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First day of outside PT and in a bit of a rush. But how do you rush when you can’t run, or even walk fast? More haste less speed, mom used to say. Is it true?



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102 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:16 am on January 26th, 2015

    Go, Admin, Go!!!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:17 am on January 26th, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! More haste, less speed? WE need to ponder that. Those of y’all that have lots of white shiitake or the “a pack of lips” heading your way, stay warm.
    Have a meaningful Monday πŸ™‚

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 am on January 26th, 2015

    BSD, you snuck up on we πŸ™‚

  4. BearSpiritDog
    8:21 am on January 26th, 2015

    Hounds: Yes, it is true, youse are in Tip Top Shape now with that newly Functional “s” key, but still, this morning we were faster.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 am on January 26th, 2015

    BSD: What OFA’s mother said.

  6. Masquers
    8:49 am on January 26th, 2015

    Hey! There’s no one around…do you think they’re in a white-out?

  7. B.Stover
    8:49 am on January 26th, 2015

    Spence: Calm down and plunder on. Your mom was correct.

    Good morning all.

  8. Masquers
    8:58 am on January 26th, 2015

    B: Great minds and all that.
    Good morning.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    8:59 am on January 26th, 2015

    Masquers, Teddy might be getting snow as we speak but it looks like most others will hace to wait a bit later in the day for their whiteness. Heck, the Lurker must have brought home some of that warmth, she will get up to 34 today.

  10. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:13 am on January 26th, 2015

    We here in northern Illinois are missing the brutal weather. Snow today, but more like 1″.

    Knee replacement must take longer to heal. With my surgery it was 10 days before I came home, then 4-5 weeks of home p.t. before I could venture out in the car. Then another two months with the physical therapist before I was released.

    They are saying on the news that out east there will be some areas that will get 2-4″ per hour of snow, with white-out conditions and thunder snow. This is going to be a monster storm!

  11. Herd of Hounds
    9:31 am on January 26th, 2015

    Thunder snow, we do not like that, no we do not. Sorry for those who get it but glad it is NOT us.

  12. B.Stover
    9:32 am on January 26th, 2015

    The sun is shining brightly here but it is very cold: 14, with wind chill at 2 and dew point at 6. It’s so cold that it’s hard to breathe while outside.

    I just looked up Carhenge because I had never heard of it before. What fun!

    I also have to check out some of the book recommendations. Thank you Rio and ALR. (So many books…so little time.)

  13. BearSpiritDog
    9:33 am on January 26th, 2015

    We just Don’t Want Anyone Driving in it. Thunder Snow. YEEP.

  14. dawson
    10:02 am on January 26th, 2015

    Admin: Your mother was a wise woman.

    Good morning, all.

    I’ve seen lightning in a snow storm but not experienced Thunder Snow.

    I hope Willow AK is getting some more snow.

    Monday, eh? (Rolling over and pulling blankets back up over my head.)

  15. Herd of Hounds
    10:05 am on January 26th, 2015

    Wise move, oh Awesome one.

  16. Tupper' and Gilly
    10:06 am on January 26th, 2015

    Morning everyone.
    We do NOT like Thunder Snow, oh no we do not. It means we have to go under the bed to do dust hippo check. So you will know where we are if you need us
    Meanwhile Mama is on her way out now to do pre-storm errands.

  17. Masquers
    10:10 am on January 26th, 2015

    B: We, too, saw Staff’s post about Cartenge from last night. Mom wrote to her friend who lives in Omaha to ask about it, and telling her to be sure to visit it before moving to Houston, if she has not done so already.
    Dawson: Nice to be able to do that, aye?
    Now…waiting to hear from the East Coasters.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:11 am on January 26th, 2015

    There’s one…the Royal Mum.

  19. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:14 am on January 26th, 2015

    Going to head over to the library and check out some of those reading recommendations from yesterday. Rio gave us two Fowler books that sound really good. And then the Maisie Dobbs series and Miss Julia series sound interesting too.

  20. Diane C.
    10:17 am on January 26th, 2015

    Good morning everyone–whoever is doing the PT (I thought it was Admin but it sounds like it might be SQ from some of the posts) do you remember the phrase “Festina Lente” (make haste slowly)?
    Same diff and I hope you’re ever more tip-top with each passing day.
    ALR–I’m familiar with the Maisie Dobbs series, and like it, although I had some trouble getting past the premise of a housemaid working a 12 day and then staying up at night to teach herself Latin and G_d knows what all else so as to vault into the ranks of an independant lady (or close to). If you need a break, a somewhat more frivolous series is the Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen.
    Tupper’s Mama–I was interested in what you said abut the Mohawk, but it wasn’t just them, was it? (Wilma Mankiller was Cherokee, right?)
    I do not know what Thunder Snow is, but it sounds scary. For many of us, this sounds like a good day to spend tucked up in front of the TV/’puter screen or with a good book…

  21. Diane C.
    10:21 am on January 26th, 2015

    Whoever first posted about Carhenge–THANK YOU!!! I must see this!!! (but not until all thundery snow and other scary weather conditions have abated…)
    Has anyone actually visited this?

