I don't think it's any secret that I'm a huge fan of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. I own every book she's written and have watched every single episode of Pioneer Woman on Food Network....most of them at least twice! She's one of my heros; a stay at home, homeschooling Mom who has made a very lucrative career out of sharing glimpses of her everyday life out on a ranch in OK. She makes no apologies for who she is, what she believes, and the way of life on the Ranch.
Well, when I received a text from my cousin Kate a few weeks ago saying "Pioneer Woman is coming to Pearland", I nearly drove off the road...and then waited until I got to a stop light to text back...WHAT?!?! Then texted my friend, Danice to tell her because I knew she's be right there with me!
Last Friday, Nov 2nd I met her...P-Dub, PW, P-diddy, lover of Basset Hounds, wife of Marlboro Man, the redhead herself, Ree Drummond. My friend Danice, another avid fan of PW, and I met at the Sam's just 2 miles from my house...yes, PW was just 2 miles from my house!!! We sat in line for 2 hours and then we saw her and the first thing I said was something brilliant and profound like, "She looks like herself!" I know, I'm so eloquent! We were about 10th in line and as I got closer I got more and more excited and nervous, like butterflies in my stomach nervous!
And then she was before me and I said, "Welcome to Texas" and we chatted like old friends while she signed my stack of books. She was exactly like you would imagine her to be...so warm and friendly and funny! I told her I made her cinnamon rolls and she complemented me on my shirt. I wore my PW shirt, the one that reminds me of her because it's blousy. As she signed Karsten's Charlie the Ranch Dog book she commented on how great his name was. My only HUGE regret is that I didn't have Brian bring Karsten up to the Sam's to meet her, because I'm positive he would have made it on her blog. Oh well....she'll write another book and I'll bring him to the next signing!
Once my moment with her was finished, Danice stepped up and we chatted with her more. Danice asked if she had had any Mexican food while in Houston and she said no, but she wanted some. We told her to go across the highway and get beef fajitas from Lupe Tortilla...because they're simply the best beef fajitas you've ever had!
And then our time was over...but now I can check something off my bucket list....next up...get a trip to her Ranch!
This is how she talked to you, she turned and really engaged you!
and this is the stack of books I had signed! A few are gifts and many are mine. I didn't think to take Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, but I will next time!