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Tuesday Morning Herd Check-in: 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.

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Let the greetings begin!



  1. JG in MD

    Today is senior freebie day at the County Fair. My group was planning to meet at 9:30 at the shuttle bus to the fairgrounds up the street. Whoopee, I get to go out and do something besides go to the grocery store for a change.

    But no. Forecast is heavy rain all day.

  2. DeniseVelez

    here in the Hudson Valley of NY

    Survived the weekend of guest visitation and Monday clean-up exhaustion. Took a keyboard timeout, and came back to discover at Orange – chaos CT, dueling sock-puppet debates and a dastardly attack on TomP from the same asshat who posted by bogus GBCW diary from a username that looked like mine.


    Some things never change 🙂

    Am still tired – am getting too old for a lot of company.  No rest for me though – have to head out later to buy a new hot water heater for my barn/studio.  “The Perils of Plumbing”, should be the title of a book for homeowners.


    Was elated to see the decision on Stop and Frisk in NYC, which will be the BKos topic today. Glad to see Adept  posted it here when it broke.

    Also good baby steps from AG Holder on drug arrests/sentences

    but so much more needs to be done about criminal justice drug policy reform.  

    off to get some more coffee to hopefully get me moving a bit faster.


  3. kishik

    Blue skies, but rain predicted today.

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    That’s actually okay by me.  While I do water the garden as needed, the trees by me really have suffered from lack of rain.  A couple of spritzes that barely make it through the canopy isn’t enough!

    I just hope the humidity lets up.  It’sreally gross outside.

  4. Portlaw

    morrrrrnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiig to all. Am going away tomorrow for three and a half weeks so I want my wishes to last until I come back. May not check in tomorrow because of anxiety and packing frenzy. Am leaving you all in charge of everything! Have fun.

  5. iriti

    66 degrees and rainy here in the Shenandoah Valley. Headed for a high of 84 (and still rainy).

    Overslept this morning, but it’s all good. Hubs (trs) woke me at 6:33 and I walked in the door of my office at 6:59. A shower might have been missed along the way, but a hat covers a multitude of sins and I didn’t do anything to get too smelly yesterday.

    Ah well.

  6. Diana in NoVa

    birthday, too.  He’s asked for steak and french fries for dinner.  I’ll make the oven fries myself–that way they’ll taste good and they won’t be loaded with fat.

    Must get to the gym this morning! Denise, hope you get to feeling better.  Sounds as if you’ve been through an exhausting time.  We don’t entertain much any more except at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then it’s basically the family.

    Where are Jim and Melanie these days?  Are they on holiday?  Portlaw, hope you have a wonderful time!

    Will today be the day I finally finish that book review?  I wish it would, because I can feel a short story coming on.

    Everyone have a good day!

  7. nchristine

    in the upper 70’s.  Aside from the lack of rain these past 2 months, the weather has been really nice this summer.

  8. emeraldmaiden

    Woke up to much thunder and heavy rain. Had coffee, but now that the storm has passed, I’m considering a return to snoozedom.

    I feel like this:

    Surveying Domain

  9. Hot and humid and the sky is getting real dark. No wonder Pixie is whining.

    Taking it easy today. Asthma is kicking up because of this stupid weather.

    Finished this last night. I love the way the colors came out.

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  10. bfitzinAR

    cuz I haz lots to do and might not make it at all if I wait – open enrollment starts next week.  At the moment I have some seats in the evening sections of the intro class, some seats in a junior-level class, and a few seats in a couple of senior-level electives (and the only reason I have those is they are “consent” classes and the students can’t enroll themselves).  So I am dealing with panic-stricken students trying to find classes who think that if they tell me they’re graduating seniors I’ll put them in whatever classes they want.  NOT!  (I suppose they think I don’t check.  Sorry kid, if you aren’t within 18 hours of graduation, you’re not a graduating senior.)  Tenure review process for a professor, Fall faculty meeting preparation, replacing the P-card (someone used it without asking first – legitimate purchase – and the Chair said “change the card”), 2nd draft of Spring class schedule… (and that doesn’t even count the chiropractor appt this afternoon).  I hope everybody has a good day.  {{{HUGS}}}  

  11. anotherdemocrat

    maybe down to 98 on Thursday

    Got blood drawn. And it turns out I don’t have to go back in 2 hours. But I hadn’t eaten, so I’m home, eating, then I’ll go to work. Richard Engel is on MSNBC, yay.

    Today: eat, go to work – I’ll end up parking on the roof, dammit, maybe my T/Th workout group.

  12. slksfca

    I found a temporary fix for my connection woes. Turns out the trouble is with my pesky wi-fi router so I just disconnected it and got connected again.

    Less foggy today and there’s even a wee bit of sunshine poking through.

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