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Monday November 23, 2009

Agnus drifting in

I can hardly justify calling it a check-in after 4pm!  Been that sort of a day. Stayed up too late last night (didn't want the weekend to be over!). Sponsor unavailable this week, hence no 7:30am phone commitment. So I ignored the alarm and...well, you can imagine. sigh.

I did some important work Friday night, then gamed way too late.  Had a great Saturday though: program stuff, visiting old friends, shopping.  Except for some gardening research and a little more gaming, I rested Sunday.

Today I completed the project I worked Friday night, had one work phone call, and handled emails. That's about it. Doesn't feel very productive. I have a conference call in 8 minutes for which I need to be sharp - God help me! Then I think I need a nap.

I am checking in simply, as Vic says, to show up. This helps me live with the decision I made in Step 3. 

Agnus 6pm

Survived the conf call and even made some helpful contributions. Thank you, God!  Hope everyone here gets their computer problems resolved - nothing these days seems more aggravating than 'puter-poops!Yell

Now I'm going to reward myself with one round of games, eat a healthly dinner and go to my Alanon meeting, then bed at 10pm. I am noting these tasks now for tomorrow: AH minutes, AH research, DB letter, Email cleanout, conf call 1:30, billpays.

GeorgeSmiley 11/23

1:50 PM

Hello, everyone.

I had a good client meeting this morning, then spent the rest of the morning dithering and unfocused.

Toward the end of last week I fell behind on my tasks, although I was generally able to stay focused on work. But today, not so much.

A lot of that is because once again my task list and my office are a mess.

Right now I'm going to set a timer and do a complete review of my task list and figure out what needs to be done today, tomorrow, Wednesday.


Today was not a successful day.

However I've completed the task of bringing my task list into some order for tomorrow.

I will get a good night's sleep tonight and work to stay on task tomorrow.







Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church (1948-2009)


The Hero's Code:

Show Up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go o

kromer 9:35 CI

Today is a busy day.

I have stats class and dance class.

And I need to write a rough CAC proposal and a rough review.

Finally, I need to review my hw, make a schedule for the week and look at my RT data. 

spending 20 min now to review my hw, then I'll head to class.

OCz 23nov09

I've been reading your posts on my master list... i'm so greatful for them. Thank you all for your support I can say it's working miracles!

I arrived late at work today... Arghh! I didn't pay the gas on time and had to go this morning to their facilities to pay before they cut the supply. Well, at least this time they didn't cut it!

Anyway, spent the rest of the morning in such a productive meeting I feel so full of energy. Now I have to capitalize on it! I'll get back with todays MITs but first, make a quick stop to thank God as the rush in todays morning made me skip it!

Have a great day everyone!

Spirit 11/23

Good morning All,

I really need to check in today.  I am 1 hour behind my projected schedule and I feel awful about it.  I have made so much progress in this program,  completing tasks, planning better,  breaking things down.  Using the tools has made a huge difference in my life but I am still late-everywhere.  Recovery includes being on time for appointments.  It is frustrating to have this plague,  but for now I must release the self condemnation and figure out how I can salvage the rest of my day and be on time from this point forward.

  • breakfast
  • bed made
  • dressed
  • morning phone meeting 
  • go to office where working this week
  • keep a 15 minute check in log for the next hour



CL daily overcoming

1005 10min ci :)
1015 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs :)
1008 was:1025 30min quiet time
1105 10min dailies - 11:25 much more work here today, but
1115 10min work plan
1125 work hard.
dbg fxt

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Vic 11/22

Show up (done) Prayer

Vic 11/22

Challenge for today: Remembering the holidays are part of God's rainbow, part of the circle, not time to shut down.


I love your rainbow! I completely know what you mean about the holidays Vic. It is a very complicated time for me every year since my daughter doesn't live with me & I'm in another country far away from her. I've struggled to come to terms with being separated from her & I don't think I ever will but the holidays are especially painful. I don't know your particular situation but I can definitely relate to shutting down at this time of year. I try to remind myself over & over that when I shut out the bad I'm also missing the good that is inevitably part of the season. We have the normal money stressors along with I assume everyone else at this time of year too. Anyway, I said all that to say that you're not alone. My best friend likes to remind me that the things I think I cannot do are often the things I'm already doing :)


Thanks R, I am making plans to not get depressed. I think the thing that scares me is the only thing I have been able to do consistenly in PA for (I don't like to count) more months that I have in many years, and knowing how I think, I want to use the "Holidays" as an excuse. My head keeps tellling me "showing up" is not big deal, but for me, as pathetic as it may seem, it is, even more than ever for the holidays. I need to stop running away from living, even if I am not in self destruct mode, I need to learn how to face life on life's terms.

So a re-commitment to keep showing up for the rest of tonite.

thanks everyone for being here.

Vic 11/22

Show up (done) Prayer

Rexroth's day

ToDo ToDay

Up and drink tea and pray and reflect.I've spent the night worrying about my operation and feeling worried about feeling worried and so on...

Make list of things to take to hospital

Wash and dry sheets

Grocery shopping

Start work on insurance file - this is important and urgent

Email or phone friend in evening

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth, wishing you

Rexroth, wishing you strength and serenity

Thank you chickadee

Thank you chickadee

Progess of a snail

It's coming up to 10.00am and I've spoken to a friend over worrying and so on...

My list of things to take is sorted as is friend to collect me afterwards

Sheets are now spindrying

I've spent an hour looking at the heap of insurance files and having looked at them individualy find that only four of the nine are actually to do with insurance so I now have a smaller heap to look at.

