Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: Apr. 12th through Apr. 18th

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 (usually Saturday night with a Sunday date). 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?

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  1. Another weirdly cold morning, and a damp chilly day. Didn’t get outside yesterday, I was getting ready to shut down the work laptop for a long “lunch” walk when several e-mails came in & I needed to reconcile my timesheet with my work log. (it’s confusing about codes flexing time). So I’m definitely going to walk today. But I definitely have to get home in time for the #SaturdaySongWrite. The singer for one of my favorite bands has been doing this for 4 or 5 weeks now, gathering suggestions (and being sweet & funny doing so) and then he goes away for an hour & comes back with a song. We’ve actually written a couple of good ones.

  2. With the sun shining (Yay!) we’ve already reached 40, up from the pre-dawn of 31, and are heading for mid 60s. Goddess sneaking another day of sunshine in with all these cloudy ones. Yesterday we got right at 3 KWHs. sigh. The m-t-d is 198.8 and how far the remaining 13 production days of the month will get us is anybody’s guess.

    Anybody’s guess as to what our future holds anyway. Always is but in “normal” times the guesses are likely enough to be able to plan and work toward making those plans happen. Right now? How many people will get sick? How many will die? Already we know the economy is in trouble – it was before the pandemic shut so much down – but how big a trouble? Will Dems be able to block Rs genocidal evil using pandemic to make AmeriKKKa white? Will Dems be able to prevent stolen elections this time? IF Dems get WH and Congress we can, as always, bring the economy back. If that IF happens can we keep it long enough this time to derail the genocidal fascists for at least a generation? Hell, is it even worth getting up in the morning? (Cats say “Yes!”) Meanwhile all Decent people, all caring people, do what we can. We do what is at hand that we can do. Because that’s what Decent caring people always do.

    Channeling Healing/Helping Energy to everybody to their shaping. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  3. Good Saturday morning, Moosekind! At nearly 10 a.m. the sky is showing patches of blue although it’s been raining on and off all morning. It’s “bfitz Fayetteville weather”—promising sun and then clouding up again. This has been the ugliest April I can remember, with day after day either raining or looking as if it’s dying to.

    Had a horrible night but compensated by making a nice breakfast for Dearly and then for myself. My “Fetch” shopper has rung up several times to ask if I want to substitute one thing for another. I put 2 lb. King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour on the list but she couldn’t even find whole-wheat flour in the organic section. She said flour is very hard to come by. Told her it was okay. I just made a batch of delicious Apple Bran Muffins and still have a bunch in the freezer. I can wait for the flour.

    Can you BELIEVE that Thing is inciting riot and insurrection in Michigan, Minnesota, and my own state? Is that not treason? He’s insane, and if these were normal times someone would invoke Article 25.

    Apropos of that, our community incurred its first death from the coronavirus yesterday. One of the four residents being treated in in the hospital part, who had several underlying health issues, couldn’t fight against COVID-19 any longer. May whoever it was (we haven’t been told the resident’s name) rest in peace.

    Well, it’s time to see whether I can actually get something done today. Our current temp. is 47 F., with a high of 55 F. The winds range from 20 to 30 mph this afternoon. Bummer.

    Wishing as good a day as possible to all at the Pond.

  4. Good morning, 50 and mostly cloudy in Bellingham. Our son is 50 yrs old today, how can that be! His friends organized a “keep your distance” lawn party for him yesterday, the family text stream will be busy today, we’ll have cake and snacks on the patio with him and the Bellingham family tomorrow. A quiet celebration this year, but he survived COVID and now we all must do what ever we have to do to stay healthy.

    Ron told a few neighbors about my sewing project and now they want masks too, yikes! I’ve referred most of them to Etsy but one older couple just needs Ron to deliver them to their door so I’ll sew a few more for them.

    Best wishes to all on this nostalgic for me day.

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