I woke early and grabbed my phone to occupy myself until I felt tired enough to go back to sleep. Husband and puppies are still sleeping and won't wake any time soon. My first stop was Facebook.
And that's when I saw it. New dates announced for the Pioneer Woman's Spring Book Trip. I looked quickly through the list and the last one (which was really the first she posted this morning) was SEATTLE! Oh my heavens. I just died. I literally just died. I am so excited at this very moment I can hardly contain myself.
When she started her book trip at the end of last year, I was so hoping she'd come to Seattle but she never did. The closest she came was California and Colorado. I couldn't very well travel that far, but I so desperately wanted to meet her.
When her cookbook came out last year, I was there.
I had been waiting anxiously, had the Amazon page saved in my favorites. Had the book pre-ordered, and when the mail came the day that sweet little book was released, it was there in my mail box. I loved it. I read it cover to cover twice in one sitting, savoring the joy that was my very own Pioneer Woman Cookbook.
Her blog changed my life two years ago. I'd never read a blog, and found hers while wedding planning on the Knot. I began reading and became dedicated on a daily basis. My blog life started with cooking blogs. Though I feel I've always been a good cook, it's been a passion of mine, her recipes have really skyrocketed me to the top. They've brought me fame among my friends and family members, and now anything I cook people find simply amazing.
Do you know why I cook? I love to eat. Do you know another reason why I cook? For others. To hear, "Oh, this is so good". Then I feel like I've fulfilled my purpose in life. I've made an amazing meal, I've fed someone and made them very, very happy at that moment.
I am so very excited for her visit to Seattle and you bet your sweet bottom I'll be there. One hitch, it's my mom's birthday. But guess what, she'll just have to come because I can't miss this. You hear that mom? we're going to Seattle!