On Saturday night we popped into Chapters on our way to a movie with the boys. We walked down the centre aisle of the store, bypassing the holiday decorations, cozy throw blankets, and must-have seasonal entertaining items, steering ourselves in the direction of the cookbooks. When we arrived at the main table in that section, I spotted our book sitting front and centre, nestled right behind Jamie's latest (and Ina's too), and it finally became official that not only did I write a book, but now it exists in stores for people to buy.
I'm at a loss for words as to what else to say about this right now. I been going to this particular book store for so long that one of the employees often asks me about my kids, and comments on their height and ages, each time she sees us in the store. To see something that I wrote sitting in the same space, the one I've been frequenting weekly for almost 15 years, is so surreal there really are no words to describe it. So for now I won't. I just thought I'd share that the book finally found a home in stores, and the thrill totally made up for the fact that I spent the following two hours watching “Dumb and Dumber To” (don't judge... I have teenage boys!).