Maddie earned a special Friday morning treat when I took her for an easy 3 mile run around the block this morning. We took it slow and Maddie made a couple of new doggie running friends.
After the run Maddie continued to wear herself down with a few speedy laps of the living room while I did the Tone in ’12 Ab Circuit <- hurt so good!
Cannoli cereal for breakfast.
- 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares
- ricotta cheese
- mini chocolate chips
- fig jam
And now I want a real cannoli. 😉
My One Tree Hill Story
I’ll never forget the first time I watched an episode of One Tree Hill. It was freshmen year of college and my roommates and I decided to randomly tune in for the series premiere. We were all instantly hooked and continued to tune in together for our weekly One Tree Hill fix.
My roommate Erin and I continued the weekly viewing parties through our sophomore year, but life got in the way and both of us struggled to keep up with the show after that. A few years went by where I wasn’t even sure the show was still on the air (minus the random commercials I saw for upcoming episodes). Then a couple of years ago I found One Tree Hill on Netflix and decided to play catch up. I watched close to 4 seasons of missed episodes and began to remember why we all fell in love with the show in the first place – it was good.
Even when a couple of the main characters dropped out of the show (miss you forever and always Peyton and Lucas) it still continued to pull me in with each new (to me) episode.
This season (the final season) was the first season since the beginning of the show that I actually made it a point to tune in each week for a new episode (with the help of the DVR). It’s funny how life has come full circle for both myself and the characters on the show since it began 9 years ago. Back then I was a freshmen in college, still dating my high school boyfriend, and undecided on my major. The gang of One Tree Hill were juniors in high school with the classic nerd versus jock high school plot line. Now I’m *gulp* 27, working for myself, and engaged to be married. The One Tree Hill gang basically turned into one big happy family and are now happy adults with wives, husbands, and kids.
I wouldn’t call the last season the best season (they probably would have been better stopping at 8), but I did still enjoy it, especially how they wrapped everything up in a neat little package for Wednesday night’s series finale. I HATE series that leave things up in the air for viewers to keep guessing on once the show is over, that’s so not cool. Yes, the ending was sappy, but it also made me smile knowing everyone is ok in the end.
Did you watch One Tree Hill? What did you think of the series finale?
Psst… congrats to Sarah from The Shu Box on the birth of her beautiful baby girl last night!!!