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 confess that I did an insane amount of mindless scrolling in the evenings this week (tell me it’s not just me!) and I didn’t like how it made me feel. I am behind on ATGIB and the other book that I am reading, and I haven’t kept up with blog reading this week either. It’s kind of comical, as I try to be so efficient with my time in the morning, fitting in my workouts before work and all, but I just felt a little “tired and lazy” in the evenings and that’s when I just waste time on my phone.
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Do you know how expensive jam has gotten? I almost fell over backward a couple of weeks ago when Bon Maman (my go-to jam) was up to $7.99 a jar at the local grocery store. Is that insanity, or what? For a jar of jam!
So imagine my elation when I was organizing my pantry after my latest grocery haul and found (loose use of the word here) some plum butter in the pantry that I must have made two summers ago. I had it on a slice of bread for breakfast this week and it was delicious. Moral of the story: there’s something to be said about doing your own canning. Maybe I should buy some fruit that is “cheap” right now and make more of my own jam?
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I really don’t want to jinx anything (cross your fingers), but for about a week or so, my blog posts have been showing up in Feedly more frequently and I’ve gotten feedback from some of you that they’ve seen my blog posts pop up in a reasonable time frame as well. Did Feedly finally fix itself??
Just FYI, I did not “change” anything recently that might have triggered this change in Feedly’s behavior. I’d really like to know what’s been going on in the dark corners of the Internet for it to work again, but hey, I’LL TAKE IT. Nobody “move”, lest we disturb the universe again. (Edit: I think I jinxed it, nothing again for three days. Sigh. Let’s see if this post will show up.)
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This week has been another excellent (read: terrible) example of bad communication. Remember that I said that a colleague had asked me about project work from 5 years ago? Three other people got involved asking me things but without explicitly refering to the files that they were asking about. People also don’t know how to check the file properties for the original author. Turns out, some of the data was not even produced by me (but might or might not have been based on some of my work?) and the four people were working on two different products (a data release and a report).
This is truly the bane of my existence. Why is it so damn hard to communicate effectively for so many people?
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Tile update! I hinted at it in my Currently post, the work in our kitchen is now scheduled for the week of August, 7th. (Yes, that’s 10 days away!) I don’t know the “details” yet and instead of communicating directly with the handyman, all communication is going through the landlords and it’s a lot of back and forth (what else is new?). But I do hope we get some more information about how it’s going to impact us (especially since I work from home and my desk is right next to the kitchen) and an estimated work completion time. At least, things seem to be finally moving.
What’s been going on in your world this week?