Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seven Days


Ahh vacation. Just saying the word makes me relax and breathe deeply.

Beloved and I are off for a week long escape for a little quality time, and peace and quiet away from the office, a sinking pool and deck, computers and telephones. The computer and Blackberry are wishful thinking on my part but I'm hoping we-- translation: Beloved, spends a lot less time working and a lot more time relaxing. I'll be spending minimal time blogging so have a great week everyone and I'll catch up with you when I get back.

Where's your ideal relaxation spot?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna
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58 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break away and yes don't think about blogs, mobiles or anything like that. Enjoy

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  2. Have a wonderful time, unplugged.

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  3. My ideal relaxation spot is my home...but our pool and deck are not only not sinking, they're non-existent!

    I hope your time away is fabulous!!!

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  4. Have a great [technology free] break! :)

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  5. I just came from spain daily and she's going on vacation too (and why do I feel homesick for something).

    Happy holidays Joanna.

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  6. you know i'd love to be in a cabin in the snowy mountains with a great roaring fire in the fireplace...or a tropical island...hope you have a great time on vacation!

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  7. Relax, unwind and enjoy time with your hubby.

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  8. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing vacation! My ideal vacation spot is on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Crystal clear water, gorgeous, uncrowded beaches. Paradise!

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  9. Rest and relax but most importantly ENJOY your time away!!

    Be safe

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  10. You see? That's women for you - criticise the computer, the work, the Blackberry - and then there's that little phrase sneaked in "MINIMAL time blogging" which can mean anything you darned well please.

    :) Have a good break!

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  11. Enjoy your (well-earned) break!

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  12. Have a great time Joanna! We will be here when you get back! :)

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  13. Yay for you. Have a great time. I'm looking forward to some time at the end of next week.

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  14. Your week away sounds truly fantastic. And what better time of year to get away than now?

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

    -Francesca

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  15. I would like to say it is in Europe somewhere, eating at tiny spaces meant for only the locals~ I am thinking Ireland~ But then reality sets in, I have 4 kids 7 and under,.. Vacation?!?! What is that?!?!
    Even in the craziness, having all 4 of them cuddled in my bed with me watching a movie is the best mini vacation I could ask for!

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  16. Have a great vacation!! I can't wait to hear all about it next week!!

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  17. Joanna - you and Beloved have a wonderful relaxing time. Throw ye olde BlackBerry in the ocean if you have to. Quality time together alone is to precious to be interrupted or abbreviated by work nonsense.

    Seems like I just got back and now you're off! Well, I hope when you return all tanned and rested we can finally catch up. I sure have missed you my friend.

    Happy Trails!

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  18. I hope yours turns out better than ours. I wouldn't have any idea what a restful, relaxing vacation is like, ours always turn into some kind of disaster.
    Have fun!!

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  19. Enjoy your "me and you" time! Having my love all to myself with no phones, tv, computers etc... is a vacation. Smile... Have fun my friend! xoxo

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  20. Oh - and my ideal relaxation spot is tough to choose...

    Either on the beach in Bermuda or Cabo or on a gondola in Venice. My living room couch aint half bad either, as long as Larry and Augie are with me!

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  21. Have a wonderful, relaxing time together! See you when you come back.

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  22. enjoy your vacation and if I was on one, you'd find me in seaside or watercolor florida....

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  23. Any tropical spot.
    Anytime.
    All the time.

    Have a wonderful time!

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  24. Have a wonderful, relaxing vacation!

    We usually take a 10 day family vacation on the North Carolina coast during the second week of October (which would have been last week). We weren't able to go this year, but that is my ideal vacation.

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  25. Hmmm, let's see...a fully cleaned home (by someone else, of course), completely quiet and empty, a hot bath and a couple whiskey sours to keep me company.

    Have fun!

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  26. Have a wonderful vacation and just unplug so you and Beloved can focus on each other. We are so busy we seldom take time to reconnect with those who are most important to us.

    Now on the flip side I'm stuck on the Ponderosa with the weather turning colder. My flowers are dark and dead from the weekend frost so I am busy cleaning out the many sad, sad flower beds. A nice warm vacation sounds heavenly so I am just a little {lot} jealous here.

    Have a wonderful time and we all will still be here. God bless you both!!!

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  27. Bermuda...will miss you. Come back refreshed!

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  28. Lucky lady :) Have a great trip :)

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  29. I'll miss you! I hope that you have a wonderful time and you're able to relax! Have enough fun for the both of us, okay?
    Hugs!!

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  30. I could use a vacation to some place warm.

    Have a great time!

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  31. Wishing you a wonderful vacation. My fav vacatoin idea? Almost anywhere I have not been before. I like exploring.

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  32. Have a wonderful, relaxing time! For me, the most relaxing would be in the mountains. Something about mountains makes me feel like I can breath easier and happier.

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  33. Have a great time!

    I am going away in 2 weeks - looking sooo forward to it.
    Blackberry's coming along for the ride, though. But that's ok. :)

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  34. Good for BOTH of you! Unplug! Rest! Sleep in! Ahhhhh....

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  35. I know you're going on vacation and all, but please Swing by Casa Hice when you return and pick up your Honest Scrap Award.

    XO

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  36. Ironically I often relax by running with a friend. I exercise, laugh hard, sometimes cry, pray with her...and come home refreshed. Have a wonderful trip. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

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  37. Bermuda is the place where I could relax for a long time! Have a wonderful vacation!

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  38. Have a relaxing time!!! My fav. vacation spot is Hawaii. I would love to go back sometime.

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  39. I just landed here for the first time..., inviting pick. For me it's definitely the beach! I'll be back.

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  40. BUONE VACANZE!!!!
    Have a beautiful time.....See you back soon!!
    Next Holiday in TUSCANY.....yes?
    I'd love it!!!
    Ciao elvira

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  41. Have a great vacation! I wish I was there!

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  42. oooooh honey...just give me an adoring husband and I'll go anywhere!!!

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  43. Enjoy your time away and come back fully refresh!

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  44. Have a wonderful time away with your Beloved.
    Cute Hubby and I have only been away together once in the 29 years since our wedding. But that one time was full of long walks on the beach and lots and lots of......talking.

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  45. enJOY your vacation!! See you when you get back!!

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  46. How nice - enjoy your vacation!

    (Mine spot is Hawaii, btw.)

    :)
    Keri

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  47. Hi there, I just read your Sunday Roast interview so thought I'd visit you. :)

    Hope you enjoy your break.

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  48. I hope you have a wonderful time hon..or rather are having a wonderful time!!!
    I spent my vacation sick as a dog this year..lol guess I needed the break!
    I think a week at the beach would be wonderful..wading through tide pools and building sand castles..yup that would work for me!! Have fun hon! Hugs, Sarah

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  49. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

    I'm 51 (almost 52 at this point) and in my 50th year I made decisions to make MAJOR changes in my life. I'm still trying to figure it all out, but so far so good!

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  50. Happy vacation! I get one next week and can't wait.

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