Sushi Date Night

After we picked up my car in Crafton, we went home and got ready to go to dinner. We wanted to go out to eat, but just weren’t sure were. We decided on sushi. There is this little place in Sewickley, called Slippery Mermaid. We took my mom there last mother’s day, and we have been there once before on a date, and it is so good!
When we got home, I got freshened up and put a dress on and some heels. I wanted to feel like a lady. He changed his clothes as well, and then we were out the door. The wait was about 45-mins, so we stood at the bar in hopes that someone would leave and we could just eat at the bar. It was so nice to get out and go on a date together. I feel like it is been awhile, since we did this.
Right before we went to order our second drink, the hostess called our name and our table was ready! When we were seated, I set my purse on the table and went to the rest room. I came back to the table, and Drew was talking to the couple at the table behind us, and I turned to see who he was talking to and it was a kid I went to grade school with. He was there with his wife, mother-in-law, and baby. I said, Hi to Kevin. It has been a long time since I saw him. I introduced myself to his wife, and said hi to his mother-in-law. His son Carter, who I think is 2. He is adorable. He came right up to me and sat on my lap. I love little kids, but I also like when I can give them back. We all talked for awhile, then when they left we ordered another drink, and some edamame beans to start.
When we placed our sushi order, we decided to split three rolls. Then as we started eating the sushi, we realized we could probably do one more roll. We got another roll and split it. We weren’t disgustingly full, but definitely satisfied, that is the thing about sushi. I feel like if we had one more roll, we would have been disgustingly full. When we got home, we changed and watched All in the Family. We were in bed by 10pm.

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Dinner with my parents

After work, we went to dinner with my parents. We met them at Armstrong’s in Moon. I had a crazy day. It was just so busy, and I was trying to learn so much, and we had to mess with this TA/TF Allocation in the payroll spreadsheet, and then people didn’t have their signed letters in yet, and it was causing confusion. I was happy to get out of there and be on the bus. Drew was right. I just needed to get away from campus, and I would be better. Truthfully, I was much better.

At dinner, I really wanted a beer, but they don’t have a bar. I was shocked by that. Everyone has a bar! I ordered a pepsi, instead. When we sat down, my mom was asking me a bunch of questions. I said mom please it is been a really long day, let me just enjoy dinner and please don’t start. I just wasn’t in the mood for the inquisition. She had a look on her face, but I could tell she got my message loud and clear.

Dinner was so yummy. I had the baked ziti, wedding soup, and bread. I managed to eat half. I didn’t eat lunch today. I was so busy and just kind of forgot and wasn’t in the mood to eat, but damn did I eat at dinner. I took half the ziti home with me for lunch tomorrow.

After dinner, we went home and relaxed. We watched a few episodes of All in the Family. Tomorrow was Friday!

Student Loan Plan

After work today, we went to the grocery store and got the ingredients to make tacos. I had to cook for one day. Tomorrow we are going to dinner with my parents. Friday, he won’t be around. He is going to some video game convention. After we got groceries, we picked up some beer. We knew this phone call with Navient was going to call for some beer.

When we got home, I put the groceries away and we cracked open a can of beer. I grabbed a tablet and a pen. Drew fired up his computer, and I called Navient. I put the phone on speaker so Drew could ask his questions if need be. I told them that I think I am ready to finally repay my loans. The woman laughed and went over our options.

First, since we both work for the University of Pittsburgh, and I have federal loans, then I qualify for the loan forgiveness plan after 10 years, since I am a public employee. Great! We have two options an IBR (Income Based Repayment plan) or a Level Standard plan. However, with level standard plan we would be paying ourselves out of the student loan forgiveness program, so it is based to go with the IBR. When she calculated our income we were very happy with the amount we would be responsible for. We would have to make this payment for 10 years, then boom no more payments, but we would be taxed on what we were forgiven for, gotta love the government.

After our phone call with Navient, I had to call the Federal loan services department and make sure that we were in fact public employees. Drew confirmed with them, and went over the form while I made dinner. The plan was then for me to take the form to work and have Nancy sign off on it tomorrow.

Second, we had to go through studentloans.gov. and create a pin for me. I have to apply for a new IBR plan. I wrote the steps down how to do so, and what form to fill out. This could take a little while to process, so while we are going through this process. My loans are in a forbearance period, again (only until October). This will be more than enough time to get this processed and ready to be paid on. There are so many steps.  I am waiting on the government to approve my PIN before I can start the process for applying for a new IBR plan, that will allow us to pay the loans back at a certain amount for 10 years. As soon as I get the public loan form filled out. I will be able to send it away. I am so excited for these to get out of my life.

Overall Drew and I are happy with the way the phone call went with Navient and our payments are better, than he expected, so I was happy about all that. Dinner was yummy. After dinner we were so full. We went into the living room and watched All in the Family I was so tired. I hope I get used to this schedule soon.

Not Feeling it

After work today, I was so tired and not really feeling the gym. I know I needed to go, but it was going to be one of those days where I force myself. I thought about just staying home and believe me it was tempting. When we got home, I got changed and we drove separately to the gym. I had no desire to go. When I got to the gym, I did the elliptical for 30 mins, then went home. At least I did something.

When I got home, I put chicken in the oven and called Anthony. He said he was making penne pasta and garlic bread. I said, I am coming over if that is cool. He said, yea no problem. I got a shower, while the chicken was cooking, then threw on some chill clothes. After the chicken was done, I set it on the stove and turned the oven off, and went to Anthony’s.

When I arrived to Anthony’s, we had a bitch session about the Christmas in July party that he threw at work today. We talked about my job and how there is so much to learn, and how grateful I am, but I am tired. Dinner was so yummy. It felt so good to eat pasta. One of the things i had to give up, when I married Drew. He is not a pasta person, and it is probably best because I was and it is not healthy for you.

After dinner, we sat on the couch and did a Facebook Live video about random thoughts and ideas. After awhile, no one was watching, so we ended the video and took random selfies. I left Anthony’s around 9:00pm. Drew was home from the gym, when I got home. He was laying in the living room watching the show Ballers. He asked me how Anthony’ was? I said, it was fun, but I am sleepy. he said, he was tired too. I cleaned up the kitchen, and put the chicken away in the fridge, then I laid with him in the living room. After Baller’s was over, we watched All in the Family, then went to bed.