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Friday April 9 2010

Yes! It's Friday, everyone! Have a great, productive day!

Vic 4/9

 show up (done)

 Are we having another weekend madness party? Last week was so much fun. I am ready.

I just posted

Hi Vic and anyone else

I just posted a Weekend Madness post for this weekend so let the party begin.



Wow, I feel a rush already- something to look forward to................thank you


e's belated friday checkin april 9th

I woke at 1PM today and have not been making the best of choices. I stayed up to finish a wonderful book, Gods in Alabama, and don't really know what time I got to sleep. I have been off with my sleep schedule frequently and need to ask my higher power for help making better choices.

So far, dishes are done, laundry is in, bed is made, meds taken. I had chocolate cake and milk for breakfast: again, a poor choice, although I am not yet regretting it. If my blood sugar plummets I will be back asleep again, and that is not cool.

My doctor who I was complaining about ran several test and found some things were definitely off, most notably my thyroid condition. I also have to do a sleep study to see if I have sleep apnea, which may account for the strange sleep patterns. As my recovery grows I am finding that I am putting three steps forward and then two back again. Not easy to grow out of adolescence at 50!

For today I want to follow Jo's example and get some work on my taxes accomplished. I also wish to make a good dinner: rack of lamb was on sale so I am looking for a good recipe for that. Perhaps sweet potatoes and then something green, a salad or asparagus. Bills are still not paid, and I have put off filing Fafsa because my taxes were off.

God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Have a good rest of the day, everyone!

"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

on late check-ins

Showing up is good anytime, e. That counts! Someone once said the only 12-Step meeting I was late for was my FIRST one - lol.

Agnus Brilliant

Angus your comment is brilliant and so helpful to me.

Thank you Rexroth

huma CI

  • settle AC billing
  • call N re DC
  • list of 10 I new biz
  • photo proposals out
  • cheap package for BN
  • 1 hr emails
  • 1 hr emails
  • exercise
  • get appt with Joe
  • plan April, May, June finances

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

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

Journey 11:30

Late checking in today, and I was a little bit late to work due to dropping off DD's car at the shop this morning.   Did some research for boss first thing, had a meeting, and now finishing up my planning for the day.

Yesterday was an EXCELLENT day.  I stayed on task all day and did EVERY single thing on my todo list even the little stuff from the "if I have time"  part.   I would like to repeat that today, and every day!   I will think about this in my quiet time today, and try to identify some things that made it a good day.  I did use thanks again Verzonni.  Hey have we heard from Verzonni since he and the wife went to have their baby?? 

So, ok, getting to work.  Have a great day everyone!


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

focus booster?

Is this like Instant Boss?

"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

re:focus booster

Yeah, it sounds similar!  I haven't tried Instant Boss cause I can't install software on my work computer, but the concept is the same.


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

Agnus 10:50 checkin, 2pm followup

I went to a special event with J last evening - so glad he felt well enough to get out for a bit - but it cost me a late bedtime so I slept in today. So far: got dressed, coffee, pet care, brief prayer time, medium-sized cry (missing Dad, week 3, sponsor says 3's are roughest). Bed made, trash out, emailed sponsor, and responded to a couple of work emails already.  My goal is 7 billable hours today but might be too late for that, already - yikes! Time to get going on my list for today:

  • commit food, eat breakfast, text happy bday to sister
  • daily readings and update to-do list
  • be billable 11:30 to 6:30 including:
    • rm update
    • case study
    • brg study
    • dq responses
  • draft a structure for resuming a 40 hr billable work week from home (I lack the self-discipline to do this but it is a necessity right now. As an extrovert I desperately need people-interaction, so the plan must accommodate that and still allow me to be J's backup caregiver, a recovering poly-addict, and our household manager. I will consider starting a new Forum to work through this so I don't clutter up too many more daily posts on it.)

UPDATE 2-ish: Hard time focusing today. Pain levels high today, so I took some anti-inflams. Made some calls to unload emo-debris that may be causing mental static. Got some work done but lost it in a 'puter crash, can't get focused again since reboot. I am going to pause for lunch, meditation, and then get on Chat.


