The Girl has a wonderful expression: LGO.
This stands for "Life Goes On" and she uses it liberally - so if I drop food on myself at the table: LGO. The dog walks across my newly-mopped floor? LGO.
And although sometimes it makes me want to scream, it is a useful phrase to cut things down to size, see them in proportion, and move on.
Another month of waiting for medical results? ELL GEE OH!
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Meantime, I am distracting myself by pondering the old chestnuts: (1) what would I wear if I was to start afresh and (2) what would I wear if I didn't sew.
I know - earth-shattering stuff, right?
Oh look - it's my old friend the White Stuff catalogue !
This is me.
No, really - this is me as I dressed in 1981: denim skirt, v-neck t-shirt and canvas shoes. In a caravan. With crochet blankets and flowery curtains (except they were orange). Only the cushion covers are different. And the hair: mine was wild and curly.
If I didn't sew and if my workplace was less formal, this is exactly what I would buy.
And I must get on with that crochet blanket I haven't started to make yet.
Oh look - there's more!
White Stuff again, dammit!
And although this cardigan is astonishingly 60% modal, 40% YAK HAIR, this is basically me in my Renfrew Tee, Portfolio pants and Boden cardigan (tsk!) like this.
And a large part of me is shouting: "LGO Roo! Stop sewing stuff you don't really want to wear but keep making because of your high-minded principles and show-off-y blogging streak! Throw the whole lot in the bin and go shopping for a capsule wardrobe at White Stuff! Chuck in your job and go live in a houseboat in Hebden Bridge!"
So that's sorted then.
But while I think about it, I might just crochet a blanket.