Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This past weekend was spent doing a deep-cleaning of Harper's bedroom in preparation of the delivery of her new mattress and box spring (the frame and headboard came a few weeks ago). I also adjusted the frame and assembled the headboard. Yesterday everything was delivered and her new bed was in place by the time school was over. It was worth setting aside an entire Sunday to prep the room to see her face when she sat on the bed for the first time. She loves it so much that morning wake up calls have been quite a struggle.

Here's what I am up to this week:

My newest podcast discovery is Overdue, a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Each week the two hosts, Andrew and Craig, tackle their book backlog by reading anything from classic literature to murder mysteries to plays to popular fiction. It's almost like a book club meeting where sometimes you've read the book and sometimes you haven't.

I wasn't planning on watching Leaving Neverland, but when so many Facebook friends started posting status updates about it, I was compelled to watch it. I'm not going to lie. It's disturbing and difficult to watch. The documentary focuses on the allegations of two of Jackson's alleged victims of sexual abuse. In a series of interviews with the victims and their families, we get an in depth picture of the abuse and the grooming that occurred over the years. The victims offer graphic details of sexual abuse and deviant behavior. It's eye opening to hear the stories. I don't think I stopped shaking my head during the entire documentary. You can watch it on HBONow.

I love the idea of decorating with travel souvenirs, whether it's pictures or knick knacks picked up along the way. These travel shadow boxes are a fun way to corral and display mementos and pictures. I am definitely going to do this for our spring break trip to California.
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Not only did I give up alcohol for Lent, but I also gave up Starbucks (crazy, I know!!).  For the most part, I'm not missing my iced lattes too terribly. And I'm definitely loving the extra money in my pocket. But occasionally, I get headaches from caffeine withdrawal. For those times, I like to make an iced almond milk latte at home. They definitely aren't the same as Starbucks, but they definitely cure my headache. This recipe is my favorite. If you like it a little sweeter, you can add your favorite sweetener.

So, tell me. What do you have planned for the weekend?

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