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Monday 12 april 2010 Check-In

Kicking task-butt is your business – and business is good! 

hope4meandu checkin (1:30PM)

Hi Fellow Pros,

Great start Strike!!

These are the things I'm procrastinating about & need to turn over:
-balancing checkbook
-looking in wallet
-separating receipts
-any type of cleaning
-contacting Empire about p.t. co.
-calling G
-doing tz
-sending $ to B

Hope you all your baby steps are HP inspired today!!

♥"Prayers for my Yoffee's complete & speedy recovery and prayers for direction & clarity on how she can be healed.♥


Love Clint Eastwood.  I wish I could print that pic and message out poster size!

 Today...  woke up late and rushed off to work without breakfast.  Now I have a break at work to write my task list for today.


4- 6:00  

wash dishes  DONE

exercise routine DONE

post mail DONE

work on patio

6 - 8

SL review, start unit 2 DONE


G step one

9 - 10:00

email DONE

time online DONE

get breakfast, coffee ready DONE

pack lunch, clothes, papers DONE


edited 7:40

So I've done all the small stuff, procrastinated a lot and avoided my big tasks.  Let's see if I can pull off a few things in the last couple of hours. 

cl daily overcoming

many big exciting things to do. Things i love. Opportunities. I feel very positive.

i also feel like it's almost unavoidable that i binge.

but miracles happen. I'm here for a miracle today.

i've set my timer. wait--no i have not done that yet. Ok now i have. chat each 15 min to keep my mind centered, focused, planned, not binging.

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:) 10min enter stuff into todo prg
:/ some unscheduled, fun, but should have been deliberate, stuff
:) 30min quiet time

ok that prayer time was an eye opener. my "excitement" about all the "things" i was going to do, kept breaking in. I had a "martha, martha" moment.

i left deflated. And that's good, because now god can inflate. i now feel less excited and more obedient.

will it last?

:) 30min noticed my work email is down, so dealing w/ that
:) 10min dailies
:) 10min work plan
:) still on track
work hard.
15min rdy
60min wko

the touch of the master's hand:

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


Been a long time.  Need to find a routine that works, and make choices that are positive.

finish heritage cuttings, figure out captions almost done entire project, son just needs to do his part --  took pretty much all day, did not multi-task with chores

start laundry

vacuum and put away vacuum

unload then load dishwasher done

make cookies need to do tonight, or will have grumpy children and husband in am

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe

wb isabo!

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

huma CI

  • AC billing
  • web ad
  • 45 min emails
  • 45 min emails
  • 45 min emails
  • call electric co
  • call mortgage co
  • call bank re overdraft fees
  • 10 R new biz list
  • call OMF
  • RF appt
  • weekly plan to NP
  • laundry

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

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

kromer 10:15 CI

Dawdling a little this morning.

So far I've checked on expts, made a schedule for the week, and had prayer time.

Scheduled: recit 3-4

MITs for today are:
*Prep recitation
*Go over pset (have made some progress on this)
*Analyze RT data, make slide if results
*Cooking for the week

Other tasks are:
*Small tasks: Email EF, bug about HPLC and GSEA, make doctors appt, microburst finding dentist, take out garbage
*Extract DNA
*Go over lects

Working on recit prep now...


e's April 12th ci

Thanks Strike!
I saw that picture and I automatically started whistling the theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.....a fitting theme for me today as I continue to inch forward on tax stuff. I have work today at 1 and would like to make a decent dent before I go.

this morning's morning routine:
meds without food: taken
meds with food
laundry - sorted
swish and wipe
dress to shoes

I haven't made the best choices this morning: when I wake up and get directly into paperwork my life suffers. Time to fix that. Chatbox bound.....
Have a productive day, all!

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

Journey 9:45 & check out

Great threadstarter!  Makes me feel like killing off those tasks one by one!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I didn't check in over the weekend but I was working, it was our quarterly DR test.   I'm tired from working 12 hours Saturday and then trying to catch up on housework/grocery shopping on Sunday, but I don't mind, it was a good test and one of my favorite things to work on.   I'm a natural worry wart so planning and preparing for a disaster is actually kinda fun for me  :rolleyes:We no longer get an official day off for working the weekend but I'll sneak in some unofficial "comp" time this week.

