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Friday July 23 2010

A "little" behind schedule

5:27: Did I say 1:20 PM? Apparently I was slightly off. But the two reports are history. They were bears, as expected, but at least they are in my rear view mirror now. I have been decompressing for about an hour. Trying to find fresh motivation to press on for a while. Obviously won't make my theoretical goal of 20 cases today, but so be it.

Goal: 5:30 - 7:30 PM: 6 cases in 2 hours, then out of here. 

4s gratz!

 Remember to celebrate your successes, building on that feeling of success is how we heal.   If we accomplish something and then say to ourselves, 'well, that's not good enough and I'm a terrible person' , it's like punishing success and doesn't inspire more hard work.  But if you reward yourself for every success, it leads to more success!


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

friday jul 23 - day 2


1.  mtg at 12 p.m. be at office by 11:45. leave by 11:15

2.  revise letter on dr e and dr s

3.  call dr for dr. r

4.  ck email/vcml in ealy a.m. ; ck at 11 a.m.; ck at 3 p.m.; ck at 7 p.m.

5.  1 hour billing

6.  exercise  1/2 hour; did 15 min

7.  arrange play date for son

8. call j.c follow up

9. call vivian follow up

10. email docs to dr. c

11. email docs to irina and copy mother

12. set up appt with dr c-h




Vic 7/23

 Show up (done)

Grateful that PA and the people my HP sends me keep me from giving up.

Off the (balance) beam

11:14 AM: I feel like I am the little black cat in the starter cartoon today. Arrived at work to find my division chief working on two of my overdue reports, large ones I had been shying away from. Embarrassing. Also received two emails about other delayed reports. It feels like 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Well, have to climb back up and get some work done, starting with the two overdue reports I assured my division chief I would take care of immediately as I requested them back. Humbly, since I have plenty to be humble about.

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM: One overdue report.

12:20 - 1:20 PM: Second overdue report. 

Back around 1:20 PM.



Tried to post yesterday and lost my post.

I had to learn the hard way (and am reminded daily) humble" is "on the beam" not off. (even though does not feel like it)

Some good quotes I have when I am overwhealmed from my favorite W, C.:

" If you're going through hell, keep going.  "

" It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. "

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. "

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. "

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. "

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam. "
Winston Churchill

((4)) sending kind regards & prayers your way

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥


Thanks, hope4meandu! Best of luck with your job prospect. In my humble opinion, you have to do what is best for you.

hope4meandu check-in (10:25AM)

Hi all,

Thanks Lucky, cute starter!!

Mad at myself, I had the perfect opportunity, because my boss is going on vacation for 2 weeks and he was telling me how bad business is and throwing in the towel, etc., and I could have told him that I'm looking, but I just couldn't do it. I felt it would kind of crush him and I couldn't. Maybe it would be better when he gets back.

The only thing is I have a somewhat promising interview on Monday and I fear that they would want me, if I get it, sooner than 2 weeks or by 2 weeks and he won't be back for 2 weeks, so I'm fretting. I pray that it works out for the best for all involved.

At home I want to:
-clean oven
-clean kitchen
-load of laundry
-work out for 10 minutes

Hope you all have a non-procrastinating day!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

ScottY CI

I actually got up early enough to work out first thing, instead of at lunch or after work.  That felt great!  I have several high priority projects that all need attention, but I plan to focus on the one or two that are truly HIGHEST priority today.

My plan for today:

Study scriptures


iPad app work

RD project

brainstorm re future work

bills work

get HP volunteer

Lefkoe work

Journey 9 am & update

Good morning!  I've been to the gym, and I have my coffee and breakfast, now for todo list.  Today will be all about Project M. 

  • Exercise
  • Planning
  • Quiet time
  • U install
  • Build directories for  4 servers 
  • Build  4 servers
  • Build directory for next 4 servers if time
  • Tm - find paperwork for reimbursement
  • Project M meeting
  • filing
  • vitamins
  • email to DECU
  • timesheet
  • FSA
  • respond to M2 email
  • two bills


1 pm finished the U install, it took longer that I thought it would (of course!).  Now to start on the servers, I have to determine space requirements now which is hard and I'm procrastinating starting on it . . .so checking in to get motivated again!

