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Friday April 8, 2011

.....Imperfection is perfectly fine.


Higher Power, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.  Amen.

Higher Power, grant me the wisdom to know the deeds, the courage to start them and the serenity to accept the result.

katia 4.8

Ugh this is tough. I am so exhausted, but I have so much to do.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10?WOOO
-Write check/envelope/mail
-Write address on envelope and mail
3 thank you cards
-Read set of bio articles #2-1, 2-2
-First subset for Quantitative Modeling
-Work on today's p-set (even though wednesdays and fridays are still not done) -> first two problems
-Deal with recycling
-Buy raffle ticket
-Write return addresses on all the envelopes
-Check balance
-Deal with tiny overdraft
-Deal with RIDICULOUS parking ticket
-Hockey game on the radio tonite!!! Go Sabres they are in the playoffs!!!

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 fudo_shin for starting this powerful trend.

I will put the quotation on Word for my personal use.

Things I have done today

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

2. Took shower

3. Got dressed

4. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

5. Got food ready

6. Went to class at 10 a.m.

7. Went to the Internship at 1:30 p.m.

Things I will do today

1. Go through bold things for my textbook.

2. Read the chapter from my religious pamphlet

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

clement ci

thanks everyone! you all inspire me all so much. so grateful for your fellowship.

today has not been a particularly good day.

ironic, huh? i announced success yesterday, and failure today. as i thot about that, however, i realized, it's not ironic at all. it's not that i'm not still an addict. it's not that i dont feel tempted nearly every day. It's not that i've somehow become some super-efficient person. all i've really done is manage my addiction to the point that it's having less of a negative impact on my life.

very unglamorous. :P

anyway, so here i am at it again. in particular, i am shying away from a bulk of work that *feels* overwhelming. Sometimes it helps me to time such things, so i can say, see, that "overwhelming" thing only took 1hr. or 1/2 hr. or even, sometimes, 5 min. yep.

happy recovery today all

UPDATE: first file took 8 min. 11 to go. 88min? that is pretty long, but now that i'm started, it doesnt seem so bad.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb


Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-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 [DONE]

-Deal with 8 issues 

-Deal with 9 issues 

-Deal with 10 issues  

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-order postcard thank you cards

-fix hole in garage


-buy more contacts 

-vacuum upstairs

-get passport photo

-submit passport application 

Hypatia's check-in 3.30pm

It's Friday afternoon and I've just managed to sit at my desk for the first time for three days.  I'm not even counting the several times I've tried and got interrupted for an urgent client problem.  I'm even further behind than ever with my reports, and am going to have to take some stuff home to do over the weekend - this is a serious problem because I have enough to do at home without having to do work there as well.  I'm going on holiday in one week and really need to have my reports at least half way caught up by then.  And I just want to curl up in a ball and shut it all out!

Plan for the rest of today

  • e-mail and write notes on CO
  • get records into a coherent order
  • clear in-tray
  • files to go home for weekend
  • if time left - update SR's report


Journey 10:30 good news and bad news

The good news is that I reconfigured the old alarm clocks and was up at 5:15 this morning, rarin' to go. :grin: The bad news: I felt like I had extra time so I dawdled around and ended up getting to work 15 minutes late again. :tongue: Oh well, it's still progress. And I did spend some time before I left the gym doing email on my blackberry, because some applications dude is freaking out about scheduling for next weekend. So I'm going to count that as being virtually on time.

It's been a busy morning with coordinating the application stuff and I have not yet made my todo list, but I'm gonna do it right now.


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

Back for more

10:06 AM: Pretty tired today. Would very much like to leave at a reasonable hour for a change. Have 4 cases left over from yesterday I did not get to. One case from yesterday needed some additional info, so I have to "touch" it again. I also have two much older cases that have been on the back burner for awhile, and I would like to bring them into the rotation.  They are the last of my badly overdue cases. Mercifully, there are only 3 new cases, so far. So that's 10 cases, similar to what I managed yesterday. Alright, I will start by spending 30 minutes per case or so seeing what I can get done, and if there are things missing. If I have someething left over that can be wrapped up over the weekend, that is always a chance to try to get caught up.

Back to report later. 

hope4meandu day 4 here; day 12 at work

Thanks fudo_shin!!

So grateful for your kind words of support yesterday. I feel so lucky to have you guys. I've never really been good in groups, so this experience is so corrective. Prayers & Blessings!!