I could leave the insurance until after my operation and I know that would be a BAD idea.


Fastish snail

I've sorted most of the insurance and it is now in two files and a folder of old bits. I've written two letters and need to take these to the Post Office so I can prove I've sent them. I've put the files away for now. I was so tempted to leave it for later...


Set out for Post Office

I set out for the Post Office and felt so tired I came back. The downpour didn't help. I've slept and got on with some tidying and am for bed shortly.

Night All


praying for rexroth

i will pray for you, that your worry be taken care of and that your surgery goes well. I can understand how difficult it must be to face this.

and kudos for getting your insurance done.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Thank you clement. Prayers

Thank you clement. Prayers are also coming form my local Salvation Army and a childrens home in Madagascar. It is wonderful to feel so supported.


Thank you clement. Prayers

Thank you clement. Prayers are also coming form my local Salvation Army and a childrens home in Madagascar. It is wonderful to feel so supported.


chick CI   main task:

chick CI


main task: keep going on M



paper pile

phone call

Edge's CI - 8:58am

Thanks for the colorful thread starter, hope-faith :D :*

Had a late start today because I let myself oversleep. Which meant I barely had time to just wash my hair, get dressed, grab two apples and leave for work. Traffic looked like hell but luckily I reached the office right on time.

Kind of worried because I didn't take my evening meds yesterday and missed my morning meds too. I usually keep my pills in my office desk in case I don't have time to take my meds at home in the morning, but I've ran out.

Lots of work to do today, many deadlines to meet, and I hope I can hand in everything on time. It's going to be a challenge, but as long as I stay positive it shouldn't be too bad.

Hope everyone has a good day.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 11:06am

Note to self, need to start working on TU170 assignment.
Go shopping

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 5:37pm

Back from work. Tonight need to:
- finish and send mini and normal profile
x bmed 3
x hmed 2
x shopping
- start on TU assignment?

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

CI rightmeow Mon 11/23

Monday - Property

1. Read: 559-571; 580-594; 597-98 (20)

2. Brief: Luthi; Messersmith; Bd. of Educ.; Guillette (4)

3. Return bread machine

4. Laundry

5. Vaccuum main level


1. Go to Property class (Essay workshop 12 - 1pm)

2. Grocery shopping

3. Candle supplies - H.C. & M.P. scent oil

4. Pick D up from airport (6:45) - YAY!!! :)


5. Read: 859-861; 889-893; 897-906; 910-918; 926-931; 941-942; 952-953; CS 150-185; MCLA 780.951 (2 pgs) [= 73 pgs ]

6. Brief: Comm v Emmons; Ppl v Ceballos; Tenn. v Garner; Ppl v LaVoie; Ppl v Goetz; Brown v United States; State v Davis; State v Stewart (8 cases)


1. Go to Crim: 1-2pm review session; 2-5pm holiday makeup class

Civ Pro

1. Read: 737-755; 25-28; 755-762 FRCP 100-104; 119; 124; 682; 696 (40)

2. Brief: Plant; Mosely; Larsen; Price (4)

Fri - Thanksgiving

1. Make roast 

2. Bake pies

3. B. Casserole


1. Go to Civ Pro holiday makeup class: 2-5pm

fudoshin : just for today: 6pm

This is a place holder for my checkin on Monday.

Hope-Faith CI -- The Night Before


Good Morning all had to get a start bright and early in the am so I started Monday's thread Sunday evening. Below is my list for the week.


Task  T  T  S
 Swish & Swipe              

  1. Clean out Van
  2. Put up boxes


Task  M  T  W  Task  M  T  F
PPT2           PPT4          
Plan2           Email4          
Email2           Game4          
Grades2           Plan4          
PPT3           Grades4          
Email3           0degrees           
Game3           Desk          
Plan3           Organize Games          


Action Check off 
Cover Floor with drop cloths  
Decorate Computer Hutch for Christmas  
Clean of Hocky Table for Kids Trees  
Clean off top shelf of bookcase  
Clean off middle shelf of bookcase  
Clean off bottom shelf of bookcase  

Frig Drawers

Frig Drawers  
Frig Door  

Take Pics of house

Buy paint for master bedroom  
Paint master bedroom  
Prime Wall in DS's Room  
Hang Wall Paper in DS Room  
Trail Mix  
Move Beds down stairs  
Paint DS Desk  

This is a big list but I have 3 days off from school so I will accomplish alot. I do give myself amensty from the task that I do not accomplish. 

 Daily Declutter

Task  M  T  F  S  S
15 min clothes organization              
Remove 30 Items              
BS 5 a day              
15 min taxes              
Fold and Put Away              
Load & Wipe              
Clothes Next Day              
Christmas Ornaments              
Shopping List              



Hope-Faith CI 8:05

Wow you all have been very busy this am. Good luck with all of you task for the day.

At work now, I woke up later then I had planned but it will work, I have everything planned it just needs to all fall into place now. So here Goes


Task  T  T  S
 Swish & Swipe              
 Dishwasher Smile  Smile          
 Reboot Smile Smile           
 Coffee/e-mail Smile Smile           


Task  M  T  W  Task  M  T  F
PPT2 Smile         PPT4 Smile         
Plan2 Smile          Email4 Smile        
Email2 Smile          Game4 Smile         
Grades2 Smile          Plan4 Smile         
PPT3 Smile          Grades4 Smile         
Email3 Smile          0degrees  Smile         
Game3 Smile          Desk Smile        
Plan3 Smile         Organize Games Smile         
Grades3 Smile                 


thanks for starting early

I'm so happy to get an early start on the week! Good luck this week :)