…for some Blessed reason I am awake…not that I have been sleeping and am now awake…but that I am awake because I have not been sleeping.
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!
I stumbled on Confessions of a Pioneer Woman last week, bookmarked it to come back to when I had time because I knew I would need time to read it. I knew if I started reading I wouldn’t be able to stop…so when I started reading at 1am I foolishly promised myself I would “stop” after “just a couple entries.” Liar. I am a sucker for a good love story…but even more so when it is a real one. I like real. I like authenticity and I like practical. Being awake now and not having been asleep when I should have been is not exactly practical…but just one more entry…
I have discovered the Holy Grail of love stories in the blogosphere and because you are my friend, you one reader out there, I’m going to tell you about what I have discovered…Confessions of a Pioneer Woman’s story of how she met and fell in love with her Marlboro Man…Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story. It’s the epic saga of ‘city girl finds love in the Oklahoma prairie’:
As our eleventh anniversary approaches, I find myself reflecting on the circumstances that brought Marlboro Man and me together. So grab a Diet Dr. Pepper, hang on to your hat, and come along for the ride!
I started with the beginning sans Diet Dr. Pepper (eww), and read all the way to here. The best place to begin is with the archives, though. All the posts are in one spot and you can read ’til your heart’s content. Just so you know…she’s not done, it’s a work in progress and you’ll have to wait patiently for the next installment…and you don’t know when she’ll write…or how long it will be…but it’s worth the wait.
If you decide to jump in…a few words of caution:
- If you love good photography, especially of cattle, cowboys, kids, horses and prairie…make sure you have ample time to visit her site…you’ll be there a while.
- If you have a rich sense of humor, enjoy good writing and witty redheads…make sure you have ample time to visit, you’ll be there a while.
- If you are (even in the loosest sense) a ‘foodie’ you will find yourself compelled to visit P-dub’s other site The Pioneer Woman Cooks…make sure you have ample time to visit, you’ll be there a while.
Find, steal, beg or borrow the time…and enjoy.