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Tuesday 28 October 2008

Recycler CI 6:20pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

It's freezing here! I need that Teddy Bear Hug! :) Thanks, Edge! :)

This morning, took 1 box over to new condo. Put up painters tape in next area. Showered at gym & got ready for work. Did projects. Worked steadily. Did challenging errand during lunchtime, successfully. Other projects in afternoon. At least one afternoon project hung on the national Server for more than an hour, adding to general anxiety (sigh). Boss needed me to stay late, which I did. (maybe it will count toward overtime?) Came home & ate dinner. Tried to feed neighbor cat, but it didn't want any salmon.

Next: go to volunteer activity. Try to do one more thing at condo afterward. Go to sleep on time.

Have a great night, everyone! :)


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

m ci 2:51 PM EST

to do:
x rehearsal
- Omaha munge -- did some planning/design work
- clean office thoroughly -- did some cleaning
- file papers -- filed some of 'em
- deposit check -- weather was bad, so I didn't end up going out
- impl one small item - deferred b/c of new item assigned to me
- update mirc code - deferred
- read new issue
- read 25 pp. Study in Scarlet
- shave/shower - didn't shave
- clean in bedroom

m ci 11:48 PM planning for tomorrow


x get a video tape
x tape wife and daughter on show
x fletcher mailer script done
- script to dump folder hierarchy
- omaha - figure out how to get cases to the server -- use production clone as source and dev installation as destination
- continue cleaning in office -> desk cleared/more papers filed
- call dr. about insurance issue
x deposit check
- finish Study in Scarlet
- purge 10 magazines
- read ch. of work-related book
- shave
- clock 7 1/2 hours
x resist Hallowe'en candy

oh well, not altogether productive, although I still have a few hours to get some more done.

scarlett CI 1:15 pm EST

Hello, all; time for an MOT (Most Odious Task) Why is it that MITs and MOTs are so often the same? :P

Ta da:
Morning routine
Modify svgs transfers
Prep mtg
KS review
Email DM re: visit
Email SB re: outreach
Put update on calendar
Phone calls; MT

To do:
BB review; plan rm, type up, enter
Look up AASHE (started)
Start proj/task list
Get cart info to BC for MP

Announce Fri.
Email EB re: visit
Resched appt w/ MS @ HRC
HG; Check to-do, find MC contact, start g-doc (me, JH, DT), minutes to JH, call DT, email AM & TVS, call MM
& JH
JF re: caricature
contact MC, TCF

The adrenaline you've been living on only leaves you wanting.

scarlett CI 4:55 pm EST

That's it for today. Did a couple microbursts on that MOT that I hope will make it easier to get something accomplished next time I tackle it.

Ta da:
Morning routine
Modify svgs transfers
Prep mtg
KS review
Email DM re: visit
Email SB re: outreach
Put update on calendar
Phone calls; MT
C&P from annual rep
Announce Fri. (FB & email)

Write report; Tally surplused furniture and estimate weight,revise info from report, include lessons learned
BB review; plan rm, type up, enter
Create supports for board
Talk to BT re: bin for ARD
Get cart info to BC for MP
Look up AASHE (started)
Start proj/task list

Announce Fri. (blogs)
Email SC re: volunteer
Email EB re: visit
Resched appt w/ MS @ HRC
HG; Check to-do, find MC contact, start g-doc (me, JH, DT), minutes to JH, call DT, email AM & TVS, call MM
& JH
JF re: caricature
contact MC, TCF

The adrenaline you've been living on only leaves you wanting.

Hope-Faith CI 11:55

Super late checking in

  1. Take art magizines to art teacher
  2. Get form from Sonya
  3. Judge doors. for Red Ribbon Week
  4. Recipt money from dance and bead sales
  5. Scan pictures
  6. Lesson Plans for Sub
  7. Son to golf
  8. Daughter to Ballet
  9. Call dad for sports update




16:10 in

Three working days left till examination.
Courses to attend Thu and Fr afternoon.
Cleanup till 16:30.
Learning till 18:00 in 30/5 rhythm, sum-up, do financial stuff and re-checkin.

