Well, I didn't stay very focused today, but I did manage to get some important things done, so that's good.
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pillsPay DC billPrint WC plansComment card proof (1st draft)Finish reviewCheck review deadlinesReview budget infoComment card proof (2nd draft)
Friday:Review WC plansSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill)Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bRespond PK re: stagingUpdate budget info on latest reviewTake picsPay visa billPay car loanFax reg & give to GSet next workshop date
To do:Make dinner (started)Do dishes (20 min)Sign up for auction Go to yoga class (7:30 pm)Put away clothes (10 min)
Ta da:Nothing Yet
To do: (next step)LOTF Reading (Summary and Analysis)
________________________________________________________Limits on your achievements come from what you don't do.
I've been really productive today. Now, why can't every day be like this? Part of it is that my new project is moving along now so I know what to do next, rather than having to figure out what to do at every transition.
I did my budget and it's really ugly . . .I'm behind on a couple of bills. The really sad thing is that if I get that stupid SL stuff done I should have some bucks coming my way . . .but I can't seem to get off my a$$ and the deal with all the bureaucracy to get it taken care of. I WILL work on that before I go home this afternoon - I'm much better at getting paperwork done if I stay in the office after hours and do it rather than trying to do it at home.
X - gymX - read emailX - daily planning - organize email (limit to 15 min)X - Jan 15 budget (limit to 15 min) - fill out the STUPID FORM (30 min)X - s/w install - ~ 3 hrs depending on coworkers schedule - 2 hr. actual X - finish the Visio diagram - (2 hrs.) - 3 hrs. actual - little projects as time permits X - DR/Audit meeting - 30 min. - dishes/laundry - dinner - prep for tomorrow - find keys
filled out the stupid form! didn't fax it in yet, will do that tomorrow along with some other papers that I need to get ready - but have them here in the office so should be able to do it in the am.
also submitted a medical reimbursement claim.
hope fully these things will get me back in the black before next month.
for finishing the form!
I have a lot of these to send in!
I may never understand why these things are so hard to face! But it feels so good when they are finished :D
It's astounding how easy it is for me to get off track and stay off track. (case in point, I opened p-a.org at 9 am and started this post at 11:35)
I think I'm going to do some of those pesky little things that have been hanging around my to-do list. They need doing and I hope will give me some momentum and a quick feeling of achievement.
Next CI: 12:45 pm
Ta da:Eat breakfastTake pills
To do:Print WC plansComment card proof Pay DC billSched reg. mtg w/ A (& go to landfill) Sched mtg w/ GG & n00bReview WC plansCheck review deadlinesFinish reviewRespond PK re: stagingReview budget info
Friday:Pay visa billPay car loanFax reg & give to GSet next workshop date
Under a big deadline. I worked late and made good progress, but need to get a lot done today. I also feel anxious about two conversations I need to have today, one with a business partner and one with a vendor.
client review and draft 3 for Otalk to M & Occ for next videovisit M & B at hospitalfold laundryoh yeah...self care. I'm not dropping me out today...pray, eat, shower
Have a great day!
ugh, I dread that kind of talk . .. good luck with it . . .
"Some day suck less than others, and that's what keeps me going" - D A Deeb
I completed my two conversations...one turned out to only need a voicemail. The other was a daunting conversation about going from being a contractor to a full-time employee. It's a good salary if it comes through (which would be a big change). I also have a job interview in a week for a different job. I've been self-employed for a long time. I am ready for a change and a steady paycheck.
--client review and draft 3 for O--talk to M & Occ for next videovisit M & B at hospitalfold laundry--oh yeah...self care. I'm not dropping me out today...pray, eat, shower
I completed 3 of 6. My first item took a lot more time, but went well and the client is happy. Now I am up late wrapping it up, but without the panic, drama and pain I sometimes inflict on myself.
Got off track this morning after a good workout. Started checking my finances and ended up on the phone disputing a bill . . .
to do: work 6 (now more like 5) hours go to meeting
Okay, need to focus and get back on track. :)
Have a good day, all.
Taking a 10-min web-surfing break.
To do: check back in.
My internet went down. Checking back in after my break. :)
1 snack2 brush and floss
Feeling very paralyzed today. Since I posted my mini-list, I have:
(x) 1 snacked (whole wheat crackers with cheese, Earl Grey tea, two squares of dark chocolate.)
( ) 2 brush and floss
I am filled with admiration for the simplicity and straightforwardness of your todo list! Seriously, if I set only two goals would mean there is a chance that both of them would actually get done. (great snack choice, too!)
... you have me smiling!
That was my aim for that half hour, and it took me about two hours to complete, sigh.
Today was a particularly immobile day for me. I hope that my next list reflects a bit more movement!
