I don’t know about you, but I’ve about had it with winter weather this year. We haven’t even had a good snow yet where I live. It’s just been cold, rainy and overall pretty miserable– and Ree Drummond pretty much nailed my exact feelings about winter weather in a recent blog post.
“As much as I usually don’t mind winter, this one has felt especially long, cold, and dreary. Emphasis on cold. And cold,” she shared. “Also, it’s been quite cold outside. I want (translation: long) to plant vegetables and sunflowers and resume my evening walks with the dogs so my bottom can shrink more quickly. I want to step outside with Henry and not feel the chill of death stinging my body.” Same.
She goes on to share all of the things she’s excited for when Spring arrives: “I want to have flowers outside my house instead of frozen cow manure. I want to smell the sweet smell of spring. I want lushness, life, and chlorophyll. I need to look out my bedroom window and see bright yellow finches, not desolate, bleak earth. I want to walk on grass that isn’t crunchy.I WANT TO PLANT THE BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES I WAS BORN TO PLANT!!!!!!!! Not that I’m dramatic or anything,” she closed.
Honestly, she’s preaching to the choir.
Ree and her husband, Ladd, have been working on their hotel (or what they’re calling the “Boarding House”) in their hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and we can’t wait to take a stay. Ree also recently launched her newest cookbook, “Come and Get It,” which is now available on Amazon.