Short Hair Don’t Care

Short Hair Don’t Care

This morning, I had a hair appointment at what I thought was 10am. I woke up and put on my swimsuit and a romper. We were going to go to the pool after my hair appt. When I arrived, Misty was there she was cleaning. I looked at the receptionst and told her that i was here for my 10am with Misty. She said, “your appointment is at 11am.” I said, it is!? She said, “Yea.” Misty came to the front desk and said, “Yea, but you can come on back. I finished my 10am. I was going to call you and say if you want you can come in early.” I said, “I am so sorry, I hate when people do that and here I am doing it.” She said, “Don’t worry about it. come on back.

When I sat in her chair, I showed her a picture of what I wanted. She said, “we can do that. You want to go that short?” I said, “yes, please.” I wanted a change something fresh and new. The next time I see her. I will be going a little darker for the fall. I like to keep my edge up in the fall. I told her I wanted to remain blonde, but not so brassy and bleachy. We decided on ash blonde at the roots and pull some through, but still keep my light blonde look.

When she was finished, I was in love. I felt so much lighter and more relaxed. I figured Drew was going to be mad. He likes my hair longer. It will grow back. He was texting me while my hair was getting done, I was taking a little longer than expected. When I left it was 11:30am.

I pulled up to our house, and he was outside with the pool bag, anxious to get to the pool. When we arrived, I lathered up with suntan oil and put suntan lotion on my face. I got into the shallow end and pulled my hair up in a ponytail. I can’t get my hair wet for at least 24-48 hours. It isn’t as much fun if you can’t get your hair wet and it was a hot one. We stayed until 2:30pm, then I had to get home and finish my assignment for school.

When we got home, my scalp was burned from not being able to get my hair wet and not putting suntan lotion in my hair. I was hesitant about going back to the pool tomorrow. I got a shower and finished my assignment I sent it to Rachel for review. I was anxious to get her feedback on it.

Drew cooked steak kabobs on the grill and we sat outside and had a cigar and a drink. It was a relaxing day and night.

Wave Pool Day

In the morning, we went to the chiropractor and I had a good report on my hip! I don’t have to go back for 2 weeks!

After the chiropractor, we changed into our swim suits. It turns out the rain was going to hold off until the evening time, so we packed for the pool.

We stopped for breakfast at Eat n Park in a Wexford, then we were off to the wave pool.

Once we arrived we laid down our towels and lathered up with sunscreen. We stayed at the pool until around 3pm, then left to head home.

When we got home, I showered, changed, and sat down to write my paper that is due on July 8th. I really don’t want to do homework over the long weekend, so I am trying to get it all done beforehand. I felt like I got a good start on the draft.

In the evening, Drew went over Mike and Steph’s for a guys night. So I decided to surprise my parents at church for 5:30pm mass, and then go out to dinner. I took them to the Bottleshop in Bridgeville to try something new. While at dinner, I missed my husband. I like how we can just go out and relax and have a couple drinks and chill. It’s different with my parents.

After dinner, I went back to my parents to see my dogs for a little, then I drove home.

When I got home, I put some pjs on and turned on the movie After.

Wednesday

This morning, I posted my original discussion post for my online class. The original post is due by Friday 6/28. The post is based on Neil Postman’s novel The End of Education. I liked Postman. It was an interesting read. I wanted to get my discussion post submitted  early and stay ahead of the game. I am going to start reading the next book, which is called Seeking Common Ground Public Schools in a Diverse Society by David Tyack. The discussion post for Tyack isn’t due until next week, but I will start it this weekend after I finish the book. I also want to start writing the first draft of our paper that is due next weekend, as well.

After work, I went to the gym and it was packed in there. It wasn’t that comfortable in there either temperature wise. I did the treadmill for a mile, then did some strength training and called it a night.

When I got home, I made my sausage keto stuffed peppers, and got a shower, then put on some pjs and watched The Handmaid’s Tale. Season 3 is everything so far! I am so hooked. This episode had me shook to the core!

