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God, please give me the honesty, open-mindedness and willingness to stop procrastinating, to surrender and accept responsibility for my own life. Please help me change my attitude and enjoy simply doing these "next right things," one step at a time. I can't do it on my own. Thank you, God. Thank you, my fellow PA-ers (aka "God as He expresses Himself in our group conscience"). Amen.
These are things that should be finished by bedtime Sunday 6/15: OK, this turned out not to be realistic at all. I am revising in light of new realities.
DWS - editing of 2 courses including breakouts and tests - See separate breakout below. This is more compilicated than I thought and I was getting stopped by it. I think I've figured out a system that can get me breakthrough, but can't start it until Monday morning. Which means I need a second extension from the client. Fortunately neither the client nor I are familiar with this particular project so no one can say for sure how long it "should" be taking me to finish it. 1/3 DONE 6/19
STATUS.xls update from all States; tally all #s per SNAP, LA and State Similar stopping-point: the data is too confusing in its present form, daunting to update because it's hard to even read it. My contract manager on this client is actually an amateur coach and helped me create the possibility of tracking SNAP status in a format that I love to work with. So I'm going to create this new format, and we have agreed on a new deadline of 8 a.m. Wednesday 6/18. 2/3 DONE 6/18
March billing Not going to happen Monday (travel day, plus dinner at Mom and Dad's plus team meeting at the hotel). Not going to happen Tuesday (team meetings all day and evening). NOt going to happen Wednesday (team meetings, DC assessment, travel in evening). I have calendared Thursday morning for a "no BS" commitment to this. 6/24 update: not done yet. Ask Husband to sit with me to "hold the space" while I get this done. Just waiting for him to finish his errands, then we'll start. For some reason this one is too hard to do alone
April billing - See above.
May billing See above.
Estimate remaining contract $ to see if I have enough to make the NC mtng 6/23; if so, book the trip I am going to do this much on the plane Monday. I can estimate from what I've already done of March billing, download my Journal and Calendar for April and May, and calculate my committed June-July events. Then see if there's enough time/$ to do NC (and if so BOOK it MONDAY), VA, IA, BUF and KS. DONE
Also, I want to review my parts of a proposed SOW before Tuesday meeting - I will print this out and review on the subway Monday. DONE
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RitaE 6/21/08 freakout
I am starting this day so far behind that I'm already scared. Unbelievably, I forgot that I have to fly to NC tomorrow to train on Monday. This is at least the third time I have "forgotten" about this trip and the possible implications are freaking me out. God please help me surrender my fears and supersitions, and get focused on doing what I said, when I said I would do it. Help me keep it simple: my repeated "forgetting" about this trip doesn't "mean" anything except I forgot and I am a chronic procrastinator.
RitaE NC trip plan
I'm going to back into this because it helps me think more realistically about the timing of things.
RitaE DWS edits - DONE
Course editing needs these steps:
1) Print out the ppt text version
2) Listen to the online version while comparing to the ppt text
3) If they are substantially different, create a three-column Word table:
4) If they are not substantially different, use MS Word Tracking Changes but show in yellow highlight the few areas where the ppt and online text differ.
5) Email to client.
THIS IS A DONE DEAL - YAY!