I am a terrible blogger these days. Sometimes I just want to give it up entirely, but there’s something about it that I enjoy so much (or at least, have in the past), and so many good things that have so far come about from it, that I just can’t bring myself to end it.
Many things are going on, these days, foremost on my mind being the pregnancy. Can you believe I’m already in the 3rd trimester? (I barely can!) My belly has become huge and round, I’m getting kicks and motions every day, and have begun counting down the weeks until my maternity leave begins — I’m taking about a month before birth to just relax, be well rested and healthy, and if (I have the energy) get things all settled before our home of two becomes three.
I am regaining creative energy, which makes me so very happy. My Tilted duster is progressing well*, and I’ve cast on for that most famous of baby-knitting projects, the EZ Baby Surprise Jacket. I’m teaching at the PP tonights (socks) and Sunday (spinning), and hope to teach a couple of classes in Oct. as well. I’ve been doing bits-and-bobs of spindle spinning, and am finally feeling the urge to sit before the spinning wheel again. I’ve also been becoming involved with SCA things again, and on the weekend went to a lovely event where I learned the basics of bookbinding!
Sometime, I will get photos up to flickr, and maybe even here on the blog. In the meantime, for those of you who are still reading, thanks for sticking around.
*If I get around to it, I must let you all know about my first experience with the magic of steam blocking!
4 responses to “words from an absentee blogger”
i miss the conversations with other bloggers when i take a break from blogging. oh good for you, taking that month beforehand. i wish i could do that. merely getting to work each morning wipes me out.
Hey! It’s good to see you back. And also to hear that you’re regaining creative energy! I was worried about you for a little while there. ;)
Sounds like taking a month off before birth is the right idea for you. Good for you for taking it!
‘I really believe the brain goes through as many changes as the body during and following pregnancy – it has to to accomodate such a huge life shift – how exciting yours seems to be towards creativity!
I am glad that you are back and I hope that you decide to stay around. Being pregnat brings about many mood changes and I am sure that once you have the baby and feel more settled you will be so happy to be a blogger (among many other things) again.
The introduction to bookbinding was probably very interesting, I have been trying to locate some info on line about it. I would love to here more about it in your blog.