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Wednesday 14th November 2012
Go gently into the day.
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Spazz Ma Tazz
14 November Anno Domini MMXII - Wednesday
Today I am grateful to God for my working furnace.
[ JOY - Jesus, Others, Yourself ]
Jesus: Counted & tracking the chapters in all the books of the Old Testament.
Others: Made dinner for Mom.
Yourself: Do, Doing, Done.
- Find paperwork for job hunting.
- Integrate check register into envelope system.
* PomoBurst 1.
* PomoBurst 2.
* PomoBurst 3.
* PomoBurst 4.
* Frustratingly learned tiny bit of HTML to do my Pro Anon check-in. :O
* Took garbage out to the dumpster.
* Went for a bike ride.
* Went to the post office & overnighted a payment.
* Went to the bank.
* Went to the dollar store for household items.
* Got $5 off coupon from dollar store.
* Updated private, daily SimpleNote check-in.
[ Habit Loop - Cue, Usualness, Reward, Encouragement, Scaffolding ]
If not now, when?
tila - Wed
Have been sick since Monday, really bad. This thing can last as much as 2 weeks, painful.
Plan for tonight:
mail, trash, dishwasher planner - plan for the rest of the week
ANNOUNCEMENT 9e 6p chat meeting.
starting now in the chatbox.
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb
a late start checkin in; did FoY exercise already. I will break up the rest of the day thus:
1. 45 minutes of e-mail and news headlines(DONE)
2. soak dry goods for cooking later (DONE)
3. work on gardening blog
4. pick up in kitchen
5. shop for grocery, bird food and containers
6. call nancy and kathleen
8. resume gardening blog, if not too late
9. Bed by 1 AM, qigong before bed.
Salamander's check in - Weds 14 Nov 2012
Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread. ;-)
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!
Breakfast Follow Morning Routine Buy cat litter- NO Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbishNO
"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)
clement ci - day 7 attempting abstinence
i've been up for 42 min. i have not been distracted. but i have not had a plan so i can't say i was on plan.
so tonight i should create a plan for tmrw. ok i put that on the todo list.
1. quiet time.
2. gather sort tasks
3. do MITs in order. abstinence from going off plan. dedicate each task to god.
woops chased an idea not on plan. But i caught myself sooner than usual.
It's been 1 min since i last went off plan.
it's been 8 min since i last went off plan.
In my reading of Romans 4 this morning Paul was using the example of Abraham. Abraham heard the voice of God saying leave Ur ( his hometown ) and go to The Promised Land ( Israel ). God promised it would be a land of plenty. Abraham believed that voice, and that promise, and the nation of Israel was born.
Much later, when he was 99 years old, and childless, God promised that he would be the father of many nations. Abraham did not doubt, considering his and his wife's age. And he did bear a son Issac, who then fathered Jacob who then fathered the progenitors of the 12 tribes of Israel.
But Paul makes the point that Abraham is not only the father of the Jewish nation, but since he *believed* God, he is the father of all people who believe. His belief is said in the Torah to be "credited to him as righteousness." Paul's theology of the work of Jesus on the cross is the exact same, for those who belief, their belief is credited to them as righteousness.
On judgement day, god will look at that belief, not at our sins.
Andy Stanly did a series on faith in which he stated that biblical faith is not trying to have faith. It's simply being convinced that God is who he said he was and will do what he said he's do. More an intellectual conclusion, than a spiritual effort.
I am convinced that God loves me deeply and has my life planned out--like MapQuest and i am at one dot on that journey. Good times and bad times are to come. Ups and Downs. And God has arranged for all them to work for my good, and the good of my family. Tho they may be trials when going thru them.
And in the end i will be with him in paradise. Perfect Joy, Peace and Power.
But what about today? What about my struggle with addiction right now? I believe God can triumph over that. I believe simultaneously to recovery from addiction he is calling me to be closer to him.
Staying on plan can be synonymous with surrendering each moment to God. Make it so!
11:54 am :
wow. Is God very, very good? i just wrote "I am convinced that God loves me deeply and has my life planned out." And now what i would consider my dream job just got posted. I'm leaving my previous company, so this is fortuitous.
12:03 pm :
It's been 2h 9m since i last went off plan.
But now the plan is changing drastically based on a new job opportunity and some deadlines i forgot about. No biggie. just re-plan with this new reality.
it's been 11h 43m since i was last off plan. But that's due to having one really big task to absorb me.
when i said 'no biggie' above that was just foolish. It was HUGE to me. What i meant was that even tho it seemed overwhelming, the solution was simply make tasks, prioritize them, and do them. Same as always.
