this is the title of one of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors, Jacquie D'Alessandro. i don't remember how i heard of it, but i entered a contest many years ago when the book came out, and won an autographed copy. i devoured the book, and the next one, Kiss The Cook (featuring a very lively pet raccoon who stole my heart! LOL). i became a fan for life! : )
of course, i have many authors i would give the red rose of love to, ya know?! susan, jacquie, sherri, leigh, lisa,... there are more, of course, but these give you a glimpse at the women - some of whom i am fortunate enough to call friends - whose writing i can read over & over again. and of course, there is laura, who writes books that are outside my normal style, but i love her cadence and the way she weaves a chilling tale! : )
today was a whirlwind at work, seems to be the normal way of things. it's funny - when ppl ask how things are going, i am sort of at a loss as to what to say. i mean, "fine" is accurate, but it seems to paint a picture saying something other than what is really going on. "busy" is appropriate, but doesn't really encompass the scope of things, as they are ALWAYS busy. *laugh* "crazy" would hit the nail on the head, but it sounds like i'm complaining - which i most certainly am not! "better busy than bored" is the mantra i live by at work, and mean it. sometimes, tho, i'd like to only be busy w/ one or two things rather than a whole basket full! *laugh* some days - like today - i feel like one or two things are slipping away from me because i simply do not have time to get them done. i put them off to the next day, but that next day is equally, or more, busy. and then suddenly it's been a week since i've done by memorials and i suddenly have 20 of them and have to devote an entire day to that enterprise...during which time something else gets pushed aside...whee!
tomorrow i have to move to a new desk, and i wish it hadn't been scheduled for a payroll cutoff week. *sigh* not that switching to my new desk would be my favorite thing in the world no matter when it took place, but this week is just particularly ... busy... *laugh* plus, i still have to pack up one of the cabinets...! i'm having a slight panicky feeling in my tummy because i'll be sitting by new ppl near windows that previously caused me issues ... (they're nice ppl, but new neighbors, ya know?)
*sigh* ah well, it'll be alright, even if i will miss my old spot! and my wall-mate!!
on another note, i'm watching some royal pains & walker & going to bed.