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Friday 6th July 2012

"We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right." Marianne Williamson

Agnus following up

DONE - Look up a phoner meeting
DONE - Look at pre-vaca cached products and compare to content from L
            Write new product(s) and email to L
            Contact T about the product missed during power outtage
DONE - Contact V about when to schedule the new job pre-vetting appt
            Take J to his Mom's (pack laundry in car)
            Do laundry while he visits with his Mom
            Dinner with his Mom
            Make a meeting

 Internet access here is p-a-i-n-fully slow so I've barely accomplished anything and it's almost time to leave for dinner with my in-laws - Lord help me!  On the up side I did find a phone meeting for later tonight, dodged alot of email bullets, scheduled my new job HR appt, and had a lovely walk with the dog in bear country :-) - high adventure!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

wrkinprogrss: 07/06/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

My to-do/ta-da list for today:

¡ These'd make a good difference to me ! :

Made or am making progress journaling/stone-skipping/Sat look-forward/similar (signif. thoughts/notes re needs!)
Done or done enough prioritize
Made or am making progress do bookending and checking in at P.A.

Made or am making progress make notes re cravings, as per plan
Done or done enough make a pass through job work email
Made or am making progress eat and take Rx and supplements

Made or am making progress read P notes, start drafting M reply (did some reading, took some notes)

ck for K cts
Made or am making progress check: any reply from K re f from A? (yes) address?
figure next act on wrap-up of xxxxx260

look for another job work bit that's feasible to complete, note next act
(maybe see job work lists, recent emails, older to-do list notes)

shower (consider washing hair?), dress, shevel, tape
make CVS Rx pickup and purchases

listen re habits during tasks for doing a load of laundry
listen re habits while washing 2 beverage containers, loading dishwasher
bit of balancer time?

think(/journal?) re photo workshop possibilities in August
order headphone adapter(s)
clear some disk space

start an ABCDEF experiment
Done or done enough do QG+DrP exercises

maybe make a to-do/ta-da list for Saturday?
&/or start creating/singing an evening song?

Things that I did that weren't on the list:

Undecided significant training research (and related email proposal)
Undecided email to R re photos

Hiyall! Lotsa catchup

Hiyall! Lotsa catchup news...Today is first since 6/15 with both Internet and time to pull out the laptop. Our camping vacation through the Mid-Atlantic states has been awesome so far.  We are enjoying the break. J can't drive or do much else, but I can thankfully manage almost everything alone. I am certainly learning to heed when I need to rest!  This is doggie's first trip too, and he's doing great.

We've enjoyed great visits at family homes, and a memorial service in Maryland for a longtime family friend who passed peacefully at 90+ after a wonderful and impactful life.  It was an honor to help eulogize her, and a great joy to see so many old friends from her family - they lived across the street from us 59 years ago and we all kind of grew up together. 

The next Friday we arrived in WV to visit J's childhood home, just as that massive storm hit: Trees falling all around, scary! The next day we wandered prayerfully southward in 105F temps with thousands of other evacuees seeking power, water, and gas. Suddenly we saw an exit sign for the hometown of a second cousin I know only from Facebook - I had no idea we were near them! They had power, a/c and gracious hospitality through 2 more days of wicked heat and storms, a Godsend. 

Meanwhile my employer lost a major contract bid, so I am <8 hrs per week after this fairly expensive vacation. Ouch.  I've lined up a new FT job starting August 1, thank goodness.  But we face a bit of a financial ditch for awhile. Fears of financial insecurity really hook my compulsive procrastination, so this is a time for vigilance.

Currently we are camped in a pretty national forest near J's Kentucky kin, with a forecast for "only" 96F today. Thank goodness we have 30amp power! We'll hang here until Saturday or Sunday then aim for home by Tuesday.  Meantime I have 6 hours of billable work due by COB today, so here's da plan:

Look up a phoner meeting
Look at pre-vaca cached products and compare to content from L
Write new product(s) and email to L
Contact T about the product missed during power outtage
Contact V about when to schedule the new job pre-vetting appt
Take J to his Mom's (pack laundry in car)
Do laundry while he visits with his Mom
Dinner with his Mom
Make a meeting

May we all sense the care of a Power Greater than Self today!

