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SoCS: Camera, Camping, Camels, and Camelot

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Our prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “cam.” Find a word that contains “cam” or use it as is. Enjoy!

Camera. I use my phone. There’s a camera in my closet that is frozen as in stuck. I am so not mechanical. Maybe one day, I’ll get it fixed or looked at. But my phone takes good enough photos for me – just for fun, for now. Cameras are amazing when you stop and think about it. So much of our culture depends on them, for better or for worse. Let’s keep the most beautiful, life enhancing pictures and videos.

Camping. It’s been a long time since I went camping. I miss the camp fire and the smell it leaves on my clothes. But I don’t miss the sleeping on the ground. If I ever go camping again, I’ll be sleeping on a THICK foam pad, or in a bed in a camper, or a cabin. Maybe I’ll have a camp fire in the back yard this winter.

Camel. I’d walk a mile for one in my twenties if it was the only cigarette available. Thank God I don’t smoke anymore! The camel is a symbol of sobriety, since camels can go a long time without drinking. But they can’t go forever, and they’d want water. Water is the best thing to drink as long as it’s not contaminated. We finally got a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water at our kitchen sink, because our city water is too risky. Some people call city water Gen X water which is one of the contaminants. Camels got the wise men to baby Jesus. I hope they had enough water.

Camelot! It was a song and a movie. So romantic. At least when I first saw the movie and the play. Seems like it was in high school. Now, I’m irritated at Guinevere for cheating on Arthur. But I don’t know if that really happened. But I still like the music in musicals.

I was going to try to capture the romance of the movie I watched in my youth, or the play, but alas, there is no use. Monty Python figured that out.

I trust that no animals were hurt in this silliness.

Writing this Friday evening, who knows how I’ll feel in the morning after getting my covid booster this afternoon. There’s going to be some movie watching for sure. It’s nice not to have any other plans.

Update: The nurse said effects, if any, from my 1/2 dose of vaccine which is what the booster is, would kick in after about 12 hours. It was more like 8. My immune system cranked up at 10pm last night and has been going strong since. Maybe I shouldn’t have picked staying with moderna for consistency, but at least I know I’m building immunity, or so I tell myself – chanting in my head: Immunity! Immunity! Immunity! Even if it’s not 100%. It’s a good thing. Now, I’m going back to bed.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “SoCS: Camera, Camping, Camels, and Camelot

  1. I hope the side effects pass quickly, JoAnna. Good job on the prompt, from cameras to camels to camping and Camelot – quite a stream. It’s hard to go wrong with Monty Python.

  2. I had such a busy week and got my flu shot yesterday. There’s going to be a lot of TV watching today.

  3. I love campfires, JoAnna. They are comforting and relaxing and even better is how food tastes over a campfire. I hope you are able to go camping again or have a toasty fire in your backyard.

    I bought a Berkey water filter system this last spring and I love it. The water tastes much better and although our city water is not bad, I like the idea that this system filters out even more of the bad stuff.

    I hope you feel better from the booster shot. I hope to get one soon, if the CDC recommends, so I can breathe a little easier through the winter.

    • Having the cleanest water we can get and getting the booster are some of those prevention measures we can thankfully control. Been thinking of having a campfire this winter, maybe in the early part of lent with a drum circle. I appreciate the encouragement, Mary.

  4. I hope your symptoms pass quickly. We are twins. I got my 1/2 dose Moderna yesterday too. Around five thirtyish. And I felt good this morning as we left at 6:30 AM for our walk. Now I’m back home with only a sore arm at injection site. And hoping that’s as bad as it gets.

  5. Except for the silliness line, you even got a word starting with c in each of the other paragraphs

  6. I like the nature quite a bit but never have been able to deal with camping. Some people conk right out but there simply is no sleeping outdoors for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • I generally did not sleep well when camping and the ground has gotten harder as I’ve gotten older. The only exception was the time I camped near a river that sang to me all night long. That was a wonderful sleep.

  7. Thank you for sharing a part of your world!!… hope you mend soon, good thing you got the vaccination now and not over Thanksgiving and the holidays… once I left the military, the only camping I did was in a camper but we use to go camping every chance we had, especially the long weekends.. haven’t got the booster yet, but got the first shot and the flu shot… still taking the necessary precautions with the mask, etc… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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