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Wednesday 5 May 2010

Beginning my Paper

I'm going to write sentences on my paper, non-stop, for ten minutes.

Good For You

I think I will follow suit as I have an assignment due tommorrow.Cry

I wrote for 7

I wrote for 7 minutes.

I'm going to go to the bathroom now. WHen I return, I will write for ten more minutes.

Okay I'm going to write for

Okay I'm going to write for ten more minutes

I wrote for ten more

I wrote for ten more minutes.

I'm going to take a break and say hi to my friend.

Then I'm going to write for ten more minutes.

Okay, I'm back. For 30

Okay, I'm back. For 30 seconds I'm going to look at my paper outline.

I'm going to write about

I'm going to write about this part for two minutes.

I wrote about it for five

I wrote about it for five minutes.

 Now I am going to keep writing for 6 more minutes.


Thanks so much for being here!!!

I couldn't have done it without this forum!!



That was great! It's so clear that coming back, working in short stints, and having a forum to show up to worked miracles! Congratulations!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

e's Cinco de Mayo, 2010

And what a beautiful day it is! It has been a day of indulging myself with good things, but it is time to pick up and get some things done before I go to my meeting tonight.Bold equals completed

up by 7:30, bed, 1st meds, shower, swish and wash. 1st load of laundry, make breakfast *ate breakfast out, 2nd meds by 8:30 * second meds at 11:00. 8:30 phone check in. meal plan, shift laundry, begin paperwork. MIT that I did not do today was to print out the transactions I need for taxes. That is the MIT for tomorrow. I will be damned if I don't have them finished by Saturday!

Tomorrow I will help a friend and get a walk in. 1 phone errand - set up dental appointment. Check in with pharmacist on other medication coverage if I have time. dust, vacuum. Must be at the meeting by 6:30 to greet this month, so dinner should be cooked early. Gnochi with lemon artichoke pesto and arugula salad. Grill portabella mushrooms. Cantalope cut up for supper. soaking lentils for tacos. 

Before I go to my meeting I would like to wash my hair, fold and put away clean clothes, make gnochi and grill veggies. I completed my time sheet this morning, which was the most urgent task. I also spent some wonderful time with my sister and family, got out in the sun, had a lovely walk with a friend and her animals, and enjoyed having the yard picked up by someone else. A grand day. This evening my schedule should go like this:

4:45-5:00 paperwork printing

5:00-6:00 wash hair and cook, set table,1st set of dishes.

 make a call to D. Text J. 

6:20 leave for meeting to be a greeter. Meeting over at 8:15. Walk home. 9-10: do paperwork in front of the television, check email, etc.

10-11:00 last call dishes, brush teeth, face, plan shopping list for meal tomorrow. (invite Megan and family for dinner tomorrow night? Hot spot the dining room for tomrrow's paperwork. 

Lights off for walk at 8:00 tomorrow morning. 



Success is not final, failure is not fatal

Prosick Check in 1:46 pm

UGH. I don't want to do ANYTHING today. I feel horrible. Yuck.

-Call M.
-Make appt w/ Dr. M -- CALLED AND LEFT MSG
-Call D.
-Call GJ.
-Call Dr. W
-start to repack for weekend -- DID A LITTLE, STARTED A LOAD OF LAUNDRY
-finish watching DVD
-plt at least one thing -- DID TWO


LookAtYourselfAndWhatYourDoin'RightNow-StandBackAMinuteJustToCheckYourselfOut-StraightenOutYourLifeAndHowYou'reLivin'EachDay-JustKeepYourEyesOnThePrizeAndYourFeetFlatOnTheGround-MJ's "Keep the Faith"

tiptree CI

- finish work on sess. bug
- demoable HLL implemented pre-meeting
- test HLL w/ several msgs
x pay bills
- clean some more in my office (1/4 - 1/2 hr)
- practice guitar
- read 25 pp. of JT
- read 1 ch. of EIP
- buy card
x change 401k percentage
- stretch/exercise
x fix urgent production bug
x ack, work on 2nd urgent bug that was just reported

Journey noon

Late check in today, and also got a bit of a late start this morning due to dropping off daughter's car at the shop.  Again.   They told us last month that her a/c compressor had gone out but I had to wait until I had the moolah to get it fixed, so took it back today.  Barely had time to grab a bite of breakfast and change out of gym clothes before a 2 hour conference call at 10.   *whew*  so now it's lunchtime and I still haven't made my todo list for the day lol.

