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Thursday 26 February 2009

A day is made of minutes.      

              Small scraps can make a beautiful whole even if each one is not perfect.

                                             ... I can keep starting.



Recycler CI 6:45pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

*winks* This evening I started the load of laundry FIRST before sinking my rear into the comfy computer chair ;) hee hee ;)

This morning: gym: my fav cute guy said "hi" to me ;) elliptical, ab workout, stretching

Work, am: Surprisingly, continued to accomplish & mark off projects from my list -- what a concept!!! ;)

Mid-day: had a dental appt, so did that as my lunchtime. On the way back to the office, dropped off items at Goodwill, and picked up color chips at the paint store.

Work, pm: My coworker helped me stuff notebooks for big workshop this weekend. We did as many as we could. ((sigh)) half the other notebooks are riding around the city on some truck. lol. Office Max doesn't know where they are, except they have shipped ... ;) lol. Worse case scenario: tomorrow during a lunchtime errand, on the way back to the office I can buy notebook binders at an office supply store ;)

After work: ooh, I like the mini-paint rollers, so got a couple more of those at the hardware store. Goal: to be soooo ready to paint sometime this weekend ;) Arriving at home, started clothes to wash, and fixed and ate dinner.

Colors. During the last year, it really helped me when I painted room dividers as test samples. One color I choose was too saturated -- it made the area feel "stuffy." So I know to go one shade lighter with the paint for the wall. I've narrowed it down to 1 finalist and 2 runners up. I'll look at the choices in natural light tomorrow, before turning in my order at the paint store ;)

Laundry. My budget board has me using drying racks for 2 loads a week. Over the course of a year, it still probably doesn't save that much, but at least it makes me feel like I am doing something.

Next: 1 more load of clothes for tonight. Maybe put a few things away. Brush & floss teeth. Go to be on time.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

isabo ci 1240 pm

A beautiful day here, sun is shining and snow is melting.  There is hope and possibility in the air!

Can't sit or get up without favouring certain butt muscles and wincing.  I was really sore this am for work, came home in a bitchy mood.  Mood has improved, but can drop to dangerous levels in a hearbeat!  I checked the bruise to how it was doing...there is no bruise!  It must have been the light and shadows playing tricks on me.  There may be a bruise there, but the layers of fat is keeping it hidden!

Tada list

worked, made lunch, dropped ds off at school, showered, did dd's hair, dropped dd off at school, went to grocery store for breakfast, went to movie store(space buddies), went to Library to p/u book on hold (Dick Francis' Silks), picked up dd, made lunch, phoned parents.  

Now I am trying not to sleep, but really, why?  What harm could a nap do?  Besides, eyes are closing in on their own!


Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

isabo ci 810pm

Had my nap.  Got up in time to p/u ds at school, went to dr's 1 1/2 hr early hoping to get in early.  We did.  Went to board meeting, then sstore to get prescription filled.  THey didn't have the stuff we needed, so went to Zellers...MacDonalds was supper.

I finished the spinach today - cooked spinach with fresh oranges and almonds..yummy!

As a result of drs appt, brd mtg and mcd's, I was only home for a couple of hours this afternoon, most of which I napped.

Til tomorrow, then.  My day will be full with shining up this home :) !!

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

GeorgeSmiley 10 AM + Updates

Beautiful day-starter. And clement, thank you for that recollection from Joshua. Never saw the movie, but love the bit you described...

Yesterday was fairly discombobulated.Out in the big-city all day, and the afternoon was shot because I had to see the Dr. after spraining my wrist in the morning.

Today has been off to a bad  not that great start. I've been woolgathering for about 2.5 hours. Some useful action (researching Project P-3) but a lot of not-so-useful time-wasting.

MUT#1 is project E/E-B. I'll be working on that a lot today. Other things as they arise on my task pad or calendar, including 10:30 phone interview for Project D-2.

Update 4:30 PM

Very little accomlished so far today. Lots of distractions.

I did get two phone interviews done.

Trying to restart the day again.



The Hero's Code:

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

putting the pieces back together

"Small scraps can make a beautiful whole even if each one is not perfect."

This reminds me of a movie Joshua. This woman who's having a really hard time w/ her life, and while upset, she knocks over an expensive crystal vase in Joshua's shop. That was "just one more thing" for her and she stormed out crying.

Turns out Joshua picked up the pieces of the broken vase, glued them back together, to make a beautiful sculpture of an angel.

