Friday, August 19, 2011

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

 BYU Education Week: Day Last
Today's tree of knowledge was actually a treefort of knowledge.  Not being an arborist* (*someone who likes Arby's and trees) I am not able to tell you what particular brand it is.  I did observe lots of trailing weepy branches that fall in a private sort of way around the gnarly trunk.  So yeah, I learned some stuff hanging out here today.

I also learned that I am not the only infidel sneaking caffeine onto this campus.  Someone actually brought this inferior Pepsi product into the Marriott Center. 

I'm sad/happy to leave BYU and fly home. 

  • Sad because I won't be able to go to the Bookstore and buy another chocolate, caramel, pecan "Myrtle"
  • Glad because I won't be able to go to the Bookstore and buy another chocolate, caramel, pecan "Myrtle"
  • Sad because I love learning from teachers with great minds and powerful spirits
  • Glad because my brain is so full it is making my hair fall out
  • Sad because I love Utah in the summer
  • Glad because fiery Arizona is home

  • Sad because it is fun to have my Mom for a roommate
  • Glad because it is more fun to have my husband for a roommate


  • Sad because I won't be able to hang out with my middle child and his plethora of awesome friends

  •  Glad because my youngest two are at home with a friend-plethora of their own
And oh so glad I didn't have to take any finals.


The Bipolar Diva said...

I WANT that Myrtle!

Emma Karen said...

We've missed you! But don't worry, Becca and I have been taking care of Joey and the kitchen. :)

joanne fox said...

That Myrtle looks fab. Glad you've had a stimulating time, and hope your hair grows back soon! Give that brain a rest now!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I sure have enjoyed reading these "educational" posts of yours.

Holly said...

You are now going to have horrible nightmares about losing your locker and not being able to find your classroom. Did you happen to bring back any Myrtles because I think you drive right by my house on your way home?

just call me jo said...

"Arborist"--love your definition. You're one funny lady. Glad you're home.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

A beautiful group, and those clear eyes and smiling faces of the kids remind me that we do have members of our younger generation who have the intellect, courage and strong spirit required to care for America when the time comes. God bless them, and you! It is bittersweet when one of our baby chicks leave the nest...sad with missing them and so proud at the same time. Glad you have a couple more at home to keep you busy :)

karen said...

I've never had one of those Myrtles - but I want one now! Glad you had a great experience. You made me want to go next year!

Cherie said...

LOVE these shots - especially of the inferior Pepsi product!! Holla!!!

So glad you didn't have to take finals :-D

Lucy aka Roeann said...

Don't you just love the Myrtles! It makes reading just so much more delightful. And oh . . . . it's hot down here.

Alison said...

Hey! The Mexican boy in the picture of Max's friends was who I spent the most time with in Mexico! Him and my roommate. That's so cool that you got to meet him while he's visiting here! And also, it's such a small world that he's living with Max right now. Glad you had fun at Edumacation Week! :)

Pondside said...

Myrtles - they must be decadent. It's probably a good thing that I can't get any up here.

Sue said...

Loved your education week posts, Laraine. I'll bet your son's plethora of friends had a plethora of fun with you!


Rebecca said...

Wel....that explains it!

Anna M said...

Max looks so grown up. Handsome guy.

I feel the sad/glads a lot. So is life. ;)