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Tuesday April 7, 2009

vic - Maintenance

Maintenance has always been my greatest struggle.

I am a person of extremes and living in the middle is very strange and unnatural for me. I know I am not alone and I remember someone in a meeting that worked on being "average" for a whole year. Why would anyone want to be "average" , I thought? But being average somehow seems to be linked to maintenance, which is really linked to recovery and sanity for me.

I am on vacation alone right now, and of course having an "average" time seems so wrong. I want to run and go back home or somehow sabotage myself. I had an "average" day today and did change my attitude and got out.

Tonight, I am going to watch a movie and read and I want to get up early tomorrow. There is really no where I want to go right now, but I feel like staying in is somehow "wrong".

My plan for tonight is:

1. Maintain a positive attitude.

2. Watch a movie.

3. Read and pray

4. Make a call and send some e-mails tonight.

Recycler CI 5:55pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning I went to the gym & did my cardio, ab exercises, and stretching.

At work, while I didn't do things sequentially as I planned, I think I touched on every project, and also got some things completed and/or ready to finish tomorrow.

At lunchtime I went on a walk, and did 2 errands, plus ate lunch.

After work: I'm home now & have fixed & eaten dinner. I was going to go on a walk, but the temperature is colder now. I will write an enjoyable email to a friend, then decide what to do next :)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

check in babarino

I got project one done. I am really really unhappy about how it turned out but it is done.I feel awful.

Okay, I am over this now. I

Okay, I am over this now. :) I did fine. I did my best and that is all I can do.

hooray babarino

for turning that attitude around! 


There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much.  - May Sarton


TONS to do today 

cln office and bks first

Then: nj taxes

Mailed both NY and FED!!! Only nj to finish 

GeorgeSmiley 11:15 AM; 4:40 PM UPDATE IN BLUE

I've been working this am but fairly unfocused. a little bit on work, a lot of time on administrative tasks.

Need to get focused for the rest of the day.

1) Project T-H  Got first step finished

2) Project E-G Did first read

3) Project W Did nothing

4) Project S-L-K Completed fact check, following up on re-write, half finished

5) Project M-W Deferred

6) Project W-P-4 NOTHING

I don't need to finish everything but to advance the ball as much as possible on as many of these as possible.



The Hero's Code:

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

I'm pasting this in because

I'm pasting this in because I can't make progress without a big clean-up and search/sort/

It's hard for me to visualize this or believe it possible even though I know it is.Update: I made a tiny start.

It Couldn't Be Done  

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said it couldn't be done,

But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing and he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one has ever done it";
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing and he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.


Couldn't be done

Everyone said it “couldn’t be done,”

But I smiled and went right to it!

I tackled that job that “couldn’t be done,”

And by gum. . . I couldn’t do it!


Just kidding, chickadee!  I know you can handle any task you've set your mind to!

(My own difficulty is with things I know darn well can be done, I just don't want to do 'em!)


Work towards a positive attitude/ graditude and prayer

Now I will

1. Work toward a positive attitude with a graditude list

2. eat

3. Get out and pray

Thank you

Journey 10 am

Good morning!  I had a dental appointment at 8 am this morning.   What was I thinking??

Anyway, I've been to the gym, checked on Dad and been to the dentist.  I have a lot of work to do and the gremlin on my shoulder is telling me that I'm not up to the task.  Tsk, little gremlin, go away.

First thing, I need to write a summary for my boss on the progress of New Project.   We finished, but need to analyze results and write a report.  I'm  not sure how to proceed with this part, there is some stuff that I don't know how to do so I will have to ask for help.  I know I need to call the network guy and ask him how to compare the network configs, and I'll do that this morning. 

Oh yeah, and MIT #1 was to check on my change request and make sure it's in the approval process and I did that already woot!

Making my todo list for the day, then I can take a 5 min break.  I'm working from home today and my big issue with working from home is that my personal computer with all its games and music and fun stuff is sitting here on my desk with my work laptop.   I won't let it distract me today!   I will take breaks as needed  but I'll set my timer and abide by it.   (sometimes I ignore the timer when it says my break is over lol)

See y'all in the chat box.




There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much.  - May Sarton

kromer 8:30 CI

I'm getting started about 30 min late, but at least I'm getting started.

Scheduled today:
Lab mtg 10-11, class 11-12:30, mtg 2:30-3:30, colloq 4-5

Main Tasks:
*Practice presentation
*finish transfac comparison, motif summary notes (MIT)
*notes from mtg
*Email DP, RS (MIT)
*Call CH, mail out deacon notes
*Submit presentation reviews
*15 min prayer
*Grocery shopping

Other tasks:
*Read papers
*Tutoring prep
*Harambee prep
*Start comparison btwn expts

*Call AG (if he has time...)

*Square dancing

I'm going to run to the grocery store now, then I'll practice my presentation

Update 1:30--right now, I'm going to finish the motif comparison and take some summary notes, then I'll meet w/ WG and take notes from the mtg, then I'll email RS and DP, then I'll head to colloquium. Going to the chatbox now. 

Update 5:30--going to have some dinner now, then finish taking notes from mtg and doing transfac comparison/motif summary, then take care of deacon stuff. 

check in Babarino

I literally caught myself in mid-thought thinking, I'll take a break now, eat breakfast and then get started. This is while I'm in the middle of a ball of anxiety. Then I thought about action being the solution to worry. So I decided to check in here then do a little bit, then eat breakfast.

1. organize materials

2. review Q's

3. Review beginning

God, be with me today!

ByGodsGrace todays CI

 Word and prayer for the day again: 2 Samuel 22:33

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

God does not just want to give you strength - He wants to be your strength! Joyce Meyer 

Soundtrack of my day: Joyce Meyer (Bible teaching), Natalie Grant 

My to do list:  All nighter – grateful for grace!

Read Bible/Pray

clean house - rearrange table 4 client

job1 meeting prep – to do list broken down into steps – do it!

1   2  3   4  5  6    8

dd school

last minute meeting prep – house in order / job 1 meeting 10am

bank, light bill, rent

new clients A, C, M emails

dd school 2:30p, playdate

dd appt 5.15p

Clear email/inbox for day 

order supplies: f, r, p, n