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Saturday All Day Check-in for the Herd: Greetings of the Moosekin

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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 contented.

On weekends (and holidays), you may find the check-in thread earlier or later than normal because … it is the weekend! Moosies need their beauty rest:

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.

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Let the greetings begin!



  1. Portlaw

    Mooseland.  It’s going up to 83 with, of course, a possibility of thunderstorms. Am already sick of summer but will soldier on without complaint.  Hope everyone has a great day.

  2. bill d

    my sympathies to all of the sweltering folks out there, we are only going to get up to 100* today and I feel somewhat blessed.

    Hope all have the weekend they wish to have. Wordsinthewind yesterday did such a good job talking about her roast, taters and coleslaw that that is now what is on the menu today here.  

  3. PadreJM

    Even though the Weather Channel insists we’re only headed for a high of 95°, I’m pretty sure we’re going to be hitting closer to 100.

    Yesterday, I met for nearly two hours with the woman who is coming on board as my Assistant next month.  And, it didn’t seem to scare her off!  She’s an RN whose last position was with one of the two (long story) hospice providers in town.  I’m extremely impressed with her dedication and expertise, and excited about the prospect of working with her (beyond the fact that I think she is going to take a major portion of the load off my shoulders).

    She’ll be attending the staff orientation day scheduled for July 9th, but won’t start on a regular schedule until the following week due to a long-planned family vacation.

    Yesterday was another long and non-stop day.  One client had to suffer through my eating a tuna sandwich at my desk during their intake interview.  Another individual came in limping, and in obvious and severe pain.  He and his partner have been living in a makeshift tent down by the river, and he had managed to sustain a nearly through and through puncture wound to his foot.  He had pulled the stick out himself (I can’t imagine how agonizing that must have been), and bound it with rags, and was going to suffer through it without medical attention.  They came in for help securing housing.  I did as minimal an intake interview as I could get away with in order to get them put up in a motel for a few nights while we work on a longer-term solution.  Meanwhile, I convinced him to let me get him to the E.R. in a cab, on the promise I’d help him with the paper chase to get it covered as charity care.  Both he and his partner are disabled, and qualify for subsidized housing, if only there weren’t waiting lists a mile long thanks to atrociously bad public policy.

    One more cup of coffee, and then this little boy needs to get back to the dike with his thumb.  😉

  4. Jk2003

    It is cloudy and not gonna hit seventy today.  It is a bit humid though that is up posed to go away and tomorrow is to be mid seventies and sunny and dry.  Can’t wait!

    My husband has to work today so it’s me and the kids again.  We will find so etching to do.  Maybe check out a new library.  Our library belongs to a group of libraries and we can go to all of them and check stuff out so my daughter is eager to explore.  My son will liven up any library so it will be fun!

    Stay cool!

  5. raina

    we hit our first triple digit temps the other day. Expected to hit 105° today. Not gonna kill myself by going outside, so I’m going to be a hermit today. 3 more months of this. Grumble…grumble…

  6. pittiepat

    75 and there is a gentle breeze.  Just returned from the farmers market with a few goodies:  tomatoes, small purple onions, blueberries and 2 kinds of baby squash.  Zucchini and another type whose skin is half green, half yellow which I will slice into ribbons and toss with a little vinaigrette.  Blackberries, raspberries and corn are beginning to come in although they cost more than I’m willing to pay just now.

  7. Warm but not real hot with thunderstorms all week. A good day me thinks to stay in and make a beef stew in the crockpot.

    Real jazzed that a friend will be able to get married now that Prop 8 has been overturned.

    Laundry and reading on the list for today. Maybe a bit of art. This is called Electrifying.

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  8. slksfca

    Another flawless morning. I kept the windows open all night which may or may not be enough to keep the apartment cool today. It’s a huge weekend here and I can almost feel the electricity in the air after this past week full of happy news for gay folk. Yesterday I saw two same-gender couples holding hands right in my off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Sweet!

  9. jlms qkw

    kids are safely delivered to the other parent’s for the day.  

    i am so tired.  i did not order from my food co-op this week.  so i came back home.  

    it is hot.  it was still 82f when i got up at 2a to check.  the rumor was the overnight low would be 77f, but i did not open up the house at all.  and this is at 4400 feet.  southern utah is bakey.  

    utahns are about to start doing stupid things with fireworks (like shoot at them).  and we are red-flagged over most of the state, but i don’t know if the people who shoot fireworks are fully aware of that.  

    it is too hot for lights to be on.  or pants.  i would still rather have this much hot than have cold though.  

  10. wordsinthewind

    it dawned nice and cool so I took advantage of an early morning burst of energy to tackle some chores. Now they’re done and it’s still early. My friend enjoyed the roast and especially the mashed potatoes ‘n gravy. Tonight I’m cooking a corned beef in the crock pot, will figure out what to make with it tomorrow. My friend really likes corned beef so there’s several things to choose from. Grace seems to be mastering house training, haven’t had any of those rude surprises. She’s quite a dog, very sweet natured and curious but not particularly destructive. She will destroy stuff but it has to be in her way for her to do it which is more our failure than hers.

  11. louisprandtl

    accompanied by crazy tornadoes and thunderstorms. I’m ready for the winter albeit that season is on critically endangered list!

    “Climate change? What’s that? I’m a Republican!”

  12. princesspat

    The house is quiet so it’s tempting to just stay cozy. But the sun is shining and I seem to have some energy today so the garden is calling. I hope I can turn the area where the cedar trees were into an interesting focal point planting. Between being sick and having company I’ve just had to let it be…now it’s time to fix transform it. I’ve been slow to make the mental change from missing the trees to meeting the new gardening challenge.

  13. slksfca

    …there are already dozens of same-sex couples lined up to get hitched. The first couple in line has been waiting since 6:30am. This is all very exciting!

  14. JG in MD

    The Internet: Married to a malevolent creep I can’t divorce.

    Twitter has thrown me out and won’t let me back in. Every password I try, every captcha rejects me.

    It’s time to take Katie to the vet and not a moment too soon.

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