The Weekend Docket

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Another week’s come and gone, and that means we’re almost one week into the summer season. It also means one other thing: weekend time! Things have been a bit quieter here on the blog than I would have liked, mainly due to family issues, along with job hunting. I’m looking for part-time work to get a steadier income stream to go with my day job, and haven’t found anything yet. In the meantime, I’ve been taking up a new hobby that will hopefully get me a chance at making some money soon, haha. It’s been raining off and on in my neck of the woods, and the trend is supposed to continue into the weekend.

My plans this weekend are to go to the farmers’ market, maybe also hit up the festival going on downtown, and bring some stuff back for my family. I’ve also got plans to do some meal-prepping and maybe even make a little something for my family member as a surprise to them. I’ve also considered hitting up either Wally World or Target for some of those rechargeable batteries to try out. Batteries are costing a fortune these days, so hopefully this will be the more cost-effective alternative.

What are your weekend plans? Drop ’em like they’re hot below, and let’s talk.

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

President Biden lost Champ, his 13 year old German Shepherd earlier this week. Losing a pet is always hard, regardless of how it happens. I know it firsthand. Maybe Champ is in the hereafter with my late boy cat and my two late girl cats? Either way, President Biden, if you somehow happen to find this, know that I’m so sorry for your loss.

Windows 11 is here. It’s hard to believe that Windows 10 came out so long ago in the tech world, where things become obsolete or outdated like every two seconds. My computer’s still running on Windows 7, and I’m keeping it until the support for it ends.

Recipes for DIY aloe vera masks. These look like they’d be so much fun to make, especially now that it’s summer up here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Wish we were there! A post about some of the murals in Austin, TX. There’s a few similar to those here in my neck of the woods, after they started becoming a thing like 5 or 6 years ago.

Remember Britney Spears? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Ok, ok, I couldn’t resist. I remember hearing “Baby One More Time” back in 7th grade when I shifted away from country music and started exploring other genres. That song was literally the hottest thing going back then, and now I’ve got it stuck in my head. By high school, “Lucky,” “Oops I Did It Again,” and “Stronger,” played endlessly on the Top 40 station, mingled in with hip-hop, rap, and R&B hits. Several years later, Britney Spears was going through some things, and struggling with them, big time. This article breaks down what a conservatorship is, and what it means for those living under one. From what I’ve gathered, Britney went through some terrible things during those years, and my heart goes out to her, big time.

Old news is old, but there’s this restaurant in Liverpool that was undergoing some renovations, when the owners turned up what amounts to a time capsule hidden in the rafters. They found a company-branded hat, a card game, along with a menu from 1913. What a neat find! BTW, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of whist. I just looked it up on Wikipedia, and I’m confuzzled. However, I’m sure it would make more sense to me if I grew up in an area where it’s a thing.

This article at Architectural Digest talks about bathrooms throughout the decades. I personally like the one from 2005, and the one from 1993. The latter reminds me of some of the stuff in the Emily and Merritt collection at PB Teen, btw.

Last, but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. Jonathan Blevins was last seen on April 15th, 2021, and according to the poster, he may be with his mom. On a similar note, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office issued an AMBER Alert for Summer Wells. She was last seen on June 15th, 2021. If you see a child fitting the descriptions of Jonathan or Summer, make that call. Let’s bring these kids home safe to their families and the ones who care about them.


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