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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recycler CI 6pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym, I did my full cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

At work in the morning, somehow I managed to be diligent on my project list. At lunchtime, I ate the lunch that I brought, then went in the quiet room for meditation and inspirational reading. After lunch, I kept working on the project list. For a combination of reasons, I am trying to get the list into as good a shape as possible. At the end of the day, I updated and highlighted my project list for tomorrow; strategically placing some of the papers I hope to work on first. Arriving at home, I have fixed & eaten dinner.

I have some things to do tonight around the condo, and I also need to do some typing. I'm not sure if I will update my CI later?

8:25pm. I met tonight's goal of filling up one bag of trash. Will I take it to the dumpster in the morning or tomorrow evening? I'm not sure. I straightened the utility room, kitchen, entry area, computer area, and reading area. (It helped that some of the areas are already in good shape). Tested an appliance & read instruction manual; it still isn't working, so Away It Will Go tomorrow. Next: send an email to a friend, maybe make a phone call & get ready to sleep.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

tiptree CI

next 24 hours:

- impl share finish routine est. 1 hr
- impl email autocomplete est. 2 hrs
- impl case share w/ m.n est 2 hrs.
- impl tracking of case share in dialog est 1 hr
- impl form validation est 1 hr
- redo related case UI est. 1/2 hr
- test related cases against real data (export from m. t.?) est 1 hr
- migration tool test/doc/commit est 3/4 hr
- start dcm q. unit test est. 1 hr
- bills + mail check est 1/4 hr
- return DVDs 1/2 hr
- exercise/cardio 1 hr
- read 50 pp of summer reading 1 hr
- guitar 1/2 hr
- tech reading 1/2 hr

- impl share prompt est. 3 hrs

e's check in

lots of things to do so just making a list of those I remember now:
call MassHealth
laundry machine part
plan dinner
4th step
menu plan
straighten outside

asking for help to do the next right thing

Hope-Faith CI 11:00

Working on a modfied am routine as I am running late today and it is almost 12:00 pm.

Additional Task To Accomplish

  • Get pool water checked -- it is almost green -- to much rain is messing with my chemicals.
  • Run by work and print two diplomas
  • Check status of floor replacement /box up any necessary items
  • Stop by aunts and get squash
  • Grocery Store
  • Make homemade salsa (2 recipies and decided which I like best to mass produce)
  • Make homemade spgettie sauce
  • Pick blueberries to make blueberry jam
  • Pick last round of field peas and process
  1. First goal is to complete modified am routine by 12:30 Did not accomplish this goal got tied up on the phone with a cust. ser. rep. about a quickbooks problem which cost me about 1/2. The only thing left to do on modified routine is update control j and calander then I will be done
  2. Next goal will be based on the weather. Need to run to town to complete first part of task list however there is a major T storm brewing and will not leave until it passes. Hope to be able to leave by 3:00.



Babarino 7.29.09

Good morning all,


I am just plowing into paperwork on desk that needs to be taken care of. I am not making a list today, just going to push through items on desk and old task lists as quickly as can and try to get things knocked out.


kromer 10:20 CI

Today I have pretty much the same list as yesterday, which is frustrating...I was working pretty well I think, just tasks were bigger than I thought and I ran into a lot of bugs.

MITs for today:
*I really want to finish G's project...this unfortunately seems to require getting 64bit software package running on cluster.
*I also want to run GSEA on VAD+mutants and write up the results in a preliminary report.
*And I want to read TE's proposal, send out deacon notes, and work on animal facility access

Lower priority tasks are:
*VAD/mut graphs
*Write up nodal, hh
*Write up hh, notch
*Email TG
*Get alt. GSEA running
*clean kitchen

as a break I'll have dinner w/ CE and maybe go swing dancing

Right now I'm going to work on G's project...getting 64bit software running. Then I'll work on GSEA on mutants/VAD.

kromer 2:25 CI

I'm doing OK today..I'm on track to finish G's project (got 64bit software package running, now just waiting for some computations to finish)

And I've read TE's proposal.

I've run GSEA on VAD+mutants

Now, I need to work on my preliminary report, and I'm feeling a lot of resistance to this...ugh, writing :P But it's something I need to do in order to be well-prepared for my mtg w/ advisor on Friday. So, self, get to it!

CL ci

10:25 b.r.
check any urgent issues in email
1130 wo done @ 4:15
1230 qt
1:00 make list of tasks
lp done @ night

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Elina, wed.

Hi all! Glad to be in here again. 

