So, our car has been having issues with its front driver's side tire. We have to put air in it about once every 2 weeks. We said we would get a new tire sometime, but that time wasn't now. Or was it? Yesterday we filled 'er up, she was quite low. Today, well, this morning at 7:30, I went to go to school and the car drove kinda funny, so I stopped, parked in the nearest spot, and sure enough, the tire was flat. Not just low, but flat. I grumbled a little (it was about 12 degrees) and then went back to get my hat, a scarf, and leg warmers (thank goodness for those things!). I proceeded to walk to school and continue with my day.After we got home around 5, Shannon and I checked to see if we could just use some fix-a-flat and be on our way to the new tire world. But this is gonna need a spare. Dang it all. I'll have to walk to class again tomorrow!
For more details on this event, you can read this.
But, to make it all complete, I got my check for the closed account yesterday (after 2 months). Yay. My money! But the best part is the joke the bank played on the post office!
And that about sums up all of my experiences with the bank. They are they kind of people that send a check in an envelope with an upside-down bonus stamp under the return address.
Last night, Shannon, Chris, Jenette, and I went to La Fiesta, a new Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. It was pretty good. Very colorful inside.
Well, when I tried to park, the first spot I chose wasn't a spot at all. I noticed because the car I was parking behind, had a car parked in front of it. So, that means I would have boxed the truck in. Upon further inspection, I saw that the two rows were already in existence and I would have formed a third. So moved and we went to eat.
Coming out, I could not find the car. I knew I was in the nearer row and about where the car should be. But no luck. I was thoroughly confused. Then I noticed something (what you are supposed to see in this picture). The rows had moved. The row I had tried forming, was now a legitamate row! My car now was in the far row, and there was indeed a poor boxed in truck. You can't tell in the picture, but it is supposed to be of the line of 3 cars in the row parking.
For Christmas my mom bought me all the goods to make a pretty beaded scarf. During the power outages in GC I tried to start it, but failed miserably. I had no idea was the long-tail method to cast on was, nor did I know if I was slipping the first stich of each row correctly. But I have recently beaten both my foes and have successfully created the first 8" of my pretty new scarf.
This last weekend was our 2nd best weekend of hockey this season. Sad thing. We still got mercied in 2 games (10-0 and 14-4), but we tied one. I would just like to say, my husband, Shannon got a hat trick in the tie! Woo hoo! Plus he scored 1 of the 4 in the 14-4 loss. Good job Shannon.
For more fabulous pics of the weekend, see Michelle's blog. She beat me to it and used a lot of the same pics I was going to. She even has a video of Shannon scoring one of his goals...yay!
When I was walking home from school today, I noticed a stick piercing a piece of cardboard stuck into some snow. "flag." I thought that to myself. Then I noticed, wait...its a fort! So I took a pictured and continued the cold, but not quite freezing walk home. 1,800 steps baby.
Afterwards, Baby Nicole was baptized. That was the reason that my family came out now and not some other time. It was a fine ceremony. Jayme made the baby's dress, so that is worth a pat on the back for her. *pat, pat*
After that we drove back to Mom's and about 36 people all together came by to eat with us and have a nice time. While taking some pictures, Nicole decided she wanted to explore that white and pink thing in front of her. So she kinda played with the icing on her cake. She put her hands on it and picked up some of it (accidentally I think). She put her cakey hands up to her face and then squeezed. All the icing oozed out between her fingers. Pretty fun.
That night, Maria and I decorated Dakoda. She let us tie 3 strips of crepe paper to her. The one on her nose didn't last very long.
Baby Nicole is so cute. I really enjoy seeing her. I look forward to when she is old enough to play with and talk to. You done good, Jay.
2. My Bank of the West (old Commercial Federal) account was is dormant status, so to reactivate it and close it they needed my marriage liscence. I faxed it over in December and realized I still didn't have a check. Turns out they never got it. Probably because their fax machine is too old to recieve it. The transaction report said "NG: Poor Line Conditions." Stupid.
3. That theory test I was so freaked about, I got a 56% on. Ouch. Bigger ouch, a lot of people got 80's and 90's. There was even a 100%. Stupid.
On our way back to Manhattan from GC, we saw a lot of broken and buried power lines. It was quite crazy. I really don't think lil' Kalvesta had any power when we left (still). This picture is the best I got while Shannon drove home. If you click it, you can see a pole just laying there, covered in ice, not doing it's job.
I must say though, Maria and Julia both have fun pictures to check out of the huge wire towns that collapsed.
It was really cool how the said sun reflected in the ice.
Then when it did freeze, it continued to ice and rain.
When the sun caught all the ice on the trees, they just sparkled. Very pretty.
Before we opened gifts, the kids sang us a song and posed for some pictures. From left to right we have, Brooke, Macy, Tate, Morgan, Brendan, Trevor, Cortez, Adam, Jevon. Macy, Brendan, and Trevor are siblings, then the other 6 are Steve and Margo's children. They are all quite fun to watch and talk to.
Christmas at Rhondas was pretty fun too. Shannon and I got pirate cards. See?
Thursday was the Texas Bowl, K-State versus Rutgers. We went to Andy's to watch it (he has NFL Network). K-State started out okay, then totally sucked it up. We lost. But an interesting note is I have some family friends who went to Rutgers in NJ.
Oh, the black outs. We had approximately 13 too many hours of no power in Garden. It was officially declared a disaster area (not just Garden, but most of that part of KS). Garden didn't have it as bad as other areas either I don't think. Despite that we did have over 1/2 inch of ice on everything. Then some snow to seal it in. It was pretty, but sucky at the same time.
All the gifts set up at my mom's house. Most of them are for Baby Nicole. :)
This is the cutie opening the gift from Shannon and I. I can't wait until she actually knows what's going on.
Maria put these fabulous reindeer ears on Dakoda. She didn't really care for them to much. This is take approximately 0.5 seconds before Dakoda took them off.
We had Christmas day dinner at Jayme's house. We meant to do it last year, but there were some house problems, so we couldn't. But we did this year and it was quite nice!
After dinner, Shannon and Maria followed Mom around as she cleaned and chimed Jayme's castinettes. Fun times.
Jayme did Wii boxing. Slightly less skillfully than Maria did. My mom also boxed, and her video won't upload to YouTube. I'll keep working on it, because it's prett
Baby Nicole drolled over the egg nog. FYI, Southern Comfort Eggnog is probably the best you can buy in a carton.
A hybrid recipe shrimp scampi. We combined Mom's recipe and Shannon's. It was good.
The traditional crab sauce.
Yummy Ceasar Salad with Panera bread.
And everyone playing the Wii!!
This is our Christmas tree for the year. The purple lights are awesome LED lights.
When we got to Wichita, we hooked up the Wii and played some Wii Sports. Maria was an excellent boxer. She KOed about the first 8 opponents before she was even knocked down once.
Mom and I drove around town and found this Auto Zone, I mean, Asian Market. This is where we found the sugar coated fennel seeds.
And some cute baby was involved.
Shannon's got the pictures on his lap top, so I'll get some of them up later.