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Saturday 7 August 2010

Welcome to Saturday

Lets all have a good weekend with more done than thought about.

Remembering that when everything is said and done often more is said than done.



I have a ton to do. so I need to start now

1. make list of areas 2. go through, and reorganize.  3. start labeling  4.  tables  5.  mb from h  6. ....clths   well, that will be a good start

Which works better- long or short lists?

Short lists feel less overwhelming but with long lists I don't feel like I'm forgetting so much. I keep a longer list on paper and on the desktop to pull from but, so far, that created an out of sight, out of mind situation. I'll see how this goes...


  • reply Martha
  • email Alison
  • email Debbie
  • email Lori
  • email Christi
  • email items to Catherine
  • email Becky about "Well Trained Mind" for Jena
  • email re/ lunchboxes
  • email re/ WRAT test sheets
  • print out Franky's SA
  • print out tax docs
  • print articles for Dad  =)
  • print out ES addresses
  • spreadsheet - new students
  • compile to do notes - new families
  • check off PO items
  • submit new POs
  • order Oak Meadows for Chloe
  • look through new student paperwork
  • gather paperwork for Avis
  • send reminder email about drop slips, listserve, test prep, etc.
  • pull together RS, WPs, novel study questions, etc.
  • call Overbys, Braatzes and Longleys
  • email or call Villagomezes
  • finish replying to work email
  • log in computer info.
  • package up phone
  • prep grad packets
  • pay bills
  • make STRS decision and mail in paperwork
  • decide on new phone plan
  • water lawn
  • put together overall home plan/budget
  • write more thank you notes
  • work in LR, BR, office, garage and yard
  • take car in to Honda
  • mail phone, bills, paparwork to Avis, taxes, materials to families

re: long or short

I vote for short!  

I like to have a list just for today, but I also keep a running list of everything I need to do in Remember the Milk, but you could keep the "long" list anywhere as long as it's a trusted system that you review on a regular basis.


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard


3:28 PM: Not feeling great today. Having focus issues, as usual. Looking forward to spending most of the evening with the kids, though, so I want to get some work done first.

Goal 1: 3:45 - 5:15 PM: 2 complicated cases. I need to get these finished. Any spare time I will use to catch up on short caes.

Back to report.

5:44 PM: Completed all I could of both. Some followup will be needed Monday. Did not have time to work on short cases, but there's always tomorrow.

Vic 8/6

 7.Show up (done) #7 in how to love yourself says:Be loving to your negatives
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new positive ways to fulfill those needs. So, lovingly release the old negative patterns.Doing coda stuff grateful I can show up here.

re: be loving to your negatives

I love that!  Thanks. 

'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

Scribbler's CI

Mostly fun today. Planning to go tubing with the kids. I do need to spend some time practicing, because this three hour show tomorrow is looming in a very scary way. I have to learn one new cover song, rewrite one of my originals, and polish four more songs that I know more or less. All this while entertaining kids and being gone most of the day. Better get to it. Thanks for being here. Hope you're all well. Scribbler

kromer 10:50 CI

Busy day today! I have a huge backlog from the week...I know I won't be able to clear all of it, but I'd like to make as good progress as possible.

MITs for today are:
*RNA extraction (working on this now)
*Followup reading for ChIP (as much as possible, will work on this in gaps)
*Figure out what's wrong w/ QC script(made really good progress on this)

Other tasks are:
*ckit reading (+ type up what I learned)
*Outline of prelim expts
*Ref mgmt, deal w/ email

I have about 1hr 45 min to work now, then I'm going to lunch w/ a friend at 1, then I'm going to stop by goodbye party for summer student, then go back to lab.

OK, going to start by trying to figure out what's wrong w/ QC script. 

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the phone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I did today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Made program phone calls

3. Prayer and meditation

4. Went to the 9:45 telephone CLA meeting

5. Put out some Al-Anon literature for today

Things I plan to do today

1. Eat breakfast

2. Make bed

3. Wash dishes

4. Put up more literature

5. Clear the couch

6. Put more books together

7. Clear the tables

8. Clear the floor

9. Do hair

10. Empty the two storage boxes

11. Cut onions and put jalepeno peppers together

12. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

13. Post Al-Anon literature for the week

14. Eat lunch

15. Eat dinner

16. Take shower

17. Get dressed

18. Go to buy food from a friend

19. Read 12-Step literature

20. Get numbers caught up.

21. Go to the 2:30 telephone CODA meeting

22. Call my DA Sponsor

24. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

24. Do my creative writing

25. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight.

26. Eat snack

28. Work on my Second Step

That's all I have

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails
Out to DA meeting and some shopping on way
Took part constructively in meeting (it was a business meeting and I kept my mouth shut)
Home and filed mail which needs attention in business hours
Phoned new contact and arranged social meeting
Phoned friend to arrange meeting - she was out
Checked off items I had bought on list to take abroad

Rest - I'm tired and I've achieved a lot
Check over lists of to do and to take
Think what to do re friend going into hospital and other meeting up with other friend
Plan week

Regards Rexroth