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Tuesday 6 April 2010

Quick note: Due to time zones, I will most likely be starting the Check-In threads. So, if there is a picture or message you want to see on tomorrow's Check-in thread, please tell me/give it to me beforehand and I will put it up. Smile

Off to get new baby!!!

Thanks for your support, everyone! We're off to the hospital and they'll be inducing my wife.

 More when I get back! 


congrats and best of luck, can't wait to hear more :)

re: new baby!

Congratulations!   Wow!  

"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

Hope everything goes well,

Hope everything goes well, quickly and smoothly. 

Can't Wait

Can't wait to here about the arrival of you new baby. Enjoy this blessed time with new baby and wife.


wow!  Congratulations!

wow!  Congratulations!

cl daily overcoming

i call it daily overcoming cuz that's what it is.
up late last night and got A LOT done, but too tired now as a result. i napped. couldnt help it. now stuck. this is me un-sticking...

what's the next right thing?

:) dunno, so figure that out. give myself 10 min. it's 4:08.
:) 4:21 i'm on my way

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Agnus 11:10, update 4:15pm

Good day, PA Pals!  I had a good night's sleep, long overdue. Good prayer and meditation time this morning, recognized some areas of personal growth and some "additional work needed" especially in being compassionate when J is ill - grr! Already did an hour of work on the cock before logging on here, so off to a pretty good start. Personal goals today:

  • produce 8 billable hours
  • Bed by 10:30
  • no snarling at J (regardless how HE acts; use Big Book "sick man" prayer) so far so good 
  • practice using pomodoro and focusbooster DONE - for some reason my 'puter got real draggy with focusbooster so had to uninstall - putting "tech support" on my soon-to-do list (soon as I have $ again!) 
  • Inbox will be <5 by 6pm DONE - Inbox is empty - YAY!

MITs to do today:

  • Pick up J meds and my vits asked for help and J is goine to do this.
  • ap e-vers in process
  • brg reading
  • em reading
  • case study - make a 5 minute start

kromer 9:45 CI

Yesterday was not fantastically productive; today I want to try and do better

Scheduled: class 1-2:30 and 4-5, dancing 7 or 8-10:30

*Analyze RT data, make plan for repeating expt
*Work on committee mtg writeup
*Prep for recitation
*Finish pset grading (working on this now)
*Mail taxes(will do this soon)

Other tasks:
*Look into mission trip
*Start comparison for EA
*Finish going over pset
*Return lib books, order tennis shoes, bug about HPLC

Finishing pset grading now

huma CI


Have an excellent, productive day, my friends! :)

  • call Mike @ MS
  • pay hosting
  • gym!
  • 40 min template
  • transmission fluid
  • call
    Pat about new sites
  • photo
  • list of 15 I new
  • call credit card companies

"It is never too late to be who you might have been" - George Eliot

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." - Japanese proverb

Hope-Faith CI 4/6/10

Thanks for the start GSD

  1. AM Routine  (1 Hour) Done
  2. AM Task   (1 Hour 20 Mins) Done
  3. 5 Star Brunch (1 Hourr) Done
  4. Work Routine Spend (1.5 hours) planning and preparing
  5. 1:00 Showmenshop Work Shop Skipped
  6. Shopping Done
      1. R/C
      2. Bx2
      3. Fx3
      4. 1x2
      5. 1x1
      6. Cx3
      7. GX3
  2. Mow Grass -- Plant Cabbage Plant Get Gas Then Mow Got Gas but home to late to mow and plant
  3. PM Routine
    1. Times
    2. On-line Resource
    3. Pattern Done
  4. PM Task  
  5. Extra TaDa's
    1. Spent the afternoon with DS and DD
    2. Binged on AM task but it was worth it -- lots of little extras done

Paper work

  1. Mrs. B


  1. Conservation
  2. Computer Learning



Journey 8:30

Good morning!  Working from home today, it's a gorgeous day.   Yesterday was a bad allergy day for me yuck.   Time to break out the neti pot. 

I've been to the gym, the drug store, I've read email and checked my calendar.   I'm trying the focusbooster thingy today, that might be helpful for me.   I like timers.

Now making my todo list, I have 9 minutes til next break according to focus booster!


"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel


Cool tool, focusbooster! thanks for the tip.

Vic 4/6

 Show up (done)

I have been showing up on the phone meetings and sort of miss my being at this site. The people contact does add to getting out of my comfort zone and doing things so I will check in there as well.

