Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: February 21st

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. Puerto Rico

  2. Good morning, meeses! Wednesday …

    It is 37 degrees in Madison with an expected daytime high of 39. Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast.

    The retired NYPD officer arrested for gouging out a Capitol Police officer’s eye, lays it all bare: “Blue Lives Matter” only matters when the people attacking police are non-white – in the service of Republicanism, white supremacists are not held to the same “standard.”

    I am laughing at Republican electeds – on the one hand Rick Snott of Florida says that the Republican Civil War is over, they are united in their disgust for multi-culturalism, putting down uppity-women, suppressing the vote and storming capitol buildings if need be, ie trumpism. On the other hand, Liz Cheney says that Republicans need to make clear that they are not the party of white supremacy. Sounds civil warlike to me! The Big Lie base are white supremacists and white supremacist enabler and apologists – without them, they can’t win elections.

    I have a bunch of news stories up in tabs to read later but I suspect they will all be closed. I got sidetracked this morning with some server maintenance that I forgot needed to be done. Not being able to sit at my desk for more than 3 hours makes me miss some of the reminders. Time to get back to it!

    See all y’all later!

  3. And we are back to the kind of weather people move here for — 60s this morning to 80 this afternoon. I’m going to run into the office tomorrow, now that they’ve got the water situation straightened out. I have several completed applications that need filing. And — woohoo! — the grocery stores are restocked, so I’m getting some tomorrow. They’re waiving the fee for curbside, and as long as they do that, I’m happy to let their employees do the actual shopping.

  4. It’s 57, going to drop down a bit, then top out at 57 this afternoon. Cloudy but the sun’s already starting to break through. Yesterday we generated 13.1 and we’re at 87.7 for the m-t-d. We’ve a good shot at reaching 100 but no way to get to even the 147 the 2.5K system did in Feb ’15. sigh.

    Cats are getting accustomed to each other. I have to be in the house when they’re all together – coming home from yesterday’s shopping and not finding the new cat for several hours proved that – but at least while I’m in the house (and awake) things are going relatively smoothly. (Famous last words – I just had to go break up something. sigh) I’m still worried about how I’m gonna corral both Freddie and the new one with only one carrier for the vet visit Monday. Hold the Good Thought.

    Well, Joe gets the kids out of cages while we look for family or find other solutions if we can’t find family and our team is up in arms about how he’s continuing the detention centers. Because they believe the emm effen propaganda the MSM puts out. We gonna be mostly in detention centers, if we’re still breathing, if we don’t break up that gee dee fascist propaganda machine. Or at least check out the gee dee anti-Dem slanted headlines before erupting all over twitter. The MSM has, through its RW propaganda, created the atmosphere where our team expects to be betrayed – and so our team accepts every twisted, slanted, flat-out-made-up, headline story as evidence of betrayal. And no matter how many times those effen propaganda stories are proved wrong, the propaganda has done its job. Our team doesn’t support our team. The fascists get more power and kill more people because our team doesn’t support us as we take the slow steps to deal with the evil the Rs did in their last round of power.

    Nothing I can do – I learned that some time ago – to convinced folks being manipulated by fascist propaganda that they are being manipulated by fascist propaganda. So I guess I’ll go boost fundraiser tweets. (& when the butter’s softened enough, go do some baking.) Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  5. Good Wednesday morning, Moosekind! Guess what, it’s actually a nice day here in Ashburn. It’s 55 F. now and beautifully sunny, going up to 63 F. later. Just came back from the new gym, where I did my treadmilling. I forgot my Kindle, but luckily I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, so was able to keep on reading the new novel that popped merrily into my Kindle library yesterday. I love novels about how they managed about cooking in wartime Britain, so this one is right up my street.

    I’m about to run an errand before lunch. Have a boatload of stuff to do if I can stay awake long enough after lunch to do it. Luckily, I received some advice from the publisher about marketing, so I’m going to focus on that.

    My website really needs taking in hand by someone who knows what he or she is doing. I need buttons added, bla bla. I am perfectly happy with WordPress and GoDaddy (the name irritates me, but what can I do). I’m perfectly happy with the pix I buy from Canstock. I just need someone to add the buttons, add an email list or something, and so on. If anyone knows anyone, please pass along the name. Naturally, this will be a paid job. I just can’t afford to pay what a marketing company would charge.

    I’m still Seriously Displeased with what happened to my article on the library here. As the story reads now, only the first paragraph is the one I wrote. IThe rest of the article is tiresomely pedestrian. I console myself with the idea that I have other venues for creativity, and with the knowledge that one day they might have to do without me.

    Please bear in mind that even I recognize that this is very much a first-world problem!

    Wishing good news about PR for Dee, peace of mind for JanF, continued nice weather for another, and lots of sunshine to bfitz. I am waiting to hear the news of how princesspat’s spring arrangement turned out.

    Blessed bees!

  6. Good morning, 31 and light clouds. Yesterday was frustrating for me because due to the hives I had following the 1st dose of the Moderna vaccine my doc decided it was to risky for me to have the 2nd shot. He ordered an antibody test to see what happened with the first shot and has referred me to an allergy clinic for testing as the allergic reaction may be to a vaccine component. So I guess I’ll sew myself a new mask and try to stay safe and patient.

    RonK got his second shot and has a very sore arm this morning but is otherwise ok.

    Best wishes to all.

  7. Poor you, princesspat, that’s the way I am with ‘flu shots. My last doctor before this one didn’t want me to have them after what happened in 2007. Perhaps the Johnson & Johnson one will be the right one for you. Good luck!


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