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Friday 11th March 2011


Yes it is ! :) Have a great day everyone! 

11th_hour March 11

I had a couple setbacks today.  I won't dwell on them, instead I will only list the positive things I did today!

My main objectives were accomplished!  They were:
             +  Abstain from eating meat
             +  Pray the rosary
             +  Stations of the Cross at church

I hopped out of bed at 7:30
Made the bed
Ate a bowl of Special K
Took out the trash
Worked a full day helping with backlog
Drank lots of water
Sent out email request for replacement
Prayed the rosary
Ate a salad with meatless dinner
Did Stations of the Cross (on computer--still counts)
Read from "The WORD among us"
Continued to read "The War of Art"

"Lord, I hunger and thirst for you.  Fill me with your presence so that I can bear fruit for your kingdom."

May God bless all of us this Lent.

fudoshin: checkin 2:25pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


Back from dinner and test.  I am sequestering myself to the following activities:

*scan Country wife for instances of how Phantomina is a female horner,
the game Horner is playing, his objectives, control he has over the
rules, important differences.

*scan Phantomina for ways in which she is like a female horner, the game
she is playing, her objectives, control she has over the rules,
important differences. 

*write notes, while I'm doing this about the paper.

*print out notes and write paper based on these.

*exercise: either walking 30 minutes or running 5 minutes/walking 1 minute X 5

*leaving to go work on this work outside the house

*French paper

*brushing my teeth, flossing, using the endtufted brush, listerine


*1 twelve step meeting per day



fudoshin: day 53 : 2:23pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


This is the  53rd day that I have followed through with the following:

I'm making a pledge to quit using the dating site(s) and Facebook for 90
days.  I had written this on my 43things account, but I wrote that I
wanted to avoid dating sites for a full six months, so I think 90 days
is reasonable for a dating site.  I also have a penchant for looking at
and stalking certain people repeatedly on the dating website and online,
which has prevented me from sanity.  Just all out stalking certain
people has been all out crazy; if I'm not stalking one person, it's
another person.   During times I've tried to quit the dating site
before, I have visited people's dating profiles, even while not
registered on the dating site.  So part of my whole thing with quitting
dating sites is also quitting stalking people's profiles that I've tried
to date in the past.  If I accidentally load a dating site, b/c I
accidentally clicked on something obviously that doesn't count.  You can
hardly hang a cat on the Internet without hitting a dating site ad. 
Intention is everything. 

In other words:

  • 90 days away from dating sites and facebook
  • 90 days of not stalking people's profiles of people I've tried to date in the past
  • 90 days of not stalking people online that I've tried to date in
    the past. (I am now back on day 16 for this, because Wednesday I
    accidentally searched for an old classmates twitter).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  (I'm on day 6
    of this, since 8am Saturday.)  This includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat
    networks, whom I've tried to date in the past.  I just want to take a step back and get sanity and focus on MYSELF.
  • 56 days of exercise: I'm on day 1 for this.  All I need to do is exercise for 30 minutes a day: walking, swimming, hiking, biking, running, jogging, karate, yoga, a dance class.  Anything of those for at least 30 minutes.  And nothing else.  I can do the running plan, but I assure myself that each day that I show up to run, I will be okay, if all I do is ultimately choose to walk.  Whatever I feel comfortable with when I do. That way I don't intimidate myself.


Looking forward to the weekend me/us (with Dave) time.

For today:
- print presentation slides and speakers notes for review over the weekend
- finish banking
- pick up deodorant
- physio

- some kind of exercise one day at least
- review for Tuesday's presentation
- physio

tracy-la check in friday march 11




If we think of discipline in terms of punishment, we miss the more
constructive meanings of the word. Discipline is order, training,
practice, and study. Without it, our lives are ineffective and full of
chaos. Before we came to PA, our work and study patterns were probably chaotic.
We may have been short of order in other areas, too.

Discipline is a tool, which produces self-respect and a feeling of
accomplishment and satisfaction. When we discipline ourselves to work in 15 or 30 minute periods, use a timer, keep and look at our calendar (or whatever tools work for us), we achieve work, physical and emotional results,
which make our spirits, sing! The discipline of the PA program liberates
us from the tyranny of self-will and self-indulgence.

As we develop trust in our Higher Power, we begin to see that the
hardships and difficulties we face are means to spiritual development.
Through them, we acquire self-discipline and strength. Our lives become
ordered according to God's plan.

