We all know Facebook can be annoying. I've prided myself on being one of those who can enjoy the positive connections and ignore the stupid stuff. But lately, I've caught myself being a Facebook Whiner.
Sometimes it's annoying that the new "Messenger" deal on FB alerts me to private messages. I don't need that, do I? But I was feeling blah the other day and happy to be notified that my friend Karen, had sent me a cute video to cheer me. Yay! I clicked to view the video and suddenly heard a phone ringing. What? Am I calling or face-timing Karen? What did I do? How do I halt this thing? I haven't even combed my hair, am I going to be face to face with my old college friend? Suddenly I heard her voice. We laughed over my tech ignorance. We chatted briefly and I still haven't figured out how to avoid this in the future!
It's August and there are a lot of vacation photos out there on FB. Actually I would much rather see people's vacation pics than political rants, so that's good. But when I was feeling a little yucky, it was annoying to see pictures of people smiling on beaches and waving on mountains. And then I remembered. "Beth, you have posted only a zillion vacation photos on FB." And every time I've posted a happy or exciting photo, I have not stopped to ponder. "Gee, I hope my photo doesn't cause any of my FB friends who might be grieving, ailing or suffering, to feel frustrated." That would be called OVER-THINKING-FACEBOOK. So, I'm going to let those vacay pics I see on FB entertain me! And I'm going to love the silly animal videos, because they always do. And if I find myself getting close to "O-T-F", then I need to read a book!
Cancer to 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 17, 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!