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Friday, November 13, 2009

Nice article on building habits!

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Hope-Faith CI 4:35

  1. Where to begin........

Begin with right here and now. I have come along way since I began using this site I can hardly believe that I am the some person emotionally. Over the last 4 months I have been in a rut and truly the only way to get out of this rut is with action. So starting today I will have a weekend filed with action. What do I need to do.

 Action When to accomplish by  Check off 
Clean up 8:00  Friday  x
Clean behind stove 10:00 Friday  x
Take off clothes 12:00 Saturday  
Organize PS 1:30 Saturday  
Stove Racks 4:00 Saturday  
Clean out DS Closet 5:30 Saturday  
Remove toys and clutter 8:00 Saturday  
Clean Vanity 11:00 Sunday  
Take down Bed DS/move up 3:00 Sunday  
Take down Bed US/move up 3:00 Sunday  
Lesson plans 5:30 Sunday  
List for DS (5) 6:00 Sunday  


I am sure that I will have to modify but I do have a plan of action which is more then what I have had in the last couple of months.

 In addition to items on check off I have also

  1. Swish and Swiped
  2. Hot Spots
  3. Handled Wash
  4. Unloaded Loaded Dishwasher
  5. 15 min clothe organization




Convalaria in semi recovery Saturday 8.05am

Not happy with self. It is too easyfor me  to fall back into usual habits and  to spend hours sufrin or playing spider solitaire.

Trying to do next right thing:

  • dump some water
  • shower to shoes 
  • buy doggy bones
  • see friend 9.30-11.45
  • see procrastination shrink 
  • come hme and check in

"Recovery from procrastination means doing what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it."

"When we multiply tiny increments of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can acco

fudoshin - just for today - 12:25pm

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


I am going to:

eat breakfast, take vitamins

install all updates on computer: service pack 2, service pack 3, other updates

go shopping for water and bread and milk

brush my teeth, floss, use listerine, brush with a periodontic brush

get dressed for running

jog 6 minutes, then 1 minute, four times, plus 2 minutes of runnin

do calf stretches and arm stretches

brush hair, put natural wax relaxer in it 

read for one hour

do lunch

do something fun: either one of karaoke or a movie for 1.5 hours

have one of the essays written for tomorrow's office hour

write an email to edd about the mix-up

write my spiritual activities for the day and yesterday

have dinner


Hi All,

I called in sick, have to stop saying "FU" back.

Anyway began (again) taking action to start my dog care business. I answered 2 job listings: a one-person office & a dog walker.

This weekend I will put up signs in my "hood," too, maybe if the vet is open, go in and introduce myself.

I've taken action before to start this business, "For the Love of Dogs," in my old neighborhood, but it didn't work. I hope I can keep taking actions even when disappointment reigns (not that I'm expecting it, but it happened before). Just have to remember to keep taking actions and let go of the results, in HP's hand's not mine..

Have a great weekend everybody!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Agnus checking in

Thanks for everyone's supportive comments yesterday. The police got their man after 4 hours of SWAT and helicopters in the neighborhood yesterday...I fell asleep too early to see the news so still not sure of details but glad it's over! Also my boss apologized for being rough on me. My own Step 10 last night showed me what I should have done differently on my end, so my amends are first up today.

I had a good cry this morning - something I don't allow enough time for, but really need these days.  It's appropriate to be sad about the losses that have come with my parents' and spouse's health problems, and to feel a bit lost and fearful about it all.  Also this is day 2 after an all-night work-binge so I am procrast-hungover. Had to ask Higher Power to relieve the guilty feelings that make me want to go back to bed and hide.  Reading others' posts here helped me get out of that and notice what a really pretty day it is here.  I will practice gratitude and borrow from a fellow PA-er: henceforth, only positive thoughts need apply for space in my brain today!

Inspiring post Agnus

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

CL daily overcoming

very rewarding to me to read everybody's story here to day and comment on a few.

of course, i could get caught up commenting on everyone's and obesssing about what i say. i think i'll leave that typo.

but i know god wants me to do the next right thing, so time to put my money where my mouth is and slog it out hour by hour in overcoming my addiction.

8 t_d rel :)
9am - ci - thanks god that i could get an early start & ci today. :)
9am quiet time :)
9:30 run - SKIPPED :(
1015 daily maint :)
1025 work plan :)
1035 work :)
1130 give blood :)


the touch of the master's hand:

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


Thanks God it's friday!

