Look mom I’m on TV

Well today was an adventure.

I was at working doing “workie” things when I got an email from a co-worker in another center and she was writing to inform me that a florist had reached out to their office trying to find me. She had kindly passed on the contact info for the florist. I did call them and the lovely woman who answered the phone was quite thrilled to have found me.  We chatted a bit and asked did she want me to send them to my home address or work address. Thankfully my TM (Team Manager) had made up my mind as she was just a curious as I was to see what they were so I had them delivered to work.  I got the most beautiful long stemmed red roses! This is the first time anyone has ever purchased me flowers before and I was just so HAPPY they are SO beautiful.  I haven’t reached out yet to the individual who sent them so I don’t want to reveal who it is but I will ask their permission if it’s alright if I give him the public thanks he deserves.



They are now the center piece of my dinning room table!

On my lunch today I was sitting with a co-worker when I noticed one of my local news anchor Abigail Bimman started following me on twitter, which isn’t odd since I follow her so thought, ok. However a bout 2 minutes later I see a DM asking if I would consider an on air interview, and asked me to call the news room. My lunch was just about over at this point so I asked if I could call later, I asked what time she would be there until because I didn’t want to risk going over on my break at work. I didn’t happen to look at my phone again until my last break when there were a few DMs waiting for me from her saying if 3:30pm would work and what my address was…. I was like WHAT?? So I called the news room and spoke to Rosie Del Campo who asked if they could be at my house to shoot required footage in order to have it ready for 6pm news. I take public transportation and it’s about an hour commute (give or take) so I asked them to meet me at 4pm, and I was late! I was lucky enough to meet David Imrie and camera man Jeremy. They were both really nice and made it super easy. By the time I freshened up they had about 30 or so minutes to shoot everything and they did a great job.  My lovely sister also made it on air which she wasn’t so thrilled with. Well it aired while we were eating dinner and my sister and I both squeeled like school girls and we covered our eyes! LOL It’s a surreal experience seeing yourself on the nightly news that you watch almost every night.  They did a really great job. Here below is the link for the on air story.


Now off to bed. 

What “going viral” looks like

I thought I would actually try to insert some photos for the first time.  Today I had the pleasure of being a guest at our local CBC radio station 89.1FM. Here is their website http://www.cbc.ca/kitchener-waterloo/. I got to meet 3 very awesome people today. Andrea Bellemare, Jacky Sharkey, and of course Craig Norris. They made me feel really welcome and made my first on-air radio experience a blast! They said that my story went viral!  I can see why they choose to do this every day! Andrea reached out to me via Twitter and asked me to join them in studio to share my story. I was slightly nervous at first and I have to apologize to Craig because at the start I was looking down more then I was looking at him. You wear earphones and can hear each other so I think my brain forgot that I was still having a conversation with a real live human sitting right across from me. The interview wasn’t long but it was fun! You can listen to the interview by going to that website. If anyone has issues let me know via email and I will send link that way.  I got some awesome swag which included a hockey puck which my mom thought was pretty cool!!

Here are some pics from my time at the station




Me sitting pretty in the booth getting ready.



Chatting away with Craig.



All done! Whew made it.


Me and the lovely Andrea!

A great time had by all 🙂


I also did a Facebook discussion which didn’t start out so well. After an initial hiccup it got somewhat going. I answered some really great questions some were left there from hours ago but a few people dropped by to say hey! It was a great experience where I also got to know a very lovely lady by the name of London who helped me stay on track and made sure I didn’t forget anyone’s question.


I also want to share that I broke down today at work and bawled my eyes out. My manager came over to see if I was alright and told her they were happy tears. I have been so overwhelmed with the out pouring of love, admiration, and well wishes. It’s a lot to handle in a short time. A week ago I had taken the day off work because of an expected ice storm and stayed home Friday because it hit and EVERYTHING was covered in ice. Want to see?



My point is a week ago I had NO clue what I was getting myself into. It’s been a crazy ride a fun one but man….I’m still shocked. Maybe my “breakdown” was a sign that maybe it’s starting to sink in??  Thanks again to all of YOU…. you know I’m going to keep saying that right!! Right??

Tomorrow is a new day and another new adventure!