Farewell Dinner

This morning we had a chiro appointment. It has been a little while since I was there last. I was busy with grad school and work. I know I needed this appointment. He adjusted my neck, my back, and my left hip. After our adjustment, we made an appointment for the Saturday that we return from England. We are going to need adjusted after the trip.

On our way home, we stopped at Starbucks. I called and they added up my rewards, and I had two free drinks to cash in. I got an iced caramel macchiato and Drew got an Iced coffee with a shot of espresso.

All of the sudden, we heard the brakes of a car skidding and then heard a crash. We looked out the window and car had collided with another car.  I told Drew perhaps he should go outside and see if they need help directing traffic until cops arrive. He agreed and went outside to check on the people involved. No one was hurt, but the airbags did deploy. Thankfully an ambulance was not too far down the road.
When Drew came inside, we grabbed our coffees and got in the car. We wanted to get on the way before they shut down the road. We went back home and I got in my car and went to my 11:30am nail appointment in Crafton. I was going to get a gel manicure before we went on our trip.
When I arrived to the nail salon, they took me right away. Anna filled me on the gossip at the salon and did a great job on my nails. After I left, the nail salon I went to my parents and hung out with them. There was no point in me going back to Moon, then back out to Crafton again.
So I went to 4pm mass with my mom and dad. They like it when we go to church together as a family. I wish Drew arrived in time to go, but he was at the gym. At church, my dad likes to get there really early and get a parking space. My mom doesn’t like to get there a half hour early, and I don’t blame her, but I find it cute that my dad is that excited about church.
After church, we went home I helped my mom get dinner ready. I requested my favorite dish. Meatball stroganoff over rice. I helped her with the meatballs. Then Drew arrived. I was happy to see him. It felt like old times; him arriving to my house to see me at my parents. We kissed, and then he grabbed a beer, and went into the living room with my dad.
After we ate dinner, I cuddled with my dogs and visited with my parents, then it was time to go. We wanted to have the rest of the evening together. We stopped at Walmart for some last minute things for our trip, then it was home to watch the Office and Riverdale.
When we got home, we snuggled and watched Riverdale. I fell asleep during it, and then my period finally came! I was cramping and it was awesome! I am so glad it is here, then I can get it out of the way before we go to England!

Nails & Mother-in-Law’s Birthday

This morning, I got up at 10am, got a shower, and had some coffee. I made us pancakes for breakfast, and I watched some episodes of Reign. I am almost finished with Season 4. I will miss this show. Drew got ready to go to the gym, and I got ready to go to my parents in Crafton.
When I arrived at my parents, I noticed there was an unfamiliar car parked next to my dad. I wondered who is here, and they didn’t tell me that anyone was coming. When I walked inside my parent’s house, my dogs greeted me at the door. I bent down to pet them. I walked past them and into the living room. I was curious to see who was there.
When I entered the living room, I looked over to the couch and saw my cousin Bing. I thought oh great, he is going to sing, or he has already sung. It is coming. I kissed my parents, and then sat down on the floor and listened to the older generation talk. This is pretty much my life. I was an only child, so I heard lots of adult talk and Bing didn’t really seem too interested in talking to me, just parents, so I picked up one of my dogs and just snuggled one of them on my lap.
All of a sudden, Bing burst out into song. I looked down at Louie, my dog, who was laying in my lap. His head was turning to the side, and wondering what is all that noise. I tried to keep from laughing. I knew it was only a matter of time. I texted Drew. I said, Bing is here, and he is singing. Drew said, Of course. I had to hold back some laughter. Now you may think I am mean, but it is like the Johnny Angel and the Halos type music. If you aren’t from Pittsburgh and don’t know who Johnny Angel and the Halos are, then think of it as old jazz music, or like “old-timey” 50s music. Not something that I listen to really.
Around 15 mins to 2pm, I kissed my parents and my dog’s goodbye. I had a nail appointment to attend. I drove to the nail salon, and Leanne packed up her nail stuff so we could go to her house. She had enough of the salon and was getting annoyed with the people there. On the way to Leanne’s, my car notified me that there was low tire pressure in the front right wheel.
When we arrived at Leanne and Dan’s, we went inside and she got to work on my nails. Dan came home with Maci, who I was so happy to see! She gave a hug and a kiss. I love her. Dan is a mechanic and has done work for us before on my old car. He put air in my tire and told me that after I drive it, the sensor should go off and I should be good. He handed me a beer, a miller 64. I couldn’t turn it down.

