It's been a mild winter. I was kind of hoping we were just going to skip the whole winter thing, but today was cold and snowy. The snow is beautiful, but it is also cold. I don't mind snow on days I can stay inside in my pj's and watch movies. I like snow then. But walking to class in the snow isn't my favorite. I almost slipped and fell multiple times. In fact, I did slip down one stair. Luckily I was at the bottom of the stair case and caught myself, but it was mildly embarrassing.

This morning I woke up early and finished my BYU scholarship application (all fingers crossed). Then I headed off to Book of Mormon. Brother Johnson always has a lot of quotes. My favorite today was from President Eyring. He said, "When you meet someone treat them as if they were in serious trouble and you will be right more than half the time." You never know when someone needs a friend, so always assume they need a smile, a hug, or a listening ear.

After Book of Mormon I went to the Marriott with Cami and Ashley for a campus forum. This week's speaker was Dr. Ben Carson. He was the first doctor to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the back of the head. He was so funny and had a lot of good things to say. He started off with a disclaimer that he wasn't trying to offend anyone, but it is virtually impossible to speak to a large group without someone getting their panties in a wad (okay, so he didn't say it quite like that). Remember the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me"? Dr. Carson said that saying seems to be going out of style. It's true, I rarely hear anyone say that anymore. People nowadays get offended at things people say all the time. One of the things Dr. Carson talked about was not giving up. If at first you don't succeed, try again.
Do you know how the cleaner 409 got its name? The first 408 didn't work. They eventually quit naming them and just used numbers. No matter how long it takes, do not get discouraged. Keep at it, or you may never experience success.

Child development class was good. I always love that class. Kayla was kind enough to make me a copy of her notes from the day I had to skip to camp out for my apartment contract. She is the sweetest! Plus she takes really great notes.

When class was over, I came home and did laundry. Lots of laundry. Four loads. That's what I get for never doing my laundry, haha. Luckily all the machines were empty so I could do it all at once. And I was able to do homework at the same time. Then I had a TA paper review session for child development. Then dinner with Greta, Carine and Connor. Busy, busy. Then back to homework. Then intramural soccer game. It was a go go go kind of day.

Rio just posted this picture on my facebook, and it made my day:
It contains so many secret messages. The cleverness almost escaped me, but Rio clued me in. Now I just can't get over how funny it is. She's a genius. A hilarious genius. Love her. Ten points to anyone besides Rio who can decifer all the meanings behind this picture (other than the obvious - Rio loves me).


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