Hola! My New Year’s Update

I meant to have a new post together for the beginning of the year but I was distracted by so many things… bowl games, snow,  Mallory, travel for my ‘new’ job, and a million other little details.  Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s going on with us in the new year:

Mallory finally found her words and is a little chatterbox.  When asked where anything is (the dogs, the car, her toys) her standard response is “I dunno!”  while she puts her hands palm up and shrugs her shoulders.  She’s so stinking smart when it comes to playing match up stuff and listening to directions.  Such an amazing little girl; I’ll have to post new pictures soon.

My small little company was acquired by a division of Cardinal Health in July of last year.  While this didn’t mean much to us then we are much farther along in the integration process now and our roles are changing to include more travel.  I love it because it allows me to see the country and meet my clients.  I also had the opportunity to meet one of my online friends in Oklahoma earlier this month – we sat and chatted for hours.  While they’re not the most exotic of locales (Tulsa, OK; Wheeling, WV; and Springfield, IL) it’s still fun to me.  

Probably the biggest change in the new year is that Ben and I have made the decision to go our separate ways.  I will be keeping the house with Mallory and he has moved out into an apartment. Our goal is to make this as amicable a split as possible and keep the needs of Mallory ahead of our own.   Thank you to everyone who has offered support or assistance during this time.  I’m trying to let the dust settle in the next few months and get used to this new reality.  It’s challenging, but I have a fantastic support system in my family and friends and we’re doing just fine 🙂

So that’s what’s new with us… oh yeah!  I’m going to the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.  I’m pretty psyched about it.  Look for me on TV!  They’re also taking a pretty cool 360 degree panoramic picture on Sunday night at the game so I will make sure to tag myself and share it with all of you.

What’s new with you?