Sunday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin

by: JanF

Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:57:40 AM EST





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JanF :: Sunday Morning Herd Check-in: Grazings and Greetings of the Moosekin
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17 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 25)


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


Interesting... (2.00 / 4)
Everyone else seeing the Rec diary button and the right frame...way off in right field too?

You hate mooses to pieces?

You broke the Moose, J!


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There was a too wide photo posted late this afternoon. (2.00 / 4)
It rearranged things.

Hey!! What are you doing trying to rec my diaries???!??? You trying to ruin my reputation?

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


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G'Mornin' ((JanFab)) (2.00 / 23)
25 degrees with lake effect dustings through the night. I'm off for the next two nights, so I hope Mother Nature is kind and generous with large amounts of the frozen wet stuff. It never seems as bad when someone else has to shovel.  ;-)

In other news.....
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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


Good morning, Khloekins! (2.00 / 22)
We got a dusting overnight and our next storm system is not expected until late Tuesday. I hope that forecast is accurate because I will be traveling that day starting at 5:30am and I hope to get my work done and get home before the snow starts falling.

And on that crushing workload? It will take me offline now for most of the rest of the day. I'll be back later to see what everyone's Sunday morning looked like!!

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


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Have a productive day! (2.00 / 21)
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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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idly pondering ploys to see Oscars (2.00 / 22)
Somewhere and then get home mundanely.
Seen none of the pictures but have curiosity and like always to watch a few intimate seconds of bygone stars out of regular script character.
No idea re mentioned host, hunch he'll be awful.
You know there'll be some unscheduled advocacy pitched from the stage.
Some historically fraudulent entries loom for prizes.
Shocking no one in Hollywood, mostly because they don't know any better.
Wonder if Clint's chair will rate a cameo?

48 in gray and rainy Wilmington. Yuck. Coffee will help. Happy Sunday! (2.00 / 22)


"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!

G'Mornin' (2.00 / 21)
Happy Sunday back to you!
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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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Good morning to the early rising Moose. It's 14 in lovely Columbia, (2.00 / 22)
MO with a high of 34.  Took me a while but the foot of snow is finally cleared from the middle of the car roof.  The driveway and parking lots are free of snow so I'm gonna take the chance to get to the laundromat.  The next storm will likely just bring us rain but it is snowing at Kelley's house.  She got all her pre-snow stuff done so I think she is hoping for a a lot.  The radar for Denver south to the Springs is bright white, which usually means heavy snow.  Enjoy your Sunday!

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

G'Mornin' ((Miss Pittie)) (2.00 / 20)
I left the mohawk on my car this time. It's suppose to hit 35 today, so the mohawk shouldn't last too long.  

"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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I'll probably do that next time too since Missouri does not seem (2.00 / 15)
to have the same tough law as in Colorado -- you must clear all snow from your vehicle before driving it.  Snow blowing off the car is a danger to other drivers so CO is really pissy about it.  Here not so much.  Anyway it's done, at least for now.

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

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I'm still boycotting the weather... (2.00 / 20)
Hi Moozog, hope you are enjoying your weekend. Mine are always too darn short!

Economy in Europe is contracting, and I'm noticing it. :( My most regular clients have not been as generous with work, so I have to do some new client acquisition the next few weeks, which means less time fooling around on the blogs, sigh. I did put up a couple of news items in the weekend news thread, I hope you read them to expand your horizons! :P

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


I do enjoy the articles. (2.00 / 17)
I'm also always interested in how the rest of the world see the US.  

"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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That's good to know. If there is interest I can post a few more when I (2.00 / 17)
have time. What I purposely try NOT to do is what a certain poster at GOS does, which is go off on caps and exclamation-point-filled tirades about how much better everything in Europe is. Not everything here is better, and my experiences with health insurance in Germany have been less than satisfactory, to say the least - but that's another story. If a few examples of news you probably won't get to see or read otherwise that are - hopefully - of some general interest whet your appetite for more, then I have achieved my goal. Deutsche Welle is another good source for news from Europe in English -Der Spiegel is good, but not necessarily the be-all and end-all of European news, even though I worked for the magazine for a couple of years in the early 80s. The pay and benefits were fantastic, though.

 

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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I like to keep in mind that the US is only (2.00 / 14)
one part of the world. I read europian papers to see points of view to things I've never thought of.  

"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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Exactly, it helps prevent you from becoming too myopic (2.00 / 9)
from living inside a bubble, which blogs, unfortunately, can reinforce if you don't read other things.  

