Monday, April 22, 2019

Weekend Review {04/22}

FRIDAY

I ended up being at work for half my freakin' life on Friday, waiting on the groomer to call to tell me come pick up Meri.  When I called at 2:50, they hadn't even started on her yet and she had been dropped off at 1030.  Thankfully, after I called, they pulled her in next and about 30 minutes later, I got a call that I could head that way.  

I was grateful because there were "bad" storms rolling through the area and I kinda didn't want to deal with traffic plus that shit.  But, I was lucky in that it was Good Friday, so a lot of people were off work, thus reducing the load on the roads, ANDDD since the storms were projected to be soooo bad, many people had gone home to beat the storm, to include closed businesses, etc.  Finally, the storm wasn't really all that bad.  It was very windy and there was a tornado warning, but I don't think Charleston got hit by anything other than a thunderstorm and less than hurricane winds...

After beer lunch, I went by the piercing place that just opened up down the street from Company and had my conch changed out.  Happiness.

Thanks Subaru for this fucking shit.
My favorite thing... grrr.
Please note, after you accept the warning, it comes back within 5 minutes.
This is exceptionally obnoxious during hurricane season.

Noooo moooo fuzz!
It's the biggest ears part of the year!

After picking up Meri, we headed home and made it home in record time considering the weather and "rush hour" traffic.  I had purchased Stingrays tickets for Teh German and I for Friday night and we agreed to go to Park Pizza for dinner before the game.  Teh German had been working on mounting the cameras all day and he was pretty pissed off by the time I got home since he had anticipated it being a simple project.  Nonetheless, we headed out by 5:30 for dinner.  Thankfully, I called ahead with our order since it was a 45 minute wait.  While we waited, we went to Accent on Wine since I know they carry the Stiegl Radler, which is one of two American served beer that I tolerate.

McPark.
My favorite way to eat a Big Mac.

We scalded our mouths with straight from the oven pizza to be able to make it to the game in time, but we were successful.  We got to our seats as the players were just getting called onto the ice.



In an expected disappointment, we lost.  This eliminated us from the playoffs.  So now, I need the Hurricanes to come through for me.  After the game, we headed home and it was bedtime.


SATURDAY

At 0600 I woke up and I was AWAKE.  Unable to go back to sleep, despite valiant attempts, I gave up and got up and fed the beasts and started working on final homework assignments.

This is her "please don't make me move, Mama" face.
That's what happens when this hussy lays in my spot on the couch.
Fortunately for her, I was just giving her some lovin's before going back to the office.

This handsome goof.
I was trying to get some pics of him sitting in his new collar, but he's just so awkward.

I didn't get far on homework because I got stuck on a question and need to ask about it, and I also completely forgot about a report I need to write until later Saturday night and it wasn't happening then.

Me to Teh German: Look at Monkey-Doodle being adorable.
Teh German: NO LEGS!

At noon, I got my hairs did... finally.  No purple this time, only blue.  I'm digging it.


I 100% called out my hair dresser on the fact that I would prefer not having blue/brown ears/forehead for Easter dinner and she wiped me down.  Apparently, too late though since her coloring outside of the lines had already set.  Siiigh.
I was told it wasn't as bad as I think it is, but I KNOW it's there, so it's driving me crazy.  And when you're washing your hair less to extend the color, that means this weird hairline will prevail.  Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

After finishing at the salon, Teh PT Wife and I went out shopping for things.  Unfortunately, the 3 things I needed to accomplish were NOT.  Ugh.  1 item I forgot to even write on my list (heavy cream for Easter mac and cheese), so that was on me.  There was no less than 15 people in line at Victoria's Secret, where I needed to do a return and use $40 in coupons and I didn't have time for that.  And we didn't go by any stores that carried the lotion that Mama G had requested.

When we returned home, it was hockey time.  We lost.  But we're at home tonight, so fingers crossed for the home advantage.. but I mean.. the final game will be in DC.. soooooooooo still need a win.


After hockey, it was sleepy time.


SUNDAY

Sunday, Meri started harassing around 0730 and I told Teh German they were his kids today, then I rolled over and magically fell back asleep after he departed with the beasts.  I woke up around 0900/0930 and decided to be motivated.  I actually wanted to go on a run, but I didn't want to wash my hair, soooo I opted to talk Teh German into a dog walk instead.  After walking the dogs, we headed to the Walmarts for my forgotten cream, items needed for dinner this week, and some things for Teh German's house projects.  I also ended up deciding on a luggage situation.

I can bring two 50 lb bags with me on my flight to Germany, but I know that I will not want to lug all that luggage around Italy, so I bought a cheap bag that I will leave in Germany.  This bag can be used by the fam to bring stuff back and forth, when necessary.


After getting all the groceries put away, I started Teh PT Kid's requested mac and cheese.


Meri took advantage of Teh German "airing out" the fish tank (aka, the back door being open) by coming and going as she pleased.  I caught her sunning herself and, of course, managed to get the most awkward photo. 


Despite my hunch that we'd be late because Teh German, we were right on time to dinner.  I swear I think Teh German has a time turner sometimes. 


Easter dinner was at Teh NY Chef's house so we enjoyed dinner with our SC Family.  There were cackles when great-grandma almost fell asleep on Teh German's shoulder and then, subsequently, when she laid down in his seat when he got up for a beer and promptly started snoring, LOUDLY.

While we were there, I was messaging with one of Teh German's childhood friends (nickname forthcoming) about doing a 8.5 km (~>5 mi) run while I'm there.  He had asked Teh German if I'd be interested and Teh German knew I would be since I'd already talked about doing a run in Germany.  After I checked that every finisher receives a medal, I agreed to do the race with him.  It's gonna be fun because it's a fun course and because we follow each other's running adventures on FB, it will be fun to do a run together.

We headed home around 6 to feed the beasts then we headed to Teh PT House for corn hole and hanging out with Teh Neighbor Besties.  Teh PT Wife banned homework time so I conceded and showed everyone how horrible I am at corn hole (which I am, but I did end up getting 3-5 bags in the hole over 3? games, which was bizarre for everyone). 

By 8:30, we all had the yawns and it was time to go home.  Before bed, I read through the Rome open tabs that were waiting on my laptop.  I'm trying to narrow down the plan of action for Rome and it's overwhelming.  Like, I want to do ALL THE THINGS.. except that's not realistic, so I have to make choices and that's hard for me when I want to do ALL the things.  Like, getting up with the sun to take pictures of places without people and seeing Rome from the top of the Coliseum and going to the Vatican and doing a cooking class and riding Vespas around the city.  Because of our flight times, I was easily able to scratch "see Pope" off the list since he does audiences on Wednesdays and we'll already be at the airport.

Decisions, decisions.
But I put it off for another day to go to bed at a reasonable time.

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A fantastic weekend.  This week is exams so it was nice to have a chill weekend.  I also might be a little in denial about exams.. or maybe less denial, but more of a "come what may" mentality.  I've been checked out since the beginning of the month when that stupid cyber security homework ran me into the ground and made me despise everything more than normal.  After that, I've not been the same determined Megan regarding my assignments.

I have 2 Networks assignments, 1 partner project in Digital Sys Engineering, and 1 report to BS for Data Algs all due on Tuesday.  Jesus, take the wheel.

1 more week of Spring 2019.  🙌🙌🙌
10 days until I leave for Germany.
14 days until language class starts.
33 days until my Germany race.
33 days until Teh German arrives in Germany.
44 days until Italy.
56 days until I return to work in a full capacity (until my July class starts).
74 days until Chem 2 starts.
376 days until GRADUATION.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Five on Friday #191

EINS - Random Shit

-I reread my Monday post and holy fucking grammatical/spelling errors.  What a disaster.  I've fixed them, but it's embarrassing still.

-I KNOW it's a SERIES, but the Hurricanes winning 5-0 Monday night against the Capitals brought me so much fist pumping joy.  Yes, one of our key players was KOed by Ovechkin, but I assume he probably deserved it.  I found it quite amusing that all my Caps FB friends were silent for almost the entire game, other than the reactions from the Ovie fight.  Especially after several of them were posting on FB bragging cheering about their team winning after their first 2 wins.

It's hard being a Hurricanes fan sometimes.  This is our first time in the playoffs in 10 years.  We won the Stanley Cup in 2006 and I was bartending there the next season when we were NOT playing like Stanley Cup champions.

I will say that the Capitals are my backup team.  I cheered for the Caps last year in the playoffs.  Our local ECHL team, the South Carolina Stingrays, feed, ultimately, to the Caps (first to the Hershey Bears, then to the Caps), so I have some allegiance there.  I'm going to come out of the first round with a team to cheer for either way.  Granted, my NC born heart would love a Carolina win, but I'm afraid to get my hopes up.

