Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally!!!

Yes, it has been a busy day and Finally I can tell you about last night!!! I intended to give you the full blown story about Christmas shopping, lunch, etc. but let's just get to the important part of the day.....



I arrived at 4:30 for the 6:00 signing. After shopping all day, I decided to go to Wal Mart, browse until the crowd arrived and get in line. The line was already in place so of course, I fell right in. In minutes the line began to grow....across the front of the store, turned toward the back and I don't know where it ended.

She breezed in with a laugh, calling for hair and makeup...and the crowd was elated.
Ree took her seat and the process began; she took the time to stop, chat, sign books and take a photo with each and every person who had a camera. I thought that was very kind and speaks volumes for her character. She really is a sweetie.


I failed to get a picture that I would share with you of PW and myself...had my eyes closed in one and the other, well I wouldn't show it to anyone!!! I couldn't stop the flow of hundreds of anxious women with arms loaded with books to be signed...even though I wanted to. I did manage to capture Ree in all of the confusion,


The line moved from PW straight to Marlboro Man, Yes he came too, but not wearing chaps/ha. He stood so calmly by her side with a nice hello for everyone...After a short time he was swept into the line and began signing one of his many photos in the book that is dedicated to him, so lovingly.



I think to call this book a cookbook is misleading...it is so much more than a cookbook. The picture are gorgeous, the stories are so funny and entertaining, (typical Pioneer Woman style). Of course the recipes are all to die for but it is just so much more than a cookbook. I couldn't put it down last night and finally finished reading it today. If you don't already have "The Pioneer Woman Cooks", recipes from an accidental country girl, go get it! I give the book "10" and the signing "10".





It was fun and I hope you all get the opportunity to see Pioneer Woman! She's Real!

12 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sounds like such a fabulous book and what a great time. I am so glad you got to attend. Hugs, Marty

tootie said...

I'm so excited for you! I love her blog, and it sounds like the signing was a great experience. So glad you got to be there!

Solar Powered said...

Great pictures, great post. I'm mad you wouldn't show us your picture but everyone should know, that's the way you are :)

I can't wait to see the book.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow - Ree is adorable! How exciting to get her cookbook autographed. It sounds great, so I'm putting it on my Christmas wish list..thanks!

Tanna (The Brick Street Bungalow) said...

Such a fun post, Nanny!! I am so excited you were able to meet PW in person and get an autographed copy of her book!! You get points for perseverance in my book!!! Shopping all day and then standing in line for so long! You go girl!

Betsy said...

Well, how fun is this? So glad you got a good spot in line! I'm going to have to check her out!

Joyce said...

What fun and her cute cowboy was there too. A double bonus! I can't wait to go next month and need to charge my camera since you say you can take photos. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Tasha said...

I'm so excited that you got to meet her! You got some great pics of the signing!

Jill said...

I am so excited about your day! WHAT FUN! I just put this book on my Christmas WISH list!!

Joycee said...

I am so dang jealous! I should have got up off my duff and drove to LR. I'm ashamed to say I haven't bought her cookbook yet. I copied nearly every recipe she has on PW but I still want it. She has the best blog, always fun to read and great recipes too...right up my alley! Glad she and Marlboro Man had a big welcome from Arkansas!
joy c. at grannymountain

Deb said...

looks like you had a good time...glad you got to meet her....

JGH said...

Oh, fun!!! I'm one of her fans. I'll have to see if she's doing a signing near here.