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03 Jun, 2008

Please leave a message at the sound of the beep

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I would much rather be tucked away like this today:

doll quilt

… but that’s not going to happen. It’s time to snap into action, not loll around.

It’s been a pretty stressful week around here and I have deadlines galore.

My mantra today:

There ARE enough hours in the day.
There ARE enough hours in the day.
There ARE enough hours in the day.
There ARE enough hours in the day.

3 Responses to "Please leave a message at the sound of the beep"

1 | porter

June 3rd, 2008 at 8:19 am


ohhhh me too, today is a great day to stay in bed and read. too bad i’ve got laundry to do. i’m going to bake chocolate chippy cookies with the girls too. wish you lived close so you could come and get some.

2 | Marla

June 3rd, 2008 at 9:24 am


You’ve inspired a post…

3 | Marla

June 3rd, 2008 at 9:25 am


(again, I mean)

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