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Friday 27 August 2010

Welcome to Friday

Time to finish off the work tasks of the week

and then a peaceful weekend

hope4meandu checkin (2:00PM)

Thanks Rexroth for the start.

Hmm...let's see what else I can screw up. So far at my new job, I've broken the trays off the printer and jammed up the electric whole puncher (and the paper is so jammed in there it won't come out). This isn't my usual MO, and then I totally screw up the manual whole punching job next in front of the attorney's eyes. Feel like a total failure. He is already disappointed in me. It won't take too much more until I'm let go. I told him I'd pay for any damages. I usually don't break things, yes, the copy job is more my thing. The sad thing is I really feel like I can be an asset here. LOL, I'm so disappointed in me and of course self-pity, self-pity.

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


I know that you can succeed wherever HP decides to put you! New jobs are hard and stressful and I bet that your bosses understand that. Everyone has calamities at the beginning...what matters is how we recover from those calamities, and sounds like you are working on setting your mistakes right. Keep going and we're behind you, let us know how we can support you.


They don't make the printers very robust these days. Hopefully next week will be without incident and will fade with time. Perhaps be proactive about putting this right? Look up the replacement parts, order them via the supply person and write a cheque so as to make the whole thing as easy as possible for them to sort out.




'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

Thanks, ((kromer)), ((Helen)) & (((Journey)))

Your advice, support, and hugs are just what I need. Thanks for being there for me.

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

One day at a time

Instead of getting to bed at 11 pm last night it was 1 am when I finally dragged myself quietly into the bedroom and under the covers. Took longer to finish kitchen chores than I thought, some blank space in my memory of what I might have done and at the end, spent probably an hour reading new Rolling Stone cover-to-cover. Slept until after 9 pm.

But I'm here again. Thanks for the encouragment last nite in chat room.


  • AM meds
  • call m. about meditation meeting space
  • breakfast
  • program call to someone in local PA
  • am brushnfloss
  • meditation
  • exercise
  • yard work
  • watercolor
  • noon meds
  • lunch
  • call p. about meditation meeting
  • 1 pm meeting with sponsee g.
  • 2 pm meeting w sponsee s.
  • 20 min nap
  • walk 40 min
  • 20 min in garden
  • 45 min work on office declutter
  • laundry
  • thankyou note to b.
  • supper
  • pm supplements
  • movie with S.
  • pm brushnfloss
  • shower
  • 11 bedtime
  • wash dishes

4:34: didnt get a nap or a walk or a chance to work on current painting. worked twice as long on yard work. took care of a complaint my wife had about an ebay purchase (I'm the family IT guy). Read some email. Looked up recipes for zucchini bread sweetened with honey, another request from my better half. Gonna try a walk now that ends at the garden...

Wrapping up

10:26 AM: Last day at the lame duck job. Tomorrow I will move my office contents to storage until I am ready to move to my 'fresh start'. Today, tho, is just another day, so on to it! To try to keep from getting too anxious, will break the day into 1 hour increments, so I can see some progress in the three areas I need to work on: finishing up the 'bear' case, finishing up some regular reports, and releasing a stack of reports that only require minor final edits and typo scans.

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM: 'Bear' case

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM: 2-3 cases, 1 hour

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM: 'Bear' case

1:50 PM - 3:00 PM: Break 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: 2-3 cases, 1 hour

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: 'Bear' case (if needed) or 2-3 cases, 1 hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: 2-3 cases, 1 hour

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Release reports

7:30 PM: Wrap up

Obviously, there may be some changes necessitated by circumstances. Back to report 

Friday with the Scribbler


  • Get up by 7 (missed this) 
  • make bed, calisthenics
  • coffee, paper, water plants
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Send query
  • Send refi app
  • Bike ride


  • Finish CIO pack (close, got two done, but I'm out of time)
  • Healthy lunch
  • Send Tech10 candidates (this will have to wait until Monday)
  • Practice setlist


  • Do KB show
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/RB
  • Bed by 11


e showing up for Friday, 8/27/10

I woke up late again this morning, but feel pretty good. My body is stuck in such strange sleep patterns: half of my daily sleep happens during the day now. Not good. In any case, I am pleased that I managed to get the kitchen clean before I went to bed last night and there aren't ANY dirty dishes in the kitchen sink yet. Clearly A isn't here!

