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Friday Coffee Hour: Check In and Hangout for the Herd

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

  PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary!

        Recs on the weather jar comment are still welcome.

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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

    Internet at home was having a bad morning – probably just the weather as we have satellite internet; weather messes with it just as it does with satellite TV.

    Cool and rainy here, going to a high of about 80.

    No picture for you as I’m posting from my phone, just a heartfelt TGIF!!!

  2. DeniseVelez

    here in Hudson Valley.

    Woke up to the sickening news about Republicans cutting SNAP (food stamps, WIC etc) out of “their” farm bill.

    There are no words (well there are but I can’t say them here)  

  3. That grumpy owl could be grumpy over having no Internet!

    Or sad Internet-less cat:

    57 degrees here in Madison WI. The temperature will get to 83 today but if it is like yesterday, it will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Cool breezes, low humidity.

    There was a beautiful waxing crescent in the sky last night. The waxing crescent is one of the most hopeful moons and this is a great time to start projects.

    Travel day for me … have a great day, peepuls!

  4. PadreJM

    I woke up at 3:40 (to a slightly overcast 61° morning), but only because I fell asleep sometime early last evening, still in my clothes.  Very disorienting.  At least I’m not going to have a major rush to get into work on time today.

    It was a great day at the Center yesterday.  We had a moderately steady stream of new clients come through.  Stacy, our new staffer, had sat in on a few intakes the day before, and picked up the process so fast that by the end of yesterday she was already starting to do the preliminary interviewing.  I was amazed at how fast she’s learning the ropes.

    I spent over an hour with one client which was a real heart-breaker.  She has been accepted into a residential rehab program in Portland that has an exceptional success rate, and is making some major positive steps in getting clean and taking responsibility.  During her downward spiral, though, she got further behind in her rent and other bills than she can catch up, and needs more financial assistance than we can provide.  I’m trying to help her find other resources to help, as well, but we may not be able to save her housing.

    She’s not looking to eliminate the consequences of her actions, but so often those consequences can become disproportionate to the errors, as things tend to snowball.  Anyway, we’ll do the best we can, and she is clearly grateful for the help we are providing.  It was an emotional session for both of us.

    Enough for now.  Here’s wishing all my fellow Moose a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend.

  5. anotherdemocrat

    highs of 103 today & tomorrow — then a miracle might happen, they’re calling for rain (in July!!!!) and cooler temps of just mid-90s. Yay!

    I woke up at 4:09. Sigh. I have one rotation task today that can be time consuming but there are only 7 names on the list. And there are only 9 applications, so I only have to do 3. I might really leave early because I’ve fallen back asleep twice since I started typing this. And three.

    There’s already a line to get in to the Capitol. I’m wearing orange but I don’t think I can go. And there’s something about standing (with?) the senators after the pass the bill?? That sounds like a night thing & I won’t be doing that.

    Drinking tea, eating beans. Earworm is Yahweh.

  6. wordsinthewind

    here, I have the last batch of macaroons in the oven, everything else is finished. This morning will be a round of baking at my friend’s, we’re both quick so we should make short work of it. We planned a nice take-out lunch too so I’m looking forward to a relaxed afternoon. The weather is warm heading for hot with storms predicted for late in the weekend that should cool us down next week.  

  7. Khloe

    59 degrees with an expected high of 82. The humidity is at 55% this morning and we are expecting rain.

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  8. JG in MD

    I went to Flickr. I uploaded a picture to the F Bomb. I’m trying to delete one of the photos from my photostream. I’ve been at this for, oh, about 40 minutes. But hey, I’ve only been on Flickr since about 2007, so what do I know?

    Developers, either leave things alone or make them intuitive. That’s IN-TEW-IH-TIV, in case you’ve never heard the word.

    What? What’s that you say? You’ve managed to train the old responses out of people. You’ve programmed them to follow your interfaces and I’m behind the times?


  9. bfitzinAR

    this morning.  Kittehs loved it because they can sit in the open windows, but the sill is too narrow to sit in the closed ones.  Today has the quiet of not being able to do anything urgent because the 15 people needed to approve the previous steps aren’t around to approve them and I can’t go any further without the approvals.  I guess I’ll get some filing done today. Once I get moar coffee/wake up.  🙂

  10. emeraldmaiden

    Got up late this morning; various pains kept me up late last night. Reckon I was laughing too hard at “Sharknado” and the orange liveblog!

    It’s a cool and kinda wet 74 degrees here in Wilmington, DE, supposed to be 78 for a high, with rain and/or thunderstorms here and there.

    Starting to get increases in tomato and cucumber harvest; I think I’m going to run out and get some canning jars. Rich tells me they used to have a metric butt-ton of them here, but got rid of them a couple of years ago, so we have to buy new. Rats.

    Oh, and I haz noo buttons! Have to make sure I click the right one (always Fierce! never Fail). (But I secretly love “Meh”.)

  11. Ebby

    52 degrees and fog here in the Armstrong Valley.  The fog should clear by the middle of the day, but doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to do so.

    A list of not-fun things to deal with today… wish me luck!

  12. It’s normal San Francisco weather… 58 with a bit of Karl (The Fog).

    I’ve been off fighting vertigo and general clumsiness. Before anyone should ask, vertigo is not the same as being lightheaded and dizzy. I’m not dehydrated either. LOL

    I did manage to get rid of the some nasty mini blinds and replace them with blackout curtains. Tito has climbed them 3 times now, so of course there are kitty claw marks. They’re cheap drapes and sheers for that reason.

    That’s my news for the moment.  

  13. anotherdemocrat

    I left work early because I was literally falling asleep between phone calls & it occurred to me that driving in 5 o’clock traffic might be a bad idea.

    so much is going on in the Capitol…..I can’t even…. – follow #standwithtxwomen on Twitter

    but here’s a tweet from Cecile Richards that made me cry

    Cecile Richards ‏@CecileRichards 1m

    Mom watching #standwithtxwomen

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