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Friday, 9 July 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010
Hello !

Welcome to Friday !

Let's move forward, one step at a time !

Agnus showing up

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

Rexroth Check In Again?

Don't know where my first post went. I'm sure I wasn't insulting anyone. Maybe I did not push the right button.

Up prayer and reflection - tired and a bit fedup
Checked emails
Made decision to go abroad for a while and booked air ticket and insurance and downloaded visa forms
Wondered if I had done the right thing
Dealt with post
Spent time writing an email to friend

Finish writing email to friend
Tidy up kitchen
A bit of action on travel abroad

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above but I can't do much in the kitchen as the sink is blocked
Sent email to friend
Prayed and reflected

Go to bed and maybe sleep. It is hot in London town tonight

Night Everyone


disappearing post

That's happened to me a couple of times.   I think I forgot to hit the "post" button! 

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

So not just me good

Thanks journey glad to know it is not just me.




clement ci

have a break at work. real break. stuff is running, and i have to wait for it.

want to have quiet time, but do not want to get distracted for hours. Today is my only day to work with G.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Scribbler: Checkin and Wreckin

Planning to destroy my to-do list today. Well, maybe. Lot of question marks. I still have three boys still asleep after a very late night playing video games. Have to get them back home at some point. Have a new assignment with a short deadline to get underway, and I have to do something about this poison ivy. I tried a highly recommended over the counter remedy last night, with no discernible effect. So maybe a doc-in-the-box today for a steroid shot. Anyway:


  • Get up before 7 (missed this again; stayed up too
    late last night)
  • Coffee, paper
  • Take supplements
  • Water plants
  • Checkins


  • Send query
  • Add 5 to CP db
  • Add 5 to music db
  • Email 5 re: music
  • Reply to Carousel, Held
  • Do Masters10 interviews at 10 
  • D/o boys at 11


  • Healthy lunch
  • Check on bank acount
  • Call 3 on deadbiz article
  • Get doc-in-the-box to look at poison ivy (?) (holding off for now, see if other remedies work)
  • Do 4 on CIO
  • Exercise - weight lifting
  • Send Darter refi info


  • P/U kids at 5
  • Have fun w/kids
  • Music - find music for Leon and GL songs
  • Practice set list
  • Bed by 11



It was a somewhat productive week, at least more than the last one.

4:30am: wake/hygene

5:15: commute to work

6:30: coffee & plan day

8:30: Write some tickets

10-11: Print papers and stop by tutor.  If this isnt done before 12:30, then stop by tutoring place before, or email papers to get revised

1pm or 2pm:Design job

5pm: commute home

6pm: shower/workout

8pm: dinner & movie

9:30: work a bit on buisness cards and other design homework

10-11: meditate/Hygene/sleep

Ended up helping a friend out with his buisness. didnt get stuff done.

Journey 9 am & update!

Drove my mom's old car this morning since mine's in the shop.   96 Crown Vic.  It's a sweet ride.  

I seem to be getting a slow start this morning . . . I'm feeling sorta vague and spacey this morning.  (evidenced by posting this on yesterday's thread to start with!) *snaps out of it*.  Back with todo list shortly.

WOOT!  Just logged on to NEXTMD to get the results of yesterday's chest X-ray, and no more pnuemonia!  Back to the gym on Monday . . of course I'll take it slow to start with.


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

Journey 10:30 & updates & co

Wow, I'm quite slow today.   Maybe I did goof a *little*, reading the news online and stuff, but I've pretty much been working for 2 hours here, just not getting alot done!  Maybe a second cuppa coffee would be in order today.  Anyway, here's my list!

  • Help T with server problem
  • Planning  
  • Reset pw - 5 minutes
  • Ask L for help with P - I *hate* asking for help! - ~ 1 hour? 
  • Do requests for E - 2 hours
  • Do E on the test system - 1 hour
  • Prepare E on system X - 1 hour
  • Time Sheet
  • Email D about P next weekend 
  • Emails from J & voice mail from s - figure out what I need to on Monday
  • Project V - research outstanding problem with G - ~ 30 minutes?
  • Vitamins - 5 minutes
  • Quiet time - 10 minutes
  • Budget tracking - 5 minutes
  • Filing - 5 minutes
  • Reminder email to B about R - and send examples - 30 minutes 
  • Project V - work on D downloads if time
  • Commute & Pick up dinner - 1.5 hours
  • No chores tonight, it's friday night! - 0!

 All right, I'll reset my passwords, then go for coffee and when I come back I WILL call L and ask for help with P.   I do not want to do this.  I hate asking for help.   I hate making phone calls.   But I WILL do it and I'll report back when it's done. Undecided

8)  I did it!  I have an appointment with him at 2:30, which will require another phone call but I'm committed now!

UPDATE 5:35 not too bad today

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

kromer 8:40 CI

Lots of work today!

Scheduled: mtg 1-3, youth program 4:45-10ish.

MITs (need to get through all of these):
*Finish sample prep
*Email S and RH and EW, look up number of divisions and email DP
*m. orders
*mail bday card for IA

Other tasks (not going to do all of these, will do whichever seems most appealing):
*If bands: do RT; if not: look at VAD slides (did the RT!)
*Figure out how to interp. bioanalyzer results
*Email M with expt details
*Order primers
*Clean bathroom

OK, I'm going to do next step of sample prep now, then I'll work on the emails during incubation time

Vic 7/9

Show up (done) Loved the starter, so friendly, makes me "want to show up"

Read a good definition of the word "responsibility" . That word is not one I use for myself because it brings up too much shame. I use he word consitency instead of disipline.  I do not have a sustitute for the R word, however by daily showing up I am definitely regaining my ability to respond.

 "In order to turn your issues around, you have to take RESPONSIBILITY.

What does it REALLY mean to be responsible? A person who is responsible has the ABILITY to
RESPOND. In other words, if you take
response-ability for your procratination, then yourday is not determined solely by what
happens; it's also determined by how you RESPOND to what happens. 
A responsible person is not a victim to their
How you respond to circumstances today WILL determine your circumstances tomorrow. Youcan turn sour grapes into a fine wine. Progress not perfection. I am not where I want to be but I am not where I was.

Viktor Frankl

that reminds me of what Viktor Frankl is famous for writing. He survived the nazi concentration camps and witnessed the worst of what human kind has to offer, but also, at times, the best of what human kind has to offer.

And he wrote that other people can take a great deal from you, but they can never take away your choice of how to respond.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Lovely Book

I read it so many years back and just told a fellow member of another group about it.....phenomenal

As is "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse