Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Anyone else having trouble getting motivated after the long holiday weekend? Whew! I am dragging today, and it doesn't help that I've been up since 4:15 am (damn you, menopause). On the plus side, I've accomplished a lot more by 2 pm today than I have in a long time. But I'm ready to crash for an hour or two...

I need to catch up on sleep so I can enjoy doing any or all of the below this weekend:

I don't generally read a lot of autobiographies. I am sort of skeptical of people writing books about themselves unless they have accomplished something great or are incredibly inspirational (ahem, Michelle Obama). But when I heard that "Sisters First", an autobiography that's co-written by Jenna Bush Hager and her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush, was circulating through one of my friend groups, I got in on the action to read it. The duo reflects on the political dynasty of the Bush family and how it has affected them. The dish about going to college with Secret Service detail watching their every move. And the impact that their famous grandparents have had on them and the family as a whole. This is a heartwarming book about love and losses. Bonus: the foreword is written by their mother Laura Bush.

Since Gossip Girl ended, I've really missed seeing Penn Badgley on the screen. I loved him as Dan Humphrey, and now he's back in You, a psychological thriller where he plays the part of a book store manager who becomes obsessed with an aspiring writer. He goes to extreme measures to insert himself into her life in any way he can. If You were a book, it would be a page turner, This is definitely worth bingeing on.

I have a long list of to-dos when it comes to self-care, but as always, daily life gets in the way and things fall to the wayside. When I came across the infographic on Pinterest, I immediately pinned it and then printed it out and tacked it on my inspo board in my office. This 30-day self-care challenge is easy to follow, and if you can't or don't want to accomplish it in a 30-day window, spread it out over 60 days or whatever timeframe works for you. Or you can choose to do only the tasks that apply to you. Either way, you'll be taking the first step to start taking care of you.

Since the week day mornings are rushed and hectic, I don't have time to make a big breakfast. So on at least one day during the weekend I like to pull out all the stops. From homemade bagel breakfast sandwiches to warm, fruit-filled scones, to decadent French toasts, it's a time to linger over an indulgent breakfast and a nice way to start the day. This weekend I'll be making this French toast bake.
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So, tell me. What do you have planned this weekend?

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