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Monday 1 February 2010

Cal20 CI - better late than never

It's the end of the day, so this is kind of after the fact, but checking in just the same.

An old friend contacted me via email today, and as strange as it might sound, I would normally put off contacting my friends until I had "time", and today I made time.   That felt good. 

I'll check in earlier tomorrow......


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

Thondiel on Mon

Today I will do:

  • Summarize pub 1 for section 1
  • summarize pub 2 for section 2
  • summarize pub 3 for section 3
  • decide what other sections I need
  •  remember that I can do this, it is not rocket science, these tasks are finite, I am smart, I am a hard worker and I can switch my mental energy toward moving forward instead of spinning, which takes more energy anyway. There!

Agnus checking in

Good day, friends!  I started with a 12Step meeting then visited with some old friends and new girls, really gave me some gratitude. Had partial Step 11 but came to synch my Blackberry and have been dawdling ever since. Now boss has called with a to-do and I am so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open. blood sugar drop I think polkus not enough sleep since last week. MITs right now:

  • cancel afternoon meeting per boss
  • schedule 1:1 calls
  • nap
  • eat lunch
  • actually DO Step 11 and get a plan for today, then check back in here and start workin' it, with God's help.

ScottK CL 12:16

Yup, a quarter after noon. Hell of a time to get organized, but late is better than never.

1) Respond to lane

2) Email band

3) Apply for jobs

4) Post Tuesday jam info

5) Complete WP endnotes

6) Send Photos to Pat

CL daily overcoming

much of my life is overcoming failure. daily failure. it starts again today.

12:10 10min ci :)
12:10 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs :)
12:10 30min quiet time
60min wko
15min rdy
10min dailies
10min work plan
work hard.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

mj monday

check in for job



pay bills



call dentist

Rexroth Check In

Got up
PMed info

Needs and wants
Check info on CBT and mindfullness
Read previous CBT notes
Check camera on web
Check CD players on web

Regards Rexroth

Journey 10 am meh

I'm soooo tired . . . . but today is my last day of "on-call" duty, someone else takes over at midnight tonight.  I ended up working late both Friday and Saturday night (like 2 am late) then got suckered into babysitting the 3-year old Sunday afternoon.  I had a good time with my grandson though. I hadn't seen him in a couple of weeks and I missed him.   He's old enough now that I can do chores and watch him too.  I'm not complaining though, this is why I do this kind of work, the problem solving part is the fun part of my job.   I do miss the old days though when we got a  day off  after working the weekend, that does not happen any more.   Now it's considered part of the job.   So much for work/life balance, eh? 

Anyway, although I didn't get much project work done last week, I worked hard all week and I feel good about it. 

I didn't go to the gym this morning, but slept in a bit and got on the treadmill at home.  I was at work at 9:00 which is later that I like to arrive but I don't officially have to be here til 9:00 so that's fine too.

I've spent the morning so far following up on issues from the weekend.  Now I'm going for coffee and make a todo list for the rest of the day. 





Every time you get up and get back in the race, one more little piece of you starts to fall into place - (from "Stand" by Rascal Flatts)

kromer 9:20 CI

OK, going in to last part of a big push (I have a written assignment due today ASAP + semi-scary mtg, presentation tomorrow morning, written assignment due tomorrow, class to teach Wednesday, array write-up due Friday-ish, written assignment due Sunday)

So, just need to keep my focus for a little while longer.

Here's a plan for today:
*Write up results + make slides from yesterday's imaging experiment
*Pre-process new MG data (working on this now)
*Do quick comparison to stages data
*Write up computational work
*Proof and send write-up
*Make slides on GO/GSEA analysis (will do this soon)
*Make slides on chip comparison (working on this now)
*Make slides on cyp comparison
*Make slides on stages comparison
*Make slides on new data (rough version of this is done)
*Prep for and go to quals planning mtg, take notes afterwards
*Prep for and go to harambee planning mtg, take notes afterwards
*Drop off reg form + samples

Whew! hope I'll be able to get that all done, I'll just have to do the best I can. Heading to chatbox now. 

Rise In Flames Check In @ 9:25 AM

Wow, just thankful I made it to work! A lot of snow and ice on the streets.

My big goal today is not to surf the internet.

