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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 was taken at Yellowstone National Park. Chipmunks there are too tame. You’re not supposed to feed them, but clearly people are.


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

    64 here in the Shenandoah Valley, headed for a high of 82.

    Today is Kidlet’s 17th birthday. Her present? A pair of pink steel-toe work boots for her carpentry co-op.

    If you were here a few minutes ago, you fleetingly saw Friday’s diary go up. Any claims that I’m awake at this hour of the morning have not been substantiated.

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  2. Jk2003

    I woke up at 4:30 and haven’t made it back to sleep yet.  We had a great day yesterday and may get storms today.  Going to paint the living room this week.

  3. ilovecheese

    Going up to 73. Bullwinkle and I have had breakfast and are starting the day by going back to sleep for a bit. Hope you all have a great day!

  4. Portlaw

    a good day for the herd. It’s 59 here going up to 80 so am looking sunscreen! Am rushing off to acupuncture but may check in late afternoon. Of course, I need coffee. … Just noticed that instead of “Good morning” I typed “Food morning”!

  5. Khloe

    68 degrees with an expected high of 90. There is a chance of severe storms this afternoon.

    Nothing much new to report. 19 days left before the Non-Drama Express leaves. .

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  6. Another rainy day. Getting ready to take niece to work. When I get home I’ll have to pull furniture out and retrieve Pixie’s toys. All of her favorites have been batted under something.

    Since we are allowed two pets I wonder if the managers will let me have a baby dragon. 😉

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  7. nchristine

    fierce.  Nothing too serious, nothing like Kansas or Oklahoma.  Except we’re winding up for round two later this afternoon.  It’s clear right now, so the wind up has started.  I just have a few leaves blown off and/or plastered to the exterior walls.  Neighbors tree finally bit the dust – I think it’s been looking sickly for a few years now.  Lots of trees down in the area – that seems to be the worst of it… but, of course, some of those trees took out some cars and power lines.

    Work is going well.  Will be having some minor stuff go into production this week.  Going to Star Trek this Thursday!!

  8. It’s clear and 64° here now, heading to 80 or so. Storms later, as nchristine said.

    Daughter’s family should be heading to Baltimore as we speak. They got stuck in Sioux Falls SD for hours yesterday on their way to Minneapolis. No word yet on FFDIL or how she’ll get back to the Memphis airport. She teaches about an hour south of there.

    We had a wonderful weekend and I still am incapable of saying a lot more descriptive than that.

    I have a class this morning and plenty of clean-up work to do, but no pressure or demands on me today.

  9. wordsinthewind

    heading for the high 90s again today, yesterday bottomed out at around 7% humidity. That kind of dryness does make the heat easier to take but will really cause problems if attention isn’t paid to hydration. We’ve big plans to get a whole lot done this week, mostly getting the a/c going. That’s a big production every year since we use an evaporative cooler, it has to be taken apart and cleaned before it’s put in a window and then all the water connections have to be checked out. I like cooling with these things because they put some needed moisture into the air and they are meant to be run with windows and doors open.  

  10. anotherdemocrat

    Up till last week, we had been having unusually cool weather. Not the hot wet wool blanket of summer has dropped. I remember just recently complaining that I was still needing to wear closed-toed shoes with socks — what the hell was I thinking?

    Super busy weekend. The highlight was seeing my favorite congressman, Lloyd Doggett, at an ice cream social & getting to tell him how proud I was (Lawrence O’Donnell tweeted about his speech on the IRS “scandal”)

    Help me decide between these 2 classes at church — I want to take both & Hermeione has the only time-turner:

    Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation Explore “Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation” by J. Philip Newell as we discuss the “forgotten” Jesus, the Christ of the ancient Celtic tradition. Drawing on the gospels of Thomas, the Acts of John and writings of Christian mystics, Newell offers new hope for harmony, healing and renewal for human beings and all of creation. Facilitator: Rev. Susan Sprague. Cost: $20, including the book. [I’m about 90% certain I have this book]

    The Future of Christian Feminism For decades now, feminist religious scholars have been reconsidering the traditions, practices, scriptures and theologies of traditional religious views. Creating space for a more inclusive faith, both women and men alike have benefited from the expansion of Christian thought brought by things like inclusive language for God, lifting up the voices of women in the Bible, and an honest look at the way atonement theory can breed violence in the world. Facilitators: Mary Ann Kaiser and Bunny Joubert. Cost: $20, including materials.

