Monday, December 12, 2011

Tick Tock, Tick Tock… Why is That Clock So Loud?

I am in mourning. I'm not sure how long it will last. When you lose someone so near and dear to your heart, it can take quite some time to get over it. My camera and I had been together for years. Like glue. My best friend. Now she's dead and I'm not quite sure what to do without her.

It seems I'm a visual person. I need the photos in order to write. They are my inspiration. Sure, I could tell you about how Little Joey rubbed noses with me this morning and then tried to eat my coat but, it just isn't the same, because a picture tells 1000 words. Without the photo, you can't see how stinkin' cute he is. Or how much his nuzzling made me swoon. I'd have to use words for that. I'm really more of a picture book kind of gal.

I've placed an order for a new best friend. Not of the quality of the old friend. I cannot afford her greatness (good grief have you priced a DSLR lately?) It seems like it is taking forever for the UPS man to get here with it. That's probably okay. It gives me time to mourn and adjust to the idea. And is certainly a better option than going out and fighting the Christmas shoppers this time of year. Those people are crazy. I'll try not to scare the delivery guy when he gets here by pouncing on him. I can't guarantee anything though.

11 comments:

Karen Patrick said...

So glad your mourning is about to be over. I know how hard it is to lose someone (thing) you love. Keep your chin up, kiddo. I'm sitting here waiting for my new sewing machine to show up. I can tell you when it will - the second I sew the last stitch on the quilt I am making for my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas - that's when it will show up. UPS man beware.

Historical Ken said...

I do not want to even THINK about losing my camera!!
My mind won't even go there - - - -
I hope your new best friend arrives soon!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Hope your new camera comes today ... don't want to miss Christmas memories because of no camera.

Muffy's Marks said...

Drive faster Mr. UPS man. You are on an emergency mission. I hope that big brown truck pulls up today or tomorrow.

Michelle said...

I don't know; I think you do just FINE with words. But I know how you feel about the camera, though. Been there; felt that.

Tammy said...

I can kinda sorta feel your pain. For a brief moment a few weeks ago, I was sure my trusted friend had also expired. When I turned it on, the screen showed black with a tiny orange dot in the center! Agonizing over it, pushing buttons, trying to understand what a black screen with an orange dot meant took up several long moments....until I realized it was a picture I had taken of the moon.... Geez. Although I know the day is coming when my camera expires, it has once more soldiered on, despite it's idiot owner. Hope yours comes quickly and you form a new friendship.
Tammy

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Our UPS drivers go pretty fast so it shouldn't be long now. They just left California headed for Indiana.

Leigh said...

Oh Christine, that's tragic indeed. When I smashed my camera (left it on top of my car and drove to and from the library before I realized it was gone. Found it half a mile from my house, smashed to smithereens, but the memory card was intact!!!) I went into withdrawel. Hopefully your new one with come soon.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What did you order? I have a DSLR but rarely use it these days due to the convenience of the Canon Powershot S95 I got this last summer. It takes great photos and AWESOME video.

Christine said...

I ordered the Canon Powershot SX40 HS. I hope it will be a match made in heaven.

The Barn Door said...

Patience Grasshopper...it will be there soon!