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Wednesday 4 April 2012



At each moment, I can forgive myself and make a new start

'We'll thrive if we are given the freedom and encouragement to try again'

Thanks to chickadee for the image and words.

how do i log into chat

how do i log into chat room?  when I try to post, it says i have to be signed in...but nothing i'm doing gets my name to show up.  thanks for any help

i think i figured it out..thanks

Already started the day

Even though I'm checking in late, I already did a few urgent things today to help solve a crisis with some of my volunteer responsibilities. I helped arrange a presentation for tonight and found out yesterday that we had to move because of a labour dispute. The city sent me an email but with the 100 or so emails I receive everyday I missed it. They did not mark the email as urgent or use the subject line to tell me about the cancellation.

After I arranged another caterer and having our association email everyone to advise them of the change in venues, I found out after the close of business that our guest speaker is having emergency surgery so I had to cancel everything again.

Strange as it seems, I felt energized my doing the work. I spent a long time writing the email to our members to tell them about the cancellation and received an email from one of our executive telling me that the email was exactly the right tone given the sensitive situation.Smile

I attended a support group for people with depression and anxiety last night and felt much better after. I feel ready to tackle the day.

I slept in for only 45 minutes today, rather than 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Because of getting up late I'm not ready for bed until well after midnight, so by tomorrow I should have my sleep cycle back to normal.

I'm proud I did not start the day by looking at my favourite news aggregate site or checking MLB as that's one of my downfalls. I can look at them sometime tonight.

To dos for today

  • email Steve
  • Apply to any job that has a deadline by tomorrow.
  • Draft direct mail letter (review on the weekend when my eyes are fresh)
  • Confirm contact names for 10 organizations to send the letter to.
  • Go for 1 hour walk.
  • Do 3 weeks of laundry (yikes!)
  • Wash one load of dishes
  • Don't turn on the TV or go to any non-work related websites until after 9 pm. Turn TV off at 11 pm. Don't watch TV for the sake of watching it. If there's nothing good on, don't watch it.
  • Spend one hour on social media in terms of using SM to find work and make at least one post to Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • Call friends Marian & Sheryl
  • Bookend tasks
  • Keep a time log
  • Read one chapter on book about recovering from depression
  • Contact agency to find help dealing with my problems
  • Send invoice to deadbeat client
  • Check in PA at least twice




kromer 11 CI

I had a really hard time getting out of bed this morning, with the result that I'm 2 hours late to work. Yuck!

Oh well, I can work well in the time I'm here. I need to:
*Check on/manage expts
*Email MK, JW, JS (will do this soon)
*Make a plan for the week and a long-term plan for mei. project
*Finish counting sample, make change to manuscript and email DP (working on this now)
*Ask about R8 and S8 antibodies, pick up histology and write out staining plans (working on this now)
*Clean up bench (started)
*Collect sample
*Re-order probes, order m. for refractory project. (will do this soon)

*Easter lily stuff 

OK, I'm going to start with counting. Then I'll do emails. Then I'll do expts and cleaning and orders. 

Journey 9 am & updates

Good morning!   Working from home today yay.   I did not go to the gym but I worked out at home.   I thought today would be my first day to exercise outside but it was raining boo.  Anyway, Instant Boss is running, I've read email and checked calendar - two meetings today; and I'm making my todo list now.  Back in 30 with the list. 

Update 10:30  Did I say 30 minutes?  I guess I meant an hour and 30 minutes lol

  • Exercise
  • Breakfast
  • Plan
  • DR meeting
  • Project M - work on I
  • DP Planning
  • Project O - work on com
  • Team meeting
  • Goals review
  • Project MV - reading
  • SH
  • Review F's things
  • feed birds
  • water plants
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • budget
  • call vet - too late, do it tomorrow
  • QT
  • laundry
  • prep for th/fr
  • clip doggie toenails
  • ret planning - just decide where to start




"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

vic 4-5

show up (done) program 1st,

thanks for the starter,

love the concept of starting over, next 3 things.

(((Hypatia))) wishing you


wishing you strength 

Hypatia's check-in

11am and I haven't done anything useful yet.  Spent some time on a bereavement support forum, and have managed to get through another bout of crying.

I'm going to have to divide my work up into very small chunks, and take Agnus's idea of just concentrating for 5 minutes.

  • clear in-tray
  • clear backlog tray
  • file letters
  • lunch
  • write a report
  • prescription
  • reading
  • read XT papers


Lucky's Playlist

(before work) Work out best dates/times for carpet cleaning :)

Finish charity app :)

Contact council tax people to let them know can't pay till Friday, ask for reminder of bank details :)

Pay court fine: either with payment card or going in person on lunchbreak :)

Call gas  people - Actually no, do that tomorrow so they have time to look at charity app

Google carpet cleaning people and call :) (Waiting to hear back re price)

try and use online time at work to get and do some writing/proofing work :)

bag/box stuff and take to attic, throw out rubbish and recycling  :) (a bit)

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.

I want to thank findingaway 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. Test blood sugar after fasting

6. Eat breakfast

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

8. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephong CLA activity line

9. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

12. Declutter 500 e-mail

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

15. Eat lunch

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

17. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

18. Wash dishes

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

20. Test blood sugar at bedtime

21. Inject insullin

Thanks for letting me share

Findingaway CI

Tuesday 10 pm

Tomorrow I will be off to client's office so checking in now. Partly prepared, not as well as I had hoped, but something. Hoping that tomorrow will be productive.