The Weekend Docket

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I can’t believe it’s Friday already. This week’s gone by way quicker than I expected, since the past two weeks dragged by. That means another weekend’s upon us. My weekend plans are to continue sorting through my mom’s things, fire off more job applications, work more on the e-book I’ve talked about a time or two around here, and hopefully get started on a t-shirt blanket I’m making in honor of my mom. I’ve got the sheet I plan on using out of the dryer, so it no longer has the food and cough syrup stains all over it. It’s now clean as a whistle, haha.

Enough about me, how ’bout you, readers? What are your weekend plans? Drop ’em like they’re hot, and let’s get the party started!

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

I’d love to try this turkey picadillo recipe sometime, along with this turkey pot pie with sweet potato topping.

Some of the design elements in a few of the houses in this article remind me of places I’ve lived in. Seriously.

This book seems like it would be a great read. I’ll definitely add it to my list to read at a later date, though.

I’d also like to check out this book at some point.

While we’re still beating this dead horse, I love this book review too. Totally added to the list!

One of the things I hoped to do this year was learn a new language beyond what amounted to a few fast lessons on the weekend in middle school and one semester of it in college. This blog seems like it’d be a way into that. BTW, I took the quiz, and I got Hindi as my result. How ’bout you? [EDIT 12-4-2021: The original link timed out, so I’ve swapped it out for a link to the site’s homepage instead. EDIT 12-11-2021: This link seems to time out, so I’ve linked directly to the blog.]

Even though I advocate doing the work yourself and cutting out the middleman, if you’re in the market to buy a blog post, this one talks about the quality of content at various price points. I should also mention that the ones who price their blog posts at less than 20 bucks a pop may also include someone who can write quality content, familiar with SEO, but has no experience in freelance work and probably figures that’s the only way they can get anyone to give them a chance.

This article talks about crowdfunding scams, which are unfortunately a thing. I’ve contributed to various crowdfunding initiatives before, and they were legit. Some succeeded at first, but fell flat down the road. Others took forever to get the rewards out, so definitely do your homework before you make that contribution, no matter how small the amount is.

I saw an ad for Scam Spotter on TV the other day, and I felt like I should share it with you.

As someone who’s currently in the job market, I’ve applied to companies that ended up being MLMs. I won’t name the specific companies, nor will I mention the job board I found them at, but this article talks about how to spot them. The job board I found them at ended up providing a false sense of security, and of course, the people who posted the job vacancies worded it very carefully. This could be its’ own post at some point. Yes, no, maybe so?

Love this post about playing in the rain. It’s one of my favorite pastimes too.

It’s always a sad lesson in life to learn, but hard times show us who our real ride-or-die team is at the end of the day, and being a caregiver is one of those times. I speak from experience, and while this post has some differences from my own circumstances, there’s similarities for sure. To anyone out there who’s a caregiver for someone else, know that I see you, and I got your back. You’re not alone in this. [EDIT 2-22-2022: The link is broken, and sad to say, the site is also gone. As my favor to you, I’ll do my own post about this soon.]

Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. There’s currently an AMBER Alert for 10 year old Nicolai Kuznetsov of Albuquerque, NM. The last confirmed sighting of him was November 5th, 2021. According to the poster, he may be with his mother, who no longer has custody of him after an emergency hearing. If you see a child matching his description, a gray 2019 Honda Civic with New Mexico plates AMAP53, make that call ASAP. Let’s get Nicolai back home safe to his dad and the others who love him this holiday season.



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