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! It’s crazy to think how close we are to the end of May. Things are moving!
Here are the scratches for the week. I’ve included some more photos at the end, because I’m finally getting better about photographing everyday life. Now if only I could remember to consistently post about these things on social media…
The Week in Review
This week was crazy busy! I could argue for that being good or bad — I haven’t fully decided which yet. It started out with two long days at the office. I worked 10 hours on Monday and 11.5 hours on Tuesday! But that meant that I only needed to work 3 hours total on Friday, so I’ll take it! The perks of being an hourly employee…
On Monday, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled a new PSA video narrated by Queen Latifah (love!) that gives me all the feels. Whenever I get frustrated at work now, I just have to watch the 60-second clip and I feel better again.
Tuesday was Girl Scout Spirit Day! We were encouraged to dress up in our Girl Scout Gear, including Girl Scout Green, and post photos of it on social media. I wore my favorite green JCrew pants (see the photo below of me with our senior leadership team!). They aren’t available in the same green any more, but the colors they do have are certainly on my short list. They’re so comfortable!
Oh, and I got myself the best 52-cent purchase ever: a Girl Scout patch with Barack Obama on it. Yes, please!
After work on Tuesday, I got to go to Build a Bear Workshop for the first time in at least a decade! There’s this amazing Brownie troop (2nd and 3rd graders) in the Cincinnati area who sold more than 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this year (what?!) and decided to donate half of their troop proceeds to Camp for Every Girl, a Girl Scouts of Western Ohio initiative that helps girls go to camp. They also wanted to go to Build a Bear because there’s a new Girl Scout S’mores bear available. Naturally, I got myself one after their party!
The rest of the week was spent catching up on chores and trying to sell more stuff on Facebook. It’s exhausting!
On Friday I finished the Protector of the Small book series, which was one of my two goals for the month! I’m glad that I read them (even though they weren’t the books I read when I was younger, like I thought… whoops!), and now I’m excited to go through some of the books I own and get rid of them once I’m done reading them! It’s on my 101 in 1001: Take 2 list to get rid of 25 books I own, so it’s time to crank that out! First up: What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self. Though to be honest, this one might come to work with me since it’s all stories of inspiring women.
On Friday evening Sean and I went to Darkness Brewing (as usual) and we each got a Man on the Moo Milk Stout Float. It’s their classic Man on the Moo milk stout, with two scoops of local soft-serve ice cream in it! Yum.
And finally, I’m getting ready for GDPR this Friday. I don’t want to say a whole ton about it, because it’s a big legal topic that I’m not suuuuper familiar with, but I’ve installed this plugin that I’m really enjoying. It’s expensive, but it’s pretty intuitive and user-friendly!
I’m getting better at remembering to save links to share in Sunday Scratches! We’ve got a pretty big round-up this week:
I loved this post on how to feel at home with yourself. Because you’re not at home 24/7 (though that sounds pretty wonderful), so you need to have the right headspace to be comfortable with yourself!
I always struggle with remembering to be grateful, but this might be the inspiration I need.
This roundup by Amber is so good! I need to get better about intentional self-care.
Yesssssss. Rent your dreams before you buy them! You never know, your dream might actually be terrible IRL.
This post is so good. Your life does not have to follow a certain timeline.
Yes yes yes yes. How to help yourself stay focused and avoid distractions.
We need to stop making judgements! Seriously, it’s bad for your mental health.
I love this so much. The Love Story I Never Thought to Tell.
Om nom nom. Build your own ombre mimosa bar. Excited to do this over the summer!
If you’re feeling burnt out or like you need some inspiration, try doing nothing. No, really.
And finally, I just made my own zero waste kit! This was a really helpful piece of inspiration. Mine has a reusable container and lid, a water bottle, a coffee cup, a fabric napkin, and a reusable tote. I would put a reusable straw in there, too, but mine are all glass and I don’t want them to break!