Multi-tasking while talking on phone
I have a dear friend of many years with whom I attended nursing school. She and her family moved to another state twenty years ago but we have maintained a terrific relationship. She returned to college and we agreed that because of her tight schedule that she would call me, but I would not call her fearing interrupting her sleep, study etc.
school is now done. We are equally busy. When she calls she always is multi-tasking- carrying laundry upstairs, dropping the phone, talking to others, etc. usually she is trying to do do at least three other things at the same time. We have talked about this and that it is annoying and make real conversation impossible. We only speak about once a month, if that.
Is this a case of a relationship outgrown? My goal is to maintain the friendship as I love her and value her wisdom, friendship and hearing about her life.
How should I handle this?