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Sunday Morning Herd Check-in: Greetings of the Moosekin

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

The morning check-in is an open thread posted to give you a place to visit with the meeses. Feel free to chat about your weather, share a bit of your life, grump (if you must), rave (if you can). The diarist du jour sometimes posts and runs, other times sticks around for a bit, often returns throughout the day and always cares that meeses are happy … or at least content.

For those 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. Only click Post once for comments. When a diary’s comment threads grow, the page takes longer to refresh and the comment may not display right away.

– 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. (p.s. Ratings don’t bestow mojo, online behaviour does).

– Finally, the posting rules for a new diary: “Be excellent to each other… or else

(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.)

You can follow the daily moosetrails here: Motley Moose Recent Comments.


From our news team:

President’s Weekly Address and Open News Thread


Let the greetings begin!



  1. Khloe

    What a wonderful day it is turning out to be! It’s 55 degrees out. Shortly after I started work, the wind shifted and it started to warm up. It even smells like spring. Of course, this 55 degrees is our high for today. But I was awake and alive for it!! I has hope.

    Tonight is the return of Mad Men.

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  2. I’ve been awake since you posted the diary but just checking in. In the meantime I had breakfast and coffee and read 2 or 3 chapters of the book on my nook.

    Busy week past and busy week coming up. That’s probably good.  

  3. Last night our nephew and his wife joined us for supper. They only escaped from their kids had a babysitter lined up for a couple hours, but we had fun.

    Menu was:

    filet mignon with mushroom sauce

    smashed sweet potatoes

    green beans


    double chocolate cookies


    Next time we see them, we’ll let the kids join in, too.  

  4. wordsinthewind

    warm and still, it’s what makes living in the desert wonderful. We’ve been drinking coffee while enjoying the sunrise, I can only hope the rest of the day is this peaceful.

  5. pittiepat

    good chance of thunder boomers overnight.  Nothing at all planned for the day other than sticking my nose into yet another of Dana Stabenow’s terrific Kate Shugak series set in Alaska.  There are 20 books in the series and by the end of the week I’ll have read all but 4 of them.  

  6. Just got up. Pixie actually let me sleep in for a change.

    Working my way through the Archer’s Farms Irish Cream Coffee with Irish Creme creamer.

    Lunch is going to be my Deep Dish Pizza. Recipe here

    While waiting for antihistamine to kick in last night so I could stop sneezing and sleep I did this picture called Under Starry Skies.

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  7. slksfca

    56°F and overcast. I think some small amounts of rain are predicted. Not enough to help our shortage, nor enough to keep me indoors later on.

    Have a nice Sunday, peeps!

  8. slksfca

    …I heard my doorbell ring clearly and distinctly. So I stumbled out of bed and went to buzz in whoever it was from the main entrance downstairs. Nobody was there. Someone MAY have done a ring-and-run, but it’s much more likely that I dreamed it.

    Anyway, that’s what woke me up, except that by the quality of early-morning light I thought it was evening instead, and that I’d slept the whole day through. It took a gander at the clock to situate myself properly and I’m still feeling slightly “off” (and no smart-ass remarks, please!). ;-p

  9. princesspat

    The leaves are opening on my old maple trees…..the new green is vivid against the grey sky and the lichen covered branches.  Watching the seasons change in the trees outside my window is an enduring pleasure.

  10. DeniseVelez

    we had wood to saw up and collect – left over from trees that went down this winter.

    Plus – spent part of the morning chatting with an Australian friend about more info for this evenings piece I’m doing.

    49 here going up to 61 they say – kinda dampish and foggy though.

    Spring hugs to all!

  11. Ebby

    the Armstrong Valley, but I have hopes for some sun by this afternoon.  I’m craving more sunshine, but at least the temps are up enough to sleep with the windows partly open.  I awoke to the sound of the birds in the trees outside my window.

    The apple tree and persimmon tree I planted are just starting to leaf out, so putting up some deer fencing is on my list today.  Wishing a good day to all in Mooselandia, whatever your plans.

  12. slksfca

    Taking a break from some afternoon movie-watching to pop in and see if anything’s up with the herd.

    I was going to post a “trial balloon” arts diary but the weekend got away from me. Maybe next Saturday. Then based on the response to that, I may work up to trying for a regular (or semi-regular) weekend feature, that would also serve as an open thread on anything arts- or entertainment-related. I’m not quite up to making diaries yet, but I’m getting close. 🙂

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