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Wednesday 12th September 2012

Price ant roast

Open stair cart

Strain cat rope

so many ways to


Have a great day everyone -

and please don't follow my example cutting up letters on bits of paper to see how many words you can make! 

Welcome back katia!

good to see you here again :)

All the best with your study this year!


Thank you very much! :)

Recycler CI + 24 yr recovery anniv today


6:30pm EST here. I could still do one or two more things tonight. Washing towels would be a good project. Let me see if I can get those started.

April was the last time I [thoroughly] cleaned the condo. Company coming Sept 21, BUT i will be in and out of town during the next week. I've done some things in cleaning up; progress has been made, but it is hard to tell if I am honestly on track or not. A good time for a PA check-in ;)

Sept 12, 1988, was when I started my recovery journey [re initial recovery, which was from codependency]. So I think that is 24 years anniversary today?

To celebrate, I am burning a favorite-fragrance candle.

Congratulations on the chips you hold, too!!! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Kodos--3:30 check-in

Morning and early afternoon were half and half. Now I'm going to write for an hour and a half and follow my evening schedule from 5-10.

 Hope everyone is well! 

4:20 check-in

Ugh. So. Hard. To. Write. Today. 

 Deep breaths. 

Okay, I'm going to focus on speed, not perfection. One page in 20 minutes, two pages total. Ready, set...go! 

katia back in action

Hey everyone. I am back at school and have been doing alright. Probably because I haven't had any assignments due yet lol.

I need to start working on homework for serious though.

-Linear Algebra- 1 problem
-Physics- find textbook, attempt all the problems, try and get half done (due tomorrow)
-AME- nothing ! :)
-Music- email prof about topic
-Optics 1- nothing! :)
-Optics 2- post question, LOOK at homework problems

Other things
-food for tomorrow?
-plan for tomorrow
-15 minutes of organizing.

wednesday update

So my plans went awry. . .my son has been sick all week and it got worse, so we took him to the doctor Wednesday night. By the time we got home it was 9 pm and I ended up crashing next to him (don't worry it isn't anything serious :) ).

But Thursday went pretty well- I got the entire physics problem set done on time to hand in. It was pretty under the wire though, so I am hoping to start sooner next time.

I also got 1/3 of my linear algebra set done, that is due 6 am Saturday, so I need to finish that up today.

frogprincess - 9/12/2012

I have really been struggling for the past few days to get anything done.  I was very sick and needed to sleep to recover.  The condition I have creates brain fog and I have been a mess.  I am behind on a school assignment. I need to improve my ability to focus so I'll do some brain training today.



Lumosity brain training - 15 minutes

Decide what I'm going to use for my paper

Print out information I'm going to use

Create one good draft.

Submit the paper without worrying about how good or bad it was.


Plugging in.

So I logged in and went straight to the chatbox this morning instead of writing out first my plans for the day! :) 

I have spent the past 2 hours loading photos, supply information, and pricing into my program, and spent my 15 minute break on sending someone information on clutter control.

Now it's time to get back to work on the supply list, which will most likely take the rest of the day.

I am working in 10 minute increments with a 15 minute break every 30 minutes because my neck and shoulder muscles are bothering me today. I'm also doing my stretching during those breaks.


UPDATE: Completed entering supply list into software. 

My next job is to price out products.

UPDATE for the night: 21 product entries took me all day, and here's why:

 In trying to build a system that works for me that I can store online, I have to have 3 different filing systems- One for photos of supplies with details, one for photos of products with details, and a condensed, yet detailed pricing system for "grab and go" copy/paste to price said products. 

I was working on all three systems at one time, which was almost my undoing! I was certainly getting frustrated with it, and I'm not yet finished. 

It took me half a day yesterday, and half a day today to input all that into my program, which I am seriously beginning to think is WAY too complicated, but I am not going to spend time redoing it. 

I also had to load photos - both supplies and products, and then break down the cost of products, which took me about 2.5 hours - 3.5 hours? (Not sure since I wasn't tracking time.) 

Anyhow, I've got 6 products to finish updating, before I start on the next major step. It looks like I am not going to get to what I had planned for tomorrow, but this project has become much larger than what I imagined. 

I will celebrate when I get my website up. 


"Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that
much further ahead than if you took no action at all." ~Byron Pulsifer

WingArtist39's Check-In (9/12/2012)

If you haven't read my updated reflection essay, go check it out in the Introductions and Procrastination Discussions Forum. It's worth a read and gives an insight of my future plans. :)

Anyway, here's my plan:
  • Draw for an hour a half (Pt. 1 Done; Pt. 2 Afternoon)
  • Teeth Appointment (12:10 PM)
  • Running (Afternoon)

Wish me luck! Laughing

Student, Novice Artist in-Training

InnerTruth's check-in

Day & afternoon

  1. email picture to TDSB
  2. check email and finalize tonight's event
  3. review client work and invoice (partly done)
  4. Apply NYGH job
  5. Run
  6. Bring containers to seminar for leftovers
  7. Attend seminar


  1. Wash dishes
  2. Wash blouse for work
  3. Read newspaper
  4. Recycle

Vien 12-9-12

Nice anagrams. I am finally engaging in a volunteer project today and intend to sign up for one tomorrow. Let's see if it improves my disposition.

  • 40 leglifts
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  1. Gift for JM + card
  2. Go to project (leave by noon?) p
  3. Select project for tomorrow; sign formrogress**
  4. Code (20+ minutes)
  5. Chanter practise (10+ minutes or 15 on p) 
  6. Volunteer search (10+ mins)


  1. Pet care: evening
  2. Partition
  3. Contact Ry about money
  4. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  5. Dishes
  6. Clean garage (if only moving things around)
  7. Bin
  8. Lock up house 
  9. Mouthwash/brush  
  10. Bed before 0100 (you sleep-deprived fool)      

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

kromer 10:30 CI

*Today, I need most of all to work on my poster. Specifically, this means.
->RA fig
->counts table
->cute title figure

->S8 figure 1
->S8 figure 2  (working on this now)
->microburst clustering task

*I also need to work on MU stuff:
->Email about proposal  
->Text roommate

->Go to mtg

*I need to work on expt checks (not sure this is going to happen today)
->Weigh restored mice
->Update nb, collect as necessary
->deal w/ B6
->Update D1nb
->Deal w/ D1

*Submit probes for conjugation

*Return library books

*And some household stuff
->Call mom
->Update financial records


That's a lot, but each piece is small. Taking it step by step


Vic 9/12/12

Show up (done), calender , exer

:"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."

Hypatia's check-in

suffering from overload at the moment.  I'm wondering what I'm going to forget to do next.


  • lunch
  • ring farm shop
  • check J's letter 
  • catch-up dictation


  • email Laura
  • do washing
  • lace class
  • find car insurance
  • revision notes unit 4


Steppin check in

It's been a while, but procrastination is getting  a hold on me again, so a check in wouldn't hurt. Here goes:

Find relevant CD on the librarySmile 

Practice "big piece"

 Call teacher

Do killer mountain of dishes (it's terrible!)

Do home work for theory and choir

Practice singing

Practice hymns

'The best way to get something done is to begin.'

Mole's late check in

Well the day is nearly done. It is 5.30 and I have been away from the Internet.Much of the day spent negotiating transport busses and ferry, walking between them and beyond them (about an hour and a half walking on top of the same on transport) and a surgical procedure in the middle of it, but a lovely interlude in a gallery as a treat to myself. So not much roomf for procrastination or routine.

Good things achieved:

Took First step in organising awnings

Bought Fish for supper  (determined to eat better, make proper meals)

Found present for R.

Tonight I plan to work on some kind of master list so that I am not constantly in a state of wondering what I have forgotten. 

Maximo's check-in Wed 12 Sept 7:50 am

Thanks to Mole for starting the thread. Didn't get everything done yesterday, but today's another day - so here's today's important stuff.

1. Wash hair

2. Shopping - Debenhams, Decathlon etc.
3. Doctor - 14:30
4. Ring insurer
5. E-mail J----y
6. Papers to PG
7. FH project 10 min microburst
8. Doc scanning 10 min. microburst

Wishing everyone here a happy and productive day.

Salamander's check in - Weds 12 Sep '12

Morning, all! Thanks to Mole for starting the thread today. A very SLOOOOOOW day.

  • Take acidophilus, vitamins etc
  • Breakfast

Bizarre! For some reason, until the evening, when the plumber phoned about coming to look at the boiler/shower, I was mentally blocked about doing anything! I am so cross that I couldn't see what it was and find a strategy to work through it. Or hand it over to my HP or something like that?! Talk about a learning process on all levels, and you have to identify the lessons as you go along!

I'll just have to do what I can do now and the rest will wait until tomorrow when and after the plumber comes.

