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Sunday 7 December 2008

Sunday 7 December 2008

As we wake up to recovery,
there's no longer any need to fear the truth.
We move from hiding in denial
to living in reality.

CL ci

when i got home from church today i was ready to do things. Then, not sure why, that faded. Have been struggling ever since--5 hours now. I have actually done some things. Not as much as i've planned, tho. I have accepted that sometimes i will have to just feel awful dread while doing tasks. Today was one of those days. Now we're off to an xmas party, which i'm not in the mood for. My mood usually improves at the party tho, so i think i'll be ok. I just wish this was easier.

Time to turn to HP.


kromer 2:15 CI

Have been going through a rough procrastination had gotten better for a while, but now it's gotten bad again.

I'm going to try and set a realistic set of goals for the rest of today...a little progress is better than none!
*Do laundry
*Email CB and RJ
*Finish posting coreg/histone mod. data on wiki
*Proc. 2 chunks of data, P71 and P72
*Do genetics pset 7
*Go to mtg in chatbox
*Finish reading 2 papers from DP's lab
*Email RH about trip

I'm going to start my laundry now, then go to mtg, then email CB and RJ and check back in. 

kromer 4:25 CI

This has been an OK afternoon, feeling a little less paralyzed.

I did laundry, emailed CB and RJ, and went to mtg. Now I'm going to spend 1 hr working on posting histone mod data...don't think an hour will be enough to get it all done, but I'm hoping to get mostly done.

Update 5:35--worked for an hr posting histone mod data, made good progress, now have maybe another 30-60 min more work to go to finish this task.

Next up, I'm going to finish reading 2 papers from DP's lab, and process 2 chunks of data. Then I'll have dinner.  

kromer 10:40 CI

finished posting histone mod data, read 2 papers from DPs lab, had a healthy dinner, processed 2 chunks on data. Now I'm going to work on my genetics pset for 50 min, then I'll clean up my room, shower and go to bed. I'll email RH about trip 1st thing in the morning.

tiptree 1:05 PM EST CI

to do:

- test L. features
- exam date
- research grid
- case export/import w/ f.
- clear 5 small bugzilla items
- clean office
- read 50 pp. JB
- exercise

Recycler CI 12:30pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Somewhat emotionally drained with some minor car inconvenience going on. Summary: I'm going to rest a bit, then try to do some painting at my new condo.

3:30pm. The painting of the second coat of base paint is done in the kitchen :) Yay! :) There is still an application of faux finish paint that needs to be done, but I can do that next Saturday :) The completion of today's task is helping me feel relief. I still have a bunch of things to do; but that's ok; I'm doing a little bit every day, and in the long run I'm going to get there! :) Next: the rest of the day I can putter around ;)

4:10pm. Still hanging around, waiting for some clothes in the dryer to be dry enough to fold. I think the snack I just had is giving me enough energy to fix dinner. Maybe I will give that a whirl next.

Have a great day, everyone! :)


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

Journey 11 am totally slackin' off

Well, found out company isn't coming until next weekend!  So we slacked off on finishing up the dusting and vacuuming.   But, I want to get it done today.   I won't have a day off before they show up next weekend, so I want the house as clean as possible this weekend.   Then next Sat morning we can just give everything a quick once-over and be ready for all them kids to destroy it all  :P


I woke up with a backache so I've been taking it easy and letting the advil kick in.  Time to get moving now.  

Today I want to:

  • wash, dry, and fold 2-3 loads of laundry
  • finish straightening and dusting living room, dining room, bedroom
  • Bathe dogs
  • Clean up after dog baths 
  • Color my hair
  • Look at catalogs and decide about ordering Christmas presents - need to be ordered by tomorrow to be sure and get here in time.  
  • Look through Christmas stuff in upstairs closet and decide if I want to use any of it.
  • Make dinner
  • Do dishes


I want to do a "deep" cleaning of the living room,  but I will do that tomorrow.    I have another vacation day tomorrow, was supposed to be recovery day from having company, but so much for that.   I was thinking about just showing up to work tomorrow and saying "oh, I forgot!  Can I take it next week instead?"  But everyone's vacation is already planned and a lot of people are out next week, so . . . 


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

Rolzup CI

[X] check ins
[X] Breakfast
[X] morning chores
[X] meditation
[X] e-mail dash
[X] check ticklers (file, e-mail, reader, bookmarks, desktop)
[ ] Plan shopping trip
[ ] GTD/family time
[ ] 11:00 to Mass
[ ] research M


roses CI

get some lunch
practice music
call friend
find a way into town (no buses on a sunday....)
perform later this evening

i already spent two hours reading today, so that's a huge accomplishment. before i came here, i'd never stick with a book for more than a day or two (a couple exceptions), and i've not finished a book for a long time! so yeah, way-to-go me, and thanks to you guys and PA (:

peace and love

Convalalria on Sunday night 11.30pm

I am going to have to spend several hours finishing something I have had since Tuesday. The deadline is 9 hours away and I have about 4 hours work to do.

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

Convalaria Monday morning 9.25am

 Thank you Jo for your encouragement.
I do set myself up for failure.
Paralysis was huge on Saturday.
Sunday I did do various bit and pieces but COULD NOT face the MIT of reports.
Finally went to bed at about 1.00am.
Got up at 3am and struggled to get them done.
They are not perfect. And given the process I am facing they will not be good enough.

I am in a bit of a hiatus at the moment with nothing both urgent and important.
So the plan for today is as follows.


  • work on desk clear up
  • return books either to car or to shelves in prep room
  • work on PD project (microburst)
  • call podaitrist and Zoya


  • buy fruit and veggies on CS in cheap shop
  • buy bones
  • get money for CH


  • laundry and ironing
  • walk doggy
  • spend time with mum
  • pay recent bills using credit card
  • feed self and son(s)
  • 30 minutes gardening
  • 30 minutes sorting school paper
  • 30 minutes medical bills ...
  • check in with further plans

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

still more encouragement to convalaria

good job making progress on your reports! And congrats moving onwards!

Small suggestion...maybe if you shorted your to-do lists a bit you'd be a little less paralyzed? Your lists look overwhelming to me, and I don't have to do them :) 

more encouragement to you

more encouragement to you con! I like your motto of 'onwards'!


Glad to see posting again, and hope you make your deadline!  



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

Chick's CI

Up and laundry started. Want to spend some time thinking through the plan for the day.

Have been working in chatbox; quite a few chores and tasks done, still going.

enough. what I did, i did with a willing heart, no resistance and fear. i didn't do everything, but I feel as if this is the first time I've been able to see: I just keep starting, do a little bit on these various task sand they won't be so stuck or seem so impossible. WOrking this way, I was able to catch the moment where my thoughts about certain tasks and challenges turn to mega exhaustion and overwhelmedness and then bypass that reaction to keep doing stuff.

Mantra: help me to do one thing, not the whole pile/corner/room. I can give myself credit for one step.

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