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Monday, 4th January 2010

I'll admit to sort of liking Monday mornings.

However much I screw up on a Sunday, on a Monday I feel like I can put it all behind me and make a fresh start. That was last week - this is a BRAND NEW week!

First official check!

Hi everyone!

 Happy Monday and Happy New Year!

Been a wonderful day so far!  Have been VERY avoidant to doing a report that I'm already late with.  Ugh!

Going to do 15 minutes of work on it to start.  That's enough for me to think about for now :-O


re: first check

yay, good start!

How you spend your days is how you live your life - Edge

Missing a few regular posters

You know who you are }) I hope you guys are just on vacation or something and will be returning soon!


How you spend your days is how you live your life - Edge


prep for daily tasks at work,enter data,work,prep,lunch,work,prep,kids practice.

jkl/check in

Kids back in school give self break today.







GeorgeSmiley 1/4/10

9:43 AM

Good morning everyone.

A new day. A new week. A new month. A New Year. Happy New Year, everyone.

Just checking in to say I'm here, I'm going to stay focused on work just for today, and I'm going to limit my non-work activities on the computer to the end of the day when I can do them on my laptop elsewhere.

Several things to catch up on. Task No. 1, which I've done already, was to advance my Outlook calendar to the last two weeks of December 2010 and block off the time from work entirely. I never get any work done during this period. So it's long past time I remind myself of that... :-)

More later...




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 of the Outcome.

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Mama_Cat Check-in

Good Morning all!

I like reading the posts about today's being a new day and week, presenting a fresh start. I'll take that. :)

TIRED this a.m.!!!! :P

Anwyay, my to-dos:


* Pray (DONE) :-)

* Listen to client message (DONE) :-)

* Make up visit list today (DONE) :-)

* Post (DONE) :-)

* Send e-mails (Doing - have moved this to this afternoon's list) ;-)

* Feed cat (DONE) :-)

* Take a break! (DONE) 8-)  

* Check bank balance (DONE) :-)

* Get dressed (DONE) :-)

* Brush Teeth (DONE) :-)

* Heading out NOW (DONE) ::jawdrop:: 

* Get coffee 

* Grab breakfast

* Make lunch

* Check-in (DONE) :-)

* Visit clients


* Make bank deposit  

* Go home

* Gather up clothes

* Go to laundry mat

* Start washin!

* Head back home 

* Clean kitchen  

* Make dinner 

* Scoop litter

* Water plants 


* Re-evaluate timeline on-goingly throughout the day (Doing!) ;-)

Thanks for listening!

Addendum: So, I'm going through my morning, starting on my tasks, and I'm starting to think - I said I was going to get all of this done by 10:30 this a.m.? What, was I kidding? It's just not doable. So...I'll get done what I can, and then rearrange my list after my next check-in. That'll work for today. :-D 

MC >^._.^< 

I think a lot of us can

I think a lot of us can identify with those 'I said I was going to get WHAT done by WHEN?' moments :)

I love your expressive variety of smileys - and I'm very happy to see so many of them on your list! You're doing great!!

Journey 9:30 & update

First work day of the New Year!  Let's do this thang, y'all.  Arrrrr.

I've been to the gym and I WOULD have been early to work except for one random bit of icy road that SHUT DOWN THE FREEWAY.   Yes indeed. 

I have a lot of email to catch up on, but I don't want to get bogged down in it, so I'm going to spend 30 minutes on email, then make todo list and then check back here.

I have one huge administrative task that must be done today, so that will probably take me to lunchtime or beyond.   The todo list is a week old so I expect it will take me a few extra minutes to get it organized again. 

UPDATE 2 pm well I did kinda get bogged down in email lol, and had toastmasters at lunch and a 1 pm meeting so NOW I'm doing the big admin task.  I don't wanna do it.  Checking in here for inspiration, ok, here goes.  I'll open up the file and read the email to clarify what needs to be done, then I can find some music to listen to while I work on the file.    OK, that doesn't sound so bad, does it?

UPDATE 2:45 Some info that I needed to do the admin task was missing due to the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2009  so I had to ask for help . . . you all know how much I hate asking for help but I'm learning to do it . . . anyway, now I have everythign I need, and I have my podcast to listen to.  Now, bio break, then complete one section of the report.  That's doable.  Herewego.

UPDATE 3:20 3 Sections done.  5 to go.  Taking a break! 

Update 5 pm:  I'm done!! 



How you spend your days is how you live your life - Edge

kromer 9:15 CI

Today I'm back at work for the first time in a week and a half.

