Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's my Birff-day


...Though I have a hard time believing it. Really. There's been so much crazy going on, on so many different levels. I haven't blogged much lately. Haven't used Twitter, either, but if you've been following the "news," you'll know that Twitter kills.

Anyway.

I got up this morning and checked my facebook page.

And realized that over the last year, my life has changed.

I discovered Greek yogurt. I got hooked on green tea. I found the perfect mascara. I learned to drive a car with cruise control. I got back on the sewing wagon. I figured out how to sift powdered sugar. I rediscovered the color yellow. I cut my hair short, as short (if not shorter) than it was in college. I watched my husband graduate with a masters degree. I made my first roux. I sang along with Glee.

I published a book. I can't tell you how many years I blew out my candles, wishing for a contract, wishing to publish a novel.

Plain Jayne came out in January. Sara will be out shortly. Over the last year, I've experienced my first release, first review in Publishers Weekly, first booksignings, first radio interview...

Because of the book, I've gotten to meet wonderful readers online, women who I'd never be able to connect with otherwise. It's crazy. It's humbling.

And I have no idea what next year will bring. But if there's something better than Greek yogurt out there, I'm ready.


10 comments:

  1. Seriously.....I love you......but I hate greek yogurt. Do you know something I don't?!

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  2. Thanks, Miss P. ;-)

    Erin - Um...difficult to say. I first had it at Starbucks in DC with granola and honey. It's rich and flavorful and yummy and when they were out at Albertson's I literally got on my hands and knees (I wish I were making this up) to peer into the back to the case, to see if there were any others, while saying "O-pah!"

    I have had bad Greek yogurt, though, that was separated and thin. Did you get bad yogurt??

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  3. I love Greek yogurt! :-) And I just finished reading your book--I really enjoyed it and can't wait until the next one!

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  4. Happy Birff-day :) :) Yeah, gotta watch Twitter and driving.

    Oh, I LOVE Greek yogurt. There's a brand that's sold at Albertson's...near the "natural food" section...but it's yummy..I like "honey" and "pomegranate" so yummy!!!

    You've had awesome things happen this year...here's to more cool stuff!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Heather :)

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  5. Belated happy birthday from Germany!
    By the way - I am the editorial director of your german publishing house. Did you know, that we just published the german edition of "Plain Jayne"? It came out in June and in July it already hit the Top 5 of our bestselling titles. So congratulations for this too. If you would like to see it, follow this link: http://www.francke-buch.de/0-0-1788-0@hillary-manton-lodge-journalistin-auf-abwegen.html

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  6. Happy late birthday. My lateness is due to being out of town, not out of thoughtlessness. If I had been here to check my blog buddies, I would have known. Anyway, I pray next year holds many more exciting adventures:)

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  7. Perfect mascara!? What is it? I have yet to find a marginally ok mascara that doesn't come off of my eyelashes and then refuse to come off of my face.

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  8. It's the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara. It goes on and keeps looking the same way until you take it off. I really like it, and I've used lots of different kinds.

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  9. I hope you had a really wonderful birthday :)

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