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Saturday, December 13, 2008


Let's all take it one day at a time!

pro's check-out - 10:15pm

I posted this in the chatbox, but I'll post it here, too, as I check out for today.

I did everything I said I was going to do today, and I'm feeling better about myself than I have in a long time.

- I sent the letter to my accountant (and paid him), got the box I needed, did some other errands I committed to, and made the bread I wanted to make.  I wrapped the meat I bought today into individual portions and put them in the freezer. I deboned some chicken breasts, and tomorrow I will make soup (need to get a few other things at the store first). I have chickpeas soaking to make hummus tomorrow. Dishes are washed, teeth are brushed. Now I'm putting away papers and folding table. I'm done for today, and I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. Besides the cooking, I want to work on Project X.

I'm cooking for myself now to save money (since I'm unemployed) and to be more healthy. I'm very happy I have the time to do it because home cooked meals are much better than anything at a restaurant. I had a wonderful dinner tonight. Food is love and cooking for yourself is self-love!

I'm doing better than I have been for years. Losing my job seems to agree with me. I've had two days in a row of beautiful productivity and keeping all my promises to myself. I'm feeling really good. :)

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

chick CI and thoughts

I've been at a meeting for a volunteer activity all day; have been asked to take on more responsibility there, which I am really pleased about, also feel: I do not want to let anyone down! Well, I know I tend to get more done when I have a bit more pressure, so I think I can use this to help me, too.

There is also a lot of work-work that must be done by Monday...

There's a minor but important urgent household repair. It's hard to figure out how to do it properly because some of the stuff is defective. (I hate this kind of DIY job that I can't do well. Drilling new holes won't work because of crumbling plaster. Wall filler and the right glue for the job are going to be the solution. I am promising myself not to leave this task undone past the weekend.

GOAL this evening: get a good start on follow-up FInd the right glue&filler.

THOUGHT: read a write up about a book for depressed people how to get things done. It was basically a version of 'start before you are ready', said: just do things, do not expect to feel like doing them'.-- Well I know that when depression really has a grip even the simplest tasks can be too heavy, too scary, impossible. But right now I think maybe accepting this 'just do it/action creates motivation/don't expect to feel ready' might be a good partner to my ongoing attempt to nurture my motivation and energy.

Actually, I think that when I have too little on, lots of pressure from one big thing, it takes more willpower, causes the divided will, fear and resistance; having a few more things makes it easier to go on autopilot rather than engaging in energy draining deliberation and battle of the divided will. So: onwards! 

interesting thots chick

i can relate to all 3 of those:

pressure sometimes make me more efficient

sometimes i have to do things not getting over the dread first, just dreading it WHILE i'm doing it. This has been an absolute key to my recovery so far, as this is often the best i can do. Before i would have said "it can't be that i have to feel this way" and i wouldnt do it. Often doing things this way gives me the satisfaction of having accomplished this, but often i feel just as bad after.

But i do think that nurturing myself, i would say the divine joy of doing what you know is right, is a far higher plain, and i strive for it, and pray for it, and hopefully will be ready and willing to accept it when HP gives me a path to it.

Thanks for helping me sort this out.

pro's CI - 12:45pm (chatroom time)

I finished lunch and took pills for a budding migraine. My head is hurting enough that I had to turn off the radio - the noise hurt. I'll see if I can handle looking through cookbooks to decide on a bread recipe. If that hurts, too, I'll just lie down until the meds kick in.

Heading to the chatroom...

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

e with a 'code id da dose'

I am wallowing in a mild cold and not doing much of anything today - and that is okay if I get well. My sister and her family lost power and telephone the day before yesterday and managed to cut their way through downed trees to come stay here until things get back to normal. I don't want to get anyone in the family sick, so I am staying away, but I would like to make some mild progress on getting the house in order, or at least do some paper sorting. Also, clean socks would be nice..... 

pro's CI - 12:20pm

I'm back from errands. It's very cold outside!

I went to the grocery store and put away the food. Now I'm having some lunch (cheese and crackers - the only prepared food I bought). I'm trying to buy less prepared food both to be healthy and to save money.

One of the things I want to do today is bake bread. I used to do this regularly, but that was when I had a bread machine. It's not that much harder to do it manually, and it's kind of fun. I used to work in the bakery of a local food coop, and I loved kneading the bread. I can watch a movie while I do it.

The other thing I want to make today is hummus. It's very expensive to buy prepared, and very cheap and easy to make. I used to make it all the time.

Right now I'm taking a break. My back hurts from carrying heavy groceries quite a ways. For future reference, the Whole Foods at Union Square has a much better selection than the 24th Street store!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Hope Faith 11:30 CI

Hi all,

Well I hope today will be the day that I will get back on track. I have been sick for almost two weeks and today I almost feel normal (whatever that may be). My first task to tackle is to return my house to organized clutter as opposed to the huge piles of unorganized clutter that I have now.

