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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.)

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From the Moose collaborative news team, the current Open News Thread:

All the News – Friday Fits


Let the greetings begin!



  1. wordsinthewind

    the puppy slept happily all night in her crate until she woke up and needed out. The old dog was happy to get her breakfast early so I’m hoping she’ll start seeing some benefits from having a new puppy. I gave the pup a name so it’s looking like a done deal no matter how our old dog feels. It’s much warmer this morning here, in the high 40s, and so far still. The wind will be getting up but not until it heats up some. Yesterday ended up being a howler, hold onto your hat it’s springtime in west Texas.

  2. Guess I’ll need to decide on my mood for the day. So far it’s been meh, certainly capable of going either way.

    Temp about 40 right now. Mr Hourly says it might hit 61 with wind and clouds.

    No company, no Son today, so just us here. Sewing mostly for me, plus I need to finish a writing for my class.

    Hope you all have a good day.  

  3. We’ve had grackles and starlings like Hitchcock’s The Birds the last few days. They gobble up food meant for the smaller more polite regulars. I’ll be glad when they move north.

    The wind is picking up speed now. Steady 15 gusting in the 20s. It doesn’t look like a walk outdoors. Maybe later if it gets warmer.

    I saw an exercise show on PBS that said you could get some benefits from 20 secs of intense activity done several times each day. That sounds like me getting up from a seated position to walk to the bathroom. Is that intense enough?

  4. trs

    before my first cup of coffee is not the way I wanted to start my morning. A house down the street woke up to no heat, and it’s about 36&deg out. Took them some space heaters strong enough to heat the whole house, and the HVAC guy will deal with it tomorrow. Now coffee, then off to my workshop to do some work on it.

  5. princesspat

    We have one more busy day planned, and then tomorrow we go home….yay! Yesterday was a total rest day for me and a wine country geology tour for RonK and his brother. Based on the few photos I’ve seen I think a diary will be forthcoming.

    My plan to make my MIL’s assisted living space more like her home is nearly complete….more pictures and new curtains will go up today, and she is enjoying seeing her things again. No more bare boring walls! This morning we will take her to her old house for coffee with the hope that seeing how her grandson has moved in, and how well the yard is being cared for will give her even more peace of mind.  

  6. JG in MD

    Found a lot of things my parents used to say. I wondered where they got them; turns out they’re from Texas, where they both grew up. Which ones does everybody know and which ones are unusual?

    I’ll snatch you bald-headed.

    Looks like he was rode hard and put up muddy.

    I don’t know you from Adam’s off ox.

    Things are going to hell in a handbasket.

    God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

    It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

    You can’t beat it with a stick. [something good]

    Look what the cat dragged in.

    Drunk as a skunk.

    Ugly as homemade sin.

    Older than dirt

    [Funny or whatever] as all get-out

    Website is

  7. Kind of crisp this morning. The Pixster is up and about. She is such a funny little thing. She knows I do the litter box every morning and she will wait to go until I’m done even if she has to dance around.

    Finished updating Celestial Dawn yesterday.

    Celestial Dawn photo CelestialDawn2_zps05dd4b6c.jpg

  8. slksfca

    Had some trouble getting started last night, but once I did fall asleep all was well.

    It’s another gorgeous day in store here, warmer even than yesterday. We’ll probably see the 70s even at the beach.

  9. Khloe

    It’s suppose to warm up to 50 today! The river will be cresting 5 feet above flood stage sometime this morning.

    Meanwhile at home……

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  10. slksfca

    Just saw a TV commercial from IHOP featuring their brioche French toast. I’m now officially hungry. Not a huge fan of big chain restaurants but I’m not a snob about it and would gladly park my butt in an IHOP booth if there was one nearby! 🙂

  11. remembrance

    Sunny with a gentle breeze out my window. Cat at my feet covered by Glen’s pajamas, eyes closed, purring, all is good.

    I’ve decided to rethink anxiety reducing language to further engage my friends who are fearful of community violence impacting their well being and the safety of their family. On Thursday last week there was a bomb scare close to the elementary school in the community where I work. All ended well with no explosions and an arrest before the school had to engage in emergency procedures. The children were not even aware. Perhaps this is a time where anxiety is useful if it encourages people to wake up and speak up for what is unacceptable. It is becoming more and more clear, America is a violent nation and we’ve been complacent.

    I have to get my husband breakfast now.

  12. slksfca

    Later on a walk, probably to the farmers market around the corner. There’s a vendor there who sells fresh-made PIES! I don’t know how much they cost, but I’m heading to the ATM machine first. 🙂

  13. remembrance

    Iron & Wine Tree by the River

    One of those thoughtful songs with a soothing rhythm just right for a Sunday. Hope everyone enjoys their day.  

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