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Wednesday April 29th 2009

Am feeling very determined today. Its funny to think about the two meanings of 'determined' - to be caused to act by some other force OR to be steadfast in achieving our goals. I think we procrastinators let the former over-ride and latter a lttle too often.

PS I'm in Australia and I suspect the first (or one of) on this forum to see in the new day - so feel free to create the new check-in topic when you check out for the day.

Recycler CI 10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

What a day!

This morning: walked uptown, did my cardio, ab exercises and stretches.

At work, alternate project list with communications about projects, and updating about project status. Lunch with friends. After lunch, continued with projects. Toward the end of the day, became distracted, but fortunately updated assignment list before leaving work.

After work, walked home. Then wrote a LONG email to a friend. Now: how can it be 10pm? Evening zipped by. Time to sleep.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Falcon CI Thurs.

Hi pro buddies,

I'm juggling a bunch of things lately, and am feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I did a "mindsweep" last night -- jotted down all the things that are going on in my life so I could have them on paper instead of spinning around in my head.

To do now: go through all my projects, and figure out the next action for each one so I can plan what I need to do when.


Falcon CO Wed.

Whoops, meant to put "Wed." on my check-in, not "Thurs."

Did some planning, and I feel better about all the stuff I need to do.  It's still stressful stuff, but at least now I have a plan and know what I need to do and when.

Good night, everyone!


Trinity CI 4:29 p.m.

1. Get up and shower

2. Get to class on time. With a few minutes to spare! yay!

3. Go to all four classes.

4. Pick up daughter.

5. Fix lunch.

6. Take out trash. (estimated time 5 minutes)

7. Start laundry and put clothes away (estimated time 10-15 mins)

8. Do dishes (estimated time 10 minutes)

9. Light cleaning (estimated time 25 minutes)

10. Start cleaning room. (will spend  15 minutes)

11. Read a few chapters of "Children of Willesden Lane" (about an hour)

12. If have time, start on Adol lit. homework.  (20 minutes)

Flying is awesome!

Hope and faith - I think that is awesome that you get your young children in on flying! How old are they? I have an 18 month old daughter at home and I am trying to get her into cleaning. My mom bought her a baby broom with dustpan and she loves to "help" mommy sweep! so cute!


I made up a control journal last year and then we started remodeling our kitchen and gutted it. That threw me off and I got out of the routines. I am really finding it hard to juggle school, work, being a mommy and fiance and also keeping the house clean. I am going to try to incorporate the routines again one by one.


Thanks for your advice! I am new to this site and trying to make friends who also struggle with procrastination. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this so I can beat it! 

Hope-Faith CI 4:15

  1. Home
    1. Homework
    2. Store
    3. Get show clothes together
    4. Put away on basket of clothes
    5. Weed Peas
    6. Load camera and charge battery 
    7. Supper, cooked
    8. Kids Shower
  2. Auction of goats
  3. Home and in bed as early as possible getting up at 2:00 to work on project.
  • 15 min P/C try to do before I go to bed
  • Update AAW spreadsheet
  • e-mail pics



byGodsGrace todays ci

Started early today! Too busy to post this before I left this morning – so now I am at my printer working on my laptop posting from there !

Word and prayer for the day again: Phil. 4:8

 “Whatever is lovely… if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

My to do list:   

Dd school 8:30, MIT Job3 –final proof at printer

email job MG  new appt

Call job AT 4appt

Call jobABdesign print tn, signs by 5p

Job MG ec design print sample

jobFS front, back Email job FS proof

Ribbon color list, call for samples

dd school 2:30p, library

church 7p

Thank you notes, photo cds, Bills/budget - research phone option

Sammy ci :: 8:55 am

Neat starter, Deej!

Hello everyone,

Kind of having a rough morning. Had a big family "episode" (not sure what to call it, not quite an argument, but definitely a scuffle) this morning, so I missed my goal of being out the door by 8. The rest of the family is out the door for school and work now, so I'm going to take a few minutes to get myself mentally back where I need to be (some bible reading and meditation, perhaps), then get out the door to get things done at school.

To Do:

Print off LCFA project, prepare for friday's presentation

Buy snack supplies for rehearsal tonight

Practice "Love Reaches" (with and without video...must memorize by saturday!)

Make big progress on "Economics of Zimbabwe" paper.


