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Friday 8 May 2009


A day is made of minutes.      

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

One step is a start.

Many small drops fill a bucket.

Many worms make a bird's meal.

One by one..

... I can keep starting.



We Are As Sick As Our Secrets

Had a pretty goof day- got to gym, school (only 1 minute late), took son to job interview, home.

I feel like I should be doing something "exciting" but all I have time for is the store.

I need to write and shre some of my procratination tasks on line. It feels so humiliating to share them, but I found that when I do, I somehow end up doing them. The truth is no one problably even remembers what I share, much less judges,in fact I get the support I need,  but somehow I want to hide what they are. They are not getting done using this method.

So I plan to share  more.



CI Dotnow

to do: cleaners

help son take a shower



keep track of what I eat

Stretch goal:  4 hours of studying.  Minimum:  2 hours, 1/2 hr tonight

Sunday: work on job.  Go to cem.  Forgive. Plkay scrab with D


Progress not perfectio 

CI Do It Now

Did: cleaners, shower

Studying:  about 3.    1/2 at night 

Recycler CI 4:45pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

It's the end of the workday/work week here :) I have a couple of things I want to do tonight and an activity tonight, so I'm posting before I leave work.

This morning, I walked to the gym, did additional cardio, ab exercises, and stretches.

At work we had a special event today, so during the morning I had to do various stray projects for that. Did a research errand during lunchtime, then had lunch. Updated a report and did some emails related to it in afternoon. I've printed my assignment list for Monday, to make things easier when I arrive. Next: walk home, put out things for tomorrow's event, start weekend prep, then go to 12-step meeting in my other program.

For events & possible events this weekend, I am somewhat both nervous & excited. I need to turn all those over to HP.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

friday's e

a really successful morning so far and I would like to see the day continue that way. so far: up, teeth brushed, bed made and room straightened, kitchen straightened, dish drainer cleared, dishes done, table washed, recycling out, bathroom wiped, shower taken, meds taken, dog walked, breakfast eaten. that took me 2 hours, but 45 minutes of it was walking the dog, which allowed me to drop off some mail.

Today's day is focused on a meeting I have at 5 with my sponsor and a 12 step meeting at 6. Before I meet with her I would like to review my reading and finish up whatever has not been done. Also, planning dinner: there are lots of leftovers, so I would like to make a meal of those. shifting a load of laundry would be good: otherwise my day would best be spent working on taxes and other dining room related paperwork. note to self: do pt exercises.
chatbox would be best as a work motivator today.

have a good day everyone.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain

Journey 9:15 in a funk

Good morning, everyone . . . I feel exhausted today, I went to bed very early and got up very late, skipped the gym and ate cereal right out of the box for breakfast.  I just want to stay in bed all day.   But here I am at my desk.  I have a couple of things that must be done today, and I think I will try to slide out of here early today, since I'm working this weekend. 

Personal things that must be done today:  Stop by the post office, make a decision about luncheon tomorrow and send rsvp, pick up plant for mother's day gift, make a decision about show next Tuesday.   I think NO on the lunch, YES on show.  I need to see if we can still get tickets. 

Work things that must be done:  spreadsheet for this weekend, apply patch for Project TF, maybe go to lunch with friend.   I feel like hibernating in my office today, although I could really use some time with this good friend.   It's a dilemma. 

Well, this day can't last forever, can it?   If I stay busy it will go by quickly, so might as well get started.   This is not a very inspiring post, is it lol? 


Soon you will harvest what you are planting today - Steve Pavlina

byGodsGrace todays CI

Thanks for the starter chickadee - wonderful encouragement today - and helps me not be as hard on myself.

I actually have made progress on this job2 everyday, but  progress has been slow - the design part - and I give in to fear and avoidance of it at some point in the day – if I was on schedule this would be fine, taking a few steps a day, but being behind it is better than nothing but not going to get deadline met – so today is the day to pray and push thru to finish the last few steps.  (something GS said struck me - stalled and tortured myself over it - yep, thats what I've done with this job which forces me to "Herculean effort" this week, today) progress not perfection!

