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Friday, January 30, 2009


Today I am aware, courageous, committed, and I am creating this day for fun and fulfillment!

Falcon CI Friday night

Just got home, slightly stressed from the work week, tired & hungry.  Also feeling lonely and fighting winter depression.  Very tempted to surf the net or potter around.  What I need to do is take care of my body first, then connect with people.


  • Excercise
  • Eat dinner
  • Call J
  • Email P

Get started NOW.  Ready. . . set. . . go!


Falcon CO

O.k., I feel better now.  By the time I was done chatting with J. there wasn't time to email P., but that's o.k.; no hurry on that.  I got the exercise and the human contact I needed, and am off to bed.

Hope you have a great weekend, everyone!


Recycler CI 4:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I don't think my home computer will be online this weekend, so I may not get to CI (or do a threadstarter). However, Monday afternoon I hope to check in again from my work computer :)

At the gym this morning, even though I didn't arrive overly early, I managed to efficiently do my routine & shower, so I got to work at about my usual time.

I worked on my project list today. There were 3 projects for which I needed a quiet block of time for each of them. Fortunately, today yielded those opportunities, and I even got them done. Yay! :) There are still some final details to check, but 98%+ of those projects are done :)

Tonight: 12-step meeting.

Also, find out how my friend is doing on adapting my home computer. If it's not ok, no big deal, can come up with a Plan B in the next day/week or two.

My weekend will be busy, too, and that would also keep me away from the home computer, and might have kept me from checking in anyway. I will miss my Pro Buddies, but look forward to being on-line with you next week! :)

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)


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

cute picture

The marketing update will probably have to wait because I was assigned to write and article for one of our clients today.  There are also a variety of odds and ends to pick up on as well, and I have a limited amount of time today.

today, I will

-write a brief description of the firm DONE


-check Z prices DONE

-revise Ford memo (probably) THIS GOT PUSHED BACK DUE TO THE ARTICLE

-at least start on the marketing update OY, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME!

Anyway, I'm going to get back to work on the article.

Journey 9:30

Happy Friday!  Running a bit late this morning, went to stay with Dad until Mom arrived this morning.   He still can't be left alone, but we're hoping that soon he'll be able to stay by himself at night.  He's still waking up in the middle of the night and trying to get out of bed by himself, which is an absolute nono! I don't what next week will be like but we'll worry about next week when it gets here. 

I've read email, no gym this morning so I'll try to take a walk at lunch, had breakfast in the car, and there's nothing on my calendar today.  I know I have a couple of fairly large administrative type tasks to do, and then I need to figure out what I can do to move along on Project L.   Project P is on hold until I have time for it next week.  I need to pay my car insurance today, and the rest of the bills and budget can wait until Sunday. 

Enough rambling, to the coffee pot and then to the chatbox.



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

Isabo 925am

Feeling not so great last couple of days.  Had a bit of an epiphany, that I need to open CJ and work from it THEN go chat....Up last night at 1am, wrote 'testimonial' letter.  That felt wonderful, getting the before and after of my life on paper.  One thing I didn't express though was how this is a day by day recovery, that I need to put the effort in to see the rewards.  I have my tools, now I need to work them so I can travel this road....

on that note....

morning routine, am routine, mactac windows, write list of hidden disaster todo's, decide supper, drink water, have lunch, dd bath, read a bit of book, use my timer and remember to stay calm, follow the next step and be proud of my efforts. 



isabo CI 1210pm

well, I used the site, and just zoom! got everything done in my cj and mactac'd the last two is so nice to have that complete!  I didn't use my timer, not on those tasks, but I did stay calm, did the next step, and I am proud of myself!

After w/gals, write list of hidden disaster area's, give dd a bath, don't know what else!  I am sure I will think of something....for now


isabo 245pm

Well, I chatted with the girls, ate lunch, had some chocolate :)... now on to some afternoon tasks, using the site.  Supper is right around the corner too, I wonder if I can top last nights alfredo spagetti chowder........probably not.  Nice to have discovered a new meal for dh and I though!

here I go!



isabo 410pm

Time to go for the day....have to start supper, clean this table of stuff, put away laundry.....I have a very productive day, no yawning...amazing as I was up in the middle of the night for two hours!  Tonight will be early to bed no doubt!

Have a good night everyone!


kromer 8:15 CI

Today is a busy day!

y main task is to prepare for a mtg w/ DP 3-4.

Meetings with professors always stress me out...I never feel well enough prepared! I think that reasonable goals for pre-mtg prep are to:
*Finish gene clustering (running now, taking forever, and making my computer grind to a halt on everything else) and write up summary of results.(MIT)
*Names+GO analaysis of overlapping genes (MIT)
*Read over notes on possible collaborators (MIT)
*Talk to Mark about analysis
*(If time) read about molecular function of stra8 and dazl
*(If time) brainstorm about logistic regression model

Other than the mtg, the day should be pretty calm. I already took care of my budgeting. I'd like to finish reading chpt 3 of sig/sys, email pastor about computer, run alg. on list of genes. Also have youth group 4:10-9:00.

Right now, I'm going to read over notes on possible collaborators and read about molecular functions of stra8 and dazl.

kromer 10:30 CI

Today has been a bit of a slow day.

When I got home from youth group at 9:30, I found a very critical email about a project that I've been procrastinating on. This sparked huge demand resistance (and also a lot of excuse-making, and mostly unfair annoyance at the friend who sent the email). So I've been web-surfing for the past hour.

I don't think I can deal with this particular project right now...I'll set aside an hour tomorrow morning and an hour tomorrow afternoon to deal with it. However, tonight I'd like to get out of my rut, particularly because tomorrow I'm not going to have as much time this weekend to work as I would like.

Right now, I'm heading to the chatbox to work. I want to take a preliminary look at the results from clustering, finish chpt 3 sig/sys, and do some prep work for running algorithm on list of genes. Will stop at 11:30 and go to bed

Agnus ci 7:55 am

Amazing - can it be, I'm first post?  Hang onto your hats, this could be the big one!  I'm usually not first  for anything except making mistakes! :-)

I'm off to shower, breakfast, check-out of hotel, meet COTR, finish training this team, and drive me and COTR back to DC, drop her off and get to Mom's for dinner. Then, be fully present for Mom, who has now made the formal decision not to have the brain surgery. We will plan some fun adventures to fulfill her life dreams, make her "Bucket List."  I can make this sad and awful, or opportunity and possibility. I choose the latter. Thanks for being here, PA-pals!


Such strength your mom has...and you as well.  I wish you much joy and happiness, and restful sleeps.  I look forward to reading your adventures! 


Prayers for you and your family.

hugs to Agnus

 Sending you my best wishes and prayers.
Wishing that your HP will give you the strength, wisdom and grace to deal with this situation in a way that is peaceful, constructive,loving and affirming.

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

More good wishes

Hi Agnus,

More good wishes!  And thanks for the reminder about being present with loved ones.  I'm going to hug my friends and family extra tight this weekend.


Thinking of you Ag, wishing

Thinking of you Ag, wishing you and your parents all strength, health and as much peace of mind as you can find...

Prayers are with you


My prayers are with you, too. I lost my mom unexpectedly a few months ago and it is a big loss. You are wise to make your intention to enjoy the time you have left with her. Take care,


Ag the early bird

I hope and pray for the best for you and your mom and dad! 


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