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Friday 18 September 2009

The only way along a path is one step at a time. I can take a step.

courage                  wisdom               serenity                     hope

check-in (4:12PM)

I showed up to work today and I dreamt last night about calling in sick. I was going to when I woke up this morning, but I remembered something I had to do and dragged myself in. It was a lousy day!!

And now I have to show for this weekend. A dinner tonight & tomorrow night. I have food issues and I'm not comfortable with either of these familes. I actually bought food to make for myself if I decided to stay home. I really, really, really, really, really don't want to go. I've had it up to my hair folicles with idiots this week!!

I think I will make the food, in case I really don't think I can do it. I'd rather be in a quiet, safe place then take a chance of losing it and saying something I will regret.

Anyway, I will be off-line until Monday, so I will keep you in my thoughts and I hope you keep me in yours!!

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

Of Couse Hope

And my prayers. Vic

Recycler CI 4:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I'm taking a break toward the end of the workday here to do my CI.

This morning I walked to the gym, did some additional cardio, then did my stretches and ab exercises.

At work this morning I alternated between dealing with crises and stuff on my project list. ((sigh)). At lunchtime, I got food at a restaurant, then bought tickets for an upcoming concert. [Humor] After lunch, surprise: another crisis! ((sigh)) Seriously, there is a lot of external stuff going on this month, and it just takes a lot to deal with that! I've been working on other stuff this afternoon, but still settling down after the crisis.

After work, if it is raining, I will ride the train; otherwise I am planning to walk home. I have a social activity tonight, so I may not get to update my CI later.

9:45pm. I got home from the social activity about 8:30. I tidied up around the condo. I made my gym bags for next week. I laid out things for in the morning. This weekend will be busy & I will be in and out, so I was trying to work ahead & make things easier for myself. Next I will goof around a little bit before bedtime.

Have a great night, everyone! :)



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

GeorgeSmiley 11:30 AM

Good morning all...

Early this AM I brought my task list up to date. Now I'm going to see how much of it I can just do in order.

Heading to chatbox


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.


Good morning all,

TGIF Smile.  Had a good start today although I was three minutes late for my appt this morning,  I was well prepared and didn't have the anx because I did the prep work.  I was ready and cute too (actually put on make up today)

  • first contact meetinge
  • review dialogue for per resume in head/visualize
  • be cute

The proposal i launched was dismissed as not needed by that client but they were impressed with my resume which is impressive and i will do business with them now all to do is follow the yellow brick road to new consumate my new account.  I see a dramatic difference in who i am right now, this web site was a life saver.  Thanks too to all who participated in the morning 15 minute phone check in, hope it went well this morning as i was out for appt.

  • send back a thank you confirmation email confirming our new relationship
  • meet with client at noon to hopefully finalize that deal which will produce liquid captial for the company
  • follow up on personal business (1hour) today

have a list already ready from completion of action plan i am actually organized

  • Ask for help with 8 financial specs as best understood by
  • Call all contacts on list and follow up
  • Call companies still need to get inside of  Wa
  • Request quotes for eo insurance
  • Call EvN M not there left message will followup
  • Bill b for work done
  • Talk to gl about how he found his investor
  • Call business owners met at ga pr center
  • Research web for 8 counselor or help
  • Make appt with con for businesses/advice on upcoming project and referrals
  • Get action plan to become 8 cert by downloading app
  • Contact company poc from fd meeting
  • Contact cb
  • Spirit

CL daily overcoming

too late to be starting. it has been worse. Better than not restarting right now.

try to come up with the best catch-up plan.

DONE @12:42 12 min late, not bad for me - 11:50 wko
DONE @12:47 on time - 12:40 quick check email, dont reply unless emergency -/- there was a time-sensitive email, so i replied to 1
DONT @1:18 2 MIN EARLY!!! - 12:50 qt
1:20 work
set timer
2 check home tasks

also have to do plays b4 5pm

the touch of the master's hand:

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

OCz CI day4

I'm starting to feel better... while I didn't emptied my inbox nor finished all my list from yesterday I managed to finish more than I would have any other day by myself.

It realy helps writing my list here. I used to fill in to do lists... but those were kept for myself and If I didn't complete my personal list no one would know (well besides my customers and peers at work who kept waiting for a response). Although it is anonymous and most of us use personal codes to keep it simpler and more anonymous, it gives me a sense of need to not let you down. Could seem silly but it's working for me.

A minute to talk with God!
Thank you all for your support!
@W. 15m email morning check
@W. Place PO for CC
@W. Confirm Info and send PO for Mtr & Tcl
I didn't confirmed the info, just send the POs for approval... I guess it's too common for me to not send something until I'm 100% sure of it. I will try to send things when I believe they are 90% ok for me... I think it's more important to send them on time for now! I'll worry about quality later!
@W. Email FV /BaM
@W. Fill W Svy
@W. Help fill in VCR release form
@W. Reduce inbox. Yesterday I Checkout with 632 mails!
@G. Setup today H.Hr
@G. Attend today meeting
@H. Thnk God and try to get a good sleep!

