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Friday, February 12, 2010

Pyrotecher CI Fri 12 Feb2010

Late Check-in 5:10 pm

Today was almost a repeat of yesterday - didn't wake up quite as late as yesterday, but close. Pushed through morning chores a little faster and got one of our cars in for a service recheck, although I was hours late for the original "appointment time" with my dealership.

Once again, work productivity suffered. I'm still not getting past immediate urgent stuff like immediate email/phone followup.

Now I've got to do some rush-rush to prep for Valentines day. I'm about to run out the store to see if I can get flowers before they close tonight. Side benefit is that will position me to get home a little earlier, which my wife would appreciate.

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin

Vic 2/12

 Show up (done)

Feeling apprehensive and hopeless. I tried to share my "procrastination" issues with a friend and she just did not "get it". The flood gates opened of shame, incompetency, etc.. I need to realize her comments were not meant to do that. How could she possibly understand, when it is so weird?I did tell her this was the only place that people could relate, and she did agree that maybe I need to stay active here.I need to endorse myself for 2 semi-productive days. Today is not over yet.

1.      After 2 weeks, I was successful in resolving an issue where the utility company.They “could have” fought us on, I took pictures, was huge and involved back hoes, trucks, digging in the street, ets.  but I had the pressure of my husband demanding I take care of it.He knows I can do things with his pressure, so he can’t understand why I can’t just do things on my own.

2.      I still have  not been able to call Visa on 2 charges that I did not make (from 2 months ago) and now this month.???I have not sent a letter I needed to send 6 months ago. When I do not have someone standing over me with a whip, I don’t understand it. I have so many unfinished business items like these and it makes me sick.

3.      I just need to accept where/ who I am and that I am not alone. I am not doing this out of choice, although it appears that way to every one else.I have had progress and have found some hope and lots of support and understanding here.

Thanks for letting me share.



re: unfinished business, etc.

I can relate to that, vic. I've needed to mail back a cordless phone for months, and it's been sitting here in the box with a shipping label on it! Also I've had some medical financial forms to finish and drop off for a long time, and it seems I wait until they're sending me very angry mail till they get done. Plus, all this adds to my clutter problem around here. Ugh. Good luck.

Inkling checking in

Late checkin because we were without electricity and internet this morning. This really forced me to get a lot of other things done like filing.

This is also my first day on a Ritalin prescription. Not sure if my productivity is a result of that - or simply being left with nothing else to do. Anyway it feels good to get the filing done.

So my plan of the day is to continue with it.


Journey 1 pm long weekend!

Happy Friday!   I took a vacation day today and Monday is a holiday (and also my birthday) so I'm enjoying a nice long weekend.

I exercised this morning, got my car tags (at the last minute but hey, it's done on time!), got a haircut, and stopped by the store for a few supplies.  It's supposed to snow here later this afternoon.  

Since I've been home I've been goofing around on the computer, now I'm going to go do something productive.   I'm going to put some new music on my mp3 player, then do some dishes and laundry.  I have to dial into a conference call for work at 3, unless it's cancelled due to snow.  I kinda hope it is.  As a matter of fact, I just sent an email to suggest rescheduling.  Ack.  This is kind of a stream-of-consciousness post.  

All righty, setting timer for 10 minutes to review todo list, then music, then dishes. 


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)

It's the Happy Birthday to Jo Dance!!!

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

kromer 9:20 CI

Today I have a number of things going on.

Prospective students for my grad program are visiting, so I need to spend some time taking care of them.

I want to work on some expts--this will take at least half of the day.

And I want to do some reading/thinking/long-range planning (spend at least an hour on this)

If I have extra time, I'll work on pset--but I don't think that realistically I'm going to get to this, and it can easily wait for tomorrow.

OK, I'll start by planning out this afternoon's experiment step by step, and taking a few first steps. That should take about an hour, after which I need to go  take prospective students to their next interview. After that, I'll do reading/thinking/planning until lunch, and after lunch I'll start on expt. 

Rexroth Check In

A difficult morning. Have seen doctor and I need another operation probably very soon. Not serious more a ********** nuisance.

Seen doctor
Phoned for advice
Emailed friends to update them

List what to do in view of changed circumstances.



Rexroth Update

I have a new list and have devoted the rest of the day to feeling very fed up indeed.


tracy-la for friday feb 11

today - no office meetings and my son is out of school. time to catch up on some work and administrative matters.

5:30 a.m. - write and post blogs

6:30 a.m. - exercise, get ready & go to officeby 8:30 a.m.

[no internet till after 7 p.m. and none after 9 p.m. ]

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. work on eye case

4:00 p.m. - leave for soccer practice

5:00 p.m. - coach soccer practice

6:30 p.m.  - work out


Suffer not one exception. William James

hope4meandu check-in (8:07AM)

Hi Pro Friends,

I am so, so grateful to this group not only for the changes that are happening, but the kindness and compassion you have shown me.

I didn't go into work today. Either I quit or they fired me, I can't do it anymore.. I hope to pick up my stuff from there on Sunday or Monday. I know it's a bad ending to a bad story.

To do:
-transfer cc to other cc
-food shopping
-order food online
-call T arrange Sunday
-balance checkbook

Have a great day everyone!!

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

"hugs" to hope4meandu

I somehow missed this post, but strangely enough you have been on my mind the past few days.

I will be thinking of you while you are in this transition.

Hugs from your PA friend Inkling 

Appreciate it, so much Inkling - Blessings!!

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

*HUGS* I'm sorry I missed

*HUGS* I'm sorry I missed this whole drama! Not a bad end, if you needed to leave you needed to leave *hugs* and we're all here to support you through the next bit. :)

HUGS ((Lucky))

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