  • Take rubbish out
  • Cook veggie stew
  • Clean microwave with fresh lemon
  • Clean kitchen surfaces
  • Admin (30 mins): especially prepare to post statements to accountant
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Speak to DN
  • Text AE/Text LS/Text AS
  • Radio Times


  • Go for shower
  • Buy cat litter


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin)

Jack's check-in for the day

My check-in for today.  I prefer not to receive replies, but any kind thoughts, prayers or wishes are  more than welcome. 

1. feedback on bigger picture & overall strategy, and organise in my head how to give comments

2. feedback on document

3. comments on writing 

4. phone meeting

5. feedback regarding individual questionnaire - postpone to Thurs
6. shower and clean bathroom tiles
7. lunch (12pm) & finish kitchen clean
8. afternoon appointment
9. tidy desk  
10. 10 items of clutter   
11. 10 lines of report
12. roommate email
13. work out other task lists 
14. creative work
15. dinner (6pm), evening drink, enjoy! 
In bed by midnight for a lovely night's rest.

Finding a way CI

Thank you for the starter Mole, I see you like anagrams!

Kind of in limbo awaiting call from hospital. Things I will do:

  • finish packing for J
  • start OMP for KP and do as much as possible
  • if still here after 3 pm, go for walk
  • try ringing hospital again
  • if possible call SM, or maybe JC

Had to pick up my mother from hospital and drive home with her; that took up the rest of the day and all my energy!

Hamlet's check-in1.

Hamlet's check-in

1. Fountain of Youth Exerice

2. Mediataion

3. Walk

4. daily mail

5. IRS request

6. Pay Structural engineer

7. gardening blog (aiming to finish today)

had terrible insomnia and decided to sleep in, as i had nothing scheudled in the AM.  Lost some quiet work time.  I will not get to seed planting but will try to complete everything else on the list

8. plant winter crop

9. repair list to Rachel

Had a very disappointing day.  Reverted back to my old time-binging ways and got nothing done.  Will have the same checkin list for tomorrow and hope to do better. 

elvira's evening

Got to get ready to go away tonight so mustn't faff about


  • exercise not at all well today so rest not exercise is the thing
  • eat
  • work out timings for Friday
  • phone Mum
  • finish hat 
    •  sew on embellishments
    • maybe add elastic? no will use clips
    • line proving tricky
  • pack not needed because not going till Friday now



Hi everyone, have had a nice few days break away. Nearing the finish line on a big project I have procrastinated on over past year. Now I need to actually do the last bits to actually finish it and hand it over. Scarey time at moment as I hae alot of decisions to make and I don't know which way to go. Have to have faith it will work out but am feeling really nervous. hope everyone has a good day today-
  • accounts and paper work
  • email N about meeting 
  • email M and forward P email
  • email m2
  • up early
  • readings 
  • get ready
  • early apt hosp 
  • ring Lw
  • go to meeting
  • ring sponsor
  • journal
  • fp
  • wp
  • looks at dates appts and figure out schedule 
  • make appt dr for tomorow
  • DECISION???????Surprised
  • edit document
  • fix up references and do final edits 
  • swim
  • rehab
  • ring g with decision 

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 Mole for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

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

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Read my version of the Third Step prayer

6. Wash dishes

7. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone BDA meeting

8. Go to the end of the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

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

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA or Al-Anon meeting

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

12. Declutter 100 e-mail

13. Cook and eat lunch

14. Fix dinner

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

16. Take shower

17. Get dressed

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

19. Go to part of the CLA meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Thanks for letting me share 

For my Wed~

Pro-Chk In
Reflect the project&readinTools
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If you plan to write a list, please press new comment and not reply because I need to edit so I can cross out things on my list.

 Thank you.

Welcome to "Overcomes"

Hello, Overcomes!
That's a nice name!

You are very welcome here!  So glad you are posting here with us.

What lennon meant was ... that we cannot edit a post if somone has replied to it.

But don't worry.  Most newcomers don't realize that.

I can see why you thought you should start posting at the bottom of the page.  But in this forum, it's backwards.  We add new posts to the top of the page.  I can see how that would be confusing! Many newcomers have been confused by this and started posting at the bottom.

To post a list, look for the greeting at the top of the page that welcomes us all to the day.  Sometimes it's just a hello, sometimes it's a quote, or a silly comment, or sometimes it's a photo.  You find that greeting a the top of the page, and then at the bottom of the greeting, press "add new comment" and that's how you post your own list.

Don't worry.  You didn't do anything wrong.  You are doing great because you posted two days in a row!

It's wonderful that you're here.  Please keep posting with us!

Oh! Now that your post has been replied to, you won't be able to edit it, but that's okay! Just reply to your first post with a copy of your first list, and then edit the copy. It will be fine!