On May 4 I got to meet a fellow blogger. Okay, so she's the QUEEN MOTHER of all bloggers.....you know her as The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. I know her as my new blogging Soul Sister, but whatever.
I had been calling Borders for about 3 weeks to find out when they were going to give out line tickets for her cookbook signing.
I was a little nervous that there would be a warrant out for my arrest for aggravated stalking or phone harassment when I arrived at Borders that morning, but either their caller ID doesn't work or they gave security the day off because I scored 2 tickets to the first signing group! The second ticket was for my friend Lori who ended up being sick and couldn't make it :o(
Johnny even left work 2 hours early that day so that he could come home to drive me to meet Ree and take my picture with her. What a good hubby.......I'll have to make him her guacamole recipe as a big thank you. xoxo
So we were rushing out the door to get a good seat for her introduction speach & question/answer discussion.....when.....
Nearly crushed my husband to death broke!!!
Discalimer: I am not a drama queen.
A full HOUR later, with our neighbors' help shoving it down as far as we could.....this is how we left it. Nice, huh? Well, I figured if someone wants crawl under the door and steal my awesome orange traffic cone, let them! They could have it. I needed to meet Ree Drummond. Stat!
And seriously? Right now all I wanted to know is what that girl is talking about. Doesn't it look like it was pretty juicy stuff? Wishing I had super hero ears right about now.
I was stuck in the waaaaaaaaaay back of the book store, behind about 1,000 people who were taller than 5'4" and couldn't even see the podium. I'm still going to make Johnny that guacamole recipe for trying....true story.
And this is what he got me. Great pictures! What a sweet ♥
Ok, I'm loving Johnny even more right now, if that's even possible.
This is actually the first photo Johnny's ever taken on my new-ish camera.
Our turn! Cheeeeeeeese.
This might sound silly, but I was so excited that I don't remember taking this photo.
Ree was so cute....and nice and, as I soon found out, very patient.
Ree has inspired me so much with her photography. So when she chose my M is for Macro photo in her photo contest I was elated. Johnny suggested that I bring a copy of it with me to show her and maybe she'd sign it.
Achem....gulp...."Ree, do you remember this pic from your macro contest?"
Ree: "Of course I remember it, I chose it!"
There WILL be guacamole tonight. Yes, Houston, there will be "guacamole" ;o)
How fun was that? Getting to meet my blogging Soul Sister and then heading off to dinner with the most handsome city cowboy in Virginia, it was a special day.
And see? I told you I had an awesome orange traffic cone (don't ask). I guess no one wanted it. Their loss.