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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recycler CI 7:30pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I went over to the rental condo. There were some various stray discard items, so I bagged up 3 [small] trash bags and took those to the dumpster. The refrigerator was really clean, but I had some leftover soy sauce etc that I wasn't going to use, so I added that in the trash bags. I started the stove burner liners to wash in the dishwasher.

Do I want to go back over there? I can wipe the stove around the burner areas a little more. It's still daylight, so I think I will go over for a few more minutes.

8:20pm. OK, I did go over there and wiped around various areas of the stove top. There is still more to clean, but psychologically it made me feel better.

Next: combination: I need to get ready to sleep, but I'm still a little hyper.

Have a great night! :)



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

Convalaria attempting recovery 9.20am, 1.25pm

Have not been here for a while.
The last 4 months have not been productive.
I am on paid leave from work, and while I have needed to recover from a ver difficult 2008 and the previous several years I do need to make use of the time that I do have.
So Now I choose to:

  • spend 30 minutes on self care
  • spend 1 hour on tiding house
  • walk dog and post certificate
  • eat something healthy
  • call T
  • Post again at 12 noon!

Above is mostl accomplished, except for my own walk! It was raining so I drove the dog to the park for his exercise. I also did some errands for me and for m mother and ate a health lunch.

  • poo pick up
  • manicure appoinmtment
  • hang out laundry
  • finish load in washer
  • unload dishwasher
  • Post at 4 pm



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

Recycler CI 6:10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

At least the past weekend was peaceful. lol ;)

This morning I did go to the gym. The cute guy talked to me again! However, I noticed he was wearing a Large wedding ring. ((sigh)) Anyway, I did my cardio, ab workout, and stretching for the day :)

I did some projects today, and also Prep Work. Tomorrow I have to do some photocopying and other projects before I go on my vacation Thurs, so I tried to get drafts of everything done today. Tomorrow is going to take some Precision Drill Team strategy. It bothers me a little to have pressure, but some days are like that.

After work I met up with the guy who is interested in the rental condo. Fingers crossed that he will sign the lease! Either way I still have some clean-up work to do! Plan: I will try to do an hour of cleaning/moving in the morning; then go to the gym to shower.

Tonight I'm supposed to have my volunteer group. However, I am [emtiomally] worn to a frazzle. I let them know I will skip the meeting. I'm going to do stuff around here; maybe go to the rental condo for a while? (or not).

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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


Can I ask you how you get that graphic "icon", the moving dog on your posts.  I would like to do something similar  to find my last check ins faster.




Do It Now 

how I found it

Hi dotnow!

I think if you google animated avatars, you can find a variety of ones to choose from. Or, if you have a favorite [for example] cartoon character, you can google their name + "animated." Also Boards/Community Boards, there are a lot of avatars that you can cut and paste [or "right click and save"), animated and regular. I hope you find some you like! :)



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

thank you recycler

will try it 

do it now

Ci do it now

prep meeting tomorrow night

look for tx forms

make an est.

plan  (stretch goal)

lp's and hw post    do something for per 4    Do somthing to find pt work 



DID 2#'S 2,3 5,6 NOT 7

gOOD PROGRESS NOT perfectin 



BUT:  Studied for 1.5 hours

progres not perftion 


i have heard it mentioned hear that its important to post your failures - I am not sure why but here goes:

went 2 wks without contacting JS - may have lost.  Looks likely that major opportunitly

was lost   UGGGHHH!  where to go from here?



Agnus ci on new laptop! and co 12:10am

So grateful to have the right boss and sufficient resources these days to just buy a new one and pay tech support to set it up. I recognized my default setting (character defect) says I "should never" pay for anything that I "should" be able to do myself, which is everything - so I can give my money to the poor or something.  In recovery I now contribute to my own recovery (and the economic recovery!) by humbly admitting when I really don't know how to do something, and paying people to do what they are good at, thus preventing poverty.  I still support charity too, but this feels much saner.