That was an incredibly comforting metaphor for me!

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

hi clement

Hi Clement!

I have seen that movie, too, but forgot about that scene. Good movie.

I like today's quote, too!

Talk to you later! :)



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

kromer 9:05 CI

Yesterday was a disaster...I didn't check in and, other than going to class, didn't do any work.

Today I'm still feeling a lot of resistance, so I'm going to try to do a little bit of work...let's say a 7 hour workday, then I can goof off as much as I want. 

So, my plan for the day is:
*Head to campus
*Improve presentation, 9:30-11
*Class 11-12:30
*Lunch break 12:30-1
*Organize papers 1-1:30
*Work on task for EYL, 1:30-3:30
*Work on seq. analysis, 3:30-4:30
*Start organizing stuff from rotation project, 4:30-5

Then I can go to seminar, come home, and goof off for the evening.

Heading out the door now. 

kromer 1:30 CI

I came to campus, improved my presentation (I've pretty proud of it now), went to class, took my lunch break (which went a little long), now I'm going to work on organizing my papers. Heading to the chatbox now.

kromer 10:30 CI

I organized papers, did 1.5 hrs work on EYL's project, went to seminar, had dinner, picked up mail from my old house, came home, called my friend, took a break, called my parents. Not an astoudingly productive day, but at least I've gotten a little bit done.

Now I'm going to do 30 min more work on EYL's project, then shower and go to bed. 

ByGodsGrace todays CI

Stop making things so hard on myself… I am going to get this! Day could start at 5 or 6am not 2am if I didn't avoid starting something sooner... of course if it was that easy I wouldn't be here, so progress not perfection. Let my small scraps become a beautiful whole today...

Word and prayer for my day: Psalm 25:5

Lord, Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (NIV)

My music today:  Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Crystal Lewis 

My top priorities today:

Eat regularly

Job2 approved and to printer   REARRANGED DAY AROUND THIS  But Done!

Return client emails as needed   

My to do list:

Pray,Read the Bible

Daily CI

Job 2 Order Summary

Job 2 Final Proof 1 (most of day!) 

Email Client2 proof for approval

Email Printer Design for Proof (fri am ok for this)  2 complete proofs done, yae!


DD school 8am

Check Mail

DD pickup 2.30p

DD group 3:45-6

Call Bank  FRI

Confirm paypal link FRI

Email Job3 invoice FRI

Order tape FRI


Chick CI/ temporary reward with p anon self portrait

p  c ds assemble material phone plumber mtnga d email mk p c p r


but I wanted to celebrate finishing my minimal list and rescuing the afternoon from grouchiness with a picture of my identity here.I haven't done tough tough stuff, but I did a few things I dreaded and coaxed myself into a good attitude.

there: I repasted myself in as a good size:


You are beautiful, perched delicately on a vine with red berries.  Very serene!

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

Falcon pre-CI for Thurs.

Thanks for the thread starter, chickadee -- I like the quilt!

Checking in on Wednesday night to think ahead for tomorrow.

Oy, I don't even want to think about tomorrow's stuff. 

I really, really have to arrange for a mammogram -- I can't keep putting that off forever.  Which means I have to call my doctor's office and find out where my last mammo was (because the lab I thought I had gone to had no record of it) and get it sorted out from there.  And my doctor's office, while it has nice doctors, also has the world's worst customer service, so I'm dreading dealing with the office staff there.  Ugh.

Then going to the other doctor's office for an injection.  That's o.k. - needles don't bother me.  But I'm a little apprehensive about whether I'll have side effects from the new meds.

And finally, I think I have to take my car back to the place that put a new bumper on a few months ago - the bumper seems to be detatching itself on one side.  Stressful, and not the way I wanted to spend my day off.

My brain is telling me that none of these things are terrible.  In fact, I'm fortunate that I have things like health care and a car in the first place, and could really be grateful to be able to spend my day on such tasks.

But my soul is telling me that all these things are a source of dread, and I should maybe just stay under the covers and not get up all day tomorrow. . .

I'll check in and let you all know how it goes!


Falcon CI Thurs. a.m.

Good morning pro amigos!

Wow, that was a lot of grumbling I did in last night's pre-CI!  So that means I've got it all out of my system and can just get things done now, right?  Wink

Going to head over to the chatbox & check in there before I exercise & eat breakfast.