I’m LATE in writing this today! Many times I post on Friday night. Last night we were celebrating my friend Carol’s last day at the newspaper. She leaves this next week for another newspaper in Cincinnati. (A huge, wonderful opportunity for her.)
So instead of writing, I had a good time with former colleagues and friends. Lots of friends. Tonight will be more of that – celebrating Carol with fun friends.
I’m going to miss my friend, but we’ve promised each other that we’ll visit. I’m already planning to run a race in Cincinnati and we need to plan the perfect Asheville race for her to come back for. (Nothing too hilly and torturous.)
I fear my son will miss Carol the most. When he names objects for family members, he mentions her as if she’s a sister or another parent. He thinks the world of her.
We’ve been friends for more than 7 years. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long since she stepped into the newsroom. We were both so young. (And she’s a lot younger than me!)
I also think it’s funny that I’m able to write for several minutes about her. 🙂 And in true Carol & Jaime fashion, we couldn’t figure out the photo booth last night and ended up with 6 copies of our photo strips.
We’ll use them as bookmarks. They’re pretty hilarious.
And on that note, I’m wondering why she doesn’t have her own category/tag on my blog. I think she deserves one.
Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I usually post this for Saturday morning, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. It’s totally fine.
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