A Slow Start to the New Year

Does anyone else find life kind of dragging its feet for this new year?

Coming into 2020, I wanted to head straight into the year guns blazing, ready to go head butt it into submission. It didn’t turn out that way when I got severe influenza and some other plans turned on their heads.

Well.

I just wanted you to know that it’s okay to have a slow start. Remember, the tortoise ended up winning.

What you do not do it quit when it’s not going fast enough. Go the speed you can, knowing you’re still making strides toward the finish line.

I am hoping I pick up my feet a little, but I’m excited to keep going.

Hugs

Alexandra

And We’re Back

Woah, my last post was from 18 December last year (so, like, two weeks ago). Either way, where the hell have I been?

I honestly didn’t mean to leave you all hanging like that, but I was dealing with holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, yeah) and I got a VERY bad case of influenza. I was uber sick and juggling responsibilities.

Anyway, happy 2020!

Personally, I don’t do resolutions, but I have yearly goals (and no I don’t believe they are the same thing). But if you do have resolutions, I’m sending good vibes that you may work hard and achieve.

I would really like to actually stay on schedule for the year. With that said, school starts again this week so I’ll be back in the hustle of school, work, productions, and goals. Hopefully my assistant (who’s completely fine) can be my backup poster when things get hectic, lol.

Let’s have a good and productive year, beautiful people!

Hugs

Alexandra

A Message from Assistant Edgar

It is 24 July 2019. IMG_1570

Miss Alexandra has been quite busy getting herself ready for something challenging mid-August.

With that, and a new job that has also got me working harder as well, she is spending a lot of time purely at work.

Unfortunately, something has happened in the files that has her extremely worried.

When something is worrying you and/or you work very hard for what feels like no advancement, ask for help. Miss Alexandra has relied on me when she needed to, and I’m happy to give her that extra help. It keeps her from stressing about more. She’s still working hard, but she’s not alone. Neither are you.

Sincerely,

Assistant Edgar

Message from Caregiver Willow

Hi! ^_^willow

It me, a-Willow!

Alexandra been a-sick lately and asked me to a-write to you!

She got a flu. Lasted for a week and a half so far.

She be fine, though! ^A^

I know it a-hard to take care of self when busy!

But do your best!

Drink a-water, wash hands, take walk, stay in a-sunshine! Sunshine a-good for you! I love sunshine! ❤

Be well!

Love,

Willow

Easter

Easter is this Sunday. Meaning today is Good Friday. And the first day of Passover.

Happy everything.

This is just my little note to all of you who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter!

Eat eggs and ham (I just realized Easter I practically Dr. Seuss Day). Paint those eggs green. Eat chocolate. Watch Peter Rabbit (the old one actually based on Beatrix Potter’s books). And find a bunch of plastic with more chocolate. Enjoy baskets!

I hope you have a great holiday.

And for those who don’t celebrate, I hope you have a great weekend.

Easter Hugs!

Alexandra

A Message from Assistant Edgar

It is 10 April, 2019.IMG_1570

It has been five months and five days since I have spoken to you thus.

As you have been informed, Miss Alexandra had been quite busy, and so I was quite swamped with my work as well.

However, keeping busy has helped me learn what the best way to organize myself and Miss Alexandra’s affairs have been.

My advice today is to figure out how to best work, especially in unfavorable conditions. Not everyone has the same way to get work done, so once you know how you work at your peak you’ll be unstoppable.

Sincerely,

Assistant Edgar

Book Club! (and apology)

So, this month was a roller coaster, huh?

Though I didn’t properly announce it, this month was what I call Down Series month. All my posts were super down in the dumps.

Reason being, January is a harsh month to go through. Divorce rates get a little higher. Bankruptcy rates shake. Seasonal depression hits. There’s no sun. There’s no money. And so many people get sick. It’s known to be the most depressing month of the year.

Not to downplay the severity January can bring, I figured if I got a bunch of sad out all at once, the rest of the year can be brighter. It’s an experiment I’m willing to try.

And if January is getting you down, know that the next month is right around the corner. You can get through it, and seek help if you need it.

I’m sorry for bringing you down with me. Hopefully we can still be friends?

Moving on. Until the videos get up and going again, I’m gonna do monthly bookclub here (doki doki).

The first book I read was Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. If you didn’t know, Christie is a favorite. Right up there with my Poe man. The last couple of books I read of hers were meh, but this one reminded me why I love Agatha Christie’s writing! Cleverly put together with great relatable characters (and one over dramatic one). And, as usual, I couldn’t figure out the ending. 4.5/5 stars.

The second book I read was You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I actually don’t usually subscribe to self-help books, but everyone kept talking about this one so I gave it a shot. And I can understand why everyone was talking about it: it’s great! If you’re sceptical, like me, about self-help books but desperately need, like me, to help yourself, this is the book to check out. 4.5/5 stars.

The third book I read was a library book store pickup from the 80s called Why Did She Have to Die? The title pulled me in, even if the cover was a vomit of 80s. What I really loved about this book is it accurately depicts the stages of grief. I read this in one sitting because I was invested in the protagonist’s grief. 4/5 stars.

The fourth book is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I was told about this book from a friend of mine who loved it in her youth, so I read it. And loved it. If I could fault one thing, it’s the cliffhangers he always puts in. ‘It would never be the same after tomorrow.’ Too much. However, it has great messages and reminds me of how cruel high school was (and how much I wish I had a friend like Stargirl). Young or old, read this. 4/5 stars.

The fifth and final book I read was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’ve always been fascinated by TV and movie versions, but I never read the book until now. Quite different than I expected. I still debate whether it was a good or bad difference. I do prefer ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ version. 3/5 stars.

And voila, a good start. I read five books when I only needed to read three. I’ve got a head start on my year-long challenge.

Let me know what you think of these books if you’ve read them, and leave me suggestions for books! I’m always looking for more.

Remember, starting Friday we’re back to uplifting stories and confident messages.

Hugs!

Alexandra