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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Morning all (2.00 / 19)
I came home from sitting last night and crashed.  I slept so well I am now wide awake before my kids ( usually they wake me up).
Twenty degrees going up to thirties with lots of sun today.  Only one showing this morning so not too bad.  Going to try to knit today but we will see how much time I get.  Uh oh..... The kids are up, gotta go. : )

I was going to suggest waking them up... (2.00 / 14)


"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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I didn't sleep well last night. (2.00 / 17)
I have been wide awake since 2:30 in the morning. I think I will tackle the laundry and see what else the day brings me.

Have some mac and cheese today (2.00 / 14)
That always cheers me up.

"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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Good morning to the herd. (2.00 / 18)
It is actually quite nice in NJ--36 and sunny. Yesterday we collected 78 bags of food and $80 for our local food bank. The need is great here in the Trenton/Princeton area. Our original food drive was snowed out 2 weeks ago. People were very generous yesterday.

Thanks you for doing all the good work you (2.00 / 16)
and the Mister do!!

"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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It is the least we can do. The need is so great. (2.00 / 12)
I made us a nice English tea for brunch today. I made some fancy egg salad sandwiches and brought out my English teapot and fancy cups.

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Sounds just loverly! (2.00 / 11)
I love scones though, made right and served with clotted cream is to die for. But egg salad sandwiches sounds good, too... I wouldn't turn up my nose at them!

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


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There's a little place in my neighborhood... (2.00 / 11)
...just across the street from Golden Gate Park which does high tea with little sandwiches and pastries. I took a friend from Orange there recently and loved it, even though we were the only table that didn't seem like mothers and daughters (in fact, I was the only male in the place).

Our sandwiches included fancy egg salad, ham with curry, cucumber with cream cheese, and other delights. :-)

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


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Good for you, bjm. (2.00 / 3)


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


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G'mornin' ev'ybuddy (2.00 / 15)
It's going to be 50° and sunny today. Friends of mine are managing a warehouse sale up in Frederick and I'm going to go and hang out with them. I haven't bought a load of junk in ages. They have a Wegmans there!

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

Morning, all (2.00 / 15)
Currently 37, with an expected high of 45. I'm still on my first cup of coffee (not a good sign), and am eating a bagel for breadfast. Iriti says hi - one of the drawbacks to the shoulder injury is she has problems bending over and picking up the laptop from the floor. Today's projects - shopping and laundry, then I have a tech rehearsal for the play I'm currently working on.

Yesterday I marked the trench that I'm going to dig for power, so the utilities can mark where their stuff is running. That way, I don't cut anything I shouldn't. I also ran the main feeder line between the meter box and breaker panel. Working with that heavy gauge wire (2/0) is a pain. It takes tools to bend it - you (or at least I) can't bend it by hand. You also have to use bolt cutters or a hacksaw to cut it. In other words, a pain.

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

Buckaroo Banzai


Another good gardening day in NW Houston area (2.00 / 14)
YesterdayI treated myself to some calla lily and daylily bulbs for my back yard and began planting. Today we expect another 71 degree day. We will be putting our house on the market this summer and I am hoping that someone will appreciate a nicer-than-most back yard with some holly trees, magnolias, Bradford pears, and mature perennials and a little extra color. Plus any chore outdoors beats cleaning the house ;-)

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


Hi Mooses (2.00 / 14)
Should be a pretty day here in Fort Worth (70) but they are talking a possibility of snow tomorrow. I think it is just a ruse to get people to watch the news.

I hope everyone here has the kind of day they want to have.


Morning From North Carolina (2.00 / 13)
Absolutely beautiful here in land. I was so good yesterday in getting Quicken caught up. I still need to do one account but must wait until customer service is available tomorrow.

I am working real hard on getting all of the old art updated on my website. I have new figures, textures, and techniques to make the pictures look more realistic. As soon as everything is updated I'll be getting the site up on as many networking places as I can to see if I can get some commissions to do artwork.

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


It's got to real exciting to have new updates :-) (2.00 / 11)
Your work is awesome. I'm guessing that you feel like a kid in a candy store to work with your new tools!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love

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Oh Yes (2.00 / 11)
You should have seen me Friday when I figured out how to manipulate the faces and bodies of my models so that each figure can be different. I'm a fan of the old Patrick McGoohan show The Prisoner and I have some art inspired by that show. I was able to manipulate the face on my model so that it is a fairly good representation of McGoohan's face.

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

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Good morning! (2.00 / 12)
I will be in church shortly--my husband says I do everything shortly, as I am only 5 feet tall...

My daughter is part of a teen choir that will be singinging an anthem this morning. She came downstairs in a very springy orange dress and high heeled sandals. She told me, "It's spring! I don't want winter anymore, so it is spring!" Meanwhile I have pants and a sweater on for our current 30 degrees and snow flurries. At least she will be wearing a choir robe soon to keep her warm.