  22. Masquers
    10:22 am on January 26th, 2015
  23. Masquers
    10:24 am on January 26th, 2015

    DianeC: It was Staff’s post of last night and she did visit Carhenge.

  24. Diane C.
    10:28 am on January 26th, 2015

    Masquers–Thanks for the additional information–for a moment I got really excited and started thinking about a trip there with a side excursion to see the rune stones in OK. then I looked at a map–not that close. (But I can still do Carhenge…)

  25. dawson
    10:31 am on January 26th, 2015

    Tupper’s Mama: Get your errands done with haste, not speed, then get home before you get stranded!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on January 26th, 2015

    Well. Thank Dog…Spence’s Team will be getting out of town and heading towards Arizona…Just in Time!

    Diane: We Want to See Carhenge too!

  27. Tupper' and Gilly
    10:49 am on January 26th, 2015

    Diane – the Mohawks are part of the 6 Nations Iroquois Confederacy – Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Tuscarora and Seneca. They are matriarchal and matrilineal. They all look to the Clan Mothers.
    The Cherokee are not matriarchal, but have always respected women and put them in the position of respect and leadership, and while chieftainship could be passed down, could go to either a son or a daughter. Wilma Mankiller was an elected tribal chairman, demonstrating the Cherokees’ continued good sense in respecting brains and leadership abilities over gender.

    Ahhh, if only the rest of the world could grasp that concept……

  28. Herd of Hounds
    11:18 am on January 26th, 2015

    Stay safe T&G’s Mama! OH, Teddy, Wose, be safe, check in when you can.

  29. O'Howlers
    11:24 am on January 26th, 2015

    Howdy! Mom drove our Sibe-aroo to her shelf today. She reported that the roads are still good. Pop is home with us, because he is taking a class that he can do over the computer and phone.
    We had more to say, but now we forget.

  30. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    11:29 am on January 26th, 2015

    As I had reported previously, we are luckily just getting the tail end of the storm. Nothing more than a dusting this morning; it is snowing lightly now, but predictions are on the order of 1-3 inches for the DC Metro area at worst, so thank dog for that.

    On the Stonehenge front, I have been to Stonehenge and it is certainly a moving experience, although perhaps a little less majestic in person than it appears in photos. From my perspective, a much more moving experience right here in the U.S.(putting aside Carhenge in wacky Nebraska) is Chaco Canyon in Northern New Mexico, which represents probably the best collection of Puebloan ruins in the U.S., and the science of the alignment of many of the structures is simply amazing (there is a film done about the history of Chaco Canyon, narrated I think by Robert Redford, that explains alignment of a number of structures in terms of the soltices and sight lines). Chaco Canyon is not that accessible (you need a four-wheel drive vehicle for the last 25 miles or so), but it is definitely worth it.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    11:39 am on January 26th, 2015

    Thanks, Teddy. We found the Documentary you speak of on YouTube:

  32. BearSpiritDog
    11:49 am on January 26th, 2015

    This is Longer, but Interesting too:

  33. BearSpiritDog
    11:58 am on January 26th, 2015

    We are Interested to Hear the Royal Mum’s comments on this.

  34. O'Howlers
    12:04 pm on January 26th, 2015

    BooBear! We love the SDD you sent, but our reply keeps getting rejected.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    12:15 pm on January 26th, 2015

    The Anasazi are fascinating. We have Heard Stories that tell of these people originally coming over the Land Bridge from Asia in Ancient Times. Whether this is true, we know not.

  36. B.Stover
    12:19 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Thank you Wookie and Teddy’s Dad and Bear. I didn’t know about Chaco Canyon. It’s fascinating.

    The program T&G mentioned on the Smithsonian Channel about Stonehenge is showing today at 2PM Eastern. I believe that it will be repeated tomorrow at 5PM Eastern.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    12:26 pm on January 26th, 2015

    B: Thank You. We Will Be Watching.

  38. Siber-H
    12:40 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I hope Spence is getting ready for the storm. I know his team is happy to be leaving for Arizona.

