Soon after returning from our wonderful week together at the beach I had back surgery to remove a bone chip that had seated itself at the base of a nerve which was causing extreme pain and numbness in my foot. My good friend Diane came to the hospital and helped me prepare for surgery and kept Gordon company while I was "under". She was definitely our "angel" that day. I'm still recovering, definitely improving every day, and thankful to God's gift of modern medicine and physical therapy.
Lucas started his Junior year at Lincoln Charter High School in August. He also played soccer on the school's varsity team. He has elected to play winter soccer this year, so we anxiously await the schedule for practices and games. He really keeps us running up and down the roads, following his busy soccer schedule.
September brought its usual hectic activity with Lindley's first birthday, Lucas's 16th birthday, Gordon's and my wedding anniversary, and a knitting retreat thrown in for good measure! Baskets of Yarn celebrated it's first fall retreat the last weekend of September this year. It was great fun seeing good friends after many months and learning some new knitting techniques. My good friend Maggie Farrell and I "tag teamed", teaching a sweater class together, and I taught a beaded lace scarf. The hot, hot summer finally began to cool off that weekend, making it much more comfortable to be working with wool.