Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Oprah BIG NEWS!
"R U AWAKE? can I call u right now? If not when??? BIG NEWS!"
That is when I found out my good friend, Faye, got tickets to go to an Oprah show, and she was calling to ask if I'd come with her! All I remember saying was "OMG, OMG, OMG" as I tried to get my kids their breakfast. Then as my husband came down the stairs, I started to get all choked up, and I asked him "Do you mind me taking off to Chicago for a few days... to see Oprah!?!"
I'm off the charts excited for this trip! It's Oprah's farewell, her 25th season, and her last shows. I've always been an BIG Oprah fan, not only because she inspires me, but because she is so good at what she does. Like so many other millions, I get such a charge out of her and know that I've lived a better life because of all that her and her guests have taught me!
As excited as I am to see Oprah, I'm just as excited to be going on this trip with Faye (and two other fabulous women). Faye is the ultimate Oprah fan and I can't wait to spend time with her in Chicago. She is one of my old school prairie buddies and she's simply one of those people who I know I will be friends with forever. It's ironic, because over the years, Faye has been my "Oprah"... I've admired her deep love for her family, her tenacity to run her own business, and her call to duty when she knows someone is in need of a little help. She always the first to show up in a big way. Faye, you deserve this trip, I'm honored that I get to go with you, and truly blessed to have had you as a friend for so many years!
The flights are booked, we've got a suite at the Omni, and now we've got to figure out our Oprah worthy wardrobe! Watch out Chicago... there are some Prairie girls coming to see Oprah!
I'm so looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime Oprah adventure, and hope to share as much as I can with you!