Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Hi friends, how are you doing? Any withdrawal symptoms from NaBloPoMo? Or are you mostly relieved the pressure is off? I must say that NaBloPoMo always gives me a little blogging boost, but I am also ready to ease back into a little bit of a slower pace over here. I’ll definitely be checking your blogs, just so you know.
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We got rain yesterday (and will get more throughout the weekend) and yes, the saga of how thrilled we are about rain here in California never ends. If we could just get it in small, steady increments over the next couple of months, that would be ideal (fill the reservoirs, build up the Sierra snowpack, NOT cause flooding, thankyouverymuch).
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I had a long, super-nice talk with a new colleague this week (when I was in the office) and it reminded me how imperative it is to get together with people in person. As much as I love working from home (don’t ever want to give this up again), I would have never had this personal interaction with him, if we hadn’t both been in the office. It’s still the only way to really build a rapport with people. I was saying how we should nudge our supervisor to encourage more social interaction within our group (as there are a lot of people who don’t really know each other yet).
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Tech hack of the week: I am sure all of you – with an iPhone – know that you can AirDrop files to your computer. Old news, but super-handy, right?! But did you also know that you can AirDrop links and your computer will open them in a new browser tab? I find/bookmark a lot of links on my phone and then always have to send the link to my email, so I can open it on my laptop. This makes things so much easier. If you all knew that already, carry on and let me bathe in my new-found knowledge.
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I am planning to knock a few holiday to-dos off my list this weekend. It’s all about getting organized and then executing, amirite? My Secret Santa Package is going out today (have you mailed yours? It’s ok, I’ll give you a few days of a grace period! Just want to make sure everybody gets their swap before Christmas!) and our photo cards came in the mail today (hooray!), so I can start mailing them out, too. It’s especially imperative to get the international cards on their way! I also have to work hard on the photo book that I am trying to give as a gift for Christmas and I am hoping to bake the first batch of Christmas cookies. Oh, and set up the tree. Do you think I can do it all?
What are you up to this weekend?