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September 9,2009 Wednesday 9/9/09

  Why Is 9/9/09 So Special? As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success

e's plan for Thursday

morning routine: make bed, laundry, meds, water, vitamins, dress to tie shoes, face and accessorize

clean up fridge shelves
hot spots
27 fling boogie in dining room
lead aa meeting in evening
pay G's credit card MIT
bake banana bread
(just decided to do it now)
make brocolli orzo dish, peach cobbler and steak for supper
pick up G by 7 or so
send A his package
clear off dining room table
Ask C to follow up on detailed cleaning of bath
return planner to Staples and get another one from Slates

tonight I am grateful to have 9 months of sobriety, a program that supports me, friends I can practice how to be a good friend with, the new-found ability to see humor in my own ridiculous actions. I am grateful for my spouse to have found work, my son to be working hard at high school, my eldest to be present to me while he starts college. I am particularly grateful for facebook today, which allows me to reconnect with those I have let slip away.

peace out
asking for help to do the next right thing

Recycler CI 4:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning I went to the gym and did my stretching and ab exercises.

Work today: was literally constantly going all over the building this morning, due to new work requests every 5-10 minutes. I'm usually this busy, but mostly just at my desk! Had to do a delayed lunch, due to yet another urgent need. Made a support call to someone in my local group after I ate. After lunch, I've mostly been doing database projects. I'm going to try to finish up at least one more project by the end of the day.

Tonight I will see how a social event goes; after it I have a combination volunteer/personal activity. I'm not sure if I will get to update my CI tonight.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

fudoshin day one 12:22pm

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



thirty minutes of exercise{running, swimming, yoga, dance, ballet, tap, karate, walking, jogging}

a daily assessment of my goals and affirmations

brushing my teeth and using listerine in the morning

brushing, using floss , listerine and a periodontic brush at night

homework for math classes today


Crayon CI 2:45 pm

 So, I'm realizing that every day I have the same things that aren't getting done on my list.  Every day.  Days and days and days of pushing things to the next day, but it isn't like I'm staring in to space, I'm doing STUFF, just not the important gotta-get-it-done stuff.  Grrrr.

In any case, here is my list for today.  Note that the small, easy stuff will be done, no sweat, while the tough stuff keeps getting pushed to tomorrow.

  • morning routine
  • gym
  • LRW class
  • IT class
  • FL class
  • PA check in
  • call JP
  • check symp post
  • email out description of seminar
  • email plan to KC
  • FM
  • FB
  • food list 
  • fed handbook
  • Prep for CO
  • Prep for LL
  • Read CS news
  • LN classes
  • WL classes
  • Thank you to HL
  • Thank you to SS
  • checkin 
  • AG
  • CK app
  • Rapp
  • Go through mail
  • BT
  • F&W
  • journal
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Checkin with KC
  • ZM
  • Read FN
  • make lunch


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

~William James

Potential Energy 2:15


I have slept through the night  during the past 2 nights- this is the first time in about a year that I have slept without waking up in panic multiple times, staying awake hrs. worrying about what I need to do.  I was becoming sick from being up day and night dreading and not doing everything. I pray that I keep coming here and taking these steps.  Thank you for all of the support.

So today:

1. work- get outstanding info and bring home for reprorts.

2. car wash

3.  1 more report tonight

4. dinner w/ family

5. finalize those schedules- need to complete today

6.  cpr

7. put away wash for at least 15 min.  also, put stuff in bag for GW that we don't use

8.  water flowers!!

9.  check sched for I.D.

10***due D.D. report!!!

11. print revised schedule for work tomorrow.

GeorgeSmiley 12:25 PM

 Another wasted morning.

Lunch now. Then Project P-11 and Project M -09 and Project WW.




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.

2 PM

Starting Now.




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.

The day is young!

You showed up, shared, did service, know what day it is, I am not giving up on you, it's 9/9/09!

check-in (1:00PM)

Hi Everyone,

DAY 7 OF SHOWING UP AT WORK!! I'm feeling positive energy today!! I think last night I got relief from beating on myself for all the stuff I'm not doing, which will probably make it easier to do. I know it is because of this loop - THANK YOU PRO - and all of you!!

We are moving mid to end of October!! (clapping)

My fear with this new place is I won't keep it clean enough. I have been both someone who cleans too much to the other extreme.

There will be lots of expenses, getting a washer/dryer, having it painted, buying the paint...just to start with.

I pray a day at a time to get organized with where I'm living now and going forward.

Wishing you good things!!

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

Agnus 12noon

Hi y'all! Got through my first Stats test yesterday and I think I passed at least, though I certainly should have studied more than I did. To get into grad school I need a 4.0 on everything I take now, to offset the 1.8 I had when I took a "medical leave" (i.e. addictions out of control) from the college of my youth.

