Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy!
The first thing I thought of was the song, “Home,” by Cat Stevens, from the album, Numbers. I’ll share that at the end of the post because that’s where it traditionally goes. Not that tradition is the be all and end all of everything. In the episcopal church tradition is one leg of the three-legged stool, along with scripture and reason. That reason part is part of the reason I go to an episcopal church as my home church.
I haven’t been to church in three weeks since I’ve been home sick. I like staying home most of the time, but I do miss singing in church. It will be a while before I can do that because of this nagging, dry cough. I got a new medication for it, so maybe it’s on its way out. Ricola cough drops have come in pretty handy.
Yesterday was the first cool day we’ve had here in a very long time. The high was in the 70s! It was wonderful! I love autumn. I got so excited to put in my orange, glowy, flickering light bulb on the front porch. I think I’ll make soup today. Looking forward to pumpkin or sweet potato pie and feeling well enough to walk Marley to the park. When we come back home, and walk through the gate, I tell him, “GO HOME,” at least twice, so if he ever runs off and someone tells him to GO HOME, he will know what that means.
I wish everyone had a safe home, a place where they feel comfortable, at least a safe, comfortable room or corner. Home really should be safe. If it’s not, get help. Please. Everyone deserves to have a safe place.
It is very possible that I have shared Cat Stevens’ “Home” here and not that long ago. Well, maybe everyone didn’t see it or hear it. I don’t mind listening to it again. Here it is: https://youtu.be/OmnIOc3WN5o
I was checking my photos and had taken some of the TV when I watched the Home Alone movies, 1 and 2. They are two of the many movies I can watch over and over again, along with Elf. When my son was about five or six, people were always saying, “He looks like that kid in the Home Alone movie.” He actually did. Now, not so much.
Here’s a picture of my son, age 7, with his new baby sister in 1993: (That was almost 30 years ago!)
Here’s the feel good ending of Home Alone 2. Kevin is giving a gift to the homeless lady who became his friend and saved him from the bad guys.
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September 24, 2022 at 10:12 am
Love the photo of your children
September 24, 2022 at 4:37 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I took a photo of an old photo that was probably developed from film at the pharmacy. I think that’s how I did it back then.
September 24, 2022 at 10:28 am
Lovely post, JoAnn a. I hope you recover soon!
September 24, 2022 at 4:39 pm
Thank you, Maggie. I’m working on it. The slow progress is growing my patience. When I am well, I will try to hold on to gratitude for that as long as I can.
October 2, 2022 at 11:00 am
I hope by now you are much improved.
October 2, 2022 at 9:20 pm
Thanks! I am much improved!
October 3, 2022 at 12:32 pm
That is wonderful to hear!
September 24, 2022 at 11:28 am
JoAnna, you’ve got a great point that everyone deserves a safe home.
September 24, 2022 at 8:50 pm
Thanks, Lauren. I wish everyone did. Dogs and cats, too.
September 24, 2022 at 10:56 pm
September 24, 2022 at 11:42 am
I love Home Alone 💓. I am sorry you are sick. I’ve had a dreadful cough since I had covid in March. I was given new treatments yesterday by the doctor.
September 24, 2022 at 9:04 pm
Oh no! I’m sorry the dreadful cough is still with you. I hope it goes away soon. I had a negative quick covid test Sept 5. Waiting on the results for the more accurate one from two days ago. I’m watching Home Alone again now like background music. 🙂
September 25, 2022 at 5:03 am
September 24, 2022 at 12:59 pm
I agree: “Everyone deserves to have a safe place.” Tragically, not all homes are safe places. Here’s hope that you will soon return to enjoying good health 🙂
September 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm
Thank you, Rosaliene. It is tragic that not everyone is safe at home.
September 24, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Such as precious picture of your children
September 24, 2022 at 9:18 pm
Thanks. He was a very nurturing big brother being 7 years older than her.
September 25, 2022 at 1:47 am
That was a great scene. Gets me every time.
September 25, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Me too. Glad you liked it.
September 25, 2022 at 4:05 am
I do hope you are fully well soon.
September 25, 2022 at 8:54 pm
Thank you, Derrick. I don’t remember being sick this long before. But it’s mostly just the cough now.
September 25, 2022 at 8:25 am
Thank you for sharing!!.. I think that with today’s technology and knowledge, that many caring and understanding people are able to work with others so they know someone is there for them and to help make their home a safe and better place.. it may not make the headlines, but it is happening…. 🙂
Hope your home is filled with love and happiness and you are on the mend and 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!
September 25, 2022 at 8:57 pm
Good point, Larry. There is more help available now than in the past.
September 27, 2022 at 4:49 pm
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