Happy Friday! I am definitely looking forward to the weekend! No specific plans, but we’ve had a busy few weeks so I am looking forward to spending some time with my husband and our dog! Maybe we’ll pick up some mulch fix the front garden beds, but otherwise I’m planning on just taking it easy.
Inspired by the hundreds (thousands?!) of others who make these lists, I thought I’d share a few things I am really loving lately.
(1) Body Positivity Movement. This has been kicking around for years now, thankfully. However, I have noticed (and others have pointed out) that the body positive movement still tends to favor certain types of bodies–typically white and, even more frequently, hourglass shaped. The message seems clear–it’s okay to be bigger….as long as you still have the coveted hourglass shape. BUT this Self article, along with some other social media I’ve seen recently, is introducing some different voices/images into the narrative. There is no one standard of beauty, and I love seeing all these perspectives finally getting some attention.
(2) Blackberries! It is blackberry season in Oklahoma. My favorite time of year….except for fall. Doug and I went blackberry picking at N40 Berries last night. So much fun!! I ran into one of my former students, which was fantastic. We also got about 5 pounds of blackberries. I plan on eating a lot of them with Greek yogurt and granola, but I’m also looking for some good recipes. Any suggestions?
(3) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. This book, about the dozens of murders on the Osage reservation in Oklahoma during the early 20th century, is seriously gripping stuff. It’s an excellent pop history read, particularly if you are a fan of Devil in The White City and David Grann’s other book, The Lost City of Z. Apparently it’s been optioned off to make a movie. I hope Scorsese does snap it up.
(4) Riverdale. I have been binge-watching this show!! I used to read the Archie comics when I was little. I remember my mom taking us to Kenyon’s convenience store to get milk and I would stand in the corner at the comic books area and try and read as much of the Archie books as fast as possible. (Remember, mum?) Admittedly, the series is not really like the comics at all. It’s a teen-based murder mystery that has *little* bit of a Twin Peaks feel. I am loving it….especially Jughead.
I think that’s it for today. What are your plans for the weekend? What are you loving lately? xoxo