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Friday, 6 April 2012

Friday 6 April 2012

"the arduous thing is ... to know what to do with one's freedom"
-- André Gide

"Relieve me of the bondage of self"
-- Alcoholics Anonymous

"True freedom comes from choosing true responsibility"
-- author unknown

wrkinprogrss: 04/06/12

Hi and good wishes to all.

My "short list" for today:

Laughing = done or done enough
:-) = made or making progress

:-) bookending and check-in at P.A.

Laughing scan work email
Laughing call optometrist re picking up tomorrow
:-) call re next ear appointment and flower essence (did all I can for now)

Laughing eat something
Laughing shower, etc.
Laughing draft reply to P

Laughing make progress on S instructions
Laughing do a load of delicate laundry
make progress on scoping

make progress on presentation development
make progress on clearing some disk space
Laughing 17:30 appointment

preferably cook vegetable soup!
preferably shop online for a-books
preferably order additional uw 

Laughing do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
Laughing take bedtime prescription

journey 10 am *yawn* & updates

Ugh, I am so sleepy today!   I stayed up too late chatting online with friends who don't have to work today!   Unfortunately, I do not have a holiday today so now I am paying for my transgressions.   AND I did not work on my budget either which is what I planned on doing when I sat down at the computer in the first place.   I am used to getting plenty of sleep so today I am tired and grouchy.  

Regardless, I do have work that I want to get done today.   Our management will probably send us home a bit early anyway to beat the holiday traffic so I should plan on getting as much done as possible and look forward to leaving a bit early.   That's the ticket! 

I have been to the gym.  I was a few minutes late to work but not too bad considering that I overslept by 30 minutes.   I've read email, and checked my (empty) calendar.  I am making my todo list now and I will mindfully focus on my work and try to make the day go by quickly.   Some caffeine would probably be in order also. 

I will check back periodically just to confirm that I am awake :)

Update 11 am.   I am awake.  I have my todo list and just got a nice lunch invitation.   I will completely 3 short admin type tasks before going to lunch.

Update 11:30.   I am still awake and I have completed the 3 admin tasks and I have 15 minutes before leaving for lunch.   I'll work on Project M.

Update 3 pm had a nice lunch with friends and made progress on Project M.  No longer feeling sleepy, thanks to the free refills of diet coke at lunch.   Now I'll work on Project O for an hour, then spend the rest of the afternoon doing 15 minutes each on small lower priority projects.


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

kromer 9:40 CI

Today doesn't have that much time for work, because it's good Friday, but I'll do my best to focus while I'm here.

*Email MK, JW (will do this soon)
*Prep for research progress update (ideas for convo w/ JS, retinoids mtg, look at RNA and prot. expr of meiotic genes in C. elegans, EA's paper)
*Plan out stainings (working on this now)
*Dose a. (will do this soon)
*r/o probes
*msg bro, email bro, email re: taxes, call CH about lunch (working on this now)
*Go to good Friday service
*Help with church youth group
*Meet a friend for dinner
*Go to research progress update (will do this soon)

*Harvey fellows inst. registration

OK, that's a lot but it's OK, I can do it. 

Working on prep  for research prog. update

Steppin check in

After a couple of ok weeks, I've hit one of those days. I've started on a diet which makes me cranky with sugar-cravings, my friend cancelled an appointment and I'm stressing a bit over some music I have to learn. Not anything horrible, just small things piling up.
Now I'll practice a bit, see how it goes and report back.

 3.21 pm update

Practice went fine

Got home, made good, healthy lunch and didn't surrender to my sugarcravings!

Now: Go for a walk, then do some housework

Finding a way CI

As it was the Good Friday holiday I had a really different day - no work at all (unless you count housework!)

  • Ate my breakfast in bed and read my novel
  • Went to church service
  • Looked at and replied to emails
  • Cooked hot cross buns
  • Made lunch
  • Rested
  • Spent time with my husband
  • Talked on the phone with my sister
  • Did an enormous pile of dishes
  • Ate hot cross buns
  • Planned a day out canoeing tomorrow
  • Made and ate dinner

These were all good things to do and I only had about 5 minutes where I gave myself a hard time about not doing 'backlog' jobs.

For those here who are taking an Easter break, I hope it is restful and inspiring.

My check in

Thanks movingalong for starting 

Woke up late, It's my mistake i should have slept early. 

8.00 - 12.00 -4hours- 9,30 mints session with 15 mints break in between

12.00 - 1.00 - Jog+shower+lunch

1.00 - 3.00 - Rest  - I didn't take rest to compensate for the lost hours

3.00 - 7.30 -  4.5 hours - 10,30 mints seesin with 20 mints break in between.

7.30 - 8.30 - Yoga - scarificed the time for studies

8.30 - 9.00 - Dinner

9.00 - time to bed - Relax + phone calls+Update forum thread + to cover up for external interruptions. Shouldn't be awake after 11 - i was awake till  later 11Smile. I would take rest from my studies tomorrow so no problem.

I planned for 19- 30 minutes session , i ended up with 16 - 30 minutes session. Over all, though i didn't complete few healthy activities, i completed my studies for the day. 

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 CLA 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. Cook and eat breakfast

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

13. Eat lunch

14. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

15. Wash dishes

16. Go to the 4 p.m. telephone DA meeting

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

18. Eat dinner

19. Test blood sugar at bedtime

20. Inject insullin

21. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share