-Ever feel like you do something for a while and then decide to quit and right before you quit, everyone else starts doing it?  That's how I feel about 9 Rounds (a kickboxing gym).  Teh Sister sent a snap this week about going to the kickboxing gym had enabled her to lose so much weight her wedding dress was now too big on her.  Someone else on FB posted that they had started going to a TITLE kickboxing gym.  And I'm over here like, I'm quitting the kickboxing gym because I don't go enough to get my moneys worth (because running mostly and sometimes real life is just overwhelming) and the owner pissed me off, despite the fact that, for the most part, I really do enjoy the workouts.

-I follow/like very few Facebook pages because I'm very particular about what I want to see on my News Feed.  Within the last few months I liked the Disgruntled Vets (DV) page on FB and it's usually some salty memes about military life, usually inappropriate, like every vet expects.  Wednesday morning there was a meme posted of a female dressed "sexy" with her 2 kids, supposedly at the Commissary or some shopping place on base, with the caption to the effect of, "Husband is deployed, going hunting."  Now normally, I would turn my cheek because IDGAF, but this post just really rubbed me the wrong way.

While I like very few Facebook pages, I rarely EVER comment on public posts on public FB pages because I hate everyone because they are stupid and I do not waste my life fighting with people on the internet.  I read the comments and most of them were to the effect of, "Yep, seen that before," or generally agreeing with the meme content.  And more rage was sparked.  I actually left a comment to the effect of: I find it very ironic that you guys will post about MST and victim shaming and then you go and post shit like this.

I also saw that one of the page moderators had left a comment by the DV account (they sign their comments with their name/nickname/call sign) that "Apparently wives must now wear a burka when their husband deploys?  That's not how it works."  I actually liked the comment, another rarity.

Later, the post was no where to be found.  I am proud that I commented and glad that it was taken down.  I'm over shaming women because of what they wear.

-Teh German and I use different travel cups for our morning coffee.  He uses the small Turvis tumblers while I use these free tumblers that Teh German's Company gave him.  Well, I'm a fucking klutz and I've cracked/broken 2 in the last month by dropping them... and now I have to use the Turvis tumblers and I HATE IT.  They splash up on me if they are too full when I put the lid on and if it's too full, the air hole is blocked so the liquid doesn't come out like it should and then all of a sudden it just FLOODS out, scalding your mouth with hot fucking coffee (which Teh German has actually complained about before).  I DO NOT LIKE IT.  I told Teh German to acquire more of the shitty tumblers from his work for me.  I have made a mental vow to be more careful with them.

Or.. I mean... I could take this an an opportunity to buy tumblers for myself with fun things on them...

-I love having memorable dogs.  I called the groomer to make an appointment for Meri and they asked for the dog's name and breed and she recognized Meri after I said Podenco.  People who knew Phil was after I confirmed that, yes, he was the dog that peed on them/someone they know.

-On Thursday afternoon, I took a test in my Networks class.  I was already pissed that we were taking the test because when asked if we wanted another test, I said NO, but since the majority of the class is failing, those people needed a test to raise their grade.  So I had to take the test, which I was already irritated about.  Then, Thursday after getting to school, I realized I'd left my calculator at home.  I could have borrowed someone's calculator, buttttt I have a Casio that no one else has, so I don't know how to use a TI calculator and I didn't want to walk into a test already at a disadvantage.  I took this in stride though.  My 11 class had been cancelled, so after my 0915 ended, I headed back home, stopping at the car wash on the way.  At home, I packed my calculator in my bag, ate lunch, did work things, did the laundry, played with the beasts.  When I headed back to campus, I stopped and got gas, ensuring that Willow's chores were completed. 

The test was way harder than expected, to be completely based on homework we'd done AND that we had the answers to.  It took me almost the whole time to complete the test and then I went over the class slides to confirm one of my answers that I wasn't sure about.  Class end time came and the teacher said the test was over and as I was packing up, I turned around and saw someone working on a question I hadn't even seen.  The professor had taken my exam already and I was like, Where is that question!?  I didn't even see it!  The professor flipped through my exam and tried to show me the page where the question was, but the page was stuck to the page in front of it and he struggled to get the pages apart, proving that I hadn't seen it since the pages were still stuck together.  I had flipped through the entire test no less than 3 times to make sure I answered everything.  I asked to see the question and it was something I KNEW how to answer easily.  I asked if I could do the question and the professor laughed at me and said, "Really?"  I responded, "Yes, I obviously didn't even see the page existed until the end."  He's very by-the-book, so his lack of response was enough to know that I was fucked.  It was an extra credit question that I REALLY could have used the points on. 