    Mom has been to Chaco Canyon several times. I have not, but it isn’t far from here. This has nothing to do with the majesty of Chaco Canyon, but mom had a dog skunked there once. He broke out of the tent and went after a skunk in the campground. That was when mom learned to sleep with the leash wrapped around her arm whenever she is sleeping outside with a dog.

  39. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:20 pm on January 26th, 2015

    BSD, Thank you for the video on Chaco Canyon. I have never been there, but would love to see it in person. I wonder if it is close to where T & G’s mama grew up.

    Back from the library – they did not have MPM’s book City of Lights, but I was able to order it. They had Sara Canary by Fowler on the shelf, and I also snagged the first book in the Miss Julia series.

    Just saw on tv that they have issued a state of emergency in both N.Y. and N.J. They are warning people to get home early from work. After 11:00 p.m. the roads will only be open to emergency vehicles.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    1:40 pm on January 26th, 2015

    One of Our All-Time Favorites Over the Bridge. Sob.
    Washington Post-2 hours ago: Demis Roussos, Greek singer who enticed millions, dies at 68.
    The following is a Gift Our Friend posted on the Blog long ago and resent to us in July of 2011: (Please watch full screen)

  41. Martha
    1:42 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Western Massachusetts: No snow yet. Expecting lots. The younger son is taking care of shopping for essentials. I am getting my school work done now so that I have nothing to do during my snow day tomorrow! Zoe is lining up someone to come and plow and start up her generator, so that is good. We can help her but must wait until the 11 miles or so between us is plowed. She is better off with local help.
    Needless to say, the sixth graders are working hard, but have really already started their snow day!

  42. Herd of Hounds
    1:42 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Mom just let us back on the ipaw. She went to Chaco Canyon in the “70’s” as a part of a foto project, amazing! Did some climbing video/movies in Joshua Tree in CA. Good to hear from our east coasters. Conn. says it is shutting down roads this afternoon to all but Emergency and First Responders. WOW.

  43. Herd of Hounds
    2:22 pm on January 26th, 2015

    DianeC. kindly check your SDD.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:22 pm on January 26th, 2015
  45. Herd of Hounds
    2:26 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Martha, remember those days well…but not fondly!. First year in TN, had storm headed in. Schools to get out early. Mom’s day done and no duties. Asked principal if she could leave as she wasn’t quite used to weather…NO. Got to leave at 3:30 instead of 2 πŸ™ Had to park and hike last 2 miles home…uphill. Thankfully not barefoot as she had put boots and mittens and hat and coat in the truck. Never turst an administrator!

  46. GLAD
    2:36 pm on January 26th, 2015
  47. GLAD
    2:36 pm on January 26th, 2015
  48. C.hobbiti
    2:39 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Beautiful baby, beautiful family

  49. O'Howlers
    2:51 pm on January 26th, 2015

    And beautiful baby’s Stormy Kromer!

  50. Mollypop's Mom
    2:52 pm on January 26th, 2015

    In a Stormy Kromer!

  51. Diane C.
    3:03 pm on January 26th, 2015

    T and G’s Mum–thank you for the additional information. Everything I learn about the native peoples of the U.S. comes to me late in life (somehow mostly got left out of conventional school history lessons) and is much appreciated. I could also get behind such an equitable structure.
    BSD–Yeah! (I wonder if they someone does tours?)
    Wookie and Teddy’s Dad–Never been to Chaco Canyon but have heard about it all my life and it is not so far away as those other places! Another excellent prospect!
    Those of you in the path of the weather, get those errands done, snug in, and be safe. (I won’t mention the temp here, but we are hoping in our pathetic way for some rain later today.)

  52. Diane C.
    3:04 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Looking forward to clicking on EVERYONE’s links…

  53. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:05 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I think he looks like his daddy, sans facial hair of course! Cute, cute, cute!

    BSD, Thanks for that video. For some reason it made Barb a little teary. Do you think the dog is a Picardy Shepherd, or a P.S. mix?

  54. Herd of Hounds
    3:11 pm on January 26th, 2015

    No idea what type of dog but beautiful and talented. Mom sobbed her way through the video. 15 great minutes πŸ™‚

  55. Herd of Hounds
    3:13 pm on January 26th, 2015

    The g son of the best friend we never met is fantastic. We are sure she is twirling over the bridge.

  56. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:36 pm on January 26th, 2015

    HOH, Did we understand you correctly the other day? Did you have a meal with step son and his ex and her new love interest. All together?

