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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

breathing space

1. a respite or a time of respite from something
2. a scheduled period during which activity is suspended
3. a period of exemption from work
4. a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation

Synonyms: breathing space, fiesta, furlough, gone fishing, holiday, intermission, layoff, leave, liberty, long weekend, recess, recreation, respite, rest, sabbatical, spell, time off.

Antonyms: work

Usage: Ahhh.  It's been a good vacation.   Also: Awww. Vacation will be over tomorrow. But it's been lovely.

Roundup: Nine days of theatre, wineries, relaxing, movies, reading, writing, relaxing, visiting, wandering, and more relaxing. Yes, I could definitely get used to this.




At 8:12 pm, Blogger Sheila Seabrook said...

Sounds fantastic, Cheryl. I'm so sorry you have to return to the real world now!

At 2:25 pm, Anonymous Susan McNicoll said...

And how many days until your retirement Cheryl. I know you keep track! Sounds like a wonderful vacation and I hope it renewed you.

At 5:45 pm, Blogger Cheryl said...

As I write this there are officially 575 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes and ....the seconds are counting down. Lately I've been pondering options for shaving down that time. We shall see.


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