Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: July 25th

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. Good morning, 67 and sunny in Bellingham. Ready or not family visits are finally underway. Erica is on the train and will stay with Lisa for a few days before coming here. Ryan will be here next week to work on a summer project at Erich’s (son#2) office. And Erica’s family will arrive next Wednesday. I can’t wait to see everyone, but am a bit nervous re Covid and wondering if we can find our company manners :)

    Best wishes to all.

    • {{{princesspat}}} I’m sure you can find your “company manners” 😂 Enjoy having family around again. Holding the Good Thought/sending Healing Energy as needed re: COVID (or any other health thing.)

  2. Friday Meese – mussed out on posting this morning so good afternoon.
    I was totally pissed off by the Squad

    • Not a horseshoe but a circle. LW & RW meet “behind the barn” where they hope nobody will notice.

    • The Squad ticks me off. And they are hoping to expand their group with Nina Turner. I hope the people of OH#13 vote for sanity – we need to give Nancy Pelosi a governing majority or the Biden agenda comes to a halt. With berners blocking everything in the name of Purity, we hand the government over to the tRump cult.

  3. Good morning, meeses! Saturday …

    It is 55 degrees in Madison with an expected daytime high of 81. Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast.

    As someone said yesterday, I am shocked but not surprised to find out that tRump had attempted to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election. The sad part of this saga is that he has now created a roadmap for the next wanna-be-dictator to do it successfully. Merrick Garland has a way to fix that – by rounding up the people who gave in to his demands and charging them with conspiracy against the United States Government. Start with Barr, who created the culture that deferred to the unitary executive, and root out and “retire” career DOJ workers who went along with it. The oath to the Constitution has to override everything and, JHC, we had this problem when Bush the Dumber was president, also!! Can’t we figure out a way to insure that the DOJ does not become a president’s personal law firm and strong-arm enforcer of his personal grievances when there is a Republican president?

    Today is Saturday, the last day of July and I am still trying to get back on track. I recycled 6 boxes of books, 4 of them that had moved with me (unopened) twice. They were worth almost nothing at the resale store but that is fine – they are now in the hands of people who will responsibly repurpose them (sell, donate, recycle) and that is what I wanted. I found a place that will take old DVDs and CDs and recycle them – they should not be thrown into a landfill because to the chemicals in them and can’t be handled with regular recycling because they are not pure plastic. The gotcha is that they need to be boxed and shipped so that will probably wait for when I get into the “pay to get rid of” stage. Right now I am concentrating on the “sell or donate” stage.

    See all y’all later!

  4. Saturday Meese. 53 going up to 76 here in Kingston NY. A lovely day – sadly we get rain tomorrow which means I won’t be able to BBQ outside for my birthday :(

    Puerto Rico

    • If I don’t make it to the blog on Sunday (as often happens), Happy Birthday early! Maybe the rain will hold off?

    • Holding the Good Thought that the rain holds off a day – at least long enough for you to celebrate your birthday with good BBQ.

  5. Good Saturday morning, Meese! Today Lammas begins. I’ll probably be too busy to bake bread, though.

    We’re having a “nugly” morning here in Ashburn, with an overcast sky and 65 F. I’m hoping this is a case of “Evening red and morning gray/Bring the traveler on his way” because little Ethan is having a swim party for his birthday this afternoon. The temp. is supposed to get up to 84 F.

    The peach ice cream I made in the freezer turned out to be rich and delicious, so much so that my weight was up almost a whole pound this morning. Today is the day I’m going back to exercising. I told the doctor I’d stay off The Foot until the end of the month—didn’t say I would stay off it forever. It has mostly stopped hurting.

    Nothing much to say. The news is so awful I just can’t comment on it or I’d become dysfunctional. I’ve been reading one book after another, using fiction as a drug because the outside world seems so hopeless.

    Just took the croissants out of the oven. They’re cooling so I can dust them with powdered sugar. Hope everyone at the Pond will have a nice, relaxing Saturday.

  6. Good morning, everyone! Eating breakfast & watching the news. I’m not going to the voting rights rally, my ankle is swollen — gone down from yesterday, but still puffy. I think lots of walking & standing in the heat (79 at 7:30 am with a heat index of you must be joking) would not be wise. Today: stay inside & cook for next week. And pay attention to the ankle, do what it wants me to.

    • Healing Energy for your ankle – and you are very wise not to be out and on it under the conditions you’ve got. {{{HUGS}}}

  7. It’s 78 heading for 98 (heat index OMG) and sunny. I should have closed the house back up already – and I started to but there’s a cat in 5 of the windows. I’ll disturb them and close up the rest of the way when I post this. We generated 18.88 KWHs and got close enough to 500 that this morning’s thus-far driblet finished the job. So we’ve got all of today’s production to see if we can move out of 5th to 4th place. We should. The clouds for tomorrow’s rain aren’t supposed to move in until after dark.

    Nothing’s changed – evil ones being evil, that evil being bad news across the board from the macrocosm of environment and smaller one of political issues to the personal ones of my friends. (Jill discovered yesterday she can’t actually file her divorce papers even though she’s now got her ID again because she doesn’t have a “permanent address”. Taos County doesn’t count any residence that does either have sewer service or a septic system as permanent. She’s working on that.) My escape – other than solitaire and word puzzle games – has been Anne Louise Avery’s twitter & patreon stories of Old Fox’s world.

    I managed to bloody my nose last night dealing with the sinusitis flare. Sigh. Late start and fuzzy brain. Obviously. So. 2nd cup of coffee – but as I now have 4 cats in the room with me, go close up the window first. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  8. Good morning, 64 and partly sunny. I’m not comfortable around birds but Ron loves to watch them so I’ve planted the main patio pots with plants the hummingbirds love. And now, like it or not, a hummingbird seems to know when I’m in the garden. At first I thought it was coincidental, but now the chirpy little critter does a fly by every time I’m out there. I was wearing a coral t-shirt yesterday so maybe that’s the attraction.

    We enjoyed a perfect summer supper last night, grilled corn on the cob and BLT’s with avocado slices, yum! Best wishes to all.

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