Travelling by yourself is a breeze after you've spent several years travelling with children. This is the first time in my life that I actually enjoyed being on an airplane.
The MOA cafe used to have good food, but they've really gone downhill sometime during the last ten years. Lon's Barbeque Shack was also mediocre--my baked beans were somewhat undercooked and my potato salad was bland. However, The Pudding on the Rice is as good as all the hype I've heard about it, and bittersweet chocolate rice pudding makes an excellent breakfast as well as dessert. I think Seattle needs a rice pudding restaurant.
Teaching is actually kind of fun. Especially when students figure stuff out for themselves and are excited about learning.
I'm glad I took time to visit the MOA's Beholding Salvation exhibit. I actually found myself most moved by some of the more contemporary pieces. I don't know if it was just because they were so unique in their vision, or maybe it was because they were all so intimate and personal in their depiction of our relationship with Christ.
I felt very nostalgic in Provo this time. I think it's because I was visiting by myself, and it was the beginning of Spring term. Even though I don't like the heat, I love the feeling of Provo during Spring and Summer terms when most of the students are gone and everything feels so free and light.
Master Fob not only hung out with the kids the whole time I was gone, he also cleaned the house and helped S-Boogie make me a Mother's Day card. And he left a bouquet of flowers on the table. That was very nice of him.
I always spend way too much money when I'm on vacation. This time was no exception. Some of my spending was justified (new underwear for the first time in years), some was not (books from the clearance table at the BYU Bookstore). Note to self: you don't have a job yet.