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Friday, May 18th, 2010

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Good morning everyone! 

Let's start this weekend off right! :)



prosick ci 2:46 pm

No time! ahh!!!

Order prints for next week

Plant AJS & LE
Trsfr CJ
Move 2 loads
Clean kitty water & other kitty things

Pack for weekend -- ALMOST DONE I THINK
Refill travel containers -- DONE
Go to B. L.
Car Wash

Water plants
Pack coolers
Pack last minute stuff
Shower earlier rather than later (by 2 pm would be nice)


Watch DVD

To Do soon - reminders so I don't forget

Call Dr. W.
Sal Check
Enter YBS with PP

Order G-Q.A.



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

agnus showing up

Thanks for getting me laughing today - I'd be crazy otherwise on 4 hours of sleep since Wednesday morning...

I just got off one intense conf call and am taking an intentional "balk-break" before jumping onto another one already in progress where they "need", I am feeling very resistant to how "needed" I am!  Once upon a time that made me feel important so I encouraged it. But at this stage of my life and PA recovery I find it is a huge pain, and the source of much of my resistance and demand-sensitivity.

sigh...oh well, at least most of it this day is billable...;-)

"Routine is the shark cage that lets me swim safely in the real world."  Anonymous

Friday Allready

This week went by so quickly and thats a shame becuase I have to go to school on Monday. 





Pay tuition, either online or at school

Work on project



look into getting CS5

call up friend- cant find phone charger


Scribbler May 28 check-in

Another nearly sleepless night last night. It's probably connected to an antidepressant I'm trying to quit. I suspected cold turkey is not the way to go. Back on it at reduced dosage for awhile. I need my sleep! Yesterday had poor work productivity but I'm trying to focus on today, not the past. So, the sked:


  • get up, drink coffee, read paper
  • post to checkins (briefly, don't write any long essays)
  • take medicine
  • physical therapy session
  • draft lowcost (trying to do this for three days, it's a several-hours-long project)


  • File lowcost
  • Pick up kids at school


  • Have fun with kids
  • Bed by 11 p.m.

Basically, I have put all available wood behind one arrow -- the lowcost project -- in hopes of completing it today. Will let you know how it goes. Scribbler

Later ... well, it's not going as well as it might. I've accomplished a number of things today, but I have not and most likely will not complete the lowcost project, since I have to pick up the kids from school in 20 minutes. The cause unquestionably is procrastination. I feel the demandresistance like a boat anchor around my neck. Actually, that's overstating it. I've made some progress on the project, probably 25 percent of what I hoped to get done today. Still, it's disappointing. I'll keep trying. 

Stefinle CI


Bike ride

Shower/br teeth

Get dressed

Eat yogurt

Call Ron

Take book to the library 

Call Debra

Finish watching season finale


Wow, stefinle!

Way to go!

huma CI

Great thread pic Mama Cat! Laughing

  • switch hosting
  • call ngrid
  • PD proposal
  • pending
  • report to SM
  • email RB about dinos
  • get TOSS artwork
  • write article
  • call aunt
  • remind N to get pics up
  • call for appt with web prospect
  • vacuum
  • organize mail on table

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

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

Crazybug 9:13 CI

Since starting here at AP I've had some of the most productive...and consequently....happy days that I can remember. I'm realistic enough to know that the 'new' will wear off of this experience after a while, but I'm going to ride the positive wave while I can!Cool

Over the past few days I've had a lot of success with 'Timeboxing' i.e. 15 minute 'rounds' of work followed by 5 minutes of rest. Rinse, repeat. So, I'll continue with what works and follow that plan again today.

List of to dos (not in any particular order):

- contact about ip

- contact IT about ip

- backup

- call about conf phone

- cclean

- figure out text wrapping

- determine CTA on homepage

- make progress on bug in subpage

- flesh out services and solutions

Kitty Online CI

Today's goals:

  • Morning prayers done!
  • Breakfast/Bath/Get dressed done!
  • 7:30CT Phone Meeting done!
  • 8:00CT Talk done!
  • Yoga done!
  • 11:30CT Phone CI done!
  • Call J
  • Call T done!
  • Schedule inspection done!
  • 4 apps done!
  • 4:30CT Phone CI
  • Stretch
  • Evening meditation

kromer 8:50 CI

Last couple days were not great, but today I think can be better.

