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Monday November 22, 2010

Vic 11-22

Show up (done) Loved all the different check in dates, it made me think, for me, it isn't the "time" , it is the "connection".

After walked with my Monday walking friend this morning, really sharpened the necessity of praise and prayer in my life right now. Not for the reason of a nice thing to do, more like "knowing" that is the switch that lets my hp's power to flow, through me. I don't understand it, but there must be some reason that it is written that the angels  praise God constantly, when I stop and think of it, I think what a wierd thing to do, Why? Well, I don;t know why, but there is something to it that works spiritually, I don't have to understand it., I just have to practise it. So far, pretty good.

Thanks for being here.

hope4meandu checkin (1:00PM)

Hi All,

Thanks for the starter Lucky!! Thanks for your reply to my last posting Jo!!

Grateful that I am focusing on work today, at work. Will check in later with a to do list.

Still haven't been able to open my credit card statement for fear of... Still haven't assigned the old account to a new 0% card.

I have, thankfully, thankfully, thankfully, begun to clean my house, with a different attitude since we decided to call it quits. It feels like I'm no longer carrying that depression.

Also grateful that my sensitivity is on a lower scale today and I gave my girl a bath yesterday and she looks so pretty!!

Tonight: clean hall stairs, wash kitchen floors.

Regards and prayers, to all!!

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

katia 11/22

Having a REALLY hard time getting things done in the time when my little guy is asleep. So today is a matter of really really trying to catch up, as well as do the last make-up assignment due today. Getting a little better at multitasking though.

-Appt for me
-Review W14L3
-Reading quiz
-PS #35
-#1, #2, #3
-Clean out top drawer of desk
-Empty garbage
-Create a study schedule for final

Doin real good considering how down I've been today.

(late) Congratulations Katia!

Katia, really wanted to congratulate you on the birth of Connor, and your persisting on this path despite opposition. I was away for a few days so didn't get your news till later.

I am so impressed you are continuing to study at all in these early days of your baby's life, and I hope it goes well for you.

At risk of giving advice (which you are probably tired of) I will share two things which I have learnt from motherhood:

  •  Time spent with your child is never wasted. These relationships are so precious and valuable - there is no such thing as too much attention or nurturing
  • Accept all offers of help with gratitude, but without guilt!

Wishing you all the very best. Smile Smile Smile

Thanks Findingaway :)

I appreciate all the kind thoughts. Luckily I don't have any tests until the final in three weeks, so the studying is not too bad. It's really great to hear nice things from everyone!

And that is great advice. He's already fallen asleep listening to me read my textbook out loud. Nerdy ;) I can't wait for all the cool stuff I want to do when he's older!

Thanks again!

Ian's Daily Renewal & to-do list, 11.22


  • First thing is that my to-do list is virtually identical to the one I posted last thursday. I'm powerless over under-earning, under-being, hiding from reality, living small. I'm powerless over perfectionism, procrastination, intensely uncomfortable feelings (fear, despair, etc), more substances and behaviors than I'll ever recognize in isolation. I can't manage my life. I quit. I'm out of management.
  • I want to be sober today. For work issues, these are the inner-circle behaviors I want to avoid:
    • sleeping to avoid work/reality
    • using my sexuality to avoid work/reality
    • working without a clear plan -- a prioritized to-do list, a time-boxed calendar
    • working outside the PA Chatbox -- e.g., without bookending each task
    • staying in vague, unstructured time during business hours
    • impulsive decisions about what to do, or work on, during business hours
    • failure to record hours with a timer during business hours
    • failure to estimate how much time a task will take (no matter how many times I get it wrong, I want to keep trying)
    • failure to scope a project
    • engaging in perfectionism: seeking immunity from disapproval/judgment via a strategy of producing nothing until I feel total mastery over the subject, and then chipping away at a deliverable until I'm certain it is unassailably perfect. I'm not sober if I'm exceeding my time estimates more than 3x-4x.
  • I'll do whatever's necessary today to walk a path that allows me to be useful.
  • Only higher power can keep me sober, but I need others to connect to higher power — and other people can help me see things I won't otherwise see, and can help me be accountable.
  • this is just for today; tomorrow I can go another way if I so choose.
  • I turn my will and my life over to walking whatever path the truth — the dharma — reveals to me.
  • in the next 24 hours, I'm not planning to do anything I would be ashamed of.
  • obstacles ahead: fear, anxiety, urge to be dishonest.


- client #2: send why donate page (by 1pm) 

- client #2: read several emails I've been avoiding (by 1:30pm)

- client #2: send concept memo - sharable microcontent (by 4pm)

- client #2: send email outlining proposed work arrangement, include suggestions for process/staying on track/connected (by 5p)
- client #2: review notes from NYC and create to-dos (?)
- client #2: read project-summary email and create any to-dos (?)
- client #2: ask SP about crossover between two parts of campaign (?)
- client #2: send webstrategy doc (?)
- client #1: wed-thurs report

- order replacement eyeglass lenses

- call sponsor
- call (12 step call)
- call (spot inventory/feedback)
- daily renewal
- exercise (run or walk @ 2:30p)

- journaling
- meditation
- meeting
- morning prayer
- readings
- 15 minutes stepwork

Kickin' off the Scribbler's Crazed Week

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


  • Update Quicken
  • Clean off desk
  • Music marketing
  • Do Bower intvw
  • Call 6 re: moment //


  • Lunch w/B
  • File BN post
  • Dr. Appt
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Draft steward


  • Email CIO and Bn if no check
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse Croce song for Sat
  • Bed by10:30

e's weird monday

Strange strange strange, to wake up spontaneously at 5:20 in the morning and get up and go. I made my bed, stripped linens, took a shower, cleaned the bathroom, walked to a 12 step meeting, enjoyed the meeting, walked home, took medication and ate breakfast, did dishes, checked in with a PA friend, checked my email and just spent 10 minutes on facebook. I am ready to go back to bed, but am hoping to stay awake to work through a bunch of stuff I can get done on the computer.

