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 been a few weeks since I’ve posted a roundup, but I’m excited to get back into them! Here are the scratches from the week.
The Week(s) in Review
Sean and I have done quite a bit over the last few weeks! Most notably, we finished our office bookshelves! It was such a big project that we were spending almost all of our free time on it. It was really nice to not have to do any work on them this weekend.
Last weekend for Memorial Day, Sean’s parents flew to Michigan to celebrate Sean’s birthday! They saw the house right after we moved in, so it was fun to get to show them all of the work we’ve done in our first year here.
We hit up a few of our favorite places in town, like Bell’s, Maru, Gonzo’s, and Kalamazoo Candle Company, in addition to checking out new-to-us places like Beer Exchange and Principle. They were only here Friday morning through Monday morning, but it’s always nice to see them, even if it’s for a short trip.
This past week was a bit stressful at work, as Dayton was hit with a record number of tornadoes on Monday. Luckily no one was at our Dayton office, and while we had to close the building for the entire week, no extensive damage was done to the building itself. Unfortunately, the surrounding trees weren’t so lucky.
On a happier note, I had more visitors this weekend! My sister-in-law Lesley was visiting for a wedding in town, so she stayed with us Thursday and Friday nights. Her friend Amy, whom I met at Dan and Lesley’s wedding, also stayed with us on Friday.
Sean and I went to see Detective Pikachu on Friday evening, while Lesley and Amy were at the rehearsal dinner. I highly recommend it! Even if you aren’t familiar with Pokemon, it’s a fun movie for all ages. My only complaint: not enough Eevee.
After the movie, we met up with Lesley and Amy at Arcadia for a few drinks. It was nice to visit again, especially with the uncertain future of the brewery.
Then yesterday my parents came to town to celebrate Sean’s birthday! (So many visitors!) We got to show them the bookshelves, and then headed to Gonzo’s for a late lunch. The weather was surprisingly beautiful (we’ve had so. much. rain lately) so we got to enjoy the sun on the patio.
Today I’m going to be recovering from all of the guests we’ve had. Lots of laundry and cleaning to do! And on Tuesday I’m headed to camp for work—I can’t wait!
Around the Web
I got the new Chris Loves Julia filter pack for A Color Story and I’m obsessed. Excuse me while I use them on all of my photos.
You shouldn’t feel the need to explain yourself or apologize for taking photos for Instagram. Do 👏🏻 what 👏🏻 makes 👏🏻 you 👏🏻 happy. 👏🏻
I definitely need to practice being confident.
Goodbye, Sunday Scaries!
This was a really interesting take on cultural appropriation.
The smartest laundry detergent hack.