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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Good morning, have a productive day! 

HighwaysSlave check in

Total bust for me too!


I tried to practice and was made so nauseous I had to stop and go sit in my chair.  Focusing on the things I needed to focus on while sick was not happening.


Hopefully tomorrow will be better! 

hjf2bme's check-in 1/25/12

5:30 home w/ a bad headache, eat, relax, watch news

6:30 ok, here I am...headache gone...ought to do something

check email,fb

7:20 break/check on son!! 

made dinner! 

8:00 clean den

kitchen/dining room

cat litter box 

ready  or not, here I go! 

Checking in a little later

Checking in a little later then I wanted to, but here is today's plan:

  • Go to gym and work out--at least three miles. Try to beat last PR of 43:58.

  • Come home and shower/change.

  • Check any urgent work emails.
  • Read through M's writing and comment.
  • Work on editing project for at least three hours (in 15 minute bursts using the online chat).
  • Fluff clothes in dryer.
  • Fold clothes in dryer.
  • Make dinner.
  • Put the bag in guest room in outside storage.
  • Clean up dinner.

  • Make lunch for hubby.

Today was a total bust.

Today was a total bust. Nothing to put on list. Only thing that was accomplished which was not on daily list was ordering cell phones online. Will try again tomorrow.


Hang in there!

Hang in there! Tomorrow is a new day...

Vic 1/25/12

Show up (done), basics (almost) calender.

Love the starter, Church librarian where I volunteer will only use a
typewriter because she has computer fear. Now I know how she gets
everything done!!! I will print it and show herhow her fear is really a
blessing in disguise.

Was reminded by Agnus share to never overestimate the power of "showing up" . When I got
consistency in PA showing up, the benefits were remarkable, more than I
could imagine, that connection to other PAers, intention, etc. perhaps
could not be measured daily, however, on a yearly basis, it was quite
significant. Showing up is huge!!!

I "think" we are done with my son's cyber school midterms. He says we
are and I have procrastinated looking on line for fear he is wrong, and
then have until midnight to get the remaining work in or ask for an
extension. So that will be my next plunge into taking responsibility for
life on life's terms.

Progress not perfection, one day at a time. Thanks for being here.

update- done, grateful I called when I did to speak with one of the teachers because the computer did not reflect what she told me. now need to take care of self.

Hello everybody. Productive

Hello everybody. Productive wishes to all of you.

- Breakfast. Done.

- Shower. Not done. Can't remember when was the last time I showered ;P.

- Work with Arduino. Done.

- Go to work to solve some preliminaries. Done.

- Write, write, write, for tomorrow you have to deliver your writings to P. Perhaps you will go to bed very late. Forget about self-sabotage in any variant just for today. Didn't write as I came late from work. P hasn't answered yet; maybe we'll have no meeting tomorrow after all. But be warned for it may become another self-sabotaging manoevr from yours to not do your duties.

- Check-in to include in past-tomorrow's list: bank (get some cash, do monthly payment, search your card - gulp, I hope I can find it), telephone company (I already did the extensive search for the new cellphone, I have to gather some documents and papers yet), go downtown for that refund - devolution, plus what you have to do that day. I remembered I needed money this morning to buy pills. It couldn't wait any longer, so I went to the bank, I renewed my card since I couldn't find mine. Got money and bought pills. So there was no time for me to take a shower. Friday, I will go to the telephone company and downtown for my refund.

I already:

- Emailed O and got response.

- Emailed C and haven't gotten answer back. Couldn't come in contact with C but I did show up for our appointment nevertheless it was somehow unconfirmed, and it went very well. In other times, I'd rather not go to that appointment in favour of surfing the Net, so I'm in progress.

- Surfed enough. But I did some not-selfish work there, so my veredict is: it's good to do it but I have to manage myself so I don't surf, although useful, during a hard-work morning like today is supposed to be. Didn't surf for the rest of the day (well, maybe 10 minutes) nor I did pot.

It was a good day. Thanks to the Creator@ for it. I feel blessed. I hope I'm deserving. 

Peace to everyone :). Letting for shower. Yeah, sure, haha.


Fear is only a thought and as a thought you can ignore it.

HighwaysSlave -- !2:32

Okay.  Been having a run of nasty stuff.  Got over the migraine and got food poisoning from stuff that we thought was safe from the broken fridge--now repaired--that was indeed not.



I'm feeling somewhat better today.  And I will start these things.

1) I hour of piano

2) Correcting my purpose statement

3) Sending my purpose statement to my prof

and by no later than tomorrow, I will line up all the dates by which I need to have these in (for some reason, my program tends to have late dates for admission, even if you are applying for an assistantship...

 Will do lots more as I get better. 

clement ci


love the thread starter.

as for what others have said, i have had the problem of reading internet news / blogs for hours, and the problem of re-reading my own emails (and posts :P). sigh.

