Thanks so much for all the kind comments, email and general support. I have a long way to go, but I feel hopeful for the future. I may be delusional.
I want to share a couple of misconceptions that people may have regarding the separation.
First: I see the girls just about every day. I help Leta with her piano practice and get in some Marlo time, usually around the craft table, making stuff. The girls and I had a sleepover at my moms house last weekend. Spectacularly fun. The notion that I’m somehow abandoning the kids couldn’t be further from the truth.
Second: This separation is not a result of me “stepping out”.
Third: Heather’s mental state is hers alone. I can’t speak to it. All I can do is ask, watch and determine the best for the kids. I do this every day.
Fourth: You have all been amazing. I have a ton of email to get through and respond to. If it takes some time for me to respond to you, please know that I will respond, even if it is a line or two.
Fifth: Thanks for the work and living recommendations. Stellar! I have a lot of phone calls to make and places to see.
Sixth: I’ve got a video review of Snapseed for the Mac coming up in a couple of hours or so.
Seventh: I’m writing a lot privately, but when it’s appropriate, I’ll share. One of my goals for 2012 was a couple of longer posts (500-1500 words) a month for blurbomat.com. I’m feeling pretty good about hitting that goal. I swear. Just not with this post.