So I was doubly enraged when I left, after having SUCH a good day.  Then on my way home, Waze redirected me through Park Circle because traffic and I saw a greyhound named Otis Spunklemeyer who had the "cow" pattern.  The owner didn't even get weirded out by my sitting through a green light to chat with him about his dog and how it's acceptable for greyhound people to act crazy about other greyhounds.  I was irrationally angry until I finally told Teh German about it, and then I felt better.  I just needed to tell someone about my injustice.

-When this happened today, I was CACKLING and CRYING at my desk and my coworkers were very concerned about me...  You can't really tell from the photo here, but the first photo Teh German sent was from the toilet wipes section, which I knew from brand names like Cottonelle, Huggies, etc.  I will FOREVERRRR laugh about this.




ZWEI - Money Shit

Wanna know how to know something BIG is about to happen in my life?
This section.  🤦
Also, my replacement credit card finally arrived, so 🤷.

-Bojangles.  duh.
-$5 for my annual Google storage.
-Audible
-Oshkosh shopping spree for Nephew J and Cousin A.
-More nephew overalls.  #SorryNotSorry, I had rewards to use!
-Apple pie a la mode from McDonald's... #TreatYoSelf
-Almost $500 for the dog's wellness check.  That was for bloodwork, 1 vaccination, 1 nail clipping, and for the vet to feel them up x2...  FUCK ME, kids are expensive.  (Laugh, Gentle Readers, I know furless kids are more expensive.)
-Monday sweet tea.
-Carolina Hurricanes black jersey with the hurricane flags, to replace the almost too-small red regulation jersey I currently have.  There was a 20% off code on NHL.com, it was like it was meant to be.  I couldn't decide on a player name, so I got Stormy the mascot as my jersey ##/name.  I could have gotten the female mascot, but no one would know who Caroline was, so I went with Stormy.
-A surprise for Teh German.
-Stingrays tickets for tonight.  I figure that I'm deserting my husband to study abroad in his home country to I should spend one-on-one time with him before I leave.  I had considered inviting some groupies, but opted to have date night instead.

Amazon things:
-Dog food, yay for subscription plans.
-A workout shirt that was a fail and will be returned
-Dog dewormer.  Fucking hookworms.  Bane of my existence.
-Morgan Harper Nichols book of poems (Storyteller)
-Pre-ordered the next Morgan Harper Nichols book.
-SD cards for the new inside cameras.
-Water filters for the fridge.
-An immersion blender with a whisk extension (after stirring gravy for half my freakin' life Sunday night).


DREI - From My Phone Shit

Duolingo gets me.

Frog sex.
happy spring.

That minimal time in Charleston where enough of the pollen has dispersed and it's not the temperature of hell outside
= windows down and sunroof open.

5-0 win on Tuesday!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Please note Meri's annoyance with my funking shit.
But also, please note that I was excited-anxious about the game and she's "comforting" me.
I've noticed she does this more and more these days.
She's da bestest.



2-1 win, Carolina! WOOOOOOO!!!!
That makes the series tied.
I've gone out of my way not to post about it on FB other than to post that I'm watching the game, so the Caps fans don't feel like I'm rubbing it in their faces.  BUT THIS IS MY SPACE, BITCHES, AND WE TIED THE FUCKING SERIES thus far! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

There's a storm blowing up the east coast today/this weekend and this is what I looked like after walking into work.
I honestly thought my umbrella was not going to survive the trek.
But, we made it... and then I used my space heater to dry myself.
#DoWhatYouGottaDo

A coworker brought in Krispy Kreme easter doughnuts and I was actually here.
Joy in my mouth was had.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

But I serious.
IDK why they laughed.



More German translations for you.
One can see why German can be confusing....



In the chaos of it all, she closed her eyes and remembered:
there was a time in her life not too long ago when she did not think she would make it this far.
But now... Here she is:
carrying on with newfound strength, trusting that she can make it, as she takes this day by day.
-MHN

This season is asking more of you than you ever expected,
but you are still free to take it day by day,
and moment by moment,
and allow your body and mind to rest when you need to.
-MHN

She is choosing to believe that in time,
things will come together in the way they were meant to.
-MHN

(And my phone background...)
Deep within the waiting,
she leans into the grace that gives her freedom to have peace before things fall in place.
-MHN


FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week


  1. My runner abilities.  So when it's only lightly raining I can sprint to my car and move it closer to our building instead of having to deal with whatever downpour situation is going on when I finally leave.
  2. Rain and the subsequent "chill" (it will still be almost 70°F, people, calm your tits).
  3. 1 more week of the semester remains.
  4. Hurricanes being 2-2 in the playoff series. And that 5-0 win?  FUCK YAS.
  5. Narrowing down Italy plans.  Once I determine the Rome situation, I will submit and pay.
  6. Friday Lunch Beers.  Granted, I don't get beer, but I do socialize with my coworkers, which is nice when you're rarely in the office.
  7. Coworkers who bring in Krispy Kreme and then laugh with you as you keep tally of how many doughnuts specific people eat.  4 was the max eaten by 1 person.  Said person is always the most excited, and thankful, about others bringing in free noms.
  8. Teh German choosing to shave Meri instead of keeping her shaggy.  I love shaved Meri.
  9. Discovering a working Icee machine with blue AND red on campus in the store.
  10. Teh German making me laugh and hugging me extra on rough days and generally being there and spending his day off today doing house projects for Teh Ville.  He's a keeper.  For forever.



Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Weekend Review {04/15}

FRIDAY

Work, German class, more of that stupid Cybersecurity project, back to work, to the gym, then home.

On my way home, I called the tattoo place to make an appointment for next tattoo.  I couldn't really articulate what I was looking for and the lady asked me to email them my idea.  With the task put upon me, I was better able to determine what I actually wanted vs what looked cool.

While my drawing abilities are poor, ask me to edit a photo for you in PS.

When I got home, Teh German and I agreed to go to Sesame for dinner since we had a free appetizer to use (you can get these too, just sign up for their once a month email).

We both got the special burger which was a blueberry something with brie and it was fucking delicious.

Remembered to use my silicone straw!

My burger was so delicious, I ate the entire thing and brought home a majority of my fries.  When we got home, I finalized my tattoo concept and emailed it off.  Then it was bedtime.


SATURDAY

I always have the goal of sleeping in, but Meri never shares that goal.  She was up at 0715 and I finally gave up and got out of bed by 0800.  We sat on the couch trying to plan Italy adventures... well, ME planning adventures, Meri perimeter gazing.


Teh German got up shortly after and we Skyped with Mama G.  We were given a list of items to bring from America, which was expected and exciting.  I love a good hunt.  We need to bring a special Charleston lotion and Oshkosh baby clothes since we have an outlet here.  I was unreasonably excited about buying baby clothes for our nephew and a cousin.  I/we didn't send any baby gifts for either kid since we didn't really know what to send/what the parents had.  My usual baby gift is books and something useable like diapers, but that doesn't work for German babies, who probably won't ever read children's books in English and to ship diapers is kinda ridiculous.

After our Skype session, we got ready to leave since I had scheduled Pax and Meri's annual wellness visit for Saturday morning so Teh German could go with me.  Taking both beasts in public usually is more overwhelming than it's worth for me, unless we're not getting out of the car, so it doesn't happen unless I have backup.



Pax SAT at the vet's office, proving that he CAN do his trick in a different environment, which means he is READY for the picnic talent show!!


Heart-splosion

After the vet, we stopped by Wendy's for lunch.  We were going to get the dogs ice cream, but my meal came with chicken nuggets I wasn't going to eat, so that was a suitable ice cream replacement IMO.  After lunch, Teh German started setting up the new inside cameras he purchased.  I finally gave in and agreed after I spent 45 minutes cleaning Pax's vomit from the carpet last week.

We can see the camera feed on the Amazon Spot.
This kind of integration brings me a LOT of joy.

After lunch, Meri and I snuggled on the couch.  Going anywhere in the car is pretty exhausting for Meri, but add the vet + I had them do her nails.. she was pooped and extra snuggly.  We napped for a while and it would have been the cutest picture of us nose to nose, but I didn't want to ask Teh German to take the photo since it might have roused her and a selfie wasn't possible and also I didn't want to ask him on principle, I just want him to WANT to take a picture of his cute wife and doghter snuggling together on the couch due to the overwhelming cuteness (which I understand is completely irrational, tyvm), so I took a memory photo of our cuteness.


After a decision-less debacle, it was finally determined that we would go to My Father's Moustache for dinner with the Neighbor Besties.  I wasn't impressed and felt that the 3 stars they have on Yelp is an accurate review.  Service was slow and the food was ok.


Baby R got to try her first lemon.
Turns out, she loves sour.
She'd make that sour face but would be super smiley afterwards.
She wasn't a bit upset when she got more.