I've sort of given up on keeping up with politics cuz i have to work :P I'm trying to keep tabs a little.

and my big problem is guilt over wasted time this morning. It's debilitating and i can't see how i'll ever catch up.

I know the right answer: this minute is the first minute of the rest of my life, but that seems so irrelevant when i feel so overwhelmed.

I'm going to chat thru some repentance and forgiveness from God and back to the old standby of making a schedule and working on each next right action, one at a time. God please help.


this verse came to my mind, so i looked it up. It and he several verses before were EXACTLY what i needed to hear (emphasis mine):

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:1-0

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


kromer 10:30 CI

Feeling really behind this week
Need to:
*Finish analyzing data (working on this now)
*Undergrad ad (will do this soon)
*W18 plan
*Start stainings  (will do this soon)
*Type up notes
*Email about dinner party.
*cm, check expts (will do this soon)
*Microburst comp work verification

*Email T (will do this soon)

Honing the approach

So, I am set to travel out of town this weekend, and will be receiving house guests immediately upon my return. Despite some progress at work, I got slammed yesterday and am already reeling. I won't have the weekend to catch up. I also need to make the apartment more presentable; it's quite cave-like at the moment. On top of that, I have committed to volunteering at a social event/fundraiser Friday evening. Ergo, I have to be sharp. I can't be lackadaisical at work, I have to leave early, I have to clean efficiently at home, and I have to go to bed early so I can extract the maximum from the next 3 days, then travel Saturday morning. I am a little down because I thought I was doing better with my turn around time, but I ran a little query that shows it's as bad as ever, and I am dead last in the group, as always. Urk. Well, too late in the month to fix it for January. Don't know why I was unrealistically optimistic. Have to press on and get better practices in place going forward.

Goal 1: Up to 30 minutes per case, then move on. Concentrate on starting each 30 minute block with intensity, not dawdling and easing into each 30 minutes, which makes only the last 15 productive. 

Goal 2: Break for lunch.

Goal 3: No internet until 5 PM. Have to be firm.

Goal 4: Leave at 7 PM!!! Important to get in the groove because I will need to do that when my guests are here, too. I can't complain no one comes to see me if I am unavailable when someone does. I need to establish some balance and focus on something other than staying at work just to assuage my guilt about how slowly I do the work.That's no solution.

Goal 5: Quick dinner.

Goal 6: Clean 15 minutes x 4 at home. Hard for me, but an hour should make a nice and noticeable impact.

Goal 7: Bed by 10 PM!!! Highly unlikely, but will try very hard.

Back to report.

Ag ci

LaughingReally like that thread-starter, Fermonia - thanks for the grins!  Akin to compulsive news-mastication, I noticed myself yesterday re-reading my own email text when someone replies with my original attached!  Sheesh.  I'm sure it's part ego, part fear: I feel compelled to see if I "sounded" stupid or brilliant or, at least, like I knew what I was talking about...Damn insecurity of addiction!:-P

I've had a little prayer time, pet time, breakfast, checked J's sugar, did some work on an assignment from my sponsor and counselor, had all my sponsor/sponsee calls and another from an old friends returning to recovery (thank you, God!), made one phone call for work, and read today's check-ins here. It feel sgood to be among friends! :-)

Now I need to
Laughinglog on to the timecard and complete it for the last few days --- UPDATE:Yellit didn't save!  Have to go back and recreate it now. grrr...OK, DONETongue out

Tongue outremember to log my time as I go today (please God help me remember!) UPDATE: OH yeah...This has been a teachable experience (losing an hour's worth of timecard re-creation, then having to REDO the re-creation what wouldn't have been needed in the first place if I'd kept current!):rolleyes:

Laughingregister for the convention,
Laughinglog this smallish pile of recent debit receipts into Q,
Laughingreview yesterday's PM notes

review my small notebook and schedule actions 

Laughingcomplete a doc review for SS
Laughingcall KN ew webinar presenters,
Laughingmake a phone call re APs at 10:30,
Laughingreview my available hours for coaching Ft Laud
Laughingmeet with LG at noon to discuss trainings
LaughingADDED: summarize call in an email
            ask PM if KT can facilitate their trainings
            schedule some more research time for them
Laughingeat what I committed for lunch,
Undecidedline up help for J while I'm away Thurs night - UPDATE: partly done but unclear who if anyone will stay overnight. R will take him to movies, make sure he eats, medicates and gets home OK. Then I think I'll just have Jas swing by early Fri morning.

complete the webinar slides and talking points and send them to AC,
outline webinar approach for FITF Feb. 9
one hour on backlogged emails

Laughingelectrician coming at 5:30 - prep J to facilitate
LaughingLive Meeting training at 6
Laughingeat what I committed for dinner
Laughingphone meeting 7:30pm
Sealedwrite down J's routine for Th nite-Fri morning for his helper--DON'T NEED
Step 10 - sked tomorrow: clean up JP notes and send, write/send FtL and KC reports, write R Coaching Report, travel to FtL; sked trip folo incl more research for FtL

 "My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

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 Fermiona for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Eat breakfast

2. Do numbers

3. Eat lunch

4. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Mail bills

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

Thanks for letting me share

love the thread starter Fermiona!

