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Monday 12 January 2009

Monday. Have a good week.

Here's a cuppa for starting. I can take the first step

Recycler CI 4:20pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Oh, that cup of coffee really helps! :) Thanks, chickadee! :)

Today I worked out at the gym, had a meeting at the office, did other projects. I ate the lunch I brought to work, and made progress on a mailing this afternoon.

Now I need to write/update/print my assignment list for tomorrow. I've got a lot of loose ends.

Tonight: go to chiropractor appt, then 12-step meeting. Meet with sponsor if they feel well enough.

Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Isabo 343

Feel a little better now - took care of hunting a specific med prof'l down and getting things started, that feels good to have done.  Must start kitchen now as kitchen must be done and supper started before husband home or I will endure a bad mood, foot stomping, attitude, which will cause my hackles to rise....after all I am home all day, what do I do that supper can't be at a reasonable time?????????

I am really not in a great mood.  Don't think I will be on again tonight, I will be back tomorrow am - no afternoon, preschool in am

I sincerely hope everyone is doing better than I am

Isabo, good to see you

Isabo, good to see you coming back. Strength to you!

isabo 245

Back from picking up m'boy - got the mail, only to find a bill for car insurance, which I had totally forgotten is one of this time of yerrs big money bills.  I have been putting the full amount on credit since we got to this province because 1) it is cheaper without that interest 2) it makes monthly bill paying that much less expensive and 3) there was room on the cards.  However there is no more room on the cards, so that means it will have to become a monthly bill, and money sucks so bad already.  And, this also means that the other big expenditures also have to become monthly, which really really sucks.  I really don't want to know the final numbers, but for this family to survive, I need to do that first step.  I was all gungho to start doing stuff with this checkpoint in place, get into this habit before a bad mood hit, and now this...

and no, I still haven't done the dishes, or laundry, and I have to check the fire.

and I don't want to move, I don't want to do anything but eat lots of chocolate and drink lots of coffee and play mindless computer games

Isabo 1245

Yah, I did it!  And walking up the stairs, the tops of my thighs let me know they were hurtin'!  Now I have to look up some exercises, instead of just going by memory!

Actually had lunch today, which hasn't happened in a long time.  I am usually on here and getting my 4 year old to get herself some crackes, or cheese or bologna.  I would get her to bring me the knife and a plate, and cut things for her...I know that itsn't fair to her or myself, and lots of other issues as well, but I recognize that that behaviour has to change.

I am going to look up some exercises, then shower and then go pick up my boy from school - will check in after that.

and no, haven't done anything on my todo list yet....

actually, I did check on the fire - only because I was in the same room for a period of time tho!

ScottK CI 10:20

Hi, I'm back! Time to get serious about 2009!

1) Contact more editors for FETC

2) Get back to Hellen Williams

3) Review & Respond to T&L article

4) Draft FSC release

5) Call Noah re DSL

6) Write update on TD projects

7) Reschedule with KS

8) Ship pkg

9) Depost Check

Thanks so much for being here.

isabo 1135

I am in the midst of procrastinating

I need to get off this computer and go do things around the house and there is no good reason not too, but the games on this computer have such a strong pull....

before i do the items I have stated earlier, I am going to go downstairs and pull out the floor mats so I can (tape?) them together so I can do some jogging on the spot - and stretching...something I have been thinking about for quite awhile.  I am going to do that now....

I will be back!

sick and tired of being sick and tired

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Journey 9:30

I was a few minutes late to work this morning!  Traffic is definitely back to normal in the city of Atlanta.   I felt like I was driving through a war zone with car parts all over the expressway and ambulances howling all around.   I feel like I have accomplished something just getting to work alive!

I will definitely need to stay here until at least 6 tonight to feel that I have put in a full day.   Of course, it doesn't matter how many hours I sit here if I'm not really working, eh? 

I have coffee already, cereal, and big pitcher of water on my desk.  Time to get busy!  

I've been to the gym and read new email but I have not made my todo list for the day.  Doing that now.


"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

24 fans?

As soon as I have my todo list made, I will let myself have 5 minutes to check Dave Barry's blog and read his analysis of last night's episode of 24.   It's always hilarious.   I was quite disappointed that Jack did not even pull his gun, close the perimeter, or check the grid until the last half hour. 


"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

I've procrastinated so much

I've procrastinated so much while watching Jack Bauer torturing bad guys! I love 24! Watching TV shows like 24, LOST, 6 feet under, desperate housewives has cost me at least 12 months of my life in the last 3 years when I should have finished college and kept delaying my Master's exams for years ... but now I'm in the middle of my finals, not studying but writing in forums ;-)

I thought it was so cheesy of Tony to show up alive and kicking - and being a bad guy now! I mean, what's the matter with him, did he come off his medication or what ;-) ? Btw., after having discovered this awesome website I've finally called my psychiatrist (haven't been there since 2005) to get something to help me study ... let's wait and see, if she wants to give me a prescription other than this mild antidepressant, which hadn't worked for me in 2005 ... I'd love to try some Ritalin, but it's hard to get a prescription in my homecountry due to strict "anti-drug" laws.




"The sands are numbered that make up my life" Shakespeare

re: Cheesy Tony

Yep it would have been a surprise to see ol' Tony if he hadn't been on the all the advertisements for the show lol!   Jack should have shot Tony in the thigh!


