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Friday 2 October, 2009

Good morning all



 courage                       serenity                        wisdom

The tools for recovery

prmoises of recovery

Hugs to Journey!  Ocz,

Hugs to Journey!

 Ocz, you're not the only one, my phone's cut off right now :} Hope you get the gas back asap - I know it's horrible when other people are affected <3

potential energy, your perfect day is hilarious :) I suspect we all think like that a bit...

I'm pleased with today, got in 1hr early, got a lot done at work even though it wasn't NEARLY the whole amount I'd overambitiously planned to get done by today, and then came home and worked hard at stuff for my housemate - oh, and did some financial crisis handling at lunchbreak - I really feel like I've put in a lot of effort today and that's the feeling I want every day.

This comes after a massive day of whining and negativity yesterday, basically staring at tasks in despair, checking my company's disciplinary policy to make sure they had to give me some warning before firing me (this after absolutely no hint that anyone was even thinking about it) and banging on to anyone who would listen about how miserably inadequate I was feeling.

What changed? I don't know!!

Would like to write more but need to get to bed now...

Recycler CI 6:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

At the gym today, I did some cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

This morning at work I made sure I got all my Hard Projects done before lunchtime. Whew, just made it! I ate lunch at a fast food place nearby, then went online the rest of my lunchtime. In the afternoon I tied up loose ends, and at the end of the day I updated my assignment list for Monday. I stayed a few minutes late to do a volunteer projet.

At home, I have reviewed all Hobby News :) It's great day for my hobby; maybe not so much for my wallet ;) hee hee ;) Next: it's almost time for me to go to an activity tonight. I'm not sure if I will have time to update my CI later?

8:30pm. I'm home a little earlier than I thought I would be, but that's ok. I'm going to unwind a little bit before bedtime.

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)



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

friday's e check in

Hello, all and hugs to Grumpy Pants. I had that headache for three days and I feel nominally better today because the low pressure weather has passed by. I hope that you start to feel more the thing as the day goes on.

Today has been slow starting. Yesterday nothing, nothing got done. I slept most of the day, so now I am days behind on daily stuff. However, I had a nice walk with the dog this morning and got a new haircut today, an unexpected treat to myself. Now I have 3 1/2 hours to get my house together before I go to my meeting with my sponsor. Anywhere would be a good place to begin, so perhaps a load of laundry would be a good start. Then dishes. then clearing up the living room. I also want to spend some time with my sister working on her paperwork. The radio is on so I have the necessary motivating rhythm to get me going.

back in a bit.

2:14: a bunch of dishes are done, rice crispy treats are made (and several eaten....) the house is still more messy than I would like. I am feeling less and less like going to my meeting tonight. Not a good sign. HP, grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to tell the difference.
HP, I give myself to thee, to build with me and do with me as thou wilt. Relieve me of the burden of self that I may better do thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of thy power, thy love and thy way of life. May I do thy will always...
asking for help to do the next right thing

Journey is a grumpy pants

Happy Friday.  I have a headache, I'm in a bad mood, and I have back to back meetings until 3 pm.  Bah.  At least I can't procrastinate because I have to show up at these meetings.  Why so many meetings on a Friday?  Grrrrr. 

Well, this is not a real inspirational post is it lol? 


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

Hi Jo

Anyone who can show up with all that going on is a "real, genuine, true" inspiration to me.

I never saw how important showing up was until I did it in PA.  for me I was always "starting over".

Hope you feel better, seems like tis the season.


hope you get feeling better, Jo!

Hope the head gets better fast and good luck with all those meetings!

Love the cartoon!


thanks rec

claritin and a nice lunch with friends helped lol!


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

OCz CI day14

Today is my 14th day of recovery...

I would love to start saying Hi everyone, it's good to be here, I haven't procrastinated today nor yesterday so I'm 14 days without procrastinating!

The truth hurts, I did procrastinated today, and yesterday and the day before and the week before and actually the last 21 years of my life (of course never to the degree I have found myself over the last couple of months).

I arrived late at work today! why? I had to stop by the gas company to pay 4 months of bills wich took them to disconnect my gas supply... no cooking or bathing with hot water for today.. hopefuly they will reconnect tomorrow, otherwise we'll have to bath in cold water the whole weekend and wife will be more p.ssd off than yesterday when she found out.

