Edited to add that I just realized that I'm one day early with this non-POTW. It usually comes out on Wednesday, but I'm not going to have any more for you by then, so I might as well keep this published until Thursday when I'll have a new blog post.
But let me tell you about who I met last Thursday.
Meeting another blogger is such a kick. Until this past week, I'd only ever met one before, and that was Deb from Talk at the Table. She lives just a few miles from me and came by for lunch one autumn day just over a year ago. She's every bit as lovely as you would guess from her wonderful blog.
Of course I know blogger Frank in real life but we met before either one of us were bloggers. Though truth be told, we did meet online while playing trivia in IRC (Internet Relay Chat). That's a long, evolving story and best saved for another time. Maybe. Probably.
Last Thursday, my son Alex, his girlfriend Veronica and I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Grimes from Magical Moments, and her husband, Eddie. She was in Toronto to participate in a Musician's Mentorship Program with Canada's National Ballet School. We got in touch by email and made plans for the two of them to stop by for coffee.
They are the sweetest couple.
Elizabeth is bright and engaging, funny and warm. We chatted with ease about all sorts of things, including some of you! Eddie is kind-hearted and clever and probably has the best manners of anyone I've ever met. Canadians are supposed to be known for being polite but we Canucks have nothing over Eddie who probably stood up every time anyone walked in or out of the room, took a seat, left their seat or appeared to attempt any of the above. That man has good old-fashioned, gentlemanly manners. It is incredibly endearing.
And they're both cute as a button. See for yourself in the image below.
Elizabeth and Eddie Grimes.
Oh yeah, that's me with Elizabeth in this photo. Photo credit goes to Eddie Grimes.
Elizabeth so kindly gave me a copy of her wonderful CD, Silk in the Sky which is due to be released this spring. All but one song was beautifully written by her. You can listen to some of these fine tracks over on her website.
You can read all about Elizabeth's first trip north of the border on her blog post "Thank You, Canada." Please stop by and leave her a comment if you have a moment.
Elizabeth and Eddie, if you ever find yourselves back in this neck of the woods, I hope you know that you both have a standing invitation to come for another visit. I'll be looking forward to it.