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Thursday August 4, 2011

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose ...  

wrkinprogrss: Thur 08/04/11

Didn't get here yesterday. Already mid-afternoon, here, today. Have been feeling a lot of internal conflict. But I'm here now as evidence that I at least intend to move in the right direction.

Done so far, today:

  • Research for co-worker S
  • Significant research and form-filling for new hardware (Finish is waiting on open Q to mgr)
  • Made a phone date with J
  • Nudged R re final details for planned photo session
  • Arranged to skip weekly spreadsheet update
  • Posted at SR
  • Confirmed dentist appointment

Definitely need and plan to do today:

  • Shower
  • Eat and take prescriptions
  • Respond to co-worker B's question and comments about wiki
  • Draft and send weekly status report
  • Meet R for photo session
  • Go to dance class

Would be good to do some of these things, too:

  • Check my balance mindmap
  • Do at least 4.6 hours of job work (wip)
  • Finish wiki action item (good enough)
  • Finish hardware purchase action items (note: include explicit OS request)
  • Make significant progress on bug-filing
  • Do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
  • Use the Balancer
  • Do a Mood Log exercise or some other recovery-oriented activity
  • Wash my hair
  • Cook rice and artichokes
  • Make progress on kitchen clean-up
  • Be in bed with lights and sound off by 12:30am

OK. Here goes.

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.

Things I have done today

1. Took shower

2. Got dressed

3. Went to individual therapy at 10 a.m.

4. Went to the library and returned books

5. Printed some copies

6. Did business at Financial Aid

7. Ate brunch

8. Went to get medicine

9. Went to Voc Rehab to give my SAR report

10. Went to the bank and did business

11. Sent out two Al-Anon e-mail for today

Things I will do today

1. Cook and eat dinner

2. Post and send out an Al-Anon e-mail for today

3. Do numbers

4. Go to the 8 p.m. face to face NA meeting

5. Take out trash

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In and Out

Everything is chaos at the moment.


Hang in there Rexroth!

thinking of you



hugs (((((Rexroth)))))

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

Finally finished a

Finally finished a volunteer newsletter that was several months late. Now it's gone for review and should be finished with minor edits for the weekend. Instead waiting for the next morning to do the edits, I'll tackle them right away.

I didn't get anything - other than my run - done yesterday, but I'm feeling pretty good I can tackle the job search again.

Even though it's 1:30 now, I feel I can get quite a bit more work done today.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Search jobs, update spreadsheet and apply to at least 2 jobs. Eat lunch when hungry.

4:00 pm - Call friend ME.

4:15 - 6:30 - apply for 2 more jobs.

6:30 - 8:00 - go for walk, dinner, call friend CW

8:00 - 9:00 - Dishes, tidy front hall, put away trigger food, shred confidential stuff in recycling box.

Evening - To do list for Friday 


kromer 1:15 CI

Thought I'd checked in earlier, but apparently I didn't.

So far today, I've revised email and finished lit. search.

Now, I need to:
*update records/email MK (will do this soon)
*check pl.
*apt. emails
*Plan staining
*Do staining

*Start geno

*Deal w/ email more

I'll start by planning staining, then I'll check pl. and cf

Aug 4

- Pick up library books 

- Pick up st books

- Work on editing method - op, sd div.,

- Work on script

- Edit G's resume

- Help E prepare for interview tmw


Showered, made breakfast, emailed K, took out recycling

If done everything:

- references

- measures

Scribbler's Thursday CI 9:37 a.m.

Thanks for the bud, Rose. Last night's show went pretty well, except that I let myself get talked into doing a song I dont' really know. Hate that. Another show Sunday. I'll try to be more ready. And now...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Q - TH, IQ
  • Send music email
  • Draft coach article
  • File 1 BN
  • Call 3 re: homebased
  • Call 3 re: claimtech /
  • Call 3 re: food11 ///
  • Call JJ re: Carburg
  • Call 3 re: maneuver


  • Healthy lunch
  • Call re: trailer
  • Meet coach
  • File 1 BN
  • Call 2 re: golfbank
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • *Apply for health ins (if poss)


  • P/u kids at 5
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/kids
  • D/O kids at 8:30
  • Bed by 11:30 or so


  • G inspection sticker
  • find car oil leak

Journey 9:30

Happy Thursday!   I'm back in the office today and I was later than I wanted to be as usual, but I'm giving myself a break for the rest of the week since I'm coming back from an illness and I'm used to sleeping in.   Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'm currently working on getting out of the bed and into the bathroom by 5:30, and getting out the door to the gym by 6:30.  Today I left at 6:41.

I got here just in time for a 9:30 conference call so I'm doing that now, then I will make todo list for the day and check back if I get stuck.   Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone!


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


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 

-read 1 hr eeh 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-add chat to site

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-send out 20 emails for rr

-tighten dining chair legs

-figure out blog url

-make better password sheet 

-order fridge filter

-clean air filters 

-pay ticket 

-clean up garage

-submit passport app

Thankyou to Rosebud for

Thankyou to Rosebud for starting the thread.

Goal of the day:

Not to watch any TV, unless workload is done.



Do some excercise.

Start writing a draft for my paper, of at least 10+ pages. 

Go to the drugstore.


Wash clothes

Write into diary.

Hypatia's check-in

Now in the panic stage of getting things done before I go on holiday.  it's too late to get everything done, so I'll have to come to a compromise.

  • check typing
  • dictate panel reports
  • dictate reports from desk
  • go through files
  • plan work for tomorrow


rosebud Thursday August 4, 2011

Yesterday evening I posted an intention for today:  

  • Spend less time with computer
  • Sort and toss some plants (or I can just place them among the bushes)
  • Plus everything else I do on a daily basis
So far today I have:
  1. Got up very early
  2. Made coffee
  3. Unloaded dishwasher
  4. Had breakfast and meds
  5. Aired out bedroom
  6. Plants survey
  7. Swept outside deck
  1. Make my bed
  2. Tidy up sewing table
  3. Think abut what to do after that 
Later: I was just going to have a small rest - and fell asleep!! Next:
  1. Drink more coffee
  2. Make my bed
  3. Get dressed
  4. General tidy up
Above is done. More  tidy up to do 
  1. Plant care. Filled up water tub for watering flowers
  2. Made dinner, had dinner & dessert and coffee
  3. Started dishwasher
  4. Started load of laundry

Next: General tidy up