Over-reading the news is one of my ways of procrastinating too!   It's amazing how fascinating it can be to read the same news over and over again when I should be working lol 

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

Recycler CI Jan 25 6:50am EST


Thanks for the great threadstarter, Fermioa!

CI below. 48 hours until I go on a spur-of-the-moment trip. I haven't planned for this trip, so that means that I have to wash clothes, pack, and get it together.

For the trip, I will need to use [mild] caffeine pills. However, this means that I cannot give myself a little energy boost of caffeine while I am trying to get ready.

I am excited about my trip. I will go on Friday at 3am whether I am ready or not lol! However, it would be good if I could at least take clean clothes with me, and leave the condo Not In A Total Shambles. It's ok that the Christmas tree is still up; that isn't a goal yet.

Playing music seems to help. I may try that.

CI 6:30am. Up, take puppy for a walk, check email. I can't eat breakfast because I have an MD appt at 11am for physical + blood tests. Since my trip is in 48 hours, maybe I will try doing 48 things, and see how far I can get?

8:11am. Carried a bunch of unopened received Ebay boxes into the guest bedroom. That is Plan B after I had to reschedule with my organizer lady's visit because of my trip. She will help me with them in Feb. Took puppy for another walk. Next: Instead of cleaning further, I think I need to get out my suitcases and see if there is anything I can put in them. Let's see: I need 3 complete sets of clothes to pack (4 total for trip).

8:50am. Found, cleaned out & set up 2 duffle-type medium suitcases. Put a couple things in the bags to get started. Remembered to pack camera!!!! Puppy wanted to play, so played a little bit. Next: find bag of special vacation clothes and see what still fits after weight gain since previous trips.

9:30am. Jackpot! Vacation clothes storage bag had 4 clean shirts that I can wear on the trip!!! :) Also found 2 Fanny Packs that fit, and packed socks & laundry bag. Next: I probably *should* take a shower before my dr's appt. But I've already taken 3 showers this week lolololol. Well, maybe one more won't hurt. Need to decide what to wear to dr's appt, too. Not sure I have enough clean pants. Maybe a pair of jeans I can squeeze into??? After returning from dr's appt, I need to put pants in the clothes washer before taking my nap.


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

Journey 6:45

Stayed up too late last night watching the President's speech and commentary afterwards, so I'm sleepy today.   This will be an incentive to going to bed early tonight!

I have an important conference call this morning and team meeting this afternoon.  I'm dropping off my car at the shop about 4 this afternoon so I need to get an early start today and get as much done as I can between meetings.   When working from home, I usually work a longer day but take a lot of breaks to do household chores.  Today I will get as much done as I can before 4 and then take the evening for chores.  

First todo list, then exercise.   I'll check back over breakfast. 


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

Steppin check in

So far I've had my organ lesson (went ok, though I had practiced too little material to work with) and bought a calender. Now my to do list is made, and I'll start practicing the fugue as my next task. Will check in early in the afternoon.


8 pm check in

Ok, so this is evening, not early afternoon. Worked on the fugue, and got my fitness password fixed. But then I got home and suddenly I find myself having procrastinated for 4 hours! Now I'll just have to suck it up and get the next thing on my list done.

Midnight check in

Got started on the new sonata. Not a lot, but a little is also something. Vaccuumed the appartment and cleaned the bathroom. Worked on the piano prelude, started out great but ended up feeling a bit stuck. Before practicing tomorrow, I'll try to figure out how to proceed.

Considering how much I got off track procrastinating, I think I made some allright damage control.


10:30 wash hair, get dressed, eat breakfast - DONE
11:45 study part 1
12:45 study part 2
13:45 lunch, write sms
14:45 study part 3
15:45 study part 4
16:45 prepare 
17:00 study part 5
18:00 study part 6
19:30 leave the house

Lucky's playlist

Great threadstarter, fermiona!

Still not had this email from my mum. Not sure I can do all this today:

Buy dog food :)
Ocado (before 7) :)
Mirror pool :)
Sort finances for tomorrow
Write 3 stories :)
Email catchup - part done
Prayer/bible reading time
Tomorrow's list
Phone & computer downstairs
Bed by 10

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Please help me email my mum this week!