April 4, 2020

Friday Funny 04-03/2020 (Keeping our Social Distance, still)

I don't know why I don't own this already! You can purchase one for me here

We're fine with social distancing, it's what we do on Denali Rose naturally. While we've been at the dock lately, we only go into town for once a week groceries, mail, and the very occasional take-out meal from our favorite cafe, Zaks.

We have a question for our insurance company, and as soon as that is taken care of, we're going to go cruising. Alaska has a directive; no travel between communities, (among other directives), and some of the SE Alaska communities, have totally closed their "borders" to all incoming travel. They just don't have the medical supplies, hospitals, or personnel to deal with a major outbreak of virus. Most only have a nurse practitioner, and a small clinic, if that, so any illness or injury can be catastrophic.

The result for us, is that we will still cruise around bays, coves, waterways, fish, relax, have fun, but when we we need to come into port, we will return to our slip in Wrangell. Then we can off load  garbage, get fresh food, check mail, and protect ourselves, as well as others. It's not what we originally planned for the summer, but as we say, "our plans are written in sand", and this year, the tide has washed them away.

Everyone needs to keep their spirits up, and the memes, jokes, cartoons, and humorous videos abound!

I found some at the bored panda website, I laughed out loud at several.

Yeah, so what's with the toilet paper hoarding anyway? Hand sanitizer I could understand, we get ours by the case from Amazon, so we have plenty. Shhh don't tell anyone.

I know I'm supposed to be productive, I know I have many projects staring me in the face, but somehow I just haven't had time..  hahahaha. What I did instead, was add the STARZ channel to my Amazon Prime, and I've been OD-ing on the series Outlander. I've been making cards, and watching videos. Isn't that a good use of my time? Sorry, I can't show any of the cards to you, the recipients haven't received them yet. If you want one, send me your address, and I'll make it a priority on my project list, I'd rather make cards than deep clean any day.


Alaskans eat alot of Pilot Bread.


All good information, in easy concise graphics. And for those of you who remember, Hill Street Blues, good advice.

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March 22, 2020

Friday Funny 03-20/2020 (Move Six Feet Away Please)

Big Bang Theory
Sheldon is from one of my favorite shows, Big Bang Theory, I recommend watching it if you need a goofy laugh. I sometime say to Bill, "speak english Sheldon", if you've seen it, you can relate.

Here's a partial list of good things you can do while you are in the "social distancing", "shelter in place", or in "self quarantine" mode.

NPR has a recent article about shows, music, and sports you can now watch for free.

Our local museum, The Nolan Center Museum and Civic Center, s quite good, click here to see a virtual tour of the Tlingit Culture section.
They also have a Facebook page that has shared the latest exhibit, locally made quilts that are AMAZING, and the "Birds of Southeast" set up. Search Facebook, or click here.

One of my favorite Alaska artists has free coloring pages ready for download here.

University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service has all kinds of webinars about gardening, check out the listings here.

National Gallery of Art is showcasing a different gallery each day, at the time of this writing they were showing Dutch painting of the seventeenth century, see it here.

Audible is streaming stories for free, check it out here.

Libraries, churches, and work-out facilities are doing live or canned streams, facebook live, or other platform delivery methods, check some of them out. Our library will be Facebook Live reading, Thursdays at 10:00am ADT. Here

This is an interesting offering, Yale is offering their most popular course for free, read about it here.

Many online retailers are offering free shipping for the time being, check out your favorites to see what kind of bargains exist. Remember to support small business in this time of uncertainty.

AND, of course, there's always the option of getting your eyes off of the screen, and go out for a walk, a hike, a bike ride, a scenic drive, call a friend, do some artwork, and for us the never-ending boat projects.

Stay safe, and healthy out there, as in everyday, these are the best of times, these are the worst of times.

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