Self-indulgent. Attention-seeking? Maybe.
So today has been a very strange day... juggling working from home and home schooling is no easy feat. In fact I now value school teachers more than ever before.
My son can't seem to get in his head that it's like being in class. He does the set tasks on his iPad, uploads them to the teacher and if he gets stuck he is supposed to message the teacher and ask for help, just as he would verbally in a classroom. Can my son get the hang of this? That's a big fat NO! He obviously gets his commonsense from the unmentioned.
Anyway, I spent the first 3 hours of my day helping him with schoolwork, helping him to upload whilst running upstairs every time my work phone rang. This is not an ideal situation and it's only day 2! Not sure I'm going to cope with this ????. They say divorce rates are going to be high by the end of this.... hmmm I'm not sure about adoption rates LOL!
But that doesn't explain why it's been a strange day...
I'm not sure if you know but yesterday we went into almost full lockdown here in the UK but because my Mum is in the high risk category I have been home working for the past couple of weeks and only going out for necessities anyway (My Mum lives with us so that I can make sure she's OK - obviously in hindsight she would probably be safer living away from us and alone with what's going on now) - who could have guessed this was going to happen any time soon.
So, like most people at the moment, life is very different and we all have to adjust - but incredibly I think that's what us humans do best - and I am hoping that at the end of this all the World will be a kinder, more considerate place.
You would think that working from home is a Godsend, yay, I can crack on with my writing for my websites - that's what I thought too. However, my work (full time job) has gone absolutely crazy because every one of my customers has shut its doors and so the company I work for are trying to take damage limitation measures plus we've also offered to help the Government with food parcels etc. in our factory.
LOL! You must be thinking "yawn.... what a boring read.....!" I'm getting to the point.
My point is, my day has been exactly the same as yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that - and I'm pretty sure tomorrow will be the same too.
So why would I hope it would be a little different today.....?
Yes.... today I turn another year older. I love to celebrate birthdays, mine, my family's and my friend's birthdays too. I found it particularly hard today to just do nothing. I mean reaaaalllly hard!
I don't know if you guys and gals have noticed but I'm a pretty excitable person and I love a good celebration (not as much as Twack, a party for every occasion LOL).
I received text messages, calls and cards which was lovely - to be fair my closest did what they could. I even got an elbow bump from my Mum and son, but nothing replaces a good hug and kiss!
Guess what else I got..... it was on my doorstep along with a bouquet of flowers and a card.....
Any ideas....? Look closely.....
Yes, from my wonderful best ever neighbours next door. They know I have been looking for toilet roll for two weeks - who would have thought two toilet rolls could make a great birthday present - I was overjoyed!!!
Last year I was whisked away to Venice for a trip I will never forget. This year will also be unforgettable but for very different reasons, but it got me thinking....
I started thinking about all the people across the World that have lost their lives to this horrific virus that's chasing us all down - how many of them had birthdays coming up? And it made me realise that we should all be thankful for every day that we have and get the most out of each and every second because, to be blunt, we don't know when it will end.
So on that morbid and depressing note, I just wanted to say that these are difficult times for us all but the light-hearted, motivational blogs here on WA keep coming (obviously not this one.... LOL) and we are all looking out for each other, checking on each other and pushing forward as if the outside World does not exist.
Let's keep doing that, WA is like no other place around. It's our bubble - where we come together, enjoy each other's company, there is no discrimination or judgement and we thrive on the motivation and positivity!
Let's hope we all catch Mark's WABLOG-20 virus and wear our keyboards out blogging on here in WA, messaging each other and most of all focussing on our main priority..... our online businesses.
Let's get through this TOGETHER! As a great big WAmily!! And let our websites be better for it!!
That's it from me, it wasn't too many words.
I know I'll get it in the ear now from Rami as he will tell me I have been self-indulgent and attention seeking and maybe he's a little bit right, but come on.....Stay safe each and every one of you and sending great big cyber hugs!