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Wednesday September 2, 2009

Recycler CI 9:20pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I almost had time to take a break and CI at work this afternoon, but as soon as I started, something happened & I didn't get a chance.

This morning I walked to the gym, and did my stretching & ab exercises. At work we're in full gallop again, so my work kept going & going & going all morning. During lunchtime I went to an activity, then ate my food. After lunch, I continued to work closely with my assignment list -- overall that is an effective strategy for me.

After work I walked home, then went to a training class tonight. Back home now, I'm so glad to get a chance to do my CI (whew!)

I am so glad to have a home computer that is working. yay! :)

Personally/emotionally I have some issues going on. My therapist appt is in 3 weeks. I can make an appt sooner if I need to, but I think I can deal with stuff now on my own, then see them toward the end of the month.

HP, I've dealt with things realistically as much as I can today. Me dealing with things isn't enough to thoroughly resolve it today, HP, so you please take over the rest. Thanks!

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

Vic 9/3

My first thought was, havn't you heard of "white out" or just cross out the mistakes and fill in the correction, I "need" to believe that ,I was not "allowed" to make a mistake when growing up- it damaged and hurt me.

Showing up, wash, actually had "fun" today, friend asked if I wanted to go with her to a type of flea market. Our personalities "click" for laughing and we even won on the lottery ticket she bought. She always knows where to get the best deals. Her plumber saved us $8,000 for or broken heater last year, the flea market had so many neat things, high end new items and inexpensive I finally got the basket ball shorts my son wanted there as well as some items found no where else and some gorgeous living room lamps free from her friend, so part of what is so fun about her is all the "deals" she finds. She is also a crazy fellow AA in recovery, so that helps too.

Got review on my letter from my sponsor, so will have the courage to send it out tommorrow or tonite.Sent out check for contractor. Here for kids, they say they have no home work whiil chedk on line.(done)

7:30have phone appt at 8pm, then walk, dishes, fill out boys school paperwork and sleep.

rec check-in 12:45 PM

Had to take car in for repairs, so in late. I plan to eat lunch at desk and work on:

C file - try to wrap up
W file - finish forms
T file - drafting
B file - review drafts and revise

A good, productive day to all here at PA!


Hi Fellows

I am in depression but showed up to work today. When I get home all I can do is walk my dog and sit in front of the t.v. A package my Mom sent me will probably get sent back to her because I took to long to deal with it. She will kill me.

I just have to say how powerless I am...depression and procrastination are strongly linked.

These are the things I'm procrastinating about:
-bringing forms to work for insurance
-eob to submit money to employer
-going to the store & getting new food for Yoffee
-sending out cards to neighbor
-cleaning apartment

When I get home these "things" loom large at me.

I'm not doing a very core addiction and I think this is the results of on one hand it's great.

Wishing you all blessings!!


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

Hi Hope

Thanks for sharing. When I get those "depression" feeling, they feel like they they will be with me forever. Just by "showing up" and having this connection gives hope to all of us because we all know where you are at.

This too shall pass. maybe if you do one "thing" it will not be as looming.

I don't know what a core addicition is but I do know there is a Higher power that can restore us to sanity AND HE WANTS TO.

From Meditation Book, God Calling:

I am bound to fight for you, to plan for you, to secure you a sufficiency of all within My Power to provide. Think how vast that provision can be. Never doubt.  Such marvels are unfolding. Wonders beyond your dreams. They only need the watering of a grateful spirit and a loving heart to yield abundantly.

And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.  John 20:28

Wow Vic - I humbled by your reply.

I feel so blessed to be here with you all.

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


Congrats for showing up here and going to work (and taking care of your dog). Depression sucks, and I admire you for keeping going. You're in my prayers!

Thanks Kromer, your reply touched me.

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

hang in there, hope4meandu!

You are posting here and showing up to work and walking your dog, so you should pat yourself on the back!


Really appreciate the encouragement, rec!! Thanks.

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

You are very welcome!


jules - Good morning all!