- Birds feed, pool (done)

-vacuum clean (yes...done)

-kitchen (done)

-iron (done too)

-e- mail mum 

In recovery

When I look into the future, it is so bright it burns my eyes ~ Oprah Windfrey

Journey 8:30

Yesterday was a very frustrating day at Big Corporation.  I spend lots of time in corporate red tape, staff meetings, etc.  The good news is that I was fairly productive between meetings.  Sometimes I get so frustrated by the bs that I don't feel like working when the bs is out of the way, but yesterday I did manage to stick with it in spite of my frustration so I'll count that as a good day! 

Today the weather is kinda dreary and I'd like to just crawl back in bed for a couple of hours . . .but no, time to get to work!  I'll have one more small cup of coffee, get dressed, make up the bed, set up my work area, and get busy.  I'll report back when my todo list is made. 


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


I can totally relate to the B-S meetings. I find them very energy draining and struggle to stay focused after they are over.

Journey 10:30 and meetings

Yes!  they have the same effect on me.  

My todo list is finally made, the bed is made, my work area is all set up and I'm doing . . . nothing!   Every task on my list looks too daunting.  I'm going to pick the easiest one and do it now.  


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

Agnus ci 9:08am

Sponsor strongly encouraged me to crank down on this procrastinated spreadsheet today as it is backing up even my other programs now. So I'm starting early today! The spreadsheet is absolutely positively MIT#1; last night I completed four of the nine worksheets but the next five are the most content-heavy.

Therefore, I will not answer the phone or read emails except from my boss for the next hour, and work exclusively on this project. I'll check back here at 10:10.

Sam 8:20 am

1. Pray- Proverbs

2. change cat litter and throw garbage.

3. pack suitcase

4. Iron Clothes.

5. clean entire house.

6. go to gym by 1:30, something to eat while coming back.

8. meeting with Roxi at 7:30.

9. buy medicine at

10. dishes.

11. do towels

12. change bedsheets

13. arrange desk

14.put those two paintings away properly


Vic 7/29/09

Yes, I am having one of those days, again. I feel just like this little guy.

I have so many "help" resourses I am getting overwhelmed . I don't feel like starting things until I am fully "enlightened" which means hours of productive procratination.The more I get done, the more I feel I have to do. I am once again bumping my HP out and trying to do the Director job. I need to give it back, I am not qualified. Now this has always been the tricky part for me, doesn't it say God helps those who help themselves?

I need to go back to basics and do what I have found works for me. next 3 things and post. send e-mail, Get changed, run dishwaher, change bed,  brom.clutter, papers, bills,opps forget, start with gratitude. thanks. (done with all) I was spending time trying to find the "focus" answer and here is was right in fromt of me on PA tool list:

  1. Break It Down: Break down projects into specific action steps 2.Visualization: Plan what to do, then imagine yourself doing it.

I am always trying to re-invent the wheel, and make things so complicated.It was by the grace of god that I saw the PA tools.

1:30 pm Raining, kids are inside and I want to stay locked up in my room. I have such a hard time braking free of their demands :(wanting me to see the ringtones on their phone, me go on e-bay, me seeing this or that etc.., etc.) I try to be nice and show interest, but they do not give me any personal space, then I feel guilty. They just barged in and told me they are going to a friend. Yes! There is a God!

Now Lunch, more paperwork, coupons, phone calls aobut vacation. (ok made dinner, did not call, but will soon before I leave) Did job app, looking at career change, Why can't I just be happy? Just remembers I told newcomer in OA would e-mail her stuff- need to get out and get out of self- rain and humid, so will go to gym, gym is always so soothing to swim, total relaxation.) Boys home, they are going to a movie tonite. they are so cute,I am so lucky, why can't I just be happy?

fudoshin - Eight Days - 1:02am

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


I have eight days!  Woohoo.  I've successfully avoided: 

  • 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

It's time for another imbrication, or chip rather:


    Smile1-week chipSmile



W00t fudo-shin!

Kudos to you, my friend! Awesome :grin: Prayin' for ya!
\m/ >_< \m/
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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

fudoshin - to Edge - 10:44am 08/02/09

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



Thank you!  :)

Edge's CI - 7:14am


- shower
- 8am meds x2
- hmed 1
- 4pm med
- buy new meds and get reciept
- give M doc bills
- tbsk
- Pick up BC certificates
- register for Japanese classes
- hmed 2
- draw
- add K to messenger

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 9:45am

x shower
x 8am meds x2
x hmed 1
x 4pm med
- buy new meds and get receipt
x give M doc bills
- tbsk
- Pick up BC certificates
- register for Japanese classes
- hmed 2
- draw
- add K to messenger

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson