Pioneer Woman’s Husband And Ellen DeGeneres

I know you are probably thinking … what in the world does Pioneer Woman’s husband, Marlboro Man have in common with Ellen DeGeneres? That is exactly what I thought when they both showed up in the same dream the other night. After all, it’s not like Pioneer Woman and I are big buddies or anything even though we did meet briefly along with about 799 other women in Atlanta one night. You may remember when I wrote about the experience in my post, I’m No Pioneer Woman.

Pioneer Woman & Elizabeth Harper

Strange dreams are not that unusual for me, but I’m generally not dreaming about other people’s husbands or celebrities like Ellen. This one was so weird that I had to think about it a day or so before I decided to mention it to John, my own sweet husband pictured below.

I’m not sure why Marlboro Man decided to spend some time with me while I was trying to catch up on my rest, but my friend Tina and I did have a little chat about him while out on a run earlier in the day so maybe he was trapped in my subconscious somewhere.


I can’t remember how he came up in conversation, but we were discussing his assets and how they are so frequently highlighted by Pioneer Woman in her blog. We were completely appropriate and only briefly touched on her pictures like the one here, before moving on to new topics.

One of the most endearing things about Pioneer Woman is how much in love she is with her husband and I know just how she feels especially when I see pictures of my darling man like the one below.

Or this one taken during a visit to Scotland.

Pioneer Woman occasionally likes to show you pictures of Marlboro Man in his younger years and I have some favorites of John from his mid-thirties that do it for me too, like this one at the beach in 1979.

And I just love this picture taken with his girls in 1972.

I have to say though that I really fell for him when he emailed the picture below during our early online dating days. Seeing him playing bouncy ball on the lawn with his little granddaughter was just about the cutest thing and is part of what I find so attractive about him.

So I know how Pioneer Woman feels when she shares pictures like this one of Marlboro Man in his daddy role or this tender one , because they are the kind I tend to like best.

But getting back to that dream I mentioned … It seems Marlboro Man came for a visit and he had a bunch of tiny cow bells with him. It makes no sense to me either as I know they don’t raise dairy cows. What made it even more interesting than seeing him show up in Cornwall was the reason for his trip. He explained that every time he saw a person doing something kind for someone else, he was there to give them a tiny cow bell to acknowledge it. I am not sure how to connect it all, kindness and cow bells and Marlboro Man, but even more confusing was when Ellen came dancing into my dream to pick up her bell. Maybe it was because she has been so kind in her comments on American Idol this season, but I could not say for sure.  Although I am usually pretty good with dream interpretation, this one has me stumped. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what it might mean?

9 thoughts on “Pioneer Woman’s Husband And Ellen DeGeneres

  1. I rarely remember my dreams, so I envy you for that. And I love your dream, especially the bit about the cow bells! And I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but how many people have told you that your husband John looks like Sean Connery(sp)?! You lucky girl, Marlboro Man in your dreams and John/Sean in your life….you must be doing something right!

  2. I think I have also said that dear John looks like Sean Connery. He is very handsome and I am so happy for you both in having each other. YOur dream has me stumped too, but it is hilarious. You are very like Pioneer Woman in appreciating your husband. And in the HoneyDo list he has completed it seems to me that he dearly dotes on you too. About dreams, just recently I dreamt that I was on an Amazing Race kind of adventure to get to Corey’s (Tongue in Cheek) home in Provence. But another contestant sabotaged me and I woke up feeling frustrated. I figured that it must mean I need to get to Provence and win my million dollars, or see Corey, or something like that. Yeah, I didn’t dig very deep for that interpretation. Sweet Dreams!

  3. I think that dreams do link back to things we have said/seen/heard over the last couple of days so Marlborough Man must have sneaked in from your run. Isn’t it funny when you dream about a person who does exist and it almost feels like you have met them after you wake up.

    As for the bells and what they mean? maybe it’s just a way of knowing that people who do good things have got something to show their good deeds. I’m just going to say goodbye now so I can jump up and down and see if I can hear any little tinkles…. No…. Cant hear anything…. Never mind!

  4. you have such a way of pulling stories together – with words and photos, even crazy dreams. and that does sound like a crazy dream. i enjoyed reading this and seeing the nice photos of your husband.
    i wish i knew something about interpreting dreams. they can be so interesting sometimes.

  5. When I am reading a really good book I dream about it and end up in the story myself! I keep telling myself I don’t belong there but sometimes it is a pretty good dream!

  6. So, google rises to the challenge.

    I see from Mytyhs Dreams Symbols (http://www.mythsdreamssymbols.com)the following:

    Cows mean: Cow – Cows often symbolize your mother, or motherhood, in the way a mother cow protects and gives an abundant supply of milk {nurturing}. They also represent the animus or feminine aspect of the male psyche. To realize this aspect {feminine} and incorporate it into your life gives balance to your life.

    Bells mean: Bells sound an alert, often awakening you to insights you may overlook in your waking consciousness. May be a signal from your unconscious to prepare you for whatever is happening next.

    Maybe your mother is coming to visit and you are both planning something cerative?

    I lay no claim to insight, only to using Google as a search engine!

  7. Laughing out loud. Really? You don’t get this one? Two loving and kind souls from different worlds, who are content in their own uniqueness, have found love and acceptance with each other. He wants her to make her home with him forever, offering this invitation in the form of a cow bell. With the cow bell she is free to roam, knowing he can always find her and enjoy walking with her back home. She gleefully accepts. There it is. Happily ever after.

  8. LOL.
    I love dreaming, my mind goes crazy during sleep. The other night I dreamt I was playing touch football with Peggy, Minty and Phil from Eastenders!

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