 My Word and prayer for the day: 2 Cor 12:9 (the message translation)

“My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”  Help me receive today Lord! 

My to do list: 

Read Bible/Pray, Dd school,

Very proud of myself for checking my voicemail - i never do - BAD habit - also don't always answer my phone - working on that one- but there was a dd bday message i wanted to save for her so that forced me to finally check so I wouldn't lose it- like with my email, maybe now that backlog is gone I can maintain better - nice to not have the mail full icon on my phone for once!!

jobM  confirm payment, order supplies

Job2 – sample/all parts, invoice, emails  Almost done, FINALLY!

12n School for teacher program, Library, store returns, call bank

Job M – card proofs (by Sat aft), email,

email jobCC, photos

something fun with dd

GeorgeSmiley 7:20 AM

I'm where I have been so many times before: After a Herculean effort yesterday I'm closed to finished on a big project--one one which I had stalled and tortured myself. I need to finish it this morning ASAP.

More later.



Need some breathing space and to take son to doctor.

Later, all.




The Hero's Code:

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

hope-faith CI 6:25

Focus on what I have done. Not plans on paper today. Just do stuff.

AM     Work   X PM 
Breakfast   X  Arrived   X  Home
Shower/Mask  X  CI   X  Bank
Dressed  X  Post office   X  G-mas
Kids B-fast  X  E-mail - 15   X  CI
Kids ready  X  PPT for 2nd - 4th   X  Thinking
DS homework  X  Setup Test   X Chat through some issues
   X  2nd class done   X Updated daily task
Leave  X  Collected P/C Info   X Updated the plan
   X  4-email Responded   X Updated Livinglife
   X  2nd class   X Updated recovery
   X  3 e-mails   X  
   X  2 p/c files   X  

3rd class done

   X  Pins on Cards   X  
   X  Updated Spreadsheet   X  
   X  Sent 4 e-mails   X  
   X  Posted 5 Accomplishments to wiki   X  
   X   Added Ed. Phlo. to wiki   X   
   X  Created 2 files of accomplishments   X  
   X  4 more e-mails   X  
   X  Added 2 more AWW sheets to ss   X  
   X  identified repeat recipients   X  
   X  Counted P's   X  



Sarito CL

self-care: run in park; floor exercises; spiritual reading 

school: class; rehearsal; review Mo correction; Ba & Pro; So Meli Vol. 7 

household: cook

Deej CI 08/05

Thanks for the start chickadee. For today...

  1. Review brochure and send to PN (don't know how long this will take so will spend 3.5 hours today)
  2. Ring TonyP, laminate articles, send solar paperwork
  3. Work on priority webpages

And tonight - brush teeth instead of thinking I can't be bothered

Deej is stuck

:? Shikes, #1 has ground me to a halt. Perhaps exploring why (tool #3) will help.

  1. why should I be the one doing this when its PN's brochure
  2. its a task that I didn't see coming and I have plenty of other things to do
  3. haven't got a soft copy that I can edit in to - surely PN has this
  4. have to ring a bunch of people to check phone numbers which is embarrassing
  5. want to get past this but worried I won't get #2 items done
  6. what level of reviewing is required - I could spend ages looking for new information
  7. what is the intent of the document - it seems very prescriptive which bothers me

Gosh, I didn't realise I had so many issues with this task. Now how to move forward...

  1. get over it already
  2. okay its a new task but it needn't take long
  3. just work on hard copy
  4. get over it
  5. don't work on it past 1600, then do #2 items
  6. make the easy corrections and point out the other items of concern
  7. focus on improving the brochure not perfecting it

Will print and see how I go...

That was really useful actually - will have to use a little sooner next time. Went through the full hard copy with a few bits to follow up on Monday.

#2 done also - home time

re: deej is stuck

Thanks Deej!   Very helpful to see your thought process in getting unstuck. 

Soon you will harvest what you are planting today - Steve Pavlina