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Sunday, June 22, 2008

c ci

came here to check-in on task, but want to read here, too, so checking in for that, too.

just 1 min reading this site. No problem w/ that !

Now other task. blah.

Recycler CI 3:45


I don't think I've done my CI today yet lol!

Bike ride, coffee shop, considered paint colors, bought provisions, lunch, surfed web, washed load of clothes.

Later: dry & put away a load of clothes, call recovery friend.

Have a great night, everyone! :)


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

Checking in


Just checking in - I did take my son to church but I was 10 minutes late in picking up my son, which makes me so upset.   I am better at not beating myself up though, and just knowing that I am part of this group made me feel like I am finally working on the solution and not just telling myself and everybody sorry every time I am late.   I will keep telling others sorry, until I get it under control but I finally really do believe that I will.  I took my son to church, I helped my friend move.   And since I have been home I have been kind of in a stupor of indecision.   So here is a list of things that I would like to get done.   I would like to do my laundry, pick up all of my paper stuff and throw out the stuff that I don't need.   Brush my teeth, get my clothes layed out for the day, set my alarm for tomorrow.  I would like to get to work at 7:00 am, that way I can take off time during the week if I need to for moving, etc.  Thank you.





9:59am CI for Lark, 3:00pm

Hi everyone. It's always nice to see someone here when I log on each morning. Yesterday was a mix for me. The two plusses outdid the negatives, so it was a success. I seem to have made a mess with everything I touched though, and I'm sort of dreading straightening all that out today. The kitchen table is dreadful this morning, so that'll be on the list today.
(X)morning thngs
(X)spiritual time
kitchen table
(X)clean out my car's trunk
finish work project A from yesterday
fill bag for dry cleaner
smooth areas on kitchen wall and paint
(X)kitty box
finish work project B
(X)check in later

Weekly 12-Step Meeting in Chatbox today/tonight

Meeting is held:

  • Sunday morning in Hawaii/Alaska
  • Sunday afternoon in the Americas
  • Late Sunday evening in Europe/Africa
  • Very early Monday morning in Asia/Australia/NZ

Exact time/Timezone details here:

This is a 12-Step meeting.


  • No obiligation to attend!
  • No need to mention if you are coming or not!
  • Just do what is right for you !
  • (This reminder is for informational purposes only).

NOTE:  The chatbox was upgraded in April 2008.  It no longer keeps a log of what was said.  Whatever personal thoughts you say there,  will not be readable after the meeting.  If there is any chat scroll remaining on the screen, we usally type in one-word lines of chat until any remaining personal words from the meeting have scrolled out of view.  The only thing left visible would be generic things like the closing statement, or a list of the P.A. Tools, or the Serenity Prayer. There is no permanent record of private thoughts.

I don't want to create a feeling of "obligation".  Many of us suffer from issues with "Demand Resistance", and obligation would just make things worse.

Also, I wanted to make it clear that we don't take attendance.

Each person should come or not come according to their own inner guidance -- i.e. the Higher Power of their understanding.

thanks for your service, moving!

Your posting this reminder helps me to be aware of what really works for me: the 12 steps, being honest,  turning it over to my higher power, etc.  

Rita checking in

Thanks for that flower-child flashback, e! I feel 16 if only I still had that VW bus...

Today I am off to that NC trip I almost forgot to book, prep for, and plan for. I missed my planned bedtime last night, so the extra spiritual time I'd planned for this morning isn't going to happen. Instead I'm going to eat and listen to something spiritual on the way to the airport.

  • 8:00 PA check-in, spiritual time
  • 8:10 pack stuff in truck, hug Husband and pets
  • 8:15 leave for airport
  • 9:30 be at the gate; use any down time to work on STATUS reports due tomorrow
  • 12:30 arrival, pick up rental car, drive to WS (1.5 hours)
  • check in at hotel and sight-see; or sightsee first. If bad weather, relax at hotel
  • 4:30 return to hotel; send RB the stuff he needs for tomorrow's meeting
  • 5:30 dinner
  • 6:30 review my steps for tomorrow's training; print boarding pass
  • 7:00 DWS Module 2 (and 3 if time)
  • 9:30 final PA check-in, 2 games, turn off computer
  • Read till 10 p.m. bedtime.

Rita ci 3:25pm

Made it to NC, hotel is downtown, nothing open. Sun keeps trying to peek through, tempting me to get the car out and drive around, but I am really tired...just realized that it is perfectly timed for making the PA 12-Step meeting in Chatroom so I am headed there now. 

RitaE ci 4:40 pm

Good PA meeting! My first, also first live online meeting...learning lots. My next step is to find some protein. then pick up with the task list I posted this morning. 

final ci

had a great dinner. wasted time walking around seeking milk and fruit...pretty city but nothing open Sunday eves.  Finally gave up, resigned to paying hotel restaurant some exorbitant fee for an apple and a milk - and they actually gave it to me, for free! :O

I did some great work on my RB response but took a LOT longer than I thought. Also had a sponsee call that ate up 45 minutes. So no DWS work got done at all tonight. Also did not print boarding pass or review tomorrow, or make a 10 pm bedtime. Sigh. Progress, not perfection...

Actually, considering how much I resent working today anyway (it's Sunday, I'm tired and did not volunteer for this trip!) - considering all that, I feel pretty good about what I DID get done today.

Thanks for being here, PA-pals.  Thanks, HP. G'nite!

Checking in

I am getting going this morning, it is 8:20, and need to pick up my five year old son at 9:15 from his mother and my ex.   It is about a 20 minute drive approximately, and I am going to do some exercise for about 15 minutes, eat breakfast, shower and shave.  And out the door,...I am helping my friend and future roommate move today so I will be doing that till about 6:00.   Not sure if I will be attending my other 12 step group tonight.  Probably not, I think my priority is getting my apartment in order   We'll see how things work out as far as going to this meeting or not.  So I need to dress appropriately for moving and for church.   I could always bring a change of clothing too.   But I had better run don't want to be late for picking up my son.  Thank you all, have a good day. 



e's sunday

woke up, checked in, set up page, drifting off to sleep again..... 

e's mid afternoon check back

making definate progress on the move: the house looks like Katrina just hit it, but that is because most everything is out of the closets on their way into boxes, give aways, or the trash can.  I watch my husband go about organizing all of this and he is like the tortoise, while I am like the hare. He slowly and steadily and continuously makes effort that comes together and I do short bursts all over the house leaving destruction in my wake. I am driving him nuts.

But #1 son is packed up and #2 son is almost packed. Now it is down to my room, the office, the bathrooms and the pantry. The kitchen is mostly packed.  I must say that this was enormously easier than two years ago, when we moved after living in the house for 16 years. I have given away so much stuff that I don't really need and am discouraging my family from giving us gifts that take up space instead of memories, the sense of good deeds, or cultural education. Those things don't need to be stored and are easily more important.

For the rest of the afternoon I want to finish the clothing and so forth in my room and then begin the....


e's early evening check back

i took a nap.

But, I did do more of the house, just not enough for me to be happy with progress. However, I am not particularly unhappy with my progress, so it is all good: now I am napped and ready to do more work. 

so, on to the pile of clothing on my bed....