Mondays

This morning, I woke up to the sound of the alarm. I typically wake up before the alarm, but not today. I got up, got a shower, and got dressed in my Penguin’s shirt, jeans, and converse. It was a casual lazy day. Nancy was off and so was Linda. It was going to be a long day probably. I plan on playing music in my office and pretty much taking it easy.
Right now, I am going to end this entry for now and do a little bit of work. I am not sure what all I am going to accomplish today, but we will see. This evening I am going to go to the gym. I need to get back to running. Hopefully, my monthly visitor comes today!
At lunch time, Wynn came downstairs to my office and said, “Lets go to lunch, put your sign up.” I said, “but I have to stay here there is no one here.” She said, “Exactly. no one here to tell on you, put a sign up lets go.” I said, “Okay.” I put a sign up, and closed my door. We walked to the Porch.
On our way to the Porch she said, “I really want to talk to you about something, but you can’t say anything.” I said, “Okay.” She told me about her drama in her department. I remember Nancy saying something like this on Friday. I heard her and Wynn talking on the phone. I could hear bits and pieces of her conversation, but that was it. I quite frankly have forgotten about it, so it’s not like I could tell anyone if I didn’t remember.
When we arrived at the Porch, we ordered the Marguerite pizza that we always split, when we go to the Porch. She and I took a seat outside, and they brought us two iced teas. Wynn and I talked about work, and our personal lives. When pizza arrived, we ate and talked some more about drama. It was nice to get out. She told me how she is not a confrontational person, and doesn’t handle it well, when people are upset at her. She asked me how I deal with things? I said, “Maybe I am not the best person to ask about this, because I have no filter what so ever, and I don’t let people get to me, or I try not to I should say. However, it does go away, and things end up blowing over.” Wynn nodded her head and laughed a little. I said, “Pretty soon there will be something else that takes place over your disagreement and it will be over, but in the mean time I know that sick feeling in your stomach. It drives you crazy. It’s because you care.” She agreed. I  can’t believe I was giving someone advice on how to deal with confrontation.
On our way back to the office, we took the long way to the building. I didn’t want to go back it was so nice out. Wynn thanked me for listening to her and she said, ‘I know we are different personalities, but it means a lot.” I said, “How are we different?” She said, “Well you think you are Britney Spears.” I laughed so hard and so did she. I get what she is saying, but I think we both have that weird sense of humor. I don’t think I am Britney Spears. lol that is the highest form of flattery to me though. I will always be there for her to listen and to try to give her advice. She has helped me learn my position. I am grateful for her.
The rest of the day went slow. I couldn’t wait to go to the gym. After work, I locked up at 4:45pm. I know I should have stayed until 5pm, but I was over it. I didn’t care. I was ready to go home and go to the gym. I was there long enough. When we got home, I got ready to go to the gym. I changed, ate half of a peanut butter sandwich, kissed Drew and I was out the door. He was going to meet me there. We drive separately, because he takes so long.
When I arrived to the gym, it was pretty empty. The Penguins game was on at 7pm. I was nervous to see what would happen. Something told me that they didn’t have it this year, and the Capitals would win this series, but I still wanted to watch. I ran on the treadmill off and on for 30 mins. Kyle, a trainer at the Y came up and talked to me. He asked me if Drew was coming tonight? Then the next thing I know Drew is walking towards us. I said, “We were just talking about you!” he said, “my ears were burning.” Kyle told us that he is from DC and how he is cheering for the capitals, but honestly it doesn’t matter to him, because they won’t win the cup,  but it is nice to be this far. Andrew and I both agreed.
After I finished on the treadmill, I did some weight lifting and strength training. I knew I was going to be sore tomorrow. Drew did the stair master. I did legs, arms, and abs then said goodbye to Drew. I told him I would see him at home. When I got home, I unloaded the dish washer, drank a protein shake, got a shower, and turned on the Penguins game. We were tied 1-1.
When Drew came home we watched the Penguins fight in over time, but the Capitals scored wining the series. 1-2. There it went. It was over. Hockey season was over for the Penguins. I was sad. I called my dad to congratulate him. He is a long time Capitals fan, born and raised in DC. He didn’t answer. I talked to him through the video camera in their living room. I congratulated him. He said, what was the score? I said, 1-2 in over time. He said, Oh wow over time? I said, “Yes.” I was so annoyed with how he didn’t even know. He didn’t watch the game. He is superstitious he says. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day?

