Friday, February 20, 2009
What I did while I was in Utah...
I had this past week off of school, so I went to Provo, Utah to visit my little sis, who is a loner right now because her husband is in Boot Camp for the Navy Engineering Corps.
This is what I did...
1. traveled twelve hours: left Buffalo at 6:00 a.m., stopped in Cleveland, stopped again in Las Vegas, arrived in SLC at 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. EST.) It was a long day! Luckily, my dad's flight from Denver arrived half an hour later, and he had a carry-on bag stocked with his famous homemade Cowboy Cookies and Grandma's homemade Sugar Cookies. That made me feel better.
2. subjected my poor father to hours of girl talk with my little sister. (He came to town to see us and slept on an air mattress in the front room.)
3. jogged my old route in Provo with my dad and marveled at the beautiful mountains I took for granted while I lived here.
4. went for dinner and ice cream with my best friend from high school, Lizzy, and her adorable daughter, Worth. (Lizzy is 8 months pregnant with her second.)
5. ate at all my old favorites: Cafe Rio (3.5 times), Leatherbys, Smart Cookie (2 times), J-Dawgs, and Bombay House.
6. groaned in my bed at night due to perpetual indigestion (see # 5)
7. celebrated my little sissy's 22nd birthday with a girls night to Confessions of a Shopaholic and then a Cadbury mini-eggs, brownie, cookie, and hot fudge feast.
8. gained 5 pounds (see #5 and #7)
9. announced the Hogar del Nino Project in 10 Therapeutic Recreation classes at BYU, worked one Internship Fair, and gave one Info Session to recruit volunteers and promote the program. Found several good applicants.
10. saw my siblings-in-law kick some butt in a BYU intramural tennis doubles match. (Those Nielsons are great tennis players!) Went to dinner with them afterwards...I love them.
11. shared Cafe Rio salads with two of my very best friends from college, Tia and Becky. I have to say, if this is possible, the company was even better than the food.
12. taught my little sister how to make homemade tomato soup and homemade bread. (See February 13th blog post entitled "As it turns out...")
13. poured hydrogen peroxide in my ears at 2 a.m. to watch it bubble. (It's amazing what stupid things seem funny that late at night with my sister, her sister-in-law, and my sister-in-law...I swear we are all adults.)
14. slept in until 11 a.m. (See #13) and then went to breakfast with one of my favorite people in the world, Heather Balli.
15. traveled 10 hours back home to the Buff. Amazingly, I had no flight delays on any leg of my trip. That truly might be a miracle.
What I did not do while I was in Utah:
1. grade any of the 115 research papers that I lugged along with me. (I was just sure I would have time to grade them all.) Oh well!