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.
The temperatures dipped again this week (it technically snowed on Thursday, but none of it stuck), but the sunshine and longer days are giving me so much life.
It also really helps that things are slowing down a bit at work. Our current projects are already underway, and with summer coming up, there are just fewer things we need to prep for. Excited for some breathing room for the first time in 16 months! 🥳
That being said, we have some big staffing changes coming up that are… stressful. But we’ll make it through!
Other than work, my weekdays have been uneventful—one of our goals for the spring and summer is taking back our weeknights. We need to practice conserving our energy during the day so we’re not exhausted as soon as we sign off of work, which will enable us to do things around the house (or really anything besides ordering food and watching TV).
Since we’re not there yet (hopefully soon!), most of the updates are from this weekend. We got two things framed from Framebridge and they both arrived this week! One was a watercolor painting of Stanley that Sean got for me for my birthday this year, and the other was a Venice poster I got back in 2014! Framing and hanging the Venice poster is also #29 on my 101 in 1001 list!
Speaking of, that’s not the only thing I crossed off my list this week—we also added some barrier trees next to our porch yesterday (#36)! There’s about 7 feet of empty space between our porch and the neighbor’s side yard, which makes it feel like we’re in their yard whenever we sit out there. Now there are 4 evergreen trees that will fill in that space, which we’re really excited about!
To continue the yard work, Sean started prying up deck boards so we can square off the deck this summer. We love the look of the deck wrapping around the tree, but it isn’t practical—over the years, the tree has grown, causing the deck to warp and bubble. A bunch of the space on the deck isn’t usable, so even though we’re technically going to have less deck space when we’re done, a lot more of it will be usable.
Other than that, I’ve been spending the weekend putsing around, decluttering and wrapping up half-finished projects around the house. It feels so nice to have the energy to take care of our stuff again!