Thursday Morning Moose Check-in and Open Thread for the Meeses

by: JanF

Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:55:19 AM EST





  Make sure you let your peeps know where to find you!  

JanF :: Thursday Morning Moose Check-in and Open Thread for the Meeses
If you are 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. Check out donnamarie's 1/5/2013 Introduction diary for some info on new moose and old moose (and leave your own intro so we know whoose yoose are).

The big stuff:
- Comments do not Auto-refresh. Click the refresh/reload on your tab to see new ones.
- To check for replies to your comments, click the "My Comments" link in the right-hand column (or go to "My Moose"). Comments will be listed and a link to Recent Replies will be shown. (Note: Tending comments builds community)
- Ratings: Fierce means Thumbs Up, Fail means Thumbs Down, Meh means one of three things: I am unFailing you but I can't Fierce you, I am unFiercing after a mistaken Fierce, or Meh. Just Meh.

(Some other commenting/posting/tending notes for newbies can be found in this past check-in)

Here is a fun link to have open in a tab: Motley Moose Recent Comments

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This is pretty darned easy to remember ... the posting rules for a new diary:

Be excellent to each other... or else

From Kysen's keyboard to your eyes:

Think of our comment threads as dinner table conversations. We start with the assumption that all come to the conversation with good intentions and go from there. If you get upset or angry, get up from the table and step outside for a bit.

For those looking for a second chance to make a first impression, that is very good advice.

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Yesterday's Daily F Bomb from Floja Roja.
Last night's Overnight News Digest from jlms qkw.
Where's my Wednesday Woozles????

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As you graze in the comment threads and come across a funny, witty, brilliant, thought-provoking, or coffee-spewing comment, please save it off and post it here in the check-in. Include a link, if you can, or at least the commenter's name so that we can admire them and their wit and wisdom.

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See you in the threads!

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Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


G'Mornin' ((JanFab and everyone)) (2.00 / 20)
26 degree and dropping. It will hit 10 this evening. I don't have the heart to check the wind chill. Only one thing could cheer me up today.

Munchies

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind


Excellent! Salad for lunch!! (2.00 / 19)
I am bringing the lettuce, you are bringing the bacon bits. What else to we need?

Good morning, Khloe. How are you this fine Thursday?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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All is quiet and cold here.... so far. (2.00 / 15)
I'll fluff up Abernathy soon and he will warm me right up. How are you doing?

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Just fine! (2.00 / 16)
Busy in the mornings, as usual.

Nurse Kelley volunteered you to do a Moose check-in diary. Are Saturday mornings always good for you? Just make sure you don't post it at 2am. Peepuls will get confused! ;)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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That is great for me! (2.00 / 17)
I'll get right on it!

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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind


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You? Cause mischief? (2.00 / 16)
Never!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Ha!!! I almost posted that one downthread. (2.00 / 15)
We will have to trust her ...


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I'm with the pootie. Since moving to Missouri I've discovered (2.00 / 16)
a home-grown bacon (Burgers) that is outstanding, called bacon steaks.  You get 6-7 slices per pound, it gets nice and crispy and has gently smoked flavor.  I limit myself to one slice.  It's just too good.  I know a farm in Tennessee that sells the most delicious bacon I've ever eaten.  They are a small producer and sometimes it can take up to 2 months to get your order but it is so worth the wait.  

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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Good morning, all. (1.92 / 26)
It is our wedding anniversary. Dad and I were married 37 years ago today.

A very Happy Anniversary to both of you!! (2.00 / 18)
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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Happy anniversary, blue jersey mom and blue jersey dad!! (2.00 / 16)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Happy Anniversary!! (2.00 / 17)


No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


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Happy anniversary! And many more. (2.00 / 17)


"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

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Happy anniversary! nt (2.00 / 15)


Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Congratulations! (2.00 / 16)

You stand halfway between us and 50, a grand goal for anyone. As each year goes by I get a deeper understanding of what a gift it is to have a best friend I know so well.

Happy Anniversary to you and your best friend!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Congratulations! eom (2.00 / 16)


"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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Her's to thirty seven more! eom (2.00 / 15)


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Congratulations! (2.00 / 14)
Happy Anniversary to blue....err you!

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happy happy joy joy anniversary! (2.00 / 12)
you both rock!  

