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April 2024



Um…hi there… remember me?

So a long time ago I wrote a post about how I was working on a secret project and it was sapping all my energy, but that I’d be ready to tell you about it soon.

And then I disappeared.  For four years and change.

Yeah, I feel pretty guilty about that.  And I feel even more guilty that this post is going to be at best all-text teasers of content-to-be, but at least I can finally end the suspense of what that secret side project was.


Are you sure?

Okay…here goes…

I HAD A BABY!  Who is now an amazing four year old child with actual opinions and inner monologue, which I find to be a just amazing experience to watch as she develops.

And then, a couple years later, I had ANOTHER ONE.  And she’s going to turn two soon, and also has some (very strong) opinions but is a bit less on top of the “inner” part of the “inner monologue” idea.  This weekend when our car wouldn’t start, she latched on to the idea that the battery was dead (partly because it was our first theory, partly because everything in her life that stops working can be magically fixed by fresh batteries) and spent the next 15 minutes on a loop saying, “Car is broken.  Daddy fix it.  It needs batteries!”  (For the record, Daddy and the nice AAA people could not fix it because it was not the battery, so the car is currently at the shop.)

And since that was apparently Not Enough Babies™, I went and got pregnant again and will be having a little boy sometime in the next six weeks (give or take a couple weeks).

The first pregnancy did some weird mojo on my system and screwed with a lot of my preferences, and I’m only now getting to the point where I feel like I’m regaining my old passions.  Not only did I basically stop knitting for years (mostly due to lack of desire rather than lack of time or energy), I stopped listening to music too.  It’s so odd having that particular drive come back…for the past several days, I’ve had a mashup of the “Moms like you choose Jiff” jingle superimposed with Linkin Park’s Leave Out All The Rest. That’s an odd combo, let me just say.

So, anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to.

But now that I’m getting my mojo back and actually knitting a bit, I’m going to try to get back to actually sharing it with you, too.  I don’t think I’ll be able to post every week, but I’m going to try to get a post (with pictures!) up at least every month.  I’ve already got a couple ideas that I just need to write up (including how I totally underestimated my overachieving past self to massive suffering) so those should be going up in a few weeks (theoretically).

Oh, and just so we’re all clear: three babies (or more accurately three pregnancies) is apparently where I reach the Totally Enough Babies™ response.  Y’all find the number that works for you (some people it’s “zero” or “five,” and that’s cool too), but I’ve found my own number and I will definitely not be embarking on any more of these side projects to create more babies.