#14 - Don't Like Family Distance
Don and I have it easy at home, in the suburbs, south of Houston. But we worry for our kids and spouses, our siblings and their families. We worry about my dad, quarantined in assisted living. We're spread out across the country, but we're all staying connected.
Two years ago, our families were all together, celebrating in Austin. Yesterday, Heidi and Jamie celebrated their anniversary at home and didn't complain. They have friends who are postponing weddings right now. I have a friend who had to postpone her mother's funeral.
We've been staying connected with family, through phone calls, Skype, texts and emails. We're spread out in 7 states, but that doesn't even matter anymore.
In recent chats and text threads, we've been reminded of past gatherings. 2.5 years ago, Scott and Chali's wedding began a streak of celebrations. In less than a year, we celebrated 4 weddings and my dad's 90th birthday. It seemed like every couple months we were traveling and uniting with family. It was wonderful to have these festive occasions, that pulled cousins and siblings together... over and over. I'm so grateful for that year of bonding. I'm grateful for technology that has helped to keep us connected.
Our First Zoom Happy Hour!
I had never heard of Zoom, until recently. Our kids have been working from home now, so I've begun to hear more about Zoom meetings. The kids suggested Zoom Happy Hour!
So we got to have time with our kids last night! We did one of our favorite things... Tiki Time!
Every household did their best with a tropical drink creation. Then, we had a virtual toast! With the help of 3 computers, we brought our 3 worlds together. We shared and compared the serious changes in our cities, in Texas, Oregon and California. Then we relaxed and laughed and enjoyed!
Love these guys!
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".