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Motley Monday Check in and Mooselaneous Musings

Good morning Motley Meese! Hope your weekend was lovely. Remember to let your peeps know where you are!

This week’s shot of the week: A follow-up to last week’s theme of aquatic birds in trees, here is a Great Egret, grooming itself. Also taken at Chincoteague.


The morning check-in is an open thread and general social hour. Come back when time allows through the day – the conversation continues.

It’s traditional but not obligatory to give us a weather check where you are and let us know what’s new, interesting, challenging or even routine in your life lately. Nothing is particularly obligatory here except:

Always remember the Moose Golden (Purple?) Rule:

Be kind to each other… or else.

What could be simpler than that, right?

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  1. iriti

    Headed for a high of 63, with a chance of showers. We had absolutely gorgeous weather this weekend, possible rain the next three days. Sun on weekend, rain during the week – exactly as it should be.

    Boss is on vacation today so it should be a peaceful day at work.

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  2. It is 44 degrees here right now but we will have 73 degrees later. 70s for highs through Friday then a front moves in to cool us down into the 60s.

    Egrets? I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention …

    Here, I have this in my paste buffer, having posted it elsewhere a few minutes ago:

  3. blue jersey mom

    It’s 48 degrees here in central NJ, and I am waiting for my coffee water to heat.

  4. Weather is nasty out there and going to get worse.

    When I was in college in Oregon my Dad came to get me for summer break and we stopped by SIlver Creek Falls. We hiked around the lake and found that you could see a waterfall from in back of it. I did this picture in honor of that memory of my Dad.

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  5. DavidW

    and Happy Monday! Imagine my surprise to walk out the door this morning and find it cold out. 58 degrees! It will warm up but that was a pleasant surprise. Can’t remember the last time it was in the 50s in May in south Florida?

  6. kishik

    he got the garden he wanted.

    nip, catmint, lemon grass and a bed made of stone and concrete (good for scratching that back!) and dusty soft dirt inside (good for rolling in!) 😉

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    ps – Gargoyle Pan keeping a watchful eye on all things in the garden….

  7. Jk2003

    55 going to 73 today.  Very productive weekend both on the home front and the life front.  We are almost done with the family room.  

    However, I fear I am coming down with a cold.  Not cool.  

    Have a great day!

  8. where my temps are just like Jk2003’s temps.

    g-chatting now with Son, so if I end up sounding scattered, you can attribute it to that.

    Yesterday was good — had some good email exchanges with someone I think may be wise and wonderful; saw in real-people space my dear friend Lisa/Lucy; talked on the phone last evening with a special friend from orange.

    Today should be interesting, too. I am taking a 3-session class called “Introduction to Judaism,” and it starts today. Then this evening Lisa will come over again so we can make more progress on her quilt.

    And between those two I’ll keep working on my medallion quilt.

    And we need to continue the baby-proofing/kid-proofing project before all these kids show up and take over my house.

    Have a great day!

  9. wordsinthewind

    with overcast skies. We will be reaching the mid 90s with some rain forecast later this week. Grace had a good weekend and started the day off by finding her puppy pads with no problem. I am pleased that we’ve been able to overcome the trauma the ignorant neighbor inflicted, she no longer hides behind furniture to eliminate. She’s right out in the open and most often on the puppy pads. I’ve been working on her ears because I’d like for them to stand up straight. Our older dog’s dr. in Houston taught me how to train them up when she was very young. The dr. shared my preference for not having lop ears, chihauahuas should have stand up ears.

  10. Diana in NoVa

    Now that my visitors have departed, I don’t mind rain–we need it!

    Was looking forward to going back to the gym for the first time in a month but will have to go to the doctor instead.  For some reason I itch all over, have bright red patches on my face, and there is something totally weird going on with my hands.  I’ve put up with this long enough, so will have to trudge out to Kaiser.  Only hope this time they’ll be able to help–the cream they gave me for my hands a month ago was completely ineffectual.

    With that moan over, I’m pleased to report that my daughter-in-law will graduate on Saturday with a master’s degree in accounting!  It’s been a long, hard slog–she works full time and is the mother of my precious granddaughter, so she is to be commended for her achievement. The factor for which I’m deeply thankful is that she was able to do all the work on her laptop in the evenings–none of this driving through dodgy weather and walking across a dark campus at night.  Hurray, technology!

    Hope everyone has a good day!

  11. JG in MD

    I put up a new bulletin board that covered the nail holes and made things all straight and even. No more chaotic stuff on pins all over the wall in front of me. Now to do some actual work.

  12. slksfca

    Predicted highs in the mid-60s with possible rain (in other parts of the Bay Area). Sounds weirdly like iriti’s forecast.

    I’m nearly out of milk so will have to make an emergency run to the donut shop, because they sell milk there and are open 24 hours.

    BTW, I notice that a “pint” of milk is now 14 ounces, just like ice cream (except for Ben & Jerry’s). Thumbs down to that!

  13. anotherdemocrat

    Breakfast is interesting. I was following a recipe, which is why it is sweet. Well, not sweet, but that direction. I may make a sweet potato/kale breakfast & take it in a savory direction next time.

    The President will be visiting a town just east of here – a high tech high school, then some tech companies. I don’t think he’s coming into town.

    Anyway, today: work, exercise.

    how about some happy, fluffy music to start the workweek:

  14. pittiepat

    blahs this morning, so I’ll run my must-do errand, go to the SPCA (an hour spent playing with the kitties should help), then onto my sofa with a book.  Tomorrow will be a better day.

  15. bfitzinAR

    cloudy and may rain some more this a.m. but supposed to clear off this afternoon.  (Hope so, I’m walking home today.)  Busy, busy, busy – finals week and also last week before those who will be taking off for the summer take off – that means tests to copy and receipts to process that they just remembered.  Hope I can drop back later.  Heck, hope I get a chance to read everybody else’s check-ins 🙂 {{{HUGS}}} to all the meese.  bf

  16. princesspat

    I want to be outdoors every minute I can, but after the pool laundry and my messy desk need attention as well. Yesterday a blood vessel broke in my eye…thanks to coumadin…so I look a little scary this morning. I’ll go to the lab for a blood test today 🙁

  17. Nurse Kelley

    We didn’t get our promised thunderstorms yesterday, but there’s at least a chance every day this week. (Or so “they” say.) If they can’t send it to us, at least I hope it rains on drought-stricken farms everywhere.

  18. slksfca

    …it’s warmer out than I’d expected, because clouds and sun keep battling for dominance in the sky. It feels so good to be able to really stretch my legs when I walk. At last I’m not taking the tiny hesitant steps of the invalid. So I’ll probably take a much longer walk later on and try to work up a good exercize-y sweat — but right now I’m going to lie down for awhile. 🙂

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