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Tuesday January 13, 2008

Journey's very bad, terrible, horrible day!

Well, I wasted a couple of hours this morning and then when I really started working my internet started going out sporadically.   I spent several hours with a conference call in one ear and the phone company in the other ear.   Then, my daughter said her transmission is "acting funny"  so I blew off the rest of the work day and took her car into the shop.  After phoning in to work to explain of course.    

Then when I got home my mom called.   My dad has been complaining of his back hurting lately and she took him in to the doc today for x-rays.  They say he's got a fractured vertebrae.    He's too frail for surgery, so I don't know what is going to happen.   He's going for an MRI tomorrow. 

Now I'm watching tv.   We rented The Incredible Hulk.  It's not the greatest, but it's entertaining!

I haven't had a totally non-productive day in a long time, and as I write this I realize that most of this was out of my control, except for the couple of hours I goofed off this am. 

This is quite enlightening because pre- PA I would have felt completely reponsible and spent days feeling guilty, probably going into a procrastination tailspin.   Now I feel that I can relax this evening and start anew tomorrow.   Assuming the phone dude shows up like he's supposed to!  Of course, now the internet connection seems fine, so he'll probably come out and say everything is working.   As s former network support tech myself, I know it is impossible to troubleshoot a problem when it is not happening. 


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

hugs to jo!

I hate those days where everything goes wrong! Congrats on seeing that it's out of your control and on committing to a fresh start tomorrow.

thanks kromer and wb!

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

kromer 5pm back!

Been doing an awful lot of traveling recently (just came back from visting a friend), so haven't been here in a while---I actually had to log in!

I just got home from the airport, called bf and parents, took a shower. Now I need to take care of a bunch of logistics (and a little work), so I can start focused work tomorrow. I want to be in lab by 8 am tomorrow, able to work a full day without being distracted by unpacking etc. That means tonight I need to:

*Read 2 papers
*Unpack + do laundry
*Go grocery shopping
*Email MG
*Deal w/ email from last 2 days
*Email out notes from deacons mtg
*Make and eat a healthy dinner
*Email RH

I'll do more if I have time, but that's a minumum. First I'll unpack + start laundry, then I'll update here.  

kromer we missed you!

It is great to have you back! 


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

Welcome Back

I trust you had a good trip. Welcome back.


kromer 9:50 CO

Very jet lagged so didn't get through everything (didn't quite finish unpacking, and read only 1/2 paper), but I made progress. Am all packed up for tomorrow, and am setting alarm for 6:40 so I can start establishing new habit of getting to lab by 8 every day. Bed time now!

Welcome back kromer!

 you are one of my inspirations!

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

Recycler CI 4:10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

CI at the end of the workday again :)

I followed my project list somewhat today ;) What a concept! ;)

Next before the end of workday: update my project list for Wednesday. It's hard to find the time to review the list, but it seems to help the next day! :)

Tonight: 2.5 hours of committee meetings for my volunteer group. Actually, it's ok; I don't mind ;)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

isabo 420

today not such a good day...dropped my boy off at his school, had a quick shower, dropped my daughter off at preschool, went to walmart with the hopes of decent snow foot wear at a decent price - nothing my size, and the prices not so decent either.  checked 3 other places, nothing.  That is really depressing, because the snow boots I have are coming apart between the sole and foot.  Didn't have lunch, ate way too many cookies, now I have hearburn.  I bought useless stuff, alot of it, I will use it all but they were not necesseties.  I know I shop to make myself feel better, and it never does.  I was able to have a decent conversation with my hubby about the $ situation last night, so that was good.  Must go make dinner and clean rest of kitchen.  Nothing else will get done today, no laundry, no vaccuuming.  I did keep the fire going, though, so I guess that is something.

Hope your days are going better than mine 



Thanks for you support.  It is just so great to have had my words read  - I know I am heard, and that is such a great feeling!

Today is a much better day!

Isabo, just saying hi and

Isabo, just saying hi and sending encouragement. SOunds like a tough time for you. Please keep coming back and let us know how it's going.


keep going isabo!

 and do not give up....
keep checking in!
and remember you can always start again!

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

Chick CI

long day and more to do--it's more than 12 hours since I got up!

[x] went to meeting, gave presentation, made handout and e-mailed material

[x] went to a god-forsaken industrial estate in another city, took and passed citizenship test! More time waiting, registering, paying, one-by-one notification of results than the test itself. Hm.

Now: eat and unwind

[progress :) ] official papers to post tomorrow

[] prep for excursion

[] liaise w/ .

