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Sunday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for the Moosekins

  Make sure you let your peeps know where to find you!  

If you are new to the Moose, Kysen left a Moose Welcome Mat (Part Deux) so, please, wipe your feet before you walk in the front door start posting.

The important stuff to get you started:

– Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones.

– To check for replies to your comments, click the “My Comments” link in the right-hand column (or go to “My Moose”). Comments will be listed and a link to Recent Replies will be shown. (Note: Tending comments builds community)

– Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can’t Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh.

– Ratings don’t bestow mojo, online behaviour does.

– Only click Post once for comments. When a diary’s comment thread gets longer, it takes a bit to reload and the comment may not display as quickly. Clicking the Post button twice puts the comment out there twice. (h/t Khloe)

– When creating a new diary, remember to choose the Draft option (near the bottom) while you are working on it. Choose the Public option when you want to publish it. (h/t Khloe)

(Some other commenting/posting/tending notes for newbies can be found in this past check-in and, of course, consult Meese Mehta for all your questions on meesely decorum.)

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This is pretty darned easy to remember … the posting rules for a new diary:

Be excellent to each other… or else


From our news hound, jlms qkw:

All the News Fit to Share: Weekend Edition

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  1. Mets102

    Haven’t gone out, but snow is probably frozen over.  At least we didn’t get clobbered like Connecticut, Rhode Island and parts of Long Island did.  I wish we would have gotten less than the 9″ we did, but that’s certainly a hell of a lot better than the 3′ we could have had.

  2. Portlaw

    everyone in Moose Land. Am going out this afternoon to look for winter birds and seals in the harbor and harbor islands. Hope I find them. I really want to see the seals!

  3. iriti

    in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Headed for a high of 43.

    I’m ready for spring and for my dragonflies to come out!

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  4. Waiting for the coffee to brew. Found some Dark Chocolate Truffle Coffee at Target the other day when I went to get the new Josh Groban album. Great music and great coffee.

    Finished this last night and love the way it came out.

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  5. DeniseVelez

    but it is friggin’ cold – these temps we worry about pipes freezing  (I have the water dripping)

    Tomorrow it is gonna be 42 (go figure)

  6. pittiepat

    to 60 today.  Good day for curling up with a book (raided the library yesterday so I have a little stack to work through).

  7. Khloe

    A tad bit chilly at three degrees this crisp morning. It’s suppose to be 40 by midnight. We are expecting lots of rain, to sit on all the snow and ice. Should make it interesting.

    Have we heard from all the New Englanders? Do we know that everyone is safe?

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  8. Jk2003

    Warm up here in st charles.  Melting everywhere.  Very messy.  Hubby went for a run.  I am a jungle gym for a two year old.  Showing at naptime.  Grrrrrrr.  Off to grandma and grandpas we go!  Have a great day.

  9. slksfca

    38 degrees outside right now. But we’re headed for a pleasant 58 today so I won’t complain. Much.

    Hope everyone has a nice Sunday!

  10. princesspat

    But thanks to my favorite garden shop my back porch looks like spring with a blooming bulb pot, primroses in the wire planter, and pussy willows, curly willow branches, and forsythia in a tall vase. Chases the winter blues away!

  11. dear occupant

    it’s been raining steadily all night and it’s pouring now on the lakefront.

    34 heading to 47…melty, melty.

    i just read that Danbury got 38″ so there’s some early morning perspective.

    i’ve been through worse when i lived in New York and maybe it’s not the storm of the century,

    but 38″ is an EVENT. i feel badly for those folks and everyone without power.

    hoping everyone is safe and warm today.  

  12. cassandracarolina

    Thunderstorms may rumble through later. Large male mosquitoes are buzzing around near ground level. In February! By June, they will be large enough to open the back door and fix themselves a snack in my kitchen! Dragonflies, please! The lizards, snakes, toads, and frogs are still sleeping somewhere, and the songbirds aren’t much bigger than these freaky insects.  

  13. slksfca

    …down to the corner bakery for a blueberry muffin. What has happened to muffins in recent years? They, most of them, are really cupcakes, quite unlike real homemade muffins.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like cupcakes very much. But I must sometimes shake my head at a world where muffins are no longer muffin-y.

    Anyway, my bluberry “cupcake” is very tasty. 🙂

  14. LeftOverFlowerChild

    Loud and fast moving, but I won’t complain. It was heavy enough to knock the cedar pollen out of the air for a bit. For that I am truly grateful.

    62 now, headed for 70+ later in the day. I’m scared to do any kind of serious preparation for spring gardening even though the temps seem to indicate that winter may down to a whisper. Just as soon as I go and get after said gardening prep, we probably have another weird snow storm in April. Snow on the bluebonnets…quite an odd spring that year.  

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