Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: June 13th

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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. Happy Juneteenth, Meese! It’s coldish, gray, and gloomy in Ashburn this morning. The dog is whining to go out, but this time I am determined to finish my coffee before I have to take him out. How nice it will be to simply open the door and let him run out, when we’ve moved to the new house.

    People everywhere in the country will be happily celebrating Juneteenth. I have to cut this short, he’s really agitating to go out and getting on my last nerve. See you tomorrow!

  2. I’m very happy that I only woke up twice last night. I can’t remember the last time I slept so soundly. Today is the first game of one of our local soccer teams — we actually have 2. The local news is really excited about it. Today: fix my oven door, go to the gym, maybe some cooking. For now, watching the news & eating breakfast.

  3. Juneteeth! Finally. Recognition that proclamations mean nothing until they are enforced.

    It’s 78 heading for 91 and the heat index isn’t supposed to get above 95. Which I’ll believe when I see it so recorded on the widget. We generated 20.5 KWHs yesterday and the m-t-d is 298. We’ll reach 300 by noon. Still not on track for 500, but gaining.

    Everybody’s still hanging in there and doing what they can to keep doing so. Except maybe my best friend’s situation. Her phone signal is lousy so she’s coming over in about an hour but I don’t think her news is good.
    We’re all glad Biden’s finally trying to deal with domestic terrorism but in trying to cover the waterfront DOJ’s “categories” include all the old bull pucky “anti-capitalism” anti-environmental protest that’s been used against the Native Water Protectors and other groups trying to stop massive corporate polluting, poisoning, and otherwise destructive projects impacting sovereign Tribal lands. Aji says it puts a “giant new genocidal target” on Native backs, but really the target was already there. It just gives LE legal cover for shooting at them. And removes even the minuscule brakes on corporations disobeying environmental or Tribal laws to kill for fun and profit. sigh.

    I need to close up the house. Not sure but probably on the A/C today. Monday’s not supposed to get into the 80s. Baking day. 😁 For now close the house, coffee, and twitter. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  4. Here is a good story from Galveston on Juneteenth and the celebration there.

  5. Good morning, 58 and mostly cloudy in Bellingham. I read Designing History, by Michael S Smith yesterday and it’s a wonderful counter to the last 4 yrs….

    “Despite the pressure that inevitably comes with redesigning the White House, interior designer Michael S. Smith’s priority for the Obama family’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as with any residential project, was to create a home for the family to thrive. In Designing History, Smith catalogs his collaboration with the first family with behind-the-scenes photos, design schemes, room renderings, and more, documenting the artists, craftspeople, and historical findings integral in the reimagining of the home.” — ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.COM

    We’ll have a Dad’s Day barbeque at our son’s house tomorrow and all I need to do is arrange some flowers, yay! The “kids” are all good cooks so the menu and all that goes with it are in their capable hands. Best wishes to all.

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