I feel good that I planned my day prayerfully and am making progress, though it's been oft-interrupted with phone calls, tech support interface and J stuff.  Here's the plan I started with, and current status:

  • Personal, Step 11, Mom call, food plan/prep
  • Plan work; prep for tech support to transfer me to new laptop
  • Finish editing mktng materials and send
  • Read and edit all SOC-relevant materials postponed to plane tomorrow
  • Call Fr T at noon to confirm
  • Lunch - make grocery list for J
  • 12: 40 leave for Fr T appt  he postponed
  • 2:30 prep for electrician (J)
  • Write response to SOC and email team for review postponed; out of time
  • Fill out the printing req form postponed; out of time
  • Review direx for the rest of the printing req postponed; out of time
  • 7pm AA mtng nope, out of time
  • 9pm bedtime (need to be up @ 5am)  time now is 12:10 - but I no longer need to be up by 5 :-)

Telling on myself here about tasks I am procrastinating, and why:
* Telecons with Rochester, Newark, Miami, Atlanta, Maine - People are overwhelmed by Stim, don't have time to want to talk to me now.
*  Followup Chicago - I am unclear how to proceed.
*  Finish expense report - sheer don't wannas
*  Enter debits - sheer don't wannas

isabo ci 259pm

well, I have discovered just having the timer setting off every 10 minutes gives one the sense of accomplishment even if one isn't doing any particular task, but puttering around.  A 'look at what I just did in 10 mins' kind of boost.  Better than nothing.  Talked with a good friend for 45 mins, made healthy muffins, now making better than store bought chocolate chip cookies.  Completed a laundry cycle.  Kept kitchen clean.  Not bad, I guess, for feeling like I am not doing anything!  I will keep it up! :)

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

isabo ci 1000 am

I have been on the computer since before 8am, and purposely been avoiding coming here.  I do have the timer pinned to my shirt though, guess that's a step in the right direction.

It is snowing today, since late afternoon yesterday.  Supposed to continue till tomorrow.  Grr.

Today I want to continue working on the disaster room.  Yesterday I actually put the Santa with kids picture on the wall.  Pretty good, only three months past!  My hubby had to bring up the xmas wreath that is still hanging on the door to that room up though.  I'd forgotten about that.  Even though you need to walk past it to get in the room.

So, today, timer is set on 10 minutes, I will alternate between disaster room and ... kitchen first, then my bedroom closet floor!

Off to it...

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

GeorgeSmiley 8 AM

The most important thing I've done today is checked in here before doing ANYTHING else.

I find that helps me.

MIT#1: Spiritual reading time.

MIT#2: Work thru my task pad as much as possible.



The Hero's Code:

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

Journey 8:30

Good morning!  Lovely thread starter.  I'm from Atlanta so Dr. King is naturally one of my heroes :) but I had no idea he was a productivity guru as well!

lemme see . . .I've been to the gym and checked on Daddy.  I read email but I still have 600 items in my inbox, all read but not disposed of. I'm working from home today and I still feel tired which is not a good combination.   I went to bed early last night though so I am more rested.  I have the meeting with my boss at 9:30 if he can be assed to show up for it, and another meeting at 10:30.  Better get motivated here.  First thing, clean up and get dressed in 'work at home' clothes, 5 minutes to review for meeting with boss and send him a written update which I have all ready, and then work on my todo list for today.  See y'all in the chatbox.


You won't reach your destination by pretending you're somewhere other than where you are. - Steve Pavlina

Falcon CI Tues.

Hi pro buddies,

O.k., wasn't doing so great on my new habits at work yesterday.  Let's try something smaller:

  • Spend 5 minutes on notecards some time in the first hour I'm at work
  • Spend 5 minutes tidying my desk some time in the morning
  • Spend 5 minutes on notecards some time in the afternoon.

I bet I can handle that.  When I get home tonight, I need to focus on a couple of MITS.  See you all then.


Falcon CI Tues. eve.

Hey!  I actually got my desk partially tidied!  I didn't review my notecards till near the end of the day, but I did finally review them!  Making progress, an inch or two at a time.  Wink

Tonight I need to exercise done, eat done, then do Project A done, Project T got a good start, maybe Project M done, and remember to call J after 8:00 done.

