Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: October 17th

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So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?

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  1. Puerto Rico

    ABC News did a report on the blackouts (however it irritated me)

    • Honestly, it’s a wonder we have any hair left, it is so tempting to yank it out by the roots! If we ever get the upper hand in bloody Congress, I feel sure that Dems can pass a bill to help PR.

  2. In from my walk/run. Short sleeve weather. Only 4 running segments but I’m counting getting out there at all as a win. Today: groceries, vote, some of next week’s cooking.

  3. Good Saturday moaning, Meese. It’s cloudy and will remain so all day. It is rumored there will be showers, but so far the weather app on my phone hasn’t heard of it. Currently it’s 56 F., going up to 66 F.

    Once again I will have to miss Nora’s soccer game. Little Ethan is coming to tea and staying until Sunday lunch time with us. Because the weather is so ugly and there’s nothing much to pick in the garden, I’ve decided to organize a Tom Sawyer-type “Treasure Hunt” in our walk-closet. It badly wants cleaning out and reorganizing, so we’ll pull a lot of stuff out and wrap it up to distribute to the dry cleaner’s store (that will be the excess hangers) and Goodwill. I’ll hide some kid-type presents in the disorder to make it more fun.

    Made blueberry muffins for breakfast this morning and my word, they were delicious! After I finish the housework I’ll make Peg’s Molasses Cookies. They are spice-less and nut-less, so Elder Son loves them.

    I used “moaning” rather than “morning” in the greeting because I am so !@#$%^&* tired of the pundits either moaning about a Democratic defeat or gleefully predicting a Rethuglican victory in Virginia. Rilly? My gut tells me that Virginia women are quietly voting “NO.” And if the Supremes hand down a decision that overthows Roe v. Wade the day before the election, that’s all she wrote, kids. Roe has been the law of the land for 48 years. Younger women never known what it was like before Roe.

    The pundits, who are 99% Rethuglican or Rethug-leaning, were extremely wrong about the California recall election. I’m hoping they’ll be equally wrong about this one.

    Glenn (Doughface) Dunkin’ lies constantly about McAuliffe’s record (which is easily accessed by anyone with a computer) and about Virginia’s economy.

    Lots of dreary housework to do before I get to the fun part of making cookies! Wishing everyone at the Pond a nice, relaxing Saturday.

  4. Good morning, meeses! Saturday …

    It is 32 degrees in Madison with an expected daytime high of 52. Mainly sunny skies are in the forecast.

    It sounds like there may be a deal in place to have the 700 richest Americans pony up for the slimmed down Biden agenda. I am sure that those guys are burning up the phone lines to their personal members of Congress in the hopes of saving them from paying .0000000001% of their wealth to promote the well-being of the country they live in. I am still not watching the minute-by-minute negotiations because life is too short.

    Today I will watch some DVRed and live sporting events and ignore everything else. Tomorrow I will work on queued up accounting projects that need to get done by 10/25 – yes that is cutting it close!

    See all y’all later!

  5. Cats and phone calls (& yes, the grogginess of sleep that is a “series of naps”) delayed me a bit. Sunny so far. Mid 60s going up to 80 or so. Yesterday was just under 9 KWHs, 187.43 is the m-t-d.

    Everything and everybody is so much the same – which mostly ain’t good – that I’ll just leave it at that. At least while I was on the phone I mixed a batch of gingerbread and got it in the oven. I haven’t tried this since I started using so much bean flour in my GF mix. We shall see how it comes out. As well as the powdered ginger it’s got a thumb-sized chunk of chopped up raw ginger root in it.

    Need coffee & to get over to twitter. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  6. Good morning, 50 and cloudy in Bellingham. We have a high wind warning but so far I see a slight breeze moving the leaves on out old maple trees. The leaves are starting to fall now so the lawn has a carpet of golden color. Once again, I’m grateful for the lawn service because they are now on leaf duty!

    I did what I needed to on my desk yesterday but did not make it to my sewing room so I’ll try again today. Fortunately I have no sewing deadlines so I can come and go as I wish. Feeling grateful for that as well.

    Best wishes to all.

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