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Tuesday 15th March 2011

Findingaway check in

11.30 am Wednesday

Thanks for the starter FindingNewStrength.

Today I finalised some overdue projects, made the calls, sent the emails - feeling a lot of relief. 

For those who took a kind interest, my husband and I are getting back together too! Well, it has been happening for a while, although we will (wisely) continue to have counselling.

Great to notice I have some good things to share about my life.:)

Now need to focus on some smaller but urgent tasks, and do some planning!

Thanks to all of you for this forum.


yay :)

Crazybug CI

Having a really difficult time today. Feel lost and floating.  I'm afraid that I'm letting my recently flaring health issues consume me and surrendering to the mental and physical tiredness that it brings on.

I have so many personal and work issues hanging out there and my decisionmaking abilities seem to be completely lacking.

Sorry for my whining.  I need to realize that, in this condition, I will never 'feel' like doing what needs to be done.  I just need to do it anyway.  However, my defensive tactic of not making a decision of what needs to be done is kicking in hard.  Need to just pick a spot and start working. Don't worry about whether it's important or not, just that I'm working on a work related task...


Hugs to you Crazybug! I can relate so much to what you are saying.

Try to trust in the decisions you make.

Hope you feel better soon!


Accidentally posted a reply as an originating post :-) Have put it in the correct place now.

Didn't get to check in yesterday - or do my work or review my presentation slides/notes for today . . . Too busy net surfing the Virgin Islands :-) Vacation dreaming for next January :-)

I did swim last night (3/4 km again). Lovely!

The presentation went fine (not great, but fine is, well, fine!).

- walking home
- figuring out layout for hanging framed photos in tv room
- physio (moving the time up to after dinner - before bed is NOT working at all)

Leavinghome -- March 15, 2011

I left everything (almost everything) in Japan and am back in the US. I just want to watch the news, but really, there is not much I can do. I still need to work on my thesis, and I brought my PC with me, so I should be able to do work on it.


So for today

1. Get refund for unused airline ticket.

2. Cancel doctor's appointment in Japan (must do in evening)

3. Try to do "BA"

4.  Shower

5. Brush teeth

6. Sleep (really -- I haven't been)

7. Get dressed.

8. Modify blog


What I really really need to do:

1.  Find my thesis documents on my Hard drive

2. Print out the schedule, outline.

3. Write one paragraph of the thesis, Chapter 3.


Whew! So glad you are safely back in the states! I have been thinking of you ever since I heard about the quake in Japan. I was worried, since I hadn't seen you around PA lately, but I guess I haven't been here as much lately either. Glad you're ok!

hope4meandu day 44

YAY for the sun FindingNewStrength & starting us!!

In better spirits today, thank HP & you guys!! Last night I worked out & did hair, YAY!!

-clean 1 room
-find DA group to be a part of
-watch movie?

Wishing you all much success with procrastination today!!

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


Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)




After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-find all tax documents

-choose cpa or ea 

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-get oil change 

-remove discon items

-order postcard thank you cards

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-update price correction for e

-clean out garage 

-check for passport at home

-get updated on shots 

-caulk hole and windows 

-call scana about gas price [DONE]

-trim bushes etc

-edge lawn

-buy wood for bench [DONE]

-build bench [DONE] 

-go through all inv and make sure recorded in spreadsheet [DONE]

-go through all docs and make sure new os recorded in spreadsheet 

Journey 11 am

Not a good start today! I got to the gym at 6:45 which was earlier that yesterday, but traffic was horrid so I was late to work. I'll continue working on getting to the gym earlier - I want to get there by 6:15.

I feel kind of weird - I guess getting used to the time change and not having my daughter at home is messing up my sleep schedule. I went to bed early last night but I woke up many times during the night. I feel more energetic than I did yesterday though, yesterday was tough. I got a reasonable amount of work done though, and I can do the same today.


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

kromer 10: 30 CI

OK, yesterday was a bad day. but today can be better!

Need to:
Check on expts, collect samples (working on this now)
order primers (will do this soon)
prep presentation (will do this soon)
email teacher
start staining
finish jama parser
finish schedule (will do this soon)
email MK

RA inj. (working on this now)

OK let's go!

