I am back and ready to share again-thanks to all of you who have been checking on me this summer, here is a lovely chrysanthemum for you!
A very quick back update: My doctor and surgeon have figured out the medications I should take to reduce my back pain, and I had facet injections in July that have worked wonders. As long as the injections help me, I won't need to have fusion surgery. Huzzah! I started physical therapy a couple of weeks ago with a handsome young therapist and I even made it to the fair (albeit for an abbreviated adventure this year). There are still many things I have restrictions on, but I can move, and do things in small bits, so I am very happy! Thanks to everyone for your well wishes throughout the summer.
The Fair buses have been rumbling by our house on the hour for ten days now, soon to be replaced by school buses on Tuesday. Charlie has an uphill two block walk to his bus stop this year, I think on icy January days he may need to borrow my cleats!
He starts high school (WHAT????) and will be attending Highland Park High School, he is more than excited and cannot wait for the first day. They had freshman orientation last week and he was reunited with friends from his grade school days. He is thrilled to be out of uniforms (me, not so much) and has decided not to pack a lunch until he sees "what everyone else does". I have a feeling that may be a familiar theme this year. I just hope he remembers to shave for that first day....
I am very excited to be 'back' and can't wait to share stories and recipes and photos with you.
(they really are non-stop begonias)