Social Distancing?

Andrew and I went to the gym yesterday, and they had every other machine roped off with a sign defining social distancing and trying to eliminate the spread of germs. I thought it was a good idea. There were very few people at the gym, but I tried to be considerate of my time on the machines, so others could use them. I think we are all in this together, and need to remember to be kind to one, another.

After the gym, in the late afternoon, Andrew and I decided to go to Primanti’s for green beer. Typically, one would not be able to find a parking space at this location, or a space at the bar. However, we were able to find both ,a parking spot and a space at the bar. We opted for one of the high top tables in the name of social distancing. We ordered our green beer and seemed to be the only ones who were drinking it. Until one girl at the bar was like, “hey, they have green beer!” It seemed as though everyone forgot that we should celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Recently, I found out my nationalities through a 23 and me test. I am British and Irish mostly. Also a mix of other nationalities, but mostly British and Irish, so I have to have at least one green beer. We ordered our sandwiches, and enjoyed just getting out for a bit. We were going to be inside for the most part of the week next week working from home. We still plan on trying to go to the gym, as long as it doesn’t close.

Also, I am over going to the store. It is barren anyways; no bread, no milk, no toilet paper, and no organic meat. We went this morning to see if they restocked their shelves. we bought fresh spinach and plan to freeze some, and some organic vegetables. We also managed to get the last bag of frozen organic chicken. It is madness.

I hope everyone is staying safe, using common sense and washing their hands!

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.

Erie & St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Today, Drew went to work for a half day. I hung out and finished the laundry. I washed his work clothes, and made sure I was ready to go when he came home. When he came home, he heated up something to eat, then we were pretty much out the door. We had to meet his mom and dad at Dr. Bailey’s in Wexford. It was easier to jump on the interstate from Dr. Bailey’s. On the way to meet his parents, we stopped at Burger King. We didn’t know when we were going to eat again, once we got to Erie.

After Burger King, we met his parents we were on our way to Erie. I get antsy during long car rides. I kept fidgeting with the radio, and finally we stopped at Rest Stop, just fifteen minutes away from Tommy and Megan’s.

Once we arrived at Tommy and Megan’s, Tommy was still at the base. Megan let us in, and we checked out their new furniture, brought our bags in, and we sat down on the couch, and decided what we were going to do for dinner. His dad offered to cook, but it was getting late.

When Tommy got home, he suggested we just go to out this wing place that he wanted to go to before he left. After Tommy got a few things packed, we were off to dinner. Odi’s is the name of the wing place. The bar was packed with everyone partying for St. Patrick’s Day. Once we got seated, we ordered a bunch of wings, and pulled pork fries. We had a couple beers, then Tommy and Megan left to go back to the house, they had friends coming over.

When we got back to their house, we hung out until a couple of his military friends come over. The two that came over, were not deploying with him, but will be going over at some point in the summer. It was cool to meet them. We stayed up until 11pm, but he had to get up and go to base early in the morning, so his friends left, and we all went to bed.