Oh dear, neglected blog readers (yoohoo! Anyone still there?):
How insanely ecstatic I am that 2010 has finally bit the big one. That year couldn't have ended soon enough for me and yet it seemed to drag on...and on...and on. I know I'm not the only one who was only too happy to lay Old Father Time in his final resting place while joyously dumping the dirt over the coffin and dancing a jig over his grave (a bit macabre, but it makes me happy). It seems like 2010 was a pretty sucky year for many folks, so I know I'm not alone when I say, "Sayonara! Auf wiedersehen! Adios! Good bye, sucker!" to 2010.
Ok, so maybe I'm not being entirely fair to the first year of this decade. There were some definite ups for me amongst the many downs: I won two Ravelry Bobby awards, I won a Best Actress Award at a Film Festival, I got to visit our awesome neighbors to the north, and I got to go on a great Disney Cruise vacation with my Mister, to name some highlights. However, 2010 was unfortunately doomed for me from the very beginning, starting at this time (almost to the day) last year.
I know, I know. I've mentioned that 2009 ended very badly and 2010 began horribly and that it affected me in ways that I wasn't ready to face for many months afterward. However, I never shared what exactly happened because I just wasn't able to put it out there for so many people to see. However, as I know I'm not alone in my rejoicing in 2010's demise, I also know I'm also not alone in what I went through last year.
You see, in mid 2009, after many years of being very happily married, my Mister and I finally decided it was time to add to our little family. In November 2009, we very happily found out we were expecting and I couldn't wait for Christmas to make the announcement on this here blog. However, December 2009 brought our first sonogram which, unfortunately is the reason 2010 sucked so much. By January 2010, one year ago this past Saturday, we were no longer expecting an addition to our family.
It took many months for me to be able to process everything we went through and many months for me to even be willing to start trying again. My erratic blog posting and long disappearances are a testament to that. I hope you'll forgive my most recent blog disappearance these last few months since it's not been the easiest time of year for me.
However, now that 2011 is here, and this Saturday has past, I must admit I am so very excited for 2011. I've got many plans for this year, including a new venture with one of my BFF's. She is also an avid crocheter AND she's a Registered Dietitian, as well. Her name is Ronda and we've been wanting to collaborate with each other on a Nutrition based project ever since we were cramming for finals while eating fried mozzarella sticks at JBs. (Hypocritical much?) She'll be a guest blogger for me every once in a while giving you all some great Nutrition tips, which is quite timely since I know some of you are still trying to keep up with your New Year's Resolutions. Put down that mozzarella!
There is more to be revealed soon, but her first blog post will be sometime this week- I know you'll love her as much as I do!
As for me, I've not been idle during my blog-break. I've been exhaustively working on a new creation these past 3 1/2 months- it's easily going to be my best yet- which is going to be the definite highlight of this year. Even though I don't like revealing too much about my work before it's done, I'm going to have to this time since it has a big part to play in my endeavor with Ronda. I'll be keeping you updated (with regular blog posts- cross my heart and hope to die!) but for now, I'll leave you with this teaser.
|To be completed July 2011|
I'll give you a hint: it's not a spaceship, like my dad thought.
I wish you all a very Happy 2011! May it be filled with much happiness and love!
Love and blessings,