Skype can be intimidating. Unless you do it all the time, it feels awkward. Don was going to Skype with his friend in Guatemala today. We stayed with Javier's family a year ago, so Don asked if I wanted to get on and say hi. I was wearing a scarf and not looking so great. I declined.
I was in the other room and I could hear Don's voice speaking Spanish. Then I heard little Magda. She was 4 when I saw her last. She was my buddy for 10 days! "Come on, Beth." I nagged. In a second I grabbed my half wig and threw on a hat. I peeked in Don's study and gestured. But Don had returned to business with Javier.
I slipped out of the room and pouted. Why am I such a wimp about Skype? Why was I so worried about how I might look on the screen to this wonderful family? Then Don appeared and asked if I wanted to step back in and say hello. I rushed back in there and Magda and her daddy smiled back from the laptop.
I don't speak Spanish, but we laughed and I sang Happy Birthday to Magda (a couple months early) and Javier told me to be strong and I showed him my arm muscle. I shouted adios and I was off to let them chat.
What a fix! What a reminder that human interaction (even on Skype) is important. And I was able to get my "kid fix" on one of days I'm supposed to stay away from people!
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. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was 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!