"This is fact not fiction for the first time in years"
Ok, not really in years, but I've been holding on to something for a long time that I haven't shared publicly in this here weblog. Since many talkers have been talking (yes, I'm talking to you cute little midwestern community in which I live), many of you already know that I am currently going through a divorce.
Gentle readers (miss manners always addresses her readers that way and I've always wanted to try it), this is obviously not a decision I've come to lightly and very clearly something I've struggled with for a really long time. In fact, the process of separation and divorce has been going on for far longer than most of you'd imagine (even you gossipy gossipers).
What you will not see, hear, or read about is me bashing the great guy and freaking awesome father that I was married to for ten years, whom I'd lived with for fourteen years (almost half of my life, people). Instead, I'll keep sharing with you my experience and I'll try to keep on looking good while doing it.
Please bear with me as I try to figure out and adjust to this new phase of my life. This is a very difficult transition and I'm working hard to find my balance. I do have faith that I'll get there. Someday. In the meantime, I'll gladly accept support, well wishes, compliments on my brains and beauty, etc.
So there you have it, folks. That's what's been going on. That's the reason for the lack of posts, the mysterious allusions, and the "difference" in me. Some people who know me in real life have recognized that I've been a little bit down, like the wonderful director of Little Bird's school put it, "not your bubbly self." (side note: see mom, there are some principals who like me!!) Of course all this is a work in progress. I'm working through it. Thanks for being patient with me.
I have a lot of friends who do know all about this and have thus far offered so much support, shoulders to cry on, and a lot of encouragement. I am so so so grateful. Really. I also have a bunch of friends who are kinda jealous, but that's a whole other story....