Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Home On The Range


Violent, powerful storms blew through my town so suddenly this morning that 100,000 people lost power.

It was hilarious, in its own ironic way, to try to complete the morning routine – getting the children dressed, groomed and out the door- by candle and lantern light.

But we did it.

Actually leaving the house on time I felt a bit smug and thought,

"This afternoon I'll churn my own butter and then shoot a rabbit for dinner!"

Easy peasy.




[I look fat photoshopped in buckskin. Who knew?]


38 comments:

furiousBall said...

it's the rifle, it puts on 20 pounds and takes away 30 years of evolution

Kimmylyn said...

I just spit water on my computer.. this is brilliant.. LOL

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Why stop at churning the butter. Dude, whip out that pedal sewing machine and make yourself some more fashionable buckskins.

jennifer h said...

No, I think it's the fringe. Though I secretly want to wear fringe.

I'll take some of that butter, though, and pass on the rabbit.

Happy hunting!

meno said...

Oh The Joys was a MAN
Was a real MAN.

With an eye like an eagle and....


I forget the rest. You look like Daniel Boone.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Yeehaw!

liv said...

shoulda bought that corduroy crazy skirt to wear with yer coonskin hat...

just sayin'...

Edge said...

We had one of those storms here a year or two ago. About the same number lost power. After that they decided it would be a good idea to trim the tree limbs more often.

My wife makes butter from whip cream every year with her kids. It tastes good.

~Jef

Paige said...

You look mighty comfy in that getup, sister.

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seven said...

You look like Annie Oakley... "Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you."

photomommy said...

Hilarious!

Blog Antagonist said...

That was scary, wasn't it? It hit just as I was getting my kids up for school. They thought they miiiiiiiiiiiight get a reprieve from school, but no such luck.

You look HOT in buckskin. You are rockin that fringe baby.

kristen said...

you have a lantern for those times that K wears his ranger costume right?

dude, why aren't you teaching a class at blogHer on photoshop? i know you'd have me a pro in no time...

Redneck Mommy said...

You also look like you are sporting a package.

Or are you just happy to see me?

Heather said...

You look so happy. What song are you singing?

Grim Reality Girl said...

Rocking both buckskin and fringe!! Oh so hot.....

May your power return. Let us know how the rabbit dinner turns out....

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

No way. You ROCK the fringe.

corgimom said...

Must have been a fat buck.

Mahala said...

All you need is a stripper pole!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Oh please do a post with photos of your butter churning and rabbit cooking.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

That is so funny!

Our electricity went out right after the kids finished breakfast and came on just in time for the kid to miss the bus.

I drove him in today and could not believe how little "folk" were on the road! The normal carpool que was empty!

Yay for me!

painted maypole said...

oh jess, get your gun!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Snort! You rock the buckskin!

It's amazing how we take little things, like electricity, for granted. I could so not be a pioneer woman.

motherbumper said...

Oh swoon, my pioneer woman! They say that holding a rifle adds 25 lbs to photo subjects (and empty beer cans to the background but that is neither here nor there).

Worker Mommy said...

Go on with your bad self!

Lisa said...

Wow. You are just rocking that buckskin! Nice bulge by the way...

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Thank goodness for electricity!

Buckskin is NOT a flattering fabric...have you seen the pictures of cowboys? :)

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

You're not going to start singing Surrey with the Fringe on Top, are you?

Bastet said...

LOL! Fringe will do that to anybody!

Omaha Mama said...

I'm not sure I would've left the house. No electricity! I think I'd just have to call in a sub. You are a pioneer extrordinaire!

we_be_toys said...

I hear Park Rangers have a weakness for buckskin...!

Mrs. Davis said...

We had those same storms. And I was amazed at what 30 minutes without electricity did to us. I can't toast my bagel! I can't blow-dry my hair! We're all going to DIEEEE!

And then the lights came back on and we were all fine.

Glad you made it through.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Don't leave out the homemade bread with the butter and I'll come by for dinner! Yeeee-HAWWWW!

flutter said...

you don't look fat, you do, however, look like you are sporting wood.

Just sayin'.

Emily said...

How ever did you dry your hair?

ImpostorMom said...

I was so trying to get Boog in the car before that hit us and wouldn't you know it the bottom fell out about the time I locked the front door. :|

mamatulip said...

Who *doesn't* look fat in Photoshopped buckskin? I mean, it's BUCKSKIN! LOL!

Deb said...

Now you know why pioneer women wore bustles to give them those cool J-Lo butts.