Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hey, do you want to congratulate me on my new book?

Well, thank you. Thank you very much.

Technically...

Officially...

I haven't quite written it yet...but I plan to. Later today in fact.

I have the cover almost designed...still needs a little tweaking but what do you think of the rough idea? I actually started this book 29 years ago today. But then it was titled "Surviving your Baby Turning One!" which I thought was kind of emotional.

The turning one book was going to be preceded by the first in the series which was going to be entitled "Surviving Childbirth with your Vocal Cords Intact"...but I never quite got that one finished either.

But every year, dang it, I tell myself "this is a wonderful daughter and I've had such a great time with her and she is my sunshine, my only sunshine (hmmm....sorry for that odd musical interlude but it's just that kind of day) and every year I still get all weepy and sentimental.

But by golly, this just has to stop.

And it will.

As soon as I write this book.

And I think this is going to be the picture I am going to put on the first page.....which shows my daughter on her first birthday. Thirty years ago today.

Darn.

Got something in my eye again.

And I must go remove it so I can start writing my book.

Sigh...

PS! Happy 30th Birthday Jessie!

40 comments:

Linda said...

jenny I am laughing and crying (I mean something is in my eye again) with you. I love my children so much and can't believe I am the Mother of a 30 year old and 27 year old. What happened???? I swear they were babies a few days ago! Enjoy it and wish your daughter Happy Birthday for me also!!

Linda

Theresa said...

CUTE! My Daughter just turned 36, I survived too:) She has FOUR kids, I had it pretty easy with just the one. Hmmmmm or did I? Enjoy the day! Happy Birthday to her from me!

Jennifer said...

Tell her I said Happy Birthday. :)

Sweetly Sweet said...

Aww, say Happy Birthday to Jessie for me!

~Kim~ said...

A friend of mine has written 2 or 3of these "Dummy Books" and since you've blazed a trail that others will follow I think you are right on target with the one you want to write!! :-)))
Hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!!

Drama Queen said...

Congratulations on your book! And congratulations on your award - go check it out on my blog today - you're one of my lucky 7 "Beautiful Bloggers" today.... I'm making hubby take me out to dinner to celebrate my winning- you should, too. :)

Love the music choices....

Busy Bee Suz said...

awwww...Jenny. I think this type of book touches all of us. Our babies grow up so fast.
Happy birthday to Jessie..she has an amazing Mom, so she MUST be an amazing person as well!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Jessie, you've got one loving and funny mom!
Hugs,
Dawn

All My Yesterdays said...

Yes, Happy, Happy Birthday Jessie. I hope you know how very awesomely, fantastically, indescribably special your Mom is. I sure do.

And Jenny, you know what my next line is...and do it with all you got in ya..

Love the book too, but like the first one you started, the series will turn into the 'Turning #40' before you know it!

Ok, enjoy your day of special memories with your *baby* and know I'm thinking of you (O:

Justine said...

Happy birthday Jessie!!!

Maybe you could write me a special edition on how to survive the tween/teen years? 'Cause Mikayla is only 12-1/2 but acts like she's 15. Help meeeeeeeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Lucy said...

What gets me is how fast it went. And at the time, I thought it would never get over with. Not that it ever does, but you know what I mean. It seems like a dream that my kids were little once.

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Oh, this is so sweet. Happy Birthday, Jessie.

My name is PJ. said...

Happy Birthday, Jessie!

I LOVE the book, Jenny! Shoot, I love the cover; maybe you could sell just the cover while you take you time with the text.

I need me one them covers. Yes ma'am.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Birthday, Jessie!

Now I need to write one of those books. But mine will be called "Surviving Your Daughter Turning 5o" for Dummies.

>,-)

Suz said...

I felt all your love for your daughter Jessie
Happy 30th girl!

Carol said...

Happy birthday Jessie...I was gonna leave this comment on her blog but she doesn't go there much! LOL (Congrats to you too Jenny....what a wonderful job you did raising such a good girl!)

sissie said...

Happy 30th Birthday to your daughter. Poor Moms, we just have a hard time letting our children grow up. My only son is now 34!,
Boo Hoo. They grow up fast but they will always be our babies.

Diana said...

Happy Birthday Jessie, and many more!
Love Di

Laura said...

This is HILARIOUS.

I am still laughing-

My daughters are 37,31,and 28.

Oh woe is me.
Laura

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My daughter is 25 and lucky for me...she still likes me:) Sometimes I wonder where the time has gone. It is a very special bond isn't it?

How can they be getting so old when we aren't?

Wanda said...

Happy 30th Birthday Jessie!!!

My daughter turns 45 on Valentine's Day!!!

I'll help with the book Jenny...maybe copy editor!

Janiece said...

I can't wait to read your book...you must be doing something right, but I am worried about everything that is getting in your eyes!
Happy B-day to the daughter!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday Jessie.....

Jenny---I have one son who is almost 47, one who just turned 40 and one who will is 38.... Your fun is just beginning...

Better start that book --since you'll need to add more each year from now on!!!! They will always be our BABIES.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mari said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping and commenting on my blog. You better get that book written because I have a daughter that just turned 27, so I'll be needing it soon!

Jana said...

Hey you need to get crackin on some books there missy! happy birthday to your lovely girl!

mrs. c said...

My daughter, Jessica, turned 28 this year! I think I just blinked and it happened....celebrate, cry then laugh! Love your sense of humor, us "mature" girls sure can see the funny in everything!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

aww!! you are just too awesome! I love reading your posts! You always manage to touch me but do so with humor! I love it!
happy birthday mom.....it's as much a celebration for you as it is for her!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Happy birthday to her!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog :)
xxx
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Cedar ... said...

How cute she was all those years ago! I hope Jessie had a wonderful birthday,.... and lives a long life to enjoy many more!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Hope this year is better than ever for both of you!!!

Julie Schuler said...

Awww! Happy Birthday, Jessie!

laterg8r said...

happy birthday to your girlie :D

hilarious dummies book :D

{ L } said...

Ahh, your little girl is 30! Isn't it amazing if you think about it how time is so elusive? I love how you treasure your family so much! Happy Sweet Birthday to your daughter.

Melinda Cornish said...

happy birthday Jessie!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Jenny thanks for letting me know about McLinkey. Thanks for stopping by to visit. I notices your profile says your an aries so am. My birthday is April 14th.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Terri and Bob said...

Ahhh! Happy birthday Jessie!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

how sweet are you? i hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.

kelly

Cathy said...

I'm still trying to survive mine turning 18...I can't imagine 30! lol

Goose Hill Farm said...

OMGoodness! You crack me up! My daughters are 21 and 22. Where has the time gone?

Happy Birthday, Jessie!

Blessings~
Laura

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday Jessie! Hope it was a wonderful day!


Jenny at least your daughter is married with children. My daughter is approaching 30 with neither blessing...that is really something to cry about!