What ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Describes as a ‘Good Time’

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond is known not only for her hearty meals but also for her sense of humor and carefree attitude. It’s clear from her show and social media that she enjoys life and likes to embrace each moment.

If she’s not placing plastic snakes around the house so she can scare Ladd, you can find her joking with her kids and soaking in ranch life. The Food Network host shared with her readers a few of the things she describes as “a good time.”

Ree Drummond loves to start her day early  

Ree Drummond in 2019
‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond | Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Some people would rather sleep in, but not The Pioneer Woman. In her book Frontier Follies, Drummond says she loves to wake up between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. so she can get a jump on her day. She says she enjoys having quiet time so she can drink a cup of coffee, pray, and read her Bible. Sometimes Drummond allows herself to sleep until 7 in the morning, but she says it doesn’t happen often. According to her, sleeping in more than once a month “throws her off.”

Staying home is a pleasure The Accidental Country Girl loves to indulge in

Ree Drummond with her husband, Ladd Drummond and children.
Ree Drummond with her husband, Ladd Drummond and children. | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine| Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

You might feel cooped up if you had to stay home for an entire day, but Drummond loves being home. She says in her book that staying home all day makes her “insides do cartwheels and jump for joy.” Drummond relishes the comforts of home.

For Drummond, leaving home can sometimes slow down her progress. She says when there is a disruption in her momentum, it can take a bit of effort to regroup and get her energy back.

She compares the loss of momentum to a pile of leaves that were in a neat pile but then get tossed around by the wind. The process of “gathering leaves” and getting back on track can be tiring. Staying home helps Drummond build up her energy. She jokes that she could probably stay home for months and be fine.

The Pioneer Woman loves being with her dogs

If you’ve followed Drummond, then you know she adores dogs (basset hounds are her favorite). The Accidental Country Girl takes great pleasure in spending time with her dogs. She says in Frontier Follies she would be thrilled if she could have 15 dogs. Drummond says it’s necessary for her to have dogs around. Their presence makes her feel “whole.”  

Solitude is a must for Ree Drummond

Drummond enjoys having time alone. She describes herself as an extroverted introvert, so being alone helps her to refresh herself. After taking time to be alone, she’s ready to be around people for an extended period of time. She says she remembers the times when she was younger, and she didn’t mind the occasions when her friends went places without her. She would just use the time to watch her favorite show and relax.

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