Life in progress

#SoCS – Abashed


I’m abashed to realize that I am, again, late to my own bash.

Meaning my prompt.

‘Coz I ain’t gonna make it before midnight.

But I needed a break. Alex has finally gone to his dad’s for the weekend, for the second time this year, and I’ve spent most of the day either working or catching up on the things I needed to get done.

Did I get a break? I got a break from the pressure I usually have hanging over me … but to really take a break,

you’d have to bash me over the head and drag me away.

What I need is an honest to goodness vacation.

Somewhere I have no access to social media,

somewhere that the sky is blue, the beach is warm, the sea spread out before me with waves glittering under the sunlight,

somewhere I can close my eyes.

And drift away, without a care in the world.

Hell, I’d even take a dingy hotel room in the middle of a strange city at this rate.

Tokyo is strange.

Why did the angry chicken cross the road? To get away from KFC …?

SoCS badge by Pamela, at

This rather late post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click the following link to find all the other posts in the comments, and join in! It’s fun!


Author: Linda G. Hill

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

27 thoughts on “#SoCS – Abashed

  1. I love your vacation vision. Not the dingy hotel. Find the blue sky over glittering water.


  2. I’m glad you got a break. I know you need a real vacation. I am nearing one. Like, I’m starting to think about it. I will say, I had a nap on the sofa for about an hour and it FELT like a mini vacay, soooo… 🙂


  3. You’ll have all the modern American conveniences in Toykyo, just way to many people, like huge ant bed.


  4. Sometimes we take breaks where we can find them: small, incomplete, brief, interrupted … And yet, it is better than not taking any breaks at all … So … don’t bash yourself for feeling late to your own bash. … It’s all good …
    As for the sunshine, beach, and calm … Sign me up!


  5. I hope you find a way to get a real break. Sometimes, stress seems cumulative. A break seems to reset the level. And, I don’t blame that chicken.


  6. Life is not for the faint hearted, Linda, and it is more challenging when you face it as a single parent. I too am like the white rabbit, always late for everything. Better late than never, I say. Thank you again for your wonderful help.


  7. Come over here for The Bash… You’ll get a break!

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  8. I hope that you’ll get your time off.


  9. Thanks for this Linda. I almost missed it too ‘coz of mom life..but it’s fun and it’s better late than never:)


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