18:00 re

ok. continue

CL ci

10am. that's late for me. Yesterday i had an urgent task when i arrived at work, but it was hard to keep on track after that.
So today i am targeting 30min checkins.
10:10 (10min) : seting my MITs
10:34 (24min) : pc crashed and discouraged cause i'm in between techniques
11:17 (43min) : technique work. check back in 30.
11:55 (38min) : technique work done. now back to setting MITs.
12:55 (60min) : MITs set. distractions. Time for quiet time.
2:57 (120min) : did something for 1hr, then quiet time. took too long but was effective in centering me.


Journey 8:50 UPDATE 10:00 1:00

First 1-hr chunk of work behind me :)  Setting timer for 30-min "break" to medicate the dog, and clean up and get dressed in "work from home" clothes.  
Update 10 am: k, that 30-minute break was an hour, but that's ok.  45 mins. of real work now, 15 min finish up email, then 30 min start on MIT #1.  That will give me time for a 15 min break before 11:00 meeting.  
1 pm - both meetings are done, but I didn't really focus on MIT #1 for the 1/2 hour that I planned.  taking a lunch break now, then back to MIT #1.
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

kromer 8:30 CI

Today I need to get back into the swing of working after a long weekend off.

I have class today 9:30-12:30. I also have a mtg scheduled with PF for 3:30, but I haven't done much and I think it might be better to postpone. I also need to unpack, make a schedule for the week, and talk to AG.

Right now I'm going to unpack, tidy my room, email PF to postpone reading start making a schedule and head to class.  

kromer 12:30 CI

Back from class, had some lunch, now it's time to work.

Before class I unpacked, tidied, and emailed PF to postpone mtg...I haven't yet made a schedule.

I'm going to make a schedule, then finish my problem set (due tomorrow), then check back here with a plan for the rest of the afternoon.

Update 1:00--made a schedule. Now I'm going to finish going through yesterday's lecture and finish my problem set.  Update again when that's done (should take about an hour).

Then I'm going to go to lab for 2 hrs, then I'll go to bio colloquium and head home.  

kromer 2:30 CI

I finished pset and went through lecture...a little slow but not bad. Now I'm supposed to go to lab. I'm avoiding it because I feel guilty about cancelling today's mtg. But that's silly (and a recipe for not making enough progress this week either...). So I'm going to get off my butt and go to lab. I have two tasks to get done today on PF's project: finish getting esr dataset, and finish implementing clustering. I'll start with clustering, since that's been on my plate for weeks...I'm not sure I'll be able to finish implementing clustering in 1.5 hours, but I can definitely make good progress. I'll work in the chatbox, and check in again when I get home after bio colloquium (around 5:30). 

kromer 6 CI

back from bio colloquium.  I went to lab (yay! and prof. was nice about me postponing mtg), and made some progress.

Now I'm going to have some dinner, then do some small tasks:
*check over midterm
*finish genetics pset
*spend 30 min reviewing genetics notes
*do laundry
*balance checkbook
*Finish implementing clustering

kromer 11 CI

Tonight has completely veered off track (I have some big decisions to make, tonight it became apparent that I have to make them very soon, and as a result I feel totally paralyzed.)

I took a couple hours to talk with friends about my situation, which I think was reasonable, and took some time to eat a good dinner, watch some TV and relax, which I also think was reasonable. However, in the last hour I've lapsed into procrastination. I'm going to take the next hour one step at a time, then I'll go to bed.

My first task is to go hang my laundry. Then I'm going to go over midterm answer key. Then I'm going to check in again.

Update 11:50--OK, going slowly but I hung my laundry up. Now I'm going to go over midterm, take a shower and go to bed.  


Agnus 8:25am and 6pm

Good morning! Having coffee and quiet time before starting avery busy day! Here's what appears to be today's to-do's:

  • 8:30    call Mom
  • 8:45 leave for BOA
  • 9:00 transfer a distribution
  • 9:20 close PV accounts; pay off PVisa
  • 9:45 pay off SCVISA
  • 10:15 deliver checks to cpa (mailed 'em)
  • 10:20 leave to meet L
  • 11 coffee w/ Leona
  • 11:50 call K to verify dry run time; does she know 1-2 cameos?
  • 12 AA meeting
  • 1 pm leave for home
  • o       Compare my ppt to K's and reconcile; make notes for dry run
  • o       Compare D's eval components to mine and reconcile; email team
  • o       Create invoice for client who needs it by COB
  • o       Make 7 calls to DL areas and take notes
  • 4 pm webinar dry run
  • o     Check AP Inbox
  • o     Read the Inbox items I printed and schedule action items

Hope everyone has a super day!

