The Weekend Docket

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Another week come and gone, and another month at that! It’s Friday, and another weekend’s upon us again. What are your weekend plans? For me, it’ll be the farmers’ market for sure. Other than that, I’m probably gonna knock around the neighborhood instead of what I originally had in mind. Spraygrounds for sure, since all but one of the pools in town have closed for the season. After tomorrow, the weather forecast shows a cooling trend for my neck of the woods. Depending on what the weather’s like, I may just grab the charcoal I’ve had in the she-shed since the move, and fire up the grill.

How ’bout you, readers? What are your weekend plans? Drop ’em like they’re hot below, and let’s get the party started.

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

Love this idea for gnocchi tomato soup! Speaking of which, tomato soup’s sounding lovely right about now, even though it’s been hot af in my neck of the woods these days.

These apple nachos remind me of the caramel apples I had at the fair the last time we had it in 2019, but decided against this year. This variation’s banana split-style, but still says “fall” to me.

A fun website about the paranormal, with a neat post about things to remember before moving forward in paranormal investigations. [EDIT 12-4-2021: The original link wasn’t working. I’ve swapped it out for a direct link to the homepage instead.]

Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker article about Britney Spears and her conservatorship.

I never missed an episode of Scientology and the Aftermath during its’ original run, and rewatched it as background noise last year on one of the computer AIDS-inducing sites of ill-repute. Leah Remini and Mike Rinder now have a podcast. I’ve heard a couple episodes so far, and I’m liking it.

This really makes me wanna visit Costa Rica someday!

On that note, there’s a cookie speakeasy called the Cookie Lab, and according to this post, it looks like a fun place to visit. I’ve never heard of them until now, and seeing their menu really inspires me to make more cookies on top of the next batch of PBJ thumbprints I made from the Weelicious site. [EDIT: The original post talking about the Cookie Lab no longer exists.]

A great reminder for all of us to honor our old selves. I feel like this could be a blog post on its’ own at some point.

A post about finding a signature scent. I feel like this could also be a blog post on its’ own later on down the road.

I have plans to paint the armoire I found on the curb just before we moved, and I’m glad I found this post outlining the prep work before I paint it before I got started.

Ways to declutter when you’re stuck in the process. I did a ton of decluttering during the move, and I should really get back on that, haha.

[NOTE: This link contains mentions of controlling and abusive behavior.] If any of you’ve seen the documentary about R. Kelly, you’re probably familiar with the long-standing history he’s built of engaging in abusive and predatory behavior toward those not of legal age, and those of legal age but in very vulnerable points in their lives.  This post talks about how he’s coached those he victimized in TV interviews, and the role those in his inner circle played in contributing to their abuse. I’ve seen the documentary, and I had to do it in segments. Hearing about what Aaliyah went through (which still probably wasn’t all of it), along with what Azriel and those other girls went through, and at what they continue to deal with as a result is so heartbreaking.

Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child, Sierra “Adam” Chalmers of Killeen, TX. Adam is 17 years old, and the last confirmed sighting of Adam was August 24th. If you see a child matching this description, do the right thing and make that call. Let’s get Adam home to the people who care about them!



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