11 October 2007


Some of you may have noticed things on the blog over the past few months: flowers, yarn from the East Coast, the knitting of a man's sweater, a visit to New York. [You didn't notice? Too distracted by my scintillating prose, gorgeous knitting, and brilliant photography? Just busy with your own life? That's OK.]

Yes, I'm seeing someone. And not to be melodramatic, but he is the love of my life and has been since I was ... sixteen? seventeen? a very long time. Sometimes a crush isn't just about shoes, sometimes it turns into a full-blown love affair.

How did this happen? you might ask, and Why did you marry someone else? You'll have to wait for the movie for the complete story. But the blame for some of this falls squarely on the cicadas. Remember this post? Well, Nicholas and I started to correspond, first about children and divorces then life and everything. After a four-hour telephone conversation it was clear that we had both matured, having been put through the emotional wringer, and still had an intense connection, even after a twelve-year separation. Suffice it to say that things are going very well, and the puzzle pieces are falling into place, albeit slowly (why does it take almost three months to retain a lawyer, soon-to-be ex-husband? Sigh). Happiness is here and growing every day.

More later, but Isobel needs attention.


  1. Yay! Amazing the way life works, isn't it?

  2. I knew it! I knew it!

    12 years ago? Seriously? 'Cause, well, I remember that. Dang. 12 years. I feel old.


  3. YAY! This is the best news for long time! I'll keep sending good thoughts your way ...

  4. Alright Kathleen!!! Congratulations for making it "official"..... can't wait to meet this guy. I have some news too... am waiting for a little while longer before I make it totally public. You can probably guess what it is....

    Congratulations to you and Nick!


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