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Cleaning/Laundry/Prepping for Easter

Today, we had a chiro appointment at 11am. I adjusted easily. Drew made another appointment next Saturday. I will make one again later. After the chiropractor, we went to the gym and got a little work out in. I was able to get a little running done on the treadmill, but then my head phones died, so I did some weight training and then left. I can’t do the gym without music in my ears.
When I went home I got a shower, got dressed, and then went to my parents. I dropped off the ham, my mom was going to heat it up before we arrived tomorrow. All we had to do was make the deviled eggs, easy! While I was at my parents. My mom read my first ever paper of grad school and she liked it. They were proud that I got a B+ on my paper. When I found out the grade, I almost screamed with joy, but I was at work, so I did a sigh of relief.
After I left my parents, I went home and we decided on tacos for dinner. I didn’t want to make dinner until about 6pm. We did some laundry and some cleaning. He took the garbage out and vacuumed. We got a lot done today I was proud of us. After we ate dinner, we watched the office, until it was time for bed. We had a long day tomorrow.

Emotions are High

Today, we had a slow start to the day. We got ready went to the gym, and I really wasn’t feeling it today, but I did some cardio and a little strength training. Then went back on the treadmill. I was going to leave, but I did 20 more mins. My friend Erin got on the treadmill next to me. I wanted to hang out and talk to her for a bit.  I told her about the barre class on Friday morning. She wants to go with me, and then get coffee after. I was happy that she wanted to go with me. It is always cool to have a friend to go to classes like that with.
After I got off the treadmill, I went home and got a shower, and made some lunch. I put in a load of laundry. I checked on the dinner that was cooking in the Crockpot. Then I decided to look at my work e-mail. I saw that one of my professors, for one of my grad school classes e-mailed us a syllabus and said that the course should be up on course web sometime this week, so we can see the readings and assignments that are due. I had a harsh reality check. I looked at the text books that they are offering there are 5 of them. I instantly started to get so nervous. I saw that I only had two things due for our first class, which I was happy about.
When Drew got home with the groceries, I helped him put everything away. I told him about my syllabus and how it was sent today via e-mail. I told him that I was so nervous. He said, “Awwe you are going to do so well baby.” I said, “Thank you, but I am nervous.” He was there for me and we talked it out, but I just had so much on my mind.
After dinner, I read through my textbook list. Drew asked me if I wanted to order them now? I said, “Please if that would be okay?” He said, “Definitely baby, you can start reading, while you are off and get a head start. I am so thankful for him. I really am. I don’t know what I would do without him.
After I ordered the textbooks, we went to go visit Grandma. When we arrived at the rehab facility, it reminded me of where my mom’s, mom was when she was in a nursing home. There were older people roaming the hallways in their wheel chairs, older people in bed, asleep, or up watching television. It was depressing. I hate it that his grandma is in a place like this.
When we walked past this older woman, she was in a wheel chair, and had a hospital gown on, and no blanket covering her. She was saying, “Help me. Get me out of here. I want to go home” (We found out later she has Alzheimer’s). It was so sad. When we arrived, to  Grandma’s room, we walked in and she was up eating dinner in bed.  She looked okay, but not herself. I felt so terrible for her. Andrew’s mom was due to arrive shortly.
When my mother-in-law came in, she brought us some cheese from Thanksgiving, that we had given to her. We told her she could keep the extra, but she didn’t realize that and packed them up for us, and put some ice in a zip-lock bag and sealed it, so it will stay cold. I thought that was weird but whatever.
After we visited with Grandma for about an hour so, it was time to go home and get ready for a new week.  I still had some things to do around the house. It was a short week, but still had to be at work.

Gym and Birthday Dinner

At noon, we went to the gym and got a good work out in, after my cardio, I did some weights with Drew.
Then I went home and showered. I got ready to go to my parents. When Drew got home, he got a shower, got dressed, then we were out the door to my parents. I was so happy to see my dogs.
When we arrived to my parents it was 3:30pm. I snuggled my pups and kissed them. I missed them when I am not there. Drew and I started on the beer, then his parents arrived shortly after we did.
My mom put some snacks out, so of course I filled up on those before dinner. She made my favorite dinner ever, which is Meatball Stroganoff. She also made a pork tenderloin. It was so good.
After dinner, we sang happy birthday and I opened my gifts. The first ones I opened were Anniversary. We got a place setting for our nice china from his parents, then my mom and dad gave us money. I thought that was so nice of them.
When I opened my birthday gifts, I got 3 alex and ani bracelets from my mother-in-law and father-in-law. My parents got me the iwatch 3. I love it! I was so surprised. They told me, that they weren’t sure if it was going to come in, in time, or not.
So earlier that day, my dad had to go out to the Apple Store in South Hills and get it. They only had one left. They canceled the order with Best Buy, since they got this one instead. I was so happy it was there. It is so pretty I can’t stop looking at it! It was so easy to set up too.
Shortly after cake and dinner, it finally set it in a little bit. On Tuesday, I am going to be 30! It is so crazy to me.
Around 8pm, we got ready to leave. His parents were going to leave too. My mom packed up the left over dinner and gave it to us to take home. I was glad that we were able to do this, this weekend.
 

