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Tuesday February 21, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Vic 2/21/12

show up (done), caleder, basics

busy day, remembered to stay in the now.

Plus/minus today

Checking in really late because I have been kind of stalled today. I had to drive about 45 minutes to meet with a client this afternoon, then return to the office, and have not been able to get back on track since getting back at 2:30 PM.  I am here physically but mentally absent.  In part it's because I was rushing the last few days to finish the work (one of my big overdue projects) to be discussed with the client today, so I have my usual post-performance letdown wherein I don't want to do anything.  This is a problem because even though I have finished another big overdue project, henceforth designated "bop", I still have 3 more bops to work on, plus my usual load of current work which is always becoming overdue as I fail to (flail to?) keep up. 

I have also been obsessing today over my difficulty connecting with anyone, in large part due to the isolated workcentric lifestyle I have developed. Living in a not-quite-divorced twilight, ambivalent and uneasy about developing a post-marriage social milieu, I find myself thinking about old friends from my past, pre-marriage, when I presumably led a reasonably social life. But this bit of navel-gazing only adds to my procrastination, which in turn adds to my aforementioned work submersion or, more accurately, workplace submersion, just kind of soaking and sulking alone and not getting much done.  Okay, let's try to eke out a couple of hours' worth of productivity.
Goal 1: Work for a timed 30 minutes on some slightly overdue work (7:45-8:15)
Goal 2: Take a timed 10 minute break, working on something for myself other than mindless surfing (8:15-8:30)
Goal 3: Work for 30 minutes (8:30-9:00)
Goal 4: Take another timed 10 minute break, again with the goal of chipping away at something of personal interest (9:00-9:10)
Goal 5: Work for 30 minutes (9:10-9:40)
Goal 6: Leave work at 9:40
Goal 7: Do something for myself at home
Goal 8: To bed by 11:30 PM, so I can come to work early tomorrow and put in a better effort.
Back to report.



What I did today

1. Took shower

2. Got dressed

3. Went to the bus station and bought my monthly pass

4. Ate breakfast

5. Paid for my medicine

6. Went and got an eye exam and paid for glasses

7. Printed out an application for graduation

8. Ate lunch

9. Went and got my hair fixed

10. Bought a belt

11. Bought some hair stuff

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar before dinner

2. Eat dinner

3. Do numbers

4. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

5. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

7. Test blood sugar by bedtime

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

Thanks for letting me share

Findingaway CI

Wednesday 9.45 am

Thanks for the starter, lennon.

Well, very glad to report that yesterday was one of my better work days and I can at last see that it is possible to finish my overdue project M. It used to be that I would have stayed up very late or even all night to finish at this stage, but something has changed, whether for better or worse and I can't seem to stay up late to finish things any more. Maybe just getting too old and tired!

Instead I have rescheduled my office day (where I'll be working on a different project) to tomorrow and hope, hope, hope to finish M today. For this to happen I must work consistently again. Praying for the strength to do that.

I am shelving a lot of small stuff but trying to trust that I will get back to that later.

Steppin ci

Today has been alright. Went to work after having slept 3 hours because my biketire has gone flat, and I tried fixing it all and didn't succeed. Why am I so stuborn sometimes? Well, I did fine at work, but I had to catch up on some sleep afterwards, and I had to skip piano practice. Not good, but organ practice is going ok, which is important as my lesson is tomorrow. I'll practice one more piece, and them I'm done for today. In general, it's going ok right now, so I'll try not to be too hard on myself.

wrkinprogrss: 02/21/12

Hi and good wishes, all!

I'm going to use this post as a place to figure out what I MUST do today, versus what I'd like to do (or already have done) in a hypothetical ideal universe.

OK, here goes:

Done: Smile
brush teeth, splint
spray throat and sinuses
eat something before 13:30 appointment (preferably by 11:30)
submit timecard
make sure what I wear to 13:30 appointment isn't stinky
shower, wash hair, etc
aim to be ready to leave soon enough to be on time for 13:30 appointment
13:30 appointment
research ETA for next LMcMB book

In Progress: Cool
P.A. ck-in, bookending, make choices
job work: make progress incorporating S cts
practice having an appropriate part of myself leading the V

use balancer! (did a bunch at chiropractor appointment)

Must Do:
(all must do's for today are done)

Fully Intend to Do:
15 min. Qi Gong
10 min. clearout

Prefer to Do:
get enough done to have a feeling of good accomplishment!
make & eat ginger-garlic-miso-tofu soup & microwaved yam w/ peanut garnish
update clearout goal here at P.A.