  57. dawson
    3:43 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I love it!
    River Kennedy Carpenter in a Stormy Kromer! His grandma is soooo proud! I honestly think River looks just like his dad. That is a great photo with the all black and white-ish tones and then the red and black cap.
    In honor of River’s grandma I have to post this clip. The Lumberjack Song:

  58. Herd of Hounds
    4:02 pm on January 26th, 2015

    B&M&L, Guess we are all toooooooooo California. Spongetta ran away and hooked up with “Rickey Bobby” (or some other silly name) But now they need a place to live and have gone to mom’s rental that the s son lives in. Sometimes I think that we are more fun than Wolfie Wigglebutt! Anyway, RJ seems to work so we may add him to the rental contract so mom gets paid and then put the s son on the eletric (of an all electric house) so the bills even out for thoses 3 and they can pressure each other πŸ™‚ Cross fingers and say prayers.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    4:14 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: Looks like a mix to us. What a Cool Dog.
    That Video is quite lengthy…after mucho searching this is the Shortened Version we were looking for that was posted by Our Friend. I Promise!

  60. BearSpiritDog
    4:16 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Pop and Son in Stormy Kromers! How Cool is That!

  61. GLAD
    4:21 pm on January 26th, 2015


  62. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:27 pm on January 26th, 2015

    BSD, We watched the slightly longer one. It was worth the 15 minutes. A Picardy Shepherd was the star of Because of Winn Dixie. Remember that one? This dog has the same look, but it might be a mix.

  63. BooBear
    4:40 pm on January 26th, 2015

    He sure looks like his daddy in those pictures!!

  64. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:58 pm on January 26th, 2015

    All three living together? Weird! But to each his own, as they say.

  65. Masquers
    5:22 pm on January 26th, 2015

    HOH: As BML says, that arrangement is a bit strange, but as long as you can collect the rent and utilities it’s all good.

  66. Herd of Hounds
    5:32 pm on January 26th, 2015

    OK all, cross y’alls fangers and say y’alls pawayers. Here’s hoping it works.

  67. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:34 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I put together a sandwich at lunch that was healthy and extremely delish. I toasted a piece of hearty, multi-grain bread, slathered it with about 4 Tbl. of hummus, then topped with a thick slice of deli smoked turkey, white cheddar cheese, sliced avocado and red onion. I served it (to myself) open face. The hummus was lower in fat and calories than mayo. It was different and really good!

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:37 pm on January 26th, 2015

    They said Cape Cod is the bull’s eye of the storm!

  69. Tupper's Mama
    6:40 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Hey everyone – finally back to check in.
    So glad that GLAD posted pics of the little River bear, all bundled up in his winter snugglies.

    Massachusetts is officially shut down – you drive on the roads without a true, provable need to be there, you get a hefty ticket. On the local news, instead of the regular cancellations it just says the name of the town, then “CLOSED”. In other words, stay your butt home!

    We got all of our errands done. We didn’t even go near a grocery store, but traffic was insane every where near any grocery or gas station.

    So, we finally gathered our mail from the post office, and got home to batten down. Opened one piece of mail, and found that brother’s former employer was sending us a bill for the two months of health insurance and life insurance between the day brother went to the hospital, and the day he crossed the Bridge.

    What? Why do WE have to pay for his insurance? Spitting mad about this – especially since we have been in and out of the business many times to talk to the boss, and offered to pay said expenses back when there WAS an income from his insurance. Now there is nothing left, and we are getting a $1400.00 bill.

  70. Martha
    6:53 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Consult an attorney. You personally cannot be liable for his debts.

  71. Tupper's Mama
    6:57 pm on January 26th, 2015

    We probably can’t be forced to pay – BUT the place he worked is a place that we frequently patronize. If we don’t have that place, we have to go all the way over the bridge in that traffic for similar service.
    So we feel very caught between a rock and a hard place.

  72. Herd of Hounds
    7:00 pm on January 26th, 2015

    T&G’s Mama, you may be next of kin, but you are NOT, repeat not responsible for his debts! We think if you fight, they will back down. Beside, it gives us more time to come up with an alternative to their statement.

  73. Herd of Hounds
    7:27 pm on January 26th, 2015

    And now with the CONN and MASS closures, your answer should be, “Bite me”. Sorry but it sounds good and it is what mom would do in your circumstance.

  74. Herd of Hounds
    7:34 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Might not do it with my weird family, but would do it in your circumstance.

  75. MTMP
    7:58 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I have complete faith in the pink bulldozer.

    Mom slept all day. Too bad she could not blame the weather. Just lazy, plus her shoulder hurt. The semi-giraffe pills could be partially to blame.

