Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
I’m currently in the process of shifting my wake-up time back to an hour earlier (which means, I am also shifting my bedtime accordingly). I’d generally call myself a morning person (I like mornings!) but getting up is still hard for me. I recently mentioned that I was struggling with hitting the snooze button, and this week I was determined to start nipping that nasty habit in the bud.
I know plenty of people who do not feel ready to work out right after they roll out of bed, but I always feel so accomplished when my workout is done first thing in the morning. Some people in my Streakers365 group are early risers, too, so I decided to just use them as inspiration to shift my morning routine back a little bit, maybe join them for some classes, and slow down my mornings in the process. When do you get up? Do you workout before work?
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I also had my mid-year performance review this week. Well, it’s more like a casual check-in to see how things are going type of meeting, no actual performance is reviewed or rated. But it was good to check in with my supervisor (our bi-weekly meetings had been derailed a bit lately due to fieldwork, travel, and annual leave) and to hear some positive feedback: he is very happy with my work and my independent work ethic. I also know – even though he didn’t say it explicitly – that he’s already figured out that I am a dependable person because he has asked me for a few favors here and there, probably because he knew I’d willingly say yes. While I like to be thought of as dependable, I have to be careful that I am not being taken for granted (it’s often a fine line).
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This morning, I strolled through the aisles of Trader Joe’s and saw a young woman load up her cart with at least 20 (?) jars of the newly restocked Brazil Nut Body Butter. Now, I have heard the high praises of it before. It’s been repeatedly compared to the much pricier Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream (not that I have ever bought that and would be able to compare), and it also apparently sells out like hot cakes. So, needless to say, I snatched a jar to finally figure out what they hype is about.
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I mentioned in my weekly Run Down that I rode my bike to the local Farmers Market last Saturday. I really want to do this more often this summer. The Farmers Market in Midtown has grown a lot post-pandemic. What used to be a small parking lot operation now spans five blocks. There are produce stands, of course, but also other food and drink stands, music, and quite a few other different vendors of plants, handmade items, and art. I like the diversity. It was fun to walk around. However, I was shocked how much the prices have gone up. You know I appreciate a good, homemade bread but loaves for $13 were a bit hard to stomach (I went home and baked my own).
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No update on the tile saga this week. We haven’t heard anything since the landlord was here 10 days ago. Who’s suprprised? Not me.
How’s your week been?