Yes, part of the reason I haven’t been blogging much is that I haven’t had much time for it since I went back to work in January. But.
Derek and I are in the process of splitting up. Have been for months… the most civilized, amicable, non-acrimonious separation imaginable. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it is a mutual one. We have made our decision public in stages — our immediate families and closest friends first, then slowly letting wider and wider circles of acquaintance in on the situation. But, procrastinator that I am, I’ve put off announcing it here. Nothing specific happened to cause the break — no infidelity or other drama/nonsense — we were always very different people, and we just weren’t working as a couple any more, despite our great love for our son. So, I’ll be moving to my own apartment this summer, within walking distance of work and a new French daycare for Sam that takes kids at 18 months; Derek and I will be sharing custody 50/50. Eventually I’ll start posting about the transition — choosing, decorating, and moving into my new place, adjusting to life as a single working mom — here on the blog… just not quite yet. What I can say is this: I don’t know why, but I feel strangely certain that this decision is the right one for us, and that the future will be good. Anyway, if my radio silence has had you wondering, what’s what’s going on with me.