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  • Ahhhhh!!! I made it through the week (which was only 4 days long, but felt like 10), wrapped it all up, and now am free for the next 10 days! I thought this moment would never arrive.

    It's that time of year - performance evaluation time - and I had 16 employees I had to complete evaluations for, from my detail in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for 8 months earlier in the year, before I left for the position I'm currently in, at the end of July.

    A week ago, I was doubtful that I'd get them all done before now, which would have meant I'd have to do them while I was in vacation. That would have kind of defeated the point of vacation. That would have been a complete and total bummer.

    I really hate doing evaluations, so I'd put it off to the point of panic. But once I fully entertained the dreadful threat that if I didn't start doing something quickly, I'd be working through vacation, I mustered an extra level of energy to plow through them all, and now I'm really free! Yay!

    We have the season's opening hockey game to go to tonight. The best way to get over a disappointing end to your baseball team's season is to dive into a brand, spanking new hockey season. I am so there!

    Tomorrow, I'll be on the road early, Woodstock-bound (Connecticut) - a perfect time to be driving into New England, for fall leaves and all. I am totally ready for a good road trip, followed by a great weekend retreat in what's become one of my favorite places on the earth - the Senexet House.

    Life rocks!
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