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Motley Monday Check in and Mooselaneous Musings

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  Good morning Motley Meese! Hope your weekend was lovely.

  PLEASE Don’t Recommend the check-in diary!

        Fierces on the weather jar comment are still welcome.

The check-in is an open thread and general social hour.

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

    51 Degrees, headed for 61 degreez in the Shenandoah Valley. It’s supposed to rain this afternoon & not give it up until Wednesday night.

    Hope everyone has a marvelous weeks.

  2. DeniseVelez


    Thoughts and prayers go out to tornado victims in Arkansas,  and Oklahoma who lost lives, family, friends, homes.

    Was reading the news and saw that “Sunday was the third anniversary of a 122-tornado day, which struck parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia and killed 316 people.”

  3. 44 degrees here in Madison with an expected high of 46. The weather widget says “rain, thunder, wind” and are having all three. It was windy all day yesterday and the wind was particularly fierce overnight. Right now it is 22mph gusting to 32mph. The weather system appears to be coming from the southeast which is quite odd, perhaps coming from the deadly storms that swept through Arkansas. I don’t think that was near our friend bfitz; I hope she was safely at home and not out gallivanting.

    Busy Monday for me … I could use a Mercury day of 1408 hours to catch up. I am going to have to do April project triage to decide what I can realistically get done in three days.  

    See all y’alls later!!

  4. Portlaw

    46 and might go up to 65. Am also worried about bfitz. Hope everyone is safe and that Monday will be stress free!

  5. Diana in NoVa

    cover presages the rain we’re expecting in the late afternoon. Got a lot to do before then.

    If I remember correctly, bfitz is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas. That’s quite a distance from Little Rock and North Little Rock. Hope she’s fine and maybe just experiencing a power outage. In all the years I lived in Little Rock, I don’t ever remember seeing a tornado. The path of destruction last night was just awful.

    Still reeling from the remarks of Sterling and wondering bemusedly how anyone can believe his remarks were “taken out of context,” or whatever his excuse is. The depth of racism in this country is appalling. Only last night one of my right-wing Texas cousins in Texas posted a photo of the White House with the caption, “Share if you want a White House that honors God.” In the comments I put, “I’m curious as to why you think the Christian family who currently inhabits the White House doesn’t honor God.” No reply, naturally.

    Not that it’s anyone’s business!  I won’t live long enough to see a lesbian Goddess worshipper from the Green Party elected president, but I wish I could.

    It’s 8:30 so I have to persuade the Pink-Cheeked Precious to get dressed for preschool. Hope everyone will have a good day and that our friends in storm-threatened parts of the country will stay safe.

  6. anotherdemocrat

    It hit 96 in Austin yesterday & will be 94 today. I’m wearing long pants & socks that come up to my knees. Sigh. My fault for not squishing my legs last night. A cold front is coming, we’ll have highs in the 70s for the rest of the week. I might ride my bike to work Wednesday.

    Eating breakfast: a crispbread cracker thing with 2 pieces of tofu & avocaco slices. So far, the avocado taste predominates.

    This afternoon, I’m leaving early for my mammogram. Oh, joy, more squishing.

    I am so happy that Mary Ann, our associate, gets to have the interview she was denied to stay on ordination track in the church. She is an extraordinary young woman who is clearly, clearly called to the ministry.

    earworm : Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes, which is a love song but ca apply to lots of things. And for once, it’s the happy, poppy studio version. Most of the time I like the acoustic version, which is more lovey-dovey (which is weird, because what use do I have for lovey-dovey, but there it is)

  7. anotherdemocrat

    best twitter exchange of the day

    Irin Carmon ‏@irin ·8 mins

    “If a right is found to be unenforceable…then it ceases to be a right at all.” Did Justice Blackmun call it?… …

    UP Pastry Plate ‏@UPPastryPlate ·52 secs

    If goal is to end “legal abortions” they are on track. If it is to end “abortions,” they are doing it wrong. @irin… …

  8. bfitzinAR

    and east is where the real damage and injuries happened.  Temps have dropped almost 20 degrees since the storms went through but still pleasant, if more comfortable with a light sweater or jacket.

    Solar panel report:  Friday was a full day of sun and generation was 17KW.  Saturday started drizzly but the sun came out around 10:30 and generation was 14KW.  Sunday was drizzly most of the day with sunshine only from about 2:30 to 6:30 and generation was 3KW.  As you can see, it always generates as long as there is light, but the amount it generates seriously depends on how strong the light.  (My average usage is 3 to 4 KW/day without A/C and 8-9 KW/day with A/C so just one slightly-pre-Beltane sunny day produces what I need for 4 no-A/C days.)

  9. princesspat

    The swelling in my foot is less this morning so I’m going to try to go to the pool. Hope I can park close to the door as it still really hurts to walk very far. What a silly and annoying  injury!

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