Today I am going to:

Do my abbreviated AM routine AMAP - 1 hour

Call 5 creditors- 1 hour

Arrange a 3 ring binder for my master to-do list - 15 mins

Get ready and go to the Twins game- 6 hours

Check email and look up bank balances (for NO MORE than 30 minutes)- 30 mins

Clean for 30 mins (2x15)- 30 mins

Sew for 30 mins (2 x15) - 30 mins

Work for 1/2 hour on my resume  - 30 mins

Do my abbreviated PM routine - 1 hour

So, with breaks that should be my day!



Babarino ci 8:43am

going to declutter, then will make list for the day. Check back here then.



made list, not locked in to getting all done today, b/c don't know if that is possible. Just do what can.  

one hour paper declutter office (done)

project 1 (done)

project 2

project 3

project 4

project 5

project 6

project 7

project 8


George Smiley 8:20 AM

 Yesterday was decluttering, plus Project E and Project U.

Today i need to do a lot on Project V. I also have Project U appointments on the phone.

And I need to work on Project M-9 and Project P-11.

Plus errands and my night job in the afternoon.



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.

Journey 8:15

Thanks for the thread starter Crayon!  It's funny, but also very true and a good thing to remember - you can't change the past, so learn from your mistakes, then forget them and move on! 

Off to a great start today as I had something to take care of first thing this morning so that got me past my usual slow morning start.  Hmmmm.   This is something to ponder.   I am a slow starter in the mornings, and if I plan my hardest task for first thing (eat the frog), then I have a tendency to procrastinate because I can't face that hard task.   So I've been doing easy stuff in the am, email, admin stuff, which allows me to start slow.  But maybe I could think about planning something kinda fun first thing in the morning.   It certainly worked well for me today. 

Well, back to work, and after I finish this item, I will make my todo list and read email.  


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

kromer 8:20 CI

Classes start today! I have class 10-1 (including commute time)

In addition I have a mtg w/ advisor 1-2:30

So my MIT is to prep for the mtg (not going to do much, but I do want to prepare a short pres on dmc1 expt--I'll have about an hour in lab to prep) and to take notes from the mtg afterwards. (and come up with a prioritized list of tasks following the mtg)

I also want to get a couple of tasks off my plate: finish G's project, send comments on W's paper, take care of student seminar stuff.

I have swing dancing in the evening (7:30-whenever): I'll leave by 10, so I have time to unpack, do laundry, clean the kitchen and maybe grocery shop when I get home.

If I magically have extra time after mtg, I'll work on assembling training compendium/choosing samples/learning to use UMLKS.

Heading to lab now!

Update 12:40--worked on mtg prep, went to class.Now I have about 15 more min to prep for mtg (I want to gather some relevant articles,make 1 slide and print short presentation.) Then I'll go to mtg, take notes from mtg and have lunch. 

kromer 3:15 CI

OK, had mtg, it went pretty well I think. It was hard thinking though, now I'm a bit fried :P

I need to take notes from mtg and make a list of next steps, then I'm going to send comments on W's paper (this isn't too hard, just a little dull...I need to check through all the supplementary stuff).

I'll take a short break at 4 for coffee w/ labmates. 

Heading to chatbox now. 

Crayon CI - revised 6:30pm

Hopefully you guys like the graphic. Obviously it is a bit tongue-in-cheek. :)

Anyway, big day today... here is the list:

  • PA checkin

  • morning routine

  • clean litterboxes
  • FL post
  • IT class
  • FL class
  • TP class
  • make lunch
  • get as far as I can with draft report (STILL not 6 weeks late)... this is actually multiple tasks though...this task is TERRIFYING so I've been putting it off
  • Call re Mcafee (this task is annoying so I've been putting it off)
  • Check starred items in inbox
  • email val
  • check postings
  • check mcle
  • core
  • email SS (this task is scary, so I've been putting it off)
  • prep LRW
  • Read CO
  • Read LL
  • Thank you letter to HL (this task I want to do well, so I've been putting it off)
  • Email MM (this task is scary, so I've been putting it off)
  • Journal
  • Meditate
  • Newspaper
  • Spanish
  • TR
  • Call K
  • ZM
  • FLS
  • read FN
  • email MB

The difficult thing for me is letting myself feel like I accomplished something even though I haven't done everything on my list. I'm such a perfectionist that I just look at a list, even if it is 99% done and focus on the things that aren't done...'s not perfect!


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

~William James