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Thursday 10 September 2009

Wow, this is my first check-in and I'm creating the thread! Hope I'm doing this correctly - checking at work so a tad jumpy ;)

Welcome all to September 10th! Happy Thursday :-)

Recycler CI 7:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

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

Yesterday at work was running all day. Today was more like usual -- I could work mostly at my desk. I progressed on things that I didn't complete yesterday. A few projects from one boss are having a trial-and-error element to them, so they are still in progress. At lunchtime I did an errand, then ate food I had brought from home.

In the afternoon, I kept working down my assignment list. I updated the assignment list at the end of the day, but have realized I will need to add one or more things in the morning. I finished work early for a meeting offsite. The meeting went well.

Arriving at home, I changed clothes & went to a neighborhood festival. It was fun and I had a good dinner. I talked to someone while I was there. I'll go to the festival a couple more times this weekend with friends, so that will be good. It's one of my most favorite things to do during the year.

After dinner at the festival, I want to let my food digest for a while. I will see if I do a couple things tonight after resting a bit.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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


You did a great job!!!!!!!!!! with the starter and check in.

You're welcome!

You're welcome! :)

Vic 9/10

showing up(done). Have slowlyy muddled through alot of paperwork and sibmitted enrollment appl for my son in a cyber school with much more paperwork to go. Went to parent/techer nite last nite and got home at to and sleep at 11- e-mailing back and forth about my substituting pay. I could tell I have become a joke there from some of the responses I got back. They have now determined I would receive pay for .75/day and no ont could tell me why. Now they told me to contact the HS secretary who I called in June and never got return calls. I asked how the calculation was determined from .50/day to .75/day and what happened to the other .25/day. I almost said, just keep it and donate it to your favorite charitybut I said I would not cash the partial payment checks and would send them back. I feel humiliated, spent, ridiculous. Then one of my students called me who knows my son but he just wanted to talk to me and tell me how he and some of the other kids were doing. (Just as I was thinking I wonder why no one likes me). I give up, just not shutting down for now thanks to PA and going through the pain of living.

Daily Human Condition and avoidance overcomer.

Argh, that's horrible.

Argh, that's horrible. *hugs*

hi vic ((hugs))

Hi vic!




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

Potential Energy 4:49

Hello everyone,

Go to work

come home

make to do list for today

6 go work at Q.

Eat dinner

last revision to scheds. and send back to all in need of confirmation

write up notes for todays sessions

start eval. P.

finish J. L. eval

check sched again for I.D.

finish Q. daily notes

Send D.D. eval

fudoshin: dailies: 1:17pm

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

fax or email form to the company I'm interviewing with


fudoshin --1 day down, on day 2 now -- 1:11pm

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


I have one day in the bag for the following bottomlines:

  • No youtube, no youtube watch network, no youtube on other sites whenever I can avoid it, no ustream, no blogtv
  • no fan lines, especially
  • No facebook
  • no okcupid or other dating sites, including jdate or Plenty of Fish
  • No contacting men I find attractive on Myspace
  • No
    Internet chat that is not twelve-step or for work purposes.  When I
    think about doing this with someone I need to come back to my personal
  • No public blogging on livejournal or blogspot and other such sites, but I can use blogger for private journalling, if necessary.

And I'm committing to the following toplines:


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


Yesterday, my first day, I did pretty well at the first four of those.  I did even walk for about twenty minutes, if you count it.  But today I need to refocus on toplines again.  Again, they're toplines.  They are what I aim for.  Total sobriety is defined by my bottomlines, but I cannot start making progress without the toplines.


fudoshin, just wanted to

fudoshin, just wanted to say I think what you're doing is really impressive, and I agree that the toplines are more important... I've never heard it referred to as 'toplines' and 'bottomlines' before but it makes perfect sense. I think many of us tend to get over-focused on the 'bottomlines' of never ever doing anything 'wrong'/unproductive, while really, everyone goofs off/slips up occasionally and it's fine, and what really matters is the toplines, i.e. the positive things that we do.

fudoshin: toplines/bottomlines (12:21am Friday)

