Friday, April 22, 2011

Turkeys, and SPRINGTIME IS HERE! :) :) :)

I am so happy!  Springtime is here, the fresh air seems saturated with endorphins, and tomorrow I'm going home to celebrate Easter with my family!!!  *happy dance*  :)  :)  :)

Other perks of today:
--this morning on the bus there were some adorable toddlers laughing
--I saw a fruit tree blooming!  Pink BLOOMS!  :D

--I attended a talk given by the director of the LDS temple department, in which he shared some glimpses into President Thomas S. Monson's personality and life.  My favorite story: after the Kiev Ukraine Temple dedication, President Monson asked the security guards which way they needed to go to get to the jet plane, and when shown, turned in about-face and headed in the opposite direction to spend more time with the local members.  :)  :)  :)  I also learned he makes jokes about whether a certain temple is called the San Salvador El Salvador temple or the El Salvador San Salvador temple (former is correct).  :)
--chatting with a friend on the way to class
--seeing that I truly can conquer these last two weeks of school: there is LIGHT at the end of the tunnel!!!  :D
--while attending the dedication of a super-high-tech weather station on campus: hearing the director of the climate center speak in his Scottish accent  :)
--And while walking home: touching a tree's large fuzzy buds, feeling other waxy buds, touching the grape-cluster-like buds of a box elder tree, and seeing a blue ball propelled by wind tumbling down the road.  One of my favorite teachers was driving by and stopped his car and said, "Hi".  :)
--Once I got home, I threw open the windows of my apartment to let in fresh air.  :)  :)  :)

And because this painting* makes me laugh:

*A photo I took of Claude Monet's Les Dindons (Turkeys) while in the Musee d'Orsay.  :)  :)  :)  (It was BIG.  I turned the corner, saw it, and piped "TURKEYS!")  :)  :)  :)


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