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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another rainy day. Perfect for staying indoors and "do things" - ! 

Vic 7/19/11

Shpw up and suit up (done)

When I work my programs, a miracle is only a natural happening.

The magic word is ACTION

Decent day yesterday

Managed to make a little progress in the evening, so that the day turned out reasonably well. Today I am again having a hard time getting started. So, I am going to try to leave at 7 PM. I hope this will help me focus a little better. Also , have to time track and avoid email and the internet. I have already been checking and rechecking news and sports sites, along with my work and non-work email accounts. There's really no point; nothing new is happening in the interim. What I have to work on today isn't even particularly painful, just not things I am in the mood for. But knowing I have to do them makes me uncomfortable to do something else productive. Instead, I just sit here, trying in vain to find something that will catch my attention but not make me feel guilty about doing or reading it. that's going to happen. Awreet. Time to focus and get out of here by 7 PM.

Goal 1: Work 30 minutes per case for 1.5 hours (noon to 1:30 PM)

Actual: 30 minutes x 1 case, then got called to help with a somewhat urgent client care issue, spent 1 hour on that

Goal 2: Lunch 30 minutes (1:30-2 PM)

Actual: On track

Goal 3: Work 30 minutes per case for 2.5 hours (2-4:30 PM)

Actual: 2:24 PM: Oops! Spent the first 30 minutes on email. It just flew by imperceptibly as I thought I "quickly" answered a couple of emails. It's like a time warp for me, since I have no real sense of time to begin with. Back to it.

5:38 PM: Did pretty well, but spent about 2.5 hours on one long case, struggling against nodding off the whole time.

Goal 4: Take a 30 minute break, check email, maybe clean desk or work on some paperwork; no random internet surfing! (4:30 -5 PM)

Actual: 5-5:30 PM.

Goal 5: Work 30 minutes per case for 1.5 hours on old, overdue cases (5-6:30 PM)

Actual: +/- worked, but still hacking away at new cases which proved time-consuming

Goal 6: Spend 30 minutes tying up loose ends (6:30-7 PM)

Actual: Quick dinner in the cafeteria

Goal 7: Leave at 7 PM 

Goal 8: Have dinner, spend some time working on personal development or entertainment *other than* surfing aimlessly.

Goal 9: In bed by 10:30 PM

Actual: Goals 7-9 weren't met. Continued to work until about 10:15 PM on new cases (or slightly overdue ones), didn't get to bed until midnight. Urk.

Journey 11:30 &

Late getting into the office today because I had a dr. appt - yearly checkup.  They are sending me for more unpleasant medical tests but all pretty routine.   I am feeling good because I got so much work done last week and I want to keep that momentum going although I don't have the sense of urgency I had last week.   The really good news is that I got most of that work done while working from home, which is a really positive development!   

I had a minor crisis on my doorstep when I got in and that's been taken care of.   Now, off to make todo list for the rest of the day.  I'll check back if I get stuck otherwise I'll just motivate on over the hill.     

Update 5 pm pretty good day.  I'm going to take half an hour to review my goals and projects then head home.   I've worked hard today and I'm tired, but it's a good tired.


Avoiding the truth consumes great effort and energy. - Jim Loehr

kromer 11 CI

Lots to do today! However, yesterday was a bad day, I think in part b/c my list was so overwhelmingly long, so I'm going to try and keep today's list manageable:
*check on expts

*collect samples
*Update records (started)
*Draft email (this has been a sticking point, so I'll try breaking this up, drafting it today and sending it tomorrow)
*Finish embedding
*Finish lit.
*Email D w/ condolences  (will do this soon)
*Email about thesis comm (will do this soon)
*Orders (will do this soon)
*Brainstorm pie chart

OK, starting with lit, then I'll check on expts and update records and finish embedding

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 Rosebud for starting this trend

Thing I have done today

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

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

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

6. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Cook and eat brunch

14. Cook and eat dinner

15. Clear tables

16. Go through mail

17. Clear chair

18. Clear couch

19. Clear floor

20. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

21. Empty storage boxes

Thanks for letting me share

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 7:59 a.m.

Thank you, Rosebud, and thanks to everybody who reads and posts here.  

Kind of frustrating day yesterday, with mechanical issues gumming up the works. But that's beyond my conntrol. What I can control is right now, and I'll try to get a good day in today. Onward...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • File sellbiz FC
  • Outline vacation
  • Draft vacation
  • FC vacation
  • File vacation
  • Invoice vacation
  • Deliver meals on wheels


  • Healthy lunch
  • Do Million11 FC
  • Call PNC
  • File 1 BN (deal)
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • Q -FM (lock), AEO (?)
  • Send music email
  • *Apply for health ins

I've done everything I can do from this list. A couple of things have to wait for something else to happen first. It's only 4:30, but I think I'll call it a day and start on some of my evening tasks. I think putting the most important and hardest taxks first was a good move. I'll try it again tomorrow.


  • Healthy dinner
  • Replace smoke detector
  • S/u sprinkler
  • Clean up kitchen
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • G inspection sticker
  • Rewrite kerrivlle
  • Send kerrville expenses


Thanks for the thread Rosebud!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-read 1 hr s 

-work with me 

-finalize c [DONE]

-update cm

-talk to r about ck cb [DONE]

-get cb ordered [DONE]

-talk to mk 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-go through accounts payable

-add chat to site

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-get rr going

-add email addys to cust list 

-checkout hw site

-tighten dining chair legs

-return shirts [DONE]

-buy toiletries

-drop off stuff at house [DONE]

-start blog 

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting Rosebud and it looks like an elderflower from an elder tree;_ylt=A7x9QXslaiVOWEoAZOR...

Up prayer and refection
Lay in bed with bad cough
Checked emails

Deal with post (if any) and other emails
Rest and take it easy
Phone friend re his letters

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

It is Wednesday morning. I feel asleep without checking out.

Post and emails dealt with
Formal email complaint sent to local Council
Phone conversation with friend who had had a bad day
Spent/wasted a lot of time on the web
Washed up and put rubbish out
Prayed and reflected

Finally did not sleep well and still feel rough this morning

Regards Rexroth

Findingaway check in

9 pm Tuesday

Thankyou Rosebud for starting Tuesday. I wonder what the name of the pretty white flower is?

My Tuesday is nearly over, but I am fairly satisfied with it. I attended a job interview in the next town, which went as well or better than I could have expected. My son came with me for the driving practice and we did some more while we were up there. At home I made some calls (although only one person was in!) and sent some emails, arranged morning coffee with a colleague for tomorrow, did some laundry tasks, finished my novel and did the dishes after dinner. 

Now I still need to get my papers and USB ready for a day at my client's office tomorrow; also clothes, do some piano and exercises, and maybe start looking at programs on this computer ready for transfer/installation on my new computer.

Hope you all have a happy and useful Tuesday! Smile

Rosebud, July 19, 2011

I think I will be too busy today to actually make a *list* on this site.

A long time ago I established a default to do list in a Word document. That list contains all I could think of with regard to "daily actions", plus quite a few other actions that I want to get to at various  points in time.

Once in a while I have also tried to use yet another list, about things NOT to do. Spending too much time online is among the things NOT to do. Plus various other time consuming items.

Enough for now. Morning routine continuing .... 


I like the idea of making a default list...I actually have a great website that I can go to for different routinges for the day wekk month...dont know if allowed to say it here...Right now, I don't feel well since I procrastinated getting out of bed and therefore didnt have a good I will make a loose to do list to follow...

find a healthy lunch to eat

clean kitchen

call about health benefits

clean dining room table

check in

get ready to go to work

go to work

ready or not here I go...