Monday, January 11, 2010

My days with Sarah Palin and Pioneer Woman

Even though my husband has personally met Sarah Palin I have only seen her from afar when the blessings and I attended her inaugaration. So far that I couldn't get a good picture.

Decmeber2006013.jpg palin picture by kaysmarmey

I don't hang out in villages during a flood year while the governor comes to assess the damages like some people who live in this house and just happen to work on the runway and notice lots of people gathering around a plane that just landed!

govandotismay2009023.jpg Otis and the Governor picture by kaysmarmey

I read Going Rogue last week.

Going Rogue: An American Life


A quote from the book:

"People outside Alaska are often clueless about our reliance on natural food sources. (You know you're an Alaskan when at least twice a year your kitchen doubles as a meat-processing plant.) They don't use common sense in considering why our biologists need responsible tools for abundant game management. But as ninety-year-old Alaska Native leader Sydney Hunnington told Todd, "Nowadays, common sense is an endangered species." "

 And as many of you have seen here at this blog, my kitchen does turn into a meat/fish processing plant about 3-4 times a year. Lord willing we will have that happen really soon to restock our freezer with moose. 

And at the same time I have been reading and cooking from  Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

So, I have laughed and cried and learned more about politics than I have ever wanted to know. Plus I have eated yummy Marlboro Man Sandwiches and Meatloaf and gotten oohs and ahhs over dinner. And if you come to think about it, this was a great pairing, serious reading and yummy food, Pioneer Woman's  humor and the straight forward words of Sarah Palin. A week like no other and I didn't have to leave home!

You see, reading is a luxury for me right now. I read during stolen moments and as I am falling asleep at night, not that I am complaining just stating the facts.

May the Lord find us faithful.


  1. I enjoyed Sarah Palin's autobiography too. Especially the first part. She's the real deal. I have also enjoyed visiting the Pioneer Woman's website. She's funny and takes awesome pictures, although I haven't tried any of her recipes yet. Kind of intimidating.

  2. Me too. I read during stolen moments. I am going to see if my library will have either book, though. There is always hope. :-)