How the heck is it almost NOVEMBER?!
This year... I swear. It's been kinda crazy.
I have a big post coming up about my recent trip to NYC and Rhinebeck -- such an incredibly fun trip! But first, I want to talk about some other stuff.
I've never really posted about "personal" stuff here. I've just never been sure if it's appropriate or not, or if you even want to hear about personal things, since it's supposed to be a blog about knitting, and yarn and fun, happy stuff. But heck, Wool Candy isn't just my business; it's inextricably bound up with the rest of my life. I can't separate "my life" from "my blog," That's just silly: I am Wool Candy and Wool Candy is me.
And now, it's almost November, and, having gone through this crazy year without really mentioning it here, is making me feel like there's a wall standing between me and the rest of the world. Like, there are projects and trips and events that I want to talk about, but since I haven't really talked about anything that's happened this year, it would be weird.
So, I hope you don't mind me telling you that 2010 has been kind of a doozie. When I look back over this year, I can hardly believe what a different place I am in now, compared to this time last year.
First of all, I'm fine, happy and everyone in my family is healthy.
It's just, well, in a nutshell... last year I was married, this year I'm divorced.
I don't need to go too deep into it. Suffice it to say that the end of one thing was the beginning of something else. Ending a long relationship was a hard slog full of pain and crappiness, but was ultimately and absolutely the right choice for me. Absolutely.
Because the end of that long, hard slog of a relationship was the beginning of something new and real and wonderful.
I'm happy. And now, I'm with a man who is really and truly my partner, someone with whom I'm so well matched. Something I didn't realize was missing until I met George.
I've mentioned him in passing, but it's long overdue time for a proper introduction.
Here we are, at Brighton Beach last week:
He'll be mentioned a lot here. :) So, things are good. Great, even.
Of course, with the end of a marriage comes a LOT of change. I moved from my ex-husband's house in Santa Clara back into my mom's house in San Carlos, high up in the hills above the San Francisco Bay, and set up my studio in her backyard. My dog's name changed -- he's just MY dog now, and the name he was given when we got him was never one that I liked. So, he's Stewie, and he's my buddy. He loves his grandma and his new, big backyard.
Oh, and his ball.
And things are continuing to change. Wool Candy is growing, and it's so exciting. George and I are moving in together next spring, back to my favorite town in the Bay Area, my home, to Oakland. I can't wait!
Thanks for listening... I feel like a big weight has been lifted, and now I can share all the cool, fun, crazy stuff I've been doing, and share my excitement about the cool, fun, crazy stuff coming up.
And now... back to our regularly scheduled programming. Next up? Rhinebeck Recap!