After my nails were done, I drove home to Moon. I had to meet Drew at the house, we were going to get in his car and go to Beaver Valley Mall, so the jeweler could look at my grandma’s ring. It is too small and is going to need more platinum added to it. The ring is starting to get thin. it is 81 years old. I love it! I feel so honored to have it. I wear it pretty much every day.

On my way to Moon, the tire pressure notification was still on and I was really losing air rapidly. When I got home, I kissed Drew, changed, and then we were out the door. We decided last minute to take my car to NTB. We took separate cars. He drove mine and I drove his car.

We took his car to the mall, to look at the luggage for our trip. We needed one more suitcase, he and I both. We needed a bigger one. We found a 30″ at JCPenney’s and it was on sale. We both got one, and then we got the call from NTB. They said I had a small hole the size of a pin. They were able to patch it up until I would need a new tire. I was happy it was fixable, that costs $30.00.
After the mall, we drove to NTB, since they were going to close at 7pm. We picked up my car and took it back home. We then got in his car and went to the store to get a card and a gift card. We were going to meet his parents and his brother at the cafe, in Aliquippa. Well when we arrived, it turns out that Tommy wasn’t there only his mom and dad, which was okay. We talked about everything vegetarianism, LGBT, my ring, my parents, our England trip, their Arizona trip, grandma and we gave them their birthday cards. Andrew’s dad’s birthday was last month. I had grilled cheese with tomato and fries for dinner, and Drew had a burger.
After dinner, they picked up something to take home to Tommy. They kissed us goodbye and then they left. I was tired and ready to go home. I had enough for the day. I really did. I was over it. I got my corrections from my tutor via e-mail. Tomorrow is going to be a long day of homework.

No Work

This morning, I woke up at around 9:00am. I had coffee and we watched some tv, then I got showered, and got ready to go to my nail appointment.  I was excited to see Leanne. When I arrived at the nail salon, I saw Dan, who was just leaving. He was there to drop some things off for her.  Dan saw me and said, he was on the way to the hospital, they are going to do a biopsy on his dad. I wished him the best and walked into the salon.

When I walked in, I saw Maci and she walked right up to me. I was surprised to see her there, and not in school. I picked her up and hugged her tight. I miss her and how little she used to be. When I set her down, she told me she has a sore throat. I thought great. Nikki was there she was washing hair, and helping Kathie on the other side of the salon. Nikki and I are still friends, but it has been a long time since our club days.
When I took a seat at Leanne’s desk, she started on my nails. She told me how hard it has been for Dan and at home. She tries to get him to talk to her, but he just stays quiet and cries every so often. Maci being home sick. They can’t catch a break. I feel bad for them. I wish I could do more to help, but I figured getting my nails done helps. She put an acrylic overlay on my natural nails.
After I got my nails done, I was on my way home. Once I got home, I did some more elaborating on my paper and I was finished. I needed someone to look it over and see what more I could say if it was organized correctly and if my punctuation was on point. Ugh, I just want this paper to be turned in already.
When Drew came home, we took the fall and Christmas decorations out to the garage that was in the basement.  We were having a new washer being delivered tomorrow and I wanted to get some things out of the basement anyway. I hate clutter. We cleaned up the washer area and moved some basket of clothes into the basement. We haven’t been able to do laundry so it is piling up.
In the evening, I made dinner, and we watched The Office. We are on Season 3 now. I love this show. Before we went to bed, Drew and I had to move the sectional couch so they would be able to bring the washer in and remove the old one. As we were moving the couch, his slipper got caught on the silver peg that connects the couches together, causing him to fall and smack his head off of the coffee table. He fell on the floor. I hopped over the sectional and knelt down next to him. It didn’t help that we were drinking. We had a couple crowns and water. He told me that he is okay, his head just hurts. I said, “well yea you smacked it off the coffee table.” I grabbed an ice pack and put it under his head, and he rolled over on to his back. I was worried, but the visual of him falling is kind of funny. We laugh when we get hurt. I did call his mom and ask her if she could go to the hospital, she said no just give him some Motrin. How many drinks have you guys had? I said we had two each. She said, “He should be okay.” When I got off the phone with her, I called his brother, Tommy who is a nurse. He said, don’t give him Motrin since he has been drinking. He doesn’t need to go to the hospital, unless there is a lump, or if he is bleeding. Neither was happening, so I guess we are good.
However, I was scared for him to sleep, because you shouldn’t sleep when you smack your head, but I had a feeling he was going to be okay. The washer was coming early tomorrow, so we were off to bed.