Today I am thankful for all the positive things I see happening in my puppet team. I'm really proud of them. :-) 

Sammy ci :: 12:00 pm

Running way behind schedule, but making good progress.

Getting hungry...hope I can find something to eat on the run! 

Sammy ci :: 1:45 pm

Change of plans...I'm not printing off my LCFA project today simply because I don't have time to drive to school, mess around with printers, then drive back home and be at puppet practice by 4. I'll spend some time now preparing for Friday's presentation, do a little practicing for "Love Reaches", then run to the bank, grocery store, then rehearsal. After all that, I need to make big progress on my Zimbabwe paper. yuck.

I can do this!!

I see the light at the end of the tunnel! (the tunnel ends on May 15 when school is over for the semester!) 

Sammy ci :: 11:30 pm

Well, puppet practice was terrible. We're definitely NOT ready for our performance on Saturday. What an icky feeling. But, I'm back home, have eaten dinner, and relaxed for a while. Now its time to get hopping on that Econ paper. Hoping to be out the door by 8:15 tomorrow morning. 

Striking out for land 04/29/09

I'm noticing that anything involving cleaning and organization keeps getting pushed back. Especially my home's not like it's that bad but I'm trying to clear it out so I can sleep there while my friend takes the bed! Sigh...I guess I'm going to be doing some serious microbursting tonight, since she's coming tomorrow.

  • Complete list of interview questions for Friday
  • Spend at least an hour on my latest short story
  • Vacuum house
  • Get the damn office organized so I can sleep in there
  • Continue vitamin regimen
  • Drink more water than coffee (acid's been bothering me lately)
  • Projects A and B at work: Check all the pots
  • Check out the second-hand store for something cute to wear to dinner tomorrow night

Mansah's CL

I have had a month of holiday but since I came back a week ago I have been unable to pull myself together in any way. My jetlag is worse than just when I got home, I haven't been to uni once despite their being a ton of revision classes, I haven't even got books out for essay that was due Friday or begun revision at all and I have been bingeing on films and crack reading and the like. I haven't made any proper food or done anything really.

But as every day (even if begun late) is a new day with no mistakes in I will be hopeful, I can do this. Even if I have to start by doing just a fraction of the million things that need get done.


So plan:

*Make CL

*Take laundry in from outside

*Clean up room

* Bed before 4 am


Though this be madness, yet there is method in't ~ Polonius (Hamlet)

kromer 8:30 CI

Checking in a little late, but here I am!

I'm exhausted and today is looking to be a very long day. I'll just do the best I can...after tomorrow school will be a bit easier.

Scheduled: Stats class 9:45-1:00, bio class 3:15-6

*Finish 6.874 presentation (did some work on this)
*Read papers
*Finish raw data proc

*Send resume, bug DR about funding

Other tasks:
*Grocery shopping
*Look over raw data for 1 dataset

*Get book

OK, I'm very tired and my mind feels like mush, but I'm going to start working on presentation now. 

Update 1--back from class, got book, had lunch, now I'm going to talk to DR about funding and fill out  associated paperwork, then read papers.

kromer 5:15 CI

Got out of class a little early.

Now I'm going to go home, email out resume, work for 30 min on raw data proc., then cook and eat a healthy dinner, then try and finish up rough version of presentation. 

Check in

Was called to sub today- I said I could not get there on time and they said "That's ok, get here when you can", so It threw me - I was not expecting that response, so now I am going.

Now I feel like I should have said no, but I hope it will be easy today. I will miss my walking with a friend, but I can do that later. I just feel like I couldn't say no when they said it's ok when you get here, so I feel bad.

Well, I am going to try to "Act as if it is what I need to do". I think I can get paperwork done today, so that is what I will do there, and walk later. It's ok.

Will check in later.

