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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Friday, March 11, 2011

News? Sort of

I got an email at 3:30 today that no decisions had been made and that they would update next week.  Ugh..the waiting continues....however after my emotional craziness yesterday, I am okay with everything...and whatever happens.
I can't wait until tomorrow.  I am getting together with one of my best friends from college for a day of shopping....I can't wait to see her..it's been a few months and I am in need of a girls day.
I thought I would take a trip down memory lane for a few minutes...I hope you'll come with me..
I met K the first day of college.  When I chose a school, it was as far away from where I grew up as possible...ended up at a small private university in a sleepy new england town...honestly some of the best memories of my life were made at that school, on that campus.  You could walk around and know that you would see the same people every day....our largest class might have been 50 people and the smallest class was 10 people my senior year.  The school has done a significant amount of growing up and has lost some of the feel that it had while we were there...
Mu freshman year, my parents brought me up and dropped me off with the threat of a hurricane approaching.  This school was right on the water (literally the view from my window was of the ocean).  We were stuck in our dorm, not allowed to go out.  The place where we lived was set up with doubles and singles, there were a total of eight doubles and eight singles in the unit we were in...we were all the same major and we were all very close that year.  My parents unpacked my room with me and left for their twelve hour drive home and I started to get very homesick..K came into the room and plopped down on my bed and introduced herself.  We talked for a while- and she introduced me to her roommate...the three of us were inseparable from that year forward.  We had most of the same classes until I switched majors, were Resident Assistants together, loved our late night talks, played in the rain to relieve the stress of finals and celebrated the end of the semester with shots of Absolute Citron.  We knew everything about what was going on in each others lives for most of our time in college...senior year we didn't have as much time to get together- but would still manage to meet up- most of the time really late at night to have a cigarette and just chill out and appreciate the friendship.  In our adult  lives, we try to get together at least a couple of times a year- and there is nothing like those friendships.  She has twins who will be three next month.  She had a heck of a time when she was pregnant and spent the last six weeks of her pregnancy on bed rest.  Her birthday is two days after mine and she was in the hospital so we had thirty balloons and flowers delivered to her room so that she still had a "party" even though we couldn't be together.
I miss her like crazy and love that she can text me and ask to go shopping because she needs some girl time....and that I am able to meet her...It's not going to be our overnight weekends that we used to have before she had kids...but it will be four or five hours of time with someone who knows me better than my husband, who can have a conversation with me by saying two words and who will fill my heart with something that I have been missing....even if I don't buy a single thing, it will be the best shopping trip I've had in a long time!!


  1. It is great that you are still friends and still get together, I never went to uni found it hard enough to get half way through high school. After leaving school I remained friends with my best friends Cathy for a few years and then she went overseas and I had more children and we just grew apart. Three years after leaving school I met Tim and we married a year later where she traveled and has never married.

  2. So, you're still in with a chance then Col! Female friendships are so very special, and that was a lovely walk down memory lane today.

  3. What lovely memories Co. I am so excited for you. Can't wait for an update. Have fun!

  4. love youare still friends can't wait to hear more and hope the job works out soon

  5. Friends are awesome girl, have a great rest of the weekend.