Please do not leave advice. Thank you. Prayers welcome.
Please do not leave advice. Thank you. Prayers welcome.
This is the 72nd 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:
Hypatia so appreciate the starter!!!!!
I reached out to the community where I live and many people responded to help my neighborhood cat, and gratefully (3 million times) people are willing to help. Without my putting it out here, I would never have done anything, would have been wallowing in sorrow and inaction.
I've given up "trying" to clean my house and will have someone come in. I'm hoping to clean along side this person, but we'll see. Also hoping to have groomers come in and give Yoffee a good bath and nail clip.
Haven't worked out in weeks.
Majorily procrastinating about changing account to pay my credit card. Haven't looked at my bank amount in months, where this $ is coming out of and I have no $ in the account, so it's, scary and stupid and I'm, as usual, fearing the worst.
Also, at work, I spend most of the day doing my own stuff, yes, I show up, but I'm not here. I know it's my resentments, couched in procrastination. They're yelling at me for not showing up, so gratefully, I'm here, but I'm really not. It really doesn't sit right with me, it's not fair, there is so much to do.
Wishing everyone a breakthrough day!!
♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥
After months (years) of paying overdue/overdrawn fees and constant anxiety about when a bill was due (although I usually had the money!), and trying to find the paper bill in the 'black hole' of my house: I F I N A L L Y organised ALL my regular bills into DIRECT DEBIT's!!!! I also organised with the bank to automatically transfer a set amount of my income into one of my sub-accounts. Now as long as the bills stay relatively the same amount and I don't dip into the account on occasion, all my regular bills are paid without my having to do anything! My relief is palpable! Of course, the degree of relief is equal to the degree of anxiety in trying to organise it all!
Well done! setting up direct debits for my regular bills was one of the most useful things I've ever done
How nice of you to care for the neighborhood cat! That is touching, as I am always so busy trying to catch up, this inspires me to look outside of myself more to see how I can help others.
Good luck with the cleaning lady and groomer. That is a good way to get it done. I always feel good when I give in and get a cleaner to help, because I clean the whole time she is here, and it gives me momentum to keep going weeks afterward.
I really need to start working on my thesis, but I still have two or three important paperwork things to take care of. I'm starting with my income taxes, but I should be able to get it done today. Here's what I have to do. JUST DO IT already!
1. DONE Find my drafts for 2010 Federal Taxes
2. DONE Find drafts of 2010 state taxes
3. DONE Find printouts of my W2s for 2010
4. DONE Find 2009 Federal Taxes
5. DONE Write translations for 2010 W2s
6. DONE Make any modifications to Federal Taxes if necessary
7. DONE Print out and review Federal Taxes, including W2s and notes
8. DONE DONE Review 2010 State taxes
9. DONE Make any modifications to State Taxes if necessary
10. DONE Print out final version of State taxes, including schedules and W2s, etc. as necessary.
11. Get envelopes to send out taxes, write them up and send them out from the post office.
I can identify with several previous posts, I'll limit myself to avoid going away from MITs. Big project due tomorrow, probably will be late. My 2 freelancers dropped out for the day. Nice to find out the hour they were supposed to start.
Want to give up altogether. I'll take it one moment at a time. Thank you to all for being here.
-push well on project
-be open to joy and enjoyment in process
-pray on the hour
Today I had some trouble getting started. Lots to do today!
*Proofread paper and return comments
*Get CA results + list of articles
*Check on expts, do r.i., change f., submit samples
OK, need to start with 30 min on proofing paper
OK, the proofreading/comments ended up taking a long time but it's done! I also managed to check on expts/change f. but didn't get my other tasks done.
I'll try to make a schedule for the rest of the week on my ride home.
Yesterday working from home was pretty terrible. I'm feeling guilty. I didn't intend to put in a full day because I was still tired from working the weekend, but it was even worse that that. I didn't get anything done all morning, couldn't concentrate, couldn't stay in my seat, I was up and down like a whore's underpants.
Lucky for me, my daughter-in-law asked if she could come over and study in the afternoon so having her there from 2-6 forced me to at least act like I was working :tongue: so I did settle down and get about 3-4 hours of real work done.
But I know that I have to put yesterday behind me and treat today as a frest start and let go of the guilt. I was a bit late this morning, on purpose, I'm sleeping in a bit until I get rested up.
Making my todo list now . . .
Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz
Hypatia, thanks for starting the thread!
-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)
-Go through emails
-Deal with 1 issue [DONE]
-Deal with 2 issues [DONE]
-Deal with 3 issues [DONE]
-Deal with 4 issues [DONE]
-Deal with 5 issues [DONE]
-Deal with 6 issues [DONE]
-Deal with 7 issues
-Deal with 8 issues
-Deal with 9 issues
After Work 5PM-Sleep:
-Document stuff for insurance
-find all tax documents*** [DONE]
-choose cpa or ea*** [DONE]
-get oil change
-order postcard thank you cards
-finish spreadsheet of c products
-vacuum some areas of garage
-fix hole in garage
-throw out trash in garage
-caulk hole and windows
-prepare weedwacker for warranty***
-get 60cash and 50transfer from b
-return Russe bag
Doing well on some things, not as well on others. I may need to do some reprioritizing so I can spend time and energy on the things that concern me most. Meanwhile, onward...
I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.
I want to thank Hypathia for starting this beautiful trend.
I love cats!
Thing I have done today
Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting
Things I will do today
1. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting
2. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting
3. Take shower
4. Get dressed
5. Test blood sugar twice
6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening
7. Make bed
8. Wash dishes
9. Get my sleep apnea stuff for tonight
10. Go to get my doctor's statement
11. Get my hair fixed
12. Go to work at 5:30
13. Send out Al-Anon literature for today
14. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in
Thanks for letting me share
2nd day of classes . . .didn't get all my reading done but I don't think there will be dire consequences. It is hard to balance taking care of myself (and Connor) with getting things like that done. Last night I decided to sleep.
Things to do today-
-Vitamins and #1 #2 #3 #4
#1 #2 #3 sets pills
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Send email to B
-Send email to prof!
-4 math problems
-one reading for bioWoo!
-list for tomorrow
Check-In at 4:45 am PDT
Not very happy with myself. I stayed up overnight to meet an electronic submission deadline and submitted a flawed document because I waited too late to get started. This overnight upload deadline is a regular event (roughly quarterly) for my job and I've become very good - too good - at this kind of last second timing to meet it. This pattern is obviously hurting my job performance so it really begs the question of how I got into this groove.
For now, just need to get some sleep and regroup to make the best of the rest of the day.
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
Sending loving prayers!!
Show up (done)
This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets. The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.
My goal for today for myself, family and others is in the clip.
G_d bless us and our kids (2 legged & 4 legged)!!
Thanks for the cute starter Hypatia
Start time 10:10
Goal - Work 10:10 -6:30 pm with breaks
Work competed 0 hour(s) 0 mins
Battery for fire alarm
Spreadsheet (5 hours) <<Current task
Job hunt (20 mins)
Paperwork mountain(10 mins)
Study (20 mins)
Finance - (10 mins) Form & call bank
Tax (10 mins)
Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins)
CI (10 mins)
Tidy living room (20 mins)
Tidy bedroom (40 mins)
Washing up (30 mins)
Clean kitchen (20 mins)
Laundry (20 mins)
Lunch (1 hour)
Morning routine Dressed/Breakfast/Teeth (0 mins)
Yoga 5 pm
Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins)
How I spent my time today
10:10 - 10:30 Dressed & prayers
10:30 - 10:40 CI
Early start today. So much to do - so little time!
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