"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Cheesy Tony! (24 spoiler)

Hey Tony is a good guy after all . . .well, sometimes.   It's complicated!

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

re: 24

i did not read. i still have it on tivo. I used my peripheral vision to find the 'reply' button.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

re: 24 analysis key quotes (one spoiler so don't read it clem!)

They should have requested a non-sniping room.

UPDATE: The federal government should definitely stop using Vista.



"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

GeorgeSmiley 8:30 AM

Good morning, and good week, all...

This has been a hell of a weekend. I will not go into details. It involves a much larger organization in which I am deeply involved. It is not directly related to, but has a significant impact on, the ongoing Project Y for which Mrs. GS and I volunteer.

But as a result I begin this week short on sleep, emotionally drained, and particularly at risk for the procrastination behaviors that tend to undermine my life.

Today I've got a series of projects to work on, and as often is the case, a long list of tasks in my Outlook calendar taskpad. For the morning I'm largely going to just go through the tasks I have on my list and do or defer in the order they are there.

My MITs for the day include:

1) Rewrite Project P-3

2) At least start writing Project G

3) Advance the ball on several other projects

4) Winnow my physical in-basket and catch up on filing.  FINISHED!

I'll be spending the day in the chatbox.

Update 6:30 PM

Lion's share of the day was on item 4. Diddn't do 1, got a return phone call on 2, (good thing) but that's all.

But 4 was very important.

See you all tomorrow!




The Hero's Code:

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

e's Monday

So far it has been a crappy beginning to a day. The heater did not go on this morning, as it was out of water. My son overslept, felt yucky and I got him up late, made him breakfast and headed out to the car with hot chocolate and a sandwich. We had forgotten about the snow, so it was a bit of a rush to try to get the car unearthed. While driving him to school the hot chocolate spilled EVERYWHERE, leaving a soaked front seat, puddles in the cup holders, everything sticky and hot and messy. No paper towels could be found. By the time I got him to school and back home, the hot chocolate had started to freeze onto the upholstery. I went to the store to get wipes and forgot my wallet. I am now home, the car is partly, very inadequately cleaned up, and I am trying to figure out how to get the frozen sticky hot chocolate from becoming a permanent odor in my car. C'est la vie.

Luckily, I am feeling optimistic. I am surrounded by piles this morning, but think that I can do some. I got to bed earlier than I had thought, had a good conversation with son #1 last night and think he might actually get his act together.

Today: call uni about courses. fold and put away the heaps of laundry. sort out papers on dining room table. plan dinner. deposit checks. start fafsa. double check bill payment. chatbox it all.

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

hope for today

1/2 hour walk
bring away laundry
get to work on time
break down DE work into managable steps for the week, and begin working on it
spend 1 hour filing
work on SC this evening. Only 1 hour.


i like hope

love the title ds. Sometimes i think that's all we have. A lot of times.

I wish you well on your recovery today. one day at a time. Check-ins work for me--hope they do for you.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:


Morning all

Well, yesterday ended up being a pretty good day - husband let me sleep in, got a bunch of stuff done in a two hour span, didn't have to make dinner, and the kids had a bath!

Today I need to keep this ball rolling

kitchen - laundry - shower - check fire every 1.5hrs - spend 15 minutes in spare room

Of course, I can't start this quite yet, as I came here first when I started the computer, I need to check the emails, check the bank, check facebook, play my soduko...priorities, you know!

I will be back in a bit!


chatbox was having trouble

chatbox was having trouble loading for me--is this my computer or browser today?Force quit and restart seems to solve the problem, so I've been doing it more often than usual.

Hope-Faith CI 4:20

Chickadee, thanks for the early am start.

Trying to get myself motivated for the day. Hopefully Checking In will do it.

  1. I have already completed the following on my daily am routine. Checked e-mail and financial infor. Updated post and now I am CingI.
  2. Work on some school work for about 30 min.
    1. Reveiw exam sch
    2. Send a few e-mails
    3. Work on some lesson plans if time permits Time did not permit
  3. Back to am routine
  4. Work - Exams
  5. AI
    1. Chart online activity
    2. Update PPT
    3. Send e-mail
  6. Me
    1. Call about R test
    2. Get C infor for M
  7. Admin
    1. Get grade
    2. Check on A's desk
  8. AI
    1. Create DBL online activities
  9. AII
    1. Copies 5.00
    2. Print and copy 6.00
    3. Create OCS exam
    4. Online activity
    5. Complete HTML code reference sheet and copies
  10. CI at 6:00
  11. CI 6:15 Well I did get moving today thanks to this site and a friend in chatbox who helped to motivate me. Still progressing on am routine. Will CI again at 11:00.
  12. CI 9:20 exam done and can work on other things.



Chick CI

[x] up on time before alarm

[x] recycling


[well underway]d

[x] corresp


[x] tidying. (Underway, it's making such a difference, even half an hour. Could I do a bit every day? Yes! I want the feelings of peace and control that would come with more order.

Much more to do: I have to take text and give presentation tomorrow, both.
Umpteen practice tests done; presentation pages are ready. I'll do a bit more and then it's time to stop.