Two weeks until Christmas! I feel surprisingly prepared - so much so that I am beginning to fret about what I MUST have forgotten to do! Today's task is Christmas cards . . . right on schedule.
This advance work is not my usual MO - I am generally rushing at the last minute but I did that last year and it really ruined the holiday for me and I vowed not to let that happen again.
|Credit: Trek Earth|
Part of my pre-holiday to do list has included planning for my trip to Thailand which I head out on the day after Christmas - I am really looking forward to this trip! Thailand has been on my "must visit list" for a few years now - we are going to Phuket and Bangkok. I always like to read books set in the place I visit while on vacation - does anyone have any good recommendations for books set in Thailand?
It's That Time of Year Again . . .
About this time last year, I wrote this post about writing reviews - performance reviews. They seem to be taking up a good portion of my work days right now and while I know they are an important element of development for our colleagues and integral to assessing performance for compensation, I really dislike writing them! After the first two, I find myself repeating the same key phrases ("partners well with others", "could be more successful if . . .") again and again. Are any of you also plagued by these reviews right now?
Immigrant Stories Challenge 2011
Immigrant Stories Challenge 2011! I am the child of immigrants and have always enjoyed reading stories about the immigrant experience. I realized that there are actual a lot of books that include an immigrant story ( I have begun a list here) and decided to design a challenge around it. I hope you will consider joining in!
You May Have Missed . . . .
Here are the reviews I have posted since the last Sunday Salon:
Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot
I Know What I Am But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Digging to America by Anne Tyler (Audiobook)
Hope you have a restful Sunday and a good week!