The girls and I are in Idaho Falls for a grandparental visit. Some thoughts:
1. When we were flying over Utah Lake, Miriam looked out the airplane window and asked if it was the Dead Sea. I guess it's a good thing she didn't see the Jordan River or she might have been really confused.
2. It is kind of cold here. Miriam even asked Grandma, "Why is Idaho cold?" She's full of rhetorical questions like that these days.
3. I can hardly believe it - while I am in town, none other than Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will be presenting at a fundraising event here in Idaho Falls. What are the odds? I was really excited about attending until I realized the event had a $35 price tag. Also, she will be focusing her remarks on her book Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History, which, as you may recall, I attempted (and failed) to read on three non-consecutive occasions. So maybe it's best that I don't attend said event.
4. On the same night that America's premier feminist historian is presenting, another event of monumental proportion will be taking place: the release of Twilight on DVD. There are a few midnight parties going on around town on Friday night and I am not ruling out the possibility of attending, especially if I can persuade a sister or sister-in-law to go with me. It's not that I'm a fangirl, really. It's just that sometimes it's fun to join in the festivities.
I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.