I just had the BEST zoom party w/pals from my way way back, as in Jr. High! Yep, 5 of us for a very happy happy hour. We have all been in touch for years, but usually one on one by e-mail or phone. We are spread out from coast to coast now, all these many years later, but every once in awhile we meet in some city, or in our home town. But, it took this crisis to get us all technologically connected, as in hey, we really can be in the same room, even though we are not. Zoom is THE BEST.
On that note, just want to share w/y'all something my bro the doc told me. If you're worried about take out, here's some things to consider. Get rid of all containers and put take out food on your plates. Then wash your hands.
Bro says you cannot "swallow" this virus, as in eating foods, in that your stomach acids will destroy this virus. This is why we are not hearing about this virus being spread thru the foods we eat. Not happening. So just some basic things. Pick up your take out, or have it delivered. From the moment you take "custody" of your take out, keep your hands off your face. Unload it onto plates, throw away containers and then wash your hands. AGAiN.
OMG, I've never washed my hands this much in my life. My bro, the doc, as well as his wife and two of my doc nieces and nephews say this is the GREATEST power we have. It's interesting to hear from the 4 doctors in my fam. I will not go into the worst of it, but rather tell y'all the best of it.
They are of course, really used to washing their hands. And they ALL say over and over again, your power is in washing your hands all the time, AND in keeping social distance.
Nic---I'm w/you on the not on plan particularly, but not comfort binge eating either. I think we must all make the decision right now about how much "weight" we give to our woe. We will do the best we can, right? I am just so happy for you that your have your family all around you, as I know this is what makes you the happiest.
I particularly LOVE the stories of your sons out back building a fort. Oh man, that is so poignant and lovely in these times.
Lori---Yes, you are our hero in that you get out there and run/walk whenever you can. Bravo. Also, hats off to Nic for doing the same on her way too. I'm hearing you're keeping in good touch w/your sissy. Thank God we have these technological abilities.
Trig---Of all of of us, you've held the strongest on the woe, even thru all of this. Bravo to you my pal. I just can't do it right now, so I am particularly in admiration that you can.
Jaz---Was happy to read that your daughter is doing better. This thing can be a beast from all I've read. I have prayers up for your daughter and her fam.
AND, of course I have huge prayers for you, now on the front line. I was happy to see that pix of you WITH A MAX on. I understand it wasn't the best mask, but it was at least a mask.
Please know that I hold you in my heart and my prayers. Yeah, no, I'm not a religious gal, but I AM a spiritual gal, and I hold my palms up for you. I think of you every day and hope the best for you.
I have a family full of doctors and a few other pals who are nurses, and I JUST...really teary eyed now...send up every hope and prayer and wish I can for all of you. One can feel so helpless in these times, but just know I'm blowing air under your wings in any way I can.
Gals, I really have nothing else to say tonight. I have my good days and my bad days. This is not a day I have much more to say, other than what I have said. BUT, I WILL say, I really count on coming here every day, and hearing how y'all are getting thru this. I will add in more too on how I'm getting thru this, but just not tonight.
Still, not a day goes by that I don't think about my longtime LC gals, and maybe tomorrow I'll have more to add about me. For tonight I just want to say I love y'all. We've been hangin' in there w/each other for so long. Now is the time when for me, it's more important than ever that we hang in there w/each other.
We have known each other for so long and been through a lot together, and we can do this too. I just need to know you guys will be there when I check in tomorrow. We ALL need to know some things are constant.
Last edited by Blue52 : Fri, Apr-03-20 at 21:28.