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Congratulations! (2.00 / 11)
I'm very happy for you both. May you have many more years together!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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happy anniversary! (2.00 / 11)
and many more.  

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Congratulations! (2.00 / 10)


"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

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Happy Anniversary BJM - hope you have a great one! (2.00 / 9)


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Happy Anniversary! (2.00 / 9)
Also, I'mma stick this here:

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

--Vinton G. Cerf - Member, National Science Board, National Science Foundation

--Marta Araoz de la Torre - Member, Cultural Property Advisory Committee

--Michael Graves - Member, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

--Laurie Leshin - Member, Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum

--Lynne Sebastian - Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

President Obama said, "These fine public servants both bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles.  Our nation will be well-served by these individuals, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come."

These are appointments few people follow, but I do, and figured you might too.  :)

I don't know a whole lot about the others beyond their bio, but Mike Graves and Lynne Sebastian strike me as great choices.  Mike is THE MAN when it comes to architecture. his "Portland Building" in downtown Portland is held up as one the premier examples of post-modernist architecture in the world.

Michael Graves is the founding principal of Michael Graves & Associates, an architecture and design firm that he founded in 1964.  Since then, the practice has evolved into two firms: Michael Graves & Associates and Michael Graves Design Group.  Mr. Graves is also the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught for nearly 40 years.  The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Mr. Graves is the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate and the 2010 recipient of the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion.  Additionally, he received the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal in 2001, the National Medal of Arts in 1999, and was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design by the Center for Health Design in 2010.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome. Mr. Graves received a B.S.Arch from the University of Cincinnati and an M.Arch from Harvard University.

Lynne will be a great addition to the ACHP -- nice having someone from the west!

Dr. Lynne Sebastian is Director of Historic Preservation Programs at the Statistical Research Inc. Foundation, a position she has held since 2001.  She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.  Dr. Sebastian was the State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of New Mexico from 1997 to 1999, and she was the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and the State Archaeologist from 1987 to 1997.  She is the President of the Register of Professional Archaeologists and was the President of the Society for American Archaeology from 2003 to 2005.  Dr. Sebastian received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.



Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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I am delighted with the appointment of Lynne Sebastian. (2.00 / 6)
A wonderful choice!!!

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Good morning Meeses. 61 in Wilmington but the tide (2.00 / 18)
turns today.  Low of 26 predicted for the day after tomorrow :(.  It was great while it lasted.
Does anyone know if Denise caught the opossum?

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

It is a bit worrisome that she is not here. (2.00 / 18)
Maybe the opossum caught her?  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Maybe they have bonded....... (2.00 / 19)


"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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LOLPossums (2.00 / 11)
forthcoming, perchance?  

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Hope she didn't catch her hubby's illness and caught (2.00 / 17)
the critter!

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

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Good morning - (2.00 / 18)
Looks like the frozen precipitation will miss us, which makes me happy. Yesterday was a plumbing day for me - had to replumb a drain on a sink, change the hot and cold water lines on the faucet for said sink (they were reversed - not a pleasant surprise for some unsuspecting person), and change out the fill valve on a toilet. Have I mentioned I hate plumbing? Give me electricity to play with any day.

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


26 in Prosser (2.00 / 20)
Fog below, overcast above. I live in a ping pong ball.

Good morning from the Shenandoah Valley (2.00 / 18)
Currently 39 degrees with a high of 41. Unfortunately, the high of 41 was 2 hours ago, with temperatures now plumeting. We seem to have misplaced the yellow orb that once inhabited our daytime sky. Has not been seen for weeks, or so it seems. Do you have our orb? We'd like it back please, no questions asked.

Jan F: do you need folk to post the check-in either occasionally or one day a week to give you a break? ::Waves hand to volunteer::

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Picking a specific day would be best. (2.00 / 17)
Then it does not have to be coordinated with sign-up sheets and all that kind of stuff.

Then if you can't do that day, just get a sub to fill in for you. Do you have a day in mind?



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Mondays are good (2.00 / 18)
There's always something to say on a Monday. Are you looking for anything specific format-wise?

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Monday is yours! (2.00 / 18)
No special format: just check-in, a reminder to not be rude or obnoxious. Maybe we can use the same start to the title ("Monday Morning Moose Check-in") so it is familiar?



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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That works - start this coming Monday? (2.00 / 18)
Now must practice saving a draft. Can post a diary in my bleary-eyed morning mode, but creating it not so much!

