Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
As mentioned in my “Currently”-post, NaBloPoMo is upon us. Every year, I think I’ll drum up some excitement and find participants early and make it a “thing again”, and every year, November sneaks up on me as if I didn’t know that after October comes November. As always, I’ll take the challenge and will post 30 blog posts in 30 days. As always, you’re invited to join me (via the above link). It’s a totally casual, no-pressure invitation, but I’d love to read more from you this coming month if you’re up for it. Come on, what else do you have to do. It’s not like you’re going anywhere this holiday season. (Ha. Not funny, I know.)
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I had my annual performance review this week and it went really well. I am glad to hear that my supervisor – and the other project managers that I work for – are happy with my (remote) work and what I have accomplished in the last year (especially considering the situation we’ve all been finding ourselves in since March). It was reassuring to know that progress was made, deadlines were met, and things were accomplished, and that everybody was able to stay productive during these trying times.
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4 days until election day. I know I sound like a broken record, but please vote. I think I know that many of you already have, but we need every last person to participate in this election this year. It’s too important to sit this one out. Here’s a reminder on how to vote in every state. At this point, you’ll have to make sure to find your local election office and vote in person. Stand in line, if you must. Bring a chair, bring a book, bring breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you waited until now, this is what you’ll have to do to make your voice heard. Don’t let them turn you away.
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Here’s your reminder that we’ll change clocks this weekend. I am always on “alert” for that because Germany usually changes clocks one or two weeks earlier than we do (which temporarily “throws off” the
phone FaceTime schedule I have with my family), so I am always prepared that it’s coming. At least, we gain an extra hour of sleep. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t need this right now!
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Are you “doing” something for Halloween? I am not expecting any trick-or-treaters (or, should I say, I am not planning to participate in any activities) and I am hoping that our neighborhood (which is very popular for Halloween) will not be crowded with people. I understand that it sucks for kids, but I also hope people stay sensible and find some other, more socially distanced activities closer to their home.