That’s right. As you may or may not know, I am expecting. We no longer need to keep putting diapers on the cat and trying to enroll her in nursery; we will have an actual human child which we may happily spoil and raise in the dark arts, as polite society intends.
The bad news is that being pregnant is a physically taxing experience. For all the rewards, it comes with the drawbacks of physical discomfort, to put it mildly, and my condition does not leave me in the position to adopt many positions. Say, for instance, the position of sitting in front of the drafting table, slaving lovingly over your highly prized commissions. So, with some regret, I must announce that I am putting a hold on accepting any future commissions until my body’s tenant has packed up and moved into the outside world. Not to worry, at some point in the future, commissions will resume but I hope that you will understand that I would like to care for my poor baby-filled body (and the baby therein) for the time being. Just the time being, though! I want to stress that once the baby is out here, instead of rattling a little tin cup against my insides, that I will take up commissions once more!
Now, what does this mean for those of you who have currently negotiated commissions and projects with me? You need not worry! I still fully intend to honour those commitments. In fact, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me and I will set the record straight. Your work will be done!
So, long story short: Have baby. Mind happy. Body angry. New work paused. Current work on track.