2009 was special because this was the year Kingsley and I celebrated our union with friends and family on Bald Head Island. May 17, 2009 was a glorious day.
I went on my honeymoon with my sweetie in Barcelona, Spain. My love for Paella and tapas grew and I fell in love with Guadi's works.
My depression over being separated from Kingsley lifted somewhat when I adopted sweet, chic, little Violet. I am no longer alone when I go home at night and she always listens...usually while purring.
This year went well professionally. I earned a SPJ award for an investigative journalism piece, won access to the courts with cameras in Lane County and appealed a public records denial request from EPD and won.
In 2009, I found Failblog.org and Passive Aggressive Notes.com which allowed me a chance to laugh when I was beginning to take life too seriously. Here's a sample of Failblog and serves as an analogy for 2010...if we go off the deep end, here's hoping there's someone nearby to help.