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Thursday, September 24th. 09

OCz CI day9

I missed yesterday CI... And was about to miss today's as well...

I coulkd say yesterday was a terrible day... at least it started bad with SS being rejected from school for missing some papers (not my fault)... Hat to get back home, feed her and go get the signature on the papers, then back to school... this all made me arrive two hours late to work and totaly unfocused... then got a couple hours of good work (I even think I actually accomplished more than on regular days but I know I couldn't keep this pressure from a lot of days like thi. Then on the afternoon I had  to interview a couple guys for an open position in the department and this also prevented me from Checking in.

 But the truth is that I procrastinated about it and didn't do it.

I am still unfocused today, haven't had a chance to plan what's next. I needed to make a quick stop and I have figured out that checking in does allow me that... It means a 5 minute stop to think what I have to do today as well as express how I felt about the day before and how I feel each day.

I know I should also come and check out... I shouln't write about yesterday here on check in since there's no oportunity to change what happened yesterday... so, from now on, I will make the effort to check in as early as possible every day (even if that early moment arrives at 3 pm) and checking out before going to bed (wich I actually have to stop procrastinating as well so I can sleep more and watch less TV).

I have not thought on what I would like to work on today so I'll just make one commitment (specially after reading those revealing posts about multitasking):

Today I must go home early after writing HCat about the FV claims on BaM!

That's it! I won't place my usual 8-12 list of pending stuff, Only this single task wich is making me unconfortable!

Thanks everyone for being here! While I haven't cultivated the habit of replying the posts I read I do appreciate you guys for sharing.

God, thank you for leading me into the right path, please help me walk it and prevent me from wandering in the surroundings no matter how plesant they look!


lol Gwen

We like peaches too!


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

(smile) Journey

Have a good Friday!

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

potential energy 654 pm

Hello all!

z:  look up new songs for group class,        read bk.        finish homework        call d. about tomm.     make lunch for tom.     letter for d.l.      uniforms     

work  OK-everything is piled up and I am really overwhelmed and have been procrastinating really badly.  I am at the point, again that people are yelling, annoyed.... and I am not sleeping again.  I need to realize that I have to take advantage of the time that I do have-and get stuff done. 

reports-I need to look at the list and pick something to do.  call back those who are yelling and try to at least make contact...

Recycler CI 4:15pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym, I did my full cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

In the office this morning: I worked on my project list, and got several projects out of the way.

During Lunchtime: I did an errand, and got take-out for lunch. I made phone calls to people in my support group.

Afternoon at work: I continued working on projects. I have updated & highlighted my assignment list for in the morning.

After work, I will walk home.

8:10pm. I've washed 2 loads of clothes this evening. Next: write emails to 2 friends.

I hope to update my CI later.

Have a great night! :)



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

e's hallelujah!

I am trembling as I write this. As many of you know, my husband and I were unemployed for the past year and ineligible for unemployment. Most of last year I fretted over whether my son would be able to attend the college he had been accepted to. We filed for FAFSA and were told that we would need to contribute a lot of money because of the severence pay we had received. We crossed our fingers and put in an appeal form, which resulted in the federal government. We sent him off to school, still not knowing whether he would have to come home. Today I called and found out that he was given not only loan money but several grants! He is able to stay! And he is able to stay because.... I did my taxes, I did the appeal, I made the calls, I did the follow up paperwork, and I was able to do all of that because of this fellowship. Huggggggggs to Everyone!

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WooHoo to "e" !!!

Terrific miracle of recovery!!

-- movingalong

e, congratulations, that's

e, congratulations, that's awesome news and you deserve to be very proud of yourself. :)

Congrats to e!

How fantastic to hear your news! It's so great that you can identify what you did to have that result. Be proud!!!!

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Yipeeeee for eeeeee!!!!!

Hi e,

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your son!!



woo-hoo 4e!


3-cheerz - thanks for sharing your recipe for success, e. 



great news, e! :)

Hi e!

Thanks for sharing the good news with us! :)

Hugs! :)



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

yay e!


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

congrats e!!!

Way to go, e! What wonderful news and all as a result of not procrastinating on necessary tasks! You are an inspiration!


and there was dancing in the streets!!!

your story of recovery is a great blessing to me. i am soooo happy for you. i feel like this:

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Check In: 1 hour to solve problem

I have been procrastinating. Enough said. Now I must must must do this thing.

