Sunday, February 18, 2007

From me, Mattie, to YOU, yes i mean YOU!


Hi friends!

I had such a good day with Mommy today, a Sunday she finally has off from working at the newspaper. We went for a good hike in the park near where we live and we met some nice four-leggeders, including an adorable and high-energy 11-month-old blonde cocker spaniel puppy, who was much hairier than I. (You might note that my tresses were snipped - that was a couple of weeks ago but it's growing back.)

Mommy says HELLO to everyone out there in blogger-land. I know she has really been missing all of her friends... She will be posting more often than she has in months. She took some time off to concentrate on a lot of "career-related issues."

(At least that's how she put it to me - i think it's just a fancy way of saying she has been working a lot of hours at the newspaper and with her freelance work, and hasn't had enough time to devote to blogging!)

She's going to be visiting everyone this week, if she hasn't done so already. She wishes you a WONDERFUL week! And, of course, so do i.

Love 'n' stuff,
Mattie

P.S. And Mommy also said some of you might want to go to the following Web site to get some vegan freebies! Hooray for freebies!

28 comments:

Melissa West said...

Great to see you back kleo! I was worried about you since you hadn't posted in so long. Anyway, great to see you posting again. Hopefully things will be less crazy for you now.

Veg*Triathlete said...

HI! So good to see you back... :-) I hope things have been going well with your work and that you'll be able to spend more time with Mattie and us online friends! Welcome back!

Candi said...

Yay!! I'm so happy to see you back too! Mattie is such a cutie!!

I came by to say that your name was pulled from the Cookbook Giveaway hat and you've won! :) Yay!!!! :P The Chicago Diner foods will all soon be at your fingertips! :P I will email you for your address! :)

Oh, it's great to have you back, Kleo!! We've all missed you so so much!

*hug*
Love,
Candi

amygeekgrl said...

yay!! great to see you and mattie back. :)

laura jesser said...

Mattie! Thanks for the post! It's so good to see you and Kleo back... I was so excited when I saw Kleo's comment on my blog! Hehe. She sure is sweet.

Melody said...

Hey You!! So nice to see you back!

Tanya Kristine said...

wow. welcome back my dear old blogging friend (and i don't mean age-wise becuase that would be insulting me too!! ; )

oh and hi to Mattie! i'll bet she'll be glad to be back in teh blogging limelight too!

don't be so busy anymore. it hurts the rest of us.

meesh said...

HOORAY!!! You're back! :)

I was so excited when I saw your comment on my blog. I've missed you! I hope everything has been going well with work and that you've had all kinds of great freelance work keeping you busy.

Mmmm...vegan feeebies....lol

funwithyourfood said...

welcome back missy!!
"career related issues" eh? I know ALL about that stuff and have been working some of those our myself. Glad to see you're well. Come by more often!

Teddy

Midwest Vegan said...

Welcome back Mattie (you too, Kleo). I hope your work's calmer now so we can "see" more of you.

Urban Vegan said...

She's BAAAAACCCCKKKKK! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[I know you learn in journalism school to use exclamation points sparingly, but the rerturn of Kleo to the Blogosphere is not time to be stingy with punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

And I'm glad you won Candi's cookbook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Mattie, you are a doll of a pup, as always, to keep us in the loop. :)

And Kleo, welcome back to blogland! I, too, have been a little out of the loop lately . . . but I'm back to visiting around and leaving comments and such!

Emmy said...

Awww, Mattie is such a cutie! So glad you're back to posting!!! :)

Dori said...

Mattie, thanks for the update. Tell Kleo that I am so glad she allowed you to post again. :)

bazu said...

The blogosphere just didn't feel right without you, Ms. K!! I'm glad you're back. I hope work's treating you well, even though you're busy. and I see Mattie is as cutie as ever. =)

Vivacious Vegan said...

Hi Mattie, you're looking most adorable these days.

Hi Kleo! I was so happy to see your comments start popping up! I've MISSED you like crazy and am glad that you're doing well.

Big BIG hugs!
Crystal

Jackie said...

Great to see you and Mattie back kleo :) Wondered where you had got to.

I have also been having problems to find time to update as regularly as I'd wish but hope to post more frequently from next month.

We have had so much going lately here with a Vegan Society finally getting going and the IVU now showing more interest in South Africa after years of absence. Things are looking god.

Opal said...

It's great to see you back! You have been missed. :-)

runswithdog said...

Hey there old friend!

I was so happy to see your comments on my blog. Welcome back, you have been missed!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me again...you've been missed! :) Lovely pics of the pup! I better go catch up...

HARMONIA

Simon™ said...

Mattie! I was missing ya baby! I got your messages on dogster & it's nice to know you were thinking of me. You're looking especially beautiful with your new fur-do. It snowed here and was really, really cold so I didn't get any time at the park. I would go for a walk and after a few minutes I was doing the 3-legged hop and Daddy had to carry me home. Mommy is working allll week but says she will e-mail your Mommy today or tomorrow, OK?
It's good to see you posting again!! We all missed you.

Tanya Kristine said...

you are beyond thoughtful to want to send me a card, missy. WHAT IS IT??

karen said...

Hey! I am finally back- I just posted about meeting Sarah Kramer last weekend. So good to hear from you and Mattie!!! Art history is kicking my ass at work...

Vicki said...

ahhh, it's so great to see mattie's adorable face & to see a post from YOU! :o)

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

What a beuity
I will post a story about my shared dog LINUX

pinknest said...

welcome back finally and thankgoodness!!!

Green Earth said...

Love visiting and hearing about your special dogs. Thanks for the encouraging words, best wishes, The Artist

Johanna3 said...

so glad you are back!!!