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Saturday, April 5, 2008

/files/images/banana-yellow.gif peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly! peanut butter jelly! peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat.....

douglas CI/CO for Sunday

cleaned front yard entry
did bulletins
completed book
completed CD reproduction
Begin research
clean basement for company
clean kitchen and family room

run, run, run


Journey bedtime 10 pm check out

Pretty good day!  Used my timer all day and got everything done PLUS a little bit of closet clearing, and still had time to play some WoW. 

Taxes are ALMOST done - I don't want to print them out tonight because DH is asleep, but other than the printing and paying turbo-tax I'm done with ours.  I still need to do DD's, or actually I need to walk her through doing her own, it is time she learned. 

No complaints about today . . .   tomorrow:
 grocery store
 dog baths
 one bathroom to clean
 print out and pay for the taxes
 have the kids over for dinner
 club dues - find the deposit stuff and post the dues paid -
   don't put this off, it will take less than 1/2 hour, so just do it! 
 start on taking up sleeves for black suit

Good night!


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

pro's CI - 9pm (sitting in a disaster area)

I did some shuffling today between my apartment and my storage room, and now my apartment is a disaster area. I'm not going to be able to do much tonight - I'm tired - but tomorrow, that's the task.

I want to go through my books and get rid of stuff. I've bought too many recently - time to purge.

And purge more than books, too. I got rid of some clothes today. I want to get rid of more - books, clothes, other stuff. It's too cluttered in here.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

procrastinating on the teeth brushing again

I let some new members into the forum so I'm still sitting at the computer. Must get ready for bed now. Up, up, up....

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

teeth brushed (finally)

My teeth are brushed and I can go to bed. Good night!

I'll be online tomorrow - lots to do.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

picking up a little bit

I have to spend some time picking up in here because I can hardly move - not to mention there is stuff all over the bed. I'll get it to the point of basic walkability, then do the rest tomorrow. I don't want to stay up late. After I finish picking up, I'll brush my teeth and get ready for bed.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

floor is visible

I've picked up enough that I can go to bed now. My bed is cleared off and I picked up everything from the floor. Now I need to brush my teeth.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Lark @ 7:00pm

I did pretty much what I said I'd do for today, except for battling as much clutter as I planned. What did get battled looks okay, though. I did take too much time off today, and could have accomplished ALOT during that time. Not a bright thing to do, and I suppose I need to tell on myself. I could've done really well. Tomorrow was going to be a "take it easy" day, but not now. My one thing for work must be done tomorrow. Also, making up cleaning not done today would be a good idea.

Recycler CI 12 noon EST

Hi Pro Buddies! :)

Yay, it's Saturday! :)

Thanks to you guys, I had a better start today because, now that I am in PA, I have a list! lolololol.  Which I didn't have a list before!!!  (true!) lololol

So getting up, I started a load of clothes, took my high blood pressure medicine, ran the dishwasher, filled a box for Goodwill, decided which method of payment for shopping, put the library book by the door, put the "green" (cloth) shopping bags by the door, and bagged up the trash.

Then, I put clothes in the dryer, took out the trash, put the library book and Goodwill box in the car, bought weekly provisions, and put gas in the car.  Then I dropped the box off at Goodwill, and at the Post Office bought my favorite special kind of carton for shipping Internationally.  At the Library, I dropped off my current book, and checked out a new book.

Now: back at the house, I have brought in my cargo cart, put away the groceries, and started another load of laundry.

My Higher Power helped me find the cell phone charger (which was doing its best to stray off for Parts Unknown).  Having found it (yay!), I've plugged it in to re-charge.  Whew!!! :)

This afternoon I am going to continue washing/drying/putting away clothes, straighten the lower level, and prepare my gym bags for the week.  This will be a light, easy schedule, which is good.  And the easy schedule is possible this afternoon because PA helped me follow my Morning List and get things done!!! :D

Later this afternoon, I am going to a wedding.  Which I otherwise wouldn't be going to, but the person getting married has successfully overcome a rough childhood, and I feel it's an acknowledgement/support for them.  Other than that, the rest of the day should be good, and then in the evening, I will guilt-free watch a DVD, having done these other projects on my list.  Yay! :)

I'll try to do an evening check-in, too ;)  Talk to you later! :)


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

Recycler CI 9:40pm EST


This afternoon I did a few more loads of laundry, and straightened some of the lower level.  I still have some clothes to put away, but I did get my morning Gym Bags packed.  I attended the wedding, then later watched the DVD as planned.

I hope everyone has a good night!  Talk to you tomorrow! :)


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

e's late afternoon check in

okay, I did manage to do a tiny weeny bit of work on the three things for the taxes. I just have to FINISH. i want to go back to bed AGAIN. I think you are right, Journey, it is the silly rain. I am no good on low pressure zone days. kay, I am committing to a 15 minute break away from the bed, and then back in here for 5 minutes to do more calculations!

3rd nap

I did not follow through. I am awake again, it is ... 7:30 at night. I estimate the calculations I need to do for the tax guy will take... 15 minutes or so, and then I would need to spend an hour on the phone with him. None of which should be in any way a big deal, but I just don't want to. I am exhausted still. I think that never getting out of my pajamas today has had an influence on me as well. So... now.... it is time to get my butt up.