Not the best way to start the the day!

Anyway, yesterday I was unable to checkin, but I had a good day. I hope I will do better today.

I've been thinking to quit my job for a few months... I came to realize it was just an escape from my reality... it's not the job that is bad (it's quite a good job in a great company with above average pay)... it is me that I need to change.

I don't usualy read the paper and I almost never read horoscopes... but today I took a quick glance at mine and it said that a great oportunity had been given to me... that i shouldn't waste it as these don't come often in life.

I guess it was God talking to me. I need to do my best to keep this job.

Sorry to use this space to post this, I needed to get it out of my chest!


hugs to OCz

You are off to a good start, keep posting your progress!  Hope your gas gets turned back on today. 


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

Spirit 10/2

TGIF   Smile Wow it has been a stressful and productive week.  I can say I am proud of myself for accepting the solutions I found to the crisis in my life but the solution is on the best solution today.  My task is to surrender and accept the things I cannot change, the next part is to change the things I can and that means getting my focus back on the tasks before me.

There are bus opps out there that can change the course of my life and allow me to live the life of my dreams. These opps will thrive as I am proactive one day at a time building a better life for myself and all that I love.

I will work outside the office this morning since that seems to help me stay focused and hopefully get on task.  Made money this week for the first time in God knows when, have another contract signing today and am growing my bus one day at a time.

Thanks all for the inspiration.  Will post todays schedule after I get out.


CL daily overcoming


yesterday was sooo good.

today i slipped 47 min.

i'm not sure why yet, but this phrase from brother lawrence is giving me all kinds of peace and restarting strength:

i will ever be able to otherwise if You leave me to myself

now that i wrote that, i have to pause and let it sink in.

DONE @8:53 (2 min early! :)) - 8:50 check meetings and email (only emergency if any)
- man o man--2 emails i really, really, really want to read. Just a compulsive urge, but still. so strong. takes all my strength to resist. God give me strength!
DONE @9:54 (1 hr late, w/ restarting, amazing prayer time!) - 8:55 quiet time
- 9:30 started but got distracted. shoot. restarting
DONE @10 - 9:55 interruption for work
DONE @11:15 (30 min late) 10 wko
DONE @225pm (but did lots of work, too) 1115 daily tasks
- including an interrupt task. not sure if i should have put it off...
DONE @2:40 (better late than never) - 1120 make work sched
DONE @2:40 - 1130 do sched
DONE 2:40 designated break
DONE 3:10 back 2 wk

lots of other stuff done, too. pretty good day. Received strength and perspective from on high.

i was busy, and still thinking about god in my life. that has never happened to me before.

now several tasks to do...

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Potential energy 8:30

I like this threadstarter-very centeringSmile

I look forward to being centered today.  I am making a list of my perfect day:

Work:  get to work on time feeling great and motivated-ready to make a real difference            Effortlessly knock off at least 2 reports  when home tonight using what information that I have- enjoying the process of writing              call J. H. p. and get warm reception  and motivation to be more involved            call T. and get excellent feedback about my performance and great news about the decrease of report caseload         finish and distribute all notes with great insights included

Z:   motivated to practice v. and super focus and pride                     letter home w. good feedback, maybe even a follow up call from teach. to tell me all of the great news                            eager to read bk. w/ motivation to chime in and decipher on own          we take bikes to park then opt. for healthy snack                

Me: 100 situps  with immediate results           stretch for 10 minutes  releiving all muscle pain even muscles that I didn't know were tense                 read 20 min leisure bk. finding deeper meaning and getting lost in time          eating only healthy foods           stumble  onto food combo. that promotes weight loss that tastes great and can be eaten in large quantities



Vic 10/2

"Only when a soul attains  calm can there be true work done, and mind and soul and body be strong to conquer and to bear."

Show up(done), try to stay calm and williling and one thing at a time. stay out of my head,unit 1 and 2 biology,, walk. (done) not taking care of self so feeling resentful, need to do thing for me. walk is for me thank goodness for that , not feeling well. sleep early is for me.

Dishes,Younger son snuck out of house, I tracked him down and brought him home, did not let him "get away with it", (done), sleep