Spoiler Alert: I am going to talk a little bit about the episode. I really don’t want Nicole going back to Gilead I am hopeful she will stay in Canada. Then commander Blaine being a member of the Gilead crusade and never telling Nicole! I was a little shocked, but not really, when he said his new post was at the front, why else would a driver be going to the front!? I like June (Elizabeth Moss is a bad ass). I do think it was brave of her to record that recording for her husband and tell him that Nicole was conceived out of love and how she loved Nick! I just can’t. I love this show!

Pool Day

The next morning, I woke up still bothered by the conversation and the events of last night. We got ready to go to the chiropractor. I didn’t bother showering. We were going to the pool after anyways. I put my swim suit on, a pair of beach pants, and a t-shirt. We went to Starbucks first, and for two cold brews. Then, we went to the Chiropractor. My hip was not in good shape, which I figured was the case. I could tell my gait when I walked was a little off. I haven’t been to the chiropractor in a while and I haven’t been good about stretching. I am trying to work out more now that it is summer. He wants to see me back next Saturday.

When we left the chiropractor, we stopped for breakfast at Eat n park. My hip was a big sore from him working on it. After breakfast, we were on our way to the pool. I left my phone at home, but I felt like I needed to send Leanne a message. I wrote her a message on Facebook  with Drew’s phone. She explained to me that she was kind of hurt, by me not updating her with my new number, and that I need to make time for my friends too. I shook my head a bit. I get where she is coming from, but at least we are cool.

When we got to the pool, Drew and I laid out and talked more about the drama her message. I was just having such a hard time with all of it. I try so hard. I really do. We stayed at the pool until about 2:30pm, then we wanted to stop at the Community Days that our townhome complex was having.

When we got home, I showered and changed. I put on some shorts and tank top and then we walked down to the cookout. The cookout was taking place in the parking lot outside of one of the board member’s house. He had a grill set up and some people from the community were sitting around chatting. We got to meet a few people who live in the other sections of our town home community. We played some corn hole and talked about the issues the board wants to fix.  It was nice. I hope they continue to do little things like this in the future.

I left the cookout around 5pm, I had to start reading for my online class that starts on Monday. I wasn’t sure if I had to post something in the discussion board by 5pm on Sunday or not, but I wanted to finish this book to stay ahead of the work. Drew came home around 6pm ish and said they moved the corn hole thing to the shade. He asked me if I needed more time to finish the book? I said, just a little and he said he was going to get a shower.

While he was in the shower, I finished the book and went upstairs where he was getting ready.  I said, “what should we do for dinner? Do you want to get out for a bit? It’s saturday night.” He said, “We can if you want to? We do need to go to Walmart.” I said, “okay, do you want to get Mexican? I am in the mood for tacos.” He said, “sure, we can do that.” We went to a local Mexican restaurant. It was empty! We tried Corona Premiere. it was pretty good and super light and low carb. I didn’t have the bloated full feeling.

After dinner, we went to Walmart, then home for the night. We were going to sit outside, but we ran into one of our board members, who was chatting with another board member. We thanked them for the cookout and said we had a good time. We talked to them for a little then went inside for the night.

Tuesday

After work, I went to the gym. I am so in my head. My period is a day late. I know I am not pregnant, just stressed. I want this GSA position. I heard from my friend, who is a GSA in the department now, that they haven’t met yet about interviews, but hopefully are going to meet tomorrow, but I still have a chance! I really need this GSA position. It would be so good for me.

Once I got to the gym, I just focused on my work out and listened to my “Rock” playlist on Spotify. I upped my time on the treadmill to 35 mins. I did my HIIT Treadmill work out. I start out walking at 3.5 speed for 5 mins. After 5 mins, I kick up the speed to a 5.6 or a 5.7 and run for 1 min, then drop my speed back down to 3.5 for 5 mins. I repeat this until the timer is up. I was sweating when I was done. It felt so good.

After the treadmill, I went into the weight room, and lifted a little bit with Drew, then I got on the strength training machines and just did the hip abductor for a bit. It felt good to just release some tension and some stress.

