Friday, December 3, 2010

I Sobbed On The Radio This Morning

So, have you ever been completely overwhelmed?  I have been overrun with orders for Christmas, NOT that I am complaining.  But, between Christmas shopping, catching up on orders, planning two trips to Dallas within two weeks of eachother to see family, general mom stuff, plus all the extra Christmas activities, I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  What does this mean?  Lack of sleep, for one.  After everyone else was in bed last night, I was up for another three hours sewing and painting (I'll share one of those projects next week, good or bad).  That means I get grumpy and emotional.  I don't do well on less than 7.5 hours of sleep.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a very emotional person anyway (I'm the chick that cries watching the durn Hallmark commercials) and throw in exaustion and I'm a total basket case, nut job! 

Anyway, we started off this morning late because

my durn clock decided not to wake me up this morning.  So, I practically ran to the kitchen to get my coffee and beloved Hazelnut creamer to get my hiney kicked into gear.  I was running behind and realized I forgot to make lunches last night because I was too busy painting and stuff.  I was in full on panic mode when my Hubby walked in and turned on the radio and muted The Today Show.  "Jeff and Lisa are giving away tickets in a few minutes.  You need to try and win them again."  I had tried the day before, but couldn't get through.  As you may remember, my first concert  was to see Barry Manilow.  These were tickets for

Michael Buble.  WOW!  Love him!  "Great, I'll add that to my to do list today" I thought.  But, I paused a minute and listened for the trivia question anyway. 
"For front row Michael Buble tickets....what will 1.7 Million men do today, but may not admit it" Lisa asked. 

The calls started pouring in.  They got every answer from picking their noses to using moisturizer to calling their mama (which was Hubby's answer).  I practically pushed Hubby and the kids out the door as I was dialing like a mad woman - one phone in each hand.  Busy.  Busy.  Busy.  All the while, I was googling the answer, to no avail.  Then, I found it........"Watch Oprah".  Thank you Google!!!  I continued to dial like a crazy woman.  Then, it started ringing, and ringing, and ringing.  "I refuse to hang up" I thought.  It rang about fifty times before Lisa answered and I immediately started crying. 

Lisa asked the question again.  "Watch Oprah", I said in a quivering voice. 

"I hope you like Michael Buble", Jeff said "because you'll be watching him from the first row Tuesday night!"

"NO WAY!" was my response with tears streaming down my cheeks.  "I never win anything!"

I was so excited that by the time they got my name, etc. I was literally sobbing and could barely speak.  They probably thought I was completely NUTS, although they did say it was "sweet".  I realize that Jeff and Lisa do this EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. but what they don't realize is that for this completely nuts mother of four, living on one income and barely making ends meet, living with an autistic child and all that goes with it, whose most exciting daily outing is to Wal-Mart, that this is as big as going on Oprah and meeting Michael Buble in person.  They don't realize that I've been dying to see Michael Buble for  years.  They don't realize that I would have NEVER been able to go without them.  I certainly couldn't have gone out and spent $$ to buy my own tickets.  This is a Christmas blessing meant just for me.  I am sure that they thought I was crying because I was excited.  They don't realize that they just made my dream come true.  Thanks Jeff and Lisa

Jeff and Lisa with Kris Allen

Hope all my bloggy friends are feeling as blessed as I am today!

Okay, gotta go grab my Kleenex box again. 



  1. Oh how I wish I could come babysit for you so you could really enjoy the night out!!

    God knew you need a big blessing today sweet Tanya!! Hooray for you!!!!! ( I cry at Hallmark commercials too)

  2. I used to cry at AT&T commercials. I cry at lots of touching stories; so much I have to turn off the radio or TV.

  3. This post made ME cry! Because OH how I can relate to the over-stressed,over-exhausted = over-emotional mom feeling.

    I am so happy for you! You so deserve this! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. YAY!!!!! I'm so happy for you - totally going to live vicariously through at while you're at the concert!!

  5. wow! How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

  6. I am so excited for you! Congratulations on winning!!

  7. Wow! Just....Wow! You GO GIRL!

  8. I wish I had been listening!! So happy for you...and...maybe I'll see you there!! Except I definitely won't be on the FRONT ROW! I think our tickets are lower level. I LoVe him!!! Can't wait...and you will probably be so close you can see him sweat! :)

  9. I used to cry at AT&T commercials. I cry at lots of touching stories; so much I have to turn off the radio or TV.

  10. I wasn't going to take the five minutes I do not have today to check in on blogland, but I'm SO GLAD THAT I DID.

    Congratulations and a huge big fat imaginary hug coming your way from Georgia. We'll have to hear all about it, of course.

    I'm so happy for you!!

  11. Whoo Hooo!!!! I am jealous! Have a great time!

  12. Oh, this is so excited! Have a really great time and enjoy the view, he he!


  13. Awww - girlfriend! That is awesome! Praise the Lord for such a sweet blessing and hug to you. I'm with you on the busy-ness of this month. I hope to slow down some next week. Is there something I can help you with on orders? My munchkin is in school until 2:30 each day and I don't mind helping out. PLUS I need to bring you your gift and the giveaway. Let me know!

  14. I am SO happy for you! We went to see him last March In Cincinnati and it was worth the money. I am happy that you didn't have to pay to see him. You will have a great time!

  15. I am so happy and excited for you! What an incredible story - I hope you guys have an awesome time, you totally deserve it!!

  16. YAY! I'm so excited for you! What a nice little getaway for you during this hectic season. Enjoy the concert!