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It’s been a long week for me, and it’s been as good as can be expected after what happened. That said, I can’t believe it’s Friday. That means weekend time! My weekend plans are to continue sorting through my mom’s things, taking back medications her care team missed in their dragnet, making care kits from what was left over of the personal care products they brought over, and to drop off some food in a neighborhood pantry.

I put together the first batch of travel care packages in the middle of the night, and dipped into my stash of art supplies, and I thought of something while I sat on the living room floor making them. What if I could make more of them for seniors in need, in honor of my mom? If I had the money, I’d make them and leave some at the senior center in town. I’m totally adding that to my list of things to do if another job ever turns up for me that’ll pay me worth a damn.

Those travel care packages went quickly. Like, they were gone in hours, so that tells me there’s a need for sure.

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

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

I made this peanut butter fudge yesterday. I’ve got an upcoming Instagram post about it.

Speaking of recipes, this recipe for Cajun chicken looks like it’d be fun to make sometime.

So does this Snickers dessert salad.

I’d love to make this pillow roll-up bed thing so I can have a place to sit (and fall asleep) for my day job. I’d just need to use 5 pillows, since 4 pillows is a bit too short for my liking, haha.

If you’re in the trenches of the job market like yours truly, this post talks about how to spot job scams and avoid them. I’ve come across a few job scams during my hunt, and I’ve got plans to dedicate a series to this. Yay or nay? Lemme know below.

Found this post about ways to value yourself while raising your family. Kids are still a ways away for me at this time, but I’m filing this away for future reference for sure.

I’m totally adding Louise Erdrich’s new book to my reading list. How ’bout you?

In other news, the Navajo Nation has banned smoking inside casinos and public places. This applies to commercialized tobacco usage, and doesn’t apply to ceremonial tobacco usage unless the building’s being used for business operations. Anyways, this is an issue that hits close to home for me, and even if it wasn’t, I’m here for it.

Sherry Ann Jarvis, formerly known as Walker County Jane Doe, whose remains were found in 1980, is now officially home with her family. She was 14 at the time of her disappearance from her hometown in Minnesota. Rest in peace, Sherry. I hope we find out who your killer is.

A veteran and Obama Foundation scholar finds a way to give back to his community after transitioning back into civilian life. Thanks so much for your service, Tom, and Semper Fi!

If you’ve been following the news lately, there were floods in Tennessee, and if you’ve been reading this blog for at least a hot minute, you’ve probably guessed that I’m a fan of country music. Vince Gill donated instruments to a community in one of the areas impacted by the flooding.

This isn’t SFW, but this post talks about how fitness can have an impact on one’s life in multiple ways, including in the bedroom.

Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of 5-year-old Ana Burke of Canton, OH was on November 11th, 2021. She and the adult male she’s reported to have been seen with may either still be in the local area, or traveling to Michigan. If you see a child matching her description, or see a silver 1991 Ford Aerostar van with Michigan plates EHL7187, make that call. Let’s get Ana home safe to the people who love her this holiday season.

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