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Monday 19 January 2009

It's Monday. A new week.

Have a good one and thanks for being here.


One step.   wisdom serenity courage                                 many drops fill a bucket

Hope-Faith CI 4:50

Back from Dr. office, not to refocus my efforts for the day.

  1. Bring stuff bought in from van
  2. Update checkbook balance
  3. Spend about 1 hour working on "Operation Take Down Christmas Yeah it is done
  4. PM Routine
    1. Put up clothes
    2. Vaccume floor
    3. Kitchen Bar

CO 8:35 completed pm routine and began to work in the playroom. I am checking out for the night I am going to knit this evening my daughter me to teacher her how to knit. She has been so helpful tonight and has worked very hard with me. Good night and everyone have a great evening.


Recycler CI 2:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

Thanks for the sunshiney start to the day, chickadee! :)

This morning I cooked breakfast, ran the dishwasher, unloaded some more moving boxes and tried to put things in their approximate place, or at least Toward that direction or room.

I took out a bag of trash, and also collapsed a dozen or more empty cardboard boxes for the trash. I dropped off some items at Goodwill, and bought a few more groceries at the store.

After eating lunch, I came over here to the rental condo. I've moved some more boxes, and will probably do some more later today or this week. I'm hoping to have a talk with someone, and hope to get a chance today or tomorrow.

Tonight go to my 12-step meeting. Hopefully talk to my sponsor afterward. During the last month they have been recovering from their surgery, and hopefully tonight will be their first meeting back with the group!

Serenity Prayer. I need to say the Serenity Prayer concerning a combination of things about a specific situation. 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 1009am

Another slow beginning today.  Lots to do, but at least I have read ALL my emails, played my Soduko, and am awake.  Tired though.  Normally, I would take a nap to recharge myself.  Not going to today though.  I need to start doing my routines....mainly so my daughter can have this table to play with her play doh!  ugh, I hate that cleanup, but I did add it to my list today!


well, did a little bit of stuff, at least laundry is getting done and kitchen is clean.  Today is my first day doing a full day of routines, I know I should start with babysteps, but I always like to see how the full picture of something is so I know how something should look.

I am not as energenic as I would like, but that is ok.  It started me thinking about having bad day, and what I can do on those days.  Just the minimum of the routines list, but hopefully enough to get me off the incredibly negative thinking I can do.  Time will tell!

I can only deal with today, and the next five mins at a time.  For the next five mins - go get the windex and finish with the bathroom!


wow, toilet turned out white!   I turned the water off and flushed it, then scooped out as much water as i could, the put the cleaning stuff in and let it sit for 20 min, then scrubbed and scrubbed - it wasn't this white when we moved in!

I have done lots today, but with such a late start, I could have done more.  But that is okay, I have done well none the less!  Still tired, but I am gonna keep going, why stop now??

Hope everyone is having a good day too!


very encouraging isabo

it's very encouraging to me see you making progress like this. Even tho i've been here for a while, i still get discouraged, but seeing you join us and have positive results helps me believe again.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

great to hear this isabo

great to hear this isabo :)


Thank you!!


Hope all is smooth traveling for you too!

Hope-Faith CI 8:35

Slept in again today Holiday for me and children. Today my focus will still "Operation Take Down Christmas. I only have 4 things left to do.

  1. Pack up village
  2. Put tree in box
  3. Pick up some odds and ends that have scattered around the house
  4. Put the boxes away

First I will work on am routine and I need to help my aunt with her computer. Getting coffee and moving on to am routine.

CI 10:05 am routine is complete except for exercise. I will try and do it later in the day, no promises. next I need to contact aunt and fix her comuter problem. Then I am going to knit for 15 min.

12:30 change in plan -- taking son to dr. CI when I get back



hope all is well!

All is well now

Thanks isabo, all is well now that I have some meds for my son. (Strep Throat -- 4th time since August)

Isabo, it is so nice to read about your progress you are doing so well and have such a positive outlook it is encouraging to read about your progress.

