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Thursday July 9, 2009

Check in JKL


The last 2 day were productive but feeling a bit sluggish today. Will take it a little easy today.

Son lunch


plant flowers


JKL Felcon Cl. Thanks you


Felcon Cl. Thanks you for your update of task completions not being to bad. You gave me some hope and motivation. I am going to plant my flower and do some laundry and check back in at 1pm central. I hope to have jobs completed.



Jkl Update

Don't have swing of this format yet. Completed all items on list today. Added power washing house.  to list. Task never have done. Little frustrating getting started but fine once getting hang of it. Bigger job than thougt will have to put on this weeks to do list.


Check in



Bike ride





JKL  Did have some


Did have some success for 1st day. All items complete but weeding and nursery. Not good weeding weather. Friend in town and went to lunch. Felt like good use of time. Made kids breakfast and lunch. Cleaned laundry room felt feeling of satisfaction.


Jkl To do


To do today


Sales call Mark







JKL I am new member


I am new member seeing if I can get on this site.

JKL  I am so excited I


I am so excited I got on the site. I am a procrastinator from Chicago. I will post my    schedule tomorrow.


Welcome Julie!

Good for you already checking in!  


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

JKL I am new member


I am new member seeing if I can get on this site.


clnrs   DOne!!!

send about 5 jb emails DONE!!



help w/ dinner xxx

call Mom  DONE!! Yess!!!

bwling sheets

call DES 

e's back from vacation Thursday ci

I had a wonderful vacation with a friend in GA this past week and am home to face what is next. I have committed to my mother that I will work on a bedroom ceiling that has calcimine paint peeling on it, so for now, I am setting things up for my son to move downstairs.

Today Todo:
dog walked
meds taken
dish drainer emptied
shower done
living room fixed

I am going to set up a one task at a time task list so I get through some of it.

dining room table is overflowing: clear it off
take clothing that does not fit from dresser or give it away
preapply for school loans

asking for help to do the next right thing

fudo_shin: 21 days (9:05am)

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


Sites I've been avoiding for 21 days:

  • 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 week:

  • restarted my running plan this week, going to run wednesday today, as a way of making up for starting on Tuesday.
  • get done with one English paper is my goal now,or maybe just taking notes on the essays and rereading the book.
  • They are moving ahead with a hiring offer, they said, sometime this
  • I need to call back that manager at the movie theater.
  • Today would have been the fifth day of my 5-day trial to brush teeth, floss,
    use listerine and use a periodontic stuff at 10pm nightly.  But I messed up last night and didn't do it last night.  I don't recall what  was doing that time that made me so involved, but I did see the clock and I just thought I'd keep on net-surfing.  Eeek.  Next time though.  Let's see if I can make it one day.


kromer 9:55 CI

Today is a pretty relaxed day (have lab picnic 1-4, which means not all that much work will get done today)

Still, during the time I have to work, I want to be concentrated and focused

So far I've had morning prayer time and sent email about computer.

*Finish lit. search on FGF pathway, do lit. search on Wnt pathway
*Retrieve 2 pathways
*Get files off of AG's computer
*Make graps of expr of 2 pathways in 2 mutants
*Order mySQL book, cell bio book, backup hard drive

Other tasks:
*Research meiotic blocks
*Ironing, handwahsing
*1 hr organizing papers in my room
*Lit. search on algs. for IDing diff. reg pathways
*Find papers on RA and somitogenesis

I'm feeling very scattered today, but I know that I can still make progress. I'm going to finish lit. search on FGF pathway, then retrieve 2 pathways.

Update 3:20--finished lit. search on FGF pathway, started lit. search on Wnt pathway, went to lab picnic

I'm going to finish lit. search on Wnt pathway (seems that there's not that much info out there, so it should take under an hour. Then I'll look at expr of 2 pathways in 2 mutants.

