Sick Days

Monday morning, I wrote an e-mail to my supervisor and the other admin that I work with and told them I was going to stay home sick. Andrew left work. I went back to sleep and around 9am I woke up and called my mom. She and Dad were going to pick me Wedding soup from Sarafinos in Crafton. This is my favorite place to eat wedding soup. When I lived at home, every time I was sick, I would get wedding soup from Sarafinos.
After I got out of the shower, I laid on the couch. I had to write my summaries for Student Development Theory class on Tuesday, but I didn’t want to, at least not right away. I watched the new episode of Victoria.

When my parents arrived, I got up and opened the door. I stepped aside so they could walk in the house. My dad had a McDonald’s bag with him. I was glad to see them. We sat down at the dining room table. I heated up my soup. Along with the soup, they also give you a chunk of bread and dipping oil. I hate half the bread and one bowl of soup. They brought me enough for two servings. I figured I would save the rest for later. We talked about school work, the interviews, what they were up to, and my cold. After lunch, my mom cleaned up and put my clean dishes away from the dishwasher and my dad took out the garbage. I was grateful they brought me soup and had lunch with me. When they left I went back to working on my summaries. I was able to get them done and submitted.

Before Drew came home, I got another shower and laid back on the couch. When he came home, I heated up some chicken casserole that we had last night for dinner. I heated up myself some soup. We ate dinner and he started to feel sick as well. I felt so bad that he was catching my cold.

Tuesday, I stayed home one more day. I was still so congested and not feeling 100%. I sent an e-mail again to my supervisor and the other admin I work with and told them that I was going to take one more sick day. I was still congested. Andrew left for work and I tried to go back to sleep, but I couldn’t fall back asleep, coughing and blowing my nose. I got a shower and laid on the couch. I watched TV and watched some movies. I e-mailed my professor and told him that I wasn’t going to be in class, and I wanted to use my one absence. I told him how my interviews went and he gave me some good advice. Drew stopped at Walmart on the way home. I got a shower before he came home, and put on some cut up kielbasa and sauerkraut in a pot for dinner. When he came home, he was not feeling well at all. We ate dinner and watched Siesta Key (my guilty pleasure).  Then off to bed. I was going to go to work in the morning. I couldn’t wait to feel better.

Pitt Clinic

Besides it being a typical Monday. I had to make a stop at the Pitt clinic on my way to work. I woke up and my eye was so swollen and puffy. It was a little red in the corner. I bet it was from all the make up I wore over the weekend.

After I was seen they determined it was just a sty and it will go away in couple days. I am to put warm compresses on my eye 4-5 times through the day until it breaks open on it’s own, gross!

My eye was bothersome throughout the day, but I made it through. I wanted to get out of class, but I decided to suck it up and go. I was glad I made it through.

Pitt Preseason Game

This morning, we had a chiropractor appointment, then we ate breakfast at King’s. After breakfast, we went to Walmart, then he dropped me off at home and went to the grocery store. We are making burgers and dogs tonight.

While he was at the grocery store, I started to bring up some fall decorations from the garage. I am trying to bring. It out little by little (pictures to follow).

When Drew got home, I helped him put groceries away and sorted through my homework. I need to do some reading by next Monday. Maybe I will do some tomorrow.

Now we are watching the Pitt game. We look good. Even though it is only the first game! That’s a Pitt panther touch down! Roar!

I think I am going to start the macaroni salad. I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

Tired and Not Feeling it

After work today,  I went with Anthony to the gym.  He didn’t get home until about 7pm. I was dressed for the gym but laying on the couch. I thought seriously about not going. I drove to his house and then parked my car. I got into his car and we drove to the gym.
On the way, we talked about work, my grad classes, the group paper and he gave me some advice, this guy he is talking to, and etc.
When we arrived at the gym, we played some basketball for a bit, then went towards the cardio machines. I was just not into it. I was so tired and ready to go home. We waved to Drew, who was in the weight room lifting weights. Then, we hopped onto the elliptical. I typically treadmill it up before I do the elliptical.
While we were on the elliptical, we watched John McCain’s casket arrive at St. Andrew’s base. We watch them transport the casket, into the motorcade. It is so sad for his family. Megan McCain couldn’t stop crying it seemed. Cindy McCain looked stone-faced. I can’t imagine losing my husband or burying my dad. Anthony had me laughing for a bit.
At one point, Drew came over to say hi. He said to me, “I haven’t seen you smile this big, at the gym ever before.” I agree with him. Typically, I am not a happy camper at the gym. It is nice to have Anthony there with me someone to talk and laugh with while working out.
After we finished the elliptical, we did some strength training, then it was time to go. We drove back to his house, and I got into my car and drove home. When I got home, I was happy to see Drew. He could tell that I was just ready for bed. We hung out for a bit, then I went up to get a shower and lay down. We try to go to bed at the same time, but I am usually in bed and asleep before him. Tomorrow was Friday and it was about to be Labor Day weekend!

Eye Appt

This morning Andrew and I had an eye appt. We went to Lens Crafters in the mall. When we arrived they took us back right away. Andrew was first to be examined He wanted to get new sunglasses today.

After Andrew, they took me back into the room and they tested my distance and shot a puff of air in my eye for glaucoma. All went well there. Then they took me back into a second room, where they had me look down into this machine, that was going to take a picture of each of my eyeballs, so crazy. Then they took me into the actual examining room.

When the eye doctor came in, and shook my hand and asked how I was doing. I told him well. I had no complaints about my vision. He said that is great. He brought down the Sweeney Todd looking machine over my eyes. He had me read some letters all the wall and I read the very bottom row of letters perfectly each time. He said, great you have 20/20. Then he tested my vision when I read. I read the very bottom line with both eyes. he said, “perfect.” One thing he did recommend is blue light lenses. I would wear them when I am on the computer or looking at my phone to protect my eyes against the blue light, which can cause cataracts.

After the examination, I approached Andrew. He was looking at sunglasses. I told him how the eye exam went and helped him pick out glasses. The sales woman also talked to us about the blue light lenses for me. I tried on some glasses, and Andrew I think is getting them for me next month.  I picked out Burberry frames. Of course, they are going to cost us 134.00. The frames are what we would pay for, the lenses are covered under our insurance. Andrew bought a pair of Oakleys with polarized prescription lenses.

After the mall, we went home. That afternoon, I went to the mall to get some last minute things, and Drew went to the grocery store. I had to get a couple of things for us for school. We were both back to school on Monday!