Should Do:
load & run dishwasher
pay cell phone bill

Some Options that Move in the Direction of a Better Future:
practice Shiva Nata?
journal: when/how ping KBF?
journal: if Rally, for what?
journal: how might regress to the mean phenomenon relate to procrastination struggles/habits?
do some skimming in library book?

Some Pleasant Options for Later:
read in apa w/ pencil handy?
make progress on getting corrected list of Tai Chi form movements to useful format?

kromer 1:25 CI

Feeling super slow today

Need to:
*Count 1 (almost done)
*Plan orders
*Do dNTPs
*Look into reporter cells
*Girls grp

Innertruth - noon check-in

Had very productive weekend. Cleaned kitchen and a few drawers I hadn't touched in years. Started on bathroom and actually threw a few things away.

I have a mound of paperwork that it's going to take me a coupled months to sort through. Spent 2 hours on Sunday dealing with it.

Tasks for today:

Contact Leticia, Margaret Readings

Finish proposal (about 3 hours) noon to 3

Propecting - 3 - 5 pm

Laundry - 5 - 7 pm

Dinner & wash dishes - 7 to 8 pm

Go for walk - 8 - 9 pm

Clean bedroom - 9 to 10 pm

Filing and sorting paper - 11 to 12 pm

Check back in once a day




Vask 21st Feb

1) Mail CC bill 

2) Locate various CC and bank folders

3) Organise said folders (at least 5 minutes)

4) General goals checklist

5) Bring in garbage pail

6) Allocate my stuff to my side of the office

7) Revise moving list

8 ) shower; brush teeth

9) Research jobs (ongoing)

10) Research volunteer work 

Bed by 0030 (I have a lot of trouble with this one) 

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."

AllOfTheAbove, 21 feb, 10:54 am.


Ready to start :D. This Pomodoro technique has been a life-saver. Whoah!!!!

Today, I:

- Will go to TD.

- Before that, study Hall Effect.

- Do some pomodoros on playing (this is hard to start, so I will do it right away).

- Some pomodoros on Pd tutorial

- Talk by phone to suspend service.

- Talk by phone to reactivate service.

- Go to pay for V to the bank.


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

katia 2.21

I got my physics hw done on sunday! :) I was very excited. It is really hard for me to get things that are already overdue done.

Things to do today:
-Revise Optics HW #1
-Read problems for Optics HW #3
-Look at Physics HW for this week eek!
-Physics test review
-Read article for writing
-Study for physics
-Create "cheat sheet" for physics
-Look over solutions for Physics HW #3
-Play game for writing assignment
-Update calendar

That seems like alot more than I thought.

Can't believe my Physics test is tomorrow! Eek.

Max Barraclough

The Big 4
Stay in touch

Tasks - 12 Total
call M
call N
call NSm
call precinct
activate cards
dinner reservations
student ID
Prof S
go through e-mail
sched something with R 

Agnus checking in

Thanking my Higher Power for a new day to be clean, sober and abstinent from all my addictions - what a miracle! Today's plan, with HP's help:

SmileReview my counseling homework
SmileHelp J as needed
SmileHelp R give cat his IV
YellBe on time for 12n counseling appt seven minutes late - bwaaahh!
UndecidedLunch; pack dinner to take to BW tonight lunch was fine but I didn't pack a dinner
SmileProj W timeblock 1 hour - actually did 2 hrs on emerging issues, but still have backlogs
SmileProj R timeblock 1 hour
FrownProj C timeblock 1 hour
SmileBe on time for Proj B onsite @ 5:30 (eat dinner there)
SmileWork Proj B onsite (3 hours)
SmileHome, walk dog, help J
SmileStep 10-11 and bed by 11 ---well, 11:15 now but on my way!  G'nite, PA-pals!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Richard Check In 2/21/12

I am hoping for a better Day. I have been sick and depressed. Work up feeling better today.

I may try phone check in if home at 11am. Have never done phone metting  in  not sure to do or say?

Prayer and Meditation

  1. Work on M.Plan for Home.
  2. Feed and  walk Dog 
  3. watch v on Dog trng
  4. Clean off PC Desk. 
  5. Buy R. stn.
  6. take mesayurements for dedecorating B.rm
  7. make shopping redor list
  8. Clean and put dishes away.
  9. put numbers in cell phone
  10. emails Cousin A. and L
  11. Call Nelsons send in weekly stats
  12. Take night time meds
  13. Buy Dish scrubber
  14. Read destruckafcaton

Journey 10 am

Working from home today after a long weekend . . .danger zone!   So far doing ok, I have read email, exercised, made todo list and had a healthy breakfast.   I've been eating lots of junk food the past few days and used 'birthday week' as an excuse but that excuse is worn out - time to get back on track with eating healthily.   

