Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Monday Night Getaway

Yesterday after my first day back to school on my very last semester at BYU I went to lunch with Harold. It was our 13th Anniv. and we really didn't have any plans so lunch it was. As we were walking into the restaurant Harold informs me that his new boss wanted him to take a day off for the big anniv. so he had Tuesday off. So we look at eachother and say, hey we can do a one-night getaway! So off to Priceline we went and got ourselves a room in SLC at the Hilton.

The room was a nonsmoking room on a smoking floor, but other than that the night was great. I don't know what it is about staying at a hotel that makes getting away so fun, but it was! We had dinner out and slept in and it was great. My parents watched the kiddos. The kids were thrilled to miss a day of school on a whim and to get to spend the day/night with their grandparents. We mosied around SLC until about 3 and then headed off to my parents house to pick up the kids.

I am feeling ultra spoiled now and have to come back to earth because I have to read 100 pages by class time tomorrow and I haven't even started yet. Oops. Not a great start to my new semester. But I really did like my classes yesterday. Both English classes will be challenging with both the amount of reading to do as well as the assignments. I am glad I only have 9 credit hours and not more.

My first book in my Non-Fiction Lit class is Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. It takes place in Moab, Utah where he spends the bulk of his time alone in the wilderness. I have to say I am not exactly looking forward to this book. I am not a Moab fan (sorry) and not a fan of loner books either. I like dialogue and interaction between characters. Man vs. wilderness isn't exactly my cup o' tea. And he isn't even fighting wilderness, he is embracing it and describing every minute detail. ARGH! In the first 20 pages he most interesting part is a couple of paragraphs when he encounters snakes and mice. My thoughts were "KILL THE DANG THINGS, ICK!" But of course he isn't into killing animals and in fact says he would rather kill a man than an animal. Hmmm. See what I mean? This is going to be a very long 300 pages.


mom/Janet said...

Good for you for taking advantage of Harold's day off. Bill and I are firm believers of the importance of getting away alone. It's healthy for the kids to see and it's wonderful for the relationship. I'm glad you had a good time.

Julie J. said...

Sweet anniversary! But I'm sorry about the book, that sounds awful.

Brittany said...

yeah, i agree. staying at a hotel really helps you feel like you're far away from home. even if it is the next town over....

happy anni!

good luck on the new semester! it'll be over before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Well, that is the reason no one was around when I called to give a "Happy" to you.

Would love to be the grandparent that your kids get to go to. I am jealous. Is it because we live so far away, because I am a working grand parent, because you prefer your parents to Harold's? Just wondering.

Agree with Janet's comment about getting away together. Too bad a lot of it has to do with availability.

Someone to watch the kids

Didn't have the luxury of availability for any of those three most of the time. No wonder my marriage failed.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Gotta love those marriage rejuvenation breaks ;-) I'm so glad that took your opportunity. They are too few and far between. Good luck this semester in school and the rest of your life too.