  11. JG in MD

    to get a diagnosis and prescription sent to the physical therapy center. Then I’ll go and have a talk with them about co-pays.

    My leg is the third thing. First, how much is the co-pay? After that, how will I scrape together the money?

    Then, if possible, my hip and knee. Watch this space.

  12. Did anyone else notice it? Error 403 – Service Unavailable from both my work ISP and my cellphone ISP (two different providers).

  13. Diana in NoVa

    Yesterday it was so cool and drippy that I made shepherd’s pie and green peas for dinner, followed by apple crumble for Dearly Beloved and a baked apple for moi.

    Woke up with a headache this morning, so went back to sleep.  That’s put me behind all morning–hence my lateness to the check-in.  Going to take some cold medicine–cannot afford to get a cold, as colds go straight to my ears and cause ear infections.  

    Will have to take Monty the Beagle Boy out this morning before it rains this afternoon.  Goodness, what the people in the Tornado Belt are going through–it’s terrible!  Hope there won’t be any more serious injuries or worse.

    Happy birthday to the Kidlet–right on, girl!  Glad she’s up to speed on carpentry and lighting.  Wish more girls knew how to fix things.  In my day girls were not allowed to opt for “shop,” as it was called.  We all had to take Home Ec.  The sewing part was wasted on me, but I did get a few useful tips from the cooking part, which I use to this day.

    Everyone have a good, safe day!

  14. My Monday is not going so good. I was parked in a passenger unloading zone to let my niece out for work and this pickup truck backs out into my car. I really need a horn that commands attention. The damage isn’t too bad but still I’m pretty shaken up. His insurance will pay for everything but still not how I want to start my day.

  15. bfitzinAR

    also fuzzy as in the brain and eyeballs – they just repaired some damaged plaster and whatever they used is playing merry hell with my sinuses and said eyeballs (good thing I learned touch typing in high school).  Hope this goes away soon as I’ve got stuff to do today that requires being able to both think and see, neither of which I’m really stellar on at the moment.  Hope everyone had a good weekend.  {{{HUGS}}}

    P.S. special {{{Khloe}}} – less than 20 days and counting 🙂

  16. slksfca

    Just stopping in for a moment while I down a quick coffee. Got a couple of appointments downtown this morning. Hope everyone’s week gets off to a good start!

  17. PadreJM

    and it was one of my worries when signing up as a Mooseling.  I understand that one of the purposes of the daily check-in is for us to be able to keep tabs on each other, and that folk might worry when one of us drops out of sight for a bit.

    Unfortunately, I was slammed at the office last week with clients in crisis, administrative falderal, and prep for my sacerdotal duties for Pentecost (including adult Baptism).  Even worse, since we’re still in our start-up phase at the Center, my hours are likely to be just as crazy, off and on, but more the latter than the former, for the foreseeable future.

    I really want to be a part of this community, but my time is very limited right now.  Hence, occasional and perhaps regular vanishing acts are likely.

    Thanks for “listening,” and I hope y’all have a great time with what’s left of the day.

    J-M +

  18. Diana in NoVa

    I have figured out how to upload photos to the other site that shall be nameless, and also to Facebook, but just don’t know how to do it here.

  19. Diana in NoVa

    Will copy this, save it, and start looking for photos of Mr. Monty.

    Appreciate your going to so much trouble to tell me the way to do it!

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