Step 1. write out the problem in sentences that expose the logic

Step 2. put all the data you know about it one place where you can see it.

Step 3. identify the goal based on the data

Step 4. identify the factors that drive the decision and assess conflicting factors

Step 5. Decide which two factors are most important.

Step 6. Craft a compromise and execute it


Sound good? This is ridiculous.


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Peach PA'rs

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Gwen D: CI 10:16 PM

Back home. In the spirit of CI and with a sign of relief, I report that the big complex PROBLEM has been relieved with the kind help of my boss. It was really that I needed HELP. That's sometimes hard to admit.

But I did all the things on my list, and I needed all that to present the problem. I was stressed, and they saw it, and took up some slack and called the people who needed to be called.

With that allayed, I got lots of other stuff done too. So it was a long day, but not wasted. And neither was the work I'd done to lead up to it. It's not exactly all over, but I have confidence again, which is saying something.

The CI actually made me move though. It was incredibly helpful to me to write it down here. Even if it didn't make much sense.

Also, I meant to say "peace" not "Peach." I'm a bit loony, but not really that loony.

More fun and games tomorrow.

Thanks, PA'rs for BEING HERE>


Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Vic 9/24

show up, plan(done)I think I am going to have to substitue my 2nd consistency from plan to walk. After I walk, I feel ok. But I can't seem to let myself go until I.... whatever and here it is. My new plan is show up and walk at 6:30 am when my son boards the bus. If it is a toss up between plan and walk, for me, walk is more important, I cna plan when I walk (if I want to) , it will not take me long to get into the habit of walking again. I go but no set time and then I am all over the place with my day. Not walking for me is like not brushing my teeth. So back to 1 consistent action- show up. I did things this morning, got son approved in cyber school, some declutter, sponsee calls. But I do better if I get my walk out of the way first.

The school called me to substitute today. I could not go but it did take away some of the "shame" I was feeling because of the whole not getting paid thing calls, that they still wanted me.

Walk now- I was up since 4am. ck in later. thanks for being here. Vic


After my walk today, I just realized why my walk is so important to me. It is the onething I do for myself. The one treat I give myself to take care of myself. I put off walking because I think I need to do other things first. Then I put it off because I did not finish things. Everyone needs me and it gets too hectic. Then I feel like I do for everyone else and not myself. I need to remember how important taking and giving to myself is , I need to put that first . If I don't walk, I need to do something else for myself first, but the walking, breathing fresh air, listening to spiritual stuff, enjoying the beauty in the contry is the thing I love most. I connect to my HP when I connect to nature.

Hope-Faith CI 8:50

Hope-Faith needs to get back into rountine having the summer off and then going back the transistion is always hard. I will say that I have not been procrastinating "to bad" however my daily routines have fallen by the wayside and well my house is a "major" mess with clutter. Anyway I am at work now so I will not think about the house.


  1. Deadline list for gp
  2. Test for 3rd
  3. games for 4th





Sarito Checking in 5pm

Hello Everyone,

Been a while... but I'm leaving tomorrow so I gotta make my list.

Packing (check for keys, pp, cdes card, copy of apt bai, sui c ph with charger, plm w/charger, v, fr wa, we plats, glas, meds, mkup, ipd, gitsrun shes, gr bks, pr mu, bafu mu)

Print out mu

Make Pa shopping & errands list (started, will need to add to it....)


Change Str

Call/Email: Mr M, Co Ro


Agnus 10:15, 5:55

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and prayers. It means alot. Yesterday and today are oases - no doctor appointments! Should be a great time to catch up but I'm pretty tired, so starting with prayer to forgive myself if I don't move very quickly, adopting Clement's idea that I'm disabled rather than sinful or wrong.

Today I want to eat my meals on time and sitting down, (5:55pm: so far so good, except for a few last bites of salad I ate on the way to class late) use recovery Tools (so far so good), return phone calls DONE,

reduce my Inbox from 47 to <20 progress not perfection, resolve the software thing completely major progress, about halfway there, call 3/10 of my training sites, and be on time and prepared for my Statistics class I was neither, but I showed up and that's worth alot today

I completed my business class homework and turned it in last night - I was up late (1am) but it feels good to be finished with that (and I already heard back from my instructor that I did good. :grin:)

Hope everyone has a great day.

