Here I am breaking my long, somewhat unintended silence in blogland. First let me say thank you to everyone who wrote with kind words and/or queries. It means a lot to me that so many people noticed my absence, and I’m sorry if it worried anyone. So let me start by saying that I’m safe and healthy and very happy to be mama to a very sweet little girl. Baby S. was born ten months ago, and life has been a mad, lovely whirlwind ever since. I don’t think I ever even announced on my blog that I was pregnant – I just got consumed with some non-doll-related projects and then tending to two little ones in diapers, as M. was only just two when S. was born. (Thankfully, he’s out of diapers now – woot!)
Then, to add to the fun, we packed up all our worldly possessions, the plants and the cat and moved across the country to Cape Breton Island on Canada’s east coast, the place of my dreams. We’ve wanted to live here for so long, but it took us ten years to find a way to do it without having to become feral and live in the woods. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, but there’s not a lot in the way of work, so we bided our time and finally took the plunge, which has been a little bit scary but mostly very exciting.
There’s more to say but I’ll have to save it for another post (which won’t, I promise, be another year in coming). That baby girl is going to wake up any minute, and that little boy and his Dada are about to tramp in the house in their muddy boots, on their way back from visiting our new house, which is actually very old but new to us and full of squirrels at the moment but hopefully will be filled with us in a few months. Whew!