Friends and Technology
April has become the month of tech connecting! In March, there was a surge in texts and emails. Everyone was baffled over quarantine worries and we all seemed anxious to reach out and check on each other. In April, everyone seems ready to see faces!
This whole world of Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, is exploding. Early in April, my friend suggested a FaceTime call. I stressed a bit. Video chatting with friends is new to me. Yikes. I'm not exactly looking my best these days... nor is the house. But I ran a comb through my hair and set up the phone. CJ and her girls suddenly appeared and what a treat, to see faces along with voices! Those girls made me smile!
A couple days later, I connected with 2 college buddies on FaceBook. One suggested we set up a Zoom Meeting and next thing you know I was volunteering to host. Why did I say that? I don't know what I'm doing. I'll mess this up! But I need to being learning new things... it's the least I can do.
I figured it out and sent my invites, then I worried all morning that it wasn't going to work. Then of course I wondered how odd this would be to chat with Marla and Martha! Martha and I have reunited in recent years, but I haven't seen Marla in over 40 years. This is crazy!
It was awkward for only a split second and then we were all laughing and reminiscing and catching up and carrying on...
It's odd, because we could have done this years ago. Old friends have been re-connecting through social media for years. But it's odd how Coronavirus has brought people together. We all have this Pandemic in common. We share about our worlds and compare.
Marla described her world in Chicago... teaching her students from home... dealing with the complications of being married to a doctor who is trying to keep from contaminating their home.
Martha described her neighborhood in Denver, where residents come out at 8 pm each night to howl. She was able to show us her yard and her sweet pups. It feels good to connect our worlds.
After 1.5 hours, I got off exhausted and giddy and lifted. What an amazing thing.
Cancer - Covid
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. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!