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blast from the past.

{Above is the running path around campus that I put many miles on. Good times.}

Imagine me 15  years ago. The college days. Are you getting a good mental picture? Oh yeah! Five awesome years spent in good old southern Ohio. That’s right Ohio University is where all this goodness came from. Go Bobcats! I loved college. Sure it was a roller coaster at times, figuring out who I was and what I really wanted to do and who I wanted to be. But I had fun. Sometimes maybe a little too much. My college days were marked with ALOT of laughter, ALOT of craziness that I will never repeat but so glad I did it and ALOT of good friends.

One memory from those beloved college days is our lazy Friday afternoons. I went to college with my best friend. We lived together for 5 years. Without much of an official decision we declared Friday afternoons as lazy. It was a wonderful way to welcome in the weekend. As soon as we were done with classes we would come home, drop our bags on the floor and change into comfy clothes. The blinds would close and TLC would be turned on the TV. Of course we would be watching the wedding story and we would plan the elaborate weddings we would have some day! And usually there was some sort of non healthy snack involved. It was glorious. GLORIOUS! This state of laziness lasted for hours until we had some sort of plans for the evening. Simple.

It’s often when Fridays roll around I think of those lazy afternoons. I think back with a smile how simple life really was then. There is that temptation to change into some baggy sweatpants, clothes the blinds and just veg out. But then I look around and I see that there are babies all over the couch, Tech Deck skateboards under my feet and three little people that want an afternoon snack while watching the Disney Channel. I’m snapped back into reality. Yeah, my idea of a lazy afternoon is not gonna happen. Oh well. It was good while it lasted. A lot has changed in 15 years. For the better for sure. But those lazy Friday afternoons will always be good memories.

Cheers to a great Friday!

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Oh what good memories!!! Makes me smile. Sigh* um… are you sure you did your math right? It can Not be 15 years ago! We are too young 😉

  2. Oh, my. College was an amazing time, wasn’t it? I also roomed with my best friend. It was an unspoken rule, every day at 4pm, she would throw me the box of Cheese Nips and we would watch Oprah. We secretly hid snacks in a rubbermaid container under her bed that we referred to as the “Horn of Plenty”. Okay, I’ll stop there. Ahh, good times!

  3. What a sweet era!

    I’m sure when your kids are off at college having their own lazy Friday afternoons with their roommates, you’ll look back on these Friday afternoons with fondness, too :)

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