Friday Joy

It’s easy to be happy on a Friday, and today I’m feeling particularly ebuliant because:

– Tonight we’re going to the Lauritzens for dinner and games. Is there anything more fun on a Friday night?

– We went out to an Indian restaurant on Wednesday night and at our fill of sweet Naan bread and curry. Mmmm.

– Bart’s dad is coming to visit in a few weeks (Bart has a dad and stepdad and I refer to both of them as his dad, which is probably really confusing).

– MY dad and my youngest sister are coming to visit the week after that. Hooray!

– A murder mystery dinner is in the near future!

– I’m going to Maine and Canada this summer with my mom and my sisters.

– I’m going to have an entire month off of school. This fills me with deep and everlasting joy.

– I’ll be doing a individual study class this summer working with a professor to catalog, read, and anotate books that are nominated for the American Library Association’s Notable Booklist for Children. I’m nerdily excited about this.

– The free musical that is put on in Austin’s outdoor theater every summer is Beauty and the Beast this year.

– It’s great weather to ride my bike to and from work.

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  • Reply Noelle April 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    How long does it take you to bike 20 miles? I’m jealous of the warm weather, it got cold here again. I think I”m most jealous of you getting to travel to Maine and Canada on your month off and also to see Beauty and the Beast with free admission!

  • Reply Julie Beck April 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    You have so many things to be excited about, and being excited is half the fun I think! I think the trip to Maine and Canada will be a blast. How do you pick the destination?
    I love when family comes to visit. Will’s dad and step mom are coming in May, yoohoo

  • Reply Jennifer Lee April 11, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I can’t tell you how badly I wish my Texas trip had included a stop in Austin, because I miss you tons. Enjoy your Friday!

  • Reply Melanie April 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Your individual study sounds like a great opportunity and lots of fun, as do all of your other plans.

  • Reply Mary April 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Can I just say how jealous I am? Maine sounds delightful! Beauty and the best, wonderful! You’re going to have quite a fun summer.

  • Reply Heather April 11, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    You’ve got some great things to look forward to–especially real vacation from school and all those great children’s lit reads!

  • Reply Jess April 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    All of those are great reasons to be feeling good! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Sheyenne April 12, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Friday Joy is so much better than Friday Rage, don’t you think? And you will have to fill me in on the free musical the next time we talk because I definitely want to know more about THAT.

  • Reply Landen April 14, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Aww! I got mentioned in the blog! Hooray! I am very excited to come out and see you too!

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