Linda G. Hill

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#SoCS – High Times

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High time I got around to writing my SoCS post, eh? I have 24 minutes ’til Sunday. I finally have time to myself. Got my glass of wine and my brand new container of Pringles that I just opened but suspect are somehow already stale. The expiry date is on the bottom of the tube, but it’s too dark here on the couch to read it. I can get up and hold it over my head near the light – I just sat down though. Time to be lazy. High time, in fact.

High time too that I changed my Gravatar picture. It’s now a selfie I took (hey, selfie isn’t a typo according to my spellchecker!) a year and a half ago in my hotel room in Akihabara. (Spellcheck doesn’t like that word.) I figure I’ve been depicted as a mannequin in a Santa hat long enough.

Update: the further down I go in my tube of Pringles, the fresher they get. And I’m out of wine. Be right back.

Miss me? Of course not. I wasn’t gone long. Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, highs and lows.

I’ve been measuring my days, of late, in terms of productivity and I don’t like it. My best friend (hi John!) always says that it’s a good day if he’s been productive and it kinda bugged me when he said it. Because good days should sometimes consist of doing nothing. (I almost wrote something rude – something my dog probably wouldn’t have appreciated.) The reason I feel this way is because if I do do nothing or get little done no matter how hard I try, I get stressed. And what good does it do to get stressed out about something I didn’t do in the past? There’s nothing I can do to change it.

I talk about this now because I have an entire week to look forward to of having Alex, my youngest, home with me. I’m going to get fuck all done (thanks, wine) and I don’t want to get upset about that because I know me, and I know I’m going to take that upsetness (thanks again, wine) out on my poor innocent angel. (Ha! I’ve gotta stop drinking. Oh look, Pringles!)

Okay, so my kid can get downright obnoxious when he wants to. But he mostly does it when I’m trying to ignore him and get my own work done. I know, I know, I can’t expect him to behave and do his own thing if I dote on him. He needs to learn to play and do things independently, and respect that I can’t always pay attention to him. But there’s a fine line there, I think. I’ll just have to be happy knowing that productivity, this week, is gonna be low.

This late and tipsy post is brought to you be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click the link to find everybody’s posts in the comments! https://lindaghill.com/2017/08/04/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-517/

P.S. The Pringles aren’t supposed to expire until Sept. 2018, so the top must have been open. I’m gonna die!!
Waiter! More wine! I wanna go down happy …

Author: LindaGHill

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

27 thoughts on “#SoCS – High Times

  1. I use to struggle with this too, so I changed my definition of “productivity”. Time doing nothing is now, recharging and doing something for myself. Afterall that’s productive, we all need to do it.

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  2. I was up at 6:45, immediately doing things. I didn’t do a single thing for myself until 8am when I poured a cup of coffee and thought, Ah, I have all day now! But then I saw someone’s glasses on the counter, so I walked those over, and then on my way home, I saw the trash bin had been emptied, so I put that back. I looked up in the window and noticed my plant should be turned, so I did that. Then I thought he was a bit dry, so I watered him and decided to check all the moisture levels in all the houseplants. And then I almost re-potted two of them, but I remembered I poured that cuppa coffee so I could sit down and enjoy myself a while!!!
    Thank you, Linda and wine and Pringles, for being here for me when I was almost swept up into productivity entirely! Yes, some days we need more nothing. I hope your time balances out this week.

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  3. Ooooh I do love a tube of Pringles! That is the problem though. I can work my way through one without even thinking!
    I get het up when I can’t geet anything done as well, but as far as my blog goes, I have had to accept that sometimes I just can’t do it. It does rankle though, but like you said, stressing out of things you can’t change is not going to help anything.
    I’m sending you some more wine jut in case you need it. (You are NOT having my Pringles though)!! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

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  4. Productivity is great, but sometimes you gotta just be. Those are happy moments. With or without wine. (Wine is good too.)

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    • *deep breath* Yes. As soon as I’ve finished replying to comments, I think I’ll sit down with a book and a cup of tea. (Tea isn’t as good as wine, but it’s where the mood is taking me tonight. πŸ™‚ )
      Cheers! ❀

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  5. So much of my life has been do, do, do. It became ingrained as a way of life. I’m trying to give myself a break now and then an just be.

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  6. The thinking with Pringles is once you open it, you just keep popping it into your mouth. I understand your angst with the productivity part. It’s something I struggle with, trying not to beat myself up when I feel that I fell short of my expectations. Enjoy your moments πŸ™‚

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  7. No one is ever going to accuse you of writing posts that sound scriptedπŸ˜‰

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  8. Thanks for including us in the late night wandering. ” Got my glass of wine and my brand new container of Pringles…” – That’s just about perfect. Here’s wishing you a good week.

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  9. I’m back. True what ,Rita says. We do all have up s and downs. Here is to the good times.

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  11. We all have our highs and lows Linda… enjoy your time ‘out’!

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  12. Wine, pringles and a keyboard = honesty and Anglo Saxon phrases. Life a bitch but you are a star.. and an author! πŸ™ƒπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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