After dinner, we headed back home.  Teh German went to Teh PT House for cigar time and I got ready for bed and laid in bed with my laptop planning Italy things.  Teh German came home while I was still working and he fell asleep well before I closed the laptop.  There's just so many different wheels going for Italy and I'm trying to align them all before cementing the plan, so it's a little tedious, but I'm sue it will be fine.


SUNDAY

Again, my goals to sleep in were disturbed by Meri at 0715.  That girl is like clockwork.  Teh German got up with the beasts around 0730 and I laid in bed on my phone for 30 minutes before finally getting up.

We did slow morning things for a while to include a nap for Teh German and homework for me, then around 11 we agreed to go to Sake House for half off sushi for lunch and swing by the outlets to pick up the requested items for Nephew J.  Again, a disappointing choice since no eel rolls were on the half off menu.  Then, the eel roll I did order cost $11 for a TINY roll that would have cost $7 anywhere else or it would have actually been a BIG roll for $11.  This was the size of a california roll, not a specialty roll.  Teh German didn't fare as badly as I did, so it was a wash.


I dropped some dollas at Oshkosh because Auntie Megan is ridiculous.  They specifically asked for overalls, but I have no will power against cute baby clothes.  #SorryNotSorry.  I haven't been able to do this very often, like once or twice before for friend babies, so this was like being unleashed.





After we got home, Teh German worked on fish tank things and I eventually started working on dinner since I knew it would take a while.

This silly Monkey makes me giggle.

Dinner was meatloaf (bison and sage sausage + stuff to bind it, as I don't like ground beef) with mashed potatoes, green beans, and mushroom gravy.  Usually I do a ketchup based meatloaf, but this time I skipped the ketchup topping for gravy, making the gravy from scratch since I had some beef broth on hand that needed to be used.  I ended up doubling the recipe and had to also add a chicken broth, but it was fine.  Except for the part where it took for.fucking.ever to cook down.  After over 30 minutes of trying to get the gravy to reduce, I said fuck it and we had "brown mushroom juice" instead of gravy.  As soon as it cooled, it started to look like snot.  FUN.

I held back on the mushrooms.

TOTALLY 100% worth the effort.

After getting the kitchen cleaned up, we hit the couches for VIKINGS!  When we had gotten ready to go out for lunch, I included the Vikings theme song in the get ready music, thus reminding us that we had episodes to watch.


It was as delightful as I remembered, once I was mentally caught back up.  There was no "previously on..." before the first episode, so we were a little lost.  We watched 2 episodes, then it was bedtime.

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After the CF that was last week, a slow paced weekend was much appreciated.  I was expecting homework to be assigned, but it never happened and I'm not sorry.  I do have one programming assignment I could have worked on, but it's not due until the last day of class, so I gave myself this weekend to slow my roll.

I bought a comic book? graphic novel? called The Mental Load for myself for my birthday (with a birthday Amazon gift card, so kinda not from me), and FINALLY took the time to finish it on Friday/Saturday.  It was as good as I wanted it to be.  5 stars, would recommend to everyone ever.

I also finished the German book I was reading for German class, ensuring I would complete all homework assignments for the semester, even though I considered not doing the homework because my grade would be fine if I skipped a few.  It's not in me to NOT do them.

Italy is still not fully planned and I realized when I shut my computer down last night, I did not save the itinerary that I had edited.. soooo now I get to redo that.  Fun.  I probably would have ended up redoing it anyways, sooo whatevs.  I'm hoping to have Italy finalized by the end of this week or by the end of the weekend.  We'll see what this week brings.

The calendar looks deceptively quiet.  I say deceptively, because I know that quiet weeks usually end up being not quiet.  I get my hairs redid on Saturday.  Sunday we have Easter lunner (lunch-dinner) with Teh PT Fam.  I'm making mac and cheese again, by request of Teh PT Kid who insists that I make the BEST mac and cheese and that kid LOVES mac and cheese so that really touches my heart.  Also in things that melted my heart?  When Teh PT Kid took to calling Teh German, "Uncle [Teh German]" which meant that I became "Aunt Megan".  It's the small things, even if I did just come with the package, lol.

Teh German has a short week since it's Easter next weekend, but it's regular schedule for me.  The Citadel DNGAF about anyone's federal/religious holidays.

2 more homework/projects to complete + 5 final exams to take.
12 more days until Spring 2019 is completely finished.
18 days until I'm in Germany.
21 days until my language course starts.