I'm going to take it a little easy today (work until 6:10, then leave for dinner, square dance, and present-wrapping); do relatively time-limited and simple tasks)

OK, I have a number of quick but important tasks:
*Get RAR data from LO (I know where this is now, but I need to figure out what format it's in)
*join BASS
*read paper for JC
*email about RAR and tubule data
*Incident report
*Return library book
*Thaw cells (will do this soon)

Then, I have some slightly longer tasks
*Go to JC
*Read about microscopy 1 hr
*Tag VAD mice
*Get list of mitotic and meiotic cohesins (don't think I'll get to this, but I'd at least like to microburst it.)
*Finish dealing w/ WI emails from november

If I have extra time:
*Start IHC (working on this now)
*Read about microscopy 2nd hr (have done about 30 min of this)
*Work 30 min on organizing computer files

OK, right now I'm going to read the paper for JC. 


Lucky pockets inside-out!

Run out of money - please pray for me! I need to borrow some, hopefully from a friend but if not I'll try to get a payday loan - please pray for the friend I've asked to say yes, because a payday loan would get very expensive very fast. Thank you!

prayers sent Lucky!

How you spend your days is how you live your life - Edge

Thanks Jo *hug*

Thanks Jo *hug*

Vic 1/4

Show up (done)

maintainence steps

unfinished business


rolling with the punches


Rexroth Check In

I did not do well yesterday and am so glad that I have a new day to make a fresh start. Thank you Lucky for starting the thread and for this positive message.

Up bath personal care
Cleaned up mess left in kitchen from yesterday
Dealt with emails and put new message on answerphone

Sort food in fridge and freezer
Out to buy fresh fruit and veg
Transfer money between building society and bank
Deal with mail when it comes
Continue work on hospital complaint

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth progress


Sorted money transfer
Found I have enough fruit and veg
No mail so that was easy
Done a lot on hospital complant and there is a lot to do

Continue work on hospital complaint


Rexroth update


Wrote to solicitor to get things moving again
Cooked supper and washed up
Did a bit more work on hospital complaint
Sorted out all old phone messages

Finish tidying up


Rexroth Checking out

I've done a load of tidying and am ready for bed. Today has been so much better than yesterday.

Good Night Everyone


Hope-Faith CIN 4:10

Up and going be back after I complete my daily task.

  1. Plan Review
    1. AII
      1. Breakdown of competencies
      2. Review
  • Print Control Journal
  • E-mail H
  • Progress Report



tiptree 3 am CI

stuff I've been putting off:

- dcm anon: all fields taken care of (+ aliases)
- dcm anon: create zip from a case
- dcm anon: integrate with case exporter as a new option
- dcm anon: integrate w/ case creation/publish page
-- checkbox to enable
-- support for importing the dcm files and associating w/ a case
- 2009 weekly data parsed
- clean office
- review doc.
- email g. and l.
- fix quiz bug
- clock 8 hours

other stuff:
- laundry
- practice guitar
- finish reading novel
- read/purge some magazines
- exercise
- pay bills
- review all bugzilla items
- return library items

tiptree 2:10 PM CI

new plan:

resolution: check in and complete task list for a month straight

to do:

- pay bills
- return library items
- dcm anon: all fields taken care of (+ aliases)
- dcm anon: create zip from a case
- dcm anon: integrate with case exporter
- read 50 pp. of novel
- email g. and l.
- clean office -> desk and floor clear
- work on quiz bug
- munge weekly 2009 data

Lucky CI

Edit 10.44: I'm tired and finishing my tasklist is going to take me till midnight - I may call it a night before then! Spent most of this evening hanging out with the housemate rather than working. Probably the right call but I'm not sure.

Edit 11.20: Make that 'NOT finishing my tasklist is going to take me till midnight!'

Before work:
Up by 6.45Smile
Check in Smile
Prayer/bible reading time on Smile
Prayer & visualisation over my tasklist & AQ project Smile
Pack gloves and waterproofSmile
Dress smartly - Nope - ran out of time
Straighten hair Smile

Affirmation while walking to station Smile a bit
Get cash - need £31 - No - Run out of money!
Full makeup Smile
Learn some lines Smile
Start reading another script Smile
Affirmation while cycling home Smile (well, on train home)

Pod check Smile
Calendar check Smile
Voicemail check Smile
£20 to V - thank goodness she's not in
Stick 'AQ' on computer Smile
Backlog Smile
Email Smile
Contracts - started
Outlook tasks - started
Filing Smile
Book full day off 21st Smile
Tidy desk Smile

Get bike - £11 for light Didn't manage this. V tired so possibly for the best.
Post magazines Smile
Get rat food

After work:
Creative writing - work on (pref finish) Fantasmic post Smile Token bit
(Forgot to add) Clear kitchen Smile
Fill bird feeder Smile
Start work on budgeting
Email/LJ/facebook/forum - Thank T for present and say hers is coming Smile
Stewarding form
AQ Review Smile
Tomorrow's list Smile
Wash face/brush teeth Smile
Email report Smile
Check in Smile
BED straight after check in! Smile