Saturday, August 27, 2005


Nothing like presents to pull a girl out of a slump. Yesterday was our 20th wedding anniversary (time flies when you're having kids). Since the etiquette books say 20th is for china, and I'm fresh out of funds for Haviland, and went down to Fishs Eddy on 77th and Broadway and bought a set of mugs (no more snagging our lips on chipped vessels) and an oyster dish and some forks (aphrodisia) and a bag of colored marbles just 'cause.

Sam got me a pair of earrings--nothing to do with china but lord they are gorgeous. Pictured on the right with the beginnings of the Multidirectional Scarf as background. This is a really fun pattern, going quickly--especially for me, the World's Slowest Knitter. Join the yahoo group and get it for free. As usual, I'm hypnotized by the Noro...Resistance is futile...Must. Buy. More. Yarn.

We went to dinner at Lavagna in the East Village--highly romantic, highly recommended. Then we had a beer at Great Jones Cafe, which is actually where we met lo those many years ago. Sam was a bartender; I was a barfly who tipped very well, and the rest as they say is history. Anyway, nobody in the bar looked old enough to drink. We chugged our beer and splurged on a cab home--and went directly to sleep. So much for aprhodisia. Like I said, time flies. And yes, Sam, if you're reading this, I'm having so much fun.


Jessie said...

Very romantic anniversary. We just had our tenth last year and my husband had the waitress surprise me with wine and roses, and, during appetizers, a diamond necklace. So I went home with her. But seriously, I was reading your previous post about sending your oldest off to college and was commiserating (actually, my stepson just started his sophomore year) until you said your apartment seems empty with only two kids. Apartment? Lady, we've got a giant old farmhouse and even with two kids left, it feels plenty crowded. My mother explained that Queen Elizabeth probably had the same problem. Even with 30,000 square feet or whatever in Buckingham Palace, you can bet the wee royals got under her feet while she was scrubbing the toilet or whatever she did in her spare time. At times I feel like my family and I are bunch of grapes, lumping around through the house en masse. Anyway, one child out of the house means you are one-third the way to being an empty-nester, but also a successful parent. Good job!

Terri D. said...

Aw, thanks Jessie. It's not that the apartment seems empty, exactly, just that there's a hole in the bunch of grapes. But I'm learning to look on the bright side--the food bill has dropped considerably.

Good luck with that waitress, by the way!

Debra said...

Sounds like a nice anniversary. Hubby and I have a few more years before that milestone--I'm already hoarding frequent flyer miles in anticipation. The earrings are beautiful, are you planning an outfit around them? I see matching lipgloss in your future. Would you mind posting where your hubby got them? I don't know if you rememeber, but I live in NYC too. By the way, I was given Yankee tix for last Friday's game and saw Bernie hit the two home runs. Fun!

Terri D. said...

Hey Debra, good to hear from you.

The earrings are from a store on 7th Street between 1st and Avenue A, north side of the street (Sam can't remember the name).

Who said Bernie Williams is through? And how about that Jason Giambi?? I still haven't made it to a game, but am bleeding pinstripes.