Tuesday 28 August 2012
This is my very first post on a blog. I’ve started this blog as a place to write about my life, my memories, my family and the things I love. I imagine it will be a place to dump random thoughts outside of my daily journal. Maybe nuggets that would be lost otherwise, or just bits and pieces of who and why I am.
Today was my first day of a new semester at BYU–I’m an old student. My first ever day at BYU was in 1977. It’s still a thrilling thing to walk onto campus and find a new classroom at the beginning of a new semester. I graduated from BYU in 1984. About 9 years ago I came back, and I haven’t stopped coming back, semester after semester ever since. Today’s classes number 72 and 73 on my list during these last 9 years. I’m excited for this semester. I’m taking a memoir writing class on composing personal histories and a history class called Mormonism Among Christian Theologies. Only two classes this time. I’m trying to cut back a bit so that I have more time for writing and research, and a bit of quilting.
This week my daughter, Claire entered the world of BYU. She moved out Sunday evening sometime after 11 p.m. She’s had her first 2 days of classes now and I’m doing my best not to hover. She did call today to see if I’d bring one item to campus for her: an eyelash brush. Wow. I found it by her sink, but I also took her some peaches to feed her soul. She seems happy and preoccupied. She has begun to launch.