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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. From the White House: Meet Sunny, the Obamas’ new dog!

    Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family.

    Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.

    She does not have any “soks”. 🙂

  2. iriti

    Hadn’t realized she was a little over a year old, though it was clear from the pictures I saw yesterday she wasn’t a little puppy.

    I had never met that breed before, but they seem likely lovely creatures. And she and Bo seem to get along great!

  3. iriti

    60 here, headed for a high of 86 but I won’t be here to see it. Heading out shortly after I hit post to Plainview (hotel) and Hicksville (office) NY on a business trip. 64 headed for a high of 82 there.

    Today’s one of those days I wish I drank coffee.

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  4. nchristine

    Insomnia sucks…. woke up little before 2 and was awake well after 3… It’s going to be a long, long day.  It doesn’t help that my shoulder still bothers me and for some reason the joint of my right big toe at the ball of the foot hurts like hell this morning…. have no idea what I did.

  5. anotherdemocrat

    Eating breakfast – back to beans & spinach. I’ve got a lot of beans & frozen spinach is cheap, so that’s breakfast till payday. Back to mid-70s for overnight lows, but at least it’ll stay below 100 for the next week. (highs of only 99 count as “warm” here in August)

    Sending out good thoughts to the Biden family. I hope Beau is getting good treatment in Houston – there are a lot of other world-class places in that med center besides MD Anderson, but if that’s where he is, he’s getting the best available.

  6. Here in beautiful semi-bucolic Ipswich, Massachusetts, where Your Correspondent is four and a half months out from her hip replacement and doing great.  The hip still doesn’t feel quite the same as a normal hip (maybe it never will?) but it works just fine and the relief from pain is wonderful.

    Now, if my cranky knee on that leg would just quit bothering me….

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  7. emeraldmaiden

    in northern Delawhere. We are soon off to the farmers market and the bank, and then I’ll have a gazillion things to get done before my weekend trip to DC.

  8. Nurse Kelley

    This may be our last hot day of the summer (one can hope) and, yes, 79° is hot for this elevation. 🙂

    Hooray! I hear the coffeemaker beeping!

  9. slksfca

    We had lightning last night but no rain. This morning, fog again.

    I did manage to get out for a long walk yesterday afternoon with my neighbor Cathryn. She wanted to walk further but I pooped out on her, which got her mildly peeved at me. But she’ll get over it. Anyway, I was mildly peeved at her for being an hour late showing up for our walk. So it all evens out. ;-p

  10. bfitzinAR

    it will be as crazy as yesterday – 2 offices moved, 5 to go, but the doors have been re-keyed and the phones have been moved.  They “just” discovered we need 6 more computer jacks, so I’ll need to order that as soon as they get around to telling me where the jacks need to go.  Got the tuition waivers entered (only 4 approvers per waiver, except the grants which have 5).  Still dealing with grant balances and open enrollment and travel claims and a few other purchasing issues I don’t remember at the moment but have on my list – all I have to do is find my list 🙂  So anyway, I’m hoping I’ll be able to actually check back and read other folks’ check-ins and maybe even read a diary or two today.  LOL.  {{{HUGS}}}

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