Monday, March 7, 2011

the last 5 days

the last few days have been a whirlwind. last thursday afternoon i got an email from an associate producer of the nate berkus show. we all know nate. he's the cutie patootie interior designer who's tight with oprah. now he has his own daily talk show.

the ap said they were planning a segment profiling a few small businesses. would i be interested in being part of the show? interested in coming to nyc to film the segment? having pixelimpress as one of the businesses?

huh?? me??

i don't know if you've ever rec'd a call/email from a talk show. i haven't. you can't predict your reaction. do you scream? do you play it cool? do you frantically calculate if you have time for a haircut, manicure, teeth whitening before the taping? do you mentally go through your closet for the perfect outfit only to realize that as a home-based business you have nothing perfect to wear to meet nate? do you wonder if you can you lose five 15 pounds by taping time? do you try to calculate the massive effect this will have on your business?

we chatted briefly and i answered some questions about pixelimpress and she said she'd contact me the next morning. she did. she said her producer would be following up with a phone call. i waited. i waited some more. in the meantime i did this...

escorted steve to the emergency room.
he woke up saturday morning with heartburn and some other weird symptoms. he worried that it wasn't just heartburn. he has a family history of heart disease. he chose to call 911. 6 paramedics first treated him in our bedroom at 6 am saturday morning. because of his family history they chose to take him by ambulance to the emergency room. i followed. 4 hours later he was released. it was just heartburn. thankfully. but he has this scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

this morning i heard from the ap again. she said they've chosen 3 others for the segment. disappointing? yes. but all's ok. i believe things happen for reasons and if it's not meant to be this time around, perhaps next time. and as all oscar nominees say when they're nominated but don't win the oscar, i'm seriously honored to have been noticed and considered.

and, since today's my birthday, i'm going to celebrate another way. by purchasing this. it's been on my radar for awhile.

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

oh my gosh!!!! you have been in a whirlwind! first, happy birthday. 2nd, get well wishes to your hubby, and 3rd, CONGRATULATIONS! Your stationery is awesome and deserves to be showcased. Can't wait to hear more.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

so glad hubs is feeling better!!! scary stuff!
and congrats on getting the call!! you may not be going this time, but you're on their radar now!!!

LOVE the new designs!

pve design said...

Oh my goodness, so much excitement - my heart aches for you but you really handled everything with such style and grace.
Your time will come...if you do come to NY, then we must meet.
pve

jacjewelry said...

Wow! Glad it was just heart burn. Ah their loss! Next time you'll be on Oprah or something like that. :) I have a Rebel! Love it. But if you want to do close-ups, you'll need a better lens. :(

kathy said...

I am so glad your husband was just experiencing heartburn. Whoosh. Scary! And, congratulations on the call. Your stationary/papergoods are top-notch.

LindsB said...

woohoo, I hope it all works out for you and we get to see you on TV! Let us know when/if it airs, I want to tape you :)

PS- and I hope Steve stays out of the ER for a long, long time. But its half funny that he called 911 for himself, ONLY because my fiance has done the same thing. FOR heartburn too mind you :) Not funny AT ALL at the time, but when we look back at it, its like like what was he thinking?

Sarah Bradley said...

Hi Pam! I'm so, so glad that Steve is okay. Whew. Excellent news about the Nate Berkus show. I'm sure something great will come of it! And, happy belated birthday fellow Pisces!
xo-Sarah

Millie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you dear Pam, I hope it was a beauty! Haven't you packed a lot into this week. Steve did EXACTLY the right thing by dialling 911. All my Cardiology clients would be nodding their collective heads in agreement. That camera looks like the perfect present to give to one's self.
Millie x

Ashley said...

Wow! The fact that they even called you is SOOO cool! I watch Nate every day:) He always has bloggers on there, I think that is awesome! Stoppin by from LeLALA and your newest follower!

Hanna said...

Stopping by and followin gyou form Lee La la!! I adorfe your etsy shop:)

LifestyleBohemia said...

I hope your husband is doing well - that's so scary!
As for the Nate Berkus show - I agree, everything happens for a reason. Your work is fantastic and I know there are good things to come for you!
Happy Belated Birthday!
xx
Joanna

The Balch Bunch said...

new follower from LeeLaLa... your blog is adorable and your products are amazing!

-kelsey
www.balchbunch.blogspot.com

Kat said...

Stopping by from Lee La La. Have been a huge fan of your Etsy shop for a while! Love Nate Berkus, sorry you didn't make it on the show this time, but you have a super positive attitude which is fantastic!!! I hope Steve is feeling better, I can imagine that was quite a scare.
You will LOVE that new Canon T1i! I received the same camera for Christmas and it is super fun to shoot with. Happy Birthday! :)

Rachel said...

I'm so glad your husband is okay!! And sorry they didn't choose you for the show. Their loss! *I'm a new follower from Lee La la*

♥Lola said...

I'm coming over from Lee La La. I'm glad your husband is OK. And I'm sad that they didn't choose you for Nate's show.

reaganGRACE said...

What an exciting opportunity just to be recognized! Your designs are fabulous. Oh, I'm a new follower and stopping over from Lee La La!

coolkids said...

exciting! glad your husband is doing okay. New follower from Lee La la! Love your calling cards!! thecoolkidsblog.com

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