Friday, December 18, 2009


So I figured I should update about the email from the talk show and, you know, other stuff.

I called the producer and he told me that they were doing a show about different parenting styles but that another staffer had taken over that specific project and he had given her my info. Supposedly she was going to call me but I've yet to hear the phone ring and have someone from the show on the other end.

(funny side I typed "I've yet to hear the phone ring"...the phone actually rang. How bizarre would that have been if it was the show on the other end? It wasn't.)

I have a feeling that I wasn't "fanatical" enough in my parenting style to warrant the call back. That's okay. It was still interesting just to get a contact email from them. So I was Denied. ;)

Things have been busy here. I've been trying to get Christmas all "wrapped up" as it were. I did get out and get most of the shopping done but I know that I'll be going out on Christmas eve to finish things up. Tomorrow morning our church is doing a Breakfast with Santa which I'm in charge of. I have to be there at 6:45 to help get things cooking. It goes until 10:30.

Tuesday was George and McKenna's chance to perform at the local mall with the school choir. I got the times mixed up and totally missed the performance. McKenna was in tears when we arrived because she was so angry/sad that we had missed it.

(I'd just like to take the time now to tell any future psychiatrist "You're Welcome" as this event will probably line your pocket someday.)

Thankfully they had a show at the school later on that day so we were able to make it to that one. We sat smack dab on the front row. Maybe that will alleviate the time needed on the couch.

Thursday night was Jillian's 1st grade sing and Jona's Christmas band concert. They were an hour apart. And they both did great.

I've been working on cutting up my dad's old Levi's in order to make pillows out of them for my mom to give to the grandkids for Christmas. I have all but one pair cut up. I need to make 37 throw pillows total. That and I got it in my head that I wanted to make Cake Balls to take around for neighbor gifts this year. To facilitate this I have an 11 pound block of white dipping chocolate sitting on my counter. 11 pounds.

I don't know if I will accomplish everything but I'm going to give it a shot.

The Christmas Spirit has been slow in coming to me this year. I'm finally not changing the radio station when a Christmas song comes on. Hopefully the Spirit will be in full swing by next Friday. I hope it's in full swing at your house.


Teachinfourth said...

Hope you find that Christmas 'spirit' before the hols...But you know what? I think that I can help facilitate it. It just so happens that I have one - I repeat - one card left sitting here that was not claimed. If you'd like to be the lucky recipient, send me that email with an address to mail it to and it's 100% yours. If it doesn't bring a little Christmas cheer, I don't know what will.

Well, a great, big bag of money just might do it...unfortunately, I don't have one of those handy at the moment.

Kristina P. said...

Sorry you were denied! There's always Jerry Springer or Maury.

Just SO said...

Jason the email is on the way!!! Yippeee!

Kristina, I wasn't going to say anything but I have been in talks with Springer. ;)

Amander said...

With all you want to accomplish I am pretty sure you are super woman.

Shawn said...

Whew! You are doing so much---no wonder you aren't "feeling" it! Give yourself a break, my dear---its a tiring time of year---its hard sometimes to enjoy it....

Sorry about the show---maybe it will still come through for you.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm also sorry you were denied. That sucks.

Mary said...

Is the neighbor gifts a Utah thing?

Sorry you were denied, but I always enjoy reading about your parenting :o)

Good luck finishing everything!!!

Emmy said...

Sorry about the rejection. Good luck with all of your projects.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Wow, you are one busy woman! Soory about the show.

Barbaloot said...

11 pounds of chocolate and 37 throw pillows?! You are a true Christmas Saint.

M-Cat said...

Um, how in the hell are you going to get all that done?

You must have magical elves helping you!

My MIL made levi quilts one year for each child out of their own levi's they had grown up with. Yes, she saved them all. CRAZY.

But the quilts were awesome

Nick and Emily said...

sorry you were denied. i was really pushing for ya. oh, well. i think you may have had to change who you really are to be on the show. like you said you weren't radical enough and they may have encouraged you to act like you were even when you're not.

Vanessa said...

I hope when you got my card in the mail...the Christmas spirit jumped out at you. But then again, I looked your address up in the phone book, so I hope you got it.

Erin said...

How are the pillows coming? You definitely need the chocolate to self-medicate.

I have been thinking about you! I hope you have a nice holiday.

ramsam said...

Wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, and I am sorry you are missing your daddy right now! He is in good hands!

Omgirl said...

I was going to suggest that you if you did about 200 squats while holding that block of chocolate, it would probaly make up for eating one of those case you made one for yourself too. (of course, that chocolate is probably long gone now.)