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.
It was a short work week thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was both great and stressful. 😂 It was nice to have the day off, though, so I could focus on myself—something I desperately needed to do.
My biggest priority for my day off was to finally start the cross-stitch kit I got back in November! It’s on my 101 in 1001 list to learn cross-stitch, and I purchased a kit that I thought would teach me, but the instructions were… lacking. I’d been putting it off for a long time, but finally sat down on Monday afternoon with the kit and some YouTube videos and figured it out!
I’m not going to cross it off my 101 in 1001 until I complete the project I’m working on now, because it includes back-stitching, and I’d like to learn that, too. The kit is huge so it will take me a bit, but I really enjoy how stress-relieving the activity is.
The other amazing news of the week was, of course, the inauguration. I was stressed out leading up to the big day because I was sure something terrible was going to happen, but I was so happy about how easily it seemed to go. So. Much. Hope.
To celebrate, Sean and I went up to Grand Rapids to enjoy some socially distant beers with my brother, sister, and parents. It was so nice and, for a little bit there, felt normal.
Thursday and Friday were long, stressful days at work, and I just felt exhausted the whole time. Like, we got through this big, four-year-long stressful period, and my body just gave out. The weekend could not come soon enough!
Yesterday we hit up a few more places for socially distant beers with my family. It was nice, but also weird and uncomfortable still, because of how anti-social I’ve become thanks to the pandemic. I’m glad I went, but I’m also looking forward to staying in my house and not seeing anyone for at least another two weeks.