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VACATION and BIRTHDAY!

(image courtesy of www.alifethroughthelens.etsy.com - you can buy a print of this here!)

Commence drooling!

I finally have a week off from my day job all next week. I am going to completely disconnect from the internet, computers, phones, and any sign of technology. I will be doing the following:


* needle felting


* drooling a little


* needle felting


* eating cake with my lovely friends because September 18th is my 31st BIRTHDAY! (my kind friend Erin is hosting the party at her house - so I don't even have to clean for it!)


* going to the New England Aquarium to visit my friends the harbor seals (favorite animal, by the way)


* doing outside things like canoeing, bird watching, nature tours, tubing on a river (can you say cold tush?)


* doing inside things like BRUNCH at my favorite brunch place (Sneakers in Winooski) and baking pies and learning how to roast a turkey (not kidding - I'm clueless!)


* RELAXING (hugely important)


* eating more cake


I hope everyone has a marvelous week. September is my favorite month!

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday in advance! I wish you have a wonderful break and lots and lots of fun! September is my favorite month too! Big hugs my friend! xoxo :)

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  2. Hope your birthday week is wonderful~ and that your year is even better! We love Sept., too~ both of our children are born in September and our wedding anniversary :)
    Your plans sound perfect!
    Enjoy!
    Michelle

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