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Can you start this Monday 1/21? (2.00 / 15)
Yes, drafting takes practice. It took me a while to realize I could save it as a draft and which buttons to check. Then I spent a lot of time finding where the heck it went. Ha! It is kind of fun being a n00b again.

I build a couple of drafts when I am less busy so that if the morning is hectic, I only have to find my draft and post it. I usually have my Weather Jar selected in advance.

You could even store your tip jar comment in the diary draft and pull it out right before you post.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I can indeed (2.00 / 15)
Let us hope I do not pull a DO when I try to save my draft. I could never live up to her overwhelming achievement.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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It is kind of fun being a n00b again. (2.00 / 8)
Well, for me, it's kinda fun having a higher UID here than some of the GOS ahem...elders. So, whenever a noob says something smart-alecky, I'll say in a haughty tone, "Welcome UID #4444", or some such higher number than mine.  

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44f and only raining like kittens and puppies (2.00 / 16)
on Douglas Lake, TN, which has risen over 7 feet in two days (or 315 tons of water, for those following the math).

The water is back in our bay, the converted swim platform-now boathouse is floating again.

Water level pic at 9am and 3pm yesterday, and 8am today:

Kids are off school again for another flood day. Heavy snow forecast starting at 3pm, the Narional Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning

Rain will change to snow Thursday morning. Periods of heavy snow are possible with snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches possible. Locally heavier amounts across the highest terrain, generally at or above 5,000 feet.

Those in low-lying areas are already wringing out their carpets, shop-vacs are all gone from local rental locations.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


"315 million tons" (2.00 / 14)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Sorry about the low-lying flooding (2.00 / 13)
But looks like Douglas Lake still has a ways to go. Was that home on the hill on the left once a lakeside property?

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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It is one. (2.00 / 12)
We are a bit higher on this side. The lake will rise all the way to the line you can see (and apparently sometimes above) in the spring.

Our lake is a catch-basin to control flooding on the Tennessee River this time of year. They drop it 40 feet in late fall and it fills again in the spring. It should not be at this level until the end of March, but it kept that 315< tons of water from flooding out Knoxville and places downstream.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Wow... (2.00 / 8)
I'm sorry you're experiencing so much flooding, but it is good to see your lake begin to recover. I'm in one of the drought hit areas of N. Texas. Our lake still hasn't completely recovered, nor have many of the stock ponds around me. Sadly a number of the stock pond cracked from the drought and no longer hold water as well as they once did. Hoping this year is a just a little kinder than last spring and summer.  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

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Our specific area didn't have a drought last year, (2.00 / 7)
the very tip of East Tennessee was one of the few spots in the country that had normal precipitation.

The low lake level is normal for us, getting this high at this time is unusual. There is a bell(ish)-curve followed that has our bay mostly full around my birthday (hint: shared with Hugh Heffner) and dry again by the beginning of December.

What was a rotting swim platform in August has been transformed into a floating house for my little wooden row/sail boat. It should be sitting calmly on the lakebed right now, waiting for me to live up to the promise I made it to put a proper deck on top before it floated again. In any case, a few months from now and I can be airing my feet (and dirty sandals) back on the water again!



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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That's better! (2.00 / 5)
No more drumming on the roof, just white fluffies as far as the eye can see!

Roads closed, dropping below freezing so everything will be a disaster tomorrow. Kids still off school and the world is our slippery oyster!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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good morning Mooz (2.00 / 15)
we're enjoying a warm up for the next few days. It's already time to start prepping the garden beds here, we're such hopeless optimists we plant a garden every year right here in the desert. So about one year out of four we get a good crop. That's enough to keep us trying it seems.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

Dink's Pupdate (2.00 / 15)
Dink is back at the vet for IV fluids. He seemed a little more animated today and kept his med bread down (so far). He did refuse his I/D and some rice.

We have a consult with our vet at 1pm to see where to go from here.  

"The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


3f (2.00 / 12)
this is considerably colder than forecast.  i have both kids going to school today, yay.  she is hardly coughing at all.  she did try to hint that she was not well enough to reboot the laundry and i laughed at her.  

he is doing a bit better - more appetite, slightly better mood.  


