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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

Happy birthday, Mom!

Happy birthday today to my beautiful mother — my sounding board, reality check and daily laugh. Love you, Mom!

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.

Flashback Friday — Coming home

Hard to believe that 17 years ago today, we moved into our house. Given all that has happened in Greenwich, CT, home sales since, it is also laughable we just managed to afford it thanks to a special loan for first-time home buyers and the fact that this was considered an “affordable” area of town. It didn’t hurt that … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Get Happy

Catherine’s ready to go back to Hofstra. With six weeks left to summer, she’s done with 3-year-old campers’ bathroom accidents and tantrums, over the lack of buffet food options in our house, missing the magic of a Starbucks at every turn, and so done with our lack of nightlife. To keep her chin up, she’s … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Night to Remember

Can’t believe it’s been a year since the high excitement that accompanied the end of Catherine’s senior year. The cliché is true — time flies (and seems to do so more quickly with each birthday I mark). A year ago, the household was consumed with Catherine’s prom and the Port Chester (NY) Band Night anniversary performances … Continue reading

Then and Now — At the Zoo

Catherine has a bit of time before her summer camp counselor job starts, so when she’s not slowly putting away the dorm detritus that litters every room in our house, she’s having some adventures. One day last week, she and Basil decided to visit the Bronz Zoo, because, well, why not. Naturally, they had to … 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

Wordless Wednesday — Sight for Sore Eyes

Flashback Friday — Sounds of the Season

Lots of things are missing this holiday season. As we have been since August, when we left Catherine and the carload of stuff at the dorm at Hofstra, Basil and I remain a bit unmoored. Little by little we’re finding our way to a new normal, but one of the holes in our holiday prep this … Continue reading