Two years ago, my family packed up our belongings, left New York City and arrived in San Francisco. We had no idea how long we would stay, but we were excited about the change (even though change was difficult after nearly 20 years in NYC.) My husband had a great job, we found a great house and we settled in for the adventure.
It now seems that change is upon us again, as my husband has accepted a new position that will take us out of San Francisco. We are heading home to New York. It has been overwhelming to think that after getting attached to San Francisco, finally getting settled and seeing our children blossom here that we will be heading back. I have been quite torn about it.
This is, of course, the perfect time to find out that I am pregnant. When it rains, it pours, and this ain’t my first time at the wet rodeo. However, my last pregnancy ended at 20 weeks with pre-term labor. It became clear that I have to take it easy, (heck, the first trimester is always a doozy) which is very difficult to do when trying to apply for schools for the kids back East, finishing up remaining orders and trying to tame the nausea. (The nausea usually won.) This is, of course, the perfect time to have my nanny of 5.5 years quit for a new job outside of childcare. (1st world problems.)
So you see, an unceremonious hiatus had to happen. I am now in the second trimester, the nausea has subsided and I am so anxious to get back to business. Unfortunately, business may have to wait. I still have a couple of scarf orders to finish and then it’s packing time. My loom will most likely be in storage for a couple of months until we find a house big enough for our growing family and my dear loom.
The good news is, I’ve taken a break before and I’ve come back bursting with scarf ideas. I suspect this time will be the same. Plus, I’m really looking forward to some time to experiment, play with other weaving projects and share them on this blog. I’m looking forward to settling in with this pregnancy and having it go smoothly. I’m looking forward to reacquainting with old friends, favorite places and bringing to my life in New York all that I have gained here in California.
More to come, to be sure!