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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

eggnog, nuts, cocoa, who pudding, roast beast...,

pro's miserable check-out - midnight

I didn't get anything done today that I wanted to get done because of our Web host disabling database queries on this site, which basically brought down the whole site. So then I had to track it down and it appears to be a serious bit of bad programming on the part of phpFreeChat that I cannot fix myself. And I miss the chat and I'm stressed and frustrated. Plus the radiator noise is driving me crazy. And I'm exhausted.

We need to use the chat much less - as little as possible - until this problem is resolved. I may install FlashChat instead. I've used that before and it works fine. I've seen other Drupal sites that use it, so I think it's compatible.

Meanwhile, I need to go to bed! I'm really tired and I'm up a lot later than I meant to be. I need to clear off the table, fold it up, wash the dishes, brush my teeth, etc.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Sammy ci :: 9:35

Having a really really really reallly really bad night.....entirely having to do with family arguments..... We haven't had an argument this bad for a lonnnnggg time....

I'm going for a long drive.....I'll be back in a few hours, maybe.


Sammy's family

sorry to hear that Sammy, family arguments are bad and sad.  Hope it gets better.  


"Hard work must have killed someone." - Charles Gregory

tiptree Tuesday 5:36 PM CI


execute only next actions for a 5 hours stretch from 5:36 to 10:36 pm

- walked dog
- clocked 1 hr 26m (orthovita/omaha)
- took a break - helped wife w/ groceries
- dined - read to baby and helped put her to bed

Convalaria's recovery Wednesday 8.37 am and updates

Yesterday was busy but I am not sure how productive...I was not paralysed but I am not sure how to asses my progress. Some tasks that should be routine were not done eg shower and make up amd minimum house maintenance. Some errands took a long time suchas trying to exchange a book...... How can I tell if I am distracting my self or if I am really functioning well?

Another night of poor sleep coupled with a bad episode of night time eating.....ONWARDS!!!


  1. coffee, breakfast and computer done
  2. medicate, shower, teeth, dress  done
  3. make bed, done, check laundry  done
  4. poo pick up done
  5. hair and face and makeup  done
  6. Walk Dog (1 hour) doggy and self walked for 30 minutes or so
  7. read at Aish and make notes
  8. see mother  done
  9. minimum maitenance on house started and some more


  • book excursion
  • work on rubrick
  • work on worksheets
  • work on assesment task
  • buy corn medication (added at noon)
  • buy toilet brush (added at noon)   Embarassed
  • continue to microburst bills      some done      
  • pick up jacket   done
  • pick up knives done
  • plan food for picinic done
  • buy food for picnic done
  • call L, R, S, V also terry and C started
  • stick to eating plan so far so good, still good and still OK, still good
  • distributed soup into containers and palced in freezer
  • helped mother with a few tasks

and again ONWARDS!!!!
 10.17 CI
next food planning and buying and personal care before shops close
Next: lunch, food shopping and other errands

4.00pm CI
Next: snack and coffee, unload shopping and have a brief rest
6.30pm CI
A long break! Back to it...Next hang out laundry, put away shopping, unload dishwasher and clear sink...

8.00pm CI Above done. How about my list???
9.40pm CI Experiencing a lot of resisitance....and consequently moving very slowly. Next clean face, brush teeth and perhaps watch SATC on DVD 

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


 I jsut wrote you a very long post, but it erased and I have too much to do now to repeat it, but suffice it to say, I have been where you are and I had similar sleep and eating disturbances and could not function well for months. I found it very helpful to go on anti-depressants to help me through it. You are in the right fellowship for support on this and I am sending you hugs. e


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - William Penn

Recycler CI 4:50pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Summary: all I HAVE to do after getting home from work is make a jello salad.

Nothing bad, but it's been a long day at work; stress, headache.

I would LIKE to go to my 12-step meeting tonight. However, with the headache & all, I don't want to pressure myself. I did go to a 12-step meeting last night, so that is recent enough to count ;) I will make the jello salad, then decide.

