Oh hey. Remember me? Nothing says “Happy Friday” like a blogger not blogging for five weeks and then randomly showing up on a random Friday to share random things, am I right?
Just go with it.
You’d think that with my long, unexplained absence I’d at least have the decency to have solved some global crisis or had my baby by now, but no such luck on either count. I’ll be 39 weeks on Monday and am obviously not at ALL anxious to meet this little girl. The fact that I’m not in labor, though, basically is a global crisis at this point and I honestly cry without cause or warning just thinking about the fact that she isn’t here yet, or because I can’t find a cami I need to wear, or because it’s 6:28 on a Thursday evening and really, there’s no better time to freeze in your tracks and begin sobbing. Rick looks on in utter bewilderment, marveling at The Strange and Mysterious Creature Known as Woman.
Seriously, though, maybe if she realized how cute she will look in these headbands that I made for her she would figure out that it is decidedly less cozy in my uterus than out and be all like, “Hey world, here I come”?
So if I haven’t been busy having a baby, then what exactly have I been doing for five weeks? Well, making headbands, for one. Adjusting to the start of the school year for another, and the fatigue that accompanies that. I’ll be working right up until the baby comes,which means a handful of my students past and present are freaked out by my belly and frequently ask what will happen if I go into labor at school. I think they expect the baby to spontaneously swan dive onto the floor in a pool of goo right in the middle of a lesson on personification. I told them to bring a mop. I am nothing if not supportive of their innermost fears and anxieties.
We’ve also had plenty of projects going on, but I just haven’t taken the time to blog about them. Take the nursery for example. Someday I will get around to sharing it. Like maybe when my baby goes to college. In case it’s that far away, here’s a peek at where we currently stand:
I’ve also been taking pictures. Of people. (Who knew that would be way more fun than taking pictures of projects and rooms?) It started with a random sisterly photo shoot to try out my new lens (fixed Nikon 50mm, f/1.8)…
…and turned into something that I actually love doing.
Taking a million photos of other peoples’ children has been helping take my mind off of the fact that a certain child I know isn’t here yet.
Aaaand I’m obviously still learning a lot, but it’s been tons of fun practicing on all of these willing participants, young and old alike.
So that’s me in a five-week nutshell. The next five-week nutshell will include something about a baby being born. And maybe a real global crisis, solved. And maybe a nursery reveal or an upstairs carpet reveal. (Carpeting=best decision ever for the upstairs.) What have you been up to for the past 5 weeks? I’ve tried to stay caught up on blogs but every time I open Bloglovin and it informs me that I have like half a million posts to read, I cry a little.
Oh wait. I was crying already.