In order to keep my mind off the stress of incoming finals, oral exams, and group cases and presentations, I am going to talk about some of the happy things that have happened over the past couple of weeks.
#1 - New Running Shoes
Near the end of January, I started having a lot of pain on the back of my heel. It got to the point where it was extremely uncomfortable to wear shoes. Turns out I've been hurting my feet with poorly-fitted shoes and got myself a nice little bone spur on the back of my left ankle. I padded the backs of my shoes, and hobbled like a penguin in flats on my way to church for the next few weeks. I couldn't run without feeling pain, and walking to and from class was no longer enjoyable (if it ever was...)
Last week, Bryce got his federal tax return (wahoo!) and had a little money to spare, so he gave me some cash and told me to go get some new running shoes. I went to Runner's Corner in Orem, where they have an excellent reputation for fitting feet into the proper shoe. About seven pairs later, I walked out of the store with these beauties:
I've been running several times in them and am happy to say that I feel absolutely no pain. Absolutely wonderful.
#2 - General Conference
General Conference weekend is great, and I especially enjoy it being out at school. This is because we get to have friends come over to watch, stay in our sweats, and make awesome breakfast. Ok, I guess on Saturday Michelle and I went and bought donuts for everyone, but on Sunday Seth, Michelle, and I made hash browns, bacon, and cinnamon rolls (they did most of the work, but I did help...and contributed orange juice). Fabulous. Besides the breakfast, it's awesome to hear the Prophet and other church leaders speak on inspired topics.
Before the Sunday afternoon session, Bryce and I went up to his Grandparents' house in Bountiful for lunch with some other family, and then headed down to Temple Square to attend the session at the conference center. It was an excellent session, as most of them are.
This is Bryce, Me, Bryce's sister Ashley and her fiancee Greg outside of the conference center. It was a bit chilly.
#3 - Girl Scout Cookies
Yesterday I had just gotten home from the gym, when Michelle and I discovered that there were people selling Girl Scout cookies on the corner of our street. No questions asked, we grabbed our wallets and walked out there...scratch that, Michelle was practically running. I bought a box of thin mints and a box of samoas. YUM. Bryce and I ate the samoas later while watching the NCAA Basketball National Championship, which was disappointingly boring.
Notice the happiness that Girl Scout Cookies create:
Also, notice on the fridge...not Jimmer, but the green thing next to Jimmer is an invitation for my bridal shower on Saturday! I'm so excited :)