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All I can say . . . is, clearly, I needed a vacation.
A little break.
Jenny and Jo-Jo say it best.
It's the Dog Days of post-holiday madness.
Hope you're enjoying some "downtime," too!
Posted at 12:18 PM in J-Pups, Seasonal, Taking Stock | Permalink
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:-) now all I want to do is take a nap. Dogs do have the right idea!
12/30/2013 at 02:23 PM
You were going in many directions at one time, so the downtime must feel heavenly. Enjoy it!!
12/30/2013 at 04:01 PM
I should have blogged today but I didn't. And I didn't send out a Ten on Tuesday email - even though I had a topic all picked out. I'm a blogging slacker these days but I'm kind of enjoying it.
12/30/2013 at 06:46 PM
The week between Christmas and New Year's always feels like a cross between suspended animation and a vacation to me.
12/30/2013 at 07:01 PM
Dogs definitely have the right idea--they play hard and know when to rest!
12/31/2013 at 01:00 AM
Here's to a little more rest before we jump into 2014. Cheers my friend and here's to a great year ahead!
12/31/2013 at 01:46 PM
Glad you got some down time.
Wishing you and everyone in your family a Happy and Blessed New Year!
12/31/2013 at 04:48 PM
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