If I'm not mistaken, today is a very special anniversary for me. I'm pretty sure that it was a year ago today that I boarded an airplane -- all by myself -- and headed to beautiful Portland, Oregon to finally meet, after more than 10 years of correspondence, my dear friend Alex. It was a life-changing trip in many ways. I knew from the moment I flew over Mt. Hood that I needed to live there. And then I met the most amazing woman and her incredible family. I can't wait for another opportunity to visit and share and shop Trader Joe's.
And yesterday I got the most wonderful news from her. She has finished a book (she's an astounding artist) and it's being published by Blurb. So I present to you Little Deiter's Alphabet Reader. Shop early and shop often. I've already ordered my copy. Maybe I can coerce the illustrator to sign it.