Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: June 14th through June 20th

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. I was going to walk this morning, but we had thunderstorms, and it is still raining. I set my lavender & basil out for free, deep watering. Today: watch the news & chat with friends on Twitter, get groceries & do housework.

  2. Happy Litha-Solstice-Mid-Summer to all. Already 77 and I’m gonna have to close up soon. Got the fans pushing the warm air out of the kitchen first – I had to bake this morning. I did a small batch, only 20 minutes in the oven, so I’ll have to bake again by Friday. I’ll probably bake on Wednesday morning as the overnight/just before dawn is supposed to be 61 even though I won’t have finished off this lot quite yet. Yesterday was the last clear sunny day of June according to the forecast (and it clouded up in the afternoon). We got just a hair below 21 KWHs and the m-t-d is 391.6 – today’s forecast doesn’t encourage me to think we’ll get much over 400 if we get that far. But it’s sunny at the moment so I’ll enjoy that while I have it.

    Between Aji’s pretty much non-stop onslaught of pain and expenses and Amelia’s inability to copy with ordinary stuff, I’m not sure who I worry about most. Aji’s dogs aren’t back and I’m getting the feeling she’s losing hope of them coming back. It’s over 2 weeks now. But Cricket is so sad…she said something, almost an aside, about needing to get him some company. Amelia has been trying to get enough energy to get to the grocery store for a week now. By the time she’s dressed and fed Winston, she’s exhausted. (Bless the housekeeper who, even though she’s not supposed to, deals with the litterbox.) Not to say I’m not worried about other folks. I check on or with lots of people. So far while everybody’s got stuff going on, at least at the moment they’re managing. Aji and Amelia are more surviving than managing.

    I did my walking on the treadmill in 2 15-minute chunks yesterday with sweeping the den and living room counting in lieu of a 3rd one. I’ll probably do the same again today unless the humidity eases up (yeah, right – rain expected in another hour or so). Truly, truly “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” that makes the difference for me. I need to do a few things then visit the Litha & Fighting Back posts. Channeling Healing/Helping Energy to everybody, to your shaping. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  3. Good Saturday morning, Meese, and happy Summer Solstice! Overcast and 70 F. in Ashburn this morning, on its way up to 81 F., I seem to remember. My weather gadget has disappeared again. Thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon and in fact, every afternoon from now until next Thursday, apparently.

    Never made it here yesterday. Our two consecutive days of having to be washed, brushed, and breakfasted by 8 a.m. left us so discomfited that we’ve been recovering ever since. Yesterday we ran errands with the dog in the back seat. One of the things Monty, a raging egotist, misses the most is walking along the halls or outside and being greeted by his many admirers. He doesn’t do well when left alone, so we take him with us as much as possible.

    The Steemer people came and after they left, the carpet looked very nice. And then yesterday, ghosts of the previous ugly spots started showing. The cleaning was a pricey undertaking, but at least we don’t have to feel mortified when the family come to tea. Bottom line: you can either have nice carpets or a dog. You cannot have both.

    Now that family are allowed to visit, Elder Son, DIL, and Mr. Rising Kindergartener are coming to tea today because tomorrow the visitor parking spaces will be jammed. After I went, masked up and protected as much as possible, to the supermarket yesterday and bought a whole box of gluten-free cookies for DIL, Elder Son informed me yesterday evening that she’s back on gluten. Duhhh.

    This morning I had a cheery thought: All those jerks who refuse to wear a mask because they don’t want “the government telling them what to do” are going to get it and DIE. So many of them will die that they will never see any of the Social Security benefits they paid for, so we rational people will get them. Social Security will be safe because of mass stupidity!

    Hubby vacuumed the screened porch this morning. The first half of June, the weather was too cool to allow us to sit outside. The second half of June has been too rainy to allow us to sit outside. All the plants are looking very healthy, however, although the mint looks limp. Instead of standing perkily upright it’s drooping dejectedly over the edge of the pot. Might ask Auntie Google about it.

    It’s kind of unnerving that the living room-dining room area and my office look so tidy. It can’t last.

    Enjoy The Longest Day, everyone!

  4. Good morning, 62 and light rain in Bellingham. We were going to be celebrating Emma’s graduation with a family party today, but thanks to a possible covid exposure at my dil’s work we decided it best to cancel the party. Emma and her mom both tested negative but will isolate for 2 weeks regardless.

    I regrouped with the party flowers and made 3 large arrangements, one for Emma, one for her Nana, and one for us, and we visited on the porch. Emma is disappointed, but to be very honest I’m relieved to not be worrying about a garden party today. She will still do the friends and extended family drive by celebration so that will be some safe fun for her.

    Best wishes to all on this quiet rainy morning.

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