    We want snow and we want it now!

  76. Masquers
    8:21 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Min-Pin: I’m sure you could convince some of our Plunderer friends on the East Coast to share with you.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:22 pm on January 26th, 2015

    BM&L, we had no weather as such pedicted…….
    Right now it is SNOWING in BIG FaT FLAKES. HO HO HO.
    Wowswe, a lot of fun no matter what here. We’ve got food and fire wood and frozen food and about 3000 gald of h2o put up. Iffen the weather changes, we be okay. But don’t think it will.

  78. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 pm on January 26th, 2015
  79. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 pm on January 26th, 2015
  80. Masquers
    8:34 pm on January 26th, 2015

    HOH: Okay. Looks like youse are ready for anything…and look at that comfy snow chair…right in reach of the bar.

  81. Herd of Hounds
    8:35 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Remember me? Secret Agent Gal.

  82. MTMP
    8:36 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Or Southern Comfort, heh-heh, BlueKat!

  83. Masquers
    8:37 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Yes, it’s time for a strengthening cocktail!

  84. BearSpiritDog
    8:39 pm on January 26th, 2015

    OMD! It’s Agent Patsy in Disguise!

  85. Masquers
    8:40 pm on January 26th, 2015


  86. Herd of Hounds
    8:46 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Right y’all are! Wishin we had enough snow for the Darlin’ Darah Thea to have a snow foto as we”. Maybe by the end of this winter. Wowser a Winter Bear Baby and a southern Newf! What an idea!

  87. Zeus
    8:46 pm on January 26th, 2015

    I just watched that video of Roxanne and Zeus, but I am confused. Neither of them looked like me, but I am Zeus!

  88. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:53 pm on January 26th, 2015

    We are having a strengthening cocktail right now.

    Did anyone watch the Hallmark movie last night?

  89. Mollypop's Mom
    9:02 pm on January 26th, 2015

    HOH, your first picture of the snow bar is from Buffalo from our storm last November. Some areas to the south of the city got 7 feet of snow.

  90. c.hobbit
    9:10 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Hi all. Cold front has hit Alaska. -47 in Fairbanks and -10 in Anchorage this morning.

    Oregon has a replica of Stonehenge that I’ve been to many, many years ago. It was also surprisingly moving even given that it wasn’t the real thing.

  91. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Yep, we love to save and show those snows. Could we please have 2 or 3 of them?????

  92. dawson
    9:44 pm on January 26th, 2015

    When I was looking up Thunder Snow the storm at Mollypop’s last November kept coming up. Lake effect thunder snow.

    Still an ice skating rink outside. I am hibernating. Spent the day in the kitchen making deviled ham, chicken broth, cheese spread, curry carrot soup and then eating it. I am stuffed.

    Sounds like a bad storm cometh to you northeasterners. Hunker down and have fun!
    Gramps and Admin: No shoveling!

    Interesting information:

  93. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:08 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Night all. Watching Sons of Liberty, and then off to bed.

    Dawson, sounds like some yummy stuff!

  94. Masquers
    10:23 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Dawson: Cacao in a cylinder from Chaco. That’s almost a tongue twister.

    Is it true that all multitalented members of the Nation Within are named Zeus?

  95. BearSpiritDog
    10:31 pm on January 26th, 2015

    C.Hobbit: Positive News about the Dropping Temperatures. We may have a Good Race yet.
    Very Interesting about the Western Stonehenge. We had not heard of it.
    It’s close enough for a visit too!

    Almost Time for My Snack.
    g’Night All – Bear

  96. Staff
    10:35 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Carhenge was amazing. It was huge! I have no idea how they did all that. Supposedly it was a goodbye party to the family farm and everyone got together and they made Carhenge. My goodness that was a long time ago. 20 years I think.

    My friend Lois is gone now but our fun times together are not forgotten.

  97. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on January 26th, 2015

    River!…Damned cute if you ask me!…snorkel!

  98. Tupper and Gilly
    11:01 pm on January 26th, 2015

    Rio – we agree. Don’t you the sparkle of our Friend in that face?

  99. Masquers
    11:13 pm on January 26th, 2015

    T&G: There’s no doubt in our mind she’ll be returning.

  100. c.hobbit
    1:09 am on January 27th, 2015

    BSD: Road trip, you and me! πŸ™‚

  101. c.hobbit
    1:20 am on January 27th, 2015

    Smoochies and good night

  102. Zeus
    6:06 am on January 27th, 2015

    Juno was a Big Bust. grump

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