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Vic 7/6/12

Show up (done)

Good starter, so true, thanks.

Heard another good one: 

Change your expectations to appreciations and the world changes with you.!!!

Thanks for being here.

kromer 10:55 CI

Slow getting started today. But, I'm close to finishing up a few tasks, which is nice

I need to:
Email about visiting, fb about girls group, deacon general email + 5 specific contacts (will do this soon)
Update nb/to-do list with results from staining
Check on expts (will do this soon)

Gavage notes + watch a few videos on techniques

Emails about probes, do planning, sign up for microscope time
Improve counts, finish that page (working on this now)
Design Ppard probes and Gal1 probes, update probes page (will do this soon)
Work on financial stuff
Work more on proposal
Figure out if can have 3 authors on paper
Go through J's paper(will do this soon)

Journey 10:15

Leo's Unprocrastination course is back up if anyone is interested.   Note it is 20 bucks a month, which seems kind of expensive, but we'll see. 

Embrace the suck!



  • 40 leglifts
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush  


  1. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  2. Practise chanter (10+ minutes) 
  3. Py (20+ minutes)
  4. (I.C. records and trans)
  5. (Cloud backup of browsers)
  6. Research business cards/paper prices
  7. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  8. Download printer driver
  9. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  10. 5 x 10, at least twice 
  11. Dishes
  12. Lock up house 
  13. Bring in bins
  14. Mouthwash/brush  
  15. Bed before 0100


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

Progress CI 10am Fri 7/6

Feeling generally more motivated. On average wrote an assignment a day this past week which is a huge improvement: not much money, but better than no money at all.

Happy Friday!


UA meeting




3 DVD workouts + stretching


Short grocery run

Short step wkbk + read JP/CDs

Type lead sheets & practice

Movie tonight *Leave 6pm


Late start today but better

Late start today but better now than never! My house move is done and went pretty smoothly, apart from estate agents being petty about the deposit. I'm back at my mum's for a week before I go to Paris so my main priorities are being prepared for my trip.

  •  Get washed and dressed
  • Walk to shop to get some lunch
  • Do Frank's photos
  • Start planning Munich using guidebooks and internet
  • Cancel credit report subscription
  • Sort out health card for when in Europe

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 hazyjane for starting this trend.

Things I have done

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

2. Went to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Do numbers

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

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. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Call my ride and donate the plastic bags

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Warm up and eat lunch

12. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone OA meeting

13. Fix dinner

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

15. Eat dinner

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

17. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

tila - Fri

My life has been consumed by DD stuff. Which is great, except for the fact that I have to get some other stuff done.

I've changed the daily schedule to do the most critical stuff in the morning - around 5:30 am - and it is working so far. It does force me to go to bed earlier, and I procrastinate on a lesser scale.

Plan for today:

  • LR - 2 hours - more like 40 minutes
  • Declutter the living room
  • Wash kitchen
  • Guest b/r - vacuum/dust/floors
  • Guest bath/r - clean up/declutter
  • Dinner - start cooking @ 3 pm - decided to order in Chinese
  • Read to DD - DH did it
  • DD meds!!!


Friday check-in

  • breakfast
  • walk dogs
  • feed dogs
  • make bread or cake (or both?) to bring to my tea commitment
  • leave ON TIME to get to my tea commitment
  • get home, a friend is coming round at 3.30 (who has never been to my place before...)
  • have a bath and go to another meeting this evening

Generally feeling positive, although, panic sets in if I think about two weeks into the future, when I'm supposed to be all set to leave London for the summer, drive to Ireland in my van, with or without cats and dogs as yet undecided... I need to work out what I'm doing with them and I need to find someone to rent my flat out to. I need a massive decluttering/cleaning campaign to commence forthwith!!!! But but but but but... Maybe I should just blindfold myself and put everything I can't identify by touch/smell/positive vibes into bin bags and chuck...

Anyway, having thought about it:

  • measure van height and length
  • book ferry crossing
  • post ads online
  • put ad looking for foster-home for cats in library/vets/etc

On my second cup of tea, the dogs are desperate to go out now but I'm making them wait. Anyway, it's raining.

Have a good weekend everyone :). 

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