I have some incomplete organizational tasks laying around the house that I would like to take care of. The first priority is to run a bunch of errands today: that will take care of a lot of the mess in the front entryway. If I can do that I will be in a much better place. MIT will be to find the car registration or get a second copy.

But the very fist focus will be on me, taking care of my body by stretching, bathing, grooming, meditation.

11:53: taken care of. I do need to repaint my toenails and I don't do it because I am not good at it, but it never is enough of a priority for me to stop and do it. I am going to make a phone call to the registry about the duplicate registration and then paint my toenails.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

clement ci

stress as i write this because it's the right thing to do. giving up my own control, and submitting to The Right.

10am make list...

the touch of the master's hand:

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

clement ci 2

10am make list...
did other stuff, some required, but all unfocused.
started quiet time.
1:17pm dailies
pc & ht
put up tent
3:22pm finish quiet time
4:10pm finish bible reading (i LOVE heb 12), now short prayer (v.good)
8:20pm ht2

the touch of the master's hand:

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

the proverb

Fall down 10,000 times, get up 10,001...until as it will for all of us, the earth's gravity will pull us back down into its bodyWink

lol yes

the touch of the master's hand:

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

kromer 9:55 CI

Wow, today I had a heck of a time getting started.

Main task for today is *writing*. Want to get a rough draft of re-arranged proposal done (inc. preliminary results), then I can polish it up tomorrow.

Also a few other tasks: set up mtg, email about prelim and cooler, notes from mtgs, clean up bench, set up expts. And a little reading: reading CSB.100, find RAR and oogenesis papers.

But I'm going to start with the writing. Going to burst for a while. Going to work on this until lunch and then I can work on sth else afterward lunch for a while. 

Journey 9:20

Wow, another night of storms last night caused us to have disrupted sleep again and I'm getting a late start again.  At least I did make it to work on time today :grin:

Coffee, todolist, later.


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

Good luck today

Good luck in changing your thinking to what you want to become today!

Journey 1 pm &

Thanks Wanderoo!   

Just back from my nice weekly lunch with co-workers.  One short task, then I need to make two phone calls *ugh*.  Then, why did I write 'book' on my todo list?   I have no idea what that means lol!  Back after the phone calls.  

UPDATE 2:15 phone calls made yay!  I hate making phone calls.  And I figured out what book is!   It's a short task and I'm going to do it now.


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

BC 8/27

 Thanks for starting Rexroth and happy friday people!

 Tasks at work (8AM-5PM):

-Get T analysis to customer from ME [DONE]

-Check external triggering of control boxes [DONE]

-Get dimensions for load from ME

-Update reliability information [Partially Completed]

-Complete parts degradation for project 3 [DONE]

-Run MC simulation for project 3

-Read and refresh on failure analysis [Partially Completed]

Tasks after work (5PM-Sleep) 

-Workout [DONE]

-Buy a shirt and tie for friend's wedding [DONE]

-Put up ebay listing to sell shoes [DONE]

-Go through another box of stuff from my parents house

-Clean car interior [DONE]

tuffl CI

thanks Rexroth for starting! continuing with what i didn't get done yesterday.

reminder: i will not surf the internet mindlessly. i will not play silly computer games when i have other stuff to do. everytime i'm tempted to do so i will try to think of
the consequences and about whether i'm going to be satsified with the result of what i'm about to do. 


