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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Thursday - tracy-la checking in

Good morning. Mother nature is quite in flux here in L.A. Heat wave one day, quick rainstorm & earthquake predictions. 


1.  Checking in / showing up - Done  

2.  Check calendar for Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun - Done 

3.  Gratitude exercises (1 min meditation & writing thank you note) - Done 

4.   Plan to plan - Done 

5.  Exercise -

Today I will joyfully claim responsibility for myself and focus on what's good and right on my life. Melody Beattie 


Have a great day everyone. tracy-la 

TH 2010-09-30 10am - JESTER - Telephone Time - START

GREAT day yesterday...... thanks to!!

Now for TODAY!!

At 10am sharp I arrived here, sat down, told receptionist to "hold my calls" tii 1pm -- as if I am someone important!

And so I AM -- especially till 1pm!!

No breakfast to speak of, but that's ok. It's Telephone Time!

Lot's of crap, all gonna wait till after 1pm!!!!!!!

Here goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TH 2010-09-30 12:30pm - JESTER - Telephone Time - STOP

aRRRGH. Not 1 phone call!!!! :blush:

But accomplished something else, took a while. Planned call took longer to prepare than expected. Will have to consider how to do this and WHEN to do this, in the future. No time wasted at least... Just maybe wrong time of day.

Going to lunch for now.


Back to it

11:21 AM: Alright, my goal is to try to wrap up at least the federal part of my overdue taxes today. Need a little kick start. Have already been online over an hour, but have not done anything especially productive.

Goal 1: 11:30 AM to 12 Noon: 30 minutes of tax work without interruptions. Back to report.

me 2

Did several years of taxes a whle back. Life-changing!
I am with you in spirit today!


Thursday with the Scribbler


  • get up at 6
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Add 5 to music db
  • Email 5 re music
  • S/u BL password story file
  • Send query
  • Do BN traffic call
  • Send thank you to DW


  • Healthy lunch
  • Pay for songwriter symposium?
  • File 1 BN
  • Invoice BN
  • Ask CIO about October packs
  • P/u B at 2:45


  • P/u C at 5
  • Soccer practice
  • Healthy dinner
  • D/o kids at 8/9
  • Work on new song
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Journey 9:30 & update

Good morning!   I'm finally feeling a little better this morning, I have felt like I was underwater for a week now.   Still have a headache, but it has lessened and I feel a bit more positive this morning.   Today is a very busy day, THREE meetings about my primary project., and two of them will be important and difficult.   I'm actually on one conference call right now, but it's a mult-tasker Smile.

First thing I need to do is figure out how to reserve a conference room in this new building, then make a todo list for the rest of the day. 

UPDATE 5 pm aaaahhhh . . . meetings went well, I got a lot accomplished today and I am ecstatic to be feeling like myself again.   I am hardly ever sick but it seems like since I had pneumonia back in June I've been more susceptible to catching every little bug that goes around.   Or maybe it's all them little grandkids giving me germs lol, in which case it's totally worth it.  

See you tomorrow! 


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

kromer 9:20 CI

Feeling pretty cruddy this morning (a cold, I think) so I slept in a bit.

Now I need to have prayer time and to go to the library, then I'll head to lab and get to work.

I have mtgs 1-2 and 6:30-8:30 (and maybe bible study 8:30-10:30, if I feel up to it.

I need to check on expts and do p/c extraction and genotyping.

I need to do some planning (#s, plan for learning to stage,  plan for staging off frozens)

And, I need to work on S's project and on WM more generally (run M comp., transfer jobs over, run one and fix bugs, write up scanning)

OK, prayer time now!

kromer 4:20 CI

Thanks crazybug!

Going a little slow today, but I have had prayer time, gone to library, gone to 1 mtg, checked on expts, done p/c extraction, and worked on plan for staging off frozens.

Now, I'm going to keep working on plan and do genotyping. 

I think that S's project is not going to happen today, unless I decide to skip bible study. 

feel well

Kromer - hope you feel better soon. Make sure to plan rest time into your schedule so you'll have more energy for important stuff. :) 


Have a great day!

Vic 9/30

Show up (done) Think it through

Grateful that today I am past the "show up" zone and can (off-and-on)- with the help of PA friends go to the "follow though" zone. I find the bridge I cross from one zone to the other is full of shame, denial, discomfort, past history, memories, core beliefs, delusions, and so much more. But because I am not alone, I can walk that bridge without falling into the bottomless pit. One step at a time.

Thanks for being here.

Announcement : I found this site listed here months ago and got an interesting e-mail if anyone is interewsted, it is open to all:

So if you know yourself to be a *packrat* *paperhound* or *procrastinator* be sure and bring your most pressing challenges to the call.  I'll stay on the line until all questions are answered.
And feel free to invite your friends.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 (5-6 pm Pacific | 6-7 pm Mountain | 7-8 pm Central
| 8-9 pm Eastern )
Number to call:  323-417-0075  PIN:  1043150#

There is no charge for this teleclass.  You'll just be responsible for any long distance chargesthat apply. 

I am looking forward to an inspiring, interactive and lively call.  Also, wanted to let you know about the Zen in 2010 4-week series starting October 14.  
Get the scoop here:  


congratulations on your progress vic.  It is a testament, I think, to your committment to just 'showing up'.  I wish you peace and progress.

“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.”  Denis Waitley  (American motivational Speaker and Author of self-help books. b.1933) 


Thank You, the real testament is to my HP for leading me here in a time of crisis,  the "we" receovery on this program support, acceptance, and true understanding that becomes a way of life. If this could work for me, it could work for anyone.  I am not where I want to be but not where I was, and there is hope. Anyone new, keep coming back, we all have a new start every day.

Crazybug CI

I am thankful in this day for PA and the wonderful people here who are striving to better themselves.

This morning got off to a rocky start as a result of a project that I have procrastinated on for 2 months. :blush: The project will be completed this afternoon however and I can cross it off my list. I will try not to beat myself up about it too much.Once I was forced to face the tasks I 1) saw where I could have broken it into steps and 2) noticed that the parts that I dreaded weren't really all that bad.  So, I am noting these lessons and committing it to my learning process to use on future projects.

I need to take some time to reflect on these lessons and read some positive literature for a few moments to get my mind in a better state before I get started on my work day.

The goals I can think about right now:

-15 min mood booster

-bookkeeping tasks

-email re phone

-find program for client

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”  Calvin Coolidge  (30th President of the United States, 1872-1933)

Lucky CI

Don't have time to plan my whole day right now, but just for now:

Wrap present & write card :)
Relaxation time :)
Breakfast :)
Straighten hair :)
Leave at 8.40 :)
Writing :)
Prayer & bible reading time :)

Wow! Good going so far...

Email J :)
Email P :) (This was really difficult! Go me)
Email S, D& M :)
LJ post :)
Wrap present :)
Tomorrow's list :)