Learning to say YES

I have this fantastic habit of not telling you guys things that are REALLY IMPORTANT until I just randomly show up somewhere and say ‘TA DA!’ and squeeeeee and then unveil I have taken your questions to the leader of the free world or something like that.

I know it drives you insane, and makes you all swear at me…but usually you get pretty cool things out of it and I get to sit back and smile.

I haven’t gotten to do that lately. My illness has taken the fun and the triumph out of many things in my life, including being able to surprise all of you and bring you along for the crazy ride with me.

As it turns out, even my illness and this blogging life of mine has a few surprises left. I guess you really can’t keep a good woman down.

I’ll be joining Katie Couric on her new show with some familiar faces so we can all sit down and talk about courage, the need to be fabulous, and that infamous Red Dress. Yes, the one that sat in my bedroom, in the shipping box from fellow Katie guest MochaMomma, for about six months until I was forced to try to put it on and attempt to feel the magic.

I should say I stubbornly put it on. I wasn’t ready and I didn’t want to believe.

Bits & pieces

A lot has happened since I broke down and squeezed my over-medicated, Lupus ravaged, fat body into the original Red Dress.

…But if you want to know more, you’ll have to watch the Katie Show to find out 😉


  1. You are so seriously bad assed! I’m delighted that you’re coming to NYC for Blogher & you’ll rock Katie Couric, totally rock her!

  2. GAWD i am so chuffed to even know you. 🙂

  3. Congrats!! I’m so excited!

  4. I’m so excited that you all are going to be on! Wonderful to see such sisterhood and inspiration shared on TV.

  5. EllenFitz says:

    What can I say – Michigan girls just rock!

  6. Soooo cool Erin!!

  7. That is so amazing. I’m dead chuffed just to know you too.

  8. Sweet!! I’m soooo stoked for you! I could almost even have an IBS flare up over the excitement. Speaking of which…or…..speaking of speaking….I’ve been invited to speak at a Mac Expo in October. The thought of it gives me gas and makes me nervous thinking about how my Fibromyalgia and IBS will get in the way. It’s been so long since I’ve done any public speaking of any kind and I want to puke from the excitement of getting on a plane all by myself w/out the kiddos for the first time, in like, ever.

    Do you have any advice? How do you manage your nerves besides your naturally built-in badassness? There should be some kind of patch I could wear that would give me magical powers and a set of brass balls to be brave enough to accept the offer.

    Well, I can’t wait to check you out with Katie Couric. She looks like she’d be sooo much fun to hang out with!

  9. I can’t wait to see what you’re up to now 🙂

  10. That’s so exciting, Erin–good for you!

    I’m so looking forward to watching Katie’s news show too…I’ve been missing her 🙂

  11. Er… that’s New show. I hate autocorrect!

  12. Squee! I cannot wait to watch the show with all of you wonderful women on it.

  13. fantastic 🙂

  14. Dr. Pants says:

    Can’t wait to see you & all the wonderful peeps on Katie’s show. So awesome. 🙂

  15. SO wonderful! I am seriously looking forward to Katie’s new show as she clearly is showing she has fantastic taste is guests. So excited for you. And so excited to (hopefully) (finally) meet you at this year’s BlogHer.

  16. Hooray! This is pretty remarkably amazing news! 🙂

  17. I am SO EXCITED for you and for all of us who read you!! And always love seeing a reminder of The Red Dress.


  18. Magic is absolutely the right word, Erin. This will be quite the adventure. xoxo

  19. This is so cool Erin!

  20. Awesome, E. I’ll be watching!

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