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Friday December 17, 2007

  During a parent meeting, the Headmaster told Einstein's parents that he did not have the ability to be a successful professional.  In fact, his teachers thought he was borderline retarded. Young Albert did not listen to them. Instead, he moved to a different type of school.

Never give up on yourself.

Findingaway check in

Thanks for the interesting starter, vic.
This is my Saturday so I usually give myself some time for relaxation, but today feeling guilty and conflicted about it, although it's not like I have pressing work projects to do, just pesky domestic things. I also think I am procrastinating on doing something positive for myself, which is a strange kind of thing to deal with.
I think if the cinema is not happening tonight I will make sure I do a walk, even if it is raining a bit.
Other things I will do:

  • Christmas stuff
  • Christmas cards x 3
  • music practice
  • exercise
  • ring L and S
  • ring M
  • look at blind and house stuff
  • dinner
  • dishes

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 vic for starting this trend.

Things I did today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Went to Target for Chirstmas shopping

3. Ate brunch

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Post and send out Al-Anon literature

4. Go to the Greyhound Station to send Western Union money.

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

6. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

7. 15 minutes of decluttering

8. Eat dinner

9. Test my blood sugar

Thanks for letting me share

Long day

1:56 PM: Made longer by my procrastination. Have been putting in late
nights to catch up from procrastinating during the day. Each day I get a
pile of cases to review and issue reports. Each day my initial impulse
is to flee or at least put off doing the cases as long as possible. Have
already been thinking of putting a few off until tomorrow and coming in
over the weeekend to finish them up. The very thought of reviewing them
seems so daunting and fraught with danger. I immediately busy myself
with the computer or anything else at hand until the anxiety decreases
or, more accurately, until the anxiety of not doing them exceeds the
anxiety of doing them. Then I am able to take halting steps to get them
done, generally running out of motivation when the seesaw tips the other
way and the anxiety of doing exceeeds the anxiety of not doing. As a
rueful aside this week: 5 days presenting at 9:15 AM. It's nonsensical.
Why is 9:15 AM possible, but not 9 AM? Okay, it's 2:04 PM, can't keep putting this off.

Goal 1: Work steadily 2:15 to 5 PM.

Goal 2: Reassess at 5 PM.

Rexroth Check In

Taking it very easy today

Up prayer and reflection
Bath and wash hair
Wash and hang up one load
Think and list
Stayed in for important phone message which did not come

Wash up and tidy up
Continue taking it easy

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Good relaxing day and now checking out

Night Folks


katia 12/17

Oh vic <3 your starter made me smile. An aspiring (and often discouraged) physicist can't resist lol.

Just for fun, I looked up some quotes from Einstein, since I remember reading lots of them and enjoying them. This one kind of stuck today-

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

Can't speak for everyone else, but sometimes I make things more complicated than they should be and then they get put off because of that. Or they become more complicated simply because I put them off. Hrmm. Yes.

Anyway! Some things to do today
-Vitmins/2 antibiotic/1fe/1Bp
-3 sets of supplements
-#1 #2 #3 #4
-Contact apt person
-Contact day care person
-Email E
-Email A
-Online shopping
-Christmas plan of attack
-FWD papers to be printed
-FWD picture link
-Watch hockey game with best friend tonite :)

Why is it listed as Dec 17th 2007 btw?

End o' the Scribbler's week

Love the Einstein story to start the thread. I have heard something like it before and often think of it when dealing with a difficult person (such as myself). I remind myself that there is room for all kinds of people in this world, and what may seem like a disability can turn out to be a talent. My oldest daughter, for instance, is rebellious and stubborn, also impulsive and erratic. You'd think that's a bad combination, but I can easily see a way she can turn out to make enormous contributions. The world needs rebels who don't quit and go off in unexpected directions., clearly. Anyway, today:
  • get up at 6 (little late this morning)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Do load of laundry
  • Email BG re: check
  • Update Quicken
  • CK taxbill research
  • Email 1 re: investors
  • Wash car


  • Drive to CC


  • Fun w/RB and family
  • Healthy dinner
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

kromer 9:40 CI

Lots to do today! Feel kind of overwhelmed and so don't want to start.

Finish Western
Start southern transfer
Check on expts
DNA extraction
Look over paper outline and give comments

Drop off samples

Scheduled: mtg 2-3, maybe seminar 12:30-1:15, church stuff 4:45 on

If I have more time: emails, update lab nb, work on rest. plan

OK, western now!

Journey 9:30

Arghh still sick.  working from home half a day again.  I'm getting tired of being sick, I haven't felt good since . . . 1982.   Just kidding, but I really haven't felt well since the minor surgery on 12/1.  I guess I should be grateful that I'm generally healthy and don't have to deal with feeling ill/depressed all the time like some folks do.   Those people manage somehow right?   I'll just hang in there, it will get better.  I called the boss, we usually just send email for this stuff, and apologized for being out so long and he said '' I prefer you stay home if you are sick!" so that made me feel better.  I'm rarely out anyway. 

So, I'm rambling.   I will make a very short todo list including a lot of rest and a goals review.   I do think I'm up to making dinner tonight, and doing a bit of work, and and some laundry.   So here goes, todo list, get dressed, then rest for an hour.  




Never have an ordinary day!  - Pepperidge Farm (lol)

Vic 12/17

Show up (done). As long as I keep showing up, I know it is ok to be different. As long as I remain humble enough to ask for help and find what works for me. Thanks for being here.