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



It's something I picked up from the other Twelve Step Programs I am in.  We have bottomlines, things that once engaged in lead to more addictive behavior.  Sobriety in these programs is defined by abstinence from bottomline behavior. We also have toplines in these other programs I am in--  they are defined as one of two things: either something I"m doing to support my recovery, or something I aim for, while the bottomline is something I absolutely MUST satisfy.  But of course this being a program of action, I think toplines are majorly important to me in this program, perhaps more important for me than in the other programs I'm in.

rec check-in 10:45 AM

Well, had meeting this AM and am into office now. Need to plan my work so as to be productive and not just react to things that pop up, as I too often do. Here is what I want to do:

Work on R file; call TB
Work on L file; try to wrap up - call MO
Work on S file - call GM re how to proceed; draft documents
Call MS re signing document
Mail document to TW for signature and filing
Call BH to set up meeting
Call JT re document signed yet?
Call AP re title issue; drafting document
Check with MP re WB file; call AK back

That is more than enough for today!

Good working to all here and thanks for the support!


check-in (11:15AM)

Hi Fellow Travelers,

Need to turn over my fears: the person we want to rent the apartment from has not returned my calls from yesterday and all day the answering machine wasn't on. I have fears that they decided they don't want us or someone else has taken it. I promised myself I would not call again till after 4:00PM, when I usually can reach her.

Also, I have a fear I will be fired, even though I've been hoping for that because a senior position was eliminated and I think they might replace me with his secretary who has no where to go. She's pregnant, so in some way, I hope they do, she needs it more than I. If this happens we sure won't be able to move, but I'll be able to start my business.

My head can be a crazy place to live.

I'm thankful I have a place to come to.

Blessings to you all today.

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

Hi Hope

 Hugs and thanks for sharing. My head is a crazy place to live as well and coming here kind of gets me out of my head for a bit. Did you ever hear of the acronym FEAR False Evidence Appearing Real?

Yesterday I heard a tip of someone who put all their worries/fears in a Worry Box and said he would only worry on Wednesday. By the time Wenesday came, he discoved most of the things he put in the box worked out already- I think I will try that one.


Vic - Teddies!! OMG!!

Thank you fellow "showing up" friend.

I like that idea about the worry box. I also may give it a try.

Thankfully, it all worked out well, but believe it or not, they were real possibilities. My boss called me in to tell me that I have nothing to worry about, G_d bless him!! And the landlords had a better offer from another couple. In the end, we got the apartment!!

Wishing you everything good today and every day!!

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

I hope your fears aren't

I hope your fears aren't justified *hugs* I worry about being fired all the time too.

Thanks Lucky!!

I know what you mean, Lucky, about being fired, my first year here I was constantly worried every time a door closed. Thanks for the hugs and support.

Wishing you smiles, hugs & laughter!!

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

Agnus 9:45am (added: how'd I do review)

You did fine, Lucky - 'gratz on your first check-in and first thread-starter! 

Today I have back-to-back appointments but I already messed up the first one - my orthodontist has two offices and I went to wrong one @9am so biding time now for a rescheduled appointment. Here's the plan:

  • orthodontist 10:30
  • take J to his 11:30 dr appt
  • lunch
  • Stats class @1:40
  • chiro appt at 3:30
  • Book travel
  • play awhile
  • make dinner
  • 12Step meeting at 7:30. 
  • Headline tomorrow with these tasks
    • resolve the software debacle
    • Call Book travel
    • Send S addresses for TMs
  • Planning for tomorrow
  • Bed by 10:30 :grin:

Spirit Online Checkin

Got the list from yesterday majority complete, this morning have already

  • cleared dryer of clean clothes
  • began washing linens for new roommate
  • put out trash
  • cleaned out refrigerator
  • folded some closthes washed from yesterday
  • make frustrated attempts to contact a friend to get answers for current delima
  • ate lite breakfast
  • put lunch on to cook (learned from yesterday's massive breakdown from hunger related mental distress on my ability to get things done-not good)

now i must get the frustration off me need to do a 15 minute meditation after making my list

create meal plan

  • Chicken and salad for lunch
  • Salad for snack
  • Stir fry for dinner

That will keep me from fatiguing mentally, now for the most important part of the day i will devote most of the day to problem solving

