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Thursday 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.


Let the greetings begin!



  1. iriti

    Not much Spring, straight from “brrrr” to “turn on the AC”.

    First actual serious car break down in recent memory at our house, and of course it happens to Kidlet one month after she gets her license. She handled it well.

    Based on the symptoms, we are currently in “Not the head gasket…anything but the head gasket…please, please, please not the head gasket” mode. We’ll see. Perhaps it is just testing our nerves and will be something less expensive.

    Will we repair if it is the head gasket? I dunno. Car is a 2005 but only has 62,000 miles. Been a great car overall.

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  2. A study of cancer patients in Washington State has found they were twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer. The study, led by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, linked bankruptcy court records and information from the regional cancer registry on about 200,000 cancer patients, and compared them with a similar group of people from the same area who did not have cancer. Young people with cancer experienced the highest bankruptcy rates, the study found, up to 10 times the rate of bankruptcy filings among older age groups.

    found here

    Medical costs are one of the biggest drivers of bankruptcy.  

  3. anotherdemocrat

    Star Trek Day!! I brought my 50th Anniversary NASA shirt (a genuine one, sent by a dear friend who knows I’m all fangirly about NASA), the Pillars of Creation shirt & my NASA Tardis shirt. I’ll decide which to change into later. Friend who saw it yesterday says I’ll love it.

    The storms were south & west of my brother. I’ll text him later, see how Plano fared. at least 6 dead in Granbury very sad

    Really hope I hear from Liberty Mutual today. Before I leave work. How do people with no money consult lawyers? Just go into debt? The property management at my complex are just freaking nuts.

    smooches to all

  4. Diana in NoVa

    It was SO HOT yesterday!  We, too, resisted the urge to turn on the AC for the same reason you did, JanF. We barbecued the chicken outside yesterday evening instead of baking it in the oven.  I served Orange Boodle for dessert and was pleasantly surprised that substituting nonfat plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream made no difference to the taste–it was delicious!

    Suffering from Bad News Burnout at the moment.  Going to do something fun today, like tidying the house and weeding the garden–can’t take any more POTUS-bashing, scandal-mongering, and whathaveyou.

    Michele, the painting arrived and we’re going to frame it today!  I’m so excited! I’ve wanted something like that for a long, long time. It’s gorgeous.

    Everyone have a good day!

  5. blue jersey mom

    I am waiting on three student papers, and then I will be totally finished for the semester. I also finished an article yesterday, so I am feeling quite productive.

  6. slksfca

    I heard the call of the Moose wafting through the fog and made my way hither posthaste.

    The temperature at 6:00 AM is a mild 54°F and there appears to be little wind, for which I am most thankful.

    And my coffee is hot!

  7. The omens for today are not good. Woke up from a very disturbing dream. Fished toys out of Pixie’s water dish. Cracked my elbow really hard. Coughing my head off. Going to shower, get coffee, and do some chores before it gets too bad to deal with out there. Coffee is brewing so that should help.

    Did two different pictures yesterday one science fiction and one fantasy.

    Rebel Success

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    Splendor by Moonlight

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  8. raina

    we had rain 2x yesterday, about at least once every week. Good weather on that front.

    We are “going to the coast” this weekend, our first in Texas. Where I’m from in FL, we call it going to the beach. LOL. Whatevs. Will report back after.


  9. bfitzinAR

    soloing at work today and tomorrow (secretary is also a harpist – she’s doing/being in a public school music program – rehearsal today and 2 performances tomorrow), Quorum Court tonight.  Just checked the other blog for TX tornado info – seems to be bad but over and not where my family lives – my son and family live in Austin and I have a sister in the Waco area, the rest are along the Coast.  Holding healing thoughts for the folks clobbered.  And {{{HUGS}}} to all of you.

  10. Nurse Kelley

    My lilac bushes have finally greened up, but the Aspen trees are a week late so far. I’m impatient!

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