To do:
-get info for B
-coordinate w/Randi & Janet
-call & coordinate re: cat carrier & get address to mail check
-call R to coordinate carrier
-food shopping
-spending chart
-order from GG

Wishing you all an abundance of HP moments today!!

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

Vic 4/8/11

Show up (done)

I feel I experienced a miracle yesterday due to the daily commitment of "showing up" here at pa. It was a rough day and even if I would not have picked up a "substance" I wanted to "shut down" "isolate" "hide"not sure what the accurate term is but these are the generic terms I use for my kind of disconnect ???.  I was afraid I would not come back or when I would come back if I did or if I would get away with it it would be part of my life again, I know how these things work in me. It was like theBigBook says on page 84-85:

And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone-even .... For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in ....... If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame.

I got on a phone meeting and got through it and here I am today, "showing up" one more day in pa. Thank you pa (ers) for being here.

Scribbler's End o' the Week CI 8:13 a.m.

Okay day yesterday. Neglected to exercise, and did no work on taxes. I did get positive responses from two of the three business coaches I contacted about trading writing for coaching. I'll meet with them next week, most likely. So that's hopeful. I'm once agan overdrawn on my checking account, despite having many thousands of dollars owed to me by  publishers. That's annoying. I got an edit on a large article back yesterday that is one of the most outlandish I have seen in years. On a quick read, I'd say the guy wants 90 percent of it changed in one way or another. Yeesh. Oh, well. I was expecting it, sort of, since I've worked with this guy before. But he's outdone himself this time. Anyway, off to it...


  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Query - BN, P
  • Update event sites with new shows
  • Send 5 music emails
  • Email 2 coaches
  • Look at 3 insurance quotes
  • Switch insurance to best deal
  • Draft trash
  • File trash
  • Invoice trash
  • Email re MD invoices


  • Healthy lunch
  • Do 1 BN
  • Read editor's cruise rewrite instructions
  • Slash wrists in despair over insane editors
  • Stanch bleeding
  • Work on taxes

I got involved in a pointless online political discussion and spent a moderate amount of time on that rather than drating the article, switching my insurance, reading my editor's notes and working on taxes as I'd planned. Still, I did file one article and spent some time talking with one of the coaches I approached yesterday. So I think I'll go for a run. I could use it.


  • Run - hills
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse for competition
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30


man, do i need a weekend break.  i hate the fatigue that comes from stressing about what to do and not doing it.  it wears me down.

 Today i'm going to try and do some things, maybe 3, and be happy about it.

who knows where i'll start. 

Best to everyone today as they get started or finish up as the case may be :) 



great article:


Oh ((Snuzanne)) can I relate to "fatigue that comes...."

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

it's good to know people can relate

thank you! (i need to go watch into the woods sometime soon :) )



great article:


Rexroth Check In

Woke this morning still feeling unwell but well enough to do somethings. Tried to post earlier on and somehow didn't and then gave up so now trying again.

Up prayer reflection planning
Attend to emails
Look at post
Sort drying clothes
Put on washing machine
Studied French

Send request repeat prescription
Clean up the kitchen and wash the floor
Wash the hall floor
Hang up washed clothes
Send subscription cheque and form with apology
Check file and contact publishers
Email co-author re above
Finish checking slides for copying and questions on copying
Check list for help needed from friend and look up info I need
Bath and wash hair
Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Thats it


Rexroth Check Out

Most of above except slides and didn't need to email co-author also I've done some planning on an article I'm writing so I've done well. Feel lonely isolated and fed up. Thanks for support everyone.

Night Folks


feel better (((((clement)))))

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

Findingaway late check in

10.15 pm Friday

Thanks for the words and prayers, fudoshin.

My Friday is nearly over, another day at my client's office, where I do find it easier to stay on task. Still spent a ridiculous amount of time on getting tables in my report 'just right'.

Have made some more social efforts, glad about that.

Thank you all for being here.

fudoshin: day 81 checkin : 2:35am

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.


Higher Power, please help me.

Sal's CI: Sat 9/4/11

  • breakfast
  • am fs
  • wt prep
  • more mowing
  • shower
  • leave at 4:30 to pick up g,v
  • meet
  • cuppa after at home
  • brush teeth before bed

fudoshin : day 81 : 2:33am

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.


This is the 81st day that I have followed through with the following:

  • 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 44 for this).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  This
    includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat networks, whom I've
    tried to date in the past. (I'm on day 9
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise: on day 1 of this.