Gym Day

After work today, I dreaded going to the gym. I knew it was coming and it was inevitable. When we got off of the bus, we went home, changed, and then I went to the gym. We drove separately. I had to get gas afterwards. I meant to go before, but I was on autopilot and didn’t.
When I arrived to the gym, they changed everything around. The ellipticals were in front of the treadmills and where the elliptical were the bikes are there now. However, if you are on the elliptical you have a better view of the TVs now, which may encourage me to stay on the elliptical longer! After 30 mins on the elliptical, I got on the stair master. I knew I was going to hate it.
Once I climbed up the stair master machine, I started it on a manual setting at level 3 speed. It was slow, but not slow enough.  This is a set of stairs to nowhere. I knew it was going to be terrible. I did it for 3 mins, then Drew came to talk to me, so I paused the machine. We chatted for a bit, but machine timed out and restarted. I said, “No!” I had to restart, and climb again. I climbed the stairs for 5 mins. I did end up increasing the speed, at the end for a bit, but that sucked.
After the stair master, I did the strength training machines, arms, legs, hips, and then I went home. I didn’t feel like doing abs. I stopped for gas on my way home, then went home and got a shower. After I got out of the shower, Drew came home. He had to get gas too. We made a kale, banana, and almond milk smoothie, then watched All in the Family before going to bed.

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.

Gym Day

Today, when we woke up it didn’t look like a pool day. However the sun was shining through a bit, but it wasn’t enough. I made bacon for breakfast and we had coffee. We cleaned up a little, then got ready to go to the gym. I didn’t want to lose the day. We still had to go grocery shopping.

Once we got to the gym, we went our separate ways. I was on the elliptical talking to Clay, and he approached us and said hi to Clay and me. Then he went on the stair machine. When I finished the elliptical, I did the treadmill for 30 minutes, then did the strength training machines. Clay chatted with me while did the machines, and adjusted my seat for me if I needed it. I planned to meet Andrew in the lobby ten minutes after 2pm.

After I finished the ab machine, I felt like a I got a really good workout in. I was proud of myself. I met Drew in the lobby. When we went outside, it was muggy from the rain that just ended. We got in the car and went home.

While I was in the shower, Drew asked me if I wanted to still invite Anthony to the cookout. He said, I didn’t mean what I said last night about not wanting to hang out with him anymore. He can still come over baby. I said, awww that is very nice of you. I  will tell him it is still on and he is more than welcome to come over. He said sounds good baby.

When I got out of the shower, I texted Anthony and told him it was still on and to see him around 4pm if he still wanted to come over. He said, “Definitely I am at my mom’s right now doing laundry, but I will see you at 4pm. Drew got a shower than we went grocery shopping.

When we got back from grocery shopping, I got the groceries put away and cleaned the downstairs bathroom. It was so dirty. Then Anthony arrived, and Drew heated up the grill. Anthony sat at the kitchen table, and we chatted while I was getting things ready. While Drew was cooking, I made cupcakes. I figured we could sing Happy Birthday to him, since we never did. 😦

When dinner was ready, we had hamburger, hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips and dip. It was so yummy. Then, we sang Happy Birthday to Drew. I didn’t have any birthday candles, so I used a match, but the match went out. I tried again, and it still went out, so I just lit a lighter, and we sang to him. This was so hilarious and we documented it on Facebook Live. This was the comic relief that I needed.

After dinner, we went into the living room and watched the movie 47 meters down. Mandy Moore starred in it as the lead. I knew she was going to make it alive. She was the planned one, and the apprehensive one. Her and her friend are on a vacation to Mexico, and they decide to go scuba diving with some guys they met. Well things don’t go as planned, and they end up in a cage under water being attacked by sharks. It wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed it. Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. After the movie, Anthony left and we cleaned up and went to bed.