Imbrium, are you dead?
No, I’m not dead.
Do you hate us?
No! Not at all. I’ve been reading your blogs, even if I haven’t been commenting, and I think about you all the time.
Then why have you been absent for…what, two, three weeks now?
A multitude of reasons, not the least of which is that I’m sick as hell. Fever, chills, aches and pains, stuffy nose and sore throat and an unrelenting cough…when I’m not working, I’m sleeping and/or praying for death.
Now, it’s true that I haven’t been sick for three weeks – I came down with the plague only this week. There are other reasons too – mostly boring and pathetic reasons, so we’ll just skip them, mm-kay?
Don’t you have any good news?
Well, sure. I’m working to get set up to work from home, which could be one of the best things in the world for me, short of getting a different job entirely. Working from home would mean more sleep, better food, and most importantly…sunshine! Who ever thought this little goth girl would come to crave the sun like a drug, but there it is. I truly believe that spending all day, every weekday, locked in a room and never seeing sunshine is slowly killing me. The prospect of sitting here at my desk at home, with the huge lovely window just over my shoulder…it’s almost more than I can bear.
When’s the wedding?
Still don’t know. Illness has cancelled some of our plans to work on wedding logistics, and I’m still in financial negotiations with my father, so there’s not been much progress on the wedding front. I’ll keep you posted.
Do you still knit?
Of course I do, silly.
Are you finished with Donegal yet?
What, are you crazy?
I’m almost done with the body – that’s the neck steek there with the stitch holder. I’m still loving it, and despite appearances it feels like it’s going quickly to me. I am itching to cast on something else, because I have so many great projects both in my stash and in my head, but I’m resolved to being faithful to Donegal. The only thing I might cast on before finishing Donegal is a plain stockinette sock, so I have something simple and portable to work on during conference calls and other boring events that must be endured.
So, does this post mean you’ll be blogging regularly from now on?
I’ll give that a tentative “yes.” You all know that it comes and goes with health, depression, work, free time, and the phase of the moon. But yeah, I’ll try. I’ve got blog posts in my head for at least a few days, so we’ll see how it goes. Thank you, as always, for your unending patience and support.