I'll post my todo list here since that really helps me stay on track when working from home.    In the back of my mind, I considered not posting it . . .but that is the addiction talking, here goes.

  • Plan
  • exercise 
  • check email/calendar
  • Project O - check execs
  • Project O - consider converting - yes
  • Project O - work on port
  • Project O - if time, begin combine - started work on converting instead
  • Project M - review plan, begin install
  • Project M - read about options
  • Review spreadsheets
  • If time, two documents to read
  • Go thru financial paperwork folder
  • vitamins
  • laundry - started
  • dishes - started
  • dinner
  • budget
  • Cancel WoW
  • Download the meditation book
  • Quiet time
  • Personal reading
  • If time, order housewarming and stockings
  • If time, shiva nata

 Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone.  Thanks for being here.


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

Recycler CI Feb 21 6:30am EST


Thanks for the threadstarter, Lennon! :)

6am Up, walk puppy, feed puppy, eat breakfast, take meds.

Goals for today: 8:45 drive to 9:30 therapist appt, After appt, go to craft store. If still feel well enough, go to grocery store. Putter around, nap. Hopefully see friend in afternoon, then Art Class tonight.

So, I have a 2-hour chunk before going to therapist. Maybe I can run the clothes washer? :)

Have a great day, everyone! :)


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

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting lennon

Up prayer reflection
Checked emails and post

x Tidy papers on table
x Tidy up in kitchen
x Study French
x Reply to two friends emails
Sort and reply and file info on travel info which I had asked for before I found out about needing a new operation
xx Start step two in new fellowship
Write on travels
x Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Looking at this there is rather a lot of writing/admin to do and it seems not very balanced.

x Lunchtime and I have been badly distracted with an email about a Tribunal hearing on Thursday

xx Six thirty in the evening and have spent the afternoon with a needy friend and I am needy too except my need is to get on with my own stuff.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and finished Step two and Step three though I shall look over what I have written in the next few weeks
Some reading of a travel book with attention to the style but no writing on my own travels

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

Lucky's Playlist

Shiva Nata
S website - Part done
Catch up on email
Before work - Switch off bathroom light & put away mug/glass
Court 9.30 - get normal train, ask for debt officeSmile
Story for website
Contact bank re missing cardSmile
Contact agencies - Part done
Plan what to discuss in counsellingSmile
Counselling at 7Smile
Ocado (check what's low!)Smile
FP prepSmile
Prayer timeSmile
Clear table
Write down money spentSmile
Tomorrow's listSmile 

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar three times

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Go to the bus station and purchase a monthly pass

6. Bring some bags and some soap to a center

7. Go to the vocational group at 11 a.m.

8. Go to get my medicine

9. Eat lunch

10. Go to my hair appointment at 3 p.m.

11. Eat dinner

12. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

13. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

15. Go to Dr. Bizers and get my check-up and pay for glasses Smile

Thanks for letting me share

4:30 -

4:30 - 4:44               Wake up /Bathroom Laughing
4:45 - 5:00               Prayer devotion - Exercise Yoga Laughing
5:01 - 6:00               Breakfast - Pancake from scratch Laughing
6:01 - 6:25         
      Dishes Laughing
6:25 - 6:30               Feed Chickens, Cats, Dog Sadie, Rabbit, Ducks Laughing
6:31 - 7:00                I took a power nap  HEREShower get dressed for the day- Laughing put on something nice  
9:00 - 9:30               Turned on Computer  - Lunch Preparation-  ChickenLaughing
9:31 - 10:30             Spoke to Bank- Faxed information - Spoke to Kids -Paid Bills - Mr. LewLaughing
10:31 - 11:00           Start Making Lunch- side dishes, bake a cake, boil potatoes etc,.Laughing
11:01 - 12:00           Lunch Preparation - Watch TV Laughing
12:01 -12:45            LunchLaughing
12:45 - 1:00             DishesUndecided
1:01 - 3:45              Study for Finals- on Thursday
3:46 - 4:25               Coffee Break with NIV, SWA, MA, VA 
4:25 -4:30                Dishes
4:31 -5:00                MSC updates
5:01 - 6:00               Prepare evening meal
6:45 - 7:00               Dishes
7:00 - 7:30               Call Kids
7:31 - 9:45               Online Classes  - Watch TV
9:46 - 10:00             Shower
10:00 – 11:00          Jay Leno or Murder She Wrote - sleep

Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy