Grandma in the Hospital

After work today, I was so cranky. We had a meeting where we discussed the Fall Schedule. It was my first meeting combining everyone’s preferences, and not everyone submitted their preferences, and I couldn’t find one professor’s preferences. I could have done so much better, and I feel like I have still so much to learn.
At the end of the meeting, I asked the chair of the department, what I could do better with in the future, so I could learn from this, she said just put the TF preferences together with the faculty, and make sure that graduate and undergraduate are both listed. The meeting was draining. I had some small issues and requests to deal with at my desk.
In the seating area of our department, there was a baby shower going on for one of the students. I gave some money in a card for her, but I really didn’t know her, and I didn’t really care. I couldn’t wait to close up shop, but I had to handle some small requests before I could leave. I just wanted to go home.
When I left the office, I walked to the Cathedral to meet Drew. It was a slow walk. I wore my cute clogs today and I was regretting it. My feet were killing me.
When I arrived to the Cathedral, I walked up the stairs, and meet Drew by the elevators. I was not in a good mood. When I approached him, I saw an older woman was talking to him and she asked him, “Where the Nationality rooms are?” He said, “Oh they are on the first three floors.” She said, “Could you take us to them?” I chimed in and said, “Down this hallway, there is a “Nationality Rooms visitor Center.” There they can take you to the different rooms and give you more information.” I forced a smile. She thanked us, unfortunately, we had to walk past them in order to exit, the Cathedral. They looked at us like we were supposed to take them to the different rooms and be their tour guide. Nope no way, don’t have time for that. I was a tour guide in the Summer for Heinz Chapel, but I got paid to do that. I don’t get paid to do that anymore sorry. There are people there to help you with the Nationality rooms. Ugh, I didn’t say this, but that is what I was thinking.
When  Drew and I walked outside, I said, to Drew. “Sorry lady not a paid tour guide anymore.” He laughed.  I did trip a little, that was God telling me don’t be a bitch. If I was in a better mood, I probably would have taken them around, but I wasn’t. I was ready to go home.
When we were on the way home, we hit some traffic and it was getting on my nervous. We stopped at the beer store on the way, and picked up a case of Amstel, and two cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Then we went home. Once we got home, I made pork chops, while they were in the oven, I got a shower, and then came downstairs. I was in a semi better mood.
After dinner, we watched the Pitt Game and then Drew went up to get a shower. I continued writing my book. I am reading What Happened by Hillary Clinton. I am interested to read her version of What Happened. All of the sudden, Andrew’s phone rang and I saw it was his Mom so I answered it. She asked me if we were home, and I said, “Yes, is everything okay? she said, “Yes, where is Drew?” I said, “he is in the shower.” I was concerned. She said, “When he gets out, will you have him call me back?” I said, “I sure can.” I hung up with her and yelled up to Drew, who was in the shower to call his mom, when he gets out. He asked, “If everything was okay?” I said, “I don’t know.” He said, “Okay.”
When he got out of the shower, he came downstairs and called his mom and put her on speaker, so I could hear too.” His mom told us that Grandma is in the hospital. She fell back, hit her head, and her left arm. They might admit her. She came her by ambulance. Drew said, “he was sorry to hear that.” I was shocked. She said, “I will give you updates as soon as I get them.” I asked, “If she wanted us to come sit with her?” She said, “No thank you, Dad is here and Aunt Paula is here with me. We are having an interesting experience being here at AGH on a Friday night.” We both laughed a little.
When we got off the phone, I felt so bad. First his mom’s foot, then grandma having issues with her heart cathiter  going into her heart for the valve to be replaced, to now this. I was hoping that nothing was going to be wrong, and that she would get out of there soon.
Before we went to bed we watched an episode of Fuller House, and then fell asleep. Not too sure what tomorrow will bring.







Tricia’s Baby Shower

This morning I got up around 8:00am. Drew was going to make me breakfast, before I left to go to the shower. I still had to stop and get tissue paper. I was slow moving, getting ready for the shower. I was happy for Tricia, but I just wanted to chill all day.
When I arrived at the venue, it was out in Beaver County like New Brighton, PA. I didn’t think it was that far of a drive, from where we live. I arrived like 15 mins early. I hesitated going in, so early but I wanted to get a good seat and chit chat with Tricia.
When I walked in, I gave her a big hug and asked to touch her belly. She looks so cute. You can’t even tell she is pregnant from behind, but when she turns around she is all belly.  I put my gifts on the table, and said Hi to her sister, and I got hold Frankie. Frankie is Tricia’s neice. She is 1, so adorable and still so chunky. She was fascinated by the beads on my necklace, and kept putting them in her mouth. I didn’t care.
Lunch was so good. It was a chicken or steak salad. They went around and asked us what dressing we wanted on our salad. I almost ate the whole thing. Tricia sat next to me, and on the other side of me was Ben’s Grandma. Across from Tricia and I was Ben’s mom. I was glad Tricia sat next to me. I really didn’t know too many people there. Some people looked familiar from her wedding and her bridal shower.
As Tricia opened the gifts, I was helping to organize them. As I watched her open her gifts, I couldn’t help but wonder was I next? Was I next to have a baby, and a baby shower? Tricia and Ben got married two months before we did. Her shower was before mine, and I won a prize at the shower, but am I next? I have mixed feelings good and bad. I feel as though I would be ready, but it’s a huge step in life to have children. I just want everything to line up, just so. I am looking forward to it though.
After I left the baby shower, I went to meet Drew at Grandma’s. I hadn’t seen her since Stephanie and Mike’s wedding. She was so happy to have Drew there. I know we need to see her more. We hung out with her for a bit, and caught up on our gossip. Then, we went back to our house. We did some laundry, and then went grocery shopping. I had to figure out what we were going to make for dinner. I was still pretty full from lunch. We decided on stuffed peppers.
When we got home, I started making the stuffed peppers, preheated the oven, and then made tomato caprese with a spinach salad. We were going to eat so well tonight. That evening, we just relaxed and watched some television until it was time to go to bed.