Lots of stuff going on with my 2 teenage boys. I have heard every parent say "I can't believe they lied...about..." and I thought I would be prepared when/if it happened to me, but I am not. Feeling devestated and paralyzed. Grateful that I can at least "show up" here. Thanks for being here.

re: teenagers

Thank HP my teens are grown.   Those were rough years!  Hang in there, they do get some sense later on!  

"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel


Thank you Jo. The miracle is I did not shut down, pick up or say something I would be sorry for later. (My brain probably was radioactive with my thouhgts.........probably green rays coming out of my ears and eyes!!) I detached with (love???) more like with anger(to be honest) , and now am a bit more calmed down. A friend sent me the prayer below:


     (Yes I hear you.)

                             GRANT ME     (You want help, my child? What is it?)

                           THE SERENITY     (I see you want peace. Don’t you recall my words, Peace I give to you, my peace I leave you. I shall grant you peace.

                            TO ACCEPT     (You want to accept? What is it you want to accept? To accept means not to question, pry or expect. It means to let be.)

                            THE THINGS     (I see, you want me to give you peace in being able to let things be, things from the past, things in the future. You would like to live just today.)

                         I CANNOT CHANGE     (You can change nothing, my child. What has happened has happened, there is nothing you can do about it. Let it be. What will happen will happen, leave that to Me. You can change no one else. Let go and let Me do My work.)

                             COURAGE     (Yes, you want power, power from Me, for you can do nothing without My help or power to carry out My will, so ask for it and it shall be given to you.)

                            TO CHANGE     (Now you have it. I will give you the power to change yourself, to look only at yourself, your faults and the power from Me to turn those faults into virtues. You can do nothing more.)

                            THE THINGS     (Yes, the power to change things, not others. Things about yourself, no one else. If your motive is to change others, I cannot help you.)

                              I CAN     (By saying, I can you have already received my graces. I can means you can change yourself with the help of My power.)

                          AND THE WISDOM     (Ah yes, this is one of my greatest gifts. In other words, you want Me to give you discernment. In order to get wisdom you must pray and meditate, be silent so you can hear Me. You will gain discernment by listening to others, reading and having an open mind.)

                      TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE     (This is the hard part. After you have prayed for guidance, sought council, and did some reading and truly listened for My answer, go forward bravely, I am with you always. If you are not sure of answer, then that is your answer. Let the matter rest with Me so I can do My work. I am the Master Painter of your life.

Thanks everyone for being here.

beautiful prayer

thanks for sharing this, vic. God be with you and your kids.


work -DONE

call DW and CPL - DONE

exercise routine - DONE

weeds - put off until tomorrow 

plants from yesterday -DONE



tidy up house - DONE

pack lunch for tomorrow - DONE 


Everything finished except  weeds.  I got a lot done today but I procrastinated a lot and it all took a lot longer than it should have.  Still I feel good about the fact that I got everything done.  This check in helped because when I settled into surfing the net to procrastinate, it kept me from spending the whole night there as I would've done otherwise...

Rexroth Check In

Woke with slight cold and decided not to walk

Up and worked on craft project
Checked emails
Emailed friend who I want to meet up with

Continue to work on craft project
Out to buy bread

and whatever else

Helen's CI

Today I am struggling to get started. I have some stomach pain but I need to ignore it and blast on through. I am eating breakfast now and I will break for an hour or so, watch a DVD while the painkillers kick in. Then I will come back to post and roll my sleeves up for the day.

Washing up


Several pieces of administration

Scrub floor

 Clear wall for decorating

Clean 1 wall  with sugar soap


Feel better Helen!

Feel better Helen!

strike's spring time check-in 8.13 am

  1. review job ads done
  2. choose top 3 done
  3. call fs done
  4. call doctor done
  1. write job app. d
  2. write 1 draft tm speech 

GetStuffDone April 5

Lots of things to accomplish today... (135)

10.00-11.00 Physics

11.00-12.00 Economics paper

12.00-12.30 Lunch (must eat healthy)

12.30-3.00 Chemistry papers

3.00-4.00 Exercise

4.00-5.00 Read textbooks, organise economics stuff

5.00-6.00 Economics

6.00-7.00 Continue reading textbooks

7.00-9.00 Math papers, organise mathematics stuff

9.00-10.00 Mathematics