  • tell my boyfriend i have a male roommate, i don't know what that will mean to him but i suspect it won't like the idea at first or maybe not at all but it is what it is, if not today sometime before he comes over again
  • get business paperwork done
  • forms completed
  • check on inventory for client
  • call hn
  • set appt with pete
  • email agreement
  • get feedback on contract give feedback on offer
  • research options and resolve paperwork dilema
  • move items from guest room for new tenant
  • bring forward any incomplete items from yesterdays list
  • call lender, email docs, send report, go walking
  • do something fun, life is very stressful i must purposely get a balance-need to play hard everyday doing something fun for a while


GeorgeSmiley 8:07 AM

Just for today I will do what I set out to do.

Just for today I will check in at the chatroom and work there

Just for today I will not check Facebook or personal email or write in my personal blog any more until I have completed my MITs.

MIT#1: Wrap up E.

MIT#2: P-11


MIT#4: Project U

MIT#5:  M-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.

kromer 8:10 CI

Yesterday was not the most productive, today can be better.

Scheduled: seminar 9:30-11, lunch mtg 12-12:30, class 1-2:30, mtg 8-9

*Organize papers and computer files
*Ask MG about mice, figure out how to validate RT-PCR, ask for protocols (will do this soon)
*Finish choosing +/- samples (almost, this is taking forever!)
*Church stuff: retreat speech, Harambee notes, deacon stuff, order talk sheets

Other tasks:
*Prelim list of 10 committed members
*Choose response genes
*Read about RT-PCR
*1 hr studying oscillaors
*Work on training compendium

I'll have prayer time now and head to lab, then finish choosing +/- samples and do organization.

Update 11:15: forgot about a talk I needed to go to 9:30-11, so now I'm feeling way behind (even though talk was relevant for my work). I'm going to wrok on choosing +/- samples now. 

CI Hope-Faith 8:40

Busy day today. I have been out the last two days with DD who has been sick. So I have a lot of catch up to do before my first class. (about 1 hour from now::jawdrop::)

  1. Check e-mail
  2. Plan for 4th
  3. Plan for 2nd
  4. Test for 3rd

I am off an running


mj thursday am checkin

clean desk

sort papers

prepare lesson plans

Lucky's check-in

Okay, after joining about a week ago and dithering for a week over finding the time to make a perfect to-do list :) here’s my first check-in. Believe me, I have cut this DOWN a lot!

At work:
Tidy work space Rush job!
Prioritise work backlog and make a plan/timetable for dealing with it

Courier termination letter
Contract filing
Contracts bible
Letters to: C4, Playboy, Ben-Set, ESPN
Find a meeting room for the 14th I forgot I'd already done it!
Check diaries up to date w/room numbers
E’s action tray
Nothing there
Signed docs from DG
L – sort papers in office Nothing there
Yesterday’s emails
Yesterday’s papers - Part done
Fire off some emails re Macmillan coffee morning
Tomorrow’s list

Buy a phone cord (dog ate it. While I was on the phone :) )

Make a plan/timetable for dealing with home chaos

Yesterday’s emails
Contact L re visit on Sunday
Email D re computer
Help C with job app
Buy theatre tickets
Clear kitchen before bed

Bedtime edit: You guys, it's so good to see things getting crossed off people's lists, and just to know there are other people in the same situation about and reading :) I think this definitely helped me today. First half of workday was a washout because I was too miserable about my messy desk to do much, including tidy it, but once I did a quick shove-it-in-a-pile tidy things picked up, and I'm very pleased with this evening.

 Am really realising how much too much I've given myself to do in the past. Now trying to stop giving myself incredibly tough goals and not trying very hard, and start giving myself reasonably easy goals and trying as hard as I can. :)

 Thanks all, and well done, and good night. And here's to tomorrow. :)