The Long Weekend Docket

It’s Friday, and that means weekend time. This will also be a long one, since Monday’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., and that means a bank holiday for us. The weather’s gonna be in the 60s (F, not C), and rainy until well into next week, so it’s pretty much made my weekend plans for me. Other than my day job and this blog, I’m hoping to go back to the farmer’s market in my neighborhood, now that that’s back on. It’s my go-to, and I know of someone who used to live in the neighborhood who also moved recently, and feels the same way. They come back every weekend for it, and I know I would if I were them, haha.

But enough about me, how ’bout you, readers? What are your weekend plans? Drop ’em like they’re hot below, and let’s talk.

To ring in the long weekend, I’ve got some links for us to share, talk about, what have you.

A signal boost for a petition about stopping abusive debt collectors from harassing people on social media. This hits so close to home for me, after an incident with a private student loan company that will remain nameless involving someone who did business with them who had our land line number before we got it. It still affects me even to this day, and it happened several years ago. Those asswipes, along with any other debt collector who acts like this, I’ve got no love for ’em.

This article talks about the predatory (and fucked up) ways the tobacco industry targets people, and the study linked in the article outlining the financial devastation this crap causes. Damn, how tf do the people from these stupid companies, as well as any influencers they have live with themselves?

A post about Beverly Cleary’s autobiography. In case anyone missed it, I wrote a post about my own foray into the Ramona-verse, and posted it just after we got done with the move. I’ll definitely have to add A Girl from Yamhill to my reading list.

OMFG, this looks like a really neat place to visit! Wish I was there.

Hilarious gift ideas for the person in your life you just can’t see eye-to-eye with. Love it!

Ways to set boundaries with people. This was something I’ve struggled with for a long time, and I may touch on this in its own post at a later time. Should I? Drop your verdict below.

Ways to learn how to forgive yourself. Also something I’ve struggled with, and still do even now.

I made those PBJ cookies last weekend, and used the King Arthur gluten-free flour blend, which worked like a charm. I decided against adding the jelly after taking them out of the oven, and decided to add it right before I eat ’em. This recipe’s going on repeat for sure. Once I get through this batch, I’m hoping I get to try these out.

Speaking of which, I’d also love to make some of these Parmesan crackers sometime. Store-bought Parmesan crackers? Who’s she? Never heard of her.

Interesting post about the makeup of a carbohydrate.

Blogging’s not an easy venture, and I may expand on this as I move forward. There’s a lot of lessons to learn in life when it comes to blogging, and this post talks about what one blogger’s learned so far.

A great post about one blogger’s struggles of college, and learning to prioritize your emotional well-being over padding a resume. Like them, I also had times where I struggled in a class, and instead of asking for help, I slammed the pedal to the metal and worked even harder. 10/10 don’t recommend that approach.

Here, we’re all about self-improvement, and this post talks about the why behind writing, even in general.

Another signal boost, this one being for a missing child from Kalamazoo, MI. According to the poster, he may still be in town. Hopefully there’s someone out there who will help bring him home safe to his family.

 

 

 

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