Monday, November 26, 2007

Why I am here

I found The Pioneer Woman's blog through the blog of a girl I used to work with in Memphis. I usually checked hers about twice a month to see cute pictures of her kids. That was really the only blog I ever read, until there was Pioneer Woman. I thought, PW takes great pictures, writes well, is very funny, and has great recipes. Then there was the realization -- wow, she is a bit like me -- lived in the city, married a hunky guy, lives in a rural area. She had found a way to give her creativity an outlet. Since leaving the workforce to become a SAHM that has been the one thing that I have missed. So, almost a week later here I am. I have learned so much about this blogging world from wonderful ladies who have generously given me their opinions and recommendations. My eyes have been open to a world full of kind people that are going through the same things I am as a mother and a woman and are not ashamed to talk about it, to voice it, or support me. For this, I am grateful. So, stay tuned because I am very excited about this new journey and I hope you will come along for the ride. Thanks PW for the inspiration.
We had a fabulous time playing woofle ball in the street with all my brothers, nieces and nephews over the Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the following pics.

Big Buck helping littlest buck hit a homerun!

Batter, batter, swiiinnngggg batter. Strike 3 Tyler!

Even grandma got a hit!


oh amanda said...

So fun!

Isn't Pioneer Woman amazing. Her pics take my breath! And the amount of people that read her blog every day. It's shocking!

Catty Ax Lady said...

Well half the time, when I visit PW, my comment is "hubba hubba" about MM. So I guess I'll have to make aritual of that coming here too, when you post pictures of your Big Buck.

Hubba hubba!

Okay, that's totally said in jest. Kind of. But not really. But kind of.

I like your blog so far. It's nice to finally "find something", isn't it? I've discovered how much I miss writing. It's a wonderful outlet, plus doing it online means you get to "meet" a bunch of cool people!

Mapper said...

Always fun when you get Grandma playing :)

Margaret Wilkinson said...

don't know how i found PW but I did - great reading! Then I found you and more great reading! I'm the wife of my own marlboro man and orchardist. I can relate to PW on many fronts.
Love your small town comments - same here in Australia!

Catty Ax Lady said...

Oh, and I wanted to tell you that your mom blog link doesn't work still. The quotes at the end are messin' it up (at least for me, but lots of things mess me up). Just a heads up, because it's a really cool site too!

Patriot said...

I think we all love her story-telling skills!

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SharonB said...

Looks like so much fun!

Ah yes! finding an outlet to creativity. I've always found writing theraputic. It's been an added blessing to "meet" so many women with the same passion.

The Travelers Journal said...

Very cute pictures :)

kfk said...

Ree truly is one of a kind!

Welcome to the world of blogging!