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Just Jot It January 2nd – Pause/Paws #SoCS


Does a pregnant pause give birth to little pauses after nine months? And how did it get pregnant in the first place? Was it, perhaps, inseminated by a break? A comma? Probably wasn’t a period. … think about that one for a minute.

I probably don’t pause often enough to contemplate how grateful I am for the life I have. Great friends, a loving family, a roof over my head and a boiler in the basement that works, enough food on the table and laughter all over the house. True, it’s not always easy. But I’m pretty content with it. Of course a warm sunny beach in my back yard year round would make it perfect…

So when do I pause? In the shower for sure. It’s really the only place I’m not pulled away from by the needs of everyone else. It’s rare to sit down to a meal without having to get up half a dozen times. Same with doing the dishes, cooking, sitting at the computer writing a SoCS post.

I’m back. See? You didn’t even notice the pause. πŸ˜‰

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

54 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 2nd – Pause/Paws #SoCS

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  5. Brilliant opening paragraph …. has me doubled over laughing in delight and glee XD

    thanks for the wonderful prompt


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  8. OK I haven’t the slightest idea what I am doing in this blogging community but I love stuff like this challenge. Linda, loved your post and thanks for the challenge idea you have going. Not sure how to do to do pingbacks or to link in one of my posts…..yet….will be joining soon. Until I figure out what I am doing I will continue to enjoy reading everyone’s post. Thanks


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  14. I’ve always wondered about those pregnant pauses, too.
    Is English really a gendered language after all? If pauses are female and can reproduce . . . unless, of course, male punctuation can get pregnant . . .
    Great prompt to start the new year. Think I pinged, but if I didn’t . . . .
    And, I’m still editing my comment from yesterday about editing. πŸ˜‰

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  22. I do my best pausing in the tub. I think it’s because I never take a phone or a laptop or a book into the tub. I’m far too clumsy.
    (Also, enjoyed comma pregnancy imagery πŸ˜› Haha!)

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  25. I also get to avoid everything in the shower. Good place to think and tough to use electronics. Here is a ling to my JusJoJan post

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  27. Sometimes I wish life had a pause button. So we can pause the good moments and treasure them a little longer. And for the bad times, pause for a moment to catch our breath.

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  28. I did actually notice the pause but as you know I am far to polite to mention it……

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  30. Great food for thought. πŸ™‚


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  33. Wow. This is a great flow of words. May attempt a SoCS next time. I did not notice the pause.


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  36. I did not notice.


  37. What a great way to combine them! πŸ˜„May I do the same? Hmm… ‘Cos am not supposed to edit the post for SoCS.


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