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Monday 31 December 2012

Monday 31 December 2012

I feel paralyzed if I consider a year.

But for one day, or one hour, or one minute, I can ask Higher Power to guide me to recovery.

Come, let's share our hopes and dreams.

Come, let's share our struggles.

Come, let's share encouragement for serene recovery.

Release the past, and find hope for the future!

Together, we recover -- one moment at a time.

movingalong Monday afternoon check-in

I've been doing anything and everything but what I need to be doing.

Crucial deadline.

Praying to align myself with higherpower's will.

movingalong's Monday update

Checking in, to ground myself.

Hoping and praying.

andyb checkin 12/31

back at work after a week off for holidays.\

i'm too lazy to do a proper check in so this will have to do.

been struggling but i think a tiny amount of progress has been made

i got a small amount of work done today 

tiptree CI

to be done:

- shave/shower
- fix js timing issue
- commit edit ssl modifications
- figure out how to add module to cat.
- 1-2 hrs work on tracking
- exercise

Chatbx 12step mtg: Mon-Thu9pmNewYork; Tue-Fri2amUK; Tue-Fri3pmNZ

A brief 12step meeting
inside the separate "meeting tab" of the PA chatbox,
Total meeting time: approx. 15-30 minutes.

Monday through Thursday
at 9:00pm Eastern USA Standard Time (New York).

or Tuesday through Friday
at 2:00am GMT (London UK)

or Tuesday through Friday
at 1:00pm Eastern Australia Daylight Time (Sydney)

or Tuesday through Friday
at 3:00pm New Zealand Daylight Time

in YOUR timezone:

Do It Now CI DONE or copied

TO DO for the week

Call MK   B

make a schedule   B

study    A

call bank        

check on bills

do research  DONE


History paper