Chick CI

back early wed. a.m.

trip stuff ready.

reviewing paperwork from yesterday

gratz chickadee!

congrats on passing citizenship test! :)

Thanks Kromer!   Good

Thanks Kromer!


Good to see you back.


Now--item 7, item 10

tiptree 1:30 PM CI

to do:

- pay bills
- deal with xml declaration problem
- tinymce issue in test
- see if Flash CS3 will install on old computer
- look at ECV Flash code
- clean office
- pick up pills
- read 40 pp. Mannix
- stretch
- finish FW
- return DVDs
- F-A issue

e's plan for Tuesday

 Good morning. So far, things have been sort of bittersweet: my eldest took off to spend two weeks with his girlfriend and I am missing him already. He has been away from home for longer, but this feels more real. Not sure why. Younger son is in finals week and I need to let go of the outcome: he is in his drivers seat, much as I try to drive his car. 

 I got up, took meds, did half the dishes, drove kids to subway and to school, ate some breakfast and have dealt with some bills. Last night I made some headway on the mounds of paper in the dining room, but now  I have to actually do the tasks associated with that paperwork, ie, bill paying, fafsa, etc. My will is rebelling, but I did some reading in the Big Book this morning and I know that I do better when I let HP take over: thy will be done, not mine. I also feel better for having gotten to a meeting last night. I am really impressed with the speakers where I am living: they are so good it would be worth buying tickets! 

I am feeling a little bit blue. I have some amends to make and am not really looking forward to doing them. And so it goes. 

laundry, boxes to basement, bill pay, fafsa, sew button, move junk off porch, empty trash, finish dishes, organize lights, check back in and make a new list. 


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

e check back

 Today was not what anyone would consider an on-task day: I was swept along into facebook for much of the day. The great thing is that I have gotten in touch with such a wide variety of folks I have known over the past 40 years, some of whom might be very good contacts for work. So, I am not feeling totally off. As well, I now have contact with some very very good friends I had lost hold of, so that is wonderful. 

The other acheivement was the ribs. wonderful. 'nough said. 

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

Albert Einstein

FAFSA phooey!

I turned that reponsiblity over to DD.   If she really wants to finish school, she can get her own student loans!


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

hugs to e

 You are doing well....
keep on goingoing despite your resistance!

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

Thanks, Convie

I needed the hug and the encouragement


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

GeorgeSmiley 7:35 AM + Updates

The bad news: Mrs. GS and I have not yet followed through on our plans to go to the YMCA in the morning for exercise. Our excuse today is that we remain exhausted with the dealing with the challenges of our ongoing Project Y, and also with the unrelated, but overlapping, matters. And it's d*** cold outside today, and threatening to get colder.

The good news: I am here, ready to work a full half-hour early. I've read my daily Buddhist passage and thought on it. I've been repeating the same passage for 3 days now, and I think I'm ready to move to the next one tomorrow.

MIT#1 is to check my Project Y related email without  getting sucked into that controversy further.  Update, 8:50 AM: Finished that task. Promising myself not to look at that address until noon at least.

MIT#2 is the Project P-3 Rewrite Update 9:25 AM: After several interruptions, starting this task for today.  2:15 PM FINISHED!!!

MIT#3 is to move ahead on Project G

I'll leave the list at that for now.

Heading to chatbox.



The Hero's Code:

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

Journey 8 am

Good morning!  Thanks for starting us out Hope!

I've been to the gym, and now I'll boot up my work computer and straighten my desk.  Then breakfast, and make a todo list for the day. 

Back 9ish . . .probably in chat.  

(working from home today)


oh yeah and I was 2 minutes EARLY to my 5:30 class!!  yay!!

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

Hope-Faith CI 5:35

 Good morning to all hope that you have a very productive day.

  1. AM Routine
  2. Work
  3. Exam
  4. Admin
  5. A1
  6. A2
  7. BDay
  8. CI 8:35 very depressed at this point in the day. Huge argument with my other half and childdren on the way out the door this morning. I do not understand why they can not support me in my routines. I am trying my best to be a more proactive, productive and a clutter free individual and all my other half wants to do is stand in the way of my routines and knock them off as insignificant. Anyway time to get over it and move on.

Encouragement to you hope-faith

 Just wanted to say hi!
Change is difficult not only for the one that is making the change but also for those around that person.
Can you talk to your husband when your kiddis are not around?

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


Thanks for the words of encouragement. I am much better now, I just have to keep in mind that "If it is to be it is up to me". My husband is a wonderful person however he was rasied with the mindset that womans work is womans work and it is just expected. Not much I can do with that mindset I just have to stay positive and focused and keep my eye on my goal. Again thanks for the encouragement it means alot.