Wednesday, October 17, 2007

And The Boss Said It's Okay

So I've taken today off ... a much-deserved Mental Health day. Time to myself to spend lazing in bed (yes, I'm still in my PJs!), read my book (which I finished, read review below) watch some more Desperate Housewives and maybe a little later take an unrushed stroll round the shops.

All women want to kill their husbands some of the time "Where there's a will, I intend to be in it," wives half-joke to each other. Marriage, it would appear, is a fun-packed frivolous hobby, only occasionally resulting in death. But when Jazz Jardine is arrested for her husband's murder, the joke falls flat. Life should begin at 40 - not with life imprisonment for killing your spouse. Jazz, stay-at-home mum and domestic goddess; Hannah, childless career woman; and Cassie, demented working mother of two are three ordinary women. Their record collections are classical, not criminal. Cassie and Hannah set out immediately to prove their best friend's innocence, uncovering betrayal, adultery, plot twists, thinner thighs and toy boys aplenty en route but will their friendship survive these ever darker revelations? Sexy, funny and wise, Kathy Lette's irresistible new novel is about women not Having It All But Doing It All. It's about how today's mother is often a married lone parent. It's about the fact that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was vacuuming.

This is Kathy Lette at her brilliant best, casting her trade mark caustic eye on what goes on in the bedrooms and kitchens of ordinary married couples. A novel which will strike a cord with married women everywhere and ensure that, from now on, they all read the small print on their marriage licenses.

Loved this book, absolutely loved it. The number of times (many, many!) I found myself reading out loud (over the phone even) paragraphs and sentences from this book to my boyf ... it was a truly hysterical read. Definitely good for light entertainment if you're between deep and dark reads and one I could definitely recommend as a holiday read or just to lift your mood. Although, I must say it does leave those of us (me) who are more than a little cautious about spending the rest of our lives with one person a little skittish ... based on the disarray marriage afflicts on these women's lives. But still, a fabulously entertaining book!

I still have to go to gym later, but sacrifices must be made :) On a truly awesome note, my boss is well aware that I'm not really sickly on this "sick day". Yes, he is that cool about these things (as long as they are not taken advantage of) and can see the benefit of taking the occasional day off where neccessary to allow you to do your job better. Plus, I had no meetings today and the two newbies are driving me nuts! Just how slow can a Junior resource actually be?

So, here's to spending the morning in bed and arriving at work tomorrow a little less frazzled by life :)


The Divine Miss M said...

I hate you.

Hope you have a wonderful day relaxing and come back to work tomorrow all refreshed and happy :)


Sweets said...

i hate you too

sigh...i'm working my sweet ass into a frizzle today... not fair!!!


enjoy anyways!!!

phillygirl said...

nice to be loved ;)

@missm - definitely calm and relaxed being back today ... hopefully it lasts longer than the morning ;)

@sweetass - don't worry, i know all about those days ... which is exactly why i figured i deserved a day of peace and quiet :) Your day will come!

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