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Monday August 2, 2010

Happy Beginning of the Work-week

Happy Monday

Today is the beginning of the rest of the week


Agnus showing up

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

Lucky CI redux

Before work:
Up by 6.30 - missed that by 5 mins
Check in smiling
Check in w/S smiling
Confidence exercises
Pack wash stuff, bread, apples, cheese, lettuce smiling
Straighten hair smiling
Leave by 7.15

Read some of book smiling
Pray & read bible smiling
Full makeup smiling
Work on assessment form smiling

Pod check
Email smiling
Tasks - Part done
Contracts- Part done
Template - Part done
Tidy & plan smiling

Renew C hayfever drugs smiling
Call to confirm apt smiling
Plan travel smiling
Remind C get cash smiling
Book last week Aug/first week Sep off smiling
Check bank smiling
Contact DFH, estate agent & council smiling

After work:
Email & social sites :)
Clear kitchen :)
Vitamins smiling
Dog face wash
Floss/brush teeth/wash face/moisturise
Tomorrow's list :)
Email reports :)
Check in :)
BED straight after check in! :)

tiptree 12:31 PM CI-

to do;

- impl hc fixes
- copy music
- investigate p. issue
- return library items
- cat. tutorial
- finish A.
- review code for T.
- review bugs
- clean office
- clean basement
- exercise
- ci
- read 50 pp.
- small bugfix (at least one testable)
- bills

Scribbler's Monday CI

Spent most of yesterday fixing a leaky toilet. It was challenging and dirty, among other drawbacks, but I tried to treat it like a game or a puzzle and was somewhat  successful at enjoying it while doing it. I'm not anxious to do it again, but if I do have to, it won't be the end of the world. And, for now, it's done. Today:


  • get up by 7 (not even close; hard to get to sleep last night) 
  • Coffee, paper, water plants
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Checkins


  • Send query
  • Q 5 re: Music
  • Add 5 to music db
  • Index CP emails against db
  • File three re: CIO1


  • Invoice re: CIO
  • Update quicken w/AW invoice
  • Invoice JH
  • File October franchise blurb
  • Return recorder 
  • Get new recorder (?)


  • Do ASG open mic

Now I've done this list, it looks like a pretty full day but I don't have cutting the grass or getting any kind of exercise on thie list. One of those needs to be on there, it seems to me.

Well, I didn't  do too badly, all things considered. I got hellishly distracted by a call from a booker asking me if I want to play this coming Sunday. That prompted all kinds of dithering that I won't go into now. Anyway, I'm going to do the gig,which means a whole bunch more work learning new songs, etc between now and then. But I'm very happy about it. 


Counting down

9:55 AM: Four weeks left at my current lame duck post. Still trying hard to improve my approach to work and get caught up, because it will only start again where I go next. I also have two weeks of regularly scheduled work before a couple of "clean up" weeks before I head out the door for the final time. Have to try to focus on the near term.

I have a scheduled meeting at 1 PM, and some work to finish in preparation for the meeting. That will be my goal, which I feel myself already trying to put off, despite knowing that is not possible.

Goal 1: 10:10 AM - 1 PM: Complete meeting preparation work adequately.

Back to report.

MD's check in (M=Mon? D=Dread?)

It seems these check-ins got better when I am not overly pre-focused on doing them in detail. Appt cancelled this morn so quick opportunity here......

Sunday - 2/3 done on big things, though the BIGGEST ignored. So today's are 2 biggies. -- TWO BIG LENGTHY CALLS and bag o' bills. 

What others posted below about "tempting things" distracting us, is recently I've found LESS ability to find distractions even pleasant--not sure if that's due to age, build-up of the stress, or (in a werid way) a way of non-procrastinating about the task...or not.....(????)  Though I must admit, fooling oneself with pleasantries (vs. doing tough things) has or HAD its moments!

hope4meandu checkin (10:05AM)

Hi Buddies,

Thanks Lennon for the starter!!

Yesterday was a tv binge, though thankfully, I did my workout - 3x's last week. Very depressed today. Can't understand how come I'm not overcoming this procrastination faster. I guess I'm not working on it enough.

So depressed, can't do anything at work either..

Will check-in later.

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

Hope you keep trying

I have the same problem. with tv and also depression.


Let us know what's going on. Just knowing there is support may start you feeling better..




Thank you, kind ((wh.syl)) - WELCOME if you are new!!!

Please keep coming and you reminded me, we're not alone anymore!!

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

Hang in there

Some days are like that. Please be gentle with yourself. Easier advice to give than follow, to be sure, but there it is. Peace to you.

(4)) your kind words are very appreciated & really helped me!!

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

Sam 10:25

9:30-10 Breakfast

workout plan 

12:00 Lunch


2:30 weights


fill in workout data

Hair clipper

8:30 grocerry shopping.

prepare monthly report

send monthly volunteer schedule in

Food log


Hi Sam, nice to see you!!

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

ScottY CI

Today's plan:

DONE:Vscripture study and prayer

DONE: MP cause code project

DONE: PPtaxes

DONE: bank

DONE: FaceBook posting

DONE: tax work

DONE: resume work

HPG work

appts for Heaton/ppis

DONE: time with CML 

DONE: practice vc


journey 10 am &

Had a very busy weekend, some fun stuff and some work.   Yesterday I went with the kids and grandkids to the zoo and it was a lot of fun but I'm still tired!   Getting a slow start this morning.   I've been at work for an hour and a half but I haven't gotten anything done yet.   Time to snap out of it and get down to business.