Make me willing, Higher Power, to accept the discipline of an ordered life.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations


MY BASICS: checking in; support calls (1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar AM; check calendar PM; email my 6 most important tasks; voicemail;
exercise #1 calisthentics/stretch; exercise #2 (run or cardio); manage A; manage D; use "tracking time"/unschedule worksheets and timer; use timer

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my projects, 15 to 30 minutes at a time.

I set my mind to things and I complete them -- in 15 to 30 minute periods. 

Have a fantastic Friday & all my thoughts & prayers are with those in Japan  smiling



ok starting over

Hi PA people, 

 it's been a while.  I seem to have a hard time getting back here regularly, but I think it will help if I can manage to do so.  

 It's been a rough week.  I'm in a lot of emotional pain, but if I don't get it together and push through it and get some stuff done, there really seems there will be no other way out.. at the end of the day, who's gonna do it but me?  right?  anyways, pardon the venting.. 

 so I can only post one thing for the next half hour or so: 

 work on proofreading proposal from C. -- 

   substep- download it

   substep - turn on track changes

   substep - start doing it.   

   substep - check back here with update 

maybe Reward - call B. and ask her about her schedule.  

er, thanks guys..  good luck to all.   



Welcome back!!! Please keep coming & sharing!!! Reminding me and you that we are no longer alone...welcome home!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

kromer 10:30 CI

Tired today and don't feel like working

For today I need to:
*Pay bills
*Email MK about meeting, meet w/ him, try to dig up primer sequences (will do this soon)
*Get movies, prep for class (have made some progress on this)
*Read paper & email
*do NEJM and JAMA and maybe start cell (have made some progress on this)
*finish staining 

*order primers, update genotyping records (have made some progress on this)

*Check on expts (have made some progress on this)

OK, going to start with NEJM/JAMA/cell, and emailing MK. After lunch I'll finish staining. 

katia 3/12

Yesterday was a major improvement in regards to crossing things off. However, it's true that some of the more important things were not finished :/


Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
-First Developing paragraph!
-Second chunk of paragraph 1
-Third chunk for paragraph 1
-Quotes for paragraph 2
-Bm Emails #1 #2 #3
-Call DMV UGH who knew goign to Canada was a big deal. . .

hope4meandu day 40??

FindingNewStrength, thanks for the starter and your checkin made me laugh with all those "characters" you have working for you!!!

I've decided as much as I'd love, love to work with dogs on a day-to-day basis, my job is close to home & that allows me to spend more time with my Yoffee. I was hoping to have a dog walking business, where I could take her with me, but that wasn't in the plan. So, even though my bosses will beat me up emotionally at every opportunity, they seem to want me around and some times I feel as if I'm doing things right "maybe" for the first time in my work life.

Who's going to believe that I got a call from someone to walk their dog. Bookending it here, because I need to say to self, she might not hire me, like me, etc., it might not be the right fit for me. I know I needed to ground myself, so here I am. Breathe and will call now. Left a very positive, upbeat message saying that I was very excited to get her call and that I hope I can be of help. DONE!! Now I will take her name off my phone, attached with her number, so when she calls I won't know it's her.

What is it in me that I believe I should have an incredible life, that I'm "special," that my life should be easy, that I deserve "better." My Mom has a very self-inflated image of herself, and I believe I also took that on. Every time my life gets "hard" I think it's not supposed to be this way.

-work out for 20 mts
-clean 1 room
-Yoffee meds
-cancel 9:15AM appt. on Monday

Wishing you a day filled with hope, peace & joy!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

Vic 3/11/11

Show up (done), basics, strategize

Sitting at desk, not gettingmore done but "feel" more like I am at work. Every bit of strategy helps if I can keep it up without too much effort, baby steps.

Grateful, did not procrastinate on working my program, took time out last nite and did not react with "justified anger". after a "ventng call" to my co sponsor who, bless her, was in the middle of getting her hair done,, came downstairs and "responded with truth" instead of "reacting in anger" .

Reflecting on "strategies" I realized much of my problem is not procrastinating, but in completing, I keep starting the same thing over and over, I do not procratinate, but I get distrated and then do something else. and then something else, etc.

Strategy today- Make an outreach call for action on COMPLETING one tiny thing that I have been starting over and over.