Gonna eat lunch and plan the rest of the day.  Later!


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

Jules K CI

Hello all!  Julie here, compulsive procrastinator.

Just for today I will be willing to go to any lengths to not procrastinate.

Got a lot done on my list yesterday.

Todays list:

2 thank you notes.  15

AM routine  2 hrs

Pay Xcel 200.00  15

Rework my master to-do list  30

Clean kitchen just for 30 mins.

Sort papers 15 minutes

Convert app/resume to PDF  15

Send in blind application   15

Bedroom and clothes 30

Thanks!!  Julie


Vic 5/5

Show up (done)

Chatbox helped me focus yesterday, will try again today.

GeorgeSmiley, 5/5/10, 8:48 AM + Update 6:42 PM

I've been up since 2 and not getting much done.

But I've gotten some things done.

I've got 1.5 - 1.75 hours to do more.

Focusing on Project MR


Update -- 6:42 PM

Got some stuff done. Not as much as I could have. And I'm beat for the day.




Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church (1948-2009)

The Hero's Code: Show Up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.

CL daily overcoming

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:) 30min quiet time
15min rdy
10min dailies
10min work plan
:) work hard.
:) tt
:D p
:) 20min wko

the touch of the master's hand:

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

huma CI

Though I have been fairly active the last few days, I feel like I've not gotten some of my long-term top priorities worked on. Today is for catching up on a few things that have slipped, and getting myself ready for a very proactive Thursday.

  • gym
  • bill BSSB
  • upload BSSB video
  • bring BSSB CD of vids
  • call John re site
  • PHP proposal
  • call JD re putting him in proposal
  • download software
  • call Pam
  • web ad
  • call Lisa re videos
  • bills
  • TDC 1
  • call 5 important clients
  • proposal 1 out
  • proposal 2 out

"A year from now, you may wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese proverb

hope4meandu check-in 8;35AM

Hey All,

Procrastinated and watched tv last night instead of cleaning refrigerator.

Have guests comnig Friday night, have major cleaning and really can't take this procrastinating anymore. Don't want to leave it all for one day, as is my usual. Realizing I have to find a way to constructively deal with my depression.

Also became aware of 2 amends I need to make, but it is beyond me at how I will do this and it's upsetting me what I did, how come in never bothered me before and how to apologize.

Here's my stupid list:
-clean the fridge
-give my girl a bath
-clean kitchen
-work on buying curtains (very cheaply)
-getting dining room table and chairs (very cheaply)
-dusting each room
-washing the floors
-food shopping
-bake ch

Why can't I just to one thing a night?

Anyway, wishing everyone an HP-inspired day!!

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

kromer 8:10 CI

Met with a friend this morning at 6:30 for was great, we'll see how today goes after that. I'm hoping to make this a regular habit, at least for the next week or so.

Scheduled for today: seminar 10-11, dinner w/ postdoc candidate 6-8, bible study or dancing 8:30-10ish

MITs for today:
*Analyze half of biosensor data (will do this soon)
*Get mother's day card+mail
*Work 1 hr on biosensor report
*Analyze RT data and add to presentation

*Finish rough presentation (except for biosensor data part) (have made good progress on this)

Other tasks:
*Email JA
*Get psets ready to return
*Check on expts

OK, right now I'm going to start with the presentation. I'm going to use time-logging and the chatbox to keep myself on track.

Hope-Faith CI 7:15

Hi all today,

Agnus checking in

So, this is what morning feels like?  Interesting... I have lots to do today and started by procrastinating getting up, as I hit the snooze for a total of 35 minutes. Why do I always think I can catch up the time later?  Insanity (Step 2). God help me!

