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April 16, 2020

Happy April, everyone! πŸŒΌ

And hopefully (if it sticks) Happy Spring! πŸŒ·

Before we jump into the fun stuff, let me say that I hope you are all safe and healthy and untouched by the current Coronavirus pandemic. That goes for your family and friends, as well!😷 πŸ’™

Scary stuff, huh? I can't help but be hugely relieved that I'm able to work at home and have very limited contact with the outside world...except through the internet, of course.πŸ˜‰  I know most people aren't so lucky, and I have been keeping everyone ~ literally everyone ~ in my prayers.πŸ™

And now, because the real world is serious enough, as promised I bring you the Fun Stuff...🀩 (No face masks or hand washing required.πŸ˜‰)

Just a short list of suggestions...some of which I'm implementing myself during this period of forced isolation.πŸ’β€β™€οΈ

😷 Make your own hand sanitizer. (see instructions below)

πŸ“š Rearrange your bookshelves! Arrange them by size...then by color...then alphabetically by author's last name...then by title...

πŸ“– Actually read a handful of titles from that leaning tower of TBRs that's been threatening to fall over and crush your children, and that your husband has been complaining about for years.

🍿 Binge-watch every season of {insert show of your choice} or catch up on the other movies and TV shows you've been meaning to see.  (Note: I wholeheartedly recommend Seasons 1 and 2 of Trial & Error for 1001 deep belly laughs.πŸ˜‚  Also check out an entire list of "A Few of My Favorite Things" on my website for more great television and movie ideas.)

πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈ Re-watch The Walking Dead from the very beginning, as well as every other zombie/apocalypse/outbreak movie or television show you can think of as a Survival Tips refresher.

πŸ‘Œ Teach yourself sign language.

✍️ Begin journaling.  Better yet, start a Gratitude Journal. (There’s no better time to count your blessings than when you’re feeling blessing-deprived!)

πŸŒ„ Put together the 10,000-piece puzzle your grandchildren gave you for Christmas a few years ago.

🎨 Take up painting with watercolors...or paint-by-numbers, if you're artistically stunted like Yours Truly.πŸ€ͺ

πŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Find your Zen with yoga or Tai Chi, breathing exercises or self-hypnosis recordings.

πŸ›’πŸ› Do some online shopping or even online "window" shopping. (Actual orders may take longer to arrive, but the thrill of the buy is still there. And just think of how much you'll be stimulating the economy!πŸ’²πŸ˜‹)

πŸ₯« Remove the labels from all of your canned goods. Play "Guess the Contents" with the kids.

❓ Using those unlabeled cans, as well as other items from the cupboards/pantry/freezer that have been there for a decade or so, prepare Mystery Meals/Surprise Suppers for the fam.🍽 (Remember: expiration dates are for sissies, and we are dealing with End of Days conditions here.)

πŸ“ Plan all the things you want to do as soon as it's safe to go out again: shop for toilet paper, re-stock the wine cellar, get your hair cut/colored... a Last Resort ONLY...

🏠 Clean the house from top to bottom...or at least top to bottom-ish.


πŸš΄πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Begin a new exercise routine in an attempt to finally get in shape, maybe take a step toward your Summer Body...even though we probably won't be spending much time at the beach this year.πŸ‘™ (Note: Personally, I've begun working on next Winter's body already, but that's nobody's business but my own.🐻😝)

So me! (Just sayin'. πŸ˜œ)

Although I'm sure there are many I missed, here are a few of my favorite Quips and/or Quotes making the rounds on social media...😲🀣

Again, you don't get the coronavirus by drinking our beer! Coronavirus symptoms include fever, runny nose, and coughing. Symptoms of drinking Corona include gagging, craving Taco Bell, and waking up next to someone you wish you wouldn't have.

~@Corona on Twitter

Will the Coronavirus cause me to cancel plans?    YES

Was I probably going to cancel those plans, anyway?   Also YES

I have a 24-pack of Angel Soft toilet tissue.

Looking to swap for four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on one acre or more.

I don't mean to brag, but I've been avoiding people since long before Coronavirus.

Breaking News:  Due to the Coronavirus, all gym-related activities have been suspended indefinitely. Therefore, my summer body has been postponed until 2021. Thank you all for your patience.

Before the rest, it should be noted that Coronavirus got its name from the little jaggers surrounding it that look like a crown.πŸ‘‘  MMD and I have discussed this at length. To wit...

Catching Coronavirus may be my last chance to claim I've got royal blood in my veins.

@HeidiBetts on Twitter

This may be how we all die...the Crown Plague.

~Madame Mommy Dearest

A little home healthcare, anyone? βš•οΈπŸ˜˜

I totally hope you don't get sick during this epidemic, but if you do...may this be your nurse until you feel better. πŸ₯πŸ’‰πŸ€’

Take Your Social Distancing to the Next Level with this Month's Giveaway!

I told you I'd have your back through all of this stay-at-home quarantine business!πŸ‘ (Who else is going to give you a shot at hiding out on your very own island ~ complete with Boy Toy, of course? πŸ˜Ž)

That's right...this month, I'm giving away:

πŸ”Ά A pack of 🏝Grow Your Own Tropical Island🏝 seeds, so you can create your very own isle of solitude! πŸ–

πŸ”Ά A pack of πŸ’ͺGrow Your Own Boy ToyπŸ’ͺ (guaranteed to be 100% Coronavirus-free) so that once you're on your island, you'll have someone sexy to keep you company ~ or act as your personal cabana boy, whatever you prefer. πŸ˜‰ 

πŸ”Ά A πŸŽˆHidden Cities mini-coloring book🎈 to help you while away the hours of Social Distancing and waiting for your Island and/or Boy Toy to grow.πŸ–οΈ


To enter, simply fill out the Giveaway Form on my website and include β€œNEXT LEVEL SOCIAL DISTANCING GIVEAWAY” (or "NLSD Giveaway" for short) in the subject line.

(Deadline: midnight EST April 26, 2020)

Good luck and happy hermitting!πŸ™ˆ πŸ™ŠπŸ’πŸ€“

Entry Form

(P.S. Thanks so much to everyone who used the "alternate methods" to enter last month's giveaway! I appreciate your patience and perseverance.πŸ˜‰)

Last but not least...

Are you looking for ways to keep your spirits up during these difficult and socially distant times?πŸ˜” I try really hard to do both on my Twitter feed and "Fans of Heidi Betts" Facebook page, and would love it if you'd join me! πŸ€‘

Fingers (washed and well-sanitized fingers, fyiπŸ–) crossed you'll check out both and let me bring a little Quality Quirkiness to your Quarantine time. Maybe you can even help me spread the love and laughter to others who need it!πŸ˜·πŸ€—

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*did you like my Q-tastic alliteration up there? πŸ˜‰
**spreading love and laughter is still allowed, as long as you remain inside your home, maintain a 6-foot distance from any other human beings, and thoroughly wash your hands both before and after the exchangeπŸ˜‰πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ€²πŸ‘

Until next time...

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