DONE check in 

DONE check emails

DONE read the news

DONE feed the cat


DONE shower

DONE breakfast

write email to L

write email to L

DONE call J - tried, didn't answer, will try again

DONE call J (b-day) 

DONE feed the cat again

continue with sa



Vic 8/27

Show up (done) Think it through. Sometimes when I see all the pieces of my self sabatoge going on, I feel overwhealmed and hopeless. Thank goodness I do not have to give up.

cla talks about "Spiritual timing"in a pamphlet :

Our lifelong problem was lack of spiritual connection. We had tried to manage time, an impossible task. Clock time is incomplete and divine time is beyond our comprehension. By using rest, availability, receptivity, emergence, andrecognition, we cooperate with spiritual timing. We let the Master Artist sculpt us anew with each divine appointment. Our Higher Power is now our time manager.

I have to believe something beyond my comprehension "wants to " help me with all this, so I keep showing up, even though sometimes painful and so close to shutting down.

Anyoneone with ADHD, or adhd due to stress may be interested:

Sat. 12:30 -1:30 PST and 3:30-4:30 EST, Book Reading and Review 12 step group from CLA all welcome:
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION - for those of us who deal with ADHD
The number is:
(218)-862-1101  pin # is 259162#

Vic Me too 8/27

Great for you that you are writing.  Keep at it.

I also suffer from the same difficulties.  I understand how you feel


me 2 vic

this is what i am feeling today. your example always showing up, even when it's all u can do is inspiring me today, cuz showing up and not checking out is a lot for me 2day.

tx to HP for using u as an example / comfort for me. :)

the touch of the master's hand:

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

re: Driven to Distraction

I scored pretty high on the ADD tests, and although I didn't qualify for an ADD diagnosis, I figure I have the tendencies eh?  This book was very helpful  for me.  I highly recommend it if you consider yourself easily distracted, even if you don't have ADD. 


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank Rexroth for starting today's thread.

Thing I have done

Sent some Al-Anon e-mail

Things I plan to do today

1. Prayer and meditation

2. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeeting

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

4. Go to class at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

5. Print out some other things

6. Write some books to bring back

7. Take shower

8. Fix and eat breakfast

9. Get dressed

10. Make bed

11. Wash dishes

12. Get books ready

13. Go to work

14. Go to a 10:00 p.m. telephone DA meeting

15. Go to bed

16. Get numbers caught up 

17. Post my experience of the topic of the meeting

That's all I have

Rexroth Check In

Woke early even though up in the early hours working

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and postings - the hotel I am staying at emailed me their menu so I can decide what I want to eat next Thusday evening
Washed up the mess I left yesterday
Tidied stuff on work table
Hand washed trousers

Bath and wash hair
Photo of me doing craft work - I have procrastinated badly on this
Out for shopping etc

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Up Date

Above and got some of the photos printed and they are great and so much better than I had expected
Also I now have all the shopping I need for my trip all I have to get are three cards which I shall buy at the chemist when I collect my prescription tomorrow.
I was tempted to leave things until tomorrow and am so glad that I didn't

A rest I am hot and tired
A bit of tidying up and sorting but not much

Regards a grateful Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

A lot of sorting cleaning and clearing ready to go away

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Thanks for the reminder about giving thanks

Going to take a little time after my meditation to write a gratitude list...


Going to have a great day today. :)


- Breakfast, coffee, wash up

-12 step literature, prayers

-check e-mails, facebook, reply too

-Write M and S.

-work on job announcements


In recovery

Elina Laughing




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



I've been reading the last few days threads so I don't know if you haven't seen it but please start your own comment for the check-ins. Once someone replies to your original comment the originator can no longer edit it. I know this bothers some people so just giving you a heads up.

Instructions from journey that were posted yesterday:

"Please choose 'add new comment' at the top of the page to add your post, instead of replying to another post.  Thanks!   If you're having trouble with this feel free to email me directly by clicking my name then clicking 'contact'.  We love seeing your posts, so please keep posting, just not as a reply."



Thank you both for telling me this. I did not realize it. :) Now I see this "Add new comment".

In recovery, Elina Smile


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

re: elina

I sent her an email, so maybe she'll get the message.    I have a feeling she's checking in from a mobile device so that may be why she's having trouble.


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy