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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

May you have a new season of hope!

late arrival spring equinox!

Thanks movingalong for the fab starter :)

I've been finding it really difficult to focus lately, but have a theory as to why: it's my first year anniversary of ditching the booze etc!! Goodness gracious me, an entire year, and apparently one can feel a bit out-of-sorts on your 'birthday'. I don't know why. Probably a sort of reaction.

Anyway, I have left out my yoga practice the last three mornings in a row as well, and have procrastinated like mad over my seminar presentation, which I now have to give on Thursday and which I am re-titling to make it less scary: not a 'presentation', a 'pearl of wisdom'...

In that spirit, I will make a very short list for the rest of this evening (about one hour):

  • find arresting images to illustrate my points
  • consider structuring my seminar around just one or two case histories
  • get the up-to-date figures on funding etc that I need
  • write a list for tomorrow
  • put on a laundry tonight

Commit to checking in tomorrow morning AND checking out as well. 


not a single thing! But for bursting in the chatbox...

...I would have done nothing at all!

Ok, I did some more research about arts council funding. That was all really. I have to sort myself out!!!!!

As I said to someone earlier, if I'd done just half an hour's reading a day every day since my course began I'd be laughing now!!! Grrrrrr!!!!!!

katia 3.20

Hi everyone! Been in classes all day- just hanging out in the computer lab waiting for the bus to my car. Figured I'd make a list!
I did NOT get my paper done last night, but I did do more with it than the past 10 days. I am also excited I got everything else off my list. Rich text is weird btw, but I want the smileys everyone is using!

I did not do very well on my Optics midterm :( But the kinda good news is that almost 30% of the class did worse than I did.

Things to do this evening:
-Finish the damn paper
-Assignment 2 self assessment
-Physics Lab #4
-Discuss summer plans
-Email Dr. Brown
-Email Greg
-Email Nik W.
-Paper tasks
-Pick out quotes consalvo
-Read other secondary sources

-pick out quotes bainbridge
-Polish what is written now
-Add sources
-Work on 4th/5th body paragraphs
-Revise conclusions 
-Final revision

Guitarjenny check-in 3-20

Ok...I've already been up for over 9 hours but then ruined several hours by getting extremely distracted.  I have tons of things on my to-do list(s), but I will focus on MITs.  (hard for me to pick MITs)

I just remembered I didn't shower cuz in such a rush this morning.


1.  Put away groceries

2.  Shower/hygiene stuff

3.  Meeting

4. Wash Car

5.  Wash Laundry

6.  Make Supper

7.  Clean up supper (wash dishes etc)

8.  time with sweetie...maybe an hour?  maybe half hour?  not sure but i must restrict it

9. BRs like I've never BRed before

10.  Brush teeth, floss, ready for bed

11.  Thank Higher Power for another day in recovery!


Happy Equinox!

wrkinprogrss: 03/20/12

Happy Equinox, all!

May we experience lots of satisfying accomplishment, this season!

***Do for sure:***
:-) assess laundry needs, do 1 load (dark colored load done)
Laughing brush teeth & splint
Laughing eat something (oatmeal!)
hwash dbra for Thur
:-) choose item(s) from rec list & make progress
Laughing shower, wash hair, etc.
Laughing 1:30 appointment (incl balancer?)
Laughing do 15 minutes of Qi Gong

***Chosen positive efforts for good:***
:-) prioritize
lead-the-V requests (as needed)!
:-) check-in and bookending at P.A.

***I recommend these to myself:***
mail phone bill payment
Laughing submit timecard(s)
Laughing do a next act toward backups (created script, still working out bugs)
see planned actions list on status report
D checklist work
further load dishwasher, wash p+s
cook artichoke
Laughing balance checkbook and start new register
Laughing update P.A. calendar with changes M sent
make more progress on tax data entry
:-) research H-area hotel possibilities for Fri & Sat (no green hotels close by, thinking I'll commute from home rather than pay $80+ for 2 nights non-green lodging)
some microstep toward cleaner house (maybe clear off bathroom sink?)
draft FYI for group about isecurity.exe
Laughing do a microstep re figuring out list of Spring priorities and tentative schedule

***Worth a try for more joy in the future:***

send email to P? (journal first?)
tapping or journaling or Shiva Nata
get Express or similar
could clear-out goal be a fun game?
knitting progress

Vitality for action!