Update 4:30 Why do I feel guilty about not volunteering for a fire warden role in the new building . . .I've done it for 4 years, it's someone else's turn!  But anyway, I finally sent the email, I've put off sending the email for two weeks. 

Building servers now, while scripts run I can do the admin tasks that are still on y list.


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Work on getting rid of old papers
Phone call from friend
Out and delivered package, shoped for boat shoes and collected medicine
Checked medicine, checked boat shoes
More work on paper disposal
Read mail and emails

Pay bill and post it
Check which of two copies of a book is defective and throw it out
Look at other books for getting rid of
Bath and wash hair
Go out to see friend this evening

That's it folks


Rexroth Check Out

Above and returned from being out with friend a few moments ago at 11.30 (well past my bedtime)
Listened kindly to friend who is suffering at the moment
Sorted out books for getting rid of and packed them for the book bank tomorrow

I'm grateful for today. I've done a lot and been kind to someone who was hard to be kind to.

Night Everyone


kromer 8:45 CI

OK, having a little trouble getting started today.

Top priority is:
*2 hrs reading/writing about Aal transition (will do an hour of this soon) (started out totally paralyzed on this, but have managed 45 min of good work)
*Start VAD
*Deacon calls

Next priority is:
*Genotyping verification (turns out this is a multi-day thing, but I did as much as I could do today)
*Figure out expt. plan for s. t. sep (did as much as I could w/out article)
*Figure out good people to help me with my thesis proposal email them
*Ask about quality scores, look through t.h. results, email CB's lab
*post list
*1 hr org. papers

Lower priority:
*Read through t.h. manual
*biosensor expt. plan
*work on intro
*read RNAseq paper

OK, going to start with one of the "next priority task"--expt. plan for s.t. sep.

Then, I'll work on Aal reading for an hour or 2, then start VAD, then start genotyping verification. 

My Day Today

Things I plan to do today

1. Go to the telephone 7:00 a.m. DA meeting

2. Do my numbers

3. Post Al-Anon literature starting today through next week. 

4. Send out money for more DA literature

5. Eat breakfast

6. Eat dinner

7. Take shower

8. Make bed

9. Wash dishes

10. Clear off floor

11. Empty a couple of storage boxes

12. Get some storage boxes ready to bring to my storage unit.

13. Take a shower

14. Get monthly pass for public transportation.

15. Separate the chicken and discard the fat

16. Get some quarters for laundry money

17. Clear off couch

18. Clear off tables

19. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

20. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

21. Go to the 11:00 a.m. telephone PA meeting

22. Go to the 1:00 p.m. telephone CLA meeting.

That's all I have

tuffl CI

thanks for the starter Lucky! i haven't got a plan for today,yet, which is not good because days without structure tend to just pass by without me doing anything sensible. however, there are a couple of things i can do which i've been avoiding so far (for no apparent reason). so today's goal will be to get started on 3 + x of the avoided tasks.



  • DONE Smile CI
  • breakfast + shower
  • DONE Smile enquiry DG
  • call SST



  • review JI
  • do some research for JTT
  • draft email H
  • call J
  • make a list of pe
  • begin letter to S 



  • don't know yet

chick CI

activity in all priority areas-dont binge on just one


p h g

Lucky CI

'Showing up' in the middle of a slump - to try and stop myself getting too bad when I'm in one of these states, I've thought of a personal 'ten commandments'. When I'm not coping, I tend to let everything slide, but from now on I'm going to try to keep these ten behaviours in place no matter how much everything else goes to pot.

Must set a timer before going near anything online except PA - Succeeding so far
Must clear kitchen every night
Must make a tasklist every night
Must check in every morning :) and night 
Must go to bed when C does, without computer or phone
Must set second alarm downstairs
Must treat 'half an hour early' as my 'on time' for work - No, I didn't think of this list in time today!
Must shower at least every 3 days
Must straighten hair and put makeup on before work - No, I didn't think of this list in time today!
Must have a prayer time every day :)

Some ideas I can use

I like your 'commandments'. The timer while online would be very helpful to me, too, as I tend to lose track of time there. Striving for half an hour early to work as being 'on time' would also be very helpful to me. Thanks for sharing these ideas. Best of luck implementing them!

((Lucky), I relate.

It's baffling to me, why I can't be like a normal person??????

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