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Wednesday 11th July 2012

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Vic 7/11

Show up (done)

Online Meeting PSA!

As always, we have an online meeting on Sunday at 3:30 New York time in the chatbox. Be there! :)

Better yet, sign up to lead the meeting! It is super easy and very appreciated. Lots of new people. . .you can do it too!

Sign up here:

Do It Now check in


send out some r's

record pts

call DaApo -TOM

update charts - 8 (hopefully)

clean up org/sched  @ 8 (hopefully) or tom AM

call doug     TOM

ck emails

prep for 610 excel mtg 


tila - Wed

Playing catch-up all day.


  • LR - 3 days (so far, 2 days done) 
  • DD - drop off/pick up/library?/books/art
  • Dinner
  • HCA - readings - week 2 - review/answer q 1
  • Hobby 1 - 3 hours (2 hours done)
  • Hobby 2 - 1 hour (late evening)
  • Workout
  • Daily decluttering/clean up  


Hard time getting started today. Blech. 

Namely, I need to focus on my editing project. If I could get a good chunk of that done today, I would be happy. It is supposed to be finished today, but I don't know if that will happen. Time to start working.

To Do List:

  1. Breakfast
  2. Shower
  3. Dress
  4. Lunch
  5. Edit for 30 minutes
  6. Edit for 30 minutes
  7. Edit for 30 minutes
  8. Edit for 30 minutes
  9. Edit for 30 minutes
  10. Edit for 30 minutes
  11. Edit for 30 minutes
  12. Make dinner for hubby
  13. Edit for 30 minutes
  14. Edit for 30 minutes
  15. Edit for 30 minutes

And GO!


"What if there was a place that was safe enough where the worst of me
could be known and I would discover that I would be loved more, not
less, in the telling of it? ...Fresh trusting of love trumps old shame.
Always. Here

Innertruth's check-in

Wasted the morning.

To do for afternoon:

  • Add 10 new names to database and merge letters.
  • Call Jan
  • Contact HW, JD, RT, SW
  • Go for long walk
  • Finish mailing and time myself
  • Investigate new business cards
  • Review WF techniques and job boards
  • Get ideas for SM and newsletter


kromer 10:40 CI

OK, having a hard time getting going.

Going to keep my list small:
Right now, I am going to:
*Finish going through paper (actually, think this isn't gonna happen)
*Order 2 sets of probes (working on this now)
*Email about W/Wv (will do this soon)
*Email PJ and DF
(will do this soon)
*Put together quick presentation with 3 pieces of data (counts, partial tumor images, and then my S8 SMF data)

*Check on experiments

OK, that's doable 

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 will do today

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

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

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone 12-Step meeting

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

10. Eat lunch

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

12. Fix dinner

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

14. Eat dinner

15. Inject insullin

Thanks for letting me share

Hypatia's check-in

an afternoon for admin, and the pile of paperwork and phone calls has been growing while my back was turned.  And everybody seems to want things yesterday.  Oh well, here goes...

  • verification 
  • E's letter
  • find and check L's notes
  • phone school 
  • clear top of desk
  • deal with LAC e-mails
  • RL's report
  • plan rest of afternoon
  • catch-up report before leaving work.



Progress 8:30AM Checkin Wed. 7/11

Having really bad thunderstorms here since last night. Another big one in the past hour. It's so dark out that I just want to stay in bed even though I was already in bed since 10 last night! I have to get work done today because leaving this afternoon for a big dental appointment. I pray that the weather subsides long before my appointment!!!


To do today: 

Put dishes away and load washer



Write 5-6 if I can

*Pick up cash around 12:45pm, leave for dentist around 1:45pm


Start job apps & continue writing if able


Read Bible + write out verses

Step workbook

UA phone meeting + fill out timesheet for week





Done:breakfast, HP, dog


breakfast, HP, dog walk, meeting, osteopath appointment arranged (yay!), emptied dishwasher, loaded washing machine.



After that:

another meeting

visit sick friend 

exhibition opening

have dinner at friend's plac

get home/walk the dogs 

It's an inside job...

Journey 6:30 am arrggh

Yesterday was not good - I had one of my most unproductive days in recent history.  I attempted working for 10 hours and probably got less than 4 hours actual work done.  I did zero chores around the house except for making a quick dinner.  

So, what do we do about this?   I've been doing really well lately mainly because I've had deadlines and I've been working closely with co-workers.   Now the pressure is off and I need to re-learn how to motivate myself.    I will not spend today feeling guilty about yesterday but instead I will get right back on track and put in a good day's work today.   I have my pomodoro and I'm making my todo list early before exercise. 

Off to make todo list, then exercise and have breakfast, then I'll check in again.

Update 7 am:  My son is on the way over to pick something up so I'll go ahead and post my todo list and then exercise to a video rather than taking a walk.  Here goes:

  • email & planning
  • exercise - 1 hour
  • CVT Project - work on install - 2 hours 1 hour done
  • two meetings - 2 hours - 1 done
  • Project O - prod plan - 1 hour
  • RA - review and make plan - 15 minutes
  • TM - follow up on meeting notes and survey answers - 30 minutes
  • Project CAV -  test cases - 30 minutes
  • Project M - propose dates - 15 minutes
  • Mid year report - ugh - just find it and figure out next action - 10 minutes
  • Goals review - 30 minutes
  • Table - 15 minutes
  • dinner - 1 hour
  • dishes - 30 minutes
  • laundry and lay out clothes for tomorrow - 30 minutes
  • assorted small chores - 30 minutes

ok that's about 11 hours - throw in an hour for meals and breaks, and I should be done with everything by 7 pm and have a couple of hours to relax.  OK GO!

update 6 pm - much better than yesterday.   I need to make dinner and do some evening chores.   If I review my goals sometime during the evening I'll call that one done and maybe I'll even be able to check off everything today . . . much better!


Embrace the suck!