I am pleased that I don't have to do much this holiday, which is unusual and a welcome change. Not being able to use my hands much has really allowed me to appreciate the efforts of others and feel like those times that I pitch in are a gift to my family instead of a chore. A very nice mental shift I hope to hang on to.

For right now I am going to check my second email account and then start working my way through the computer folder.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

kromer 9:50 CI

Today is a busy day, because I'm going home for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

MITs are:
*Card for M&F, email SC and ask for phone number, get phone numbers + cards together
*last steps on yesterday's MITs (read 1 article+return library books; fiddle w/ cell profiler and email TS)
*DNA extraction+research how to get larger yields (working on this now), check on expts
*get ready for trip (that means packing my stuff, getting work stuff together, running an errand, cleaning up the kitchen)

Next priority:
*antibody staining w/ new antibody
*bug CE about probes, figure out boundary marker
*look at 2 sets of slides from last time
*org teaching papers

*bike mainenance (clean, order tires, handlebar tap, get large scarf for face)

OK, need to start by checking on expts

kromer 4:40 CI

Thanks hope4meandu!

I finished researching how to get larger yields.
Now I'm going to work on getting work stuff together for trip.

Update 7--I've done DNA extraction and made some progress on getting the work stuff together. Now I'm going to take an hour and run errands. 

update 10:30--I've gotten most of the work stuff together and I've run errands

Update 10:50--I've gotten phone numbers and emailed SC
Not a perfect day, but I really need to head home now. 

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!!!

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

Journey 9:41

 My top priority project is DONE!   Well, there's still a lot of paperwork to be done, but the final install was Sunday morning.  I'm taking the day OFF.   I'm going to relax with some coffee and a book for a while, then take some time to review my goals and projects.  I have a bunch of housework that needs to be done too, and I will catch up on laundry today.   


Inkstress Checking In

Thanks, Lucky, for starting the thread. I love that bright graphic!  Okay, I'm rebooting myself today & not letting last week discourage me.

1. Catch up with phone calls at work.

2. Declutter computer room (and break it into two sessions if necessary).

That's a short list but it will keep me moving in the right direction.  Thanks to everyone for being here!

My Day Today

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

I want to thank Lucky for starting this trend.

Thing I have done

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do

1. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

2. Go to individual therapy at 10 a.m.

3. Do numbers

4. Eat breakfast

5. Look for bills

6. Pay bills

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

10. Make bed

11. Wash dishes

12. Go to Kroger and get some milk

13. Go to my mothers to get the bottles

14. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

Thanks for letting me share

tracy-la - checking in monday

Hi All~

Went to bed very early and got a few hours of sleep and am getting ready for a big work matter. It's been a lot and I want to get to the 2-3 office hours early so I can make sure I have everything.   

So am checking in, reading, gratitude, affirmation, prayer.

Need to practice turning over my work and plans to HP. Had tough time working yesterday in the late afternoon and evening and didn't turn it over. Didn't pray or even think about that.  11th step. I felt tired, realized I had worked for 9 hours and had been up since 5 am so I went to bed early. Got up early to finish when I was alert.

 Today, God, help me let go of my resistance. Help me know the pain of a circumstance will stop hurting so much if I accept it.  I will practice the basics of gratitude and acceptance in my life, and for all my present circumstances.   


Rexroth Check In

Checked email
Replied to post

Get up prayer and reflection
Bath and wash hair
Admin check files letters photocopies etc
Food and stationery shopping and pick up forms for Post Office
Report faulty electic socket to landlords

All in all I feel in a bit of a muddle and I don't know why - I think it is because I have a lot of odd bits to do.

Regards Rexroth


Above and also plumber came and fixed a tap which I had reported a while ago and forgotton
Landlords will try to get electrician here tomorrow
Positive response from mortgage brokers - I am excited and hopeful and it will be a while for things to happen

Tidy up an bit and rest

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Washing I had forgotten about it
Started checking bank accounts on the net and could not access one account and found unauthorised payments from another
Phoned up one bank who seem to think that my money is in a large piggy bank somewere in their branch
Also problems with ISP
These are things I can handle but they are a blinking nusance

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Actually I have got a lot of useful work done today

Night Folks


Lucky CI

Getting somewhere! I have a work tasklist.

Before work:
Check in :)

First thing - Boardroom check/Unlock 3rd floor kitchen
Post 11am
Check Cyclescheme for approvals
Check fax
Robert - Quote for 2x all furniture
Wendy photobook
Stationery order
Andy - hol file

Dietary reqs etc for party
Give out night worker questionnaires
New locker key 147 for Lee B
Check downstairs reception book - add new pages if needed
Start personnel file filing
Post T transmission note
Send extra money to Royal Mail
Post out
Recycling, shredding, tidy & plan

After work:
Tomorrow's list