Checkin w/ this MABlueState Happy thght re Mitt needing Mittens on 1/21 (2.00 / 11)
The Mitt Romney official MA electoral address lies as the Crow files not that many miles away from me. Wonder whether he will be there, and what he will be doing come this true and civic celebratory inauguration day.

Can't be talking to GI and GII who are both honorary co-chairs of the Inauguration. Maybe hunting varmints in NH....He'll need his MITTENS.


Morning, Mooz... It's weird here, weather-wise. - 3 inches of snow... (2.00 / 13)
in Jackson, Mississippi.

Sun is shining, and the snow will be gone by this evening, most likely. And snow is nicer than the six days of no sun/cold rain we just finished dealing with, so there's that.

But still.


mornin, peeps. (2.00 / 11)
busy day today... two classes and two strategic planning meetings.  yikes.  at least it's hot buttered rum day.

Good grief, you guys get up early! (2.00 / 14)
The sun is rising over the Rockies and it's a balmy 21° on Pikes Peak. I just read the comments and see Dee hasn't checked in. That's worrisome.


"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

Yeah (2.00 / 12)
I doubt the possum ate her, which makes me worry that she has caught the dreaded whatever.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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I was checking in to see about her situation too ;) (2.00 / 7)
wanted to see if she was varmint free this morning.

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Good morning (2.00 / 12)
The dawn is just now breaking here. Cold, but not bone-chilling. Plan for today: tackle housework, especially kitchen and bedroom. Living room and bathroom can wait another day...

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Hai, Darlin! (2.00 / 9)
I just spilled coffee on my keyboard.  :(

Got an extra rag I can borrow?

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu


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Howdy, Kelley! (2.00 / 9)
I usually use old tee shirts. Let me scrounge around for an extra one for you. (Were you laughing at something, or were you merely clumsy?) ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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I had help. (2.00 / 9)
I was standing up with a full cup when a pootie ran between my legs. So, clumsy + pootie = spilled coffee = laughter. (What else can you do?)

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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I do that sometimes too (2.00 / 9)
Living room and bathroom can wait another day..

I hate housework, but I hate messy and cluttery even more, so I do it grudgingly, but like you, I sometimes stagger my housework on different days.

Sometimes, when we're expecting company, mr. r has a cow over places that haven't been dusted for ages, like inside the closet that holds the heater. Please, who is gonna check that? I don't clean things that no one will notice. LOL.  


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Only way... (2.00 / 9)
...I can make myself do housework AT ALL is to break it down into mini-tasks. Otherwise I just feel overwhelmed and chuck it all. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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another freezing night (2.00 / 9)
low was 28 when I went to sleep, so scientifically it IS freezing. So there.

Bright and sunny right now, warming up to 60. I think I'm going to smoke my polish sausage early, and just reheat it, instead of doing it later this afternoon when it's likely to be colder.  


I smell bacon. Did someone say bacon? (2.00 / 11)
Recently I did something I've wanted to do all my life. I ate an entire package of bacon all by myself. Extraordinarily gratifying.

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Busy day for the goggies. Em and Pea need their annual checkups and shots. Poor Em does not respond well to vet visits (barks hysterically and attempts to bite everything in sight), so she will have to be drugged before we go.


Busy day lots done and still more to do... (2.00 / 7)
But as an old friend told me, busy is a good problem to have...beats wishing you had something to do.

The kiddo's swab came back clean, no flu! Just a head cold thank goodness. He's home, rest and plenty of fluids today, back to school tomorrow.

Housework and finishing up a few projects on the rest of the agenda. So glad the weather is warmer! Course I'll be wishing for these cold temps come August when one of those triple digit day marathons get ramped up!

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Good morning.....a lazy west coast morning (2.00 / 5)
It's a sunny 28° and finally a restful day for me. The combination of cleaning up the mess caused by buying a new refrigerator, moving the old ones, and caring for my grand girls has made me weary so a morning of reading and music is most welcome.

This article in The Seattle Times is interesting....

A cure for social ills? Prevention
UW researcher is a leader in showing how prevention techniques can pay off in curing social problems.

Researchers such as Hawkins and Catalano identified factors that contribute either to positive behaviors and outcomes for young people or negative ones.

They and others in the field designed and tested interventions and built programs around the ones that got results. Now the challenge is to build systems to address the needs of entire communities, and the first step is to tell people who may have become jaded by past failures that data-driven solutions exist.

http://seattletimes.com/html/l...

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