(I also need to get rolls & salad greens at the store)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Journey 4:30

 Well, in my misplaced post that I thought I copied but evidently didn't, I said I was going to get groceries out of the car 10 minutes ago.  going now.  



"Hard work must have killed someone." - Charles Gregory

Sammy ci :: 1:35 pm

Prop construction went great. I came home to find that the puppy figured out how Christmas works....He got into some trouble with the presents under the tree. A few were moved to different places in the house, but ironically the only one he ripped open was the gift from him to my grandma. It was a hallmark ornament that looks JUST like him. I found the box and bubble wrap all torn up in the family room, but the ornament was still intact. I picked up all the pieces and put them into a different box-shreds and all. Hopefully she'll find it humorous

Got home later than I wanted to...Must wash dishes quickly and get ready for work. Should leave the house by 2:10. Onward!

Puppy Love

Naughty Puppy...again!

Oh wait, the story gets even better.

I just got home from work.....He ripped up the new box too...I couldn't believe it!! i'm going to have to re-re-wrap.  

I guess he couldn't wait ;)

Hi Sammy!

That is a cute story! I guess he couldn't wait to help her unwrap it! hee hee!

Arf! Arf!



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

adorable Sammy!

"Hard work must have killed someone." - Charles Gregory

kromer 8:20 CI

I said I'd check in at 7 today, and I'm just checking in now...whoops! I did get up at 7:30, had some breakfast, got dressed, now ready to work.

I'm really glad I made some progress on school work yesterday, and I'd like to make some more progress on that. Specifically, I'd like to email out table of coregulators, and to make a list of WM doc tasks, and read 1 paper from Page lab.

I also have massive amounts of christmas shopping left to do, which is making me pretty nervous. I need to think up presents for A, I and grandpa, and to get presents for M and P. Less urgently, I need to come up with birthday presents for A and P. And I have wrapping, making cards, gift assembly etc. still left to do (though some of that can wait until christmas eve).

Also today, my mom is getting home, I'm having tea with a friend :), and I might go to a xmas party with some friends from elementary school.  

OK, deep breath. All the christmas stuff will get done, it always does. I'm going to make my bed, then spend 20 min brainstorming gift ideas, then check back here.

kromer 1:45 CI

I finished all my shopping (except bday pres for P, but I think I'm going to order that online, and xmas pres. for M, but I may end up giving it to him a day or so after xmas). I feel ready good about that! I'm having tea with a friend today, leaving in about 40 min: before that I need to wrap her present and make a card, then I'd also like to start doing some other wrapping.

CL ci

had a mediocre morning. I can't go shopping now because of time constraints and car in the shop. sigh.

I am planning to make the most of it. I guess i shd have my quiet time soon, to allow HP to give me christmas cheer.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating with time mgmt tools:

GeorgeSmiley 9:40 AM + updates

Late to check in, although I've been at my desk for a while.

Waiting to hear back on several calls I've made.

Got distracted for about an hour paging through old Model RR magazines...

MIT#1-- which is dependent on hearing back from someone: Fix Project V

MIT#2--Do more on Project L. Also want to hear back on people for that.

I have 3 interviews to transcribe on other projects but they're less critical right now. At the same time it would be easy--and a bad idea--to put them off too long.

More Xmas shopping to do tonight, w/ my sons.


Heading to chatbox

Update 2: 45 PM

Very unproductive day. Lots of calls out. Nothing more.

Lots of distractions.

Trying to start again.

Update 5 PM

still an unproductive day. And that is leaving me unhappy, putting me at risk for more escapism/procrastination.





The Hero's Code:

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

Journey 9:30

Good morning!  Still on vacation.   After a relatively lazy day yesterday, I got up and hit the gym at 5:30 and did two hours since I did nothing yesterday.  I have a couple of phone calls to make, and a financial thing to take care of this morning.  I need to make a trip to the grocery store to get more supplies for Christmas Eve, and make a run to the bank.   Between (among?) that I want to do a general dusting and straightening and  do a couple of loads of laundry.   I'd like to finish the wrapping and get some pictures uploaded to facebook too.  

going to the chatbox to talk myself through the phone calls and financial thing.  Once those are done, the rest is easy, right? 