Update 4:20--finished lit. search on Wnt pathway, now I'm going to run get some caffeine and then look at expr in mutants.  

just_me checking in 15:46 and out 00:14

What I would like to do today:

Continue writing on article

Paint cardboard, hang it up

Transfer money

Look for car dealer

Take back DVD

Fix lavender

Wash fabrics for quilt

Chi Gong

Order hearts

So far so good...I wanted to spend one hour writing the article, but achieved only 30 minutes.Maybe go to the library tomorrow and do it there?


What I did in addition:

spent one hour scraping off paint

ordered wedding gift

Talked on the phone for 2,5 hours


Thanks for letting me share and a good day to everyone!

GeorgeSmiley 8:20 AM

An uneven week. Got a must-do project finished on time Monday. Tuesday got another must-do project finished.2 of them actually. Then yesterday, nothing--just dithering all day.

Today, must do Project W-06

must do Project P-Y

must finish Project P-B

must finish Project P-09




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.

byGodsGrace todays CI

Good morning all I am feeling hopeful if i focus on the next step, next job in front of me - using the done is better than perfect reminder has really helped me, that and the sting of total failure that resulted when i didn't get it done!

I don't think I posted this yet but have to share that I actually, if you can imagine, made the EPIC FAILURE i told you all about WORSE! I know, it's crazy! I was overbooked last weekend as it was and had made an agreement to compensate that was doable, then had the idea that if i could just do this extra thing at an earlier time they wouldn't be as mad and might like me or at least be able to talk about me at the gathering w/o saying she is great BUT - person communicating between us even tried to warn me, are you sure you can do all that, and i had brief thought to say no i can't, but then the guilt and desire to redeem myself overwhelmed my good judgement and i was afraid to say will do it if i can after not doing before.... and you guessed it, I didn't do what I said i would. NOW they are REALLY disappointed and there is nothing i can say, again! I am just a total mess when i don't let God lead me and listen to Godly wisdom from others. I didn't feel so bad that day, i let them know i couldn't and just kept working - but monday found out the reprecussions and it was all i could do to finish my deadlines for that day - which i did by Gods Grace! I think now though my failures are becoming comedic to me- they are just so beyond what my perfectionistic mind could have imagined... which is a strangely healing thing because somehow the worst happening is like a weight off of me, or one I finally am allowing to be taken off of me. I am a fixer, a controller - and with this (and a few other pending disasters) i can do neither -only say wow I REALLY messed that up. I think just maybe I am closer to giving up and letting God. I mean I was letting God lead me in lots of ways and making progress where i did - but still I held on to the pressure, the burden, the outcome... There is a great freedom in laughing at myself in this way - at saying WOW could I have done any worse?! And then continuing on... A freedom that if I had been walking in before would have kept me from the failures. I am so grateful God hears prayers and is determined to heal me in spite of me because I asked Him too. A big part of that freedom comes from the pressure i feel to please others, and to TOTALLY and twice now not please others so publicly - well that is just HARD and I realize by trying so hard to be perfect (and working under that pressure) I am setting myself up to fail. I am still processing all of this and may not have done it all justice in my description and don't want to discount that i could EASILY slip into total avoidance and depression if I focused on myself and how it will ever get better - but through this my last shred of faith in myself may be finally gone which makes it easier to NOT focus on myself, and just focus on the one that can make me my best self.

I am learning that God redeems our pain by drawing us closer to Him in it, thereby giving it beauty & meaning. (RebeccaStJames on 2 Cor. 1:5)

Guess i needed a journal moment today! Today I am hopeful - far from seeing the whole staircase - but content to know that it will be ok wherever it goes because God has a good plan - and taking steps!

steps today.. read bible/pray, get jobs done not perfect!

Hope-Faith CI 8:50

AM routine

Catch up from being on vacation


Journey 8:45

Early to work again today, yay!  I'm back in the office and have good intentions for getting a lot done today.  

See ya later! 

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

Journey 10:20

Off to a good start today, I had an early meeting to prepare for and the meeting just finished.   Now I'm checking in because I feel I want to slack off now that the meeting is done . . . need to make my todo list for rest of the day and just keep going.  I want to get all the preparation for this weekend done today.  


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