POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- It appears that several of my readers (ok, maybe only three of you) have been asking of my whereabouts for the past few weeks.
I have been home, enjoying this wonderful winter and dealing with a painful case of rheumatoid arthritis. While I like to write about Pound Ridge, the sad fact is my fingers and keyboard have not been able to agree on what goes where.
The worse aspect of arthritis, aside from the irritation is the swelling, which in turn means not being able to keep something very special close to me – my wedding ring.
Which leads me to write on this Valentine’s Day a note of appreciation and thanks to the one person I am so grateful for having in my life. But what does one buy for that special someone on this day?
A friend of mine suggested buying something simple yet very useful such as a belt and a bag. “That’s what I got for my wife last year.” He said. I thought that was a good idea, at which time he added “at least now the vacuum cleaner will work better.”
One thing I used to like about Valentine’s Day was the day after when all the chocolate went on sale. And as for all the single people who feel a little depressed on this day, my advice is to think about how much time and money you are saving by not having to buy someone else a gift.
All kidding aside, I am extremely lucky to be married to someone who treats everyday like it was Valentine’s Day. I would not be able to function, let alone find anything in our house if not for her. In the past week when we have been dealing with the accumulating snow, she has been doing everything to make life easier for me.
Now it’s time to return the favor, because as we know fellas, a happy wife means a happy life.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Missy. You’re the greatest.
Laurance Baschkin is a Pound Ridge resident.