Friday, April 24, 2009

My Tender Mercy for the Day!!!

So I am sad to report that the charger cord to Tori's laptop has shorted out, so until further notice we do not have access to any of the pics or documents on it. Sorry to all of you who are waiting for pics of the fun spring break that we had traveling around Europe. Sad for me because my Event Management portfolio that I have been working on all sememster is now locked in the dead laptop. I now have the happy task of redoing it by Monday morning, just the way that I wanted to spend my weekend, NOT. Anyway needless to say I have been quite busy with school work and projects this last week, and I was starting to get quite stressed out. So that makes what happened today such a great boost for me. I was in my Irish studies class and we have just started the section on music. I was sitting there thinking how fun it would be for me to get a book of sheet music of traditional Irish tunes. Then of course reality hits that I have no money, and I would also have no idea what to look for. As class is ending though, our teacher says that he has actually had a book published of a compilement that he has made of some traditional Irish tunes, then he pulls three copies out of his bag and says he is going to give these copies to the first three people that were in class today. Luckily the Irish ways have not completely rubbed off on me and I am still running on my Utah time schedule, so of course I was one of the first three people in class. So I am now the proud owner of my own copy of Pale Rainbow: Gaelic Folksongs with English Translations by Brian O'Rourke. YAY for me. I am so excited to go play the tunes. I know it is really lame that this made me so happy, but seriously it could not have happened at a better time.
Aside from all approaching deadlines for school projects, life here in Ireland is great. I am having great fun. I really like my school and I love the people, they are soooo nice. The weather is even warming up, so maybe I can hit the beach soon. The Irish are a lot tougher than me, and they have already hit the beach. I however cannot get myself to get in the water with the others when you see people walking along the trails completely bundled up in pants and a big coat. I see something wrong with that picture.

The pics are from our little day trip to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy!

The "Quiet Man" cottage.


Heather Smith said...

Okay, I have totally been following your blog and I am just a slacker and haven't been commenting. I am glad that you are having fun in Ireland!

Also, I totally understand about the sheet music thing. I always love getting sheet music even now and I don't really even play my flute anymore. Being able to play music is a big stress reducer!

That is crapy that your project and pictures are stuck on the laptop! Good Luck getting your project done!

Spacey Stacy said...

I will let you come and play you new music on my baby grand anytime.
Do you want me to fed ex my computer cable to you?

Cindy said...

Yeah! I can't wait to hear your beautiful Irish music, and maybe play a couple myself!!