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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Have a very happy Sunday everyone!

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findingaway CI

Monday 10.30 am

Have already done some things today, checking in now. Lists are made for the week (although more things inevitably crop up along the way). Now I need to prioritise today's tasks and get going!

Noticing how some things are more scary/hard than others; some look easy. I will do two easier tasks and one harder task to get going, then an hour of fairly routine work. Then the one I really want to avoid, but I can still do it, and it won't even take long.

Ok, have numbered priorities.

Thank you all for being here

wrkinprogrss: 01/08/11

Hi, All, and good wishes for your day!

It helped me to do check-in and bookending, here, yesterday. My day was moderately productive and I feel good about that. So I'll do it again today.

My list for today is as follows:


Done on Sunday, 01/08/12:
shower, etc
participate in P.A. chat meeting
participate in R. call-in
get something to eat
check in and bookend at P.A. (good enough)
QG/TC class
grocery shopping
make next audible purchases
use balancer
garbage out & -> St
watched VV video (very satisfying!)

In Progress on Sunday, 01/08/12:
make shopping lists
modify Tai Chi movements list and/or vmail prompts, create form for noting directions matrix for feet, torso, etc

Not Done on Sunday, 01/08/12:
run dishwasher
water/weed toward planting tulips
research/see any open houses
drugstore shopping 

tracy-la check in 1-8


The Bottom Line

For everything worthwhile in life, there is a price to pay. The price is the bottom line. There is no free lunch. While we have learned that we cannot overcome compulsive procrastinating and the diseased thoughts we've accumulated along the way without the support of our Higher Power and the PA group, we also know that PA is not a free ride to productivity. Each of us must look at the bottom line.

The price of freedom from compulsive procrastinating is the avoidance of all personal triggers for procrastination. It is the discipline of schedules, using timers, using calendars, writing out minigoals and tasks, learning to say "no," using the next 15 (or 5) minutes, delegating, avoiding certain sites on the Internet, avoiding certain information overloads (books or newspapers), etc., etc. We cannot have a new life of freedom from compulsion if we continue to cling to our old excesses. We cannot be free and procrastinate at the same time. We must be willing to pay the price.

As we move along each day in abstinence, we form new habits and we become accustomed to living without extra, unnecessary food. We begin to change in positive, constructive ways. One day at a time, in small installments, we pay the price of our new growth and progress. What we gain is infinitely more than worth the cost!

May I be willing to pay the price today.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations 



Vic 1/8/12

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Look at ccalender (done)

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Journey 9:45 & updates

Gotta get some stuff done before a family thing this afternoon.   


  • Yoga
  • Clean tub
  • Shower
  • Decide what to wear
  • water plants
  • dishes
  • laundry
  • put salsa chicken in crock pot
  • cat litter
  • find pens
  • cancel netflix
  • straighten house
  • Get dressed
  • Gary's reception
  • Make cornbread
  • Dinner
  • more dishes
  • Prep for tomorrow
  • Relax with some chamomile tea for an hour before bed - in progress!
Totally doable if I don't waste time goofing off on the computer.  Later!



Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

glad you are back, too! :)


Glad you are back, too! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

wb victor!

Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.


I find once our conscious energy connects in PA, we stay connected, for me, sort of like "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." happy you checked back, PA friend Vic

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 maxbarraclogh for starting this trend.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Throw some food away

2. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

3. Eat brunch

4. Clear floor

5. Clear tables

6. Clear couch

7. Clean bathroom

8.Take shower

9. Get dressed

10. Go to mom's house and get meat

11. Go to grocery store

12. Go to funeral home at 2 p.m.

13. Do numbers

14. Do questions for tonight's meeting

15. Eat dinner

16. Go to the 7 p.m. online EA meeting

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

18. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Steppin check in

Daily practice:
Concert piece

Make profile on housing website
Black laundry

I'm having one of those days, where every thing feels like a dull task and so my ability to concentrate is low. That mentality is a real creativtity killer, and makes especially music practice much harder and more frustrating than it use to be. But I read in an article on concentration, that we don't get distracted because we're bored. We get bored because we're distracted. So I wont give up and hopefully motivation will come, if I make a little progress. I hope at least.

Recycler CI Jan 8 8am EST


Thanks for the ThreadStarter, Max! :)

I have turned on the radio this morning, to see if it will help me start moving around?

7am. Up, walk puppy, feed puppy, check email & surf Internet while breakfast cooks, eat breakfast.

Oooo, need to take medicine. Let me do that, and putter around a little bit, and see if I can get anything started?

Took meds. Did my doll & Mickey Mouse photography for the week, and posted online. Took puppy for a walk. Took nap. Cooked lunch & letting it cool a few minutes before eating.

Friend called me about going out, but I said I have to eat lunch first. They have to do laundry. They will call me later. Maybe after lunch I will have at least a small energy push to do something?

Have a great day! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Lucky CI

Okay, evidently phone needs to be DOWNSTAIRS not 'out of reach'... I stayed up late on the internet and slept all morning again.
Another huge row with my housemate last night - I've brought down a court order on both of us for nonpayment of council tax, and she wants me to borrow £1200 by tomorrow to pay it, or she's probably going to ask me to leave and end our friendship. 

Edit: I managed to raise the money...

Bathroom shelves
Hoover downstairs :)
Watch EFT video
Parents cards and emails
Financial sorting :)
Interview prep :) (A bit!)
Shower :)

CoDA meeting? 1pm

DA meeting? 3pm 
Prayer time
Shiva Nata
Tomorrow's list :)
Phone downstairs
Bed by midnight

Max Barraclough

1. Morning routine
2. Evening routine
3. Return all communication w/in 12 hours
4. Read WSJ/

bank: fraud, laptop, cc stuck, mystery charges

? buy piano

call D, UP, A, E
dream log
follow up w/EB
shop: pillows, pillocases, linen, comforter

Sort papers 
School tasks 

AE book
FbR book