This is how things are right now:
1) I'm a famous photographer. Okay so I'm kidding, but I was pretty happy to see three photos taken by me, were used by Gwen McAuley in her post on the Canadian House and Home website about the Toronto Blogger's Meet-up. It was so exciting to see my name - well my blog's name - associated with one of my favourite magazines.
2) I'm enjoying candles at dinner every evening thanks to the early sunset at this time of year.
3) I have a cast-iron frying pan on the floor of my front hall. I know I've got your curiosity piqued, haven't I? Let me explain -
A few days ago I was walking Juno and I saw a cast-iron frying pan on someone's front lawn. It was quite close to the sidewalk and just sitting there. I continued on my way, but couldn't stop thinking about the frying pan. About an hour later I had to go out so I decided to drive by the house and see if the frying pan was still there. Well it was and the owner's car was now in the driveway. The only thing I can think of is that they had put the frying pan into the recycling the day before and it had been tossed out by the garbage collectors.
The truly remarkable part of the story is that a friend of mine, who finds herself with very limited funds right now, had just been telling me what she was going to ask her kids to get her for Christmas. She was trying to be both frugal and practical so she only had a cast-iron frying pan and a second tablecloth for their dining room table on her list. Can you believe that I found one of her presents as a curbside freebie. The frying pan is in great shape and just needs a good cleaning. For some unusual reason it came complete with three pennies in it.
Isn't that the most remarkable story - an early Christmas blessing!
Just a reminder to enter the giveaway to win these magazines (you can find details here). These are two fantastic Christmas issues of my favourite decorating magazines. Don't miss out!