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Friday, December 14, 2012

Break

Let's take a break today. Get an early start on the weekend, what do you say? At least in our minds.

If you could take any break you desire, what would it be?

Okay, so, the impromptu flight to Paris is out of the question. What's possible, then? What is within reason?

A mid-afternoon cookie. Wait--no--think big! Something between Paris and a cookie. A trip to the post office doesn't count. Neither does a dog walk. I do that every day.

What would you do for your break?

18 comments:

Book Dragon said...

Something I don't do everyday? Well, that leaves out reading a great new book!

I'd like another week at the beach, a warm one so that would require a airplane trip. no?

I give up. I think I'll go bake something yummy

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Take a break from all the stress that some family member has caused... and since I believe in Karma, the person who has caused it will get his in the end... and yes, lol, maybe that end as well....oops...

llandudnopictures said...

Well, given the weather here this afternoon is so miserable, I'm off back to bed!

Leslie said...

Every Friday afternoon my husband and I share a cappuccino at Intelligentsia Coffee in Old Town Pasadena. Yes, it's one of those teeny tiny cups of cappuccino, and somehow that makes the whole thing much better -- the fine art of savoring each sip of that luscious brew.
This is what I fondly refer to as "a poor person's date". All things considered these days, we have to watch our pennies. So, one cappuccino for the two of us, and life is grand. It has become a Friday ritual that makes my heart smile.
Life is full of enchanting moments if only we look for them. :)
Your blog is always full of enchanting things! I love where you take us.
Happy Friday to us all!

Petrea Burchard said...

BD, a book a day! You are phenomenal. I'm lucky if I get in 25 pages. Enjoy your cupcakes/cookies/whatever it is I'm missing out on!

KBF, for you I prescribe a massage or some yoga, something to help you let it go. Not so easy, I know.

Geoff, you've got the right idea!

Leslie, what a lovely idea--but "lovely" isn't a good enough word, so I'll borrow yours: enchanting. You may see me and John at Intelligentsia soon! Thanks for your kind words.



jmgrimes said...

I'd take a nap under a tree in the Arroyo.

Ann Erdman said...

I would get a manicure and pedicure while reading trashy magazines!

Petrea Burchard said...

I like both of those. It's a little cold today, so I'll save my Arroyo nap for summer. Or maybe I'll fall asleep while having a manicure and pedicure.

TheChieftess said...

My break today was getting up late, staying in my pj's...a little tv...some computer...a cat in my lap...
it's been a rough week and I'm glad to be home...

Bellis said...

My idea of a break would be to take a long walk with the dog in the higher San Gabriels, hopefully not meeting another human the whole way. Peace, perfect peace. Thank you for never taking a break from PDP, it's a treat every morning.

I've never looked closely at a dead silk floss flower before - it's a bit like a discarded ballerina's dress.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I like going to museums

Petrea Burchard said...

Chieftess, I'm sorry you had a rough week. When I've had a rough day (or even half a day), home is the best break of all.

Bellis, I didn't know what kind of flower it was. Thank you. It was simply lying on the coffee counter at the entrance to the Huntington gardens.

PA, I do too. I haven't been to the Pacific Asia in a while and I keep meaning to go.

Katie said...

Cool flower, although this morning when I saw the tiny photo on my ipod I thought it was bacon, which sounded like a good break to me! My ideal break would be to skip work on a sunny warm day (which we had on Monday and I was really tempted!) and drive an hour to Muir Woods to walk among the big trees then with a (sweets-heavy) picnic lunch head to a crowd-free Muir beach and just sit and watch the waves. Then after a long hike to work off lunch I'd head to the Pelican Inn for an English dinner and a pint (or two) of ale, a round of darts, and a night in one of the gorgeous rooms at the Inn.

Ms M said...

A trip to the art museum or go on a photo shoot at the botanical garden or drive around at night to see some of the holiday lights. I love Leslie's idea, too!

Petrea Burchard said...

There are a lot of good ones here, aren't there?

Muir Woods is out of my current reach, but I can walk among our local trees (must bundle up, it's cold). And there's an English restaurant I've been wanting to try. If they're not open, I'll just have a couple of beers at home.

Photo shoot! Thanks for the reminder, Ms. M.

altadenahiker said...

Between Paris and a cookie? That's a lot of miles.

dive said...

My ideal break would be to pop across to Pasadena for the Doo Dah Parade, though somebody's going to have to invent a Star Trek style transporter because my old back won't take that amount of plane travel.

Did Georgia o'Keefe die on your kitchen worktop?

Petrea Burchard said...

Hiker, I was hoping someone would notice that one. I'm kind of proud of it.

Dive, as we say around here, I'm not touching that one with a ten foot pole.