Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Call me crazy

After a 4 1/2 hour wait, a couple of new friends made ( Hi Charlotte!) I finally got to meet PW!!!!

She was at Border's Bookstore in Dallas last night promoting her new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks. The hubby and I arrived about 5:15 p.m. I got my pink wristband (how fitting...if you know know I love me some pink.) Each wristband color represented 100 people. I was the 4th color. That's right, that means there were 300 plus people ahead of me. But oh the number of people behind me....I believe there were at least three more colors behind me. They called my color to line up around 6:30 p.m. I finally made it to the front and got my booked signed about 10 minutes after 11:00 p.m.

It really didn't seem like 4 1/2 hours. All the ladies in line around me made it go by pretty fast. I stood in line next to a sweet older lady whose name was also Ree. Her name was not short for anything though. Apparently it was an old family name. I am sure you will see her on PW's site. PW took some pics of her when she made it to the front. Hubby stood at the front and called me on my cell phone with updates of when they made announcements and as each wristband color passed through. So we kind of felt like we were in the know.

I had plenty of time to look through the cookbook. It is great, of course! I love that it is so personal. She has included all kinds of photos of friends, family and the ranch life. The recipes have step by step photos; which is just awesome in my book. I love to know what something is supposed to look like so that I know I am doing it right. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes.

I met Charlotte while standing in line. She was standing in line getting a book signed for her mom who lives in Ohio. Charlotte herself, had never been to PW's website until that day. She went to look and see what this woman she was about to go stand in line for was all about. I think by the end of the wait though, she may be a fan of PW now also. She was even talking about getting herself a copy of the book. Gotta love it!

All in all, it was a great experience. Note to self: eat before you go and take a bottle of water!

Can't wait for Black Heels to Tractor Wheels to come out; I will go do it again!


  1. Saw your message on Ree's facebook page :) and recognized you from last night! Cute blog!

  2. Hi! Kendall sent me your website. Such a small world! Thanks for the tip to recover my deleted pictures, I have to work on that tonight. Cross your fingers!

  3. Hi, "But, Momma"!!! What an experience that night was! My sister and I DID make PW's blog as you predicted! Too bad that she didn't have time to photo-enhance our pic. These grandmas don't hold up well under book store lights at 11:00 at night! (The "bedroom eyes" - oh, yes we were told that - of our young and fine years have morphed into tired old lady eyes in the granny years! How unfair is that?!) And maybe our 85 year old mom is right - I really SHOULD color my hair! The second picture shows my hubby in the background - he looks the best! Fuzzy and faraway just works so much better. Oh, check out the Ate Up Amateur blog in the list. She's a friend of my sister's family and was ahead of us in line. She turned her camera back toward us pinks once, and there you are; my daughter, too (before she bailed on us!) Hugs from Ree


Thanks for taking the time to show me some love!