Thursday 3.15 pm
Thank you for starting the daily forum, Hypatia.
Yesterday did not log in but put in a good day's work at my client's office. Today is a different story; I have my sons and the girlfriend of one of them visiting - university holidays - stayed up late with them then slept in and tired this morning. It is very distracting, but at the same time I am very happy they are here - just wish I could take off lots more time to be with them.
So today I have: gone to health appt, done monthly accounts and invoice, made lunch, washed up a big load of dishes and talked with family.
Show up (done)
I use this site as my "sponsor" kind of like checking in and become willing to be willing. After I got my laptop back, I was sort of out of the habit of checking in and did not "want to" get back to it. I ask myself why would I not "want to" do something that would help me and in turn others? It is all very strange, i guess that "dark side" of me is part of the human condition, always there. Accepting my "human condition" has always helped move past it.
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
1.Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting
2. Went to the therapy group at 9 a.m.
3. Went to my mother's apartment to drop newspapers off
4. Ate a sandwich
Things I will do today
2. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting
3. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
4. Go to the 2:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in
5. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
6. Go to the 4:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in
7. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today
8. Take shower
9. Get dressed
10. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.
11. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone CLA meeting
12. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting
Hi guys! So I haven't *really* been procrastinating, I've been taking it easy! I finished my first year of college FINALLY and have been enjoying some much needed time with my son, who is now crawling!
But I should probably get some things done. It is very overwhelming for me sometimes.
I hope everyone is doing well- haven't kept up with everyone's lives here, so I really hope things are going well!
Things to do today
-Vitamins #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Go to bank
-Go to Verizon kiosk to get contacts switched over
-Mail back old phone
-Go drop off books
-Meet friend for lunch
-Talk to parents about summer plans
We will see where I am at with the running around later.
11 AM: Didn't meet objectives on Day 1. Still too far behind at work, got started too late with new action plan, didn't feel comfortable leaving so much undone to leave 'on time'. As usual, it had a domino effect. If I stay late, I have little time to devote to myself, and I end up getting to bed late, which makes getting up early very difficult. Today is a fresh start. I didn't get here early (9:15 AM), but it's still early enough to make some real progress and try again to leave early. No meetings scheduled, fortunately.
No unnecessary internet at work: Yes
Email 4x work/2x home: No (>4 work)/ Yes (<=2 home)
Work 12 hours max: No
Daily personal time: Minimal reading at bedtime
Sleep 8 hours min: No
Early to rise: No (7 AM)
Early to work: No (9:15 AM)
Early putting plan into action: No (11 AM)
Goals for today remain the same, hitting 'reset' and starting *now*, since I have already reflexively checked email a couple of times. Bad habits are hard to break.
Also will work in 30 minute increments and return to time tracking with a timer. I have lost this discipline lately, but I think it really helps when I do it.
Back to report.
Today is a busy day! Yesterday was kind of unproductive, so I feel like I'm starting my work-week behind. And, I slept late today (I'd gotten very little sleep the night before, and stayed up late last night, so it was a reasonable decision I think, but still frustrating.
I'll try to keep my list manageable to counteract that feeling of failure:
*Email Lis and Ken and Cait
*Give TE slides
*Update MK records
*Plan out probe PCRs
*Notes from yesterday's mtgs
*Check plugs, setup
I'd like to do more, but I think that's actually a reasonable start.
I like the falling leaf starter, Hypatia. Our trees look like that now because it's so hot and dry they're getting stressed out. I'm moderately stressed because I have to do some financial handsprings today to try to avoid overdrawing my checking account. I will also take steps to dun the people who owe me money, in addition to generating new invoices, looking for new assignments, and so on. I'd like to go for a run, but may wait until tomorrow. You have to go early or run in 100 degrees F. So...
Another pretty productive day. I still did not complete some important tasks, but it's 6 p.m. and I've been at it for about 9 hours today. I think that's enough. I hope it's enough. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
Thanks Hypatia!!!! Welcome EA.Emna, so glad you are here and posting!!! Hi Katia!!!! Welcome Back to you and Connor & hardy CONGRATULATIONS on finishing!!!
Need to stay focused, have lots to accomplish.
-new home for GoldieSmurf and Y's cat
-figure out hours & record
-make up hours for B
-find exercise buddy
-make DA phone calls
-clean bathroom, stairs & wash lr & dr floors
-send out E's resume
-brush Yoffee's teeth
-clean Goldie's room
-call G & M
-call Dr. O
-call Dr. F
THANK HP & PRO FOR THIS SITE AND YOU ALL!!!
♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥
Thanks for the thread Hypatia!
-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)
-read 1 hr s
-talk to m about md [DONE]
-write md email
-work with me
After Work 5PM-Sleep:
-go through accounts payable
-get real quote from homeowners ins
-check how good homeowners ins company is
-get rr going
-fix website look
-make list of cust for email
-checkout hw site
-tighten dining chair legs
-take out trash [DONE]
-put comcast boxes in car [DONE]
-return comcast boxes
-pickup dress shirts [DONE]
-dropoff shoes [DONE]
-read 1hr handbook [DONE]
-get north face jacket [DONE]
Thanks for the wandering leaf Hypatia
I'm hot, tired and troubled this morning
Up prayer and reflection
Bath and washed hair
Spoke with landlords over mice
Study and prepare French for meeting this afternoon
Wait in this morning for various phone calls
Look on net for camping/expedition kit - the sooner I buy the few things I need the better
Pack away tent
Deal with post when/if it comes
Out in early afternoon and look in bookshop for French phrase book
Meet with French person for conversation
Home and rest
Everything above - a very constructive day I have bought a French book and have details of the kit I need and where to buy it
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep
Night Folks and thanks for being here
Good morning everyone,
So here is my to-do list :
I wish to everyone a wonderful and sunny day!
Thanks for starting, Hypatia!
RED MEANS TO DO GREEN MEANS DONE
Managed a pretty good session yesterday thanks to everyone's support in the Chatbox. I'm keeping it simple again today on the theory I might achieve what I list that way.
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