Vic 3/15/11

 Show up (done), basics, program 1st

When I put my program 1st, everything else falls into place.  and I am closer to being my "ideal self". When I put my "self" first I am not very "ideal" at all.

thanks for starte FNS, 5 more days until spring!!!


again 3/15

-set up Fri. PM shoot
-pull selects from 1/2 of interviews
-ship A gifts
-conscious and infrequent email checking >5
-carefully log time, notice urge to go away from MITs

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.

Things I have done today

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

2. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

3. Went to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

4. Went to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

4. Test my blood sugar twice

5. Eat brunch

6. Eat dinner

7. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

8. Go to the Internship at 1 p.m.

9. Fill out the form for the mid-term evaluation

10. Finish reading Chapter 10 in my textbook

11. Do the work for Chapters 8-10

12. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

13. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

14. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

15. Make bed

16. Wash dishes

17. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

18. Declutter apartment for 15 minutes

19. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

20. Write for 15 minutes

21. Do recycling

Thanks for letting me share

tracy-la check in tues march 15



The difficulty in life is the choice.
—George Moore

How we choose to spend our time says much about what is important to us. If
we have no goals, we may try to kill time. If we have too many goals,
there may not be enough time in the day to do all we set out to do. We
must make some choices based on our values. We may need to take more
time for some things, and let go of others. For example, this year will
we try to learn to play the guitar? Perhaps we have finally decided to
drop out of that club which seems to have little purpose. Will we give
more time to work, or less time? With each of these choices, we shape
our lives. We can do it with the touch of an artist if we pay attention
to the choices we are making.

What is truly important to me today?

From oday's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families


MY BASICS: checking in; support calls(1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar AM; check calendar PM; write down my 6 most important tasks; voicemail; exercise; manage A; manage D; use "tracking time"/master list; use timer

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my top 6 tasks, 15 to 30 minutes at a time.

I set my mind to my top 6 tasks and I complete them -- in 15 to 30 minute periods. 

Have a terrific Tuesday  smiling




definitely speaks to where I'm at

Thanks again for the daily meditations (oops - originally typoed: medications!). This one really speaks to me as well. Last couple of years I have felt overloaded. I am trying to tweak/refine this year - Slightly rearrange priorities, and also organize my time to better reflect my goals and not "fritter" so much time away.

I have used the excuse that I'm so busy with work and class that I need time to just do nothing. But that's not really benefiting me any. What I really need is to use that time for effective and beneficial relaxation (gentle yoga, swimming, meditation, a leisurely bath, kayaking, pleasure reading, creative writing etc.).


that's probably right on -- meditations are our medications.  thanks for the nice note! tracy-la

Scribbler's Ides of March CI 7:55 a.m.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Thanks for the props, 11th_hour.  I got all but one task accomplished, including evening activities, which is unusual. I tend to collapse about 6 p.m. and sit in a chair reading and watching TV until bedtime. But I had no actual chores on my list last night, just going to an open mic, which I did do. Another busy one today...

This just in...check out this article on the sources and causes of happiness: 

Looks like a sense of  purpose is worth having.


  • Get up at 6 (5:59 today - ha! Take that, suckah!)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing
  • Order meds
  • Call 1 re: new11
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Do BN post (psychtest?)
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels
  • Drop by Scooters to see Lisa
  • Shopping


  • Healthy lunch
  • Send qs re: govtexit
  • Fax P contract
  • Call re: bakery
  • Do 1 CIO
  • Do 1 BN
  • Run (?)


  • Healthy dinner
  • P/U R at 6 or so
  • Fun w/R at show
  • Rehearse w/R (?)
  • Bed by 10:30

katia 3/15

Flying home today! Got my paper done!

Got most of my stuff done.

Things to do
-Vitamins % #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
-Go through list on computer
-Fly home!


Oh and a big thanks to 11th Hour for sending encouragement to all the check-in'ers :grin

I'm home!!!! YAY :D

Later guys

FindingNewStrength CI


20 mins Bathroom

20 mins Morning routine 


 20 mins Tidy living room 

20 mins kitchen /laundry

 20 mins washing up


To do NOW



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