GAAAH! Work has been absolutely insane today!!! So much was happening all at once and needed to be done ASAP! 😯 I spent the morning “putting out fires,” as they say. The morning did fly by, but I am so happy to finally take a break from all of the madness!
I ate lunch at my desk today, which is never fun to do, but I munched away while catching up with emails and small tasks that didn’t require much brainpower. Today’s lunch was a ham and Dubliner cheese pita with baked cinnamon sweet potatoes, and three Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. One cookie is missing from the photo because I ate it mid-morning with my coffee. 😀
Rubies in the Orchard Review
I blew through the Rubies in the Orchard book that the nice people at POM recently sent to me. The author, Lynda Resnick, has had such an interesting (and inspiring) marketing career! I had no clue who this woman was before picking up this book, but it turns out that she is quite the marketing genius— even beyond the POM brand. She and her husband have turned around declining businesses such as The Franklin Mint, Teleflora, and Fiji Water.
I liked this book because it read more like an autobiography than a marketing “how to” book. I appreciated reading the story of a successful business woman as well as the history behind her brands, especially that of POM and Fiji Water since I have enjoyed both of these products over the past few years. Of course, I picked up a number of wonderful marketing suggestions, but nothing that really knocked my socks off. Overall, this was a great personal history of a woman with a fascinating story to tell.
My friend won a “Happy Hour” at a bar downtown, so I am very much looking forward to a cocktail after work– especially after a day like today! Jeez, Louise!
Happy Thirsty Thursday!
Your sweet potatoes look amazing! Have fun at happy hour!
ooh, have fun at happy hour! work has been crazy here, too. And all this rain just makes me want to go home and get in my sweats already!
HAve a great happy hour!!!
Your lunch looks great! The sweet potatoes and cookies are my favorite!
I’m just starting the Rubies book now- it’s great to hear what you thought of it!
Oh, cinnamon sweet potatoes sounds like a nice idea! 🙂
Have a great Happy Hour! I here you on the crazy day!!
I am going to try making sweet potato chips for lunch soon – they sound great!
That book sounds really interesting. Enjoy your happy hour!
ahh can’t wait to hear about your cocktail hour!
thank goodness for thirsty thursday! you’re almost there :)!
A ham and Dubliner pita sounds fab! Have fun at cocktail hour.
Your lunch looks delicious and your happy hour sounds wonderful…I think I need some of both right now!
those cookies look delicious!
I was actually thinking about one of your recipes today and started craving it (when I’ve never even had it before!). Tonight I am attempting to make the oatmeal raisin bars!
Enjoy happy hour!! It sounds like you need it 🙂
I hear ya on the crazy day! I took off work tomorrow, though so at least I have a long weekend 😉
Have fun at Happy Hour!
Aw hope you enjoyed it! And had a fun drink 😉
Lol, she won a happy hour? That’s awesome, have fun!
I am reading that same book right now. I am finding it quite interesting, as marketing has always piqued my interest. I’ll report back when I finish it:)