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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

No man ever woke up on the top of the mountain; he awakened one day and started his climb.
Written in 2009 by Bill E. Williams

kromer 5:05 CI

Sick today, also on vacation, but want to get a little work done anyhow.

I've been working on making list of datasets...I want to make a preliminary list, document how I got it, and also spend 30 min working on VAD proposal. I'd also like to have a short quiet/prayer time and call AG

Update 7:30--got preliminary list of datasets, now I'm going to do a little bit of work on the VAD proposal. 

tiptree 5:36 PM CI

to do:

- groups in uw munge
- add folders to munge
- add cases to munge
- add case images to munge
- munge all Files
- add owner/author perms to munge
- search for TM
- add dcm to munge
- fix caching bug
- document ldap
- close 1552
- BP - start edit ui
- pixelmed -> revisit encapsulated dcm issue
- mig mail
- update todo wiki
- test munge -> time it

Recycler CI 4:10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

At the gym this morning I did my stretches & ab exercises.

At work this morning I did various projects. I ate at a restaurant for lunch, then read for a bit. This afternoon I've worked on a database project.

After work I will have volunteer activities for several hours, so I may not get to update my CI later.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

byGodsGrace todays CI

love the day starter too! Really speaks to where i am today, along with a forum title I see today - wow, i really am an addict - exactly what I was thinking as I wrote my CI today to post...

Today will turn out to be a good day, but only because I reminded myself that it is only by Gods Grace that I can accomplish anything. In my own efforts I fail sooner or later, but in Christ I can do all things…Sometimes I get busy doing the wrong things (or busy doing nothing) and have to stop and realize I got off track and ask God to show me what emotions and situations I am avoiding and repent for relying on my own strength (that fails) and not leaning fully on His. I am painfully aware of my weaknesses, one recent one I want to face is that if I am doing well in something I can keep it up (stay perfect), but to restart after a perceived failure or lapse in communication or attendance to something and I go into total paralysis mode. More to it – but that sums it up and it is a big hindrance in my life that I am giving to God to help me overcome – so many things to overcome, help me God to enjoy the journey anyway!!

Word and prayer for the day: Romans 7:15-19 (the message translation)

I can anticipate the response that is coming: "I know that all God's commands are spiritual, but I'm not. Isn't this also your experience?" Yes. I'm full of myself—after all, I've spent a long time in sin's prison. What I don't understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. So if I can't be trusted to figure out what is best for myself and then do it, it becomes obvious that God's command is necessary. But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can't keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don't have what it takes. I can will it, but I can't do it. I decide to do good, but I don't really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don't result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time.

Grateful for awareness and that I don’t have to rely on myself, I can choose to rely on Him.

Soundtrack of the day: Live for today, Natalie Grant

My to do list: 

Sample/est/email for rush jobST, email JobM, Call M for appt, Call L re cards /email pic

Ck ink order, k appt, make sure bills are paid todayStore, ck mail, call jobL 

 job LW estimate/email


GeorgeSmiley 9:50 AM; plus updates

Love the day starter.

Yesterday was mostly a lost cause, although I maybe got about an hour of productive work of various kinds done.

And I'm 2-1/2 hours into today with nothing to show for it except a bit of paper-pushing.

MIT#1. Finish Project P-8  UPDATE 11 AM: Finished draft, sent to editor

MIT#2. Work on Project T-V-P UPDATE 3 PM: Working on this.

MIT#3. Get some stuff cleaned up in the home office.



Signing off for the night.





Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church

The Hero's Code:

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

kt's CI 10:35

It is my first official day of summer break. I really didn't want to CI since I'm already feeling my gears switch to lazy mode, but I'm done with that. So...I'm going to plan the beginnig of my day.

1. eat a snack, spend a little time online (I'll do that till 11)

2.take a shower and finish getting read (should rake 20 minutes)

3. first call parents to Ok it,  call friends to make plans for lunch and movie

4. if, ok go to lunch and see movie

Yeah I have a really intense, work-filled day ahead of me? Lol. I have no clue what I'm going to do with my afternoon so I won't try to plan it. I'll probably end it up spending it with my friends, but as it's my first day of summer, I think I deserve it.



I am enjoying this last morning alone. One son is finished with schol today and the other tommorrow.

1. Computer

2. pLAN


tues pm

still on computer at 3pm ,Geel like I bindged but thank God I did n't . Processing my feelings and that is ok.

slow climb Tuesday

Nice opening for today. I feel like I am putting one foot in front of the other, going up that path to my goal,

today's steps:

return paper to ae


attend pd

get sticker for car

two boxes

check msgs

check and make med appts

Journey 8 am sleepy

Working from home today; started work a bit earlier than usual so I can go help with the baby this afternoon!n  I am soooo sleeeepy today!   I don't know why . . 

I've been to the gym, read email, checked my calendar, had breakfast.   Now for the todo list. 





"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

journey 12:30 & update

Not a real productive morning but I've gotten a few things done, notably my monthly meeting with the boss.  I have some Toastmasters business to take care of now, then I can have some lunch.  After lunch, it's back to Tedious Task for an hour.  I'll check in again around 2ish.  I've gotten out of the habit of using the chatbox, and I'm using my journal instead.  That's working pretty well so I think I'll keep doing that.   The journal also gives me a record of what I've done which is nice.   I make a little note in there when I switch activites and include the time.  I have some wonderful journalling software if anyone is interested . ..


UPDATE 3:30   I did not work on Tedious Task.   I forgot I had a project meeting about Project TF, so as long as I was in Project TF mode I went ahead and finished up what I needed to do in the test system and made my plans - with dates - for moving to the next system in the life cycle.   I put those dates on my new planning calendar, which is also working pretty well.  I've ALWAYS struggled with having a personal calendar and a work calendar and trying to keep up with both.   Since I'm working from home part of the time I was forced to put it on the computer rather than having a physical calendar.   I think I'm liking it.  It would be even better if it was on the internet but right now it's on my work laptop which is ok.  I tried using Google calendar for a while and I can't remember why I stopped using it.   I think it was kind of cumbersome.   This is just like a paper calender that you hang on the wall but in excel format so you write stuff on it.  OK, I"m babbling.  B2W.


"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

journaling software?

What do you use? I've just been using a text file for each day, which is a bit clunky...

Journaling Software

Well, since you asked . . . lol . . . I LOVE this journal.   I use

DavidRM Software's The Journal
Journal Software for Windows

It's $39.95, although after I did the 45 day free trial they offered me a discount so I got it for $29.95.  I don't know if they do this for everyone, or if I'm just special  :grin:

I'll let Steve Pavlina do the sales pitch (see the link below). If you like him, you can order it thru his site and get some cool templates that he designed.





"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

journal--txt file

i just use a txt file too. and emacs.

the touch of the master's hand:

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