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Throwback Thursday — Metamorphosis

Graduation Day is finally here. Catherine and her classmates in the Greenwich High Class of 2014 will move on tonight. Being Thursday, it’s also a good time to throwback, and so I did, year by year, starting with 2000, when Catherine was in Bridges at the Mead School Child Care Center. It’s quite possible Catherine will throttle … Continue reading

Something old, something new

A quick post amid the Saturday morning silence … before the chaos begins. We Vanech girls are each ready for our busy day. (Well, at least I’m out of bed!) Had a blast last night at practice for today’s 70th annual Blue Key/Band Night Celebration in Port Chester, NY, last night. What fun to play again and see so many … Continue reading

Good thing we have our priorities straight

Catherine presented me with a small bottle of Bath & Body Works’ White Citrus body lotion following her recent trip to the mall with Basil. “It’s for you. I think you’ll like it,” she said. And she was right — it has a fresh, summery scent, a nice change from the lavender I’ve been wearing. … Continue reading

Livin’ the dream

Color me suspicious. I just came home from a long day of pushing computer keys, on my way to band practice, pretty much expecting that Catherine would have long forgotten my morning plea to start the load of towels and run them through the drier. You can imagine my shock, then, to find the towels … Continue reading