today i was Grumpy, Happy, and as always, Doc. thankfully, i was not Sneezy. i may have been a bit Dopey when i saw mr c... and also Bashful. and right now i'm feeling Sleepy.
huh. i guess i was six of the seven dwarfs today! (why do i think that should be spelled "dwarves"? it shouldn't, but it must be that "f" as "v" sound. LOL)
so, anyway! i'd had a plan for what i wanted to work on today, but then my boss's boss came over super early & had an unexpected project for me. so, i spent most of my morning working on that. then i had a meeting at noon, so i had to take my book break (aka lunch) early to get back to my desk. spent the afternoon working on vacations - STILL didn't get them all done because they just kept coming in! and also i had some timecard problems that came up which took precedence. : ) so, tomorrow's schedule will be off, too, but that's okay. oh, AND i left like 20 minutes late because i was in an impromptu meeting at the end of the day & not paying attention to the time. d'oh!
this weekend i tried to read Tangled by Emma Chase, but i just couldn't get into it. i think my problem was that i read the synopsis & reviews for the sequel, and decided it wasn't worth it. it makes me sad when authors take perfectly good HEA's & toss other crap at the characters in another book. it can work, if done well, i will admit. i have high hopes for Molly McAdams with Deceiving Lies, which is the sequel to Forgiving Lies. i went into FL not knowing there was a cliffhanger, and it is an EPIC and WELL DONE cliffhanger - IF DL is done well, and gives me a true HEA. the description certainly seems promising, but she has other books that i have no desire to read because they involve love triangles & tragic deaths... so i know she's capable of breaking my heart (in a bad way) but i loved FL SO MUCH that i have to give DL a shot. ANYWAY. so, to get over Tangled (which i had wanted to like, so badly) i reread Until November & Until Trevor. : ) it worked! altho i am chomping at the bit for Until Lilly to be in PB... oh, and i sent sarah my other copy of Until November, which she got & started reading & fell in love with, too. WOOT! i love recruiting fans of authors i enjoy! :)
in further book news... after work today i stopped at the book rack & found some susan mallery, some jill shalvis, a book i've seen raved about (On Dublin Street - i think it's part of a series? i suppose i could not be lazy & go look it up on amazon, hang on... yes, but it's the right kind of series - connected, but about different couples. *laugh* glad for that - i bought it on a whim!)...and then i had the latest Lynsay Sands & Laura Kaye books waiting for me in the mail! woot i also have the BIG group of books coming next monday... (including DL)
this means i have some more rereading to do before reading some of these sequels... i'm not sure what i'm reading next, but i think it's a reread of Hard As It Gets so i can then read Hard As You Can (the new Laura Kaye). : )
in non-book news... sometimes being Doc can be exhausting. i love it, don't get me wrong. i love being there for my friends when they need me. or random ppl at work. or the cashier at starbucks (speaking of - prayer request - his 7 year old cousin, darius, is currently in the hospital in a medically induced coma, fighting off a brain tumor of some sort. idk if "fighting" is the right word... but please pray for him, for healing and for strength for his family. thanks!!).
sometimes, tho, as Doc, i just want to shake ppl. they come to me w/ the same issue, over & over & over again, and i want to say "why do you keep doing this to yourself?!" actually, come to think of it - sometimes i DO say that. the answer is usually some version of "you're right, i know, but..." *sigh* and then i get frustrated, because i want to help them, but i don't want to hear the same story over & over & over again. not when it's not a happy story. if it was about something happy or that was making them happy? yes, please share! if it was something that was making them sad that they really couldn't do anything about? yes, please share! but when it's stuff that's making them sad that they could totally walk away from? WALK AWAY FROM IT!
okay, i feel better. able to be Doc for another day!
for now, however, i'm going to be Sleepy, because ... well... i'm tired! *laugh* i went to bed at 8:30-ish (yes, i know, i gasped, too!!) & slept til 5. tonight i've made it til 10:30-ish! it'll be 11 or so before i make it into bed. : )
so, be blessed, my friends! and as we go into this time of Lent, remember the Lord's sacrifice and LOVE. whether you "give up" something or "give back" something or not, thank Him for the love & mercy shown to you every day. hug your loved ones, hug a stranger... no, wait, you might not want to do that unless you're really brave! ; ) but just be thankful for your blessings, and know that YOU ARE LOVED. *HUGS*