9:45am CI for Lark (late)

Good morning everyone. Seems there's a hint of sluggishness here this morning. Me to. I balanced my checkbook this morning and don't know what happened. The last thing for work went way over, and so did my checking account. Today I need to get paid for my finished project and deposit funds, but the way my bank works, they won't get posted till close of business on Monday. Of course checks which come in get posted right off. But, the good news is I didn't procrastinate on that project, and am a victim of my own poor planning instead.
morning things
spiritual period(s)
do business with client NOW

focus on next project as much as possible
battle clutter between times--post  strategy afterwhile
check in mid morning         

Journey 9:20

It's raining here, pouring down rain . . . I slept 12 hours and I could just stay in bed all day and let the rain lull me to sleep.  I need to go to the grocery store but I am seriously considering putting it off until tomorrow.  Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warm.   Yep, I think that's a great idea.  I can make spaghetti for dinner.  OK, I'm going back to bed.  See you tomorrow.

JUST KIDDING!  I really am putting off the shopping until tomorrow but I'm not going back to bed, I'm going to get the house straightened up, dusted, and vacuumed; work on Toastmasters stuff a bit, and get my federal taxes finished up. 

First thing on the agenda is laundry. 

Back in about an hour. 

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

kromer 9:15 CI

A bit late, but not bad for a Saturday...

I want to be able to take a good chunk of tomorrow off, and I'm busy from 3:30- today, which means I need to concentrate this morning!

Tasks (will try to get through as many as possible_:
*Check over and mail tax forms
*Sign receipts, deal with cooking hours
*Call A, make plans for tomorrow (MIT)
*Finish anwering bio lab questions (MIT)
*Do econ. reading
*Do econ. pset
*Find test data set (MIT)
*Organize papers (MIT)
*Write 1/2 page (MIT)
*Go running

I'm going to start out by finding test data set, which should be pretty fast.
Then I'll do econ for an hour, and then tackle another of my MITs.

kromer 6:30 CI

Done: organized papers (yay!), called A and made plans, signed receipts, started econ reading and pset, went to HKN initiation, worked on finding test data set

Not going to happen today (whoops):  email about test data set, finish bio lab questions, deal with cooking hours

Still left to do: Write 1/2 page, check over and photocopy tax forms, finish econ reading and pset, go to gospel concert!

Next up: work on econ. reading for 15 min, then go to 1.5 hrs of gospel concert, then check over and photocopy tax forms, then check back in here.

kromer 10:20 CI

Working OK today, but having trouble staying on schedule/focusing on my MIT's

I finished my econ. reading and went to the gospel concert (yay!).

But the MIT I need to tackle is writing 1/2 page of my thesis, and I've been putting that off dreadfully.
I'm going to go upstairs to lab and face up to it!
I'll work with my timer/in the chatbox as needed.

Check in again when that's done, then deal with my taxes if time, then finish my pset if time.

kromer some progress but not great

Wrote 1/3 page--good to get over my writer's block, but I really should have been able to get more done tonight.

Oh well, there's always tomorrow!

Edge's CI - 10:34AM

Good morning :-) Cute starter, E :-D

Just finished making the last edits on my homework. Need to get ready in 15 mins and head out to my 11AM class. Haven't prepped a to-do for today yet, will do that when I get back. Also, we've got important guests coming over for lunch, so as soon as I'm back I need to help out with the cleaning and preparing.

Hope everyone wakes up feeling good :-)

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 1:35PM

Back from class and getting ready to meet important guests :( I really don't feel like doing this, kind of dreading it, actually. And I really need to wash my hair but there's not time :( :( Bah!

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 4:51PM

Just found out that I have an unplanned class in ten minutes. Going to go now, but I'm feeling a bit anxious. I've never been there before and I have to get there on my own and back again - hope I don't get lost. Also hope that it turns out well :(
Bye for now.

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

e's gone round the bend again checkin

kay, I am  technically awake, and have drunk half my water and popped my meds, but I am still in bed browsing through the posts (as this membership gets larger there is a lot more to read!) I am now wanting to go back to sleep, perhaps after a little bit of something like tea and toast. I have been putting off doing the three things that are left before I can finish the taxes. I don't know why. I have promised them to my tax guy, they have to be done today, and I don't want to do them. I don't think they are that difficult, I just don't want to do it when I said I was going to do it.

Classic demand resistance. I think this is a day for CHATBOX TIME! okay, for now... finish drinking my water and then a bit of... something to make my stomach settle.

Also, I find myself obsessing about my body lately, as I am getting a lot more movement and I have dropped a size. I keep anticipating when I will be half lf my size again, and daydreaming about it, pinching myself to see if my body is slimmer, etc. I claim it here because it is getting in my way!

more later, yawning now, can't close out the browser... zzzzzzzzzz

e a size smaller! Gratz!

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

thanks, Jo!

I have decided that for me, exercise is a dirty word: it implies something that I OUGHT to do, and being demand resistant, anything that is an ought brings up lots of the 'don't wanna's. However, using the extra energy up that I have already bought and paid for on my body, is kind of like making a great sandwich out of Thanksgiving's leftovers. I don't mind using my body as a means of locomotion. And yeah, the endorfins do kick in and all that other fancy stuff, but for me it is just a side bonus. But the smaller e is healthier e, it is almost like she has tried on a new font or is in italics or bold, or has shadows! I just don't want to be obsessing about it.