car, and drove to where we have a parking lease. I parked my car, and left my flowers in the car. I tutored for about an hour, and then went back to my car to drive home.
When I got to my parents, I brought the flowers in, and put them on the bay window. Then I went to dinner with my dad at the Greentree Inn. We had a birthday drink and talked about my birthday, grad school, and etc. It was nice to have a father/daughter dinner together.
Back at my parents, I took a couple pictures with little Paris, then it was off to bed for this girl. I can’t wait to see Drew. When I was laying in bed, I received a call from Drew he and I talked for a bit, and I cried a little. I do miss him so much!
After CMU, I went to RMU to meet with John around 3pm. We talked about the Meet the Colonials event, and how I am to be stage manager, and where I will be stationed for the event. It is one of my favorite events to assist with. We also had a quick meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students and she approved the commuter student program proposal. We are set with a date, time, and location. I need to reach out to other people in the University to see who can collaborate and talk about the services that RMU has for commuter students. I also asked my best friend Anthony to come speak. He was super involved as a commuter student, where I was not. I didn’t get involved until it was my second to last semester and then it was too late. If I didn’t get involved, I wouldn’t have met Anthony. 🙂 John and I set up our next meeting for next Friday after the MTC event.
After my meeting with John, I stopped at the store and picked up a small box of Blackbox Pinot Noir wine. I wanted to treat myself after the event on Saturday. Drew also wanted a case of Truly.
Then I went home to my husband, and started to cook dinner as he finished up working.
After dinner, we went to the mall to get out for bit. We bought two candles at Bath and Body works, and then to Spirit Halloween. I make sure to donate every year.
Plus you get these really cute bracelets. I have a little collection of them. I think it is a good cause for a halloween lover like me.
After I left CMU, I took the bus back to Robinson to get my car. I got in my car, went home and showered. I changed into my Monte Carlo clothes for the event tonight; black leggings, black and white converse, and a black and red RMU shirt. I laid on the couch and took a nap.
When I woke up from my nap, Drew came in the house with some fast food for me, so I wouldn’t have to get dinner at RMU. I wasn’t sure what they were going to have to eat at the event. After dinner, I left to go to the event, and I was going to meet Drew there.
When I arrived on campus, I walked down to the cafeteria and talked to the orientation leaders. They told me the plan, and I offered to stay at the cafeteria where the event was going to be until the leaders brought the students over to the event. We devised a plan to hand out raffle tickets as they walk through the door. Emma was going to swipe them in, and then I saw my friend Skylar. I will miss him so much when my time at RMU is over. He told me I was not allowed to leave RMU. He told me he was going to glue my feet to the floor. I wish that was the case and I didn’t have to be finished with my internship there.
At one point, one of the orientation leaders went off to go take pictures, and the students arrived to the event early. I went to get her, because she is the only one who knows how to work the tech. I told her that she needs to show someone else how to work the tech, if she is not going to able to MC, because no one knows how to do it. She showed another orientation leader how to use it, but she ended up staying stationed at the mic the entire time.
The event went so well. I was proud of the orientation leaders. When Drew arrived, he told me his car was acting up again. He was pretty worried and seemed off at the event. We left together just incase his car would break down. Tomorrow, he was off work and planned to make some calls.
This morning, we went to the wave pool. It was going to probably be the last Saturday we could attend. Our schedules are jam packed when school starts. It was hot and humid out so it was the perfect pool day.
When we approached the pool, and walked along the green turf we noticed that half the pool was roped off. Drew said, “oh I bet they don’t have enough life guards. They all went back to school.” I said, “yea, they could have charged us half the price.” We laid out on our towels, and lathered up with sunscreen. I laid in the water for a while. I felt like I was trapped in a Dashboard Confessional song. Specifically, the song that says, “So long sweet summer.”
Anyway, we stayed until about 2:30pm, then I had some things I needed to accomplish before I started at CMU on Monday. I was a bit nervous to start a new institution, but excited to see what the week was going to bring.
On Sunday, we organized the basement, and got some things put away in plastic bins and taken down to the garage, or thrown out. There is a good chance Drew is going to be working from home soon in the near future, and I already claimed the upstairs extra bedroom as my office. Also, it gave us a reason to go through the random things in the basement.