6pm - It feels good to cross off a few things, but my timing guesstimates were WAY off today. And I had to clean up the broken glass tabletop that shattered on the back porch, and bury the possum carcass (yep) that TJ found in the backyard...a day full of unexpected surprises. I want to put some more hours between that memory, and dinner, soooo...I'll keep working for awhile longer!

Agnus stuck, 7:30pm - and an e-greet!

I walked TJ and read personal emails, and just can't seem to make myself do one more thing tonight. I am tired. My back hurts. The anti-inflammatory gave me heartburn. On the up side, the temperature has dropped about 30 degrees in the last 12 hours officially signalling fall in Florida - my favorite season!  The air is filled with the delightful aroma of woodburning fireplaces. I really want to relax - and I really need to eat. So next right thing is: make and eat healthy dinner. Then I will ask HP for direction...but my guess is, I'm done for the day.

Happy birthday, e!  You have been an important contributor to my sanity in this recovery community, and I'm so glad you're part of it.

agnus ty

 I had a very nice birthday, thanks Agnus, and in great part it was because of well-wishes like your's. It is particularly nice to hear that my own insanity helps someone out!

Journey 7:30

Good morning!  I am ready and willing to get some work done today, after a day off yesterday.   I caught up on housework and voted early.  Now that I have voted, I am done with all the political hoo-hah.   I want it to be OVER.  I have voted, so those guys can just Shut Up Already :) 
So far today, I have been to the gym and given the cat his medication.  Making a cat swallow a pill is not easy!   
I have been struggling with working from home on Tuesdays, so I'm going to try something different today:  instead of trying to force myself to work 8-5 and being unsuccessful, I'm going to let my day go from 7:30-7:30 and intersperse (sp?) work-related activities with housework and personal time.   I have two meetings, one at 11 and one at 12, other than that, I can set my own schedule.  The only restriction is that I am supposed to respond to an IM within 15 minutes, so I just need to keep an eye on my computer screen for pop-up messages.  
So, I'm going to try to work one hour, then do something else for half an hour.  Setting my timer to keep me honest!  
Next thing on the agenda, breakfast and MITs.  
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

GeorgeSmiley 6:41 AM and updates

Back in my home office to finish project L.

Update, 10 AM

Finished Project L.

MIT#1: Project K -- Step 1

Update, 12 noon

No progress. Instead, various distractions, and some administrative tasks.

[Including winnowing my task list -- a necessary side-track]

I had opened this update at 11:30 and now it's noon--I got sidetracked again by a matter involving the Youth Class that Mrs. GS and I teach... Undecided

Getting lunch how. After that, Project K.

Update 1:25 PM

Very long break. Now beginning on Project K

Update 5:15 PM

Lots of self-induced interruptions, but I completed Step 1 on Project K.

MIT#2: Review my current task list again, update as needed.

Checking out for the night-7 PM

It's been a better day than most recently, but still much distraction and dithering. I'm signing off for the night and will return in the morning.

Thanks again for everyone's support...


The Hero's Code:

Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.

e's early morning ci

 I woke up at 4:30 and got up because it just seemed right. I have to be up for my son in an hour and a half anyway and I relish the idea of having some alone time. I am feelig in a better place right now than I have for a couple of days and while my day is not intended to be particularly productive, I feel like it has potential that way. It is my birthday today and my mother is taking me out to the movies and lunch, which should be fun. 

MIT: call uni

dig financial aid stuff out of the car and follow up

change sheets

choose some point tasks...

heading off to do that now


Happy Birthday Wishes for e :)

Hi e!

I hope this is your happiest birthday ever! :)


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

Happy Birthday e! I hope

Happy Birthday e! I hope it's been a lovely day for you.


Hope you had a wonderful day.

The adrenaline you've been living on only leaves you wanting.

happy birthday!

(¯`·._.·[ Happy Birthday e! ]·._.·´¯)

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

Happy Birthday E

Happy Birthday Too You


wow! thanks everyone!

 it was great to come in this morning and find all the well-wishes here for me. It has put a spring in my program for the day!

Edge's CI - 10:07am

Good morning :-)

x blue pill
- study as much of the portion as possible
- finish and send 2 bios to S
- finish and send PR to boss
- buy hmed
- hmed
- calcium
- find calculator and prep stuff for exam tomorrow

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson