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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Don't let anything get you down,just do your best today :-)

saturday check in from tracy-la

Good afternoon,


It's a lovely sunny 90 degrees here in L.A. I checked in earlier but forgot to post and it got deleted when the browser closed. So here goes again...

 My daily plan:

1. Check in - show up - reading material - Done

2. Check calendar for today and tomorrow  - Done

3. Plan to plan - Done

4. Gratitude - Done prayer and list

5 things I'm grateful for today: 1. got quoted in L.A. Times yesteray showing expertise in field with nice feedback from friends and colleagues; 2. gave good speech yesterday to people in my field & got 4 hours of continuing education credit too; 3. had a great 1 hour run today; 4. got great thank you voicemail from appreciative colleague who I helped for an hour the other day for free and he said it made all the difference for him and his client; 5. went to mammogram appt on time & followed through in going there since it had been 3 years and that's a great sign of taking care of myself. 

This gratitude is so necessary for me since none of these things address my backlog of admin work or pay the bills immediately or are "productive" at the time and I need to be grateful for them since I was questioning myself and asking myself about the value of spending the hour on the phone giving a free consultation, educating a journalist or giving a 1 1/2 hour speech and traveling 3 hours round trip for it thereby losing a day of work given the prep time I had to spend as well. 

Showing gratitude: (1) sent a thank you email to person who wrote me a nice note; (2)  sent email to friend whose father had passed away; (3) card to significant other.

4.  Exercise - 1 hour run - Done (want to stretch too later) - adding this as a must (even if it's just for 15 minutes or 5 minutes). My mood is so dependent on it :) and I've been a runner my entire life.

 Reading today focused on self-disclosure.

Have a great day and evening everyone. 


Vic 10/9

Show up (done) Think it through.

Thanks for the starter , I like Bob Marley's:

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Last time I tried to "be happy" I crashed, so now I try to be pleasant and say every little thing gonna be alright.

Thanks for being here, Still plugging away, slowly.

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 Edge for starting this trend.

Things I need to do today

1. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

2. Eat breakfast

3. Fix and eat dinner

4. Make bed

5. Wash dishes

6. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone BDA meeting

7. Go to the 6 p.m. Step Study Partners

8. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

9. Call my DA Sponsor

10. Clear the couch

11. Clear the tables

12. Clear the floor

13. Take shower

14. Get dressed

15. Get sleep apnea stuff ready for this week

16. Post Al-Anon literature for today and this coming week.

17. Do hair

18. Do Computer work

19. Finish my Fourth Step

20. Do Business work

21. Clear 1,000 e-mail

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

Thanks for letting me share.


Good morning all and wish you all a productive day

Here an old favorite by Emily Dickinson:

I had no time to
hate, because
The grave would hinder me,
And life was not so ample I
Could finish enmity.

Nor had I time
to love; but since
Some industry must be,
The little toil of love, I thought,
Was large enough for me.


the plan for today:




plan day*

prepare waffle batter for hubby birthday*

dress up

routine barn chores

laundry load*




pick cukes for Y, vegs for hub birthday supper and other veggies for neighbours


stop at Y to drop cukes

wine at coop

pork ribs and feed at Frank

tattoo gears at Jeff; he was busy with silage, so betterluck next time!



so, there will be a bit of change on the program since I am running late and the new barn arrangement does not barn cleaning and shuffling instead of pickling



barn shuffling


checkin at 17h00 instead of 14h00.

Life in the country...after stops at Y and then FC, the 2h00 run turned into 5h00 but free meat and free lunch and two hours convo in front of the food channel, plus tomatoes canning tips which will save me hours.  Note to never takes 5 minutes when I do errands around, plan more time. Weather is not looking good for bonfire, too windy.

edit cover letter and have J review it

update resume

add one section to techn bulletin



routine barn chores


prepare birthday supper for hubby (roasted potatoes, ribs, gingered carrots, cukes salad and pear tarte tatin)

if weather allows birthday bonfire, if not, whatever hubby wanna do


brush teeth



*in alloted timeframe





Edge's CI - 10:50am

Good morning :)

Laptop is dying, so not sure how long I have before it actually kicks the bucket. Going to switch to regular handwritten to-dos, just in case, but will try to check in here every so often to keep online updates of my progress.

So far day kicking off to a good start, prepped some class material, had healthy breakfast, took morning meds and now going to start getting ready for uni.

Hope everyone has a productive day today :*

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson