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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vic 1/12

 Show up (done) Did ok with work, went for swim.

My co-sponsor has me using "Wouldn't it be nice if................." a technique in "Ask and It is Given" so "wouldn't it be nice if...........

CI Tues Jan 12

may letter done

cp resume DONE!!!

pidyon  TRIED

my in am question alwnc  


Falcon CI Tues.

Hi amigos,

Things to do this evening:


  • Cook and eat some vegetables
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Do another 20 minutes of cleaning
  • Put new bulb in sun lamp & get rid of packaging
  • Get to bed early 




Falcon Tues.update

Well, that didn't go as planned!

I seem to be having a mild freak-out. . . been getting back into dating online, and a couple of people seem to be interested in me.  It's exciting but stressful.  The possibility of meeting someone stirs up a lot of loneliness and desire that had been somewhat dormant.

So. . . I found myself surfing the net for the last hour.  Escapism and trying to calm my nerves, I guess, though that's probably not the best way to do it.  I did get some important emails sent (before I checked in here) and ate some healthy vegetables, so the evening wasn't a total wreck.

I'm going to get ready for bed so I can get some rest, and maybe do a relaxation exercise before I go to sleep.

At least the stress is from something potentially positive.

Good night! 



*HUGS* It is really positive

*HUGS* It is really positive and a bit of nerves and weirdness is fine and normal and hopefully very worth it *hugshugs* I hope and pray this dating experiment turns out well beyond your wildest dreams :)

OCz Late Ci

Show Up! - Late, still sick (with a ligth fever and a terrible cough) - very tempted to call in sick - maybe I should have!

Looblue check-in

okay... let's try some of this again today


1. will provide a client with two templates and email him Monday- Did one great template - sent at 1am Tuesday - need to follow up with client today
2. will update another client website and business cards- Tuesday
3. will create an archieval information for another client- Tuesday
4. Billing for clients must be done Monday- how about tonight

5. Client meeting tomorrow - two logos get ready and sample websites

1. Read and doing - Self-Discipline in 10 days - Day 3 done
2. will do 4 loads of laundry and put them away
3. go to the bank - done Monday


1. make 2 needed parent calls and a teacher call

2. Get ribbons for reflections winners

3. contact yearbook volunteers


1. get ready for craft for Wed.



CI for Lark @10:10am

Hi everyone. I'm trying to break the week into financial steps to take care of a big bill due next week. The biggest problem (besides me) is the influx of locals stopping by. I can't be "open" and "closed" at the same time.
To do:
(X)put out trash
(X)take care of big delivery
make business phone calls
cleaning swoop thru house
lessen pile on table
clean out car a bit
put done laundry away
do load of dirty laundry
do insurance paperwork
bill client

kromer 9:45 CI

Yesterday was a really good day! I kept a time log and got a little more than 8 hours of solid, focused work done (over the course of 10.5 hours in lab). That meant I finished all my high-priority tasks and most of my medium-priority tasks, and also got to take some real time off (prayer time in the morning, dancing and talking to bf in the evening).

I don't expect every day to be that good, but it's nice to see what I can do. It's also good to see that freedom from procras. doesn't mean endless work, but rather limited, focused work and plenty of real breaks.

OK,  now for today! I got into lab around 8 to start an experiment, worked 8-9 to get that started, then had breakfast and prayertime and checked my email (and did a little websurfing)

Scheduled for today: Lab mtg 10-11:30ish, dancing 8-10:30

High priority:
*Do fixation (mostly done)
*Basic comparison of my data to cyp26b1 data (Working on this now)
*Email M and P, send letters
*Fix javascript validation, email PF

Medium priority:
*Finish organizing papers and lab nb
*Call home
*Work 1 hr on organizing computer files

Low priority:
*Thank you notes
*Organize WM directory
*Find articles on scientific networking.

OK, in the few minutes before lab mtg, I'm going to send emails. After lab mtg, I'll work on fixation, then do basic comparison to cyp26b1 data. 

Update 2: Focus isn't great today, but I've gotten some work done. Right now, I'm working on comparison of cyp26b1 data. Steps for this are:
1)Compute overall correlation
2)Graph % ovlp as function of cutoff (close to done w/ this)
3)Try filtering out absent genes
4)Find 2 papers on more sophisticated comparisons, read one of them.

I'll check back after I finish each of these steps. 


Journey 9 am

Yesterday was a good day, happy to be back on track after a week of struggling last week. 

I've been to the gym, stopped by the grocery store to do the rest of the shopping that I didn't feel like doing over the weekend :grin:, made todo list.   I'm hungry now so I'm going to fix some breakfast, then plug my todos into my google calendar. 

Working from home today so I should be checking in frequently today.


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

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for the starting cat tiptree.

got up (and I didn't want too)
washed and cleaned up
important email to friend to try to establish peace between us
found papers for appointment with psychologist later today

bath and wash hair
get dressed and ready
prepare notes for appointment
out for appointment which I am nervous about

and I am not sure what else

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth update and good news

Good news I'm accepted for a course of treatment all free under the NHS and I am delighted.

Will explain how this relates to my procrastination in due course but not today.

A grateful Rexroth

Fantastic! Great news

Fantastic! Great news :)

re:good news rexroth

That is good news! 


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

Lucky CI

Oh boy, I had a complete procrastination crash last night (caused by deciding to watch a TV programme with housemate that we both love, meaning I couldn't get all my tasks done, and instead of going 'okay, I'll get some of them done' I lost the plot completely, didn't even check in (though it's great to realise how rare that is for me!) and got hardly any sleep. Hey, we all have those days!

Again, I'm keeping my tasklist down to relatively few things to give myself a decent chance of getting it done. Starting from where I am rather than tasklisting retrospectively: 

Email - Part done
Paper - Part done
Contracts - Part done
Outlook tasks - Part done
Tidy desk

Email/Facebook/LJ/Forum Smile
Talk to debt people

Commute home:
Learn some lines Smile
Read some of new script Smile

After work:
Laundry inc towels and tea towels
Tidy table
Creative writing - work on Fantasmic post
Vitamins Smile
Check/fill bird feeder
Look for SIM
Look for costume
Look for blue towel
Go to E&N's for Singstar
Clear kitchen
AQ Review
Tomorrow's list
Wash face/brush teeth -  floss - clean contacts properly
Email report
Check in
BED straight after check in!

I commit to

With the close of this day, I commit to my routine "landings" again.

1) Meditate AM

2) Bed before 

tiptree CI

k, I must get the following done:

DONE 1. fix quiz bug (est. 2.5 hours)
2. 1711: zip performance (est. 2 hours)
3. 1711: integrated w/ XML export (est. 3 hours)
4. 1711: all fields addressed (est 1 hr)
DONE 5. exercise (1 hr)
DONE 6. see if I can fix sink problem (est 1/2 hr) (will need to go to hardware store, so deferred)
DONE 7. return library items 1/2 hr

anything else is gravy, but the above must be done.