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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reading for 3 hours. Will be

Reading for 3 hours. Will be back on 11:30 to state my progress.

prosick check in 6 pm

UGH. Since I finished the big "E." I can't seem to get myself to do anything else. It's even hard to get myself to THINK about what I need to do.

Email M.
Check contest
Email M&M link & quote

Prep order

Email about taxes -- DONE

Leave as early as possible to vet
11 am appt

Call Dr. P.

Send in order

4 pm appt

To Do soon - reminders so I don't forget
Call Vz
Call Dr. W.
Finish C.H.P. pano
Reorder biz cards
Wash blk sheets
Sal Check
Enter YBS with PP
Watch DVD & return to G.
Email D. about July trip -- DONE
Call US.A about com. tkt
Order G-Q.A.
Find HDMI-USB cable
Output MJF to comp



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

Crazybug afternoon CI

Well, my days are improving immensly between posting in the morning and checking in through the day. Now I need to start working on my evenings. Perhaps just writing them down for all to see will make me a little more accountable.

  • plan meals for week
  • play with DS
  • Clean bathroom and vacuum upstairs
  • make bed upstairs
  • Laundry
  • start thank you notes
  • go for walk with dog (most important!)

I have some other things I want accomplished but I think that they will be too much to accomplish.


Jules K is here.

I am here and with my HP's help I am willing to work on household tasks this afternoon.  (I do 15 minute bursts, followed by a 15 minute break.  It seems to work.)

Thanks all!



Journey 11:30 & update

I had a doctor's appointment this morning and just got to work half an hour ago. . . so, now I'm going to lunch!  8)   I'll be back in an hour or so with a todolist for the afternoon <grin>.  

Update 1:30 - here's my todo list:

  • Gym
  • Dr. appt.
  • Stop by HD
  • Check pressure in tires 
  • email
  • todo list
  • Project V - System 2 - ~ 2 hours
  • Call J about Project G - ~ 30 minutes
  • Project G - continue planning - ~ 1 hour (actually got past planning and started doing the actual work)
  • Calorie King - 10 minutes
  • Check balance - $$ for prescriptions - 10 minutes
  • Scary SSA form - just START the cover letter - 5 minutes (I finished the cover letter in like 3 minutes - why do I agonize over these simple things lol:grin:)
  • commute
  • PIck up prescriptions
  • dishes (DD is cooking dinner)

Update 4:40 - it's interesting that I was about to write that I hadn't worked very hard this afternoon, but that's not true, I worked for 2 hours on Project V, but I didn't make as much progress as I would have liked because I ran into an obstacle.  BUT, what I said I was going to do was work on that project for 2 hours and I did that, so yay.  a little perfectionism creeping in, causing me to feel bad even though I did what I said would do.  Food for thought.  N E way, on to Project G for the remainder of the afternoon.   I only have about 45 minutes left, as I am still committed to leaving on time, even though I came in late.   Hey I should really leave early to make up for coming in late, eh?

Update 5:36 did all the work tasks on my list, leaving only 6 minutes late.  Now just to make it home, eat dinner, and do the dishes, and the rest of the evening is free.   No classes at the gym in the morning so I'll decide whether to swim or do something else in the morning and I can get dressed then for whatever I feel like doing.  <waves>  




'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Rexroth Check In

Up late prayer and reflection
Washed up and tidyied up
Checked emails and post
Bath and hair etc
Researched info on web
Checked location and time of DA meeting this evening and how to get there

Final check on what I'm intending to speak about this evening
Get dressed and readly and go
Attend meeting and get home afterwards

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Been to DA meeting and gave chair and was reminded how grateful I am for recovery there and elsewhere
Home and read paper

Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


huma CI

  • pitch CC
  • get BVE ck
  • call PD re proposal
  • affiliate work
  • send gift certs out
  • call college
  • reports to John
  • prizes to BSSB
  • confirm GCC contract
  • OSV proposal

Scribbler CI

Hi, folks. Thanks to those who described challenging days yesterday. I had one myself. But, that was then. This is now. Onward:


  • Get up before 7, coffee, breakfast, paper, water plant (1 hour)
  • checkins (30 mins)


  • Query (1 hr)
  • Add 10 to CP db (1 hr) (out of time after 6)
  • Call 2 re: safekey (1 hr)


  • Deliver meals (2 hours)
  • Do 3 on CIO (3 hrs) (finished one, started two)


  • Dinner w/Kids (3.5 hrs)
  • Install GFI (1 hr)
  • Read, relax (1 hr)
  • Bed by 11 p.m 15 minutes late

