Miles to Drive

Today, I got back from a weekend in Wichita.

That in itself isn’t really the exciting part, though it’s always nice to be home after being gone for a couple days.  I didn’t update all weekend (I didn’t take my computer and I wasn’t feeling Felberto’s netbook), so now I get to rehash all three days for your entertainment.  Granted, it wasn’t anything majorly exciting, but it was nice and fairly relaxing and I got to spend time with my husband and in-laws and that’s always cool.

We rolled out of town Friday afternoon after I got my back thumped by my chiropractor. The drive was uneventful, and I was sleepy by the time we got there. Felbington and Drew (the younger of my two brothers-in-law) were geared up for a midnight Magic: The Gathering event, but I was ready to cash in about five minutes after we pulled in. Dinner was hummus and Roasted Garlic Triscuits, and let me just say that I could seriously make at least one meal a day out of those RGTs.  Sure, this doesn’t sound like a huge dinner, but I wasn’t feeling great or overly hungry, so it was kind of perfect.

On Saturday, I took the car to the Suzuki dealer for an oil change and tire rotation. There were no surprise issues other than that I need to try to find a local place to do an alignment since it looks like I’m getting some uneven wear. The dealership was actually kind of quiet, so no guy dressed in a Shark suit this time, but we did have lunch and I got some knitting done.

After that, we decided to try a pottery painting place in Wichita called Color Me Mine. It wasn’t bad, but On the Pot remains at the top of our list. Drew painted a hippo bank, and Felbicasso painted a penguin. It was originally going to be the Warmheart Penguin from the Care Bear cousins, but I think he gave up and just did the heart on the tummy.

Hippo with a sunburn?
So cute!

I decided to do something simple, so I chose a bowl with “swoop” sides (I didn’t even know what that meant, but it’s what the label said when i picked the object). I picked three colors and at first thought I was just going to do some simple painting, no details or anything like that. As I was painting the border, one of the guys made the comment that it looked like a giant mouth, which then inspired me to do something kind of disturbing.

Blank canvas
Sure, the inside is green...but note the teeth...Oh yeah, that's a bottom lip
Creepy eyes are creepy!

I was kind of pleased with myself in a deranged way.

Later, we did some shopping. I actually found a pair of shoes and two new tops, and we got a new slow cooker since our favorite chili slow cooker broke earlier this year. We had Golden Corral for dinner and I won this time…I didn’t overstuff and feel sick afterwards. Take that, Golden Corral!

This morning we had brunch at Granite City  in Wichita. I opted out of the buffet and went with a cup of soup, small burger, and fruit. Even that was a little much, but it didn’t help that I tasted a few things from Felby’s plate. The food was excellent and I’d definitely like to try that place again.

On the way home, we stopped in Salina and picked up our turtle and gator.  I took a picture but the lighting was crap, so I’ll take another one when I get the chance. Which reminds me, I still owe a picture of that crazy mug.

All in all, I give the weekend a hearty two thumbs up.