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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Welcome to Sunday!

Have a Higher Power proactive week!

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Serenity.  Courage.  Wisdom.


Agnus showing up

Have not even been here for so long I had to log-in again - surprised.  Guess time slipped away this last trip. I've been home since Thursday. Anyway this is Sunday night, a time for restarting my week, and one of my daily meditation books reminded me that I can re-start a 24-hour day at any moment. So I am prayed up, tooled up, ready for bed and my Step 10 planning for tomorrow. Good night for now, and then...bring it on, Monday!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land..." Psalm 16

Hi Agnus

"Prayed up, tooled up,"<-- love it

Lucky better late than never!

Go me for checking in at 10pm :DCheck in :)Laundry - In progressClear kitchenTomorrow's list

Kitty CI/CO

Today I'd originally planned to do a couple more things than are on the list below, but recognized upon waking that I needed to give myself a day off after having such a successful few days, my first days using the tools of PA.  I have learned that I time-binge.  This might not just be on a specific task--maybe it's when I get wrapped up in momentum over a couple days?  So I don't want to overdo it and get exhausted.  Therefore, a day off to reward myself.

  • Morning meditation done!
  • Workout/shower/dress done!
  • Pick up around house done!
  • Log off computer (no aimless surfing)! (did this!)
  • Relax, read, eat done!
  • Prayer and meditation done!

I commit to being at tomorrow's 8:30/7:30C telephone CI meeting.  See you there, and have a great Sunday.

lennon check-in

I plan to do some things today:

Post some Al-Anon literature for today, tomorrow, and Tuesday

Take my shower

Get Dressed

Get my clothes ready for tomorrow and Tuesday

Wash my sleep apnea stuff

Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

Have some prayer and meditation time.

I will let you know when it has been done

Vic 5/16

showing up here is my first act of deciding to let my higher power in.

PS Interesting tidbit I heard today: "Microbursts" are a characteristic of a nuclear bomb, ha ha, so I am going to think of that as do my "microbursts" and instead of thinking "why bother" I will think "power".

Really getting aware of my "computer time bingeing" . I am not doing it any more than before but with all the shares, I am getting out of denial.

Thanks for being here. 

tiptree CI 2 PM

to do:

- HL7L
X working w/ client - ack
X nack impl
-- v3 support
X parse msg type

- arch. issue
-- diagnose issue w/ < 1_000_000
-- test and commit

- 5 smaller items
-- titleless c. pub issue
-- drilldown robustness issue
-- folder robustness issue
-- group perms robustness issue
-- stick sess. q. issue

- home/personal
-- clean in office a bit
-- clean in bedroom by bed
X shave
-- read 1 ch. EIP
-- finish ch. in APUE
-- exercise/stretch
-- guitar
-- 10 pp. of MI
-- work on budget

I have to make up for

Got everything done except for those art assignments.  I hope I get them done tommorow.



brief  clean up

Make list of stuff to get at store

work on response answers Finished 6, only 4 more


drop off books at library

pick up heavy duty garbage bags + other things at store
Do this tommorow


cancel cc, apartment insurance, game sub
Call apt insur tommarow

clean place briefly

fininsh response answer

Make 3 collages for Art + begin landscape painting

Work out




plan & get ready for Monday


Journey 9:30

Happy Sunday!   I postponed the grocery shopping yesterday because of the sore foot so that's my MIT (most important task) for today.   Other than that I will probably try to get some work done, anticipating that I'll be able to be a little more active next week and I'll have some work hours "in the bank" if I want to leave early a couple days.


'Today you have the opportunity to handle those old situations in a completely new way.' -  Michael J. Emery

Thats rough.  I Hope it

Thats rough.  I Hope it heals fast.  If you are in great need of grocerys, I know that some deliver for people.

e's Sunday may 15 2010

I am having a strange time lately,making progress in one area and then binging on reading, eating, sleeping in another. I am finding that the weekday phone bridge has been immensely helpful to me, but that my willingness to work my program is low. For today I want to stay in the moment and reach out for help. I do not have to do this alone.

For now, I will get up and do one thing at a time: when I put those things in place I feel so much better.

bed, meds, bathe, swish and wash, laundry, dishes, 2nd meds and breakfast. For now,I only want to look at what is immediately in front of me so that I don't freak out about what is next.

to the chatroom....

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

fudoshin: checkin: 05.17.10

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


What does self-esteem mean for me?