So, no web surfing tonight!  Time to go exercise now (before I get too hungry!)


Time to get to bed -- good night, everyone!

Hope-Faith CI 5:45

Up and going a bit late this am but all is well.

  1. Finacial
  2. E-mail
  3. Exercise
  4. Lunches and Breakfast
  5. Get ready
  6. Leave



Awesome banner, awesome

Awesome banner, awesome quote, BGG! Thank you! Reminds me to read some of Martin Luther King's speeches, they gave me hope and lifted me up a few years ago!

- email H.

- postoffice

- cancel subscriptions: cell and magazin

- email babynews

- read Fiore chapter on childhood matters

- on to real job for today - look at my pretty, sparkling new, "home-made", print-out calendar: - read Arden

- file scanned printouts into 3 folders




"if i feel guilty about my procrastination, i will get LESS done, if i dont feel guilty, i will get MORE done." - Clement


byGodsGrace todays CI

Good morning all :-)

Well its 2nd day of honoring my commitment that if I stay up till midnight (or wake up too soon as I did tonight) I’m going to make sure my CI for morning is done, so I am focused in the morning.

I also like the idea of focusing on a specific Word and idea for several days to really get it in my spirit – joy was great over weekend – so continuing with these… 

Word and prayer for the day again: Proverbs 3:5 the message 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.”

Reading to put into practice again:

“If you want to be free, just start doing what God wants you to do, one step at a time, and you’ll eventually walk out of your messes." Joyce Meyer 

New idea…. Soundtrack of my day: Casting Crowns, tba 

My to do list:  MIT… PLAN!

Read Bible/Pray

dd school by 8.30a

read, take notes:  Rita Emmett Proc. hdbk, sct on lists/plans to help (shared my notes here)

one additional note on it that is a spiritual, and I know not everyone uses that path as I do, so I saved it to post here in my more personal post - for renewing the mind: Rom. 12:1-3

FINISH planning next week, jobs/dline schedule

I am really fighting the urge to feel guilty for time spent planning and not DOING, but reminding myself that my way of doing has been a vicious cycle of adrenaline and stress and if I just start DOING that way again it will be more of the same. SO, better to stop and learn and plan a better way to do it now - because I will never find an ideal time when I am not busy to do it.

"Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution." - Crawford Greenwalt

"If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere." - Henry Kissinger

resolve ink question progress

job3 email awesome achievement for me have avoided for WEEKS - and even tho it is nearing absolute deadline time, my typical pattern would still be too eek a few more days of avoiding tho I need to send invoice to be paid to afford rent on1st - so glad I did it earlier than i would have before! progress, one step at a time... not thinking about all the other steps, enjoying this one for a moment!

job5 bc

dd school 2:30p

dd st 5:15-6p

something fun with dd before bedtime

Really love this new habit!! Clear email/inbox for day  (so far so good!)

byGodsGrace todays CI cont.

I think i'm getting a bit better at making lists that are more reasonable , yay!

resolve ink question  progress

job5 bc ONAP (omit not a priority)

dd school 2:30p

dd nap/dd st 5:15-6p

something fun with dd before bedtime

Really love this new habit!! Clear email/inbox for day  

90 Minutes in Heaven

ByGodsGrace, have you read the book "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper? I'm just a few chapters in, so I can't really make much of a recommendation, but so far it has been really good. Consider checking into it. :-)

I have read that one, too!


I have read that one, too! It definitely keeps the attention!



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

hi sammy

I have read that book and have loaned my copy out several times - will likely read it again if I get it back! :-) It is a really good one and I think you will like it more as you get into it even. All about how we can overcome with God!  I try to read a heaven focused book every so often just to keep that in my focus. There is one by Jesse Duplantis, Heaven Close Encounters of the God Kind, about his experience that I have read and passed along several times too!

Thanks so much for thinking of me to share the book with and reminding me of its message! Happy to share book and music ideas anytime! :-)