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kromer 10 CI

OK, got a little distracted with the internet this morning, but I'm ready to focus now.

Scheduled for today: Class 1-2:30 (if I can fit it in around experiments), bible study 8:30-10:30

MITs: Finish expt
Plan out Dmc1 expt (working on this now, making good progress I think)
Talk to MG about ordering mice
Talk to WB about student seminar (will send him an email soon) put together website updates (will do this soon)
Report section on career plans, upcoming steps in my program (will do this soon)
Order retinol, RA, HU
Make WM plan
Talk w/ EA about slides (tried doing this, but she seems to be busy, will probably need to wait until tomorrow)

Other tasks:
Photocopy stuff on common techniques
Run out gel
1 hr studying oscillators
Clean bathroom
Work on associations project
Phone calls about jubilee

OK, now I'm going to talk to J about finishing expt. Then, I'll talk to EA about orders and put in the orders.  Then, I'll talk to WB about student seminar. Then, I'll plan out Dmc1 expt. and talk to MG

Journey 9:45

Good morning!  It's my Friday, I'm taking tomorrow off (yay!) to get tires for my daughters car - $300+ (boo!).  But what the heck, it's gotta be done, she can't be drivin' around on bald tires.

Yesterday was an ok day for a work-at-home day, the morning wasn't that productive, but I got into gear in the afternoon and took care of a lot of small tasks that had been lingering on my todo list.

I'm feeling headachy and stuffy today, which is pretty normal for me in the fall, but makes me want to crawl into bed and stay there rather than being productive!  I've taken the allergy pill so hopefully I'll perk up soon, but gotta get moving regardless.

Have an enjoyable and productive day everyone!


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

CL daily overcoming

- god i implore you to give me the ability to pray without ceasing
- please fill the void in me with yourself so that i need nothing
- help me remember, it's all your business
(brother lawrence)

Over the last 3 days these prayers said multiples times a day have changed me. Won't kno if it's short or long term for a while, tho.

i stalled 55 min today. i feel differently about that. I feel like it's wrong. but i feel less guilty. As if i were disabled instead of sinning.

This attitude makes it easy to go forward from here.

DONE @9 - check mtgs & email, but only reply to urgent
DONE @9:30 - work phone call
dozed off, tired
DONE 11am plan schedule
DONE 11am wko
DONE 11:30 quiet time
DONE 12 mtg
DONE 1 work - meds
3pm: subdir thing

the touch of the master's hand:

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

e's Thursday

Wow! I can't remember the last time I created the daily checkin thread! Hoping this means that everyone is now fully recovered and busily not procrastinating!

Today is going to be extremely full and I would like not to get off track.
pay tuition!
C's open house
pick up G from mother in law

other important tasks: pick up glasses, basic morning routine, cook dinner,photocopy lease, discuss eligible health reimbursements and other important paperwork, feed and walk Patches, pick up soap for C, get over to S's house to work on some paper for her, call my neice about staying the night on Friday!

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e getting grounded check back

next step:

ironically, the tuition got paid and I set up ebills and now I have to cancel the whole thing!
C's open house starts at 6 pm
G gets picked up afterward.

So.... next steps: get desk in a bag set up. change rent payment. call health plan, set up dental stuff, national grid, keyspan, and so forth are all important. The laundry is buzzing so that will be first....

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e evening check in

Thanks everyone, for all the good wishes. I definitely appreciate them!

Tonight ended pretty well: C did fold the laundry, I did some lingerie washing, dinner got made completely before I went to the parent open house; C is doing well (Thank goodness!) I managed to pick G up from the nursing home earlier than expected because open house went quickly. Now a chunk of the dishes are done (new system seems to be working). I have some major things to accomplish tomorrow before we head out -which reminds me: I have to check email to see if we have a place to stay! Before tomorrow evening I must pack, return stuff to ikea, buy several items for A, get the Microsoft Office software MIT, bake banana bread, and whittle away more paperwork. I find myself getting sidetracked frequently in the middle of tasks and would like to see myself start and then stop myself and finish the first task.

Soooo, to that end, I am now washing up the rest of the dishes. 1 task at a time.

asking for help to do the next right thing