  • Wash, fold and put away 6 loads of laundry
    • 1 load washed and in dryer 2nd load in washer
    • Load 1 folded, 2nd in dryer, 3rd in wash. Sock Matched
    • Load 2 folded, 3 in dryer 4 in wash
    • Load 3 folded, 4 dryer 5 in wash
    • Load 4 folded, 5 dryer 6 in wash
  • Star Wars list almost done will have to work on later after kids go to bed
  • Supper DONE dishwaser loaded
  • Organize and pay bills
  • Clean bathroom
  • Declutter van and put backseat back in

Well there is my start for the day, work in chat to stay focused and motivated.

Took time to update Living Life and Taken Action as well as cleaned out e-mail. Children are at my mom's so I have to change my routine and spend sometime taken stock of Christams Presents that I have bought them. I have bought my son a lot of Star Wars Action Figures so I need to make a list of what I have bought and what I still need to complete the set. I can do this while I wash/dry and fold clothes. Moving to chat now.

Had to stop working on star wars list and pick children up from moms. Time to fix supper. Have to start back on my to do's later. Not a very productive day but have made some headway. I will keep on keeping on.

Back to my todo's. Clean off bar and organize bills.

Well I never made it to my todo's but I guess they will not go anywhere and will be here tomorrow. I felt a bit overwhelmed so I took a shower and then played ps2 star wars game with my sone. Now I am going to sit down and watch some tv with my daughter. Once they go to be I will get a game plan together for tomorrow and next week.

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pro's CI - 10:15am

I prepared the checks for deposit, wrote back to my accountant (and sent payment), wrote to my lawyer asking for copies of something I need for my tax returns, and made a plan for my errands. Leaving now - I'll check in when I get back.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Falcon Saturday CI

Thanks for the coffee, recycler!

Haven't been here for a few days, and wish I had more time to catch up on everyone's postings!  Hope everyone is doing well!

Must do next:

  • Get dressed
  • Gather library books
  • Walk to library & back
  • Eat lunch
  • Set priorities for rest of weekend
  • Tidy

 My weekend is really tight with commitments and almost no free time after this morning, so gotta really focus.

I was wiped out last night, so it really helped that I got to bed early and got 11 hours of sleep.  Otherwise I'd be fighting my brain every step of the way!


Rolzup CI

[ ] chores
[ ] meditation
[ ] shower
[ ] head to bank
[ ] pick up box (call L)
[ ] go to TT:
[ ] piano
[ ] write 4 pages
[ ] Mnemos


kromer 9 CI

This morning I got plane tickets for a trip in January (yay!) and cleaned up my room.

I'm meeting a friend at 11 and plan to spend most of the day with him, but I want to get a little work done first so I can really relax. Specifically, I'd like to check over interactome, start runs with a higher cap, and find coregulators connected to adipocyte TFs. I'm leaving for campus now and will check in once I get there.

pro's CI - 8:40am

I'm dressed, the breakfast dishes are washed, and the bed is made. I have a few more things I need to do before I go out:

- Fill out deposit slip for checks.
- Pay accountant and write letter to him.
- Find info about commercial rent problem and bring to endangered business.
- Plan errands (don't forget to pick up mailing box).

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's first check-in - 7:45am

Nice thread starter graphic - thanks!

I'm finishing breakfast, drinking coffee. I emptied the dish drain when I got up - no dirty dishes from yesterday. After breakfast, I need to wash the breakfast dishes, get dressed, make the bed, and possibly vacuum.

Then before I get started with work, I think I'll go to the grocery store (or store #2) where I can get bulk flour and rice, etc. I also want to get some organic meat and I need to go to Whole Foods for that - not sure I'll do that today. Maybe.

Today's To-Do:

- Pay accountant and write letter.
- Project x (don't want to name).

When I'm dressed and all that, I'll move over to the chatbox. The chatbox is extremely helpful. Join us!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Recycler CI 7:35am EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I wish my day was going to be as good as that cup of coffee up there! :)

Today will probably be ok for me, it just won't be "perfect." First, I need to paint part of a room. Which I want to do, even though my process already isn't perfect because I'm getting a later start than planned. In addition to that, I'm going to be doing several things at times of day that aren't the most confluent for me.

Anyway, I'm starting the day now, by doing my CI. Next: change into my painting clothes & take the green tarp to the new condo. Eat breakfast, then paint. I may not get to do an update on my CI because today will be so busy, but we'll see.

Have a great day, everyone! :)



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

painting is very ambitious

I procrastinate forever on projects like this that involve lots of prep and getting dirty, so kudos to you!!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

thanks, Pro :) today's painting is done :)

Hi Pro & all!

Thanks, Pro! I got today's painting done, which was the final coat. The painting of the kitchen in the new condo is finished.

Through the end of the year, I will evaluate how it looks. In January I will paint the living room/dining room. Up through now I have been thinking about painting them with the same color and same faux finish. With the kitchen finished, I can think about how it looks and if I want the other areas to look the same or different. Next: lay down for a few minutes (lol), then eat vegetables for lunch.

Have a great day! :)



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

good job, recycler!!

That is great you are doing this - good job!!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.