I always planned to come back, I just never got around to telling you. I figured I already have so many apologies on this blog– a look at the archives from every summer in this blog’s life shows I’ve never been very good at consistent posting during those busy months– that I should just let it go. Not apologize. Not worry. And I didn’t. I just gave myself a little break, gave myself permission to not stress over the blog, to get to bed on time rather than stay up late writing, to spend time with visitors, and to take a 5-week trip to the States at the end of the summer. When I was with friends and family there I occasionally mentioned, “Yeah, I haven’t updated my blog in a while…” and the response was always “I know.” Which means, you know… people actually read my blog! Check back to see if I’ve posted! That helped give me the motivation I needed to get back into it, not leave my blog cold and alone. Thanks for sticking with me, loved ones and blog-reading strangers! I appreciate it. And I hope I’m able to entertain you just a little bit.
Now I’m back and quite happy that I get to recap those beautiful warm summer months just as the temperature here in Tallinn starts to creep a little closer to zero degrees with every passing day. And I have so much food to write about! I went to New Orleans, and New York City! Oh, and I had a chocolate chip cookie bake-off with my sister! You will hear about all of it soon… I promise!