Full Moon lore?

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So here in the Chihuahuan desert we got a full moon rising with a halo around it. One of those things that occur when there is ice crystal in the air (rare around here) and the ice crystals produce a halo around objects, I think. Think that they are called sun dogs when this occurs with the sun so I figured that with the moon it would be a moon dog. Anybody know for sure what it is called.

Just had a javelina browse their way across the front of my place, need to check out what it was eating and see if my chickens would like it. The forums seems really dead lately, so I thought that I would throw this out there and see if there was any interest.

-- BC (desertdweller44@yahoo.com), March 27, 2002


I think they are called "luna cloaks". Working night shift, I would always schedule leave for full moon nights whenever I could and stay home and shave my back and cheeks ( only kidding about the shave :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), March 27, 2002.

Working on the psych ward, I can tell you that it ain't pretty come the full moon. Then again, I'd rather work there than in Labor and Delivery. Or ER - after all, those people get everything first, then deal it out to the rest of the hospital.

Try Nair, Jay - that way you don't get cramps from contorting yourself to get those shoulder blades. Darn things are just IMPOSSIBLE to reach! The coyotes around here get really vocal at the full moon - the ex used to go sit on the roof with his saxaphone and serenade them back - coyote howls and Yackety Sax (shiver!); though I must say that both the coyotes and I much preferred Kenny G...

-- Polly (tigger@moultrie.com), March 28, 2002.

Hi Polly, I used to work high risk labor and delivery. All the 'experts' insisted that more babies were not born during the full moon, but we nurses knew that it was always busier then. But hon, I wouldn't work on psych for anything ;o) I do know that seeds planted in or just before a full moon will be up within 3 or 4 days and seeds planted after will frequently take two or three weeks. Also transplants done just before a full moon will take more rapidly than those planted after.

-- kim in CO (kimk61252@hotmail.com), March 28, 2002.

Oooohhh - babies scare me silly!! They're slipperly little suckers - it'd be just too darn easy to drop one. On psych, all I have to worry about is the occasional patient who wants to chop me up with a chain saw and feed me to his dogs. No biggie. (I just have 'em call me by the day shift nurse's name....joke!)

-- Polly (tigger@moultrie.com), March 28, 2002.

That reminds me of a time I was delivering a baby down in Mississippi. Lil rascal came scooting out so fast he nearly got past us! I had an EMT assisting me, he had just brought the lady in on the ambulance and stuck around a bit. We were both grabbing at that youngun and I finally snagged his ankle as he went by. LOL

-- kim in CO (kimk61252@hotmail.com), March 29, 2002.

Okay girls if we are going to do one upmanship, here is how my day went today. You all know I have this great new job, I love it. I do in home family based therapy. I work with families who have kids who have be diagnosed with severe mental illness, sort of. There is always an interesting family dynamic in these cases.

I had an appointment with this family, my second meeting. I had staffed it in with the clinicians who are in the clicic to request a full psych evaluation. This kid 15 yrs. old been in and out of day treatment and centers since he was about one years old has a lot problems to say the least. He is getting anxiety, paranoia, and PTSD, andif worried some one is going to come after him and shoot. Well I got the referal and the case manager and I went out to the house to talk to his mother and to do a session. We got there and the mom was aggitated and had forgotten we were coming but was o.k. with it. There was a week old baby in the home who we oooo'd and ahhhh'd over then the baby, it's mom and her boyfriend left. Then the mom of the kid we are visiting asks us if we could drive her to her father's house, because her other son flattened her tires on her truck. She started to get her grand daughter dressed and I heard glass breaking. Well her son (not the one we were there for) was out side shooting the windows of his mothers house, pounding on the house,and breaking her headlights. She called the police. Now we are on an indian reservation and the police are natorious for not responding very quickly to this sort of thing. My co-worker and I went out side to clean out her car( mom had assured us he wouldn't hurt any one but her). While we were out there he cut the electricity to the house. My co-worker stayed in the car and moved it out to the road. I told her to call 911 on her cell phone and make sure they knew this was a serious situation. I went back in the house to be with the family while this kid prowled outside the house. 6 sheriff's cars from 2 different counties came. They took the kid away in cuffs, noone was hurt, physically. We took the family to her dad's house and went back to the office.

When we got to the office we needed to talk to our boss about the incident. I knocked on his door, he was busy. He came out a short time later and told us to be quite he had a seriously sucidal person in his office. I went home to spend time with my kids.

Happy Easter! Susan

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), March 30, 2002.


Your job could use a navy style "rum ration" if it has many days like that. :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), March 30, 2002.

Okay - you win!!!

Ummm - BTW; did you happen to ask at your interview why the last person to have your job leftit? Wasn't feet first, was it?!

I think I'd tell the boss that your homicidal patient trumps his suicidal one - paticularly when they have a weapon in hand! Huh, wonder if he's related to one of my co-workers? Sure sounds like it!

-- Polly (tigger@moultrie.com), March 30, 2002.

Polly the funny thing is that this guy wasn't my client but his brother. My client who is supposed to have conduct disorder along with loads of other things was calm and very chatty. He actually had us laughing at one point.

We have a few job openings if anyone is interested! The big plus when I got back to the office, my new dell laptop had arrived. I grabbed it and left to come home. I haven't even had a chance to play with it yet!!


-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), March 30, 2002.

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