Not a creature was stirring

Given the available options, would you be stirring?

You could, after all, be sunbathing on the beach.

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Of course, you might have to haul yourself out of the waves every now and again.

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Or you could nap in a sunny wading pool with your siblings.

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Maybe you could relax among the orchids.

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Perhaps a shark's gotta swim, but a flat fish who wants to blend in can take things slower.

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And a snake who stirs is much easier to distinguish from a vine.

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Here's hoping that those of you longing for some downtime get a chance to relax with the ones you love.

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Here's hoping that those of you longing for some downtime get a chance to relax with the ones you love.

Thanks! Here is hoping the same for You! Happy New Year!
Dave Briggs :~)