I love books. It is something that I inherited from my mother(besides my hips). She fostered my love of learning from a young age. She says she even read to me in the womb. I believe her. My friends keep telling me to look into a Kindle. My husband keeps hinting. My bookshelves are packed to the gills. I can honestly tell you I will probibly never buy one. There is something amazing about thumbing through the pages of a book. I love everything about it: the pages beween my fingers, the photos, even the SMELL of the book. It is almost spiritual for me. Yes, I know I’m weird. Recently, all of the time at home has been taking its’s toll. It sounds so cliche but I started to reevaluate my life. I ordered a bunch of books to fulfill my book club obligations and thought it would help ease the boredom of being stuck in the house all of the time. I love my children and wouldn’t have it any other way but really? That being said, I received some new books this week. Something happened to me that hasn’t happened in a long, long time. I was INSPIRED. The Pioneer Woman is one of the most popular blogs in the country. I have visited her blog before, but very infrequently. I just didn’t have anything in common with her. She lives in Oklahoma and she Homeschools. That’s about as far as the comparison goes. So it would seem. Well, I just bought her cookbook. I really love it. So what is so inspiring about a rancher’s wife and a cookbook? She lives in the middle of nowhere and talks incessantly about being ISOLATED and the things that she does to cope. When she chose to raise her family in a rural area she had to come up with new and inventive ways to be creative. She learned how to cook and took up photography. She is amazing at it. Even though Ree Drummond lives on a working Ranch out in the middle of nowhere we really are met with similar circumstances. I can’t depend on the typical woman in South Tulsa’s sole source of entertainment: the gym, shopping and gourmet restaurants. Oh, and don’t forget a packed social calendar and team sports for their kids. If you don’t live here, yes, I am being serious. I have a daughter with a disability with severe sensory issues. I can count the number of times we have been out to eat since her Autism diagnosis on one hand. She hates it and it stresses me out! So, the direction of my blog is changing. I am focusing on fostering creativity in the homes of women like myself. Women who are isolated, for whatever circumstances, in their home and are trying to be creative with time and money restraints. So ladies…let’s regain our sanity AND our creativity. Let’s blog, baby;-)
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