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Sunday November 23 2008

Convalaria, Monday morning 9.20am

 Weekend was painful.
writing those comments was like drawing blood from a stone. I still have 15 yo go and then I can attack the major, tedious but easy work of getting the remaining 3 classes of year 10 online. I hopw by the end of today.
This morning I did most of my routine. :).
Schedueld stuff

  • check my email   NO EXTRAS!!!
  • coffee 10.30-10.50
  • Form group 10.50-11.00
  • yuckky process meeting 11am-??
  • eat lunch
  • teach 1.15 untill 1.55
  • prepare stuf for above class
  • class 2.05-2.40

The Plan:

  • work 9.45-10.30
  • prepare stuff 11.30-12
  • work 1.00-1.30
  • work if possible during class???
  • work 2.40-3.30
  • go home
  • check in with progress and further plans

Distracted on the way home.
Bought a new outfit.
had coffee with friend
Bought some veggies and breakfast bars.
Saw mother.
Chatted with tradseman
Steamed veggies and ate dinner.
exercised doggy.
chatted to son and helped him put a meal together.
Now it is 8.15.

  • work for 1 hour and do something else for 15 minutes (must be useful)
  • go to bed by 12 midnight,
  • this should give me three hours of work tonight.



"Recovery from procrastination means doing what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it."

Falcon Sunday CI

Hi pro amigos,

To do this evening:

  • Make & eat dinner
  • Run at least one more laundry load
  • Use face stuff
  • Make lunches for week
  • Maybe run errands so I don't have to on Tuesday?


Falcon post-dinner CI

Next up:

  • Hang the laundry to dry
  • Use face stuff
  • Make lunches
  • Call K

Not gonna run the errands tonight, cause I don't wanna.  Tongue out


Falcon CI update

Whoa!  I just spent 40 minutes surfing around, which was NOT what I had committed to doing.

Try again. . . turn the computer off & hang the laundry!


Recycler CI 1:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Benadryl makes me really sleepy. Since my poisin ivy from yard work the other week continues to clear up, hopefully last night was the last time I will have to take the Benadryl for a while. When I take it, I sleep ok and wake up about the regular time, but feel kind of groggy & don't get up right away.

This morning even though I was making slow progress, I did bring one load to the new condo, before going to my mid-morning activity. Came back to condo & sorted items in kitchen, before going to get groceries. On the way home, got some plants for the new place and a couple supplies that were needed. Ate lunch & started a load of clothes to wash.

Next: look at the paint-touch-ups I did yesterday. See if anything needs an extra go-over. After that, touch up the trim. See how far I can get. I need to do other stuff this afternoon, so may update my CI if I make progress on them.

3:40pm. Paint touch-ups are done. I will leave the dropcloths on the floor; tomorrow I will decide if there is any area that needs some extra help; if not I'll take up the dropcloths then.

That was my big project for the day. I'm going to work on easy, non-stressful tasks for the rest of the day: make 3 gym/work bags for this week, eat dinner, take at least 1 more thing over to new condo, write email to international friend, straighten up some things at both condos. Last night I went to bed on time, so I'll try that again tonight ;)

6:45pm. Gym/work bags are filled. I ate dinner, and have written emails to friends. I took a chair to the other condo, and now will carry over several other things. I'll call my dad in a little while. That's all for now. Monday I have to remember to CI around 4pm while I am still at work.

Have a great day, everyone! :)


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

Weekly 12-Step meeting in "meetings chatbox"

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We've had 7 months of consecutive weekly online meetings.

Yay !  :)

Hope-Fatih CI 10:30

Moving a little slow today. However I have big plans for the day so here they go:

  • Fix brunch
  • Load/Unload dishwasher 
  • Finish folding and putting away clothes
  • Finsih packing up stuff in my room
  • Begin on playroom packing up stuff in playroom
  • Watch items on ebay
  • Take son shopping to pick out paint for his bedroom

Work in chat today to stay focused on moviatied.


kromer 8:45 CI

This morning, I'm going to take up my pants and work on pset, then go to church+thanksgiving potluck, then go home and make a plan for the rest of the day.

kromer 3:15 CI

OK, today I want to:
*Talk to RH
*Look at nucleosome positions
*Make hybrid interactome, get list of seq-specific binding factors
*Figure out how to transfer data btwn partitions
*Finish hemming pants
*Finish 6 pset problems
*Write 1 pg on how I chose coregs
*(Maybe) go to international folk dancing

OK, now I'm going to finish hemming pants, then talk to RH, then finish 6 pset problems. I'll work in the chatbox to stay on track.  

kromer 7:10 CI

Having a rough time today, but I finished hemming pants, talked to RH and had some dinner. Now I'm going to finish those 6 pset problems. I'll work in the chatbox and check in again when I'm done.

Update 9:30--a yucky slow day, but I've finally finished the 6 pset problems. Now I'm going to figure out how to transfer data btwn partitions, then I'll look at nucleosome position and go to bed.

Update 9:45--figured out how to transfer data btwn partitions. That was much easier than expected! I'll look at nucleosome positions now, then I'd better find something else to do, I don't want to go to bed at 10... 

chick's sunday CI

thanks, journey, for the cheery day starter...and thanks for being here, all.

clean dishes


arrange pet supply delivery

food shop

soup cooking

garbage collection

some tidying

corresp. :f[x] w []--hmmm...I am still practicing avoidance because I am avoiding these tow, even though my recovery experience tells me that just doing them will mke me feel better. Okay--eat that frog! I will do them w/in the next half hour. Okay: I have done the necessary amount, could do more but that's enough. Reminder: avoiding is what makes the avoided task seem bad.

MUT work on paper: more reading,--I'm doing this now-- make plan, look up list: I have done a lot but it will take all the time I give it.

e's Sunday AM

 Good morning! Thanks for the starter, Jo! 

I am up having just driven my son to school, but am feeling under the weather. nothing was accomplished yesterday and I have a lot to get done if Thanksgiving is to come out well. Tonight we have dinner at a friend's house and I am not really feeling good enough to go, but hope I will by this afternoon. In the meantime there is a lot on my plate, but It should be okay if I can take it one thing at a time. Which is going to require coffee..... 

Journey 8 am

Happy Sunday morning all!  

I am happy to report that I did every single thing on my list yesterday.  That doesn't happen often although I'm getting better - partly by being a bit more productive, but mainly by more realistic planning.   When I plan a todo list that is actually DOABLE, I'm much more likely to be inspired to finish it.  I'm still overscheduling myself and then letting the "important but not urgent" things fall off the bottom of the list.  Well, it's a process! 


DH is cooking breakfast - which is very sweet of him, but I was really looking forward to a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats and a banana.  Now I'll have bacon and eggs and a mess to clean up.   But that's ok :) 


Today I want to:

  • sort all laundry
  • wash dry and fold at least three loads
  • bathe dogs 
  • clean bathrooms
  • take a nice bubble bath
  • straighten, dust, and vacuum bedroom and dining room 
  • dh will probably do the living room 
  • make a nice dinner
  • spend 15 minutes on the pile
  • change sheets - which was on the list for last weekend, but didn't get done :)
  • work on my online course at work for 1/2 hour - I only have these courses available until the end of the year and I want to take advantage. 
  • do the dishes - probably twice since dh is making breakfast
  • upload photos from digital camera and post on facebook
  • water plants - plants have been neglected lately
  • feed birds - birds have been neglected too!



"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy

congrats on your accomplishment! :)

Hi Journey!

Thanks for the threadstarter, and congratulations on getting your list done yesterday! :) That is awesome! :)

Talk to you later! :)


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