As I do most mornings with my coffee, yesterday I woke up and checked my twitter stream. I was notified of the devastating stories of tornados that had destroyed the south overnight. Is it me, or does it seem there are more tragic natural disasters as of lately? We can all help by donating time, blood or money to The Red Cross.
Next I read 10 a.m. Free Oprah Tickets. I look closer and see Farewell Tour! Surprise Guests! My heart starts racing. I've seen Oprah live once before and was honestly slightly bored and a little let down. Regardless, I had to go to this event in May at The United Center.
Now of course this was the one morning that I actually had something to do and could not be in front of my computer at 10 a.m. My sitter would be over at 9:00 and I had brunch plans with my friend, Bobbi. We met at Jam, a hidden affordable (cash only) gem. Look at what I ate for late breakfast:
Those are egg whites, asparagus and manchengo. We also shared peanut butter and jelly scones. It was a major culinary treat.
Anyways, I considered canceling those plans to be near my computer and secure Oprah tickets. I quickly emailed the link to my mom and dad followed immediately by a rare 8 a.m. phone call instructing my parents to be on their computer at 10 a.m. and get tickets. This was followed by a text with a photo of their granddaughter and the words, "Please get Oprah tickets for Mommy!" This is all true and not exaggerated.
I went to brunch confident my parents would do everything possible to make their "little" girl happy and put Oprah in the back of my mind while I enjoyed my delicious food and company and then went to teach yoga. After class I looked at my phone and saw a text from my mom that basically said, "The ticket thing is TOMORROW!!"
I know my family will never let me live this one down.