As we wind down the decade, why don't we look back at 2009, from my blog-eyed view? To say 2009 was a most eventful one, with the highest of highs, and the low, lowest of the lows would be a massive understatement. These aren't necessarily my best posts ever, but they do sum up the year for me.
Here we go:
January: Possibly the worst month of my life. Oh I know, a bit dramatic, but this was the month that I sprained my knee and had to do the helpless "damsel in distress thing" with ski patrol; suffered my second gall bladder attack (on purpose, because it was cheesecake and I deserved it because it had been such a shitty start to the year)...and lost my beloved Dad.
But at least I was able to pay tribute to him publicly without losing it: A Tribute to the most wonderful man.
February: Still in grief mode. But this is one of my favourite posts ever. It's why I'm here: Lucky.
March: I hit my 500th post this month. So I did the whole Q & A thing, which ate up several posts. I also participated in the ultimate blog party. "Everything you ever wanted to know about me" is another title for March 2009. However, I'll have to link to this post, because there are some awfully precious moments in life, and I'm so mature that way: AKA the converter.
April: My boy turned 9. And this post was my favourite of the month, because it just warms a mother's heart: Brothers and Sisters
May: Wow, this was the month of my bitch-rant! And I did get a whole lotta sympathy: Gimme Sympathy.
June: I came out to some Real Life friends about this ole' blog here...and also the answer to my May problems was starting to come to light. Coming out and the world not imploding; and the most important job.
July: Two syllables, one word. BlogHer. (Two days in the life, a few bottles at a time...) And here's further evidence:
I miss my party girls.
August: Thank goodness for my pal Mrs. 4444 and her Friday Fragments. The summer of my big life decisions was summed up on several Fridays. My anniversary was in there too, But here are my scattered thoughts which accurately describe my August, as I grappled with the whole SAHM versus Career Woman life shift - a pictorial as to why I suck as a crafty SAHM -see Barbie Exhibit A.
September: The leap back into the work force. Ready or not.
October: It was my birthday month. And I don't mind linking to pictures of me when I was much cuter: Birf-day girl.
November: I don't blog about the Man much, but sometimes I just have to. Especially my superior wife moments: We interrupt this blog post...
December: Well, after a rough year, I need a new one. This is a tired post, but the kids bring out the spirit of the holidays just when you need it. Elyse Mommy Da
Wishing you all a fantastic, happy and healthy 2010!!!