Mar 22, 2009

Can you say EXCITED??!!!

I'm so excited & I just can't hide it! I've been announcing it everywhere, so you may already know that I got reservations to see the Oprah Winfrey show IRL!!! This isn't the first time I've seen her show. In fact, the first time I seen her show, I got in on a good one that was giving away stuff to the audience!! I wouldn't say it was one of her better give away shows, but it was a total blast!!

My Oprah show events seem to have unique stories behind them, so that makes them even MORE special to me. You see, the first time I got to go, I managed to get through & get reservations for my friends Pam, Shelly & my deceased Mother-in-law's friend, MO & myself. The fun part was that my friend Shelly had been promised time & time again by one of her own friends that she would take Shelly to see the Oprah show with her the next time she went. She's been there 4 times & still had not invited Shelly to go along. As it so happened, Shelly's friend got reservations AGAIN for the SAME DAY, but chose to pick the morning taping, instead of the afternoon one that I picked. It couldn't have played out any better than if it were written in Hollywood. Shelly's friend had to sit through a double taping that morning, & of all topics, it was whether or not the U.S. should stay in Iraq fighting. So, her friend "snaked" her 5 times & she finally got "snaked" back by having to sit through a very long & BORING show while Shelly got to go home with goodies & full belly of Mac n' cheese, chocolate bon bons, books & I sure can't recall what else, but it was a SUPER FUN show too!

So, this time around, I was going to make a day of it again with my friends Pam, Shelly & my hubby. But, in the very last minute, spur of the moment change of plans, I blurted out my step-mom's name & then my step-sister's name to the audience reservation guy. In my head, I thought that 2 people that TRULY deserve to go would be them.

You see, my sister-in-law (Angie) has been battling Leukemia for at least 3 years now with lots of set backs that just keep coming, one right after another. Her husband is now unemployed, they live i the highest unemployed city in the country - Elkhart, IN and it's just been a rough road for her. Her mother had used all her vacation days when she was working to stay with her daughter when she had to go to Indianapolis. Now my step-mom is retired, but is wanting to go back to work part time to help pay for some of her daughter's prescriptions she requires. They've just never had anything to look forward to, except her next test & diagnosis.

And all that is why I wanted to take them. They deserve & NEED something wonderful & exciting to look forward to. I am hoping that the show is at least a happy one & not one that's going to be depressing for her, but I know she'll be thrilled no matter what the topic is about, which, by the way, I don't know what it is yet, but hope to find out this week. All I will be told is the title of the show, but that might be enough to go on.

So, I will keep you posted on what I find out & let you know any details of when the show will air, but we're going for the April 23rd afternoon taping & will find out then.

God Bless & have a great day!
Beth M.

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