Hugs and prayers! From your posts I can see that you have an incredible amount to deal with, and I'm inspired by the way you keep picking yourself up.

ag checkout 5:55

Agnus have bin putzin' too-day... I guess my procrastination addiction, like my others, has elements of physical, mental and spiritual illness and recovery.  Physically I am highly distracted by fibromylagia and neck pain that has precluded almost everything else.  Got a little work done but less than half my revised-down target of 6 billable hours. Not happy with this, but also know from PA here that it won't pay to get too discouraged. I am heading off to an AA meeting now. With God's help I can make up a few billable hours over the weekend. Blessings on y'all!

ag list for later

  • Not sure why I am dodging these tasks but here is what is RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME that needs to be done:
  • -respond to CL’s cry for help!
  • -post the updated brg budget
  • -answer db’s question about the costs
  • -review arrareptng webinar
  • -cancel npstr account
  • -check workability of the ap download
  • -review the software webinar
  • - activate promo plan for the software webinar
  • -file ins claim
  • -pay bills
  • -em and rm repts
  • -getwell card to kt



I am off out so only just enough time to give you a quick hug.


agnus hugs

Agnus, I am only just beginning to catch up on how people are doing, but it seems you are going through a rough spot and are having a lot of pain and loss. Sending lots of healing thoughts to you and J and condolences for your dad.

love, e

"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

thanks e

hugs and prayers feel really good these days. back at ya, dear friend.

kromer 9:50 CI

Running a little late this morning.

I'm proud that yesterday was a decent day after a few bad ones. Today I'm going to try and work the tools and have another good day, becasue I can see that I'm still in having some trouble.

I've already had prayer time and a healthy breakfast, then checked email.

Scheduled: seminar 12:30-1:30, youth group 6:30-10ish

Small tasks:
Order tennis shoes, make doctor's appt, take taxes
to post office
, email about HPLC and GSEA, call TH, fb CC

MITs for today:
*DNAse treatment/RT-PCR, check on other expt.
*Start comp for EA (working on this now)
*Finish analyzing biosensor data

Other tasks:
*Finish diff EQ chpt. 1
*Work on organizing comp lab nb
*real-time PCR
*Do pset problem

OK, going to start DNAse treatment now, then I'll work on comp for EA. 

cl daily overcoming

1) so grateful to have this place to re-center
2) i've been binging lately. so work's going great. But i rarely have a schedule, and non-work things are hit-n-miss. If i didnt already know i had a problem, i probably would not detect it from my behavior this week.

but, when it's time to stop work, i have this nearly irresistible urge to get some more done. That's my addiction talking, and i recognize it, but if i didnt already know who i was, i dont think i would pay enuf attn to it. After all, it IS good to get your work done.

So i am thankful for the journey god has me on, that i know who i am and what my issues are. And that i have this place to work on them alongside y'all.

:) 10min ci
:) 8:30 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs - til 9:22 way too long--was binging on stuff

Lord, i pray today you will calm my mind, help me not escalate my tasks to a place they dont belong, but rather keep You my top focus at all times.

lord grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

30min quiet time
:) 60min wko
:) 15min rdy
:) 2hr electrician
10min dailies
10min work plan
work hard.

the touch of the master's hand:

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


work DONE

finish leftover stuff from this week:

SL review Done

Chart for G Done


start BM or patio (not going to do today) 

Hope-Faith CI 4/9/10

Good Morning, feeling a bit anxious but I am going to stick to my routines and task list and let everything else fall into place.

  1. In Progress :D
  2. Done 8)


  1. AM Routine  8)
  2. AM Task  8)
  3. To Do
  4. A  List   B List    C List    D List   
    Van Spot  8)   Clothes    Crammer    Video   
    Prime Wall   Heath    Research C pin       


      X & 11Chart    E-mail Necklace       
    Walk Goats   Over Head           
    Speech   E-mail Hearing          
    Material    E-mail J          
    Wood Carving               
    DS and DD watch video              
  5. Phone Calls  -- 2 to make Bank and Work
  6. Master Bedroom
  7. Work Routine Spend (1.5 hours) planning and preparing
  8. DS and DD Friend
  9. Shopping 
  10. PM Routine   
  11. PM Task  
  12. Extra TaDa's



Today I will go on working with 30 min chunks. There are some really old neglected things that I fear to do here but i choose to do them.

