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.