  • coming on time for my appointments, 12 step meetings, job interviews, classes
  • getting seven hours of sleep at night
  • brushing my teeth, flossing, using listerine, endtufted brush at night
  • wearing clothes that look well when I leave the house, not dressing like a hippy or in my pajamas or in my houseclothes, nor in enormous shirts that have holes, nor using broken glasses.
  • brush teeth and use listerine immediately after breakfast
  • exercise once a day for at least half an hour
  • complete assignments by the class time that they are due, and submit them, if they are submittables
  • study for exams with adequate time before they occur
  • accept reality, accept that other people are happy in their own situations
  • pray to the higher power for acceptance
  • pray to the higher power to thank Hir for all I have received that is positive
  • listen to positive spiritual music
  •  sleep in my bed under the covers every night
  • Do not attempt to win people over who have indicated they are unavailable emotionally, geographically or physically.
  • avoid dating sites
  • avoid intriguing romantically
  • do not respond to anyone who is rude or inappropriate or abusive, i.e. protect yourself from these people by not engaging with them in any way.
  • pray to the higher power and connect with Hir daily
  • take care of myself with respect to food, exercise and dental hygeine prior to involving myself with others.
  • Not stalking people either online or offline, whom I have wished to date or have a romantic/sexual interest in.  That includes, but is not limited to Jon, Chris, Sirus, Juli, Jordan, Andrew, Max, Jason, Jonas, Mike.  That means not going to their webpage, not stalking them on chat programs, not googling them, not visiting their page on social networking sites.  Not visiting places where I expect them to be at, not walking by their house or instituting a driveby, not going to their town and expecting to find them by cruising or visiting likely places where they'd be.
  • brushing my hair and wearing gel before I leave the house
  • avoid leaving inappropriate emails and messages for celebrities

Rexroth Check In

Woke coughing.

Nothing but a bit of thinking

Stay in bed and get better. Plan my future which I can now do.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Got up prayer and reflection
Washed up tidyied up cleared up etc
Checked emails
Phoned and emailed friends and brother
Looked up some household things I want to buy
A bit of planning for the future but not written down I can't stand yet another list

Write journal
Some playing of the web
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Melin Check-in

Clean desk

Plane tickets

Write essay assignment

Plan lesson Sw.


Speaking sch.





Plan tomorrow

Pack bags for tomorrow 

Plan next week

Take notes on how I spend my time

Helen's CI


email J DONE

Teeth  DONE

Bath (quick dip) DONE

hypnosis (yes I have actually brought a hypnosis tape to make housework easier! how desperate is that ? ;)) DONE

 task lists DONE

Sort out study in time for meeting DONE

Meeting DONE




Hypnosis  (cat interrupted 1st hypnosis session) DONE

Paint wall * 1(really ! I mean it!)DONE IT HAS BEEN YEARS !!!!!!!!

sweep hall DONE

hand laundry DONE

1 bowl of washing up DONE 

kitchen floor DONE

email C DONE



can't believe i clicked sth by mistake and all got delete

sleep (as it's very very late/early) and wake up whenever



run and grab second dinner

try to finish at least 50% of math pack and read parts of dracula in between breaks (try to finish as much as i can of the book)

rework dracula essay in case teacher asks for it tomorrow

compile math questions for tutorial

most importantly to aim to go to bed by 11.15 regardless of whether or not the above work is done or the next day an pretty much rest of the week will be f****d.

stay away from the internet at all costs unless it's for PA check-ins.

stay away from stupid people who distract me and eat away my time.

minimise interaction with people around me in general until i get basic stuff sortd out.

check out the PA meeting.

re: stay away from stupid people

Always a good plan!  :grin:  That made me lol.   Good luck today!


'Today you have the opportunity to handle those old situations in a completely new way.' -  Michael J. Emery

Internet addiction

Perhaps you could lock the Internet off for periods of time? Sure, you are not a child so you could always choose to unlock it but sometimes I find myself on the Internet or doing something else to avoid my tasks without really being consious that I chose to do it. It is a bit like sleep walking. Maybe you could ask someone else to set it up so it is locked past 11pm?


Here are some links to free computer lock software

Time Lock

Lock down software

Maximum PC Security

- lock down your system like never before. Have total control over your computer

Exercize total control over your computer with the following security options: Explorer Control, File Lock, Folder Lock, System Lock, Internet Lock, Shortcut/Program Lock, Restricted System, Window Lock, intruder Detection with Alarm, Flexible and complete password protection and Drag and Drop support. A very powerful and easy to use protection utility. 


Check in for Sunday

1. Accounting HW 2 hours

2. MUS essay 3 hours

3. Organise stat notes, calendar and study. 2 hours

4. If there is time do some Accounting study.

Big challenge today, I am hopeful that I can rise to meet it, wish me luck! 

Relapsed. Hard. This

Relapsed. Hard. This occurred due to an unforseen break in my schedule. I put off doing a timed quiz online earlier in the week and luckily just remembered to check when it was due. It was Sunday night. After comlpeting it, I slacked off for hours then went to bed. None of my scheduled tasks were completed. None. I woke up the next morning did as much homework as I could and handed it in incomplete (again). I've been doing a lot of reading on procrastination lately and with so much generic advice (some saying just start working now! others saying accept it theres nothing you can do). I refuse to believe I cant change. I am considering at this moment walking up to the free counselling building in my university. Yet, I am totally unsure if this will be a practical help seeing its quite late in the semester. Thoughts anyone?

Movingalong checks in.

Hello all.

Working on recovery.

Some regress. Some progress.

Always hope.

-- movingalong

This reminds me of what a

This reminds me of what a great motivational speaker once told me "its better to die hopeful than live hopeless" - have a productive Sunday movingalong.

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