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Thursday August 27, 2009

CL daily overcoming

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Recycler CI 10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I'm getting in late tonight. I don't know why I didn't post my CI before I went out; but that's ok.

At the gym, I did my stretching and ab exercises.

This morning at work, I formatted & re-edited some rough draft communications for my boss. During my lunchtime, I went out and got a sandwich. In the afternoon, I worked on some projects from my list. At the end of the day, I updated & highlighted my list for tomorrow.

After work I came home. I must have just goofed off until I went to my volunteer activity tonight. Although I left before it was over because I was so tired, I had a good time.

Arriving back at home, I realized I hadn't done my meditation for today, which I had Promised to do for my class, so I did it. I'm finishing my CI, so now it's time to sleep! :)

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

crayon CI - 6:30 pm

So, I didn't check in earlier because today has been a day of a lot of interruptions and I feel sick :(  However, I'm reaching down deep for the strength to overcome my urges to escape today, despite not feeling well.

Here is my to do list:

  • morning routine/vitamins
  • Class in AM
  • help d.
  • homework for tomorrow's class
  • PA checkin
  • journal
  • drink plenty of water
  • emails
  • finish heart-to-heart with dad
  • dinner/dinner for d
  • re-reading research for report (by 11:30pm) - microbursts
  • notes/outlining for report (by 12:30) -microbursts
  • draft report - free write for min of three hours
  • edit report (if time)
  • sleep, at least a bit, because I'm definitely getting sick

Note: this is after multiple revisions...rereading initially supposed to be done by 5.

I'm definitely feeling dejected/powerless/hopeless right now.  I don't know why I'm letting this stupid report destroy my life.


Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. 

~William James

julesk checking in

Happy Thursday to all.

Today I am going to

Communicate w/my DA sponsor

Check my bank accounts on line.

Finish hemming a skirt - did 15

vaccuum the livingroom

Do 15 mins on cleaning out a box in the livingroom

15 mins in the garden

Take some cat food over to my sister'

Work 30 mins on a new pillow project- did 15

30 mins on sewing pajamas fo rmy biz - did 15

15 mins cleaning my bedroom

15 mins cleaning my spare room

Then I will get ready to go to work for a short shift at 5:30.  This sounds like a lot...but there should be ample time for that and some nice breaks.  I will simply do my best and do a check in later in the day.  I am letting go of the result and of all the overthinking.

Less stewing, more doing.


Journey 11:15 & update

Good morning!  I'm SO sleepy today, I stayed up late reading a good book!  I really need to go to bed earlier . . .

Anyway, good day so far, I've been to the gym, attended a meeting, and done a bunch of administrative stuff.   Now it's time to get started on project work, this is always the point where I find it hard to get started on the hard stuff, so I am checking in to say that I will work on Project P for the next hour.  


UPDATE 2 pm.   I did indeed work on Project P, attended yet another meeting, and now I'm going to work on Project L for an hour.

Update 3:45.  Geez ONLY 3:45 :P.  I did work on Project L for more than an hour, and did more administrative type stuff.  Now I'm going to work on Project O for an hour. 

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

Fall down 7 times get up the 8th? (10:30AM)

I'm embarrassed to report that I called in a vacation day today. My girl wasn't feeling too good this a.m., wanted a longer walk, which turned into my being late and then my calling in. It will be that much harder to go back tomorrow with my co-workers hating me.

Things I pray for the willingness to do today:
-finish resentment part of 4th step today!!!
-food & pharmacy shopping
-do back exercises

Speaking of which, I had p.t. on Tuesday and she worked me too hard and too long and I was in pain yesterday the whole day. She told me a whole new way to hold in my abs by pushing out and I fear I will not get this concept after years & years of pulling in and what was called "supporting your lower back." Confusing.

Also working on getting rid of another core addiction.

