I don't know if you remember me or not(you probably do) but the kids(Katy and Christian) and I went offline back in March do to a move do to their father and I separating. The kids and I lived at my parents house from March till just this past weekend(Sunday August 8th).
The kids and I are now on our own. We moved into our own place this past Sunday(August 8th). We are doing pretty good. Katy loves our new place and has a lot of friends to play with here already(she's such a social butterfly). Christian doesn't seem to mind it too much but the big changes seem to have him a bit out of sorts(mostly in the afternoon and evening)...he went through this when their dad and I separated and the kids and I moved to my parents place. He will come around though eventually in his own time. I myself am liking it here so far. I have gotten to know a couple of the neighbours in the complex here the few days we've been here so that makes things a bit easier too. Unpacking is coming along, but is hard because my muscles are sore and tired from the move and I also picked up a cold(it started a few days ago), which makes me feel like crap, but I am still happy anyhow.
The kids seem to be adjusting pretty well to a new life. Katy is the one that first had a very hard time of it because she didn't understand why we were separating. She even asked why we all(ex's new girlfriend too) couldn't live together. It's been a little bit hard on me. I am very angry with my ex for what he has done to us and such but I remain civil for the kids sake...it's not their fault. It hit me hard when my ex told me that him and his new girlfriend are expecting in January(which means that he got her pregnant only 1 month after we separated). The biggest reason it hit me hard was because his excuse of us separating was because he couldn't pursue an acting career(which he doesn't even have) with us, then goes and makes a whole new family. I told him that he better not forget about Katy and Christian. I personally think he wanted out of the marriage because the kids(especially Christian) took a lot of my attention, and he found a new person to pay more attention to him.
I have to say though I think this is all for the best because he was very controlling over money...I had to ask for money for anything(kind of like a little kid). Plus he would basically neglect us too...he was either sleeping, on his computer in the basement or at work...it seemed he had absolutely no time for us. So we are better off just the 3 of us. Plus it makes me feel a bit freer(sp?).
I haven't jumped back on the weightloss band wagon yet as I just don't feel ready yet, I want to get our lives under control more first then will pursue weight loss.
Anyhow that's our update...sorry it's like a novel...if you read this far, congratulations and thank you for taking the time to read about how we are doing.