When I got home, I drank my protein shake and got the mail. There were some people standing around the dumpster complaining to a board member of our town home association. There has been some broken glass around the dumpster for a couple days and other people are complaining about a commercial vehicle that parks in the upper parking lot area.

When I went inside, I did some stretching and then got a shower. Tomorrow is Wednesday.

Sunday

Sunday

This morning, I woke up and got a shower, I looked in the mirror and saw how red I was on my chest and arms, not so much on my face. I finally got that sun that I wanted to get so badly! Today, is Stephanie and Mike’s youngest son’s birthday, Stephen. I looked outside and thought today looks like a great pool day! We thought about going to the wave pool, but Drew said it was supposed to rain around 2:30pm (it ended up not even raining). It was probably a good thing we didn’t I needed to work on this market assessment evaluation for my adviser. I meet with her on Thursday and I need to have something to show her and I do have a few questions. I am finding that it is not as easy as I thought it was, or maybe I am thinking too much about it.

After we ate breakfast, so Drew could get ready to go to the  grocery store, I put in his work clothes. He was going to grill out tonight, but also wanted to go to the gym. While he was at the store, I started researching. He called me to check and see if we had olive oil, so I got up from my computer and checked. I said, “No, we need some.” Then, we got off the phone. I went back to researching and then he texted and said I am on my way home. I ignored his text and kept working on my project. When he came to the door with the groceries, he rang the door bell. I got up from my computer, and opened the door for him. He carried the groceries into the kitchen and set them on the counter. i asked if he wanted help? He said, “no I got it you go back to researching.” I said, “Your clothes are done in the washer. Do you want me to get them or are you going to hang them up after you put groceries away?” He said, “can you hang them up for me please?” I went down to the basement and hung them up. I put another load of clothes in the washer. He was on his hands and knees looking for a mixing bowl to marinate the steak and the chicken. I walked into the kitchen and saw him I said, “Why don’t you just go to the gym with me tomorrow and prep dinner, and help me around the house so I can get this project started on?” I felt like he was doing too much with little time.  He said, “Alright, I can do that.” I smiled and I helped him with the marinade and then went back to the project.

As I was working on the project, I was running into some road blocks and needed to ask her some questions on Thursday. Luckily, it is not due until end of August, and we are just collecting raw data. I took my computer outside, around 4pm when we started to grill and tried to research one more piece and then I put it aside for the night to enjoy my evening. I was able to get most of the laundry done and I assisted him clean up in the kitchen. Dinner was amazing! Steaks, asparagus, chicken (marinated on the grill). We made extra food for the week. I need to get back to eating low carb if not keto.

Goals of the week ahead:

  • Hopefully hear about an interview for the GSA position
  • Gym
  • Happy Hour with my music Friends on Tuesday
  • Meet with my adviser on Thursday to go over this project
  • Long weekend next weekend

Post Nasal Drip

Gross I know. Yesterday, I went to the Pitt clinic here at work. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t getting sick again. As of Sunday, I had some congestion again. I didn’t have it on Saturday.

The Pitt Clinic said my ears and throat look really good. However, I do have some post nasal drip. She recommended Zyrtec D (from behind the counter. I had to show my ID), and flonase. I am to do this for 48 hours and I should be better, and have more relief. I was thankful that it wasn’t bacterial or viral.  I went to Rite Aid and got the Zrytec D and the flonase, Puffs tissues, and two bottles of Core Water (they were on sale 2/$4.00). I love Core water and Fiji Water. Life water is pretty good too. I am water snob. I drank so much water this morning, and into the afternoon.

When I got back to the office, I took the Zyrtec when I got back to the office, and did the Flonase. It really worked quickly. I told Drew and he was glad I was getting sick again. I guess I just have to be patient and this will go away on its own.

When we got home, Drew stayed back and didn’t go to the gym. I made us soup and him a grilled a cheese and we just relaxed. This was his first week back to work after his sickcation.