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 and happy November! Here are the scratches for the week.
I expected this week to be just as bad as, if not worse than, last week, but I was pleasantly surprised! At least personally, of course—the world is still a dumpster fire, but I’m managing to get through it.
Thanks to a new program being offered at work, I had introductory meetings with a new therapist and a dietician this week! I was really nervous, but I really like both of the women I was connected with, so I’m excited to get the program rolling!
I was part of a group (virtual) Halloween costume at work, which was really fun! The program and product program teams in Cincinnati planned a Schitt’s Creek costume and asked if I’d be Alexis. Naturally, I said yes, and we ended up winning the best group costume by one vote!
We’ve got a big project launching at work tomorrow, and I spent pretty much the entire week on it. I’m so proud of the work the project team has done on it. I didn’t think it was possible to launch on such a short timeline, but we’re going to! I was feeling behind by the end of the day Thursday, but by Friday morning I had realized that our new marketing coordinator had drafted everything I thought I was missing, which was such a relief.
On Thursday evening we watched the new Borat movie, and I have to say, my expectations were low (I also didn’t see the original Borat movie) but I was impressed. I’m not sure I’d say I highly recommend it—almost everyone in it is a real person not acting in character, which can be very anxiety-inducing, especially leading up to the election—but if you can handle it, I definitely recommend it! (Jeanise Jones is an American hero.)
I’ve been perfecting my Old Fashioned recipe for the past few weeks, and I’m so close. It’s one of the classic cocktails I want to memorize as part of #72 on my newest 101 in 1001 list. While I considered just finding a recipe we liked and moving on once I memorized it, I decided I really wanted to perfect it and make it our own. Whenever we’re in the mood for an Old Fashioned, I’ve been making two versions that are identical except for one slight difference so we can compare, which has made it a really fun experience!
Speaking of my 101 in 1001 list, I’ve made progress on two of my reading goals this week! I read Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han, which kicked off #82, and I read Cleopatra VII, which kicked off #85!
I’ve been feeling ahead of the game with my 101 in 1001 list, since I already have two items crossed off, but then I realized I’m 23 days in, which means I’m… exactly on track. Womp. But hey, at least I’m not behind!
Yesterday we wrapped up one of my biggest goals of the month: repainting the window trim for the outside of the kitchen windows! And just in time, because not only was it the last day of the month, but we’re also supposed to get snow today. EEP. I got the final coat of paint up on the siding of our house, and Sean and I did a trip to Menards to pick up the storm window we special ordered for the window above the sink. Once we got home, we put up the two storm windows and we crossed it off our list!
Other than that, yesterday was full of cleaning, laundry, and reading. We didn’t do anything for trick-or-treating this year (except for the trick-or-treating I did on Animal Crossing), which was a little bit of a bummer. I know it was the right move, but ugh, I yearn for normalcy.
I’m planning to continue my self-care weekend in preparation for election week, which is guaranteed to be crazy. Take care of yourself out there, and vote for Joe Biden if you haven’t already!