Today, I've been to the gym, checked email & calendar, and now I have my coffee and cereal and I'm making my todo list.  later!

UPDATE check out 5:15 meh.  Not the best day, not the worst.   Going home!


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

Agnus check in 7:10am, update11:15am

G'mornin' y'all...great threadstarter, strike. Seeing my favorite good/bad guy will "Make my day!" ;-)

I wrote my early morning plans last night before bed and it did help me get an early start...but not early enough to make the 7am AA meeting I'd planned to attend. :rolleyes:PA has taught me to let go of missed deadlines/goals and just keep moving, so that's what I'm up to now. Here is my plan du jour, with my Higher Power's help:

  • daily readers, meditation, armor prayer, tools-n-tasks checklist DONE!:-)
  • collect grocery list and go grocery shopping DONE!:-)
  • put away groceries, feed pets DONE!:-)
  • call Mom, sisters DONE!:-)
  • call/text nephews (they lost a good friend yesterday, motorcycle crash:(() DONE
  • check back here with a work plan - need 8 billable hours today
  • 11am email jf re afg meeting tonight
  • 630pm meet jf for afg
  • 9:15 home
  • 10pm bed

Ag's work plan

  • reply to urgent emails
  • idq responses as requested
  • case study 4 hrs
  • br webinar and study 4 hrs 

Ag update 3:15pm, 11:35pm finale

wow, the day is far gone and I have yet to do even one honest hour of billable work. And I keep finding lists on undone detrita. So here is an updated consolidated and prioritized list:

  • call jf re tonight's meeting DONE!
  • support CL DONE!
  • em and rm repts
  • br 4 hours - repost bdgt - rvw arrptng webinar -
  • case study 4 hours - reply to db’s question (costs) - check download workability - review software webinar - activate promo plan 1 billable hr on project but not these tasks
  • personal paperwork - file ins claims - pay bills - cancel npstr account
  • taxes - 2009 personal - 2008 corp (note to self: personal tax return is independent of the corporate and CAN be filed on time this year ... won't that feel good?:*)
  • certainly not a stellar day but I plowed through steadily and did not procrastinate. things certainly seem to be taking me a lot longer these days...sigh.

    Lucky CI

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

    Full makeup Smile

    Pakistan Corp contracts SmileChase contactsSmile
    Liverpool novations Smile
    E upgrade Smile
    ALL contracts on bible - In progress

    Print C postsSmile
    Writing Smile

    After work:
    Email/facebook/lj/forum - Part done
    Sort bike stuff
    Clear kitchen Smile
    Dog face wash
    Vitamins Smile
    Bird feeder
    Tomorrow's list
    Wash face/brush teeth/floss/clean contacts properly
    Email report
    Check in
    BED straight after check in

    Helen's Checkin

    Checkin Smile

    Check email Smile

    Tea Smile

    Check tasklist Smile


    Dressed, buy milk.Smile


    email MonaSmile

    Home insuranceSmile

    v pillow case returnSmile

    check eonSmile


    Library for interview/ CV books

    Photograph and clear 7 years worth of filing! 

    Voice recorder

    Wash up

    Finish CV lite (MIT)


    strike's mindfulness check-in 8.40

    Good luck today guys!

    Goal for the day: send one job application 

    1. write job application d
    2. send job app. d

    - called manager x (3 times, still no answer)
    - called manager y (2 times, no answer)

    Rexroth Check In

    Get up
    Check out papers and go out to Office

    That's it for the moment

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Update

    Office - official work settled
    Paid bill
    Set up internet account for paying bills in future as this dynosaur is slowly accepting that this might be easier
    Emailed brother re meeting up and news
    Exchanged emails with friend over utube clip
    Dealt with post
    Recorded message on phone too late to act on today
    Tidied and put clothes away

    Cook supper and clear up after
    Rest - I slept badly last night which was partially because of overeating

    Overall I feel I have done little that is of use and I still feel screamingly tense and there is really no reason that I should

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Check Out

    Above and
    Personal care
    Sorted footware
    Written journal
    Wrote up cash

    Go to bed and go to sleep

    Night Folks