  • Step 11 DONE!
  • shower/dressDONE!/stretching
  • Sponsor call DONE!
  • breakfast
  • working by 7:20
  • Send C the EM proposal for wbnr
  • Sponsee call 815
  • read primer docs
  • id selections and placements
  • assign editing
  • 1pm salon appt (eat lunch enroute)
  • M and V catch-up
  • EM correspondence
  • EM ppt
  • 6pm walk dog
  • 630 dinner with J
  • 8pm meeting
  • "My boundaries enclose a pleasant land..." Psalm 16

    tuffl check in

    Hi, I'm late for my check in but now I'm here.

    my list for today:

    - check in at about 10 am (done)

    - check DM06, BD06, LOW04, BD09, DS06 & finish work on 1st part of
    paragraph 'global HSM'

    - (lunch)

    - start paragraph 'dist' (inc gs, dem size, regs)

    - once I've got that far: think about what comes next = continue to-do list in the afternoon and get done some more



    - scan book & return (anytime when I feel I need to do something
    else - or after my job)(see if i'll do this on the way home, too)

    - cancel HSS (afternoon - during job)

    - write e-mail to J. (afternoon - during job) (done)

    - shopping (will do it on the way home)


    other things done:

    - been to the bank

    BAD day

    i had a really bad day today. i thought i'd get the first half page done and another half page written but succeeded in neither. wasted the morning. tried to get back on track in the afternoon but i just wouldn't. plus i got unexpected extra time today to work. this is depressing. it's only half a page. i'm very down now because i really tried to get working, taking it in small steps, sitting in front of my pc trying to think hard what to write and get the facts. but still, no output. ::sad::

    ok, trying to focus on positive things: I DID do some work on the first half page, although mainly rewriting some things so they'd get clearer. i wrote the email. (i've just set myself the task to write one email to friends each day to not lose contact for weeks and months and eventually years.) and now i will at least print out the form to cancel membership in HSS. i hope tomorrow will be better!


    I find that I used to get down on myself on days like that, but after being here a while, I am beginning to start to feel myself going down the wrong path and will pull myself back in here. One thing that I have found very effective is to work in small chunks using a computer timer like Instant Boss. If I get on a roll with work I can keep going, but the timer catches me up if I get off track.

    Good job showing up here when you're have a hard day!

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal

    Rexroth Check In

    Woke this morning feeling a bit better and with some more energy. So a long list which I'll do my best to complete.

    Up prayer and reflection
    Bath wash hair and personal care
    Checked posts and emails

    Put few bits of stuff away left over from yesterday
    Clean kitchen appliances including outside of cooker
    Clean kitchen floor again
    Vacuum landing and stairs
    Clean bedsit floor
    Out food shopping

    There are a few other bits but that will do for now. It is better for me to have a short list that I finish.

    Regards Rexroth

    Rexroth Check Out

    Above except bedsit floor and
    Two long phonecalls
    Cleaned inside of cooker which I had been putting off for years - it needs a bit more tomorrow as stuff was burned on

    Prayer and refelction
    Bed and sleep

    Night Everyone


    strike 8.30 am

    First day at the office! Going to start calling clients in a moment. I'm nervous but I have a good feeling. Need your support today, and lot of hugs :)

    I have....


    Hi today I have you back. Keep us updated. Good Luck you will do a super great job.


    Hi strike

    Hi strike

    Support and huggs on their way

    You can do it


    good luck!

    hi strike,


    you'll be doing fine! :-)

    Good Luck Strike!!!

    Thoughts, hugs and prayers!! We're with you!!

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

    strike support

    Have a great day! Your enthusiasm is contagious!

    hugs, e

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal

    Lucky CI

    Trying out a new-style tasklist where I don't write down the more routine things (to make it seem shorter!)

    Before work:
    Up by 6am Smile
    Clear kitchen Smile
    Shower Smile

    Courier termination Smile
    Minutes Smile
    E's archiving
    S stuff (notebook)Smile
    PDFs for T

    Check tour signup & post Smile
    Copy & laminate recipe cards Smile
    Check finances & do any urgent sorting
    Get cash
    See J re phone cover
    Pack giftwrap and tote Smile

    After work:
    Buy gold paper, tights, evaporated milk, bday card, cellophane, ribbons Smile
    Try on dress
    Make start on cleaning house


    Well,that was okay. Especially given I did a fair bit of stuff that was NOT on there. :)