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Monday, May 4, 2015

Take Five and Rewind


I used to think when I quit work I would have nothing but time; somehow that hasn't been true.  I am so busy now I am not sure how I found time to work. Haha.  One thing I did learn years ago when my children were young was to take 15 minutes for myself and totally relax every day.  I take a lot more than 15 minutes now, but I still make time just for me to relax and indulge in a pick me up snack.

  My favorite place to relax and unwind is at my desk.  It is actually a chest in my breakfast room so I can be near all the action, but it has a great window that lets in tons of light and plenty of work space.


This is where I can catch up on emails, read my favorite blogs, and surf the Internet.  I've tried to make this a space that I love by adding a favorite picture, a pretty plant and some knock off and diy accessories. I love anything gold and black and there are some really fun finds at the thrift store that work beautifully for an office space.  Get out that craft paint and some pretty papers and design a space you will love. As you can see I have plenty of room for a little snack too. (Pepperidge Farm® Dark Chocolate Milano® cookies are my absolute favorite.)  What could be better?


Dark Chocolate Milano is a soft cookie with just the right amount of chocolate that melts in your mouth.



Having a pick me up snack is a must at about 3 in the afternoon and my favorite snack is cookies and a coke.  Served up on a pretty white and gold plate with matching cup just feels glamorous.  Fun way to pamper myself.


If you take just a few minutes to renew and rewind, you will be amazed at how fabulous your day will be.    Do you take time to relax and rewind?  Tell me what is your favorite treat?

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160 comments:

  1. No need convincing me, I and my children love Milano!

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  2. My favorite treat varies - salty, chips and salsa, or sweet, ice cream. I relax during day with my computer, reading blogs and articles about decorating, current events, and Christianity.

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  3. Yes, each afternoon I recharge with a large flavored iced tea and sometimes add a cookie. Love to surf the web and check out the blogs while I sip on my iced tea :)

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  4. Hi Marty! I love your desk area and all the black and white and gold touches. Those cookies are some of my favorites and perfect for that mid afternoon crash! xo Nancy

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  5. I like to take hot bubble bath to relax

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/595257763011297281

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  7. I love to take a hot shower or get a massage to relax. My favorite treat is ice cream of course. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  8. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/595286911964434432 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  9. You have such a nice space! I like to squirrel away with a cup of organic tea, and a homemade scone or biscuit with jam, or a no-bake energy bar, and read a good magazine!

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  10. You have such a nice space! I like to squirrel away with a cup of organic tea, and a homemade scone or biscuit with jam, or a no-bake energy bar, and read a good magazine!

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  11. Yes, I like to take time to relax and rewind by going on a nature walk or by enjoying a cup of coffee.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. Yes, I like to take time to relax and rewind by going on a nature walk or by enjoying a cup of coffee.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. I like to relax by reading a good book.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  15. Marty,
    Adorable vignette on your "desk", dear friend!!!
    Hot tea and sometimes a "nosh" in the form of cookie,
    cupcake or muffin around 3pm daily works for me!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. I like to relax with a good book and a cup of crushed ice. Nothing like it.

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  17. I pamper myself with a mug of hot tea - usually English Breakfast or English Afternoon- and an energy bar. Must have some chocolate in it!

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  18. I have been known to purchase and indulge in Milano cookies, yes :)

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  19. I love Milano Cookies with a hot cup of Caramel Coffee, and I also love Rice Crispie treats with chocolate on them! I am addicted to these treats!

    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I spend “me” moments early in the morning before everyone wakes up. I catch up on emails and just enjoy the silence.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  22. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/595363461351219201

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  23. I love to grab a novel and sit in my favorite chair and escape for awhile.

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  24. Marty, your desk area is so pretty! And yes, me time is SO important!

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  25. Those are indeed my favorite cookies Marty! That is my kind of way of unwinding too.

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  26. I unwind with a hot bubble bath and I treat myself with these cookies.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  27. I like to unwind with a long hot shower and a bowl of ice cream. I also love to cuddle up and take a nap. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  28. I unwind her at my NEW desk too, Marty. I don't have any Milano cookies right now but DO have some PF coconut ones, and they are hidden here in my desk:):)

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  29. I try to take time to relax and rewind at least once a day. My favorite treat is cheesecake.

