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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Sunday Monday! Here are the scratches for the week.
It was a busy week. On Monday, I dedicated the day to wrapping up a bunch of small projects that had been lingering on my to do list. You know the ones—you don’t get them done, so you move them to the next day’s to do list, and on and on until it’s months later and the task seems much harder than it actually will be? It felt so good to cross a bunch of those off my list.
On Tuesday I left the house four times, which felt crazy. I went for a run in the morning, then in the afternoon I went to the library to (finally) drop off the items I’ve been holding onto since March. Once we were done with work, Sean and I went to get giant s’mores milkshakes (seen above! so good!), and then for a nature walk. It was nice to get out of the house but also pretty anxiety-inducing.
Thursday was the last workday of the week because we had Friday off, and it was a sprint. We had a bunch of big projects that I needed to wrap up, and somehow I got everything done. Or at least done “good enough.”
On Friday I got up at 7 am to watch Hamilton. I cannot recommend it enough. I saw it on stage twice in Chicago, and I’m obsessed with the soundtrack, so I knew the story and the music already, but it was still so new and exciting. It’s the original cast, and there are close-ups of people’s faces, so you can actually see facial expressions… it was magical. I’ve already seen it three times since it came out. 🙈
On Friday evening I went to Grand Rapids to see my sister and her boyfriend before they headed back to Colorado, and my cousins came up as well. It was really nice to socialize again (we were all outside and I wore a mask), but to be honest it gave me too much anxiety. I think I’m going to keep self-quarantining with Sean for a while, even if it means saying no to social opportunities.
This weekend we’ve been doing a lot of projects around the house. We’re repainting the floor on the porch, so we had to scrape all of the existing peeling paint off… which was a much bigger project than we expected. We started on Saturday and… we’re still prepping the surface for paint. But it will be worth it once it’s done!
Sean also scraped the popcorn ceiling out of the entryway this weekend, because we’re having people come out this week to refinish the hardwood floors in the sunroom and entryway. We figure we should do the ceiling before the floors are redone in case things drip onto it (which they have!).
Sean and I took the day off today, so we’re heading to Grand Rapids to get some plants from my grandma’s yard. She was really into gardening, so family members have been taking plants from her yard before the house is listed so we can continue her legacy. We of course will be taking things strategically so there aren’t giant holes in the landscaping; that’s the one rule: you can only take things if it doesn’t look like you’ve taken anything out once you’re done!