Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A very sweet surprise.
Once upon a time Ree and donnaboucher crossed paths on The Well Trained Mind message boards.
Ree became The Pioneer Woman when she started her blog and the girls on TWTM message boards crowned me Miz Booshay. Ree shortened that to Miz Boo. She has always only called me Miz Boo. Never Donna. I have always liked being Boo for three reasons, Yogi's friend Boo Boo "Attaway BooBoo", my baby nickname was Booba and "Hey Boo" from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Now Boo means 'girlfriend or boyfriend' as in My Boo. That's sweet too. So I like that nickname. Can you blame me?
So when Ree mentioned on TWTM that she was starting a 'little blog' I went over to visit and say 'hi'.
It was a little blog then. But right from the start I was in love with her photos. I asked about her camera and soon thereafter I got one for myself. Apparently Ree stopped by my blog a time or two and liked my pictures and when she redesigned her blog to add a photography section she surprised me with the request that I write for her. I was delighted and said yes. (I even get paid!)
Since then the girls and I went to the Ranch and met Ree and her family and Cyndi in person.
The photography section has run it's course and now I write for the Entertainment section when I can get it together.
Anyway, I thought I would tell you all of that because that is a question I get asked more than any other ...how did you meet The Pioneer Woman?
So each time Ree writes a new cookbook I get a friendly letter from an editor or secretary to see if I would like a copy. Signed. Unsigned.
This year I had a fun idea. I would ask Ree to sign a book for my sister Cindy. Cindy happily cooks many of Ree's recipes and does not have a signed book. She also lives in northern Wisconsin and Ree just can't seem to get here. (The lure of the country's best cheese and beer has not worked yet.) So while I was in Omaha Patrick texted me that a book came in the mail.
When I got home I realized it was "A Year of Holidays"!
I was so excited!! I took a picture and sent Cindy a picture of her special copy. (I could not wait to surprise her in person.) She was delighted! Later on that same day, another book arrived at my house....I opened it up to see this:
Ree noticed that I was asking for something for my sister...and she wanted me to have a copy too.
I think she is the sweet one.
Thank you ReeRee.
I'm glad we're friends and can't wait to start cooking.
So there you have it.
The rest of the story.
Or something like that.
Happy Hump Day.
No school tomorrow and Friday.
We can't wait to stay in our jammies!
Encourage one another,