Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: August 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. It’s 82 heading for 97 heat index 107 and overcast. Cool front is supposed to move in tomorrow along with rain so of course we’re getting the clouds already. sigh. Yesterday we generated 13.67 KWHs and the m-t-d at 363.85 is at least on track for 450.

    Step by step for Fineena. She’s in a lot of pain and really needs to get the bed replaced. The spare single bed she’s been sleeping on is really hurting her back and making it hard for her to do much of anything. But we’re working on that. And she’s still getting a few bags and boxes unloaded each day even with the pain.

    My son came over this morning and replaced the cold-water cartridge in the kitchen faucet and voila! no more drip. But visiting him has given me a late start to my online day. So I’d best get to it. Holding the Good Thoughts for everybody. {{{Meeses}}}

  2. Good glorious Saturday moaning, Meese! There’s nothing in my little world to moan about, considering: (1) yesterday at 7 p.m. the imaginary rain stopped being imaginary and came down with such force that it reminded me of a line in a song (“The river, She come down); (2) I had a FULL night’s sleep after the awful night on Thursday; and (3) while sitting up in bed this morning drinking my Early Morning Tea, delivered by the butler, I thought of an acceptable name for my short story. It’s miles away from the other ones I thought of.

    Anyway, today’s work will be finishing the short story and possibly reading every word aloud as I don’t have a Beta reader for it. Then I have to put it in the correct format. I may be calling on Microsoft Word people for help with this.

    Yesterday I led the Biography Book Group in a discussion. There were seven of us, but we need more members. I need to reserve a room for November 16th. One member irritated me so much yesterday that my eyeballs were purple and bulging by the time the meeting ended. However, the former leader of the group presented me with a beautiful round cut-glass “Diana” vase. Or perhaps it’s a stemless wineglass, who knows? Anyway, I’ll put short-stemmed posies in it. It was very sweet of her.

    Oh, the vetter! I forgot. It’s gorgeous and sunny this morning, 82 F. now and quite humid, 90-something later. We may actually sit on the porch this afternoon, once we straighten the rug that puffed up in the strong winds and rescue the plants the wind knocked over. Speaking of weather, it’s good (although hot) for the Anniversary March today. I’ll be on the alert for news clips of the original march, as Josephine Baker was one of the speakers. Poor Dr. King! Despite making one of the classic speeches of American history, six decades later we still haven’t made much progress where “race” is concerned. We seem to be going backward, actually.

    Wishing a good day to all at the Pond!

  3. Good afternoon, 79 and sunny in my garden today. I was out the door early to care for my friends dog, then home to water the garden so my day has been busy, but that’s ok. I think a change in my morning routine may be good for me. Watering the garden today was very peaceful, not rushed as it sometimes is when I water in the evening.

    My frined is now through with this round of chemo, but her cancer has a genetic component so after she recovers form the hard surgery and chemo she will start a new med which is essentially a low level chemo that when will take for the rest of her life. I’m grateful she has survived, and hope the side effects from the new meds will be manageable so she can enjoy the rest of her life.

    I’ve got flowers to arrange and baking to do for Ava’s family birthday party tomorrow so that will be my afternoon. RonK has made the gf pie crusts, he will make the blackberry pie, and I’ll make a blueberry cream pie and a blackberry/apple tart. Sweet of Ava to request we make pies instead of cake so I hope they are all tasty! Best wishes to all.

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