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Monday 6th June 2011



My heartfelt thanks to all my fellow PA-ers on this website.  I'm still struggling, but the struggle is so much easier with others alongside me to share support.


findingaway late check-in

Tuesday 12.15 pm

Thanks for the starter, Hypatia.

I am having something of a relapse today. I slept in late and am somewhat depressed. Although I haven't posted here for a while, I worked fairly well in the chat box yesterday and did OK on the weekend, so today is a bit of a surprise.

Have done a few small jobs - have decided to be more gentle with myself today and see anything done as an achievement rather than feeling I must do the toughest jobs.

Before lunch I will exercise and do 15 mins on the M job. After lunch I will plan the rest of the day.

Thank you all for being here.

(((betwixtful)))) very much relate to your post

I'm not a good advice giver, but I'm really happy you are here and sharing!!!!

Also sending kind thoughts ((((4change))))!!

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

Midday paralysis

Did pretty well yesterday. Got a good bit done, left at 9:45 PM instead of my intended 8:30 PM, but did have a half hour phone call from my kids in there, so no complaints from me. Got to bed at 11:30 instead of 10:30 PM, but managed to stay off the computer at home. All good.

Today is a different story. Have been bombarded by multiple stimuli and a bunch of new cases. Suddenly, my cool, detached (well, by my standards, anyway) demeanor of the weekend has been replaced by feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed.

Need to trust and go back to the formula that seems to work reasonably well for me. Work in 30 minute blocks, and steal a page from Vic's playbook and try to keep my mind in the moment, not everything else waiting.

Goal 1: Work 30 min x 2

Goal 2: Lunch 30 mins

Goal 3: Work 30 mins x 7

Goal 4: Evening meeting 5:30 to 7 PM

Goal 5: Work 30 mins x 3

Goal 6: Leave at 8:30 PM

Goal 7: Bed by 10:30 PM

Back to report. 

Haven't done this is awhile

The me when I made my account and the me now is not very different. I haven't improved much.Honestly, I want to change. I pride myself on my empathy but at the same time I don't care about myself, or rather my future. There are times when I feel very ambitious and passtionate but that's when I know that things are in reach. I'm not a person that can overcome much adversity I suppose. 

I'm gonna get kicked outta my economics class if I don't turn in anything today. 5 assignments left. That's all, but it's the same old problem. I just can't start. 

I'm not a very open person, but I still feel the need to be. So the anonymity of these check-ins are nice. But I still feel uncomfortable hitting post when I finish typing, if that makes sense.

 I don't like making these lists. I never finish most of it. I tend to get unrealistic. This will probably be too.

5 economics assignments

5 american goverment assignments

5 liberal arts assignmnents

no emotional eating. starting now. 

I've been stuck for a week. prob more...dunno how well I'll do.

wb betwixtful!

You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown

hope4meandu day 3 here; day 4 at work

Hypatia thanks for the beautiful message (relate) & starter!!

This weekend was lots of relaxing & enjoyment and no house cleaning, hence, the long list for this week (UGH)!!

Things to be done before Friday:
-find groomer to come to house
-what's with B?
-clean kitchen, dr, lr floors
-clean bathroom
-new tablecloth
-clean frig
-clean oven
-clean kitchen countertops, etc.
-put shelf paper on ugly walls to make look pretty
-cover wood in shelf paper
-wash Yoffee's & Smurf's beds
-Yoffee bath
-Food chart
-spending chart

12 Step work before Sunday:
-do service at meeting
-read steps 1 -12 in 12&12
-read chapter 5 in big book

$ owed:
$45. to Mkv


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

Journey 10:30

Happy Monday!  Traffic was atrocious this morning and I had to get off the expressway and wind through town, and I was late to work.   But so was everyone else, so no one notice :)  I got here at 9:45, 45 minutes late.  

So, now I've had coffee and read email, and making todo list now.   I did work a bit yesterday so I have a head start on a few things.    Back after to do list.   

Update 11:45  MIT #1 of 7 complete.  #2 is a lunch meeting and I'm headed out to do that now.  

Update 1 pm #2 of 7 completed. 

Update 4:30 3 of 7 completed -  #3 took a lot longer than planned, and my daughter called all upset because she's having a dispute with her insurance company.   I've gotta see if I can find her original paperwork from the insurance company somewhere in the black hole of her room at home. 

Anyway, I'll finish as much of 4-7 as possible

Update 5:20 #4 & #5 done - didn't do as much as I planned, but I did some work on them.   Quick pass at #6, and then #7 is an errand I have to run on the way home.  No lower priority work got done today but that's ok.


You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown

kromer 10:10 CI

This is mostly a non-academic/tightly scheduled day.

Need to:
*Debug microscope (nevermind, will postpone until tomorrow)
*Verification plate
*Do teaching hw (mostly done)
*Do tutoring
*Go to seminar
*Go to mtg w/ coop people.

katia 6.6

I don't always update my thing from the day before, but I often get more done than I say.

Clearly I bit off more than I could chew with my "study plan" lol.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-quantitative modeling exam
-put clothes away
-empty suitcase
-math review session
-have dinner with friends
-4 bio take home quiz questions
-read calculus for dummies (lol)
-possibly laundry

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 Hypatia 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. Emptied a storage box

Things I will do today

1. Test blood sugar twice

2. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

3. Call Smitty for a ride for my trips

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

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

6. Eat brunch

7. Eat dinner

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

10. Put the things I have sorted into recycling, shredding, and trash

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

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

14. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

15. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

16. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

17. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

18. Go to the 2:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

19. Go to the 3:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

20. Go to the 4:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

21. Call my CLA sponsor

Thanks for letting me share


Thanks for the thread Hypatia!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-try to understand s better 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-check jo's

-go through accounts payable

-add chat 

-redefine goals 

-examine commitments and what I can cut out 

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-take care of PR 

-order more ink 

-send out-of-network claim form

-finish tax information [DONE]

-call comcast

-set up dryer vent fix 

Hypatia's check-in

I've been getitng overwhelmed by procrastination over the weekend, and it's just the same now I've got to work.  Things I haven't done are coming back to haunt me.


  • e-mails 
  • J's letter
  • AH forms
  • in-tray


  • visit post office
  • pay in cheque
  • ring holiday insurance
  • ring car insurance
  • find electrical inspector


  • return phone calls 
  • conference application 
  • report on MS 
  • back-log in sets of three
  • comment on AF policy
  • read papers for tomorrow
  • ring B's mother

Well that didn't work - one appointment I hadn't been told about and one urgent hospital visit, so not much else got done