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! Here are the scratches for the week.
This week was rough. I know it feels like that’s been the case all year, because, yunno, 2020, but this week was just a lot. There was more senseless killing brought about by racism, half the country is on fire, the other half is under water… and with the death of Chadwick Boseman, it’s confirmed that this is the darkest timeline.
(I mean, we knew this was the darkest timeline when Tom Hanks announced he had COVID, but more and more evidence just keeps piling up.)
But let’s try to focus on the positives from this week instead of the never-ending negatives!
I went to the grocery store on Monday, and after a mentally and emotionally draining day, I impulse-bought some amaretto to make amaretto sours (or is it sour amarettos?). It was my favorite cocktail in my early 20s and it was such a comfort to have them again. And I’ve pretty much had Sweetest Girl stuck in my head all week.
On Tuesday, I got an exciting email: a book that I had pre-ordered, Majesty, was available early! It’s the sequel to one of my new favorite books, American Royals, which tells the story of today’s heirs to George Washington, if he had become king instead of president.
I was intending to read through my long list of library books, but when the book gods bless you with an early release of one of your most-anticipated books of the year, you drop everything for it. I’m currently rereading American Royals (which I bought earlier this year in preparation for this moment) and will start Majesty as soon as I’m done!
Not too much happened during the second half of the workweek, but on Friday my parents came down to visit! We planned the visit a while ago so all four of us (me, Sean, my mom, and my dad) could self-quarantine for two weeks leading up to the visit, and it was so nice to be able to spend time with people again.
We went to an antique store in town where my dad found a latch piece that he’d been hunting for. We always enjoy going to this store because they have large signs in their front window that give me hope for humanity again.
We also stopped into some shops on the Kalamazoo Mall, picking up a few things to support some local businesses. (I got two new masks: one with planets and one with dinosaurs!) It was really nice to be able to be out of the house, and there weren’t too many people out so we could keep our distance from everyone very easily.
My parents left yesterday afternoon so we’re planning to spend the rest of the weekend relaxing, cleaning, and meal prepping. Then back to reality tomorrow!