I know I have not written in a while. The reason is that my oldest daughter just left for a year in Taiwan and it is not easy for this full-time mom to adjust to my babies leaving the nest for so long.
I knew for a long time that she’d travel the world and I’m SUPER proud of her. It’s exciting to see the child you raised, the one who turned her nose up at any food other than chicken nuggets, the one who swore she’d bring her sister with her to cook for her, begin to develop amazing skills and a very “adventurous palate”, as a dear friend once said. She’s already been sending pictures of the fun new things she’s tried, such as bitter melon! So I am looking forward to all the things she’ll experience and the woman she’ll become, but it’s still hard.
So now, my next step is saying goodbye to my youngest, a delightful and fun young man who starts college in only a few days. Happily for me, he will only be about an hour and a half away. He is my last to leave home. My middle daughter pretty much lives in her college town for most of the year and it is also, fortunately, close enough for home visits, when they need a bit of pampering or, as this weekend, when mom needs a bit of comforting.
The good news is that I took a dream job working as Sur la Table and I start in a few weeks. Is there any better place for a person who loves to cook than Sur la Table? I’m sure I’ll be posting about my adventures there shortly.
Thank you for being patient and sticking by me. I’m sure to adjust and get back to cooking very soon!