Thursday, August 9, 2007

My Mental Health Day

Yesterday I took a long awaited mental health day. (BTW, who was the GENIUS that invented the Mental Health Day? Whoever he is, Einstein's got nothin on him.) It's actually been less than a week since I decided I needed a mental health day - but it feels as if it was long awaited because I spend my entire day at work watching the seconds stroll by as if they have nowhere in particular to be. And are just sauntering along like world-weary little sloths touring the neighborhood. So a week is roughly equivalent to an ice age. Give or take.

I'll confess though, my MH day wasn't entirely "I need a break from work" related. Stephenie Meyer's new book Eclipse hit the stores on Tuesday. This is the third in the Twilight Series and I've been waiting oh-so-impatiently for this book to come out for about a year now (or with my new time-counting system - about five millennia). If you're into Young Adult fiction and dare I say it - fantasy - then you must read these books. They are page turners. And I knew that once I started this book, there wouldn't be any breaks for things like eating or sleeping, hah! As if! So I said, "Perfect! I'll get it on Tuesday and read my little eyeballs bloody on Wednesday!"

And I did. And it was G-O-O-D!

629 pages worth of good. I finished at about 4AM. And I am here to tell you, having to go back to work today was about as much fun as sewing my face to the floor. But it was worth it - it was a lovely day off. So lovely in fact, that I'll probably do it again next week. Four day work weeks are just about my speed, right now.

7 comments:

Nik said...

I am so JEALOUS right now! I ordered my copy from Amazon FOUR STINKING MONTHS AGO and it still has not arrived on my doorstep. Will you do another discussion blog, as with Harry Potter, or do you want to avoid long-winded posts from people you don't even know...?

erin said...

oh yes, you know i love my mental healthy days. my brother says it best..."yes, i'm sick. sick of WORK." it's my mottot.

nckuhn said...

G-
Just thought that you might like this.
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Gretchen said...

@nckuhn - I (Heart) YOU for sending this to me! I'm not sure which would be cooler ... the hat (perfect for white trash day) or the tote (tackiness personified!).

@nik - By ALL means! Let's discuss! When you've read it let me know your thoughts. I love long comments from people I don't know ;-) I won't spoil anything now by telling what I liked ... but I'm glad you're a fan! We'll chat!

holly said...

Eclipse.... I too am a fan and am looking forward to "reading my eyeballs bloody" as you put it so well. But I'm really trying to hold off cuz I have way too many other things on my plate and I really want to enjoy the book without feeling too guilty. will definitely love to discuss once I get it read!! :)

liloat said...

Holy Dreamy, intense love-triangle drama! I loved eclipse and I confess it was like taking a mental health day just to get to get lost in it for 2 (long!) evenings. Would love a chat about it.

Nik said...

So what did you think of the love triangle? Are you rooting for anyone in particular? I actually spoke with someone tonight who thinks Bella is an immature fool for placing all her eggs in the Edward basket. It's my personal belief that in a world where Eward exists, it would be a travesty to not be with him for eternity. Your thoughts?