I rarely get to talk on the phone with my BFF anymore. I work 3rd shift and she works first. We communicate through Facebook, text messaging, and chatting online. It works for us. Yesterday was a rare occasion where we talked forever. And I mean we talked for hours about all kinds of crazy stuff. We had a long political debate which was rather interesting and spirited. We were on opposing sides for a while and then on the same team for a while. We laughed through portions of it and said we were glad we are the kind of people that can look at someone else’s POV and be ok with it. We’ve been watching so much drama online and just been taken aback by the overwhelming disrespect. My school of thought on this (because I won’t speak for her) is that we can have completely different ideas but I will listen if you speak respectfully and don’t attack me or come off arrogant or condescending. You do that and I’m done.
After our political folly we moved onto health issues. She and I discussed medical issues. We talked about my concerns about the cardiac monitor. Then I casually said, “Well, if the heart thing don’t get me the steroid shot I had might.” She was like, “What?!” So we laughed but were kind of serious about the latest medical scare with the fungal meningitis from steroid shots. I said, “Yeah, I was laying here thinking I hope I don’t die from that because my house is dirty.” She was laughing at me because I was so nonchalant about the whole thing. Then I told her I do need to write down my last wishes and things. She said, “You take this whole death thing a little too easy for my tastes.” I laughed and said, “It came to my life young so I am quite familiar with it. And it’s all good because I’m right with God.” So it has been decided if I kick it that Kim gets my sweet baby girls. She loves them. My cousin, Cindy, will take care of getting me cremated and throw my ashes off of Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama. I need to get a list of music together and I suppose make a mixed cd for anyone if they decide to do a service of some sort. It kind of scares me that nobody would show up. But I think I’d like Fire and Rain by James Taylor, Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill, I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me, Good Riddance by Green Day, I’ll Fly Away by Allison Krauss, and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton and Vince Gill.
We had to move on to something a little less serious and thankfully my cat, Soleil gave us just the right thing. She jumped up and unplugged the computer with her mouth and wanted to chew on the cord. We laughed at how matter of fact Miz Soleil was about getting the cord out. She knew exactly how hard to pull. So, again, the laughter started up.
It makes me wonder if others have these odd and interesting conversations. I won’t tell you what the rest of the conversation was about. Let’s just say it was quite entertaining but stuff we don’t share with everyone.