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Friday, July 3, 2009

fudoshin: 15 days (11:14pm)


Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 

Sites I've been avoiding consistently but desire like crack:
  • social networking sites, including facebook, twitter, youtube
  • dating sites
  • chatting sites: woome, chat with a stranger, etc.  I cannot be on a
    chatting site.  MMORPGs count as "chat sites".  IRC.  The only
    exception is 12 step-related chat.
  • chat programs
  • YouTube, Google videos, Crackle
  •, and calling anyone's associated fan line

things important this

  • wake up at 7am on July 3rd and apply for food stamps and cash assistanceDid this!!!  I get a gold star!!!That was amazing!  I applied for food stamps for the first time and got them.  I didn't qualify for CA, because it's part of GR, but that's alright. 
  • I changed my running plan so that I'm starting over again from
    scratch in order to keep myself motivated to just get out there.  I am
    committing to just the week 1 activities on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat.<-----did not do it today.  Felt tired,but wasted time during the afternoon obsessing.  Next time, i'm going to try typing in my private blog or diary about events I find upsetting and weird, or even happy and joyous.
  • get done with English papers
  • It looks like the company that I want to work for is putting together an offer for me, but they need references.  I'm nervous, b/c I only heard back from one reference, but at least he was cooperative with the recruiter.  I tried to contact an old coworker, who said he didn't have experience with me to be able to evaluate.  It sounded like a bullshit answer, considering he was willing to give me a reference beforehand. 
    • I did contact and appeal to all potential job references, besides my professor, who is prolly weirded out beyond belief if she did contact him, without my prompting him.
    • There was a misunderstanding: she went ahead and started interviewing everyone, before I got a chance to prompt them.

chick CI

I started and FINISHED sorting the paper piles that had seemed impossible. They are not the only ones, but this victory helps me believe the others can also be done.

Friday mj ci

unpack & recycle one box from my room

s to dmv

fax to dtv

repot 2


call for home visit

put rug down

fix bed

I've changed sponsors, too, in various programs


Just a general comment that I've had sponsor changes, too, -- at least once abruptly -- in various programs. And also had a least one sponsoree with whom eventually an unpredicted change came around, too. I just think we all have complicated enough lives, and with whichever number of changes, imho just going with the flow, whether it's in real life or whichever combination of programs that I'm in. Yay for programs! :) Talk to you later! :)



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

Recycler CI 10:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I'm off from work today.

I still had a sleep disturbance last night. Even though I had an appropriate evening, and went to bed at 10pm, finally at 2pm I had to take a Xanax and some aspirin to try to sleep. I have just dug in the medicine cabinet and found a bottle of Melatonin. I haven't had to take Melatonin at night in several years, but evidently the 3-hour time zone difference affected me on my vacation, so I will try taking the Melatonin before bedtime for the next month or so and see if it helps! ;) Whew! ;)

It's taking me a long time to type this, because I keep thinking of things to do. I've got a couple loads of clothes washing/drying. I've fixed & eaten breakfast. Even though I'm getting a late start on the morning, and even though I'm trying to do things in a productive order/sequence, I've thought of a couple things I want to do first. I'll update my CI later to discern the direction in which I've gone. (lol)

11:50am. From the clothes that have come out of the dryer, I have folded those & put them away. I've also started putting aside clothes for my next upcoming trip. (I don't like to take trips so close together, but somehow it is how these events are scheduled this year). I've typed some notes, and read some inspiritional reading. Next: it sounds like the clothes washer has stopped, so I will put that load in the dryer, too :)

5:50pm. Clothes are done & put away. I've done some other things this afternoon & some typing, but mostly been taking it easy & pacing myself. I've got about an hour before going out to a social activity tonight. It will be good if I can continue to putter around for the next 50 minutes or so ;)

9:40pm. I'm back from my evening activity. Is it really 9:40pm? OK, that means I did good on my socializing. I had tolerance and stayed longer than I normally would. Arriving at home, I've taken the melatonin. I'm not sure if it will work right away the first night. I'll wait up for a little while before trying to sleep.

Everyone celebrating a holiday this week/weekend (or not!), I hope it is a good one! :) Have a great day! :)



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

byGodsGrace todays CI

Still hanging in - feeling hopeful - i overbooked myself, but thats no surprise and nothing i can do about it now but work through it and do better next time!  Can't remember the last time a Friday meant a break -partly my business, mostly my crazy scheduling and taking any job i can to make some $- God help me work smarter!

Need to stay focused to finish - done is better than perfect!

Word and prayer for the day: Psalm 37:4-5 (amplified)“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.”

My to do list:

proof okd by JobC/print, cut job, ck balance, ck mail, post office

respond jobS, proofs jobM/1,2,3 - email, job2 list for sat, pr

store exch, something fun for dd

kromer 9 CI

Today I'm visiting my parents for the 4th, so it's mostly a day off--and I'll try to let myself take that without guilt!

That said, there are a few small things I'd like to get done if I have time:
*Email MC about Wnts
*Get prelim. list of components in FGF signaling pathway
*Finish reading meiosis paper

I'm going to start by looking for components in FGF signaling pathway. 

Journey 8:45

Early to work although I left the gym late, there was zero traffic.  I love it.  Many people are off today and Monday so it's quiet around the office.   This does NOT mean I can goof off today though lol!  I will probably leave a bit early, they normally send us home early on the day before a holiday anyway. 

Going for coffee and yogurt, then I'll make my todo list.  I've already been to the gym, checked email and calendar.   The calendar is *empty* yay.  Although, I find that since I'm working from home part of the time, I really enjoy meeting with people in person now and actually look forward to meetings.  Go figure.


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