And by “you” I mean anyone who's still reading after the lack of posting for...nearly nine months. What can I say? What explanation can I give for my absence? None that will satisfy, so here, have some updates instead.
- I've been feeling busy and harried but—despite what the drawing above tells you—I am not seriously regretting any major life decisions. That picture was drawn out of the horrified certainty that I would one day embody the kind of life Philip Larkin writes about in "Toads" and "Toads Revisited", but thankfully the worry has passed. Also, if you take Larkin's word for it (I'm not sure I do), being a toad isn't so bad. (Yes, the title of this post is from "Toads". Go on, click the link.)
- I have been doing a little sewing, some writing, have been preparing to move and have also been sick in very particular, painful ways, on and off, for about three months now.
- I might be participating in Me-Made-May via drawings, but I'm still not sure I want to do outfit drawings for a month (see here for documentation of the utter failure of MMM'13).
- Other than that, I'm looking forward to the summer. I have an evening writing class starting up in May, I'm moving soon, and I've got some appointments scheduled soon (again), and hope that will help with being sick.
Also, I'm super excited about the Textile Museum of Canada's sale at the end of May—I haven't bought any fabric since last summer because of fair-trade sourcing concerns, so I hope I get to find some really nice vintage and old fabric at the sale. I might even do a proper post/email letting sewing people know about it (or doing a meet-up type thing!) but there's still time for that.
There is so much time!
I think that picture should be my new signature. What can I say? I'm excited about the summer.