"Hard work must have killed someone." - Charles Gregory

Hope-Faith CI 9:25

Good morning and I am truly looking forward to another wonderful productive day. I am in very high spirits and looking forward to Christmas Morning.

First on the list today is to check in, update post and check e-mail accounts. Doing it now. Done

CI 9:40 Next I need to get my shopping list together, find recipies and coupons.

CI 11:50 Completed shopping list. Think, Think, Think..... not sure what to do next. Get ready to go to town, Get outside decorations out, go look at dad's computer, go shopping. Well this will have to do for now

CI 1:55 am yes it is Wednesday did not get back home from shopping until 9:00 very productive shopping trip. However, when I got back home our electricty had gone out and did not come back on until now. So I am back out it now that I have lights.


Sammy ci :: 7:35 am

Hello hello hello!

I haven't checked in for a while! But I've mostly just been working, so nothing really to report on...except maybe being late or on time. It has been icy here, which makes travel pretty slippery. I'm often tempted to blame lateness on the roads, but most of the time its just me getting out of the house late.

 This morning will be busy....My puppet team is having a prop construction day for our upcoming show. I need to be there by 9. Then I'm working 2:30 - 8:30, then baking cookies with my mom after work.

To Do:

Get dressed

Print off references for props

Print off any text needed for props

Leave house by 8:30 (brush/scrape off car)

Must remember to start meeting w/ very short devotional time!  

Wrap up prop making by 12:30

Dishes (they have been neglected for a few days now....) 

Work at 2:30 (leave house by 2:10)


Will check in after I get back from prop making. Happy Tuesday! 


Kristen CI 8:30

I woke up at 6:00 today. 6:00! Can you believe it? I haven't been awake that early since my last all-nighter. Anyway, I drove my mother into work and now I have the car to drive myself to the dentist, do some shopping, etc. Here's my plan for the day:

- drive m
- breakfast
- nap (30 mins max)
- yoga
- shower
- send in pi app

- dentist
- call M, L, A, S, H, E, S, R about mall tonight confirm with S, L, A
- hand-wash sweaters
- go through school papers; recycle/box stuff I'm keeping
- read richards on bailey
- pick up retainers 3:30—call first good thing I called; they weren't ready!
- pick up m 4:45
- hair appt 5:30
- mall/friends 7:30
—find present for g!
- sit down for a couple hours with English after the mall

11:45— I can feel sleep becoming my excuse for not finishing this English paper, but my friends just left and honestly I'm pretty tired. I think I'll sit down with the Richards reading for a little while so I'll have made some progress on that today, and then give it a break and go to bed. 

So tempted to waste time on the internet, but I've been really good about it for a few days and want to continue that way. 

Didn't end up going to the mall today, so will go tomorrow morning (another reason to go to bed now—want to beat the rush!). 

e's Tuesday

I am hopeful today: I woke up without my alarm clock, got sunny boy up, showered, fed and cocao-ed and out the door, put away clean dishes, made up the futon, put away the pillows, drank water and took meds. I have an ambitious day today, including preparing the house for guests still to do , completing my shopping and wrapping still to do, letting people know what I am preparing for supper on Thursday so they will do their bits still to do . And the usually daily things, ie, laundry in process, the everpresent dishes99% done, etc. I know I will get this accomplished if I go to the chatbox, so here I come!

Have a productive-yet-serene day, everyone!

update: doing really well today, thanks to the chatbox. definate progress is being made, and I am not stressed out. Truly amazing, given that it is holiday time, but perhaps I am floating down denial?

I am now showered, dressed, laundry shifted, dishes done, eaten, made tea, read email, looked up price for guitar lessons, talked briefly with G about remaining christmas presents. now will fold the laundry that I shifted and put it away. then heading to the dining room to do some wrapping. perhaps I can get G to go out and do some shopping.....


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - William Penn