Procrastination - not acting when the time is right - is a self-defeating behavior. It produces anxiety, guilt, disharmony, and a nagging consciousness of the task that life is telling us it's time to do.

We are not always procrastinating when we put off doing something. Sometimes, doing a thing before the time is right can be as self-defeating as waiting too long.

We can learn to discern the difference. Listen to yourself. Listen to the Universe. What is past due and creating anxiety and prodding within you?

Is there something in your life you are avoiding because you don't want to face it? Is there a building anxiety from putting this off?

Sometimes anger, fear, or feeling helpless can motivate procrastination. Sometimes, procrastination has simply become habitual.

Trust and listen to yourself, your Higher Power, and the Universe. Watch for signs and signals. If it is time to do something, do it now. If it is not yet time, wait until the time is right.

God, help me learn to be on time and in harmony with my life. Help me tune in to and trust Divine Timing and Order.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990

Journey 10 am

Happy Friday! First day back at work after two days off to help my daughter move. I'm beat. I think I'm in fairly good shape for an old lady but gee whiz I'm not used to spending the day doing physical labor! Her new place is very nice and she seems happy. It's kind of bittersweet, I miss her of course, but it's past time for her to be out on her own and I kind of like being an empty nester. Now if I can just get rid of the husband . . . JUST KIDDING! We will enjoy having the house to ourselves again. And she's just on the other side of town, so we can visit often. But today I feel rather sad and empty.

So back to work! I'm going to take an hour this morning to review my plan for the year. I'm only working on one major project right now but I have a couple others coming up in April and I also want to take advantage of a relatively slow time at work to do some studying and skill building. I don't often have that opportunity, as we're always busy. But it would be easy to fritter that time away by surfing the internet, and we won't let that happen, will we?

Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone!


Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz


Congratulations-I think the one of the greatest accomplishments a parent can claim is raising a child to stand up on their own 2 feet, but I am sure the change brings up all kinds of emotions. You can borrow my boys any time if you feel lonely (ha ha). Even though I sometimes feel like I can't wait until they are out on their own, I know I will miss them when they leave, thank you for reminding me to enjoy them while I can.

Scribbler's End o' the Week 8:39 a.m.

Some slacking due to distraction yesterday, perhaps compounded by somewhat over-aggressive scheduling. Off we go...


  • Get up at 6 (6:15; I'm counting it)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing
  • Call 1 re: new11
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Revise investors
  • Send investors FC
  • Do BL intvw
  • Revise BN post
  • Call 1 re: govtexit


  • Healthy lunch
  • Update Twitter w/BN post
  • Draft 1 BN
  • Do 1 CIO
  • Run (hills)


  • P/U R at 6
  • Fun at HonkTX
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse w/R
  • Bed by 11 (or so)

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 FindingNewStrength for starting this trend.

Thing I have done.

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Eat brunch

4. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

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

6. Go to class at 10 a.m.

7. Go to my Internship at 1:30 p.m.

8. Eat dinner

9. Transfer money for coins

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

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

12. Send out Al-Anon e-mail for today

Thanks for letting me share

FindingNewStrength CI

FindingNewStrength CI

Today I woke up at 9:30 am,  rolled over and went straight back to sleep(sigh).


 Time started : 1pm

Goal : 4 hours work

Work completed  0 hour(s) 20 minutes 


Including  (* = priority)

***Paperwork /files/smileys/computer.gif (20 mins) - Sort through and list tasks [Untouched]

 ***Job hunting  /files/smileys/downtown.gif (20 minutes) [Untouched]

***Decorating /files/smileys/color.gif (20 mins) 

Washing up (20 mins) 

 **Poetry  /files/smileys/evil5.gif  (1 hour mins)  

***Study /files/smileys/book1.gif (20 minutes)

Morning routine /files/smileys/brushteeth.gif(20 mins) 

* Buy bus pass (20 mins) << Current task

To do (non work)

* Morning routine: /files/smileys/brushteeth.gifSchedule/Brunch/Dressed/ Teeth

Set alarm 


Post for list


*** Meeting  /files/smileys/argue.gif 11 am (2 hours)

**Email S 

Spreadsheet work 

Call D 


Collect P.



Love your ck in, I am a visual person, plus it makes it look more fun(ny).

FindingNewStrength Checkout

A big washout - slept all day, wandered about in a daze. Hope tomorrow is better. Tomorrow will be better!