Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Morning Person

By looking at my sleeping patterns, you'd never know I love to see the sunrise, but twice this summer I've been convinced to hike at insane hours just to see the sun peak over the mountains.

For this trip, I joined a rather large group of people to hike Timp at midnight so we could watch the sunrise from the saddle which is not the summit, but pretty close; We could see the valleys on either side of the mountain. It was a fun hike at first, (paved trail, a waterfall, and random conversations among the hikers) but around 4:30am I turned into a marching zombie and conversation had died unless it was to ask for a break. Finally, around 6am, we made it to the saddle where we huddled up and waited for the sun to rise. Take a look at these pictures and tell me it wasn't worth it.

Now if only I could convince my legs to quit complaining.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm a if that's a surprise

I'm beginning another school year for the 18th time and I couldn't be happier. Is saying I'm as giddy as a school girl too much? Okay, maybe giddy isn't the right word, but it's close. I'm talking about rhetoric and transnational lit in my classes and then (drum roll please)I'm teaching writing & freshmen! I get to have office hours and a desk. Yes, I might have thought "I'm a big girl now!" to the Huggies jingle, but no I was not so excited that I needed their product.

At my mom's request, I took a first day of teaching photo. And I promise it was really at her request, but I happily complied.

I thought carefully about that outfit and had it approved by all the roommates. I hope you're picking up on my enthusiasm.

Besides teaching and having a desk, it's back to school as usual. I have homework to do, ward socials to go to, (My new ward is hyper-social. I'm talking 6 activities in one week.) and football games to watch. My roommates and I went all out for this first game. The only reason we didn't have blue hair was because we forgot.

So basically, I'm loving this semester and it looks like I'll continue to love it...until I have to stay up late consistently working on papers, but I'll deal with that when the time comes.