Hope-Faith CI 5:15

  1. AM
    1. CI/Update Post/Blog (15 min)
    2. Reboot/feed animals ( 5 min) 
    3. E-mail (10 min)
    4. Update Financials (3 min)
    5. Exercise (20 min)
    6. Dishwasher (8 min)
    7. Breakfast/weather/coffee (15 min)
    8. Hang out clothes (10 min)
    9. Breakfast Kids
    10. make beds
    11. Swish & Swipe 
    12. Get ready 
    13. Loaded Pics from camera
  2. No work today have taken the day off to go to DD's Field Day. -- Fun day YAY me.
  3. Home
    1. Homework
    2. Supper
    3. Put away on basket of clothes
    4. Weed Peas
    5. Auction of goats


  1. After Show
    1. Home
    2. Fly

    3. 15 min P/C try to do before I go to bed
    4. Update AAW spreadsheet
    5. Load Pics from camera Loaded pics but it was the wrong memory card do this tomorrow
    6. e-mail pics



Hope&Faith -


 When I saw"swish and swipe" I knew you were a flybaby! I was doing it last year but got off the habit. I want to do it again! It's a great website and program to getting things done!


Yes I am a Flybaby

I have just started flying. I read the e-mails a month before I began to shine my sink. I still have not incorporated all of the routines but what I have done is made a huge difference. So I will continue to add routines as I become more grounded. Somedays I do not even get to do the routines that I have established. I just pick up where I left off and go on. 

I have young children and they really like to fly. I will tell them that the flylady said we have to dust the living room for 15 min, the get their dusters and the timer and go at it.

 So I like to fly and very thankful for it.


chick CI

project l

kitchen tidy

one garden thing


one hotspot

Sarito Cl 9h00

Hi All,

Putting a time limit on internet today. 

Here's my cl for today:

exercise (done!!!), grocery shopping (done), teaching (done), practice (2 hours done: Mo, Ba), cooking (prepped some dinner things for tonite, finished the rest... also set for couple of days now), review so notes, aim for another 2 hours practice in evening to cover Pro & some Dech (done)

Slightly annoyed that someone is insisting that I participate in something I have no interest in... I've already said no.  For my recovery, I need to set limits in terms of saying no vs. signing up for a bunch of random things that take up time and make me stressed b/c I end up having no "down time" days.  That is what makes me often shut down and revert to unhealthy "wasting time" behaviors as some sort of rebellion to "take back" my time.  Weird, I know. 

If I don't give myself realistic schedules, I shut down... 

Wrote email to person who is pressuring me to do a project this weekend that my answer is still no.  As they say, "Mean what you say, say what you mean and say it nice."  Or something like that anyways.  ;)

Okay, I am leaving it here so it doesn't fester inside.  Person contacted me yet again begging me to do project.  I am now choosing to ignore any future emails or phone calls.  Wasting time and emotional energy to have to keep writing back to say no.  I guess this is good exercise for me to flex my "no" muscle and set boundaries.  lol.  Yell   

TrinityGrace - 12:39 a.m. - Up late but feeling GREAT!

First off, I LOVE that graphic of the tree showing all seasons - BEAUTIFUL!


Second, I had an amazing day and got almost everything on my to-do list done except for a few cleaning chores. I was able to get done my 1000 word essay in Shakespeare, write a story for the paper as well as edit a bunch of pics and attend Henry V. I was also 15 minutes early for Henry which was something that NEVER happens. I am always late.

Tomorrow (well later today rather) I have 4 classes (which I have all of my homework done for!) and will come home to get done some much-needed cleaning.

Thanks again for all of your encouragement! It is greatly appreciated!


Just one question - what is that "as if" thinking I keep hearing about on here? 


CL ci--been busy

been busy w/ broken laptop, youth group, field trip. Lots of energetic stuff. Lots of people stuff, which drains me. I'm a classic introvert, i guess. It was very good stuff, just draining. I've been up late, and i'm tired. I had 1/2 days where i just vegged, after being "up" for hours.

But, i am very happy that i know myself much more and can accept that after working very hard, i can accept that i crash. It's ok. It's how the potter has made this clay.

These times had very little binge and avoidance. I am very grateful for that.

And today i am getting back into my normal routine, which is sooner than usual. Usually i lose a day after a "big weekend."

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Deej CI 29/04

Okay other priorities have over-riden what I was working on so I'll get back to it tomorrow.

So today...

  1. send email regarding PFDC IP and web content
  2. send email regarding requirements for landing page
  3. work on updating other web pages (this needs breaking down)
    • review planned changes
    • prioritise pages
    • work through page chages
    • get pages launched
  4.  Also I have private business to address between 1330 and 1430
    • ring Tony P
    • organise for tree measurement
    • review will

Unfortunately I've just been lumped with a bunch of new tasks which may upset my currently productive head space - or I could just say they'll have to wait.