I fell asleep at 10pm and forgot to check in. My husband woke me a few minutes ago to ask me a question and I remembered that I didn't check in. Here is how I did.
[x] Oral care
[x] Dress to shoes
 Clean house before parents arrive (parents are coming tomorrow)
 Take teen son to barber for haircut (will take him in the morning)
[x] Take teen daughter to salon
 Take teen son and daughter to get senior pictures (rescheduled for tomorrow)
[x] Visit best friend for her birthday today (deliver Christmas/birthday gifts)
 Cook dinner for parents (ate leftovers; parents coming tomorrow)
[x] Take teen daughter, son and my new cell phones to store to transfer data
[x] Set alarm for 5am
[x] Set out mouthwash
On a side note, my husband said the strangest thing to me when I asked if I could use the PC to check-in (he was using it at the time). He said, "Why do you need to check-in, you don't even check-in with me." What in the world does that mean? I just ignored it and checked in anyway.
If I can't do it perfectly, I'll do it anyway. If I can't do it all, I'll do some. If I do nothing, nothing gets done."I don't feel like it" is a poor sacrifice for your dreams.
Sounds like he didn't know what you meant by that. :)
I've been very open and forthcoming about my activity on this forum. I've explained check-ins and have even read a few of mine to him (though he wasn't a bit interested). He wasn't excited for me when I first told him about my discovery of this forum. Each time I find something I think will work (books, messages boards, TM systems, Flylay, etc.) I usually fail. With each failure he has become more and more jaded. So when I told him about PA, his attitude was like, "Whatever; it's just another waste of time." I'm use to his negative attitude. I'd be frustrated too if I were him. We've been together 19 years and things haven't changed much since the beginning of our marriage. But, I always have a hope that someday God will lead me to my recovery in this area of my life. I can't give up on me (I've tried, but something always calls me back to the quest).
I understand his statement last night was a negative one. There was sarcasm all over it. The thing I don't get, is the meaning behind the sarcasm. Does he resent that I've been checking in? Does he want me to give him a list of my todo's and tada's? Is he making fun of my need to check-in? I don't get it. Actually I don't really think I wanna get it since I basically ignored him last night. Avoidance is big with me. Besides, whatever it is, I'm sure it's counterproductive.
...he's jealous? You mentioned that as you get recovery in this area, you are noticing that he has the same problem. Maybe it's more comfortable for him in some ways if you stay where he is. So he makes fun.
I'll have to think about that one.
I emptied the dish drain, washed the dishes, took out my contacts, brushed my teeth, and made up the bed. Unfortunately, I forgot to take my pills this afternoon, so I had to take the second dose now, right before bed. I don't like drinking a glass of water right before bed. :O
I should be in bed already, since I've been getting up at 6am. I'm tired. Getting ready now...
I spent several hours studying Chinese this morning. There was a bit of setup time. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to go about this - which programs, which books, what to study each day.
Then I went out to get some lunch (and breakfast for tomorrow), came back, and worked on Chinese some more. I had a job interview in the afternoon. After that I worked on Chinese a little bit more, then went out to get my mail and dry cleaning.
I'm not planning to spend every spare moment studying Chinese, but that's sort of how it worked out today. Tonight I'm going to a D.A. meeting, free time after that, then bed.
I wanted to check in yesterday, but I was so busy "doing" Christmas, I didn't get a chance to check in. I wont bother listing all the things I did yesterday. I'll just say this: everything I needed to accomplish yesterday I did accomplish. Some of the "wants" didn't get done, but that's OK.
This morning I'm feeling kind of flustered with all the things I have to do. I had some surprises thrown at me and I'm not sure how to accomplish them all.
Here's my list:
 Oral care
 Dress to shoes
 Clean house before parents arrive
 Take teen son to barber for haircut (Surprise!)
 Take teen daughter to salon (Surprise!)
 Take teen son and daughter to get senior pictures (BIG SUPRISE!!!)
 Visit best friend for her birthday today (deliver Christmas/birthday gifts)
 Cook dinner for parents
 Take teen daughter, son and my new cell phones to store to transfer data
Good morning everyone. I've been disorganized lately, so today will be a start on helping that. One big project has been nearly finished for over a week, but it seems something crops up with it each time I attempt completion, and I also get diverted to something else. The client is having medical problems, I've learned, and that's the "wakeup" to finish early this week. I have alot invested in it.
1 Took out trash
2 Heat on in workshop
3 Morning business phone calls
DONE1 Focus on that project and call client to get things he has for it
DONE3 Order supplies
DONE4 Check on an internet post for answers to a work question
DONE5 Gather holiday "junk food" and take it to a meeting tonight.
DONE6 Five minutes cleaning house
DONE7 Meditate for a few minutes (or "till it hurts")
8 Make a list of things which MUST get done this year
DONE9 Call phone co. with billing question
All for now. Have a good day.
I'm still getting up at 6am. It's still not natural (I'd oversleep without the alarm), but I'm going to sleep earlier so I'm less tired during the day. I went to sleep at 11pm last night - earliest I can remember in a long time.
I'm already showered and dressed, bed made, and I'm eating breakfast. The coffee is half chicory. When I run out of coffee (which is soon), I'm going to try switching to chicory with dandelion root (no caffeine). Steve Pavlina's article on becoming an early riser recommended getting off caffeine, and it's a good idea for me anyway because I get migraines (woke up with one this morning).
Now that I'm getting up at a regular time, I can plan my day better. After breakfast I'm going to spend an hour studying Chinese.
This afternoon at 3pm I have a phone interview for a job.
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