I'm happy to report that i have applied for the job. Took hours. Had to read "how to write a cover letter" i got from a friend who got it from a recruitment agency and then research the job area to write it. It is a very exciting opportunity for me. But, i have already given it to God. God's will, not mine, be done. He knows best; i'm only guessing. ;^)
so now, 15 more min of relaxation / fun.
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb
Research companies for 3 hours Buy 649 Go to grocery store to map aisles Run Call Sheryl Work on script for 2 hours Wash dishes Handwash clothes
write up how to frame sw appt
listen to AL voice mail
listen to SK voice mail
call nh re: DS tomorrow
download & read AL fax
email Dr. S
find DS med list
get info re: each med
Last week's timesheet
Print docs Review w A make updates
Get routing forms ready email docs to As Route? work email m gmail
At home tonight
Write 8th step list
Meet with sponsor
Had a good day today!
kromer 10:30 CI
I am going to start with a relatively short list of tasks, and then if I get through all of those I can add more.
*Locate slide (working on this now)
*Email about church potluck
*Email mom, bf (working on this now)
*Send out more invitations, email people back about gifts, email YG, text Tim (working on this now)
*Email re: comm. member
snowsuit, nursing cover
*genotype (working on this now)
Rexroth Check In 14.14
Well I am mystified because I checked in earlier but obviously pressed the wrong button so did not post.
Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails, posts and post
Washed up and cleared up
Looked at post
Been out for exercise walk
x Phone friend
x Put on washing machine - and hung up washing to dry afterwards
x File and check post - almost I still need to check something
x Read UA material
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep
All done Night Rexroth 22.03
Jack's check-in for the day
Thanks Mole for starting the thread.
My tasks today:
1. create pomo log
2. weekly planning
3. identify Thur main tasks
4. check email and reply - x1 pomo
5. phone chat CA
6. Q for BL
7. call SB
9. FT - x2 pomo for conclusion rewrite, pivot, activity report
10. FT - emails to set up meetings, x1 pomo
11. 15 min tidy then vacuum at 3:45pm
12. go for a run and shower
13. early dinner snack at 4:45pm
14. leave for SL by 5:10pm, attend meeting
15. finish q13 on substitution
16. in bed by 11pm ready for an early start on Thu
Journey 6:30 am
Working from home today, last day before short vacation. I'm cutting out early today to put my car in the shop for routine maintenance while I'm away, and I need to pack tonight. I also need to lay out my clothes for the morning and make sure everything is ready to go, as I'm leaving at 6 am tomorrow
Yesterday was ok, I worked on my MIT most of the work day, which was fine, but didn't focus as well as I wanted to. Today I will do first a couple of items that are lower priority but need to be done before I leave. Once I get those out of the way I will spend the rest of the work day on my MIT and be sure to be ready in time to take the car in.
Now I will make todo list, then exercise for 30 minutes and have breakfast. Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone!
Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler
get r to sign sar
do not get distracted
EleanorBE's Wednesday list
What a great starter, thanks Mole. The second half - or rather the second three fifths! - of my week is much more hectic than Monday and Tuesday so it's hard not to start off Wed morning really tensely. But I will start it gently tomorrow.
Here's my day
Write to M
Finish photocopying for ps workshos
Finishihg touches to play for ps workshops
Plan Thursday's class
See M re training etc
Find materials for Thursday eve's training
Email J re stuff for H and A
Decide what you're going to do re S article
Write to P depending on what you decide
Observe TW teaching
Write up observation
Do schedule for IP
Send schedule for IP
Plan Thursday training
If time, write up CP meeting paper, or do this Friday
3 - Meet C
Have a break
4-6 PS workshops
Sort out S section of An chapter
thanks for the starter mole
hazyjane check in wed
Thanks for the starter Mole :)
Have to be up early and focused tomorrow, here's my list of 'things I want to get done':
HP, brush teeth, breakfast walk dogs get to meeting (I'm standing in as sec) quick lunch get to other meeting don't forget to fill in food diary update tumblr blog (college work) walk dogs again... tidy up... watch the dvd that's overdue
It's an inside job...
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. Prayer and meditation
6. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting 7. Go to print copies of check stubs and bank statements 8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting 9. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting 10. Cook and eat lunch 11. Fix dinner 12. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting 13. Take shower 14. Get dressed 15. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.
Thanks for letting me share
These last couple of days have been so full on procrastination got pushed out. Now I have to be careful that tiredness doesn't lead to putting things off. Early night coming up. So tomorrow:
7.30 cafe, plan next chapter
9-12.30 write with pom
12.30 healthy lunch
1 prepare back for awning installation
email J re walk and DS
make eye appointment
1 pom back rroom
CC review and plan.
email MM re docs
transf birthday to S
Walk wih C?
Eat healthy meal