Sending hope to all,
regardless of where on Planet Earth you are,
whether it's Spring, Autumn,
Rainy Season, Dry Season,
Growing Season, Harvest Season,
or some other climate in your region ...
may you all find joy and vitality to move forward!

Agnus ci and follow-up

G'morning, dear friends! Putting yesterday behind me (thank God), I look forward to a new day to be procr-abstinent! Working reduced hours puts me at risk for making mistakes since I have less structure, so I really need my PA planning tool today. I have already done my program work, pet care, J care, ran a long-procrastinated errand (yay!), and swatted a few com flies. Next up:

SmileConfirm 2pm appt
SmileEat a peaceful and mindful lunch
SmileFind out format of webinar recordings, com to hq for synch-ers and update client
Make the scary vaca calls
Invoice voice client
SmileCall KC, FtL and CMG re reduced hours and implications
Talk with LN about JP/MO
Smile3:30 prepare printouts for the 4:30 meeting
Smile4pm Leave for 430 appt - (Be On Time--the spiritual principle of anonymity means I'm not somebody special for whom clocks do not apply! <laughs at self>)

SmileWalk doggie
UndecidedPOSTPONED TIL MORNING - Wash stinky doggie!
SmileMake and eat a peaceful mindful dinner
Test and pack backup printer
SmileLine and reorg bottom kitchen cabinets
Plan meals through 3/31
UndecidedPOSTPONED - Research dog grooming (on DIY now that hours/income are cut)
SmileTalk to J about going to bank tomorrow for refi
9 pm prayers, relax
10pm bed

UPDATE 10pm - A boss emailed late today about a task I forgot to do, and the voicework client sent 2 more scripts - all due tomorrow, and I've got spring training tix for 1pm tomorrow here, and a campground reservation 3 hours away Wed-Thurs night. So it's crank time! Going to chat through tonight and hope I get some shuteye before dawn...Higher Power, please help me!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Rexroth Check In 06.16

Thanks for the start movingalong

Woke at 4.30 and could not get back to sleep. I have a sore throat and feel very anxious.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

Out to first meeting with psychologist and if that is all I do it will be enough

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 21.49

Spent the rest of the day mainly resting and feel fine about it.

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

Im excited to start a new

Im excited to start a new day of getting things done!!

here we go!

-get up at 6:25! That's 30 minutes earlier than most days in tha past.  I need to leave at 6:55.


-finish organizing bathroom closet  

- straighten 

- do everything i need to do at school, make a list when i get to work.  Impact students' lives.

- cg, spend quality time with girls.  be honest with self and others.  


-just do one small thing you've been putting off and see how it feels-

Vaskaat 20 March


  • Make bed
  • 30 leglifts
  • Shower
  • F Oil (purchase more)
  • Mouthwash/brush 


  1. Gift for M - OS purchase
  2. Job search (10+ minutes)
  3. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  4. Practise chanter at least 5 minutes
  5. Coding study (10+ minutes)
  6. Renew book
  7. Pet care: Afternoon/evening
  8. Lock up house 
  9. Mouthwash/brush


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

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 movingalong for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

5. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

6. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

7. Test blood sugar after fasting

8. Eat breakfast

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Wash dishes

12. Put things in the back closet

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

14. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

15. Eat lunch

16. Go to my mother's apartment

17. Go to the grocery store

18. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

19. Eat dinner

21. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone Spenders meeting

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

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

24. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

25. Test blood sugar at bedtime

26. Inject insullin

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