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  30. I tweeted about this promotion. https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/595611004890980353

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  31. I wish I had the creative juices you have. Your home always looks so nice and everything is pulled together. How do you do that?

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  32. reading a good book

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  33. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/596024936575213569

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  34. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/596051995674472448
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  35. Reading (just about anything) or writing in one of my many journals.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  36. https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/596107777086455808

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  37. I enjoy reading while enjoying a nice glass of wine

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  38. I take time to practice yoga whenever possible. Coffee, tea and cookies are my favorite treats.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  39. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/596170007240773633

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  40. Yes, I do relax and rewind with a good book or a movie.

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  41. tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/596201496384966658

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  42. tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/596201496384966658

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  43. Yes, I do relax and rewind with a good book or a movie.

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  44. I love to relax with coffee or a soda every now and then. At night I love to curl up on the couch and watch netflix or read a book.

    Kristin G
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

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  45. I like to put my feet up and have a cup of tea and any of the Pepperidge Farms cookies. hall490@comcast.net

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  46. I like to make a cup of coffee, grab a good book, and read a bit in the quiet of my bedroom.

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  47. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/596326956896886784

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  48. I do take time, I like to relax with a mixed drink and some good music.

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  49. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/596399893490479104

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  50. I never really take time to unwind, my kids never give me that opportunity. My favorite treat is Chex Puppy Chow, LOVE chex ix with powdered sugar and chocolate.... yummmmmmmm

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  51. Chocolate cookies always top my list!! :)

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  52. Yes i always take time to relax and unwind everyday. I make sure to point aside time just for me. I like to relax in my sun room, with a cup of tea, a good read, and my favorite dark chocolate cherries.

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  53. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/597273437799784448

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  54. I like to take a coffee break in the afternoon.

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  55. i like to relax on my patio with a cup of iced coffee.


    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  56. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/600319775953297408

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  57. My favorite treat is a good cup of coffee with my husband!

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  58. I tweeted https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/602266135124312064
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  59. I like to unwind by watching the hummingbirds at our feeder neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Oh yeah. I need to take a few minute to unwind everyday! It's a healthy thing to do. My favorite treat to go with that is a cup of tea and cookies...any thing with dark chocolate will do.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  61. tweeted:
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  62. I unwind with a long spin class session all by myself. It feels great to work out and refresh my body!
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  64. I love to sit in my backyard with an iced tea and watch the birds. A Milano (or two!) could only make this better...

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  65. My favorite way to take time for myself is a cup of tea, a cookie and a nice magazine
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  66. tweeted
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    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  67. I love apple pie with a crumb topping with whipped cream on top.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  68. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/610192116065660930

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  69. Relaxing is one of my favorite things to do :) One of my favorite treats is cookies or ice cream! :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  70. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/610355993344479233
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  71. I like to do yoga to unwind and relax and my favorite summer treat is a cup of coffee with my favorite cookies!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. One of my favorites is my 'lazy days'; I spend a whole day doing nothing productive. I read, listen to music, take a walk, watch old movies, take a long bubble bath, sip some wine or eat some dark chocolate.....and sometimes just daydream the day away. This is a rare treat for me.

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  73. https://twitter.com/Attea2d/status/610447122438193152

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  74. I like to take time out to take a hot bath and relax afterwards with hot chocolate and cookies.

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  75. I enjoy reading a good book and relaxing. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/610469482218307585
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  77. My favorite treat is cheesecake. Thanks for the giveaway! :))

    Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

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  78. I do take a few moments for myself every day and my favorite treat is anything with dark chocolate.

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  80. I like to take time for myself with a good book and a glass of wine, or a cup of hot cocoa.

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  81. I like caramel corn and pretzels. Sweet and salty treat

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  82. Love something in quiet - like a facial, massage or steam. Been years but a tired, working mom can dream! tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  83. I love to unwind by doing some at home spa treatments or taking a nice run on a pretty day
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  84. I relax and rewind with watching Netflix faves.
    And I so enjoy an iced coffee.
    thank you

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/610686210437066752

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  86. I relax by reading in bed in the evening.

