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These Guys Didn't Get the Message

It's hard to be an adventure writer when you don't venture out of your house. There is plenty to do inside, no shortage of chores to be done. I purposely ignored my list and also looked the other way as dust bunnies snuck out from their hiding places as I brushed passed them. I have all I can do to keep the surfaces and dishes clean, the floors will have to wait.

I'd have more time if I didn't spend it messing around with unproductive activities. But it was fun. If I cannot be outside deep in the forest or submerged in a cool lake on a hot day, I can be found cre8ting. Projects vary from paper crafting, writing, to various DIY stuff. Today I toggled between designing a new logo and making coasters.

My photo coasters take several steps, about 15. In between coats of adhesive, sealer, and sanding, I played with a logo design program. So many choices! I sent a few samples of my ideas to various friends for input. Gotta love them. They were all so honest and helpful. As if they had nothing better to do than receive text messages from me asking, "How's this one?" "What about this?" "Here's another one!". Come to think of it, maybe they didn't have anything better to do. I probably saved them from being bored. Sure, that's my story and I will stick with it.

It's been a couple days and I haven't brought the outdoors to you. I haven't been outside except for a quick walk up back yesterday. But, I do have a short video Stephen took the other day. It seems that these guys didn't get the message of social distancing.

Even though our wildlife are gathering together this time of year, we cannot. This early spring weather and being cooped up, without work, and a host of other pandemic issues, many of us want to head to outdoor attractions. That's sounds good at first. Why not? We've got time on our hands and it's outside in the fresh air. But it's far from a good idea. According to an email I received from Friends of Acadia, the influx of visitors to Acadia National Park was putting a strain on the limited park resources and surrounding towns.

My dear friends, we are not deer, we are not supposed to be herding up. I know you need to get out, but please remember to be smart about your choices. We need to stop the spread of this COVID-19 and it starts with us.

Phew - that was depressing. Sorry about that. It wasn't what I had intended to write when I sat down at my keyboard. It's kind of like my logo designing. What I started out with for an idea looked nothing like the finished (almost finished) product. While I was designing I was also brainstorming of blog ideas for these days when I am low on adventure.

So, how about a daily joke. Who doesn't enjoy a great laugh. I am almost ashamed to admit that I just recently started getting my daily dose of belly rolls from the Maine comedian, Bob Marley. As a matter of fact, I did a two and a half day binge watch of videos and Instagram posts of his. Hubby was feeling a little neglected and I told him to take a number.

For my first joke I jumped over to laughfactory.

"A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."

So, which do you want to be, the lower order primate, or an adult? I suggest the adult. Do what's right for not just yourself right now, but for all.



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