Happy 2009

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays.

This is my first post for a while. I will try to start anew after a rather hellish 2008. My father was very sick all year. He died in October. Between that and a really busy job, well, the blog fell to the wayside.

I could barely read a cereal box, much less keep up any kind of literary book reading!

But, I'm back and hoping to pick it all up again.

Soon I hope to be following my fellow bloggers and being a culturalish kitten once again. This year, though, my library card will need to be put to good use! Got to tighten the belt, you know.

Best wishes to all for a peaceful, prosperous and healthy 2009!


Anonymous said...

Oh, and best wishes for the new year to you, Ms. LK. I've been wondering how you are.

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. That sounds very difficult.

You need to come over and have some tea. It's totally free, you know! E-mail me when you come up for air.

And much love to you,

Charlotte said...

Dear LK, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. How very sad for you.

Welcome back. Looking forward to some literary kittenishness.

litlove said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your father, LK. What an awful, tough year that must have been.

It's very nice to see you back, though, and I noticed Courtney fessing last Friday, so you have never left out thoughts.

Here's to a much, much better 2009!

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

Sorry to hear about your father. Hope 2009 will be better for you!

Yogamum said...

Oh, LK, I am so sorry about your Dad. Blessings to you and your family -- and welcome back.

Unknown said...

i'm sorry to hear about you dad and how busy you've been.. i hope that 2009 will be much easier and more pleasant for you. :) glad you decided to start blogging again though!

Kailana said...

Hi there! I am glad to see you are back around and posting! Sorry 2008 was not a great year for you, I hope that 2009 is much better! Happy New Year!

Rebecca H. said...

I'm hoping 2009 is a much, much better year for you! I'm very sorry to hear about your father and how hard 2008 was. I hope you are doing well, and am very glad to get an update.

Tara said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Here's hoping 2009 is better.

Kate S. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad and your difficult year. I'm wishing you a fabulous 2009 with lots of good writing and reading in it, and I'm looking forward to reading your posts once again.

LK said...

Thank you all for your thoughts! They brought a tear to my eye, truly.

BlogLily, you are on for the tea. Sounds like much fun.

Charlotte, thank you! I'm glad to be toddling back on my feet again.

Litlove, thank you, and thanks for mentioning Courtney. It's nice to know that 'fessing has carried on, despite me dropping the ball. Looking forward to your incredible blog posts in '09!

Michelle, thank you and welcome to my blog!

Yogamum, thank you so much. Namaste!

Lauren, thank you. Welcome to my blog!

Kailana, hello, and great to hear from you! I'm looking forward to catching up on your posts.

Dorothy W., I appreciate your thoughts. I am wishing everyone a happy 2009. I am looking forward to hearing how you fare in books and bikes this year!

Tara, thank you so much. Looking forward to a brand new year!

Kate, good to hear from you. Did I tell you I loved your book? I intend to write a belated post on it. (I also see Litlove has granted you a Best Of spot on her list. Much deserved!)

Heather said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Dad. I hope 2009 brings you more joy than 2008!

Iliana said...

LK - I've missed reading your posts. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Sending you some good thoughts for you and your family.

Andi said...

So sorry to hear about your father LK. I've missed you terribly and of course am sending lots of good thoughts your way for a joyful 2009.