After Surgery

Thanks for all the concern for Ly's surgery. We are happy to report that the surgery went very well. However, while in the hospital both Ly and Alan caught the flu. Needless to say, flu and recovery don't mix very well and the last few days have been miserable. We are finally pulling out of the flu and feeling a little bit better. After going through this Ly and Alan strongly encourage the flu vaccine - you don't want to get this bug.


Hospital Bound

Despite numerous "escape" plans, Ly + Alan are off to Fairfax Hospital for Ly's surgery. Hopefully this time we won't become long term residents and Ly can sleep comfortably (sort of) in her own bed soon enough. Good thoughts sent our way are greatly appreciated.


Fall Musings

The air is crisp*, the leaves are turning various shades of red, and apples are ready for the picking. Fall is in the air. The shorts, skirts, and sandals are put away in boxes awaiting next year's sunshine (or perhaps an upcoming trip to SD) and sweaters, gloves, and scarves are lining the closet shelves. Fall is one of the best times of the year simply because it is the season before Christmas...and we all know how a certain member of the Lee household LOVES Christmas.

Fall in New England** is especially great because the trees change colors, the animals are easier to spot and you can go apple picking. Then you can make your own apple pie with the apples. This year it seems as if Ly will be unable to make it out to the orchard for some apple picking fun - so she'll have to wait an entire year for the next season. She is very sad although realizes that worse things have happened to her such as:

1. Calling a child the wrong name in front of their parent...after you've been teaching them for a year
2. Dropping a cell phone in the toilet
3. Forgetting to study for a huge test
4. Watching a very scary movie and thinking that someone was hiding behind the drivers seat with a knife ready to stab you while you were driving...for a month.
5. Establishing a personal relationship with the Mexican police

As of tomorrow afternoon, Ly will be able to add a sixth thing to the above list:

6. Having more surgeries during her marriage than the number of years she's been married.

Anyway go enjoy the fall and drink a cup of hot chocolate...or if you live on the west coast go to the bookstore and drink a cup of hot chocolate and pretend it's fall because let's face it, B&N is always freezing cold anyway.

*for the longest time I was unaware of how something intangible could be considered "crisp"...however many fifth graders informed me this afternoon that it is.

**Technically we live in the Mid Atlantic Region. Just for the record.


Anne's Quilt

A few weeks ago Ly got out Nina and made this quilt for our friend's new baby girl Anne. It was fun to work with the reproduction fabrics and Ly loves the way the scrappy binding turned out.

Anne we love you and hope that you enjoy this quilt as much as Ly enjoyed making it.