(I'm sitting here studying with friends supposedly working on a presentation that's due Wednesday. But I have a really terrible stomach ache that's making it really hard to focus. Sooo here we go.)
Spring break is next week and I could not possibly be more ready. It's just that time. I was doing great until about a week ago when I realized I felt like I hadn't slept in a month and I couldn't focus to save my life. Oops. So it's a good thing I'm going to a conference in...FLORIDA!! Heh heh. I'm really excited. This will be my third year going down there and I never fail to get inordinately excited about the promise of sun, sand, ocean, palm trees, condos on the beach, sunsets over the water, and a whole week with some of my favorite people in the world. I'm even excited about the 11-or-something-hour drive down there because my car is going to be awesome repeat AWESOME. (I don't know who engineered that but I would very much like to thank them.) And I'm especially excited because there was a moderate fiasco with my registration and the conference people faked me out and told me I couldn't go. Long story short, things have been solved, to my immense satisfaction and gratitude to God. And now I can go. So. Five days aaaand counting.
This week's recipe was cinnamon-raisin bread, the baking of which happened on Sunday after church with this awesome guy I know. :) The recipe was his, and the flavor turned out really well but the bread definitely did not reach desired consistency. (I'm pretty sure it was my fault because I was the one doing the first round of kneading and definitely didn't add enough flour because I didn't want to add too much and mess things up. Therefore it was too dense and didn't rise. Leave it to me to have all acquired baking skills fly out the window when I need them most. *Glare.*) Nevertheless, it was a great time. And I'm going to definitely get the recipe to try again another time. So, apologies for another post without a recipe.
Fun activity of Saturday night: my roommate and I got dressed up all hot and hauled one of our guy friends out to be a photographer and took random model pictures in one of the lecture halls (don't ask why). As she put it, long story short = we clean up good. They're up on Facebook now to lure in boys. Just kidding. Maybe.
Happy news from a couple of weeks ago - one of my high school friends just got engaged! It makes me just the teeniest bit jealous because she's distinctly younger than me (definitely didn't predict that beginning to happen for another few years), but I am really, really happy for her. Sadly they'll be doing the wedding in the middle of next spring (at home, in South Dakota), so I won't be able to make it, but I'm sure it'll be beautiful. She's wonderful and beautiful and she's found a great Christian guy and I'm ecstatic for her. :)
Alright. Now that it's past midnight, I guess I'd better see about that presentation. My single redeeming hope for its success is that it only has to be five minutes long. I think - think - I can talk coherently for five minutes without making a complete idiot of myself. I think. Wish me luck.