I'm home from work. Usually I'm a vegetable when I get home, but tonight I'm thinking I should try to do a few things. I didn't water my plants on Sunday, so that needs doing. And also I'd like to spend 15 minutes on the dreaded pile (my New Year Resolution).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
I ended up getting into a long (and enjoyable) discussion with two of my neighbors. On the plus side, I'm ready for bed. Maybe I can get something done in the morning?
to do:shoppingget photosread ad manualrsvp
I've been blessed with an overload of people needing me and needing me to do things for them. My reaction is to feel overwhelmed. I'm happy that I've been staying fairly conscious in the midst of it. Being part of this forum kept me on track several times in the last couple days. Thank you!
today:finish first draft for Orevise latest overview for BCBSvisit M & B at hospitalfinish capture for J
A close friend's son tried to kill himself Sunday. It puts things in perspective. I'm prone to think my life is hard. It also reminds me that I need to keep focused on people in my life rather than tasks that need to be done.
Got a little off track... and I'm avoiding the frogs. Maybe I'll mix 'em in with my lunch.
Focus: invite, then type up review, dishes, eat lunchNext CI: 1 pm
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillDo phone log itemsSend email re: rentCall in refillSort mailBreak down steps for reportTalk to A re: reviewOrder new business cards
To do:Type up inviteFinish reviewType up reviewUpdate equip listReg SCC (started)F/u Friday meetingSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill)Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bRespond PK re: stagingDishes
Tonight:Bank (dep cash & checks)
Tomorrow:Pay DC billFax reg & give to G
Friday:Pay visa billPay sprint bill?
N/a:Fill out waiver
Focus: finish reg, then reviewNext CI: 12 pm
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillDo phone log itemsSend email re: rentCall in refillSort mailBreak down steps for reportTalk to A re: review
To do:Finish reviewType up reviewUpdate equip listReg SCC (started)F/u Friday meetingOrder new business cardsPay DC billPay visa billSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill)Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bRespond PK re: stagingDishes
5 hours dissertation work. See new therapist.
I had hoped for 6, but I got up too late. :( Well, I have to go with the "perfectly imperfect" little-by-slowly.
I could use some prayers about the therapist. Feeling quite worried. A lot is going on lately and I'm worried she'll judge me and judge a bunch of stuff going on in my life . . .
"It's none of my business what you think of me, but my very life [sobriety] depends on what I think of you." Love that quote.
Have a nice day, everyone.
It's so hard to find a good therapist - I hope this one works out for you.
Best of luck with the new therapist. Assuming this is for counseling, not for physical therapy or something -- if she does judge you, I recommend changing therapists! You deserve help & support, and being judged isn't going to do that. (Not that a physical therapist should be judging you either, come to think of it. . .)
Hope all goes well.
Trying to get out of here. I'm late!
Still not doing well, and can't figure out why. I have so much to do for work, and I'm literally screening phone calls for current and prospective clients. It's a big thing to go thru to hire an employee in this (and probably most) state, and if would waste as much time as just doing things myself. Today I'm going to break things down into hourly bites, just to try something new. You'll see if it works when I do.10-11: sweep workshop floor, take truck to neighbor's, cover one section of work project, change tire on car11-12: go to bank and post office, feed dog, call client about his project, vacuum sand, another section of work project, finish today's list
On track so far...
Focus: Break down steps for report, talk to ANext CI: 10:45
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillDo phone log itemsSend email re: rentCall in refill
To do:Break down steps for reportType up reviewTalk to A re: reviewUpdate equip listFill out waiverF/u Friday meetingPay DC billPay visa bill
Gradually getting back into the caffeine habit now that I'm back on my regular schedule . . . not a good thing but not horrible I guess. I'm keeping it to a half cup in the mornings so far.
Same scheduling issues as yesterday, the s/w install may or may not happen today. I didn't really accomplish as much as I had hoped yesterday, mainly because this visio diagram is a mofo. I didn't include the learning curve for this product in my planned time, so I haven't made alot of progress but I have really been working on it a good bit. This is an opportunity to improve my planning skills and work on my New Years resolution of making realistic plans.
X - gymX - bankX - read email (30 min actual)X - daily planning (30 min actual) - organize email GTD style - 30 min - s/w install OR review linux install plan - 3 hours - register myself for TLI - Jan 15 budget - little projects (server remove, pev2 remove) - 30 min - finish frickin visio diagram - 2 hrs - laundry/dishes - 30 min - dinner - 1 hr. - TV time - 2 hrs.
American Idol starts tonight. I don't watch much TV but I confess to being a huge fan of this show. It's a family event, we all watch together and my daughter's best friend usually comes over to watch too. It's a big water cooler discussion show at work too. So I don't feel too guilty about it as it's a social thing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
"Some day suck less than others, and that's what keeps me going" - D A Deeb
s/w install is a go for today, yay - been working on this most of the day. Could have done a little more multi-tasking instead of sitting here watching the cd load and daydreaming, but the s/w is the most important thing. It's taken longer than expected, like everything else I plan :) but it's going.
