Can you imagine my surprise the day I was invited to the #VeryBadDayEvent press junket in LA? Rewind about 2 weeks ago and you’ll find me standing in a slow moving line at Walgreens. Shifting my weight from one foot to the other, I reached in my pocket to get my phone. Figured I might as well check my email as I impatiently waited for my turn.
If emotions in our heads and hearts were as animated as a cartoon, you would have seen my eyes nearly pop out of my head and confetti burst from my mind, eyes, smile, heart and stomach! I am sure I had the goofiest smile on my face that absolutely no one could smack off no matter how hard they tried.
It’s really amazing that I even remembered how to complete a transaction after swiping my debit card. Okay, so after I floated out of there on a cloud, I fumbled around to hit the button to unlock my minivan. I got in and literally screamed. Anyone that was in a 5 mile radius probably thought I had won the lottery. Okay, the Disney lottery!
I quickly called my MIL (mother-in-law) to arrange for her to take care of my kiddos, called my husband at work, messaged my friend, called another one and told myself to breathe.
Maybe my excitement is a little over the top. Maybe my excitement is ‘newbie’ excitement. Maybe it is just me being grateful. Perhaps a combo of the three. You see, I was invited to a Disney press event that was held back in November. Call it stupidity or nerves or not cutting the cord on my kids. Call it lack of support in many avenues that I truly needed at that time, that I DO have now. At any rate, I backed out. At. The. Last. Minute. LITERALLY. (yeaaah, I know)
After some sincere emails were exchanged with an awesome and one of a kind Disney rep, a chance or two to hopefully prove myself worthy of another opportunity like this, some soul searching and a health scare early this year that lasted about 5 months, I kicked myself in the rear end, dusted myself off, repeatedly gave myself a pep talk only to strengthen my back bone and well, here I am going on an amazing adventure with 24 other bloggers, 2 Disney reps and a partridge in a pear tree. (Okay, not really. But it made you laugh, right?!)
I figure I better make my time on this Earth amazing since I almost wasn’t here this year with everything that went on with gall bladder surgery complications. Such a seemingly simple and really common procedure that landed me in the hospital for about 2 weeks and a recovery time of approximately 5 months.
In case you haven’t been following along, I am headed to interview the very talented Jennifer Garner and hilarious Steve Carell in Los Angeles, CA. I. KNOW. Their movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens on October 10, 2014. Make sure you head to the theater to see it!
We’re also celebrating the in-home release of Disney’s animated hit Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent and Star Wars Rebels – among so much more fun and exciting news I can’t wait to share with you!
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters October 10th!