It's been a long while and I don't know why.
I'm not feeling blogging at the moment. I'm bullet journalling and loving that and maybe that is filling the gap for me. Blogger was feeling a bit clunky, and so I stopped using it. Life got in the way. I'm tired. I'm doing #29in29 at staffrm.io , life is complicated in many ways.
SO where are we now?
J and I are still very happy. He understands that we miss Rich and that Rich is still a massive part of who we are as a family. We all went to Options Evening for the AC, and even then the AC said, "Both my dads are here, and the other one will be around somewhere - he always is!" (Yes, it was a bit Jeremy Kyle for everyone else, but I've seen what nasty behaviour does with Rich and the She-Ex, and I'm certainly not inflicting that on a child.)
The AC has chosen his Options. He is Y8, going to start them in Y9, and doing Media Studies, PE, Geography and then Engineering which is based at the local college. All of them were his choices, and he's very proud of having made his own decisions and of us for being trusting enough parents to talk it over with him and then let him choose. Apparently some of his friends are having a terrible time with parents demanding that they choose this or that.
We have different cats, different snakes. Cassi finally died, and Errol came to live here. Admittedly, one is a snake and one is a cat, but they were/are both furless, so, it's the same thing....
School is great. I love my job. Admittedly I hate the paperwork but I love the payrise. There's stuff going on at work that does my head in, but there's always a shut door and the children to get me through it!
So that's where I am now.