Scott’s Run - Great Falls, Virginia 

On blogs, once time goes by without a post, it gets harder and harder to jump back in. Mostly because it seems strange to just ignore the quiet days, especially when they unintentionally turn into quiet months.

I just wanted to post quickly to say, yes, I am still here. And yes, I do plan at some point to return to regular blogging. Life recently just seemed to catch up with me since we were run out of Ocean City at the end of the summer by Hurricane Irene (luckily no damage to our place there, just a bit of excitement as we had to pack up a bit earlier than expected). 

For those who don’t know me in real life, one of the big things going on is the official ending of my twenty year marriage. We have been separated for over 2 years and have been working with a mediator over the past year to come up with an agreement (highly recommend the mediator route, for what it is worth). That process has finally reached its conclusion.

Needless to say, the process has not be easy, but luckily for us, it also has not been the typical horror story you usually hear with respect to divorce. Neither Jeff nor I like conflict and neither one of us hates the other, so I suppose that worked in our favor. It is more sad than anything else. The good news is that yes, I will be able to continue homeschooling and no, I won’t need to return to work. The boys have been adjusting along with us. I do feel that homeschooling has been a godsend in this situation, allowing each of us to have more time with them than we would have if we were limited to “after school hours” and weekends.

Other than that, I don’t plan on getting into it anymore here on the blog. Way too public of a space for something that private. I did want to at least mention it, however, because it was starting to feel like the elephant in the room to me.

Needless to say, I am actually feeling very grateful…for my terrific boys, for my friends and most of all for this journey I have been on. It’s been quite a ride.

It is probably not the smartest time to break my silence, just as we head into the holidays, as I doubt that I am going to have much “extra” time to write than I have in the previous months. But for whatever reason, the time did feel right to me, so I’ll give it a shot. We’ll see how it goes.

For those who are still here and reading after so much time away, thanks so much for hanging in there.

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