Tuesday was unproductive for different reasons, but our CEO took the agency’s Leadership Team to lunch, and at least we got out of the office and the food we good.
|This was an appetizer. I’d have been fine with it all by itself!|
Wednesday was a day for catching up from Monday and Tuesday. Thursday was broken up by meetings.
On Friday, I assigned some work to the new staff member who started in our office two weeks ago, and I was pleased to learn that I can finally share my month-end closing responsibilities! One reason I’ve been too hands-on with too much at work is that I haven’t really had anyone reporting to me with the background to take on some of my tasks without A LOT of training–and yes, training is part of my job as a supervisor, but I’m better at it when my trainee is not a total beginner. Now that I have someone qualified, I may find letting some things go is easier than I expected.
My mother-in-law is visiting for the weekend–we’re decorating for Christmas and celebrating Spencer’s 16th birthday.
|The tree awaits its finery. (Spoiler: it’ll be OK, but not especially “fine”)|
I think the combination of work stress, holiday preparations, and a lot of face time with people this week caught up to me yesterday. I took an after-dinner, before-bed nap…and I do not regret it. Sure, I was awake later than usual after I actually went to bed, but that second wind let me make a huge dent in my Feedly backlog and start drafting this post.
Reading, ‘Riting, Thinking
It’s been a terrible week for reading with my eyes, but a good one for audiobooks. Right now I’m thinking that after today’s tree decorating is done, I’d love to be able to do some review writing, but I’ll see if I still feel that way when the time comes.
There are a few topics for #AMonthofFaves that I’d like to respond to–even though it’s nearly half over and I’ll get the days all wrong–and I hope to get some of those posts written up this week. On a related note, I’m starting to think about my Year in Review and Books of the Year wrap-up posts, but as has been my habit for a few years now, I probably won’t actually publish any of those till after January 1st.
I’m thinking about dumping book ratings next year. I haven’t included them in my last few reviews.
And some of you know I’ve been thinking about this for well over a year, but I may finally be ready to move from “thinking” to “planning” on moving the blog to self-hosted WordPress sometime between now and my ninth blogiversary on March 16, 2016. (Getting on record with a target date seems like the logical next step in the process, doesn’t it?)
What’s on your mind–and your agenda–today?