Continue to have a great day going to CI and refocus my efforts so that all is not lost.


check in

coffee, breakfast

pay bills
generate 1099s
search for patterns
shower dress
bring away laundry
writing, 2 hours, no more, no less
mop floor
grocery shop
V project

gd work ds

checking in with plans and results : i feel you have taken a step in recovery. It's very encouraging to me to see new people take steps and improve. Thanks!

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

kromer 7:35 CI

A little late getting starting this morning, but here I am now.

Right now I need to:
*Do breakfast dishes
*Look up how to get to CR's house
*Pack a lunch
*Look over mouse expr data and take notes
*Review ethics cases
*15 min work on documentation for PF's project
*Email about Harambee
*Head to lab, check in with a plan for working on DP's project

kromer 9:40 CI

Have been going incredibly slowly this morning, but I'm finally done with the above tasks.

I have ethics training today 12-2, and then am leaving to go visit parents for a day. So I'll have a couple hours in lab to work on DP's project, and then about 6 more hours on the train.

MIT for the day is to map probeset names to gene names--hope to get this done before ethics training, if not I'll finish on the train.

Other tasks are:
*Read annaffy doc
*Finish reading affy and affydata doc (except QC)
*Review and take notes on 3 papers
*Go through 30 pgs of R tutorial

OK, packing up and heading to lab now, check back when I get there.  

Journey 7 am

Good Monday morning!   I wasn't here all weekend, as it was a weekend full of family get-togethers.   Today is a holiday for me - King Holiday in the US.   I did manage to get groceries and of course had to do the basic dusting/straightening for company last night, but today is dog and clothes washing day.   I have a giant pile of laundry and my dog stinks like anything.   

First, coffee and planning.   Then, exercise.   And then, back here in the chatbox for the rest of the day! 


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

GeorgeSmiley 6 AM + updates

Another action-packed day ahead! :-)

MIT#1: Finish editing Q&A story and send to editor

MIT#2: Phone interview set for Project D @ 9 AM Update 2:25 PM: Finished

MIT#3: Drive to the big city for interview for Project E Update 2:25 PM: Finished

MIT#4: Phone interviews 2 & 3 for Project D at 3, 3:30 PM Update 5 PM: Finished

MIT#5: Get car to mechanic for lightbulb replacement and oil change
Update 2:25 PM:  delegated to Mrs. GS, who took care of it.

Update 2:25 PM: Back from the big city. Had lunch w/ Mrs GS, who had today off from work. Now back in the office. Back to Project Q-C, then Project D.

Update 5 PM:  Resuming work on first MIT, the edited transcription.



The Hero's Code:

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

Constance's plans for today:

Morning everyone! Hope you're all getting a good start this Monday!

I use Lock&Rest now, as I don't need the computer most of the time. At first I was a bit surprised to be cut off my procrastination tool of choice no. 1, my pc, but I actually like it. Time is a precious present for me these days.

O Read Prof. Sch.'s tips for oral exams and do not panic(!)

O Read H. or review questions and try to answer them

O Lunch at 1 pm - 45 min (go outside for 5 min)

O if I don't have to read H., read R+J instead


"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day" Macbeth, Shakespeare

jan 19th, right?

Still Sun night for me. going to be soon. maybe a little work first.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

Hi Clement, I posted the

Hi Clement, I posted the Monday starter very late on Sunday so I could commit to Monday before sleeping--of course Sunday's CI forum was still there.

I hope no one minds this experiment...actually I don't want to do the starter so often, but my timezone makes it likely that people in EST won't have done a starter during my morning.

Your motto stays in my head and keeps me going :) thanks.

PS just corrected the date-sorry & thanks

u can do the starter

it does make sense for the eastern-most timezone to start it. We had someone in greece who started the thread early. Also india and/or australia users could start it. If i have my timezones and geography correct. I just think the first person who arrives that day shd start it, no matter what.

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

procrastinating by studying procrastination:

Chick's monday


task m: now on this.

mtngs pm: be present , willing, listen very positive, now I need to focus on the things I need to achieve, not just helping others