45 min exercise

2X30 minutes clean house

30 minutes e-mail 


30 min correct Källf.

30 min correct Sp08b

30 min prayer + reflection

30 min correct

30 min prep. Call of the wild

30 min correct

30 min tjl + Fsk

30 min old corrspondance

30 min correct

30 min old corrspondance

30 min correct

30 min plan next day

30 min correct 

30 min Read F


No reading or browsing before 7 pm

I can tolerate discomfort

I choose to do things that scare me.


Just a thought

Just a thought but how about rewarding yourself in some way for doing stuff even though you are uncomfortable or scared? Maybe plenty of reading or browsing after 7pm or some other treat, something new or something fun to do.

Good luck with it today.



Sadly, bad day today with only 5 and a half productive hours and lots of procrastination. I probably should have thought out some rewards as you suggested Helen. That might have made it easier for me to move forward. Well, I should see today as a learning experience.

Lucky CI

I'm going for the cold turkey again today 

Before work: 
Check in Smile
Prayer time Smile
Prayer and visualisation over tasklist Smile

E and L upgrade - Done L's, waiting for E to get out of my way for long enough <3
E archivingSmile
All contracts on bible - In progress

Buy porridge oats

After work:
Clear kitchen
Tidy bedroom

GetStuffDone CI 2

10.00-10.05 Physics

1.12-2.00: Physics

7.00-...: Math

First paragraph pg 873

Ex 24.1a

8.00 Mathematics

Monday: Economics: 4.30

Tuesday: Call for Physics

Helen's CI

OK It is 7:15 am and I have had a bad procrastination week but I intend to turn that around today. My goal is six hours of productive work. I will print out some life goals and stick them on my walls. I tend to focus on the small stuff, get bogged down in the details.


Check in

CV - Edit education

Council Tax

Gas bill


Pen tablet

Move fire alarm

Post book

Sort clothes

Tidy desk

Sort printer

Plan travel

Collect laundry

Sort through papers for tasks

Wash up

Library : Print and hand in NHS form

Buy paint

Plant seeds for garden

Chase Steamer

Post to website * 2



Helen's CI

Check in

Council Tax

Gas bill Part 1


Pen tablet

Post book

Sort clothes

Tidy desk & bags

Plan travel

Collect laundry

Sort through papers for tasks

Sort clothes for am

Library : Print and hand in NHS form

Post to website * 2



Good luck, today

Good luck today, Helen!

I'm sure you'll do just fine!

Rexroth Check In

Todo today

Get up bath and wash hair take it easy check notes and go to hospital and report back afterwards

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

I am reporting back a long time afterwards. Thanks everyone for support. I can't do this thing by myself. Anyway what happened was I went to the hospital and the surgeon did not know that the operation had not worked as he did not have the letter from my doctor nor my letters to the hospital. As expected I need another operation which is fine and I hope it works this time. Afterwards confusion on the part of the hospital over appointments etc. I have sorted some of it out and need to write letters to try to speed things up. Feel both very relieved about it as there was a bit of me that wondered if there was something badly wrong which there is not. Also very angry that a simple problem is taking so long to resolve.

Home and spaced out and could not rest or concentrate. Went to bed early at 9.00 ish and am now up again at nearly 11.00 and I need to go back to bed to sleep rather than spending time on the web into the early hours.

Thanks for being here.

Night Everyone



Wow! So amazing, and we thought we had issues, the medical professionals need a recovery site even more than us!!I know you will be fine. Vic

((Rex)) thinking of you,

((Rex)) thinking of you, wishing you health, strength and serenity


Thinking of you, best of luck.

ditto rex

you will be in my thots as well!

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Good Luck

Good Luck you will be in my thoughts today.



Good luck with the hospital visit Rexroth 

best wishes for rexroth

you are in my thoughts - may your doctor enjoy a career-high day!

me too! good luck Rex!

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

rex hugs

So many healing thoughts and prayers being sent your way. Add mine to them, too!

"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

GetStuffDone CI

10.00-10.05 Physics

8.00 Mathematics

Monday: Economics: 4.30

Tuesday: Call for Physics

Well done GSD

You are working so hard! Very well done. Keep at it.


Thanks, Helen!