Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homecoming Weekend

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Well, the cake is baked. Dinner is ready. The house is clean. Sheets have been changed.

Aside from a couple of last-minute errands (new coffepot to replace the one I banged against the counter last weekend, perhaps?), I am ready.

My friends are on the road by now. One will be in the air later today. And five more members will be added to our happy family this weekend.

My 25th class reunion officially starts tomorrow, but since everyone arrives today, I say the party starts NOW.

I don't know what the weekend will hold entirely, but I do know there will be lots of laughter and tons of reminiscing.

Like about the time Jen got convicted and broke her "Who" album right in front of me. (I think she regretted it later.)

And the many times that Jen, Sue, Bonnie, and I laughed the night away in our suite Sophomore year.

Or the times that Jen and I spied on people having campus dates. (Yes sir, we did that. More than once. Pathetic? I think not.)

Oh yeah, we had fun. Those four years were some of the best of my life, and I love that my daughter is there now, making memories of her own.

I remember one time when I was in college, my mom was talking to me about my friends and she said, "These people will be friends for the rest of your life." I wasn't quite sure what she meant by that at the time since she had gone to a very large public university and wasn't really friends with anyone from college.

Now, so many years later, I look back and think about my mom's words so often. She was right. These people have been friends for almost 30 years, and I know we'll be friends for another 30.

I'm so thankful.

So if the blogging is sparse over the next couple of days, don't worry. You can be quite sure that I am having the time of my life with my closest friends that I never get to see. And you can also be quite sure that I will have a full report on Monday for you.

Don't forget about Fabulous Friday Food, though! I may not have much of a post, but I WILL have a link. Come play along and get some amazing recipes in return!

And have a great weekend. I know I will!



  1. Have fun and lots more happy times with your friends.

    Those names are all familiar to my memory of our letters back in the day.

  2. Enjoy! Make some memories.

  3. Thanks, everyone!

    Linda, how funny that you remember the names! :)

  4. Have fun Shelly! How nice for you. You'll have to tell me more about Wheaton sometime. I do wish my daughter would consider a school like that. We'll see.