Well. It's been a little bit, huh?
The last couple of months have been a time of intense transition for our little family, and although I don't think that I am likely to ever delve into the details of all of it here, I guess I will share that Dan and I have separated, and are sharing custody of the small people. Relatively amicably, I think.
For weeks I hesitated to post anything here at all, because there were (and still are) a lot of people in our collective lives who read in this space and may or may not know about what has been going on. But enough time has passed now that I am starting to feel that if someone who should know what is happening doesn't already, it is simply because the pace of life here lately has been such that there truly hasn't been time to make the calls or send the emails to share. And because my being kind of sick of talking about it all is not a reflection on my love for our friends and family in any way. It just means that I needed to stop telling the whole story over and over for a little while, you know?
So. I don't know exactly what all of this means for this space, but I think that I am diving back in. At first, I thought that I wouldn't; that this shift in the structure of my life meant that it was probably time to let go of this blog and simply focus on my work with Dawn over at Mud Puddles to Meteors. But the emails and comments from folks out there asking if I would be coming back here (and ever so politely asking me to do so) made me realize that I like showing up here to share random bits of daily life at my house, and that the honest thing to do would be to continue on during this time of change. Plus, despite all that is hard about suddenly finding myself in this situation, and without my kids so much of the time, there is a lot of really good stuff going on as well, including things that I am really happy to be able to share with you when the time is right.
Happy New Year, all. Here's to finding rhythm in change and peace where we can get it.