Hello, my darlings! It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I’ve missed you.
This is turning out to be a very weird time in my life. The diagnosis process for my mystery chronic illness is in full swing and taking up most of my time. I’m at doctors appointments nearly every single day for weeks on end, each one leaving me so exhausted that I have to rest for hours afterwards. I’m doing okay, but all this doctering doesn’t leave me with much energy for anything else…especially not writing coherent blog posts.
I’m so happy that the weather is finally warming up where I live. It’s full cherry blossom season in the DC area, my very favorite time of the year, so I’ve been making an effort to drag myself outside periodically to enjoy the warm breeze on my skin and stare at the storms of blossom petals blizzarding through the air.
Hopefully I’ll get my feet back under me soon (metaphorically speaking) and I’ll be able to start posting more often, but there’s no way to predict a timeline for that. It’s hard for me, as someone who loves planning and schedules and organization, to just be like “well, I’ll see you when I see you!” but I’m trying my darndest to lean into the chaos, because there’s simply no other option at the moment.
I hope that you’re all enjoying so glorious spring weather of your own, my darlings!
What I’m reading:
All I do right now is read books, but they’re mostly rereads, since I’m often reading when I’m too tired/sick/etc to really take in new information.
I just finished revisiting the Fairy Tales series by Eloisa James and the Castles Ever After series and Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare (both good, but Castles Ever After is a superfavorite), and I’m about to dive into a reread of Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals and then maybe Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha Trilogy, which I haven’t read in a while. Maybe also Throne of Glass. I never finished those, and a nice juicy fantasy series sounds great right now.
Necklace uncovered a century after Red Cross Pearl Appeal: the story of the Red Cross pearls.
Writing Fashion History at the Met, One Dress at a Time: How a behind-the-scenes museum team keeps 33,000 fashion ensembles alive and looking their best.
This Celebrity Tortoise Breakup Is Honestly Very Inspiring. I don’t know why I love this article so much, but I do.
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