Coming up on the second anniversary of Byte Size and here I am at my 200th post! Our trip is drawing to a close which is both very exciting, and also quite depressing. I have been learned so much, and met so many amazing people the last four months that I just want to keep going forever. However, with travel also comes quite a lot of unpredictability which means that during this period of time several plans have fallen through, and lots of money has been spent trying to get back on track. We never made it back to Italy as we had originally intended, and I won't be getting the Belgium birthday I had hoped for, but I would not say that this trip has been anything less than incredible. I have picked hundreds of pounds of chestnuts in the mountains of Italy, waded in the Mediterranean Sea, chased wild boar through an open field, learned and spoken two new languages, seen one of the world's largest fireworks displays, and just today I babysat a sick sheep. While it is sad to leave behind all of the opportunities that I could encounter while still in Europe, I know that there are plenty of things waiting for me back home.
So here is what you can expect from me this summer. I am currently working on five or six different books, and my goal is to have at least one of them completed by the end of this summer. In addition, I will be working on creating a large stock of items to sell on Etsy in the fall. Ice Cream Alchemy is going to be on hold for a few more months because I am working on some more recipes and testing them all out to hopefully have a cookbook done by New Year 2012. AND I plan on bringing more food related posts to the table (hahahahahaha) as well. Seems like a lot now that I have written it down, but c'mon, I'm traveling the world here! I'll need lots of exciting things to occupy my time!!