That adds up to 15 hours, which sounds tight to me. However, those are large chunks of time, averaging about 1.5 hours,, so I have some built-in slop. I'd like to work in a walk or short run. We'll see how it goes. Hope all are well and getting better. Scribbler

Checkout: Didn't get any exercise in, didn't get my chore done and didn't get as much done on CIO or safekey as planned. It's a good idea not to over-scheduled, becuase the postiive jolt from checking everything off can easily carry into the next day and provide excellent motivation. I'll try to do it smarter tomorrow.  Now I'm 15 minutes late for bed. 'Night all. Scribbler.


kromer 8:50 CI

Yesterday I had a big experiment totally fail, which was kind of disheartening. But, everyone fails some times, the important thing is to pick myself back up.

Picking myself up from expt. failure:
*Carefully document what I did
*Talk to people in the lab about possible sources of error
*Clean up my bench
*Look for possible sources of error/ways to validate (on seqanswers forum) [working on this now]
*Email AR for more advice
*Call Illumina to ask about missing reagent, decide whether to order more supplies

And then some more things to keep moving forward on
*Send samples for histology
*Print out deacon list
*Take care of expts
*Make schedule for the week, get books and articles for trip
*Pack for trip
*Take care of garden

And I have some scheduled things as well: mtg 10-12, seminar 12-1

OK, right now I'm going to look on seqanswers forum...that will probably take up until the mtg. 

Crazybug CI

Didn't get nearly as far yesterday as I had hoped. Ran into quite a few snags in what I thought would be easy tasks. Also didn't get to personal/home tasks last night as I was laying on the floor nursing my back to prevent a full blown back issue.  I think it helped and it was fun to do nothing but read all evening.  But I have a bunch of things to get done tonight.  Anywho, that was yesterday...this is today.


- review article
- type up notes from Fri
- reverse files in old cabinet
- finalize cash flow report
- create invoices

- enter tax Id into QB
If time:
- migrate more pages


Started the day off pretty well today compared to usual.

potential energy 730

Hi Everyone

I am here to commit to sitting and writing reports.  But- need to say that I have to prioritize other stuff too.  My family left for vacation on Fri.  I should have been doing reports, but instead began a crazy do it yourself marathon.  Then I sent invitations for my son's birthday (productive reight?)  NO- I overlooked the fact that I planned it on father's day!  Now what do I do?  uggh-I could send out a second wave of invites-but have been putting it off in fear that it is too confusing 

Well, now to start report writing



Breakfast and coffee

Finish detailing slides for Proj 2

Send over to client 2

Thumbnails for client 1

Contact client 1 to talk about timing


Email correspondence

Fax names to WE Baum

Tuffl late CI


shower + breakfast + cleaning up

took down the laundry

took out the garbage

checked email



finish 1st par DONE !!! Smile

write par on SB - started (getting started has actually been quite a success here, so i'll give myself a smiley) Smile

write par on proM



(table 23, footnotes, sources for p1 done and rest)


email R DONE

text J DONE

letter to N

Lucky CI

Missed my train, waiting for a taxi to work for the fourth time in two weeks, can't afford this!


Prayer time

Full makeup


Finish S filing

Sort meeting

Performance review (Yikes! Prayers appreciated!)

Make holiday handover

Sort MSK contracts






Call DFH

Buy paint, primer and wallpaper paste

Buy bike wheel?

After work:

To pub for dinner and quiz

Tomorrow's list

Check in

Good Luck and Prayers Lucky!

'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

THANK YOU! Your prayers

THANK YOU! Your prayers obviously worked because I managed to scrape the grade I wanted :)

ndb check-in

Good morning! My list for today:

  • mop the kitchen
  • read progress-report A
  • read and comment on audit report
  • confirm reservation meeting room 18th
  • invitations for meeting 18th
  • deal with email (partly done)
  • process project meeting notes

    This morning is completely scheduled, so no problem to keep working; the challenge will be this afternoon!

    My 9am appointment was cancelled, so I'll have to do the work scheduled for that meeting on my own :-(. One additional task for the list:


  • overview E-mgt

    Phew! Only the kitchen floor left! AND I managed to clear some tasks that I had scheduled for later this week 8). Now imagine what I could have accomplished if I hadn't procrastinated for two hours after lunch :rolleyes:

    ndb check-out

    Yes!! I did it!! I cleared my entire list for today! :laugh: This forum rocks!!

    re Yes!! I did it!! I cleared my entire list for today

    Congratulations nbd!


    'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma