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Another year of wedded bliss

Give this guy a medal. For 23 years Basil has managed to stay married to me. It’s no picnic as those who know me can attest. I’m sarcastic, relentless … and have particular rules for things like how towels are folded. Yet, I’ve not managed to run him off yet. He’s the best possible partner, whether it’s … Continue reading

60 Years and Counting

Happy birthday to my terrific husband, Basil, who today turns 60! Basil’s birthday kicks off 12 months of milestone celebrations for the three of us (more on that coming soon) — but only if we can convince him to cede the floor. You see, we’ve been celebrating him all month, ramping up the festivities in recent … Continue reading

22 years and counting

Happy anniversary to us! It’s been 22 years since we said “I do” on a rainy September day. The cliche was true — it’s (mostly!) been showers of happiness since. Below, some pictures from throughout the years.

Home Improvement, Old Greenwich Edition

It was a lost weekend. No, not that kind. Basil and I spent most of the weekend futzing with a new kitchen cabinet. We’d discovered it in Bed Bath & Beyond and snapped it up. It would be the answer to our too-small, no-place-to-store-anything, and there-is-no-freakin’-workspace kitchen. The only problem was that more than a … Continue reading

Snow Fun

Growing up, I lived next door to an alcoholic man who shoveled the leaves and raked the snow. (He did some other crazy things, too, but those are stories for another day.) Naturally, his antics provided for a bit of entertaining conversation in our house. This morning, if our neighbors were looking out their windows, … Continue reading

Basil, Terri, and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day

Last week, I wrote about a little miscommunication that left me sitting outside a local watering hole waiting to pickup Basil when he already had the other car. Today’s post is a left-handed apology. On Saturday, you see, he had to bail me out. I left to teach Jazzercise at 7:45 am, as I always do, but … Continue reading

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Catherine’s return home for winter break has meant certain adjustments. We are getting used to the strange hours she now keeps, and having to share everything again — the TV remote, the bathrooms … and the two cars. Yesterday, the effort went awry. Having finally returned home late yesterday afternoon — with one of the cars … Continue reading

Laughing his way through 59 years

Happy birthday to my husband, Basil, 59 years young today, or as I’ve been reminding him, “pushing 60!” Those of you who know him will agree the world is a better place with him in it for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that he keeps us laughing. Below are … Continue reading

This Chore Blows! Or Basil and the Mighty Wind

Obviously, it’s a Mars-Venus thing. Having decided it was high time to clean behind the furniture,  I set Basil up with the vacuum and instructions to move the bureaus and radiator cover in our bedroom as he worked. Then I climbed back upstairs to “my” desk to finish my work day, and listened as he worked … Continue reading

Apple of My Eye

In our ongoing bid to keep ourselves occupied without Catherine, yesterday we went apple picking at Outhouse Orchards in Croton Falls, NY. We’d been there a few years ago with Catherine and a friend from school. They were, shall we say, less than enamored with the experience. We decided it couldn’t hurt to give it … Continue reading