Whew, I’ve never taken such a long break from blogging before.
Are you there readers? It’s me, Lauren.
Truth is, I have been so busy with work obligations (if you can call happy hour an obligation, which I think you can when you’re brand new and trying to meet people), family visits, and doing fun things with fabulous people (Kyle! Jess! Carissa! Melissa! Bridget! – I’m talking about you!), I just haven’t sat down at the computer at all.
OK that is a lie. I have sat down at the computer but only to plan our spring and summer vacations. And I have had free time but I got so wrapped up in a few books that I haven’t done much reading on the web. Those personal reader things are cool, and I love blogs as much as the next person (probably more so) but they can never replace the feeling of having a 15-year-old copy of a treasured book in your hands while curled up in a sunny corner on a cold day.
From the very beginning, just seven months ago, I promised myself that I would never let blogging about my life get in the way of living my life. For the last three weeks, I have had a hard time fitting it in, so posts have been sparse. That’s the bad news. The good news is that my camera never rested during those three weeks, and I never stopped challenging myself with new ingredients and preparations. So I have a whole lot of posts in me, ready to come out.
Here is a taste of what I’ve been doing while taking a sabbatical from my laptop.
Making Don’t-Miss-the-Meat Vegetarian Chili during the NFL playoffs
Discovering a few new favorite bottles
Making Kitchen Sink Curry
Participating in NYC Restaurant Week in a post-storm winter wonderland
Recreating a local brunch favorite at home
Having brunch in Park Slope with friends
Trying my hand at homemade dumplings for the first time
Look out for all the juicy details soon! Hopefully sooner rather than later, because a quiet corner in a busy coffee shop, with no one for company but my laptop and a cappuccino, sounds perfectly delicious.