Update 10:08 and here's the list, my plans are pretty straightforward today, I have a lot of short tasks, all of these are less than an hour, many are just 5-10 minutes.   That's probably a good thing for a tired and easily distracted day!

  • check c. request
  • put lunch in fridge
  • update d. list
  • submit s. request
  • Prepare P. update on X.
  • finish going thru top file drawer
  • T. meeting
  • Read and send out L material
  • Ask L. about class
  • Start on SS fix
  • Start on August budget
  • Take vitamins
  • quiet time
  • Check with T.M. about resource
  • fix the H. file
  • print forms for BC request - started
  • meeting minutes - started
  • Review Project G status and research
  • FSA if time
  • Start on R document

noon - yay just finished two extremely boring mundane tasks that I've been putting off.  

4pm - had about an hour after lunch that was totally nonproductive because I was falling asleep lol, but I recovered . . . doesn't look like I will get through my whole todo list but I'll go as far as I can!


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

huma CI

  •  email HR ideas
  • email PK about bill
  • ad  for wheels
  • ad for projector
  • fold laundry
  • contact 3 accountants
  • $8400 C
  • 3 IT
  • go for walk
  • clean

Every day can be a dream day. Get up in the morning with a smile, thank God, work hard and improve yourself, bond with others, admire the gifts around you, and you'll have lived your little dream of today. Don't waste today.- huma

Vic 8/2

Show up (done) I thought yesterday was the beginning of the week, maybe because it was Aug 1, I guess, that means I get a 2nd chance!!!

Yesterday did everything on my "bookend" list, that really helped me after I prayed for willingness and it "showed up" thanks for being here.

kromer 9:30 CI

OK, today I know I have some non-lab work to do: cook, transfer utilities from roomie's name to my name, stop by bank, deacon notes budgeting, call home

In lab, I want to spend half of my day on writing and half the day on expts/data analysis. But I don't know exactly what makes sense to focus on. I'm going to go make a to-do list for the week and them check back here. 

Update 10:20:

OK, I have a lot to do this week, but I'll take it step by step and get through as much as I can. I have a prioritized schedule for the week.

For today in lab, MITs are:
*2 hrs concentrated work on intro
*Filter VAD data by W/Wv (have made good progress on this)
*Doc how to do backup/restore  , start backups running on home computer(will do this in the evening, I hope won't take too long)

Next priority are:
*liver/muscle filter (have made good progress on this)
*Write up potential stuff

Lower priority:
*Start b.t. on reads
*Ask about QC  

OK, the work on the intro is the big, scary task. So I'm going to go the the chatbox now and do *one* burst on this. Then I can work on something easier.

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, this day, and my life.

Things I did today

1. Write my time log for today

2. Ate breakfast

3 Went to the 7:00 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I plan to do today

1. Go to the 8:30 telephone PA meeting

2. Go to the 9:45 telephone CLA meeting (I had to wash clothes)

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

4. Prayer and meditation

5. 12-Step reading

6. Wash clothes

7. Go to the 1:00 p.m. CLA meeting

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

10. Do hair

11. Put clothes away

12. Make bed.

13. Wash dishes

14. Clear off couch

15. Clear off table

16. Clear off floor

17. Call instructor about school.

18. Get my numbers caught up.

That's all I have

going down and down

i am completely out of form. not able to control myself from doing all kinds of tempting things

Keep at it


I have the same problems. It's important for you  to keep writing and.

Hope to hear from you and your progress.


thanks wh.syl

u all are just so supporting.thanks for your kind words.

but i dont understand why am i not able to control myself.


Keep coming back. I found at those times, what helped was, "lower your expectations"


thanks vic and luky

hope to get going somehow

*hugs* We ALL find ourselves

*hugs* We ALL find ourselves there from time to time. At least you've managed to check in, which is often more than I do! Hang in there, the downs are awful but there will be an up.

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting thread lennon

Up prayer reflection
Fixed faulty catch on front window which was surprisingly easy
Checked emails

x Phone landlord to tell them I've repaired window catch
x Clean kitchen floor and put rubbish out
x Sort out food
x Put papers away
x Bath and wash hair
x Depending on call from friend make lunch
Tidy craft table

x at 11.30 now for brief rest

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Had lunch with friend and then out with friend and walked and talked
Back and some tidying and admin
Prayer and reflection

Bed and sleep

Night Folks Rexroth

Lucky CI

Before work:
Up by 6.30 - missed that by 5 mins
Check in :)
Check in w/S :)
Confidence exercises
Pack wash stuff, bread, apples, cheese, lettuce :)
Straighten hair :)
Leave by 7.15

Read some of book :)
Pray & read bible :)
Full makeup :)
Work on assessment form :)

Pod check
Email :)
Tasks - Part done
Contracts- Part done
Template - Part done
Tidy & plan :)

Renew C hayfever drugs :)
Call to confirm apt :)
Plan travel :)
Remind C get cash :)
Book last week Aug/first week Sep off :)
Check bank :)
Contact DFH, estate agent & council :)

After work:
Email & social sites - In progress
Clear kitchen
Vitamins :)
Dog face wash
Floss/brush teeth/wash face/moisturise
Shut living room window
Tomorrow's list
Email reports
Check in
BED straight after check in!

Hey Lucky, sorry to have missed u on the chat when you signed in

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

Aw, sorry to have missed you

Aw, sorry to have missed you too! My computer's misbehaving so I've given up on chat for the night but will be on tomorrow.