So today list brings unfinished items from yesterday + a couple more from email morning check:

  1. A minute to talk with God!
  2. Thank you all for your support!
  3. @W. 15m email morning check 612 items
  4. @PA. CI
  5. @W. Place POs for Ugn & BBs+Cls+BBFrnk
  6. @W. Send L.E. BB form
  7. @W. Close Mry Css
  8. @W. Review CapPj: MngRm, Wb00, VC, Sw&UPs, Prt, MpLs, PbX
  9. @W. Fup on MOP
  10. @W. Build DL tree
  11. @W. Review RFx Info
  12. @W. Reply about AnFP migration
  13. @W. Reply about NPerAcct migration
  14. @W. Schdl Sept ptch
  15. @W. Reduce inbox.
  16. @H. Install Hng at St
  17. Thnk God

rec 9:48 ci

I am trying something different; checking in from home to try to organize my day before I even leave the house and maybe get into work sooner with an action plan developed. We'll see how it works... Today I want to:

Work on R.file; call TB
Work on L. file; try to wrap up - call MO again
Work on S. file - draft documents and send to RS
Call MS re signing document (OA); billing
Review docs from TW.; work on file; billing
Call BH. to set up meeting; billing
Call AP re title issue; drafting RT document
Check with MP re WB file; call K. back
Work on tax file; mail 2008 return; finalize documents

Thank all of you for being here and for your support - it means a lot!


journey brain fog 9:45

Good morning, getting a slow start this am, I feel kinda goofy and out of it this morning, keep misplacing stuff and generally being dysfunctional . . ever have days like that lol?   I don't normally drink coffee at work, only tea, but I just hit up the coffee pot.  Maybe that will help.

I had a 9 am meeting, which I barely got here in time for, and now I have a 10 am meeting that I'm heading for now.  What's with all these meetings on Friday? 

On top of all that, I kept smelling something obnoxious and couldn't figure out where it was coming from and finally realized it was MY SHOE!  MY CAT PEED ON MY SHOE!  I washed it off in the sink and I think I got rid of the smell but now I have a wet shoe.

Anyway, the day has to get better from here right?  I'm off to the meeting and if anyone complains about a funny smell don't tell them it's me.




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

daily AM brain fog

I am in a fog every morning, so I can relate!



I think my whole life has been like that. On the flip side, I have unreal good things happen, it does make life an adventure!


yep, it's an adventure all right!

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


You may like my other version of how I deal with days better:

What the #@%***xxx(censored)? This really ###$$%%%****(censored)!!!! Found so many clothes today in closets cat left some pee on. So upsetting.Washing all day.

kromer 8:30 CI

Today I'm taking most of the day off (visiting my grandpa for his book launch!), but there are a few chores I need to take care of before I take off:
*Finish writing up protocol
*Check email and voicemail
*Email DR
*Gather class materials
*Ask MG about pipettes

I need to leave in less than an hour, so I'll need to be efficient. I'll start w/ the first 2. Heading to chatbox. 

Potential energy 7:41

Happy Friday!!!Laughing

One step at a time I'm getting more done with the support of everyone at this site than I would be alone-thanks everyone for being who you are!  I am so grateful for you and this site.

I am making a tough decision.  I took on extra work with an additional agency-which meant 6 days a week for the past 5 months. Now I decided that I really don't want this extra work and I really should give notice immediately.  I have been putting it off because I don't want to disappoint my boss, colleagues and clients.  I want to give at least one day up for the sake of my sanity.  So, I am going to force myself to do this.... today?  I will just have to say that I made a mistake and that it is too much for me...and I will help tie loose ends caused by leaving?  Well, I pray that I will follow through with this one, because it is best for me.

OK enough of that, now on to the list

Work:    write daily notes-overdue!!   outline key points of presentations  work on reports at least one hour        get cpr done and submitted before they have to ask            Tell E. about decision to give up 1 day!         Work on S.K. 3 mo review

 Z- piano practice,   homework                      practice word list

Home- use timer and clean at least 1 hour                      clothes out for work tomorrow                   get present for M.

Vic 8/18

Show up (done)

- God, grant me the courage to call. Ck in later. e knows all about me (his wife is my friend) for the last 8 years, like

Well I found his number on a bookmark that says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all yur ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths.

I think my HP is trying to tell me something. Not only did I find the number (I checked on line and it is the correct one) but the book mark prayer is about a "path" and the starter today is about "paths"- sometimes I need to really be knocked on the head with a concussion to know my HP is in control, then it gets so profound, it sometimes feels scary. Plus I had to blow up the starter picture to find the path, I thought the steps were a wall (some things never change). Oh brother, good thing my HP has a sense of humor.

I called and they are not open until 9, so unless soemone gets back to me first, I will call then, in the meantime, dishes, list. ck in. a9done)

 do gratitude list an reg. list. I have one procratination item of months ago. I need to gather items and take to post office. I hope to follow through today. Caan't seem to focus, so instead of doing nothing, am going to the store. (done) got what I needed and more. Had to do wash al day because in cleaning out some closets found dabs of cat pee on clothes- so upsetting. One cat in habit of peeing on clothes, knows it is wrong, did eveything and have been using "cat attract" products which helped, but he still does it. We keep putting him in garage an d he is good for awhile, then starts again. Washed all day. Got info from attny secretary . Tonite: walk, store, movie, phone meeting.Now put ad in paper. Too late again.Just so sick of everything and everyone-and myself- don't know if I will have a pa slip tonite.

chick CI

read over and sort l info

look at l draft


meeting follow-ups



volunteer group

stuff for post office tomorrow