I have days like that, too, so take it easy on yourself. One day at a time.
buy cat foodbuy cat litterbuy groceries for mebuy nylabones for dogspay car paymentwork on list for hardware storeeye doctor
Running late today. I was going t work late in my shop, but too many locals stopped by, and I was glad to quit, and got basically lazy to turn the lights on later. I need to pay a bill today and get prepared for a blast of frigid weather this weekend.Today:(X)morning things (X)spiritual time(X) pay bill (X)do as much as I can to new work project (try to finish!!) (X)straighten house
Good morning - been putting off sending in the next form for SL AND my Jan. 15 budget. I WILL face those two things on my lunch break today. Neither of those things are extremely hard or time consuming although I am dreading the budget because I am fairly certain I will run out of money before I run out of bills this month. But it still has to be dealt with.
X - gymX - read emailX - daily planning - organize email (limit to 15 min) - Jan 15 budget (limit to 15 min) - fill out the STUPID FORM (30 min) - s/w install - ~ 3 hrs depending on coworkers schedule - finish the Visio diagram - 2 hrs. - little projects as time permits - DR/Audit meeting - 30 min. - dishes/laundry - dinner - prep for tomorrow - find keys "Some day suck less than others, and that's what keeps me going" - D A Deeb
Making lots of progress on the visio diagram. Had to actually READ the MANUAL :)Gonna take a quick break but keep working on this as I'm on a roll. back in 10.
Forgot to check in but I'm back and hard at work on my diagram. This is actually fun now that I'm getting the hang of it.
I fell asleep too early last night, so lots to do this morning!I'm quickly going to deal with email. Then, I'm going to sit down and finish changing my code. I'll commit to working on it for at least an hour; if I lose focus after that it's OK.When I stop working on code, I'll fold my laundry, get dressed, tidy my room and go to lab.
In lab now.I finished my code changes (though they're not tested yet), folded laundry, cleaned room (also wasted about 20 minutes, but at least I caught mysel)
For the rest of the day:1)Do some background reading, figure out how AMPL code works, comment/refactor (until 11ish)2)Test out code changes (until 12ish)3)Start real job with revised code4)Return library books5)Buy new gloves6)Check email, email A, email about lost recommendation letter, email about harambee curriculum7)Training class 1-38)go running9)research test datasets10)Go to harambee11)Switch rooms12)Take a break/talk with freinds13)Spend 20 minutes on pile of papers14)Organize computer files
Whew! All right, time to start in on the AMPL (should be fun, actually)
OK, finally finished the AMPL stuff, it was a lot harder than I thought (and my concentration wasn't so hot)I'm going to work on testing until my training at 1, then do my errands etc. afterward
Started test, went to training, returned books, dealt with email. Now I'm going to the gym, then will get gloves and go check on my test results. Check in when I'm done with that, around 4.UPDATE 4:25 Went to gym, back in lab and working on test. (I decided it made most sense to get gloves on the way to harambee). I'll try to get my code completely tested before I leave (though I have to leave by 5:30, so I may have to finish testing when I get home)The testing involves a lot of waiting around, so while I'm waiting for test runs I'll also prepare my real data analysis, and look for new datasets if time permits.
Time to leave, so I guess I need to do some more work on my senior project this evening.I did come up with a plan of exactly what I need to get done (since I'm usually pretty fried in the evening)1)Map EG ids to matrix identifiers (matrix names->human TF names, matrix names->matrix IDs, human names->EG ids)2)Update txnal graph to use EG ids3)Create main graph4)change code so it can run from one graph rather than 25)Run small test job6)Post results from coregulator adjacency analysis7)Reply to interview invitation
OK, went to harambee and mostly finished switching rooms, also took a short break.Now it's time to get to work.I don't think I'm going to get through everything on my list, but I do want to get the ID mapping done, finish switching rooms, and work a bit on my pile. ID mapping first!UPDATE 12: Finished ID mapping! I'm really on a roll with work, but I need to get to bed. I'm just going to quickly schedule interview, finish switching rooms, and go to bed (pile will have to wait until morning)
You seem to be having a strong day! Doing the wave here!
*Puts hands in the air*
There is a lot to do today, but I am feeling up for it! Here goes
check on C Xcall Dr. P invite him for teafind old filesorder supplies for photo archivecontinue with pile xpick up results xmake appointment for medsglasses for the boysma driver's licensecall U. Mass about residencymedswater xwalkuncover 1 tablestraighten the house xwatch kitchen floor Xswish and wipe the bathrooms (semis swished)call C in sickrheumotologistdentist for CDr. appointment for Cplan dinner xwrite M. Frey
Looking back at my todo list, I didn't accomplish much of my list, but I am pleased with myself because all the dishes are done, the kitchen floor was swept and the counters wiped. These chores are usually set for my children to do, but they do a rather unthorough job of them, so tonight I did them myself. I am also pleased because I have only used my credit card twice since November, and that included all the holiday shopping and two mini-vacations! I am in danger of becoming solvent! (in a year or two).
I need to make more headway on things tomorrow, but for tonight, my gratitude list:
having a nice conversation with ElectraElectrician coming and fixing miscellaneous thingsmeeting Doctor Powerhaving the car todaytaking the time to really take care of my 14 year old when he was sicknot nagging todayowning up to when I was in a bad mood, so the bad mood shiftedmy fabulous dust mopmy willingness renewing to get rid of more stuff, even if the stuff is decent, but too mucha good friend who has finally ended an unhealthy relationshipGoodnight
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