I've been procrastinating all morning settling in to work and doing a vitally necessary funds transfer.  My job ends Sept. 30 and I think my Addict believes by procrastinating, I can make the job last longer.  Just as It thinks by keeping my money in savings, I can make it last longer.  The addict in me does not believe in Reality, apparently.

So, first thing: Go to bank and do the transfer. Now.  Then I'll check back here with the rest of the day's MITs and MUTs.  Thanks for being here today.

Ag 3:40pm

Did the banking, had long talks with sponsor, sponsee, Mom, sister; breakfast and lunch with J, and a massage appt I'd forgotten about.  Really needed it, both for the neck/back and the soul-talk my LMT blesses me with sometimes. She's a gem. Now to pick up the frayed MITs and MUTs of the actual work for which I get paid:

  • Think through and resolve the software debacle yet I know what needs to be done, at last. At least. 
  • Call DL's
  • Get scrapbook examples requested from colleagues; no replies yet
  • Sked 3f-boss conf call :)
  • Book travel
  • Send S addresses for TMs
  • Create TM eblast

Personal and Program:

  • Dog walk 5:30
  • Dinner 6pm
  • Get to Step meeting by 7:15
  • Planning for tomorrow
  • Bed by 10:30

Hi Agnus

Best of luck on your test!! Way to go!!

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

I got a B!

Not bad for being 57, out of school 4 years, and starting the class a week late...and Statistics, no less!  I really want to thank my Higher Power who led me to this site, and to everyone here for all the help I receive in PA. Could never have done this without y'all. 

Sheesh, this sounds like an Academy Awards speech lol - but it's real from the heart.  I've been very emotional the last few days - more bad news on J's health and Mom's, plus my job ending this month with no more work on the horizon for awhile. So it's great to have these successes to brighten the path - yay, God! Yay, PA!

Great Job Angus!!!

That is great!  I am so happy for you!!Laughing

Yay, Agnus! :)

Hi Agnus!

That's great! :) Congratulations! :)



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

julesk CI

Hi Gang

I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed.  After deciding to look into selling this house, I am prepping for a garage sale this weekend.  I also have a job interview this aft, but I don't really need to prep for that, other than getting an outfit ready.  (Clothes going in the washer as we speak.)

So, today:

  1. Errands, (get gas, drop books at church, metal recyc at dump, lib books back.)  1 hour
  2. TT Ranae re: elec bill help  30 mins
  3. 15 mins garage declutter in each of 5 rooms (spare room, basement, studio, lvgrm, pantry)  1 hr 15
  4. Clean kitchen 15 mins
  5. Clean bedroom 15 mins
  6. 3 15 minute breaks interspersed.
  7.  Dress and leave for interview at 2:45 

Thanks guys. It feels better to be able to write it here.




Good morning all,

Why is 090909 so special?  Dont know yet but I guess I will find out. Busy day ahead have been up for several hours and completed

  • had coffee
  • email review
  • made appt for monday to review bp, finnaly getting that done
  • logged in appts made this morning on calender
  • sorted laundry
  • stripped bed put load in washer
  • Soaking more closes to was 

I feel completely unfocused so I am sitting her to make a more detailed plan and get focused.  Plan of actions includes list brought forward from yesterday

  • get doc notarized
  • go walking
  • call lender
  • write report

  • Major house cleaning for new room mate to move in

    • 45 minutes kitchen cleaning
    • 10 minutes dining room
    • 15 minutes guest bedroom
    • 10 minutes bathroom
    • 15 minutes clean front porch
    • 10 minutes clean deck

    Must allow 2hrs just in case

    Have an appt and need to get clear on how that impacts my day before going further

    Client due in Atlanta @ 11am so I think the best plan of action is

    Get cleaning out of way first, should be done by one, can get with clients from 1-4 and return to meet prospective roommate here at house, will have more peace of mind with client if cleaning tasks aren't cluttering my thoughts.  Can get utility done as well.

    kromer 9:40 CI

    OK, a pretty scheduled day. I'm going to try and give myself a realistic list of tass, so I don't get overwhelmed.

    *Class 10-1
    *Poster workshop 2-3
    *Harambee mtg 7-9

    *Sub. petition, order books, get form signed (left form at home and so will not be able to get it signed until next monday)
    *Sub CAC, CI JA (working on this now)
    *Prep for Harambee mtg
    *Finish choosing +/- samples (will work on this soon)
    *Prelim list of 10 committee members (will work on this soon)
    *Email SL

    Other tasks:
    *Budget update
    *Work on assembling training compendium
    *Organize papers
    *Organize computer files
    *Figure out how to validate RT-PCR

    OK, going to CI w/ JA, then time to head to class, when I get back I'll sub petition/order books/get form signed/email SL, then it'll be about time for poster class, after poster class I'll work on MITs/other tasks until 5, then head home and prep for Harambee mtg. 

    Journey 9 am on 9/9/09

    Ack, yesterday didn't turn out so great, because my glasses broke!  So I spent the afternoon at the Optometrist's office.  Then my dog had diarrhea so I was up several times during the night to let him out . . .wonder if you can give dogs immodium?  

    Anyway, to look on the bright side, I needed new glasses anyway and at least this stuff didn't happen on a work day!

    I slept in and going now to get on the treadmill, I'll check in after a shower!


    P.S. According to the internet, you CAN give dogs pepto bismol and/or immodium.  I'll try the pepto first.  

    "A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard

    Vic 9/9/09

    Show up(done). For me 9/0/09 is special because I need to face alot of fears: response from school dist ?, the superintendent forwarded the message to her, she was very snippy, like how dare I ask "her"? She said "from the information she received" I was paid 1/2 day. Now I need to ask her "What information are you taking about? Received from whom? " I hate this, almost feel like saying- keep the money, but I have done that so many times. I did get the retirement question answered- I need to call the state and tell them I want my retirement contributions returned ($around $3,000) since I no longer work there since last Oct. Of course no one told me til now.

    My codependency and fear: "Someone walks all over me, and "I" feel like the guity one. Perhaps part of procratination is thinking they will see the truth and change if I give them  ore time- it just gets harder, Or that is the addictive "payoff" of procratination, not feeling the fear/pain by procratinating.

    Tonite: Meet the teachers nite- I am pulling my older son out for cyber home school. The school has been receiving funding for 2 sons for classes he does not receive, confrontations, I hate them Last time I had my friend with me, but he is in grad school now, maybe I can dig up another friend. Plus much more .All kinds of stuff today.

    My meaning of 9/9/9 for me today: As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side (my HP and me) as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, (people I confront) according to numerologists.Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

    (11 amMAKING PROGRESS): PRINTED INFO TO SEND TO SCHOOL DIST, CALLED CYBER SCHOOL GOT INFO, GOT TENENT CK, FOUND CELL PHONE IN CAR (i LOOKED 100 TIMES AND DID NOT SEE IT UNTIL TODAY!) THE PROCESS OF MY AVOIDANCE ADDICTION IS IN ACTION, CALLED SPONSOR- VENTED ALL NEGATIVE FEELINGS/  AKA MY REACTIONS TO MY ISSUES. NOW HAVE FORGIVENESS AND COMMPASSION FOR SELF AND OTHERS, DID NOT PICK UP THE FOOD, DRINK OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE, DID NOT BLAME OR SAY ANYTHING PROVACATIVE TO ANYONE, THE STRESS PAIN IN MY STOMACH IS GONE,  HAVE A PLAN i MADE WITH MY SPONSOR: (1) info and e-mail to business person who e-mailed me and superintendent (part/send tonite) (2) e-mail question to Harriburg about school services that are being funded to school for my son and not being provided (right to know law)scarey (3) send form to insurance(part/do after walk0 (4) walk Time limit: by 3pm.(5) write and send gratitude list/send (6) pray (7)reach out to old pa friend via e-mail/prayer 

    The process

    I can't believe I am still "showing up" after all my disasters, not eating or using-sleeping, isolating, even being able to share all the mistakes I make at this site, it's so special and cathartic beccause as awfual as I think I am, I can only bear the distress of doin g the things or dealing with the things about me because of the support here and knowing I am not alone and accepted-and the anonymity- it's remarkable- thank you I am so grateful.

    Me too Vic & e

    I know what you both mean...I'm right along with ya!! Today is day 8 of me not calling in sick!! I'm still taking way too many computer breaks (like now) and making dumb mistakes, but I'm here and though I know my co-workers and boss won't notice, thankfully you and me do!!

    Many blessing to you both today and every day!!

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

    Thanks Hope and e

    Sometimes when  my share is at the bottom, I am not as afrid to share my "weaknesses" because I think no one will read them, but thanks for letting me know I am not alone. I never realized what a brave thing it was to keep showing up. It really is spiritual progress, to know we trust can get through this day.

    Thanks for being here, and showing up too. We truely are blessed to have this connection.

    Relate Vic

    I know exactly what you mean about sharing "weakness," and how brave it is just to show up. Who would have thunk it?

    Yes, again, I feel the same about being blessed.

    Safe travels today, my "showing up" friend!!

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


    Thanks for sharing: I identify with what you are going through

    asking for help to do the next right thing