♥"Kindness and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed." Psalm 85♥

go hope4

Another one i like is:

it's not the falling down we call failure, it's the staying down.

this is my life.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

check-in (12:50PM)

Just need to turn over what the voices in my head scream at me when I'm doing my 4th step:

-you're not thorough enough
-you're skipping things
-you'll never be done
-you're not doing it right
-you'll never be free of them

Positive things I've done so far:
-cleaned out my work bag
-called credit card company and transferred some $ from a high fee card to a 0% card
-called husband to remind him to sign paperwork to transfer very old 401k to IRA connected to new 401K.
-ordered inhaler apparatus for Yoffee
-emailed Dr. to order inhaler for her

Things that must be done:
-fax in Yoffee's prescriptions to insurance company for reimbursement (afraid they won't reimburse, so I don't fax them in)


♥"Kindness and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed." Psalm 85♥

GeorgeSmiley 9:21AM + Updates

1. Project U

2. Project E

3. Project C-M

4. Project P-11

5. Project W-W.

6. Decluttering

All things I need to work on today. I have  a shorter day than usual because it's my weekday w/ my son. and I have a list of specific things in Outlook so if I just follow the list I should be able to make progress

Update, 12:04 PM

Some progress on Projects U and E.

Some goofing off but then got back to work.

Picking up my son to spend time w/ him. Not sure if I'll be able to do more work today or not.





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.

kromer 10:10 CI

I have a mtg at 3 today that I need to be prepared for, so most of the day will be prepping for that. I need to:

1)Make ppt presentation corresponding to proposal, print that + proposal (working on this now, should be done with this by approx. 2:15)
2)Add Dmc1 mutant to lit. summary, print lit summary, copy corresponding articles for TE
3) Finish rough meiotic blocks proposal, add to ppt
4)Make ppt on embyronic expt
5)Make ppt on targeted tests

After the mtg, I'll take notes, make a schedule for tomorrow/next week, and work on assembling training compendium. Heading to chatbox now


kromer 5 CI

OK, had mtg and took notes...think it went OK (though talking to hotshot visiting scientist makes me feel pretty stupid...)

Some next steps are:
1)Make a schedule
2)Read 2 papers on Dmc1, look up ordering reagents
3)Work on assembling training compendium
4)Microburst work on GD's project

OK, right now I'm going to take a dinner break (not sure why, but I'm starving), then I'll come back, make schedule and read Dmc1 papers. 

e's check in for Thursday

Good morning! Thanks Vic for setting up today's check in.

I am feeling optomistic today, but have some things that are urgent to get done today. Many of them are financial, which feels scary to me as money is tight, so I think I will spend some time in the chatbox. I can also feel myself wanting to be busy on other things to avoid those scary tasks, so I think I will try a walking meditation to take back books to the library and get my body and mind moving in the right direction. The foster dog is away and I am not getting any exercise at all: a very slippery slope for me!

Heading for the chatbox to begin the day.

asking for help to do the next right thing

Vic 8/27

showing up (done) Make gratitude list -oh no, just saw friends of bill AA on top of my picture, then I thought no- this is the first thing I have to be gratful for, By the grace of God I have  not had a drink in almost 25 years. Where/who would I be if I was still drinking? all my glasses would be empty. I decided to change my check in pic- in the past, it may have triggered me.


friends of bill w.

It will be 9 months for me on September 2nd....

asking for help to do the next right thing

way2go e

that's such a great accomplishment!

the touch of the master's hand:

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

congrats to e!!!

Congratulations on your accomplishment!!



 Thank you for sharing your miracle.

And I don't even have to explain why it took me so long to respond! someone else understands!!another miracle.!!

congrats on the chips you hold

Hi e, vic & everyone!

Congratulations on the chips you hold! :)



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


That's fantastic!  What a momentous accomplishment!


Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. 

~William James

yea vic!

that is such good and encouraging news!

what a great victory!

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Congrats to vic!!!

Congrats on 25 years sobriety!


Wow Vic, 25 years!!! Amazing!! Congratulations!!

♥"Kindness and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed." Psalm 85♥

re:25 years

Congratulations!  You must have been about 5 years old then right?   :D

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

I wish

Sometimes I feel 5 years old now!

Thanks for caring. Still one day at a time, I do not take it for granted. I hope we can all celebrate our years in PA.