The last few times I tried running I either held my phone in my hand or had a jacket pocket I could stuff it into. Neither solution was ideal, but there was no fancy armband lying around to use. And of those fancy arm bands that do exist, I don't think any would fit my phone - I don't have any of the popular Android phones and I don't have an iPhone.

I did a quick search and found a link that suggested just using the top of a tube sock as an armband. I didn't have any tube socks, but Chris had picked up some crew socks for me.
So I cut off the tops on a pair of crew socks and sewed them together...
...then went out for a run to try it out.
The sock-armband worked pretty well. Because it's two tops of the socks sewed together, the band is long enough that I can cover the top of my phone and secure it in place so it won't pop off my arm. And it's tight enough that the phone doesn't try to slide around at all. The armband even doubled as a spot to tuck my house key, since my pants don't have any pockets.

Because of unrelenting winter, we haven't been over to the east side of the state in awhile. That means today was a whirlwind of visits, all of them too short.

Kati's mother (who is like a second mom to me) just got off of the hospital, so I stopped by briefly to see how she and Kati were doing. It was a short visit, and I complete forgot to take a photo, so please enjoy this cupcake photo instead.

Because Chris's dad lives just 15 minutes away from Kati, I swung by to pick up Chris (where I'd dropped him off on my way to Kati's) and very briefly visited there. Again, I forgot to take a photo. So, please enjoy this cupcake. It was a very tasty cupcake.
We arrived at my parents house a few hours late, but all of the food was still there waiting to be devoured, so I'm glad they didn't get too hungry at eat without us. I was pretty hungry though, so I pigged out on all of the cookies and candies before eating a late lunch.
After letting everything digest a little, we headed over to Chris's mom's house to have dessert. Chris showed her a bunch of photos of things going on since we last saw her at Christmas.
then it was on to dessert! Well, more dessert, since I ate a bunch of cupcakes at my mom's house. So really, this was a chocolate cake dinner for me. I foolishly cut a large piece (on the left) and then spent the rest of the evening all sugared out.

It was a very busy day, but worth it. I do feel bad that every visit was so short, but it was good to see everyone!

It was a pretty quiet Friday night. Work has been pretty stressful the last month, so it's nice to come home, play a little of a game, and then read. It's just nice to take the evening at a slower pace than work has been moving at lately.

A delicious Easter-themed cupcake, ready for devouring! Thursdays are always delicious treat days at work.

With the snow yesterday, there was no way I was going to try another day of running. So with the warmer weather today I headed out. Ugh, I felt kind of terrible after. But at least there was no snow!

Sure. Why not.

Art. Downtown. is going on downtown (and has been since the 11th). Since it was a little chilly out today, I walked through the skywalk and got to check out the pieces in DeVos Hall.

The workout pants I wore yesterday are insanely long. Like 4 inches too long. I kept stepping on them while running. So this afternoon I tried my hand at hemming them. Didn't end up the prettiest job, but since they're only workout pants, I think it will be ok.