Some of you have sent emails, wondering where I've been.
That's sweet, really it is. I hope you haven't been worried. To be honest, I haven't really been doing anything fun or groundbreaking. The blog's just been doing a bit of hibernating. Yes, hibernating. Which is really just as crucial to the life of a blogger, as it is to a grizzly cub or mamma black bear.
Before writing this post, I did check up on all of you. I found out that I still have a good number of daily visits on this old site. This confirmed my hope that maybe it's not just my mom who's been waiting for the next TB post these past two months, after all. Let's hope so.
But if you have been feeling left out, I'm happy to fill you in here and now. Here’s what you’ve missed:
- a kid's first hair cut (in the bathtub, with a pair of scissors regularly used to trim pappa's beard, while he stayed preoccupied with his tug boat)
- a lot of coffee drinking (yea, like 5 cups a day- it's mandatory if you work in a Norwegian barnehage)
- a fever every-other-week (the standard during one's first year in barnehage)
- my going from "country blonde" (aka: dishwater with a couple of natural summer highlights) to "whoa, that lady's got funky white hair!" blonde. A girl needs a change once in a while, you feel me?
- there's been some baking going on too, be sure of that. Including a new cookie recipe that includes all of 5 ingredients, none of which are; all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, butter, or vanilla extract!
- my first Norwegian (or anywhere, for that matter) radio interview (and presumably my last). As it turns out, I’m a celebrity in town since I’m from this far away land that celebrates a mysterious holiday every year on the last day of October. The Norwegian people just had to know how much candy a typical American kid collects in his pillow case and is it true that not just children dress up? Really, adults too?
- the end of fall on the west coast of Norway. Truly. A total of four leaves are left on all of the trees in town and the grocery stores are stocking Christmas everything (Christmas cookies, Christmas bread, Christmas sausage, Christmas yogurt, and Christmas beer).
So that’s the gist of it, friends. The hibernation is (hopefully) over, I’m gearing up for some holiday baking in the weeks to come, and if you play your cards right, I’ll share that new cookie recipe one of these days.
Kisses from me until next time,