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 from the week.
The Week in Review
Sean and I have been slowly recovering from our friends’ wedding this weekend. We were a lot more social than we normally are—we went out with our college friends Friday evening, had breakfast with them Saturday morning, went to the wedding Saturday afternoon and evening, and then got breakfast again for the World Cup final on Sunday. Wowza, it was a lot (but so fun!).
I’ve been getting back into keto, so the week has included a lot of meal prepping. We’ve become grill fanatics since we’ve moved, so brats and grilled veggies have become a staple for us. It’s a little exhausting to restart keto, but I know it will be worth it once I’m used it again!
I’ve been continuing Couch to 10k, which is on my July Goals and is part of my 101 in 1001: Take 2 list. I’ve been trying to combine it with Stanley’s morning walk, but for whatever reason he HATES going for a run with me now. Even the 5-minute warm-up walk. He just stops and sits down on the sidewalk and has none of it. Any runners / dog lovers have any tips?
I’ve also finally made a plan to tackle ReQueue in CoSchedule. I’ve been using it already, but not well, so I’m committing some time every week to go through my analytics and add in more posts. I do this already at work, so it’s time to start doing it with my blog!
I also just looked and realized I’ve been a paying CoSchedule customer since October of 2014. That’s so crazy!
Sean and I checked out another new-to-us restaurant in Kalamazoo on Friday: Maru Sushi. We’re big sushi fans, and Maru was so good. Unfortunately it’s a little pricey, so in the future it’s going to be reserved for special occasions.
Other than that, we’ve been continuing to do work around the house. Sean finished up our compost bins, and now we’re starting to gather ideas of how to dress up the front and back yards. We’re also switching all of our light switches and outlets so they’re white and match. It’s the little things!
If you want to be more environmentally friendly but don’t know where to begin, start with these 5 easy steps.
So so so important. 3 signs you should check in on your neighbor.
I really appreciated this essay on experiencing racism as a mixed-race person.
“What you can afford” is all about your mentality.
I’ve been mentally planning our housewarming party, so this insight will be really helpful.
So smart! Just because you’re going to the farmer’s market doesn’t mean you’re being zero waste.
I’ve been trying to exercise more, so these ideas are really helpful.
Great beginner tips on how to be more mindful.
I LOVE the Everygirl’s office!