Self-indulgent. Attention-seeking? Maybe.

Last Update: March 24, 2020

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!

Alex





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Twack Premium
Healthy belated birthday hugs.
You should celebrate every day for each year lived. That way you should still be celebrating when Boris eases things in a couple of weeks. Well, we can hope.
Or you can just have a raincheck until the time is right.
I think @NnurseBecca threw me a party last year, I was going for the incognito look.
I have since learnt (Thanks to Heidi) that I need to celebrate more and I seem to have taken that to heart.
Hope you enjoyed the day as much as you could.
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Twack, belated or not thanks for the hugs. In a World where hugs are not allowed it’s appreciated 😀

It pretty much felt like every other day since the lockdown but yes I will celebrate properly once the confinement has been lifted and the whole World is partying alongside me. It will be big.

Did you clap last night? It seemed so minuscule compared to what the NHS are doing for us but at least we all, as a nation, showed in some small way we appreciate it.

Have a great day!! Stay safe and here’s one back to you 🤗
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Twack Premium
Thank you muchly.
Yes, we all went outside and clapped. It was quite surreal and moving, all at the same time.

More healthy hugs.
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
AWWW!! I missed this yesterday! Playing catch up is never fun! I'm sorry I missed the opportunity on your special day to wish you a happy birthday - but it sounds like you had a stellar day!! Happy belated Birthday, Alex! You deserve it!!

Now, just focus on only using one square of TP at a time - so it lasts longer!! :)

Big hugs!
~H
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Lol! Thanks Heidi I’m going to try and get some again, another mission. I’ll get to the supermarket before it opens and wait! 🤣🤣 Hope you’re well and keeping all of you safe. Big hugs 🤗
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Ah, so I'm right, if that cake is any indication you're only 24 or 25 years old, Alex! 😎 To shake up things in your household, you're right, try and catch WABLOG-20!

Be safe, my friend!

Work on your sites or Blogs! DO or DO not, there is no TRY!
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Ha! That picture is just a picture taken from the images file here. Not a real cake. Couldn’t have one this year 🙄
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Why not, Alex? 😳
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Because my Mum isn’t allowed out. So unless I went out and bought one for myself.... which would be really sad! You never buy your own birthday cake! And no.... my Mum has never been one to bake lol!!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I did not know that! On many past birthdays, I've bought myself a cake!🙄
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Ha ha! Firstly, you’re not that sad 🤣 and secondly you have a lovely family who I bet make a real fuss of you including the Blog Dogs!! 🙄
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Oh they FUSS at me, not make a fuss, Alex! 😳🤪
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Mick18 Premium
Big hugs and Happy Birthday!! 🎂🎈🎁

I didn't notice that you are excitable. 🤔🤣😂🤪😊 Yes, Twack definitely knows how to throw a party.

Congrats on the toilet paper. It's definitely the most wanted item, birthday or not.

I agree, we need to be thankful every day. And remember, you have a lot to be thankful for.

Stay safe,
Mickey
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Mickey!! I know, my neighbour said that this year is the only time you could ever get away with giving toilet paper as a gift and it be appreciated. Who would have thought it a couple of months ago? It’s bizarre. The whole situation is bizarre. I feel like we’re in the middle of a Spielberg movie.

Stay safe my friend!
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Mick18 Premium
Boy, isn't that the truth. Toilet paper as a gift? Answer would of been a resounding no!!

I agree, the whole situation is just bizarre. Something no one in this lifetime has experienced before and hopefully never will again.

Stay safe my friend,
Mickey
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Absolutely! Just 3 months ago if somebody had said you will be in full lockdown as a country or the World over before Easter we would have laughed them out of the room.

Fingers crossed it will disappear as quick as it began.
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kdoroh Premium
Happy Birthday girl!!!

This whole thing has definitely been strange and odd. I used to home school but that was before I had a life of my own with school and working from home. I don't know if we will make it through with school. It ruff I have a Kindergarten and a 8th grader and my 2 year all home. I am also a 15 unit college student trying to graduate this semester. If we make it out alive it will be a miracle!!! Much love to you and yours from California,
Kindy Lynn
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Wow you have your hands full!! I’ve got one and he’s making it impossible to work. Wishing you strength and calm but most importantly stay safe and keep well!! We’ll get through this. It may take a while but the World will be a kinder place I’m sure of it. Sending hugs xx
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