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 another really hard week. In addition to the world being a general dumpster fire, I had a bunch of large, urgent work projects and my grandma’s funeral. BUT, because we can all use a little lightness in our life right now, I’m going to try to focus on the positives.
(In case you needed a reminder… black lives matter. As if that should have ever really been up for debate.)
I tried to take the week one day at a time and was… moderately successful. Monday morning was really hard, but once I started crossing things off my to do list, I was feeling a bit more motivated. I even went for my first Couch to 10K run of the week!
Our new mattress also arrived on Monday. We got a Leesa Hybrid and it’s wonderful. Now that we have our new bedroom set and a new mattress, we have an actual guest room, which is really exciting! Stay tuned for a tour.
Tuesday was the funeral, so I drove up to Grand Rapids for it. I’ll have a full post about it later this week, but for now I’ll say it was both exactly as uncomfortable and not nearly as uncomfortable as I expected it to be, at the same time. It was painful, but it was also beautiful. And I’m glad that it’s over.
After the funeral, we headed to my grandma’s house for a pseudo-luncheon (because everything is closed). A few of my cousins took some of my grandma’s flowers from her garden (she loved her garden and would be really excited to know the flowers are being taken care of), and I got two of her amazing graphic sweatshirts (one is Santa on a moped) and her comforter.
Once I got home, I made some liege waffles, which are amazing. I had gotten pearl sugar for the Swedish cinnamon rolls for Sean’s birthday and realized after the fact that it’s what made liege waffles so wonderful. Highly recommend. Once I go back to the store I’m getting bacon and gruyere so I can make a copycat Taste of Belgium McWaffle.
On Wednesday, I received a random delivery in the middle of the day. A florist dropped off a GIANT potted plant. I felt bad because I was in a meeting, so when I went downstairs to accept it, I was super short with the delivery person, but it was so nice. The product program team at work (they’re in charge of the cookie program, and I work with them all quite a bit) had it sent to me because of my grandma. My coworkers are amazing. 💚
The delivery motivated me to finally become the crazy plant lady I’ve always wanted to be. Sean and I needed to go to Home Depot for something else anyway, so while we were there I picked up another six plants. Whoops! We got one for the living room, one for the porch, two for the sunroom, and two for our front steps. I’m so excited to get them all potted!
Thursday was consumed with perfecting and sending out our anti-racism statement at work. It was later in the week than I wanted, but I can appreciate where senior leadership was coming from—they wanted to be sure there were systems in place to actually change for the better, instead of just spewing rhetoric with no actual action behind it.
On Friday, I got a fun delivery—two more earrings from my coworker’s business, Ru and Lou Designs! I got a sparkly white monstera leaf, and a gold and rust colored arch design.
After work on Friday, Sean and I finally got to visit our favorite burger place in town, Nonla! They’ve been closed on and off during quarantine, and the location near us finally reopened, so we ordered curbside pickup. It was so good.
After that we went for a walk down to the park by our house. It was beautiful outside. Not terribly humid, not too hot… it was really nice.
Yesterday was a weird day. I was feeling very anxious, so I was just kind of going through the motions all day. But I did get in my third Couch to 10K run of the week, which was running for 20 minutes without stopping! I was really proud of myself once I finished. Later in the afternoon I found some energy to tidy up around the house and that helped a lot with my anxiety.