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Friday Coffee Hour: Check In and Hangout for all Moosekind

Good morning, Moosekind. TGIF! Don’t forget to let your peeps know where to find you.

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Friday Coffee Hour and 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

    61 right now, headed for a high of only 72 with rain all day long, because there’s nothing more fun than packing the vehicle for a road-trip in the rain.

    Today’s plan: half a day of work, then off to the U-Haul place to rent the trailer. Then pack up the vehicle so we’re ready to hit the road when trs gets off work at 4.

    Then road trip! Khloe, here we come! Nurse Kelley: DUCK! Run, hide!

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  2. Khloe

    53 with an expected high of 64. We still have the northeast wind thing going. Wind off Lake Huron is always chilly.

    One day until TRS and Iriti arrive. 2 more days until new life begins!

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  3. Today is *Jim’s last day* in the paid work force. I think that calls for a round of applause!

    After 38 years teaching and 6 years working for an education publishing company, he deserves a real retirement. I couldn’t be happier for him, and for me.  

  4. anotherdemocrat

    and it ain’t gonna rain, sigh

    I overslept! Got to check what my alarm clock says when I get home, I didn’t hear it go off yesterday though I woke up on my own at the normal (ungodly) hour. I was out the door in 40 minutes, though – not bad.

    Tomorrow’s tri group workout is hills on the bike. Wonderful. Must un-stiffen the shoulder tonight or that’s going to hurt my upper body as well as my legs. And there’s also that “6th day in a row of getting up at 5:30” thing that sucks.

    My shoulder had a knot that never goes away, normally it is bearable but these last couple of days, it has knotted itself tighter. Now my neck is still on that side too, but the knot is spasm-ing & that pain is really bad. I called my doc’s office & got a referral for P.T., which is good for the long run, but my shoulder is on fire right now. Does anyone have an opinion about arnica gel vs arnica pills? Or should I try the sports cream with oil of wintergreen?

    Earworm: curious mix of Snow Patrol’s Just Say Yes & U2’s Spanish Eyes.

  5. PadreJM

    It’s 67° already this morning at 5:40 where the Columbia gorge meets the high Eastern Oregon desert, but a projected high of only 85.  I don’t feel like I’m starting to melt until it hits 90, which it has the past few days.

    On the Church calendar, First Friday coincides with the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart, so the schedule is Mass at 7:30 a.m., Vespers & Benediction at 7:00 p.m.

    I don’t have too many appointments scheduled in-between, so I’m hoping to finally catch up on paperwork and projects before officially turning 62 tomorrow.

    Have a great Friday, everyone.

  6. wordsinthewind

    overnight, people are smiling this morning. We’re forecast for a high in the mid 80s and more storms this afternoon. We needed rain so this is most welcome. The cooler weather is also nice, after the run of triple digit days we had it feels good to cool off. I’m enjoying the break from watering which never does the plants as much good as actual rain. Have early plans today, my friend is coming by to take me to the grocery store so I need to go get ready.

  7. It’s food day to celebrate his retirement. We used a banana cake recipe from the old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, and he also cut 2 or 3 stalks of rhubarb and sugared them, and we stirred them into the batter, too.

    I made butter cream frosting for it (butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a drizzle of milk).

    We had to sample it for 2 reasons. 1) It was a new recipe for us, and we didn’t want him to take something if it was icky. 2) Taking a couple of pieces out of the baking pan would make it easier to serve today.

    It is VERY good, especially the texture. The banana flavor is mild, which is good cuz I don’t much like banana flavor in stuff, and the rhubarb also doesn’t stand out a lot. But the texture of the cake is amazing.

    Not sure I’ll use mixes for cakes again. They’re almost always better from scratch.  

  8. Jk2003

    57 degrees now going to 68.  Partly sunny.  Had a good day yesterday.  Our little town has a street fair every Thursday in the summer.  Vendors, music, food, classic cars.  Good times.  It was a bit chilly last night but the kids had a ball.  And…the Blackhawks won!  

    Today my mom is going to come visit.  My husband has to close the store tonight so the kids and I are on our own.

    Have a great day!

  9. Otteray Scribe

    Went to doctor yesterday afternoon. Seems I have bronchitis and am getting over having viral pneumonia. Chest sounds were clear, which is improvement.

    It is raining today, 67 degrees, but weekend supposed to be bright an sunny. I may even get a few things done around here.

  10. slksfca

    I bring you greetings from the West Coast. Still overcast here. Sun may or may not be shining tomorrow. I have my doubts.

    Had a nice conversation with my sister Diane yesterday. She’s marching in the San Francisco Pride Parade again this year (at the end of June), with a group called Mormons for Marriage Equality.

    She invited me to march with them, but I’m going to be on the sidelines instead, cheering them on (I’m not yet up for that much walking). I haven’t attended Pride at all for the past couple of years but I want to support Diane and her co-marchers. I’m so proud of her!

  11. Morning. It will be mid 70s with rain all day. Just as well as I have stuff to do on the computer.

    Finally feeling better from the stomach garbage. Just sinuses acting up now but that I can cope with.

    Two mornings in a row where I woke up from dreams of my deceased older brother raging about something but I couldn’t understand what he was raging about. It is like he is trying to communicate that something hasn’t been done or undone yet but I can’t think of anything I missed. Disturbing to say the least.

    One of my most looked at pictures over on Fine Art America… is Phoenix Rising.

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  12. bfitzinAR

    and if I ever get time today to read down further everybody else with causes to celebrate.  {{{HUGS}}}

  13. slksfca

    I hope this means a sunny afternoon so I’ll feel like having a long walk. Otherwise, I suppose I could do some of the housework that needs doing. But that’s not fun.

  14. of Son’s commissioning stuff. She taught the week afterwards, moved back to Iowa from MS, went with her folks to Ann Arbor, MI to find an apartment for fall, and then drove to OK to spend some time with him. This is the first time she’s been in one place for more than a few days.

    And the photos are terrific! Wish I could share but with all the faces, I will not. Still, sweeeeeeet….

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