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  87. I love to lay around watching movies or TV with my favorite snack. My go to snack is always popcorn! Brittney House

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  88. I do take time to rewind and recharge myself. I like to include a cold glass of iced tea and a cookie or two!

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  89. tweet: https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/611312715034968065

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  90. I do take time to relax, and my favorite treat is ice cream.
    stigay at comcast.net

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  91. I take time to relax every day and my favorite treat is vanilla frozen yogurt.

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  92. I take time to relax each day. My favorite treat is chips ahoy cookies.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  93. My favorite treat is anything chocolate especially cake, brownie, cupcake etc. Rosanne rosans@comcast.net

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  94. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/612788868350390272 Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  95. I like to read a book while drinking coffee.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  96. Milano cookies dipped in a DQ hot fudge sundae.

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  97. I try to take time each evening to relax, my favorite treat is a bowl of icecream.

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  98. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/614597766090600448

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. i relax every afternoon when i get home from work - i enjoy watching my soaps or reading a book

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. Usually a bit of ice cream and a good book works for me. But a Milano cookie would work just as well. :)

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  101. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/614644020246093825
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  102. My favorite indulgence to relax and rewind is a glass of wine with some cheese and fruit.

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/614687614990315520

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  104. My me time is sitting on my balcony reading a good book and drinking a glass of wine.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  105. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/614825644250296320

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  106. I unwind by running everyday
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  107. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/614844889076006912
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  108. Yes I take time to relax and my favorite treat is pumpkin spice coffee

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  109. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/614930865446064129

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  110. I like me time that I can read a book – sometimes I play hide and seek with the kids and find a few moments of peace since I’m such a good hider. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  111. truckredford(at)gmail(dot(com) https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/614942319104495616

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  112. I like having a coffee on my porch swing.

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  113. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/614997309852663808

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  114. I like to relax in the bath and as a treat I love to eat ice cream

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  115. I like to have coffee and read a book to relax.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  116. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/615194036857610240

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  117. https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/615220911562604544

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  118. I love to sit outside and read a good book

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  119. My "me time" is usually early in the morning before the rest of my family wakes up. I like to enjoy a cup of tea and read the Bible
    iamdadtastic@gmail.com

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  120. tweet https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/615255197292466176
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  121. my fav treat is ice cream - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  122. I like to sit in the sun with a good book - and maybe a few yummy cookies!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  123. I try to relax with my headphones on and a long run to my favorite songs.

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  124. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/615579300755021824

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  125. Every once and a while I get some un-wind time. When I do, I love cookies with homemade hot cocoa. Very relaxing and satisfying!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  126. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/615615414156922880

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  127. Yes, I try to relax before sleepy time; I heart a rare beef tenderloin.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  128. Yes, I try to read for a bit each day. I like tea while I read.

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  129. https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/615646845746872326

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  130. I like to catch up on my TV shows!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  131. Being my dad's caretaker and my grandbaby's part time babysitter, I enjoy a caramel latte when they both are napping.

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  132. I like to soak in the tub while reading when I have the time. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  133. I like to sit out on our patio and enjoy a cup of coffee. I am a sweetaholic so I can't name a favorite.

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  134. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/615734768169320448

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  135. I like to take time to do a crossword puzzle.

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  136. Need to go to gym and then hot coffee make me feel lot better

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  137. https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/615831338822856704

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  138. My My favorite treat is a hot bath, a good book, and a glass of sweet iced tea.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  139. tweeted
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    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  140. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2015/05/take-five-and-rewind_74.html

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  141. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/615958711392174081
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  142. I have down time every evening with my partner. I love ordering pizza and laying in bed. LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  143. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/615961795912683520
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  144. I do take time and like to read while snacking on these

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  145. https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/615981343521021952

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  146. I try to and it would be mini snickers

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  147. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/615982532715245568

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  148. I like to read before bed. and dark chocolate for my treat.

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  149. I take time to relax unwind by taking long hot bubble baths. My favorite treat is a Almond Joy candy bar.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  150. I take time to relax and rewind by savoring the moment.

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  151. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/616023360279986176

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  152. chocolate anything, is my favorite indulgence

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  153. chocolate anything, is my favorite indulgence

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  154. I love to unwind by reading, having a cup of tea and maybe even a cookie!

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