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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"I want to believe that life isn't full of darkness,
o matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.
Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again."

-- Paraphrasing a quote from the character "Yuki Sohma"
(the original wording was written by author Natsuki Takaya)

  • "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and don't be afraid of the dark.
  • At the end of a storm, there's a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.
  • Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown.
  • Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone."

-- Originally from the 1945 Broadway musical "Carousel", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Calypso's check-in

Grateful to you for being here. My policy for this evening, 1 section per hour. Finish a minimum of 1 section. 3 hrs to go with short breaks in between. Reminding myself to stay with right motivation, and be in service of hp, doing hp will, not mine, getting my spiritual fulfliment from my work as I complete this task. 



Edge's CI

I haven't been especially productive today, but since I'm coming down with the cold and feel half dead, I'll cut myself some slack. 

x spend time with dad

x cancel trainer

x work on psych HW

x forward psych details to N

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

tila - Wed

Turning off Internet on the laptop (Freedom app) was the best idea ever - did some considerable amount of work yesterday. 

Plan for today: 

  • Review SPA (3 sections)
  • LR - 2 types of Qs
  • RC - do some reading
  • Wk 8 d1 - review & make notes 
  • LG - do 2 timed (most  difficult) 
  • Find candy and put it out by the door 
  • Kitchen (declutter, wipe down tops of cabinets), dinner, vacuum downstairs (not done, will do tomorrow), laundry (r), vitamins!!  
  • Organize & clean cat's room

10.31.12 Babarino CI

Hi all! Thanks for being here!

Nine items on to do list.

Starting now.

finished 5.

nine items done. One deferred to tomorrow. Very, very productive day!

kromer 10:30 CI

Today I need to:
*Go grocery shopping
*Go to concert with friends

*Finish rough figures (mostly done)
*Finish outline (mostly done)
*Type up MU notes
*Email about deacons

*Make a schedule for the week
*Finish career plan
*Check on expts

Lavida CI Wed. 10/31

"Surrender and Take the Next Right Action"

Thanks for the great starter, movingalong. 

I made a decision late last night that today I was TRULY going to surrender my will and life over to my higher power. 

I toyed with the idea of taking a break from all 12-step programs, not sure if they've been helping me, based on my results (or lack thereof). But I know that with or without recovery programs, I still have my Higher Power and always will, and "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 .... I am letting God work through me today, I find no other viable solution. I willingly surrender to the Holy Spirit who will take care of me today in every way for my full benefit. Amen. 

Vic 10/31/12 Wednesday

Show up (done), cal, exercise

Thanks MA for the beautiful starter. helps me to remember Footsteps in the Sand poem

"One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand,
one beloning to him and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the
very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life there is
only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me."

The Lord replied "My precious, precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffereing,
when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,
it was then that I carried you."


Kodos Check-in

Thanks, movingalong. 

Slow start this morning. Here's the rest of the day.

7:45-8:25 write

8:25-8:50 get ready for work

8:50-9:05 commute

9:05-9:40 e-mail

9:40-4:30 work (incl NNWM, clean desk, El-A, lunch, e-mail)

4:30-4:45 finish e-mail 

4:45-5:30 commute 

5:30-8 mtg 

8-10 dinner, clean, get ready for tom., lang, read

to-dos today:

Make haircut appt

make furnace appt

call Eileen

Order B's gift

Clean purse 

Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks movingalong for a lovely thread starter.


1. FT x 1 pomo

2. 10 items, photo & pack bag at 12:15

3. lunch at 12:30

4. leave at 1:10pm  

5. read books on tube & write up, out and return

6. text T to check article

7. OR x2  

8. FT x1 pomo

9. admin x1 pomo

10. quick snack 4:45pm 

11. leave for SL meeting at 5:15 

12. shopping 

13. when back change bank details, transfer to M

14. out away laundry

15. 15 min unpack and room tidy 

16. enjoy some choice tv (SamM) 

17. get ready for bed at 11pm and in bed soon after 

Elvira's Wednesday

I want to:


  • go doc can wait till tomorrow
  • contact union
  • tidy living room done some
  • put hats away in proper boxes
  • go for walk


Hypatia's check-in

trying to keep calm here while the secretaries are nearly at screaming point over problems with the computer network which is preventing them from getting any typing done. 

9.00  sort diary out for lecture slots

9.30  do urgent general letters

10.30 go through LAC in-tray

10.45 break

11.00 LAC reports

12.00 AH reports

13.00 lunch

13.30  clinic

rest of the day:

  • sign reports
  • urgent AH reports
  • today's reports
  • ring B
  • anything else that takes my fancy


Hamlet's checkin

Thank you, Movingalong for your message.  So apt for those trying to recover from the ravage of Storm Sandy. 

1. FoY Exercise

2. Meditation

3. 3 healthy snacks

4. finalize FS October update

5. check mail-- especially target 

6. IRS request

7. pick up in kitchen

8. resume gardening blog

9. cook for Earl

10. Qi gong before bedtime & to bed before 1AM


Mole's check in

Thank you for a heartening image and sentiment, Movingalong

Overslept but wrote well 9 til 12.30, ate healthy lunch,half hour blue line practice.

now nearly 3

decluter back room 1 ppom

plan task list for admin house and garden 1 pom 

walk 2 poms, write at look out 1 pom 

return via PO

Cook healthy meal

1 Pilates exercise.

email 1 person


bed at 11 

Salamander's check in - Weds 31 Oct '12

Thank you, movingalong, for a thoughtful quotation to start us all off. I would appreciate it if anyone who feels moved to comment on my post here would write to me privately rather than post in reply to this post - so I can still edit this post here. Thank you!

Alarm set: 0800

  • Breakfast
  • Washing - in, on and put around to dry
  • Shower and dress, make bed
  • Change cat trays
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Declutter in study (15 mins x 2)
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Scrub kitchen floor (30 mins)

Home Visit (to call me after 1200)

  • Admin at table (30 mins, inc bus pass & vision2learn induction)
  • Clean kettle
  • Clean fridge/freezer doors
  • Clean bath with microfibre cloth
  • Cook nutritious meal
  • Remember DN birthday - phone

"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)

ms wednesday

the specifics

  • clean up work area
  • read 1hr of procrastionation book.
  • break down and list 2 hours of march planning in the morning.
  • gym
  • prepare for work on thursday
  • consilodate ideas about support
  • twx2

 the constants

  • eat with self care and kindness.
  • no napping.
  • be careful with money.

EleanorBE's Wednesday list

Thanks Movingalong. I hope everyone on the East coast of the US is ok.

- pack tickets

- get together emails re IP meeting

- suggest time for IP meeting with W

- advertise IP meeting

- write to G re Friday session - tech and where to come

Get room for IP meeting and remind bookings re training room 

- make sure you've got copy of WW

- Tell IP re room  

- Plan Thurs session (
inc stuff on essay)

- Plan Fri session

- Ring AV re Fri session

- PAY A.As!!! Ok, I really am procrastinating on this one now.

- Go to lunch with PP

- Go to library if well enough. 

- Go to theatre if well enough - if not, ring theatre to sell back tickets
Really sad I couldn't go. But I'd have been one of those infuriating Coughing People.