Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Yesterday Jon and I celebrated our 22nd meet-aversary and reminisced about the night when we met. To celebrate, we got Chinese takeout and ate on the couch. Haha. It’s wild around here on a regular Thursday night, let me tell you.
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Have you started decorating for fall/Halloween yet? We “cleaned up” our backyard last week as we enter – what we hope to be – rainy season. We had some sprinkles last weekend and then the temperatures soared back up to the 90s this week. Go figure. I am not feeling the fall vibes yet, but I think we might be getting some pumpkins this weekend. Maybe that will help. (I was extremely tempted at Target today to buy this super-cute ghost mug but I didn’t. I really don’t need any more – especially seasonal – mugs but it’s cute, right?)
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The topic of effective communication came up in a few different scenarios recently and to be completely honest, I am just so over it. I am trying to think of ways to improve this but I don’t know how to change other people. I almost feel like it’s a minor form of gaslighting (or at least that’s what it feels like to me on the receiving end because I start second-guessing myself, wondering if I am nitpicking – although people whom I asked for advice unanimously told me that I am not, and that communication was definitely lacking). How do you approach situations like that? Do you point out vague communication point-blank? Or, do you try to subtly encourage better communication with your response?
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Jon and I got out Covid boosters earlier this week. We jumped right on it when they became available at our local pharmacy. I’ve also started wearing masks again when I go to the store. I’ve heard about so many new Covid cases again recently and I am hoping this booster will protect us through the colder season. Are you planning to get a booster?
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Feedly-Update: As some of you have reported to me this week, my last couple of posts seem to have shown up in Feedly on time. So, maybe Bitninja unblocking the IP addresses was the final piece of the long-drawn-out puzzle? I really think that this was something that my hosting support should have been able to identify and solve a long time ago, but I really hope we got to the bottom of it now! (Keep updating me, if you notice anything weird, please!)
How was your week?