Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: Aug. 5th through Aug. 11th

Welcome to The Moose Pond! The Welcomings posts give the Moose, old and new, a place to visit and share words about the weather, life, the world at large and the small parts of Moosylvania that we each inhabit.

Welcomings will be posted at the start of each week (every Sunday morning). To find the posts, just bookmark this link and Voila! (which is Moose for “I found everyone!!”).

The format is simple: each day, the first moose to arrive on-line will post a comment welcoming the new day and complaining (or bragging!) about their weather. Or mentioning an interesting or thought provoking news item. Or simply checking in.

So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?

NOTE: The comments page will now split off after 20 or so left margin comments with the most recent comments on the current page. To see the older comments, scroll to the bottom of the page and use the link.


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  107 comments for “Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: Aug. 5th through Aug. 11th

  1. bfitzinAR
    August 10, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Already 78 and sticky in Kissimmee but I’m heading out as soon as I finish breakfast and load the car. Compared to others I travel light, but it’s still going to take more than one trip to do that. Apparently Fayetteville had a sunny day yesterday – sunny enough to get 18.5 KWHs anyway. The m-t-d is 151 – 500 possible but…

    Seriously holding the Good Thought for November. We’ve got some stellar candidates. Otherwise haven’t been paying even as much attention as usual to the sturm und drang of Deplorable govt. But as always sending Healing Energy out in all directions to everyone. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  2. basket
    August 10, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Bfitz provided the weather update for Kissimmee. The house already feels quieter and emptier without her. Today will probably be more parks and other activities, although we are leaving earlier (~10 am) than we have the last two days.

    • August 10, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Safe travels home for you and bfitz, basket!

  3. anotherdemocrat
    August 10, 2018 at 8:09 am

    They keep saying it’s going to rain. I’ll believe it when I feel it. Ready for my week off from work, yesterday was ridiculous.

    Here’s sweet, soothing Ordinary Love. Love the line: “your heart is on my sleeve – did you put it there with a magic marker? For years I would believe, that the world couldn’t wash it away”

  4. August 10, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Good morning, Moosekind, and happy Freya’s day!. It’s a beautiful day here, with a clear (so far) blue sky and sunlight streaming onto my pots of parsley, mint, and lavender on the screened porch. Currently it’s 71 in NoVa, going up to 89 F. humid degrees F. This is our last sunny day, which is a bummer. On Sunday the family are coming to celebrate Dearly Beloved’s birthday. Stinkilla Flat is so small that our six additional seats on the porch are necessary to accommodate all the guests. Luckily the child-sized sofa will provide seating for two of the four Littles, although I expect all four will fight over the chance to sit on it.

    Am dreading the white nationalist march in DC this weekend. I fear it will turn violent, since violence is all these testosterone-fueled crazies understand. Perhaps the rain that’s going to put a damper on the birthday will dampen the demonstration as well.

    In other news, I learned to my amazement that Thing is on vacation. How can one tell—isn’t he always? When is he ever not on that golf course? Him and his space force! He probably envisions being surrounded Imperial Storm Troopers in those sculptured suits of hard white plastic. Gods, how 1970.

    Lots to do today, ongoing housework and shopping, and another party in the afternoon. I sweartagoddess, this place is Party Central! Wishing all a good day with no disturbing 5 p.m. Friday news dumps…

    • Denise Velez
      August 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Sigh – KKK in DC – we are turning back the clock

  5. princesspat
    August 10, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Good morning, 68 and sunny in Bellingham. Seeing Christopher Robin with my little/big grand kids was fun last night……made us all remember reading the stories together. I’m going to stay in the nostalgia bubble for as long as I can this morning :)

    Time to find some coffee and ease into the day. Take care everyone.

  6. Denise Velez
    August 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Just posted a PR diary at Kos after talking to Bobby this morning

  7. JanF
    August 11, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Good morning, meeses! Saturday …

    It is 70 degrees in Madison with an expected daytime high of 86. Sunny skies are in the forecast.

    I have a lot of project work today heading into the middle of the month (already!) so I am going to ignore the news except for what my Twitter feed brings me later this afternoon. I will say this, the media giving attention to celebrities running for president in 2020 – and promoting the Republican agenda in demonizing Nancy Pelosi – is not doing anything to dissuade people from the notion that the media elected Donald Trump and profit from the 24×7 coverage of his and his party’s destruction of democracy. I have nothing but contempt for them.

    This week’s Democratic Party Address is by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) on the “Aim Higher Act”, a bill that will help young people go to college and graduate without crushing debt. In Realworldia, that is still important. I will probably not have time to post it until tomorrow morning.

    See all y’all later!

  8. August 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Good Saturn’s Day morning, Meese. It was raining a little before six, when I took the dog out. He conducted his business meeting in record time and headed back toward the door. Not for him the pleasures of romping in the rain! At the moment it’s gray in Ashburn with a temperature of 71 F., going up to 86 F.

    More cleaning today, along with nail and hair appointments, so I won’t have much time to look at the news anyway. There was a letter in the WaPo this morning from someone who had lived in the Virgin Islands: she wrote that life there had become so untenable that she finally moved to the mainland in December. She asked why the mainland news wasn’t covering the plight of the VI. (Yeah, why? We know.)

    Feel depressed that the WaPo reports that the confirmation of pasty-faced Kavanaugh is on track. Hearings will begin in September. Collins is not going to budge and the three from red states will vote with the Rethugs. Bye, bye, Roe!

    Also, Michael Avenatti wants to run for prez. He says the Dems habitually bring nail scissors to a knock-down, drag-out fight, which is true enough. At least he’s a lawyer and knows how the law works, but I’d rather have Kamala Harris.

    Wishing a nice, quiet day to all at the Pond!

  9. Denise Velez
    August 11, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Saturday Meese – and it’s 67 going up to 73 with rain here in NYS.

    Meanwhile the work the Clinton Foundation is doing on the Caribbean is being ignored

  10. bfitzinAR
    August 11, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Hi folks – I’m eating breakfast and about to head out the door. Have a lovely Saturday – at least to the best of your ability. Healing Energy to everybody. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  11. basket
    August 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

    80 with 91% humidity in Kissimmee. Today’s the last day as we pack up before going our separate ways. I’ll be heading to the airport in about 2 hours.

  12. anotherdemocrat
    August 11, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Slept in — and turned off my weekday alarm, created a new one for next week, sleeping in till 7 every day. Cool (by Texas standards) today — high of only 91 & 50% chance of rain. Plan for the day: watch Joy Reid’s show, grocery shopping & maybe a walk.

  13. princesspat
    August 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Good morning, 62 and cloudy in Bellingham. The air is smells like rain and I welcome it. My garden is dry and dusty and I’m tried of being sweaty and hot.

    We enjoyed a family dinner on the patio last night and the grand kids quietly did most of the work. They have been watching and know how all the pieces fit together. My creaky knees were really hurting so I really appreciated being able to sit and just be with them. Ryan goes back home tonight but we’ll have one more visit before he goes back to school for his senior year. How can that be!

    Time for coffee. Best Saturday wishes to all.


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