What is normal these days...and what is not!
-Cramped Style. While our kitchen renovation is under way, the living and dining rooms have become our 'studio apartment'. The fridge and the oven were lined up against the wall in the dining room (thanks to my cousin Chris and our friend, Ed), and thus the table was moved up against the wall to allow space to move. Yes, it is cramped, and yes, it is inconvenient to wash the dishes in the bathtub upstairs. But it is just for a time, and my husband is doing such a terrific job at creating a beautiful room on a 'cozy' (ie: small) budget!!
Now....here is what is NOT normal:
-Calls in the Night. Specifically Tuesday night at8pm, when I'm sitting on the couch, watching American Idol through half-opened eyelids. I had just plopped down on the cushions after dinner, cleaning up dinner, baths for the 2 babes, etc, etc. It's a little after 8pm as I hear the phone ring. I pick it up to hear "Hello, Jeane? This is Tom from Deal or No Deal!". All vestiges of weariness immediately fled my body and mind went on 'high alert'! (For those of you who had not read, in early January, after being prompted by my husband and sister, I applied to be on Deal or No Deal) Long story short: I had a great telephone interview and the gentleman I spoke with said he would do his best in pitching me to the producers and that it could be up to half a year before I hear anything more. I could have 'lived' off the excitement of this initial call for several weeks, if not months. Yet the very next night (Wednesday) I recieved yet ANOTHER telephone call from the same gentleman asking if we could set up a conference telephone call with the producers and at the same time, we would be filming this conversation (along with a game reenactment) and do all this asap!!! I was on top of the world!!! I still can't believe it. Monday night is when the big filming/call will be. Even if I am not asked to be on the show, this process is so much fun and it is exciting to think of the possibilty!! I have applied or attempted many things such as this, but none have panned out (Thus my husband often refers to me as "Lucy" as in Ricardo). This is as close as I have ever come. I will keep you posted! Like I said, even if I am not granted the privalege of being on the show, this process is a gift that I am enjoying-immensly!