I will master my thougths for today: I'll only allow positive thougths and will look for the positive side in every situation I encounter today!

  1. A minute to thank God!
  2. Show up!
  3. List tasks -> working on it!

Thank you all for being here!

OCz TGIF update

  1. Thank God!
  2. Show up
  3. @W
    1. attend 11:00 mtng - great outcome, nice agreements for new project! not that I love the idea of starting something now that I have so many open items... but again, it was a nice meeting.
    2. POs - dragging items from yesterday :(
      1. WIC C&C - Send pictures to customs agent
      2. CaVC wall inst.
      3. Mtng rm materials
      4. BB
        1. review last purchases/assignments
    3. PM
      1. MoP implementation plan
      2. WiF update quotes
      3. AV request contract renewal
        1. Infrastructure analysis
      4. BaM performance analysis
      5. new P-LaN
    4. PpG
      1. Review
      2. Send SH for Fb
      3. update
  4. @ML
    1. Pick up 1 item from MasterList
    2. Plan for it!

AMEN for Friday!!!

I like what you said about looking for the positive, I need to do that with work - UGH!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Journey 10 am

Happy Friday the 13th!  I worked late last night due to a network problem so I slept in a bit this am.   I had a very productive day yesterday, but it seems I'm trying to make up for it today.   I did exercise at home this morning but I'm a slow poke now.  I'm going for coffee and then I'll make my todo list and check back. 


"The world is my classroom, each day is a new lesson, and every person I meet is my teacher" - Craig Harper

kromer 9:40 CI rough start

yesterday was good, I got to bed on time, I was all set to get up at 6:30

and then, this morning, had an awful time getting out of bed and getting to work on time, didn't pray, didn't exercise, didn't do the dishes, don't want to do anything, missed phone CI.

Oh well, I know that my motivation tends to oscillate a lot, today is a low day and I just need to do the best I can.

Today I need to:
*Take care of mice
*Go to poster session
*Read a couple papers on comparative stuff
*Analyze RT data
*Finish stats HW
*youth group
*Read a couple gen-interest papers
*Clean up lab nb
*organize freezer boxes

right now, I'm going to finish stats HW. when lab tech is free to help me (prob. in about 45 min), I'll take care of mice.

Hi Kromer

I think we all have days like this...there is a song that was recently out, I don't know if you've heard says, "so you had a bad day, bla, bla, bla, take a bla step and turn it around..." and when I would hear it and was having a bad day, it made me feel so grateful, because that's all it is, a bad day.

Take good care.

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Spirit 11/13

This is a better morning than I have seen in a while.  Made the morning phone bridge on time.  Woke up feeling relieved and excited with lots to do and the ability to do them.  Feel pretty positive today.

  • morning meeting
  • breakfast
  • run to store
  • order supplies
  • back lignt
  • jewelry gathered
  • mail check
  • turbo tax
  • req project ext
  • send paperwk
  • pay fees and get registered
  • confirm cont
  • speak to advisors
  • self care stop
  • pedi
  • blood wk
  • dr appt
  • sched scan
  • pu comp
  • dinner appt
  • post office
  • mail forms, presents etc
  • order phone part
  • order labels
  • check appt time
  • return shoes
  • finish numbers


Vic 11/13

 Show up (done) Full of fear today-fear of authority figures

Just lost everything I wrote before, but it's ok need to look at what I "did do" yesterday got to swim, send info to friend, sent out my laptop adaptor, home tasks, all for just showing up..

In the end, the key is to follow up in a way that demonstrates thoughtful commitment to the issue, but flexible understanding of the circumstances surrounding that level of contact. You already get 90% for showing up, work for the extra 10% and you will be handsomely rewarded.

This article was originally published on April 14, 2008 by the National Law Journal online


Love the kitty

Ah, authority figures, such courage to show up anyway!! Hope your day was free of authority figures!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Edge's CI - 11:40am

Good morning :-)

x kitty litter
x 8am meds
x bmed 1
x hmed 1
x clean room
x do laundry

Oh noes, study time. Dread.

- study (ch. 2 and notes)
- post TU70 homework
- bmed 2
- bmed 3
- gym
- shower
- do something fun
- 4pm med
- hmed 2

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

YAY Edge, for the pretty flowers!! Have a great day!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

*Huggles for hope4meandu*

Hope you had a good day too, Hope :*

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson