Thursday, September 10, 2015

Loaf: Just Do It


Does anyone still say "loaf" anymore? As in "I'm not going to do anything this week but loaf." I'm going to do my part to launch a comeback for the word "loaf."

Many bloggin' buddies are worn out and stressed. Some are dealing with illness or job issues and others are going through struggles that seem to come one after another.

Take care of you. Put you first, even when others put you last; do what you need to do for you. And if all you need is a rest - demand it, take it, enjoy it and recharge.

If you need permission, print out your coupon and present it to anyone who tries to say you can't loaf when you want to. Of course, you can! You've got the equivalent of a hall pass right here. Who wouldn't accept my Loaf Pass? I want names and phone numbers.

After all,  you're my peeps. Don't make me come over there.

53 comments:

  1. I'm going to have that tattooed on my palm and make the action 'talk to the hand' even more emphatic.

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  2. Hi, dear Cherdo!

    I'm glad you posted this. It's important for all of us to keep our priorities straight, set boundaries and limits and learn to say "no" when people are pulling us in every direction at once.

    As far as blogging goes, I have never before attempted to keep up such a frantic pace. If I allowed myself to do it, I could spend all day every day catching up with friends on their blogs and servicing my own blog. I would have little or no time left for family or just to take a walk, get some fresh air and have a life. Fact is, I am at the saturation point and near the burn-out point, and I need to take a step back. Genuine friends will understand if I need to visit them less often. It doesn't mean that I have stopped caring about them. It just means that I have started caring more about myself, my physical and mental health and my family.

    Thank you, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. Genuine friends will understand, but I won't. hahahahaha

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  3. DOC CHERDO ~
    I still use the word "loaf". But, you know me, I'm Old School and I refuse to let some of the gems from the past die, while I continue to invent many of my own. As the saying goes: Find a void and fill it. That goes for words, too. Even with as many "American" words as there is, I still seems to find needs and supply what's needed.

    Of course, sometimes I just say the same thing in my own way. I ain't never been a follower. I can find the pit to fall in on my own - thank you very much!

    Love to loaf. Love to laugh. Laughin' 'N' Loafin' - that's a song that needs to be written.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Loafer'

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  4. Over the years, secretary at work would ask what was wrong with me when I called in sick. I'd say things like parvo --a dog disease-- or gender confusion --after she'd seen me handing a bouquet of geranium cuttings to a fellow gardener. She'd say "Brat!" Then I decided to retire 6 years ago and called in old. She said "Brat!" I sure miss her, and those morning calls that just meant I needed to loaf. I suspect we come from a more humane economy, Cherdo, one in which the right to loaf was honored if one's work didn't suffer. Your coupon certainly reflects that kinder world and I, an erstwhile brat, am in total support of it.

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  5. I haven't used the word 'loaf', except in reference to bread, in yonks.

    I shall apply your remedy Doc Cherdo, but c'mon over and loaf a while if you want to.

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  6. I use the word chill. And I am very, very good at it.

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  7. What a great reminder, thanks for sharing that. Greetings!

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  8. I was told to loaf just the other day, or was that to pick up a loaf at the bakery after work, I forget, must be working too hard :)

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  9. I agree! I, for one, need to learn how to say "no" when my schedule is just way too full.

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  10. I read this with a smile and a nod. It says what I'd been thinking. In my profession, we work 8 hours a day, not counting the lunch hour. If the office is closed because of snow, we are expected to take out our trusty computers and work from home. (our private laptops, purchased and owned by us, are synched [sp?] with the corporate system.) You can't get away. And now we don't have vacation days. We take them when we need them...and people tend to take less.time now.

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  11. I am printing out this coupon now!! I will present my coupon as early as today because i intend on doing some LOAFing in the very near future. Thanks so much for sharing the coupon. Its genius!

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    1. Laminate it, if you must, sweet friend!

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  12. "Loaf" sounds so much better than, "Lay on my dead ass."
    The effect's the same.

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    1. Please, Penwusser. Lie on your dead ass. These mistakes occur when certain people don't take advantage of assistance from a great editor.

      Love,
      Janie

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    2. Maybe it's better than lying ABOUT my dead ass?

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    3. The truth will set you free, Al Penwasser. Man, I've missed you.

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  13. Cherdo, thanks for the coupon! I need it today, as I'm planning on withdrawing from a team retreat that I'm just not in the frame of mind for. I feel a bit guilty, but the Good Lord just isn't speaking to me on this one!

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  14. I'm all for loafing! Yeah, loafing! Restores the mind and body but most of all the spirit!

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  15. But I want you to come over here. I haven't heard anyone say loaf in a long time unless it's Willy Dunne Wooters saying we need to get a loaf of bread out of the freezer. What about you? When do you give yourself permission to loaf?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I will eventually go on permanent loaf; right now, it's slice by slice.

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  16. Lady C ~
    I'm usually 'goofing' off. Lately I'm between paintings and postings. Goof-off time being later in my day. I appreciate your post - and I'll use the coupon (smile).

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    1. You can make multiple copies of the coupon...no expiration date...

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  17. My mother is going to watch my kiddo this weekend, so my Other and I are definitely going to loaf before he leaves for his week-long business trip. I think I may start the loafing tomorrow, even. Or now. Let's go with forever :)

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    1. Don't loaf about starting the beginning of your loafing.

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  18. I am the Queen of The Loafers! It's all I do. Well that and rub Ben - Gay on all my fibromyalgia aches and pains. Is that cheating?

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  19. I'm a professional loafer. It is what I do best. Thanks for the permission. :)

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  20. I loaf enough I should have been named Bread. But only when I can afford to.

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  21. Thanks for giving me permission to loaf. My wife would like to speak with you....

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  22. Oh I still use Loaf and enjoy doing this when I can. It is fun to loaf around:) May the loaf be with you:)

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  23. I don't need permission to do what I do naturally, but I do appreciate the offer. ;)

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  24. I do my share of loafing, but I never use that word. My father used to use the word sometimes to admonish me into doing stuff.

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    1. Come to think of it, my Dad used "loafing around" as an admonishment, too.

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  25. More and more I find it easy to give myself that kind of permission. There are roses out there that I haven't sniffed yet!

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    1. With practice, it's a breeze. Go for it!

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  26. How refreshing! I'm redeeming my pass...soon! :-) Thanks, Cherdo!

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  27. I like your idea Cherdo! And I'm fine with loafing. I can loaf no problem! I work hard enough that when it gets to the point of needing to recharge, I'm all about it. Good reminder!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  28. I printed the coupon and presented to my boss. He would not accept it. :(
    But you are right, sometimes you need a little time off.
    Nothing wrong with that. Loaf as much as you want.

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  29. I've never used the word "loaf" like that other than to say "loaf of bread." haha "Take care of you" is great advice. We all get so caught up in blogging and all of our struggles that we don't often take care of ourselves.

    Take care of you, Cherdo!

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  30. LOL, I still say I'm gonna "loaf around the house" when I don't feel like doing anything. A good word. I'll use the coupon next weekend though, too busy this weekend.

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  31. I think the word loaf has developed rigor mortis by now. Ain't gonna be revived ;)

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  32. I haven't seen you in a week and hope you are well and just taking a break. Thinking of you:)

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  33. Cherdo, yes I do use the phrase "loaf around" on occasion. I admit, I used it more when I was younger than I do now, instead I replaced it with goof off.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo