Thursday, May 28, 2009
I went out around lunch-time today to get said sticker. I found a garage where there was only one person ahead of me and was happy that I would have a sticker before I head to PA. I pull my car into the garage, the man takes my registration and $29 fee. (Why $29 cash? Couldn't they just round it up to 30 to make it easier???) I make myself comfortable in the lobby and wish that I had brought a book to read.
The auto tech comes over, hands me back my the reg and my $29.00. I'm puzzled. He said "Everything on your car is fine, Ma'am. But I can't give you a sticker because there's something wrong with your registration." WHAT??! Then he tells me that I am going to have to go to the Registry to find out.
Oh NO!! Anything but that! I'm sure it's similar in other states, but the Registry of Motor Vehicles is usually a terrible experience. The lines are ridiculously long, the fees are usually outrageous and the personnel is well.....not personable. Maybe there is an exception to this rule, but I sometimes wonder if people who work at the registry answer personal ads that ask how difficult they can be in situations.
I give myself points for being clever today: I stopped and ate lunch before I headed over. When I got there, there was a long line to get your little ticket to wait in another line. My ticket said that there was approximately a 29 minute wait. Not bad. I should've known it was too good to be true, because it was over an hour. And I never did make it to the counter, because I ran into someone else with the same problem and he was told that the inspection system was offline. I knew I didn't have anything wrong with my registration!!!
Anywho, there's two hours of my life lost forever. And I still don't have a damn sticker.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The wedding has come and gone...... What a great day!!!
We left Will with friends for Friday and Saturday night at our house. We knew he'd have a blast, and he did! Friday was the rehearsal--it went very well, despite one of the readers and the mother of the bride getting stuck in a elevator. We then headed for a fabulous dinner for twenty at Restaurant 45. I'd never been there and it was great! Then we all turned in for the big day ahead.
It was raining in the morning, but the sun was out an hour or so before the ceremony, allowing us to take outdoor pictures. One of Kim's parents neighbors graciously allowed us to use their backyard, which bordered on a pretty little pond. A limo whisked the bridal party (and one groomswoman) to the ceremony, which was gorgeous. I teared up a little when Brian and Kim said their vows. Then we headed to the Cumberland Monastery for some more outdoor pictures in their public gardens.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Happy "Engage-a Versary" my Love!
Brian is headed into the city with our friend Chris for this. They'll have to eat things at checkpoints (nothing gross, like Fear Factor) and take pictures of themselves doing things. They'll also have to solve riddles and puzzles, and for this they have a network (me, Jenny and Pete) at home to look stuff up for them. They also get to bring a GPS and maps with them. I've never heard of this race, but it sounds intriguing. I can't wait to hear all about it and post pictures!
After Will's nap this afternoon I'm going to drive up to Chris's house in Northern MA and hang out with Jenny. And I get to meet Baby Nolan!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Mine is going to be sage and cocoa. It consists of making two panels of twenty-one stripes each. Then you sew the two panels together, and knit a handle. Then you sew on the knitted handle, and felt the bag. Sounds easy, right?
I've completed eleven of the twenty-one stripes on the first panel. I've been working on it on-and-off for about a month. (Slow and steady wins the race!) I can't get it to stop curling at the bottom though, and I'm told the only way that's going to go away is when I sew the bottom of the panels together. It's looking nice, if I do say so myself!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
So today, I've set a goal: to start using what we already have. Brian wrote out our weekly menu this week, and he went through the freezer first. And I vow to use all of the shampoo in the house before I buy another bottle. I also signed up for a local version of "The Great American Bake Sale" with proceeds going towards ending childhood hunger. That'll take care of the five cake mixes that I have in the house. After all, I love to bake but it's no good for the waistline. This satisfies both the baking bug and doing a little community service!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
"Oh Mommy, I love red pepper! And Peas! I love peas!" (Uh huh...you like red pepper. When I shred it and hide it underneath a layer of cheese on "pizza." Peas? sure.)
"I broke Papa's truck, but it's ok. Uncle Brian fixed it." (never happened)
He also told me he was making pancakes. "Pancakes" consists of taking Brown Doggie in a sand shovel and flipping him over on a couch. Most delicious pancakes ever!
And yesterday morning, he was very upset that I wouldn't get "in the airplane" (i.e. our bathroom) and watch a movie with him. He's never been on an airplane, and knows that they have movies??? :)