Seen Along the Trail!

At least once a day, I find myself getting out on the Bike trail that runs close to my home. I’m always amazed at the variety of wildlife that I see. Here’s a collection of those photos, both old and new.

Female Mallard duck and Babies
Cooper’s Hawk
Closer shot of Cooper’s Hawk
Night Heron

Enjoy the Giggle (Part 1)

Sometimes when things get crazy, you just have to sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the giggle. So in honor of this idea, here’s a few memes on the subject…..

Now obviously, I didn’t draw these! My eternal thanks for the many cartoonists out there who did. Some of these came from the great folks at MSN who scoured newspaper websites gather these up!

Care Packages from Grandma #SocialDistancing

In all the times you thought about care packages 📦 from home, did you ever expect to sending one with face masks 🎭? As luck would have it, neither of my daughters sews. So while I was making some for myself and hubby, I called the girls to see if they needed some. Net result was my sending care packages 📦 off by Priority Mail.

Now I realize that hugs are off limits right now, but please, keep in touch with your family and friends. More than once, we’ve gotten FaceTime calls from my oldest because Riley (granddaughter) was bored and wanted to talk to “PawPaw” and “MeMaw”. I’ve also gotten calls from from friends who are also stuck at home 🏡 and bored!

Today after finding out that said friends were still waiting to receive the fabric order to make a mask, we decided to grab a couple of the extras and take them down to Ted and Carol. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the company. Yeah, the area is under a “safer at home” 🏡, but all of us needed that time together.

So please, Video chat with all the friends that you can, and for older people who maybe aren’t as technologically savvy, take the time to find a way to visit them outside.

Preparing for the Coronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID-19

I know, it’s nothing to laugh about, but seeing this little graphic on a news story on my local ABC station had me giggling. Now, I’m in FL, but I’m sure you can think of similar weather problems for your area.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 and hurricane preparedness are two different situations.

ABC Action News, Tampa FL

When I think of what happens around here the minute the local stations even hint at a storm, I get it! Read the story, enjoy the giggle

You know that old saying? #Coronavirus #COVID-19

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?

It’s apparently still alive and kicking in the USA. A week ago, I posted parts of a news article from my local news, (You Think?) that had a link in it to a list of items readily available in stores, that the EPA stated would kill the Coronavirus. Easy, peasy, right? Clorox – Check. Lysol – Check. Purell – Check.

Monday, while enjoying the hospitality of my local VA, I caught sight of a news story on a different channel pointing out that certain cleaners were not appropriate for this need. So let me use some old-fashion terms, maybe that will help.

No one is saying you don’t clean your home. Nope, haven’t heard that at all. The question is, “Are you disinfecting or sanitizing it?” Totally different things there.

When you spray the disinfectant and wipe it up right away, that’s sanitizing it. When you wait for 5 – 6 minutes, that’s disinfecting it. Make sure to do both. Start by disinfecting every thing, then you can sanitize it more easily.

You Think? #Coronavirus #Covid-19

Yesterday, the local ABC news channel carried story titled “EPA releases list of approved cleaning products to kill coronavirus.” Now this is something everyone is interested in right now. What shouldn’t have surprised anyone is some of the products listed are on the shelves on any grocery story.

The Environmental Protection Agency released its list of approved cleaning products to kill the coronavirus.

Many of the products include brands you’re used to seeing on store shelves, including Clorox, Lysol and Purell.

The products include Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach, Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover, Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and more.

Lysol products include Lysol Brand Power Plus Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Lysol Brand Bleach Mold and Mildew Remover, Lysol Brand Clean and Fresh and more.

PURELL Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes also made the list, as well as a series of medical-grade cleaners.

Now as any Baby Boomer can tell you, there was a time when smelling bleach or lemon as you entered a home meant the house had recently been cleaned and the lady of the house cared about her family. Sadly that has gone by the way.

I’m not saying that today’s families aren’t cleaning their homes. But perhaps we need to back to the basics. I tried to purchase some wipes yesterday but the shelves were bare. For me, this wasn’t a problem. I had just bought a case of bleach and could readily make up a bottle of bleach water to spray the counters.

If you look in your cleaning closet, would you find the supplies to keep your family safe?

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