Ah, to be 15 and willing spring to come, snow flurries be damned!


Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


Tsk tsk. (2.00 / 3)
"I do everything shortly, as I am only 5 feet tall."

It is a good thing that we short folk have a sense of humor ... otherwise we would gnaw on their ankles. ;)

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


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Howdeedoo folks. (2.00 / 13)
50°F right now heading toward 60°F this afternoon. Beautiful blue skies out there this morning.

Hand-washing some more clothes today and hanging them to dry in the bathtub. Tomorrow, packing the overnight bag.


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


Mornin, Scott (2.00 / 12)
When you pack your overnight bag, maybe you could put this picture in it, then tape it above your bed to let all of your carers know that, however inelegant your apparel, you are going to demand your patient's rights.
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LOL, that's PERFECT! :-D (2.00 / 12)
It could also be read "...and fetch me my silk, asswipes!" Funny the difference a tiny comma can make. ;-p

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

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yup, i inserted the comma. (2.00 / 11)
always keep 'em guessin', as they say. ;-}

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 14)
it's 24 on the lakefront, mostly sunny and
rather chilly as highs struggle into the
lower 30s, about 5 degrees below seasonable
normal. there's sunshine all over the place.

hi {{{Khloe}}}
here's a wonder wheel of woozles to brighten your day.

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have a great day everyone!

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Cute! (2.00 / 12)


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

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*blush* (2.00 / 12)


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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You all get up so early! (2.00 / 12)
It's a dazzlingly white day here on the west coast of Wisconsin. I'm lolling about before going to work in my church's booth at a kids' fair this afternoon.

Looking forward to the Oscars tonight because I like to see the dresses and I'm okay with how shallow that sounds.  


heh, i have a special place tucked away for shallow, 1864. (2.00 / 10)


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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LOL!! (2.00 / 4)
Catering to your inner shallowness.

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


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Good morning......45* and raining in Bellingham this morning (2.00 / 9)
I have been buying primroses for several weeks so yesterday was planting day, and when my back recovers I can buy some more! I added red pussy willow branches and ferns to the containers, found all the pots of daffodils I had stashed under the hedge, and created a bit of spring for our back entrance stairs and patio.

We may have more winter weather, but primroses are usually tough enough to survive.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Morning, all (2.00 / 9)
Grading day today. Got a journal paper to review and a pile of student work to grade.  Sunday office hours too... Seniors have project presentations this week.    

Have a good Sunday everyone.


I hate working on Sundays. It seems so cruel. (2.00 / 4)
The excuse of breaking to watch the weekly football game is not available and spring training baseball games are not on TV ... or very interesting with the starters only playing 2 innnings.

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


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if none of my seniors show up to office hours, (2.00 / 5)
my grading of their projects may border on harsh-to-spiteful.

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Beware the Wrath of ... Bubba! ;-) (2.00 / 5)
Sorry about your Sunday. Not exactly lazy and relaxing!

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

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it was a busy morning (2.00 / 7)
since we wanted to get our outside stuff done before the wind got up. It's still breezy today but brisk at a steady 20 mph from the south. Overnight it's going to shift to the west and start howling and stay that way for a couple of days. We did get one window in the bedroom yesterday. Later this week we'll have a chance to do the other one. It's so nice and I admit to being way cheered up about our progress.

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

It's almost not even morning anymore, but FWIW.... (2.00 / 6)
46 F here, windy and overcast. They say it's supposed to rain today, but that's what they said yesterday.

Missed church (again) today, morning-challenged as I am. So I contented myself with a podcast from Taize and resolved to try to do better next week. This is my life...

I love my country, but I think we should start seeing other people.


Oops, I screwed up my comment... (2.00 / 6)
...and now I don't know how to fix or delete it. Back to bed till tomorrow?

I love my country, but I think we should start seeing other people.

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Wow! That really rearranged the page. (2.00 / 4)
Nothing we can do but admire it ;)

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


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i'm wanting to "FAIL" this comment (2.00 / 6)
purely for the misery of the horizontal slider bar.

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I was mentioning this morning that Soapblox is rather "casual" about keeping the content within bounds. (2.00 / 5)
Wordpress is like that too. You can do some real display damage with an errant "div" command.

People without horizontal slider bars are even more distressed.

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


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I would have failed it myself (2.00 / 3)
if I could have. Honestly, I tried to think of every way possible to get it deleted!

I love my country, but I think we should start seeing other people.

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You broke the blog!!!1!!11! ;-p (2.00 / 6)


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

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