I don't know what else to say, except "Oy". And "I'm sorry for being away so long". And "Is this year over yet?!".
It was a year of ups and downs, both personally and professionally. I know I am not alone when I say that 2008 has kicked my ass. I have heard it from friends, neighbors, customers, vendors, colleagues. It's like we're white-knuckling it until 2009 shows it's head.
I know the last time there was a break in blogging around these parts, there were major changes. But I do not have any plans to sell or shut down PaperBride and PaperMama. I have been working hard to keep my head above water and fill orders and update the websites and work on a marketing strategy. While it would be SO great to hire someone to help me, I just don't have the funds. Or the time. Or the energy.
Don't cry for me, Argentina. I will figure it all out. I am still working on new products and redesigning our currently lines. I just hate feeling like I have disappointed people, especially the amazing people that make PaperBride and PaperMama possible.
So please accept my apology for being away so long, or not answering your email right away, or not returning your phone call when I said I would or showing up late for that meeting, or not commenting on your blog.
Here's hoping you will hang in here with me. 2009 is going to be our year!