I'm taking a sick day today, to keep my ear-nose-throat bug from turning into laryngitis. Needing to take it easy, but not needing to spend the day in bed & able to do non-strenuous stuff.
So, here are some things I could do today:
fold lots of laundrywrite thx. notesbalance checkbooksort The Pilepay billsemail M.write to S.look for missing music binderplay through songsread about m.a. techniques
None of these are things I HAVE to do today. So I figure if I get any of them done, I'm entitled to feel smug about it, right?
Aargh! I sorted The Pile, and found an unpaid bill that I would have sworn I had paid before leaving for vacation. Now I'm late on it. Dang it!
I hate when I find nasty surprises hidden in The Pile. I think it becomes a cycle. . . next time around I'm more anxious about tackling it for fear of what might be in there. So I'm more likely to procrastinate on it. So when I do tackle it I'm more likely to find something forgotten/late. . . which is a nasty surprise, etc.
Oh well, at least I got it sorted and the bill paid, when I could have sat around reading my book, so I guess that's the bright side.
Falcon, I got a pit when I read "The Pile". I wish I could not relate. The late bill is also all too familiar. Good job taking it on and moving in the right direction!
Me too, me too. It's my worst problem. I started working on it, and it's already building up again.
Basically slept all day yesterday, missing work. Not good.
Still tired today.
Here, and trying to move slowly and deliberately.
Focus: Breakfast, pill, phone logNext CI: 9:45
To do:Eat breakfastTake pillDo phone log itemsBreak down steps for reportUpdate equip listSend email re: rent
I commit to using Instant Boss today.
Is this a tool?
I like this one: it definately is better than the timer I have been using. Thanks, Scarlett, Journey!
I hope it works for you! It is helpful for me, when I remember to use it!
Instant Boss is a downloadable timer/reminder thingy that runs on your computer. I don't use Instant Boss but I use a timer which is a similar concept I think.
Good morning!To start the day:Breakfast (DONE)--Wasted about 45 minutes webflipping, now I'm going to be late to lab. Stoopid me.read background article (DONE)Finish rough essay on high-performance computing (do more research if necessary) (DONE)Deal with email (DONE)Walk to lab
In lab.Have taken care of a few chores (made interview travel arrangements, cancelled appointment)Big ol' plan for the rest of the day:1)Work in lab until 4:402)Go pick up library book3)Psych expt 5-64)Go running,shower 6-75)Watch movie, eat dinner with friends 7-96)Walk home 9-9:307)Revise and submit DOE essays, 9:30-11:30
Specific plan for lab:1)Figure out how edge weights are computed now, look at distribution (until 1:15) (DONE)2)Brainstorm ideas for how to change edge weights (until 1:45 or 2) (DONE)--Short break, email A (DONE)3)Try out 2 different ideas: plot weights, run code, look over results, do GO analysis of results (until 3:30 or 4) (DONE, except I decided GO analysis of results didn't make much sense at this point)--Short break, take a short walk, maybe have a snack (DONE)4)Print out interesting journal articles 5)If time, start cleaning up computer desktop (DONE)My lab stuff today is pretty interesting, so I hope I'll be able to stay on track!
OK, I had a really productive afternoon in lab, did my psych experiment, went to the gym, went to dinner and movie...then came home and just wasted time. I talked to friends, which was fun (and certainly much better than websurfing, which generally leaves me blue), but I need to get my DOE app done!Plan: Revise POS essay (30 min)Call friend to ask for feedback on supercomputing essay, revise it (30-60 min, depending on what she says)And I'll finish the other one in the morning.Check back in when I finish each revision!
Done revising the supercomputers essay, and started revising the program of study essay. Almost done for the night!
Finished revising POS essay. Also did most of my revisions of 3rd essay...I have 2 sentences left to fix in the morning, I plan to have the application submitted by 8am.
water xmeds xwalk xshower xfaceabstractcalendar Xelectricianxcarpenterxclear desk in progress...taxeslaundryplan dinnergratitude listbig bookstep 4
Today was not a wash, but I got sucked into Helix again for large swaths of time. This evening has been the deadline for getting my son's college applications off, and it has been funny, painful, anxiety filled and exhausting for all of us. I just found out that the financial aid applications are due by February 1st! I won't have my w2 information by then!
I have been suffering insomnia lately, and I am hoping that tonight will be less disruptive. I think that I will have to burn the midnight oil until the application suppliments are fully edited and submitted: I would dearly like to go to bed instead.
Good things that happened today: walked to and from workcleared a space on my deskimplemented Instant Boss THANK YOU SCARLETT AND JOURNEY!found a nice present hugely on sale for next Christmasmade a tasty healthy dinnernegotiated a peace treaty between my son and my husband for play/reward timecalled in a laundry requestdrank watermade a gratitude listtook back my life one ten minute segment at a time
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