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Wednesday 19 March 2008

  "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."

-- Arthur C. Clarke, who   passed on today ., Wed. 19 March 2008, at the age of 90.

May your day be full of stars !

kromer 10 CI

Busy day, I'm exhausted and need a little motivation to get through a last few things.
*Go to lab DONE
*Count samples DONE
*Prep for expt. tomorrow DONE
*Clean up DONE
*Take bus home
*Find and charge phone
*Start laundry

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Recycler CI 6:39pm EST


I'm more challenged today.  This is why I am qualified for PA!!! ;)

I did have morning gym & work today.  Due to rain and someone wanting to escort me to my car with their umbrella, I didn't go to evening gym.

Hmmm, at home I mapquested.  I am only 1.5 miles from my work & gym, so I think I will just walk to work a couple of days a week (when it's not raining ;)

I also washed & dried one load of clothes today.
I checked on some financial things.

Next, I am going to map-quest if I can walk to one of my weekend activities ;)

I enjoyed reading Hal's quotes today :)

Talk to you later! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

e's bewildered check out

whoops! wrong day again! Good night all!

douglas CI

doing a lot  and so I have been absent a few days
run, run, run
meet with J at 4:00
Meet with daughter at 6:00 for dinner
fulfill my commitments to former project
swing my sledghammer until the concrete breaks!



Journey 11 am

Good morning!  Not too many people in the forum this morning, huh?

I got a LOT done yesterday afternoon, which is a good thing because I just got to work today.  Spent the morning with disability services at the college, arranging for a wheel chair for a few weeks. 

I'm only working four hours today because the afternoon will be spent picking up my daughter's car before it gets impounded. 

I'd better get with it then!  I am still working on rebuilding standalone dump volumes so I'm going to work on that until it's finished.  Shouldn't take more than an hour. 

taking a 10-min break to get coffee and water and then getting to work.  See you guys later


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

Open the pod bay doors, Hal

Getting a slow start - posting to get myself moving - here I go !

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

journey - 1:50

standalone dumps updated - forgot there were two systems to do, so it took twice as long lol.

Now to get as much of the documentation done as I can before my 2 pm meeting.
It's just around the corner and my boss is ALWAYS late (I think he's one of us) so I'm not getting there early.


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey

Way to go on opening the doors!

LOL on pod bay doors quote!

lark at 9:18am

Good morning everyone. Slow here, so far. Hmmm. Thank you for for the wonderful thread starter, movingalong.
 morning routine
 spiritual time
 finish work project A
 two sections of project B
 two loads of laundry
 sand one piece of kitchen table
 check in after lunch

movingalong's future possibilities ...

Wednesday goals:

serenity time
pet care time
housework time
paperwork time
serenity time

movingalong aiming for the stars

to quote HAL: 
"I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal."

"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

On that note:
Going to literally aim for a day "full of stars" and "putting myself to the fullest possible use".
Hope to report back with a list of "starred" items that I have completed.

--- movingalong

movingalong's slow launch

I have been struggling all day.

What I have done so far:

  • * moped and worried for many hours
  • * did some online outreach for support
  • * moped and worried some more
  • * read some 12-step literature
  • * cranked up the music
  • * made a 12-step phone call
  • *** Reached up to Higher Power !
  • *** took out the trash and recycling.

movingalong's late Wednesday update

  • * moped a little more, but was able to move beyond that.
  • *** some significant deep spiritual time. Feel more hopeful now about the Planet (and myself as well).
  • *** slept for a few hours, then got up in middle of night and resumed doing tasks.
  • *** Had the realization that my plans to have a day "full of stars" ... although inspired by the theme of Arthur C. Clarke and the move "2001: A Space Odyssey" .... it was still a very "grandiose" plan for the day.  I remembered there is something in the "Big Book of A.A." about "grandiosity".    It occurs to me that perfectionism might be a form of grandiosity. Hmmmmm.   I will write more about this later in the discussion forum (the "Questions Answers and Introductions" forum).   Just mentioning it here because I had this "realization" as a big "Ta-da" or "Aha" moment of my evening.
  • *** spent some good quality time with the pets ... some cuddle time and a moonlit walk.
  • *** did some of the dishes.  Not perfect!  but I started!
  • *** changed a lightbulb in the kitchen ... it has been out for weeks.  Glad I finally did that !  What a difference such a simple one-minute task makes!
  • *** started a load of laundry.
  • *** paid one bill.

Note that I gave myself stars for both my failings and my successes.

I remembered that there is a passage in the book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of A.A." ... within the chapter on Step 10 that starts with:
"When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day" ....

In that section of that book it says:
"Even when we have tried hard and failed, we may chalk that up as one of the greatest credits of all. Under these conditions, the pains of failure are converted into assets. Out of them we receive the stimulation we need to go forward."

Not a perfect day.  But a day.

Now I get to sleep for a couple more hours, before I officially wake up again to start my Thursday.

--- movingalong

the pains of failure are converted into assets.

Thank you, Moving, for reminding me why humility is such a key ingredient to recovery. It is not just okay, but benificial to fail, and I need to own my failures so that I can move forward.

spiritual time

a day with significant deep spiritual time's gotta be a winner in my book.  way to go.