Meeting Ree, The Pioneer Woman

PWbookI’ve been enjoying Ree Drummond’s blog, The Pioneer Woman, for quite some time. Last night she was doing a book signing for her cookbook in Denver. As that’s only an hour and a half away, hubby, baby, and I took off for an evening of fun. We got there just a few minutes after 7:30pm when the signing was scheduled to start. The book store was packed, and I mean jam packed. Hubby went off to do some browsing and the babe and I got in line. I was next to some great gals and the chatter flowed, it was a good thing because we were all in line together for the next five hours. It was a long time, but it was actually pretty fun. We got to know each other a bit and for several of those hours we were sitting on the stairs, so at least we weren’t standing, which is handy as the babe is 22 pounds. We finally got downstairs and at 12:40am I finally met Ree. She was so sweet, and gorgeous, and she spent a few minutes chatting and signing my cookbook. The babe had been awake the entire time, amazing I know, and had fallen asleep literally less than a minute before meeting Ree. She signed my cookbook and took some pictures and after saying goodbye to my new friends we were off. We pulled in the driveway at 2:45am. It was a long, tiring night, and I would do it all over. I was really pleased that Ree was everything I expected and more, what a sweet gal. This of course is why I haven’t been able to function today, at all. I don’t drink anything with caffeine in it as the babe already doesn’t sleep well. She doesn’t need help staying up, so I have been craving several pots of coffee today. Alas, no caffeine for me, but I definitely see an early bedtime.

books, food • Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 • 13 Comments »
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13 Responses to “Meeting Ree, The Pioneer Woman”

  1. Anna, Sydney says:

    You’re kidding!!! I just found her blog yesterday for the first time, what a coincidence. And I spent half a day reading her Black Heels story, hahaha. (Man wasn’t impressed).

    You prairie lot makes me want to leave my suburban life and start over…

  2. Emily says:

    What an exciting evening! Sounds like lots of fun – hope you are a bit better rested now?! x

  3. Jennifer says:

    It was a ton of fun, even though it was pretty tiring. Ree was just as sweet as can be, I really enjoyed meeting her.

  4. Lori says:

    5 hours, no way! I’ve been on her website from time to time and she is so funny. Hows the cookbook?

  5. Sandie says:

    Oooh how exciting … what a wait … sounds like it was worth it (especially meeting those Stair People!)

  6. Emily says:

    It was such fun meeting you. Totally worth the wait given the company.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Lori, I love the cookbook. It’s got lots of yummy stuff in it, a bunch of recipes I want to try real soon.

    Sandie and Emily, yes it could have been a very long night except for the company. We had quite a fun time, I think, it made the time fly.

  8. That sounds like an adventure worth taking. And, an early bedtime isn’t that good all the time for mamas? Look forward to seeing what you cook up.

  9. Meeting Ree, Missy and Ree’s M-I-L was so much fun. I was one of the standing-in-the-back-of-the-room people. Luckily I was standing with two nice ladies to talk with also. (I came by myself.) I got my book signed at 11pm and spent a while talking to Missy and MIL. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t think to have them sign the book also.

    I hope she can keep up this schedule of late nights. If you were meeting her at 12:40 AM, what time did she get done, I wonder. How many were still waiting after you?

    I feel so fortunate that Denver was the first out of state city she visited. With all the national publicity she’s getting now, the rest of the book tour is going to have even more people coming to see her.

  10. Jennifer says:

    Enchanted mama, yes, I should get an early bedtime more often, but sometimes I just need the quiet.

    Denise Claire, I was so tired it didn’t even occur to me to have them sign it either, bummer. We were pretty much the last people in line, so I imagine they were done shortly after. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Amy says:

    You’re crazy! I love that you stuck it out, baby and all! I am not familiar with the pioneer woman, but I think I’ll have to get to know her. After all, if someone’s willing to stand in line for FIVE hours to meet her…

  12. marisa says:

    i’m so glad to hear that she is as sweet in person as she seems on her blog!

  13. Jennifer says:

    She is super sweet, so glad I got to meet her, it was a really fun evening.

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