But there were other things--lots of other things--squeezed into the other hours of the day.
- Visits to Mt. Timp, Provo, Oquirrh Mountain, and Bountiful temples. I loved being in Provo and seeing all the missionaries--definitely brought tears to my eyes, but still was so wonderful.
- I also walked many times to Temple Square--an easy walk down, not so easy walking back UP to the hospital. I even had a chance to walk to the Family History Center and visit with my friends who are there on a mission.
- Brent and I had many meals together at In-N-Out, Zupas, Red Robin, Cafe Rio, and Kneaders. One night we took my sister-in-law and had their Tres Leches Cake--big mistake, it was way too good. I will really have to make sure I don't order it every time I go there from now on.
- We also went to the Hale Theater to see "39 Steps"--it was so fun. I laughed so hard. Brent and I also hit the movie theater a couple of times--we saw Journey 2 The Mysterious Island and In Time. (Heidi, Daniel, Brent, and I ended up watching In Time together the Friday night before I came home.) Heidi and I watched a few movies in the hospital including Real Steel, Thor, and Breaking Dawn which was better than I thought it would be. I also watched Moneyball (thumbs up), Contagion--wow, The Hulk--which Brent insisted I watch before The Avengers comes out, and The Help which I enjoyed so very much. One day Brent brought over an edited copy of The Ides of March--only reenforced my desire that hope that none of my children or grandchildren ever become involved in politics. My sisters in law have told me about Downton Abbey, and I have to admit I spent a lot of time watching it on line. Now I can't wait for the next season.
- One of Allan's uncles died while I was there so I was able to see many of the family when my SIL and I went to the viewing before his funeral the Saturday before I left. Allan really does have a wonderful family.
- The Saturday afternoon before I left I met up with Connie and Natalie for a lunch at Zupas. Natalie is very familiar with the surgery that Heidi has had, as her daughter has had the same surgery, so she was a great resource and a wonderful listener.
- For our last meal together, Heidi, Daniel, Brent, and I went to Rodizios Grill for a GREAT DINNER. One of the few times I finished a meal and could honestly say I DIDN'T WANT DESSERT!!!! Of course, the fact that Heidi took me to Cold Stone for a birthday celebration early in the afternoon and I had a DELICIOUS churro caramel thing only added to my decision to not have dessert. When I visit Cold Stone, I usually have the Founder's Favorite, but this was SO INCREDIBLY YUMMY, I may have to have it again!!!
And this is what we had YESTERDAY:
I'm very happy that it is March because that means MARCH MADNESS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!
Sidenote: Yesterday I got a call from Elder Rob's Mission Office regarding his travel plans--he'll be home in less than 3 months.