Thursday, November 13, 2008

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

Why would my mom leave her cozy house and drive for 30+ minutes early one morning to stand in line for hours in the mist/rain?

This very line right here. 
Why would my dad subject himself to such things, serving as family photographer of her sitting on her stool that she brought in her car so she wouldn't have to sit on the ground? What could be worth wearing this bright lime green rain coat and red boots in front of other adults?

For this moment. To sit and chat with Martha Stewart herself. Martha was at Sur La Table in Dallas on Tuesday to sign her new book for a few adoring fans. Mom soaked it up and was thrown off when Martha started asking her questions. We warned Mom not to say anything to her. Mom was prepared to smile and say, "Thank You," but then Martha starting chatting. I'm sure Martha got a kick out of Mom telling her that both Mom AND Dad rush home during their lunch hour to watch her show every day. This was like Christmas for Mom--soaking up what Martha had to say AND bringing home her brand new cookbook. Oh happy day.



4 comments:

Brooke & Freeland said...

AHHHHHHHH Im so jealous! I begged my family to go wait in line for me so I could have a signed book when I found out she was going to be in dallas. But they all complained and said some exscuse about having to work or something.

I love that they did that! And how cute is she in her rain boots!

Carley said...

Your mom is so cute! I just love her! :) How fun that she got to do that!!

Mama Em said...

Okay, that's hilarious!

Emmy said...

The funniest part is that we really did coach Mom NOT TO TALK TO MARTHA. The Sur le Table people warned, when the ticket was bought, that Martha would just sign the book, no photos, no talking! So when Martha chatted Mom up, Mom got a big crush on her, and got all fluttery... we should have coached Mom to be business-like.