Scheduled: seminar 12-1 (heading to this now), youth group 6-10.

*Start Dmc1 expt (1 hr) (seminar went late so timing doesn't work out for me to do this, instead will need to do tomorrow or Sunday)
*Write up where I want to be by end of summer 
*Check on expts
*Finish VAD plots, document (1 hr) (have made decent progress, trying to finish this up now)

*Bug LT and LL about expts
(30 min)
*Pre-reg (1 hr)

Other tasks:
*Orders & figure out supplies (mostly done w/ this, a little more to do)
*Make a plan going forward for EA's expt (1 hr)
*Deacon stuff (1 hr)
*Talk to MC/read about bacterial expression system(1 hr)

OK, I'll start the day by doing pre-reg, finishing VAD plots, and bugging LT and LL.

Heading to the chatbox now.

Journey 8:30 Still on vacation yay!

Well, yesterday I only did about half the stuff on my list which was due to poor planning rather than procrastination.   I have gotten in the habit of making a schedule based on my todo list, which functions as a sanity check.  I didn't do that yesterday and it showed!  But anyway, I feel good about yesterday because I stayed busy all day and didn't procrastinate.   I did some work and had some fun too.  So here's today's list.  I normally make my todo list on another tool but since I'm off work I'm doing it here!

  • Swim and/or other exercise DONE
  • marinate pork chops DONE
  • 1 load Laundry DONE
  • Dinner and Dishes DONE
  • Check work email and start the restore jobs DONE
  • Time Sheet for work  DONE 
  • Clean out car DONE
  • 10 minutes of filing DONE
  • Find the SSA form again  DONE
  • Organize kitchen junk drawer Worked on this but didn't finish
  • Straighten & dust desk and bedroom DONE
  • Vacuum Bedroom (can postpone if needed due to added task) DONE
  • start on menus & grocery list for next week DONE
  • finish looking thru the Bon Appetit cookbook Worked on this but didn't finish
  • fill up spray bottles DONE
  • flowers DONE
  • June budget pay bills for June 1 DONE
  • Stop by credit union DONE
  • added: pick up car DONE
    I think we can call this a CTDL - a completed to do list !  (pats self on back)

    Good night all! 


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

    Potential Energy830

    Instead of allowing procrastination to ruin my life, today I hope to unleash the hidden powers of procrastination.  I plan to resist telling off my boss.  I will resist eating in excess.  I will resist buying the extremely expensive outdoor carpet that I want.  I will resist leaving work until all of my work is finished. 

    love your attitude

    Hi PE,


    i think that's a great attitude! make the best of everything! Smile i really have to keep this in mind.

    ((Potential Energy))

    Sorry, but that's gotta be one of the best CIs ever.  Laughing  Also reminds me that you can use one "must do today" task to procrastinate with another "must do today" task.

    Killer, dude

    This is an excellent concept! It's like knot-tying with mobius strips. Everything's connected, man. You just have to pull the right string. Pass the joint...Thanks. Very helpful perspective. Scribbler

    agnus rofl!


    tuffl CI

    Thanks for starting the thread Mama_Cat!

    breaking down my tasks for today:


    CI done


    check facts for par1 sec1
    done - decided par1 is not really necessary so i'll leave it out to keep things precise & as short as possible

    short outline1

    write par1

    read & modify par before (T10!)

    read & modify par1

    short outline2

    write par2

    make table A2 ("reward" when i've accomplished the writing - doesn't need much thinking & i can listen to some music while doing it)

    read & modify par1 sec2

    check facts for par2

    write par2

    sum ch2

    email to R

    email S

    Being Productive today

    I have been productive this morning, it is a good feeling- procrastination does not have me "in hand" today. :)

    -Breakfast, coffee

    -12 step literature

    -call mum

    -write M & S

    -hair, makeup, dress up 

    -other morning routines, news, mails, social networks. 


    - bath

    -sort stuff in kitchen

    -sort clothes at least 10 minutes

    -take care of flowers


    Have a good day all

    In recovery




    -When I look into the future, it is so bright it burns my eyes ~ Oprah Windfrey