July 26, 2010

it's monday again...and i have rules.

i spoke to my fish today. telling him that he'd have to eat his fish flakes first before i cleaned out his fishbowl.
i think sometimes being home alone all day is a blessing.
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a little photo....a little snippet of words....
this is a little practice for what i think my august will look like
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have you heard about the "summer break" that susannah is taking about
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i think it sounds refreshing and light. days of blogging with just a photo or two.
or maybe a photo and just a few words. or maybe just a few words.
i like that there aren't any rules except for the ones you make up in your head
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so if you decide to explode one day with hundreds of words
that's okay
too
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if you want the information to the summer break i mentioned above
~which is actually the" august break"~
scroll to the bottom of this page
and
click on the august break button
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33 comments:

  1. I am alone ( except for sweet puppy Ellie), and loving it too this morning. I can hear the birds singing and the breeze is cool still. I want o create today...but what?

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  2. Yes, no one sees how goofy we can really be -- that is except for our pets!
    How/where did you get 3 old scales like these-did you keep them?
    They make a cool picture.

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  3. the scales are from a kids tractor pull contest....

    and the photo was taken on my phone :)

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  4. I just signed up...how fab is that? Now I have something to look forward to in August (besides back to school shopping!). Thanks for the link :)

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  5. I signed up too - i need to put her little badge out. It will suit me well...I think. I haven't photographed much lately.

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  6. Hi, Just stopped by to catch up with whats going on at my favorite blog. As always I came away with a I can't wait to see what tomorrows blog will bring. Hopefull I will be back to my blog in a couple of weeks.I fear I am coming down with blogitis syndrome for being away from it so long.Thankfull I did take the break, as July has been a crazy month.

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  7. I ran crying from the room when I saw the scales, they actually talk to me, step away from the scales and take all your friends with you. I just new I should of had a coffee first. Frightening way to start the day....lol. love the photo, very cool. have a great day. hugs

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  8. Love that photo, and yes, sometimes you need a little break, and I am sure that yours will all be fabulous. You could just show us a picture and that would always be enough.

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  9. Great idea! I have thought of some days leaving just a photo with one or two words only, but now I have permission for a whole month! My visit here always brings a smile to my face. Thanks!

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  10. I have been considering signing up for that too...I have been blogging so little lately that just a photo might get me back into it...

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  11. i'm in, but not sure i can stay quiet that long!! good thing there's no rules!

    what's your fish's name? :)

    xo
    Debi

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  12. I love this photo! So creative.
    I also love the August Break idea. I might join in!

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  13. i think the August Break is a great idea. hope it has a good turn out. have a wonderful day.

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  14. Instead of an August break, I started a new blog with more photos and less words. Kind of counterproductive, I guess. sigh.

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  15. Scales-- I step on mine every single day.... Ugh. (But it's a great pic!)

    An August break is tempting.....

    xo jj

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  16. I'd love to weigh in on one of those vintage scales, Beth - hopefully, the calibration would be off! I'll go look at the August Break.

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  17. August Break sounds relaxy. Hmmm. May need to partake.

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  18. Love the photo!! I weigh in every morning on a vintage scale...and it is still fairly accurate!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  19. I could put one foot on one of those scales, the other foot on the next scale and my ten ton purse on the next scale.

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  20. My husband has never met a scale he didn't want to stand on...he has this thing about checking his weight often. Not why you might suspect though, he has such a high metabolism, he is always wanting to GAIN weight. I know, I know...we just don't talk about it in our house. Makes me want to kick his scrawny rump...haha!

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  21. do you collect scales? one is enough for me! ;-)

    nice photo!

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  22. Well I finally see something I don't like...scales.
    I have blown up in the past few months, gotta get it together and loose at least 10 pounds. Have a great week Beth.......:-) Hugs

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  23. A picture is worth a thousand words, but your writing is so excellent!

    Just enjoy the month of August!!

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  24. I do the same kind of thing with furry children and also green ones...

    Sounds like August is going to be extra beautiful around here, Lovely One ! Enjoy !

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  25. Good Morning Beth! Ooo- August- the one word I have dreaded all summer....but I plan to check out the summer break idea- sounds wonderful.

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  26. love this pic today beth. fabulous!!

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  27. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pick-one-or-two-to-share-follow-rule-no.html

    Happy Tuesday!
    Look to see if you like one or two awards there.
    Cheers!

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  28. Love this photo! Think I'll check out August break!

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  29. I have 2 bettas, Eli & Kaleb. I often talk to them, and always amuse myself with the notion that they have no idea what the heck the 'food hand' is doing, but the awareness that unless I pick up the jar of freeze dried worms that I am otherwise completely uninteresting. They look at me like "seriously, creature, it's been 2 hours since I last feasted, let's get on with this."

    They're adorable angry little creatures.

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  30. love the idea of taking a break. we're not having summer yet though, although spring is almost here. and it's kinda hard to wrap my head around signing up for everything because although the program seems loose enough, when it is not your program it kinda becomes a chore. so i am thinking about it. considering it. most probably -ing it.

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  31. "i spoke to my fish today"

    Are those its scales? ;)

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  32. I think I'm doing it too. I think...

    I do have an awful lot of words most times, though.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth