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Monday 1st December, 2008

Convalaria Tuesday, 11.15 ci

 triumphs so far today:

  • most of morning routine
  • some paper sorting
  • meeting 1 regarding curriculum
  • meeting 2 regarding problem reports.
  • morning coffee


  • print reports
  • meeting 3
  • meeting 4 with mentor and AP
  • work on fixing reports
  • eat lunch
  • staff meeting
  • check in

on the way home:

  • pay bills
  • buy bones

Onwards, in hope of recovery!

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

onwards indeed Convalaria!

inspiring to see your triumphs  :)

Ag 515pm, 6:30pm

  • conf call, action items it generated
    • follow-up emails
    • calls to AH and JW
    • research the focus area, 1 hour SCHEDULED for tomorrow
  • commit food
  • return call to class host
  • read Inbox backlogs and clear 'em out
  • plan the dec 16 webinar
  • banking/credit card
  • book travel to mi and dc grrr, website keeps kicking me out before I can complete my dc itinerary. going to try again in a few minutes.DONE finally


Recycler CI 3:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I remembered to do my CI today before leaving work, since I will get home too late tonight to get on the computer across the street at the rental condo.

This morning went to athletic club, saw friend, & did stretching. Showered & got ready for work. Took a couple of things to new condo. Did projects at work this morning. Paid bill during lunch; finished & emailed volunteer newsletter. Helped with another department's urgent needs after lunch, and did a project for a committee chair. Next: make some updates, and send at least one email.

After work, go by the condo & change clothes before 12-step meeting tonight. Meet with sponsor for a soft-drink afterward. A giftshop in that neighborhood will be open late, so look there for a special teddy bear.

Have a great night, everyone! :)


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

tiptree 1:02 PM CI

to do:

- downmerge emergency fixes
- commit/merge/test latest fix
- rehearsal
- at least 2 additional hours clearing out bugzilla items
- clear desk
- practice guitar
- watch a movie
- read 50-100 pp.

Journey 1 pm One of those days!

Ack!  Things are coming in faster than I can deal with them today!   The good thing about that is that there is no time to procrastinate.   I need to make sure that I get some work done on my MITs in spite of unexpected tasks coming my way. 


"The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - H.L. Mencken

Agnus checkin

G'morning, PA pals!  Coming off a great relaxing weekend in which about half of the family messiness got resolved, so I feel more hopeful, less kicked-in-gut about the rest of it. I feel actually ready to knock some MITs outta the park this week, and I am so grateful for the healing of my HP and these programs and friends. ((hugs))

First, I need to finish my Step 11 and coffee time, which has been interrupted by various family/pet/phones. This should result in some clear MITs. I need to keep in mind that I have an all-day class Friday, which means basically a 4-day work week; and I have two trips to schedule, and a passel of returning phone calls and emails that will come all day today and tomorrow and will generate new MITs as they come in. Gonna be a juggling act!  Back in 30 minutes with MITs. well that timing certainly did not pan out!  It's after 1:30 p.m.! These MITs ahead:

  • conf call, action items it generated
    • follow-up emails
    • calls to AH and JW
    • research the focus area, 1 hour
  • commit food
  • return call to class host
  • read Inbox backlogs and clear 'em out
  • plan the dec 16 webinar
  • banking/credit card
  • book travel to mi and dc

Sammy ci :: 9:00am

Well, the dog had me up bright and early this morning...he LOVES playing in the snow, so he was thrilled that we got a fresh 4 inches last night. I let him out, and went back to bed!

Now I'm up for real, and its time to get started.

To Do:

Write paper: Advertising directives

Shovel sidewalk

Pick up around the house (trying to keep it clean until Christmas!)

Have a kid moment: build a snowman?

Take dog for a walk.


I'll check back in in a bit with more tasks.

Happy Monday!  



kromer 9:50 CI

Late start (still getting over jetlag), but I've gotten dressed and had breakfast.

*Probability class 2:30-4
*Harambee 5:30-8:30

My MITs for the day are:
*Write 2 pgs about coreg. project
*Get together careful results on 3 datasets
*Make a schedule for what I want to get done this week
*Check in w/ CJ, ask for seq and data, process data on microscope and transfer to my computer. 

Other tasks:
*Spend 1 hr reading about signal processing
*email 1 prof, go over rotation-chosing status
*Read CSB100 paper
*Put out trash

I'm going to start by making a schedule for the week. Then I'll head to campus and work on getting together results on datasets. Then I'll check in w/ CJ and go to class. 

Back when I'm finished with schedule (around 10:30)

kromer 12 CI

Going super-slow this morning, but I made a schedule and am now in lab. I need to get together results on datasets. This means that right now I need to start rand. runs on 3 datasets, chose parameters for 2 datasets, do calcs. + postprocessing on those 2 datasets. Back when those tasks are done (around 1 I hope). I'll work in the chatbox to stay on track.

kromer 1:30 blargh!

Found there was an error in some of my previous calculations, so now I'm re-running them.

I also realized I needed to go to the bank, so I did that.

Now I'm having a really hard time staying motivated, but I need to get work done on NM's project, so I'll quickly update my lab notebook, go talk w/ CJ and start processing data on microscope.  

kromer 4:20 CI

Well, not exactly blazing along, but I did update my lab notebook and talk w/ CJ and ask about seq and data, and I went to probability class. Now I'm going to go process data on microscope and head to Harambee (need to leave at 5:30.

kromer 9 CI

Did most of data processing, took a friend's phone call, then went to Harambee, came back and had dinner. Now I need to spend about 20 more min processing data from microscope, then return a friend's phone call, then go work on getting together results on the 3 datasets.

Update 9:45--processed data, returned phone call (not there, will try back later), now I need to work on getting together results from the 3 datasets. I think I'll probably only get through 1 or 2 tonight, but I'll do the best I can. I'll work in the chatbox and check back here every 20 min. 

Journey 9:45

Happy Monday!  Let's go catch those flies!

Getting a bit of a late start this morning, but I've been to the gym, read email, and set MITs.   6 MITs for today.  Let's get started.   No, first let's have a coffee break :) 


"The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - H.L. Mencken

GeorgeSmiley 8:45 AM + Updates

Good morning all...

It's been another couple of weeks of scattered work and non-planning. 

I've been working for about an hour and a half just organizing my task list and bringing up to date several lapsed administrative tasks, like my timesheet.

Today's externalities: Snow (meaning I'll have to clear the walk when it stops); a shift at my PT job tonight (meaning I'll have to quit at home/office early).


#1: Editing-Project IDC  Completed as of 11:25

#2: Writing, Project MM-B Finished 2:25 PM

#3: Writing, Project D-G

#4: Research, Project L

#5: Research, Project P-2

I might not check in with each action. But I promise I will check in if I'm getting off track.

Update 12 Noon.

#1 finished.

Had some lunch.

Now #2.

Update 2:30 PM

#2 finished. Need to snowthrow and then go to PT job. Unlikely to be back here today. Pretty good job of staying on task, at last....






The Hero's Code:

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

Rolzup CI

[X] morning chores
[X] e-mail dash
[X] meditation
[X] writing
[X] check tickler (file, e-mail, reader)
[X] G work
[X] GTD/family time
[X] (after lunch): go to campus
[ ] outline S


CL ci

8:15 : already caught up here. set timer. Set MITs.
9:15 : set MITs. finally. was tuf. Now into MIT 1. ah just felt a pang of anxiety. calm self. do anyway.
12:35 : working on MIT 1. in chat. was slow at first, but making progress. Now time for quiet time.
6:15 : many family interruptions--important, tho. in spite of that, i used my time effectively, overall, and got MIT 1 into a good state. I did have several drowsiness episodes, but i used chat to focus. HP smiled on me cause it worked.


Hope-Faith 6:10

Morning all,

  • AM Rountine
  • Check Cal
  • Contact  AG
  • Lesson Plans 2nd 3rd
    • Q games
    • E-mail
    • Activities
  • Lesson Plans 4th
    • Q games
    • E-mail
    • Activities
  • Contact D Change $
  • Contact S Shipping
  • Contact T Shipping
  • Plan Project,  Spreadsheet, Business Card, Flyer, Brochure, Datebase for store.
  • Make up 5 questions for test
  • Print out vocublary for test
  • Print out outline for 4.01 and 4.02
  • Get activities for L's class
  • Cyber Sales
  1. CI 9:25
  2. CI 9:40
  3. CI 11:30
  4. CI 1:40
  5. CI 3:35




Chick's CI


check schedule

did little tasks about tasks I do not like--reward self and reminf to self--it feels better to get these done than to avoid them

p code-requested

get food

--all that done. second wave:

laundry 2 loads done, drying

tidy br tidy k-a start

prep fr tomorrow main task done, more i could do, but--credit!

x task


I keep adding tasks, but tasks feel light today because there are some many things I WANT to do. Thanks that my motivation is stronger :)

Did even more stuff willingly... 

roses CI

i haven't been here a while, but i'm back now.
here's for today;

  • get up before 9am
  • eat breakfast away from pc
  • check and reply emails, CI here
  • charge mp3 player
  • practice drums for an hour and a half
  • exercise
  • shower, clean teeth and dress
  • eat a good lunch
  • write

last night i played my second show, which went more successfully than last sunday; my voice was better, which is kind of ironic as before last weeks show i warmed up, but this weeks i didn't.

i wish all a day full of accomplishment!
peace and love.

good show

yeah i'm glad ur show went well too!
nice 2 have u back.


roses CI update

hey chick, sammy; thanks for your encouragement and warmness.
i hope we're speaking metaphorically with the eating again, as my vegan diet will be a problem if not (:
i'm glad i am back as the past week or so i lost my new routine completely, and felt the start of some unhealthy frustration.

* get up before 9am
* eat breakfast away from pc
* check and reply emails, CI here
* charge mp3 player
* practice drums for an hour and a half
* exercise
* shower, clean teeth and dress
* eat a good lunch
* make dinner
* send an email
* read

good to see you back! I'm

good to see you back! I'm glad your show went well. :-)

thanks for the day starter,

thanks for the day starter, roses--a frog! --but not to eat.(Frogs say: eat that fly!) And congrats on your gig!  Smile 

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