Sunday Scratches is where I share the little stuff that has happened throughout the week. In hockey, “scratches” are people who are on the roster but do not play in the game. On the blog, “scratches” are the things that have happened to me throughout the week that aren’t necessarily big enough to be an entire post.
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Happy Sunday, happy Father’s Day, and happy Sunday Scratches 100! Here are the scratches for the week.
It was a really big week! I got a lot of looming tasks done, which was nice.
Last weekend I sold a bunch of things on Facebook Marketplace, which was so exhausting. I got rid of my old vanity (which was nice but not my style!), my swinging egg chair (which I wanted to use but just… never did), an old chiminea and some old bricks that came with our house. I’m excited to sell more soon, because it’s so nice to get rid of unneeded things.
On Monday and Tuesday, Sean had big meetings for work and needed to be able to close the door and kick the dog out of his space if needed, so we swapped workspaces—I worked in the sunroom and he worked in the office. I loved it! It’s such a great space, and it was nice to really use it.
It was more difficult on Tuesday, because it was really sunny out, and even with the blinds closed, I got a headache from how bright it was. The blinds are white, so they didn’t really prevent any light from coming in, so there was a bunch of brightness behind my computer screen. I ended up moving the desk to the south-facing wall, so the light wouldn’t be in my eyes, we both actually loved it—so now we’re keeping it this way!
I ended up making three recipes from my latest Recipes I Want to Try blog post this week: brownie cookies, pretzels, and a dutch baby! I had a lot of fun with it—it’s nice to try new things but still have some direction so it’s not an elusive ~*~I want to cook more things~*~. I’m hoping to crank more recipes out in the coming weeks!
I also crossed two items off my 101 in 1001 list—which is helping me with one of my June Goals! On Thursday I made an old fashioned, which I’ve never actually made myself before, which was the 10th cocktail recipe I tried, enabling me to cross #86 off my list. We also finished out front landscaping, which was #51—more on that in a second.
Friday was a solid day. I woke up to find Flick finally visiting my island on Animal Crossing (it was literally more than 20 days since they last showed up), so I could sell all the bigs I was hoarding. (If you play ACNH… you get it.)
Then I got exciting news about my new role at work—I was supposed to transition to it in early April after we hired someone into a new role in my department, but then she ended up leaving after a few weeks, so it was put on hold. But I found out on Friday that I’m officially starting my new role on July 4 since we’re interviewing for my counterpart again!
At lunch on Friday, I got a package I was really excited about—stickers from Passion Planner! I’m hoping to do a full review soon, once I have more of an opportunity to use them, but so far I’m loving them.
Yesterday was also super productive! We finished up our front landscaping after trips to two different nurseries in our area—the first one was sold out of eastern redbuds in tree form (except for one with a damaged trunk that would have cost us $500… pass), but then we went to another place and found the perfect one! We planted it yesterday evening and are so happy with it. Next spring it should bloom with pink flowers!
After the nursery we hit up Home Depot for gutter parts. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience—most people weren’t wearing masks or respecting social distancing, which was super frustrating. I wish Home Depot had enforced it more! But at least we were able to get what we needed to do some repairs.
When we got home, we ate some lunch and I took a nap. I had a huge headache from the stress of being out and about and from the heat (it got up to 90 degrees and there were very few clouds!), and I ended up sleeping for 4 hours. When I woke up, Sean had the gutter pretty much entirely replaced, which was no small job!