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Look Out World!

It’s official: Catherine is a member of the Hofstra University Class of 2018.


With her midterms completed, she didn’t have to go to school on Friday so she and Basil instead drove to Hempstead, NY, to submit her paperwork and deposit.

(Already she’s distinguishing herself at the school. It seems no one ever brings their check in person; the office was a little confused!)

Of course the trip also involved a visit to the school store, a chance to wander campus and get some details on campus life from current students. Oh, and lunch at a local diner that I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of in the near future.

Over the years, I’ve watched Catherine get worked up about lots of things — her first dance recital; the Jay-Z concert during which Basil texted me all night, “Who ARE these people?”; the fashion and hair preparation for Basil’s surprise 50th birthday party; her Sweet 16. …

But I don’t think I’ve seen her THIS excited since she was 3 and testing to see which swim class she should be put in for lessons at the YWCA.

That day, she was up early, bathing suit on (actually at the time, she wore that navy-blue, star-spangled one-piece nearly every day under her clothes — don’t ask!).

At the pool, she never hesitated, but flung herself into the deep end with abandon, into the waiting arms of an instructor.

Funny how history repeats itself, isn’t it?

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


18 thoughts on “Look Out World!

  1. Congratulations to you both! It must feel great to know that the decision is made. I can’t wait for my daughter to decide.

    Posted by Joelle | January 27, 2014, 10:08 am
  2. So exciting!! Congratulations Catherine!

    Posted by John Pontillo | January 26, 2014, 9:19 pm
  3. Education is a wonderful thing to get worked up over. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

    Posted by Rosey | January 26, 2014, 7:24 pm
  4. congratulations to Catherine, and to you, Terri!!! What a wonderful adventure!
    One bit of advice: don’t let the school talk you into those expensive extra long dorm sheets! Get ’em on Amazon. And that is the best piece of wisdom I an offer, after having sent three kids to college!

    Posted by momshieb | January 26, 2014, 12:49 pm
  5. It’s always good when they’re excited about going off to college. And you can eat eggs again!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | January 26, 2014, 11:04 am
  6. Awesome, congratulations! How exciting, I wish her the best of luck. I’m stopping by from the Sunday lblog hop. I hope you guys have a great day!

    Posted by Leslie | January 26, 2014, 10:39 am
  7. She looks right at home! Of course you and Bill will feel right at home too because it will be like double mortgage payments!!!

    But money well spent for a very deserving sweetheart.

    Posted by mommy dearest | January 26, 2014, 10:10 am
  8. and Catherine moves forward to her wonderful life

    Posted by Teresa Walsh | January 26, 2014, 9:59 am
  9. Such an exciting time for all of you! Congratulations & best wishes:-)

    Posted by Lynn | January 26, 2014, 9:11 am

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