Work List:

  • Status Report
  • V. Report
  • Clear In Box
  • SR for charges

Home List:

  • Call with Brad
  • Check mudroom
  • Check for plastic sheets

Even though it doesn't look like much. I felt today was very productive. I have not surfed the internet since 11 AM today. Obviously, one day at a time, but for today, I feel very good!

monday feb 1 - tracy-la check in

Hi everyone,

got up early (too early but that's okay today)

did 2 blog posts; worked on volunteer party for saturday; did letter for ex-boyfriend [should have said no as it took 1 hour and was crazy on his party]

spent more time reading news that I would like. should limit to 15 min. no more news today from internet or elsewhere.

schedule today

1. cancel meeting early since couldn't get through 100,000 pages of documents in time for meeting. was too much. reschedule for thursday and friday. send email of status. do follow-up call by 8 a.m. to make sure attendees know of cancel.

2.  review contracts for magician.

3.  irg meeting at 11 a.m. stop in briefly to say hello. 

4.  get extension for sentencing. talk to ausa re: same. talk to bank re: same.

5.   get in office by 8:00 a.m.

6. call goldenberg. call dermatology clinic re witness. call gina re: derm interview.

7.  keri's case. talk to ann./dr. sp case - status? sent email re same

8.  retainer agreements from last week? sent?

9.  recovery: contact with tim re: questions; order books recommended; find meetings

10. jb case. draft letter. revise memo.

11. check phone msgs; change voicmail.  

12. bf party: cake; limo; gift?; 

13. mcle - update status

14. ayso volunteer party: playlist; assignment to volunteers; sign contract and fax back for casino people; program; sponsors ?; magician

15. valerie's client - settlement

16. invoice for pathologist

17. new lab client - get ann on it

18. 15 minutes on billing.

19. late jan billing - 4 days

Inkling check-in

Check off: got up, put out trash, did shopping, got to work (late but not as late as usual)

Now the plan of the day:


  • Finish fleshing out new records
  • Write reference letter
  • Check book for Andy
  • Put things away in new containers 


Vic 2/1

 Show up (done)

Don't press the panic button. Just print out what I have and say "It's good enough" even if I don't believe it.

ps live the starter- can't believe it is Feb.

"Just print out what I have

"Just print out what I have and say "It's good enough" even if I don't believe it."

 Vic,  you have described exactly what I need to do. Maybe ESPECIALLY if I don't believe it (because I never believe what I have done is good enough). Today I will remind myself, If Vic can do it, I can do it. That will help!


I did it! hope you did as well. I ran out of color ink and son's printer messed up. I called office to make sure they would be there and they said they were leaving early, but tommorrow is ok.
So now, I will go out to get color ink and put page numbers on. But just doing it before was good. I would have given it in black and white if they did not go early, go I want to walk, store and ink. Don't know if I will accoplish all, I hope so.Hope you do to, back to the not good enough feeling, as well as dealing with "why did I not get ink before" self critic.

Good for you, Vic, you get

Good for you, Vic, you get an E for effort, which is very good. I also  did get started today and got a bit done, although not all I had planned. I think in addition to a procrastination problem I have a planning problem--I just try to fit too many things in. Today I didn't really procrastinate like I often do, I was just a bit sluggish, not totally stuck. Maybe that's progress. Don't fret about the ink, it always runs out at the worst times.

Lucky CI

Before work:
Up by 6.15Smile
Check inSmile
Prayer/bible reading time on sacredspace.ieSmile
Prayer & visualisation over my tasklistSmile
Do some of creative writing bookSmile
Pack foodSmile
Straighten hairSmile

Pray for C, E & LSmile
Full makeupSmile
Read some of new bookSmile
Did a spot of unscheduled creative writing! :D :D

Backlog - part done
Extra bible stuff
Outlook tasks - part done
Tidy deskSmile

Get bike (I'm already dubious about doing this - it's snowing)
Watch video on ljSmile
Sort payday loan - No but did some other financial sorting that was suddenly more urgent
Register for ChoosebikesSmile

After work:
Creative writing - work on Fantasmic post I'm not seeing this happening given events today. Just check Fantasmic and note where we're at for work on train tomorrow.Smile
Switch alarm clocksSmile
Check/fill bird feederSmile
PostSmile wow!
Clear kitchenSmile
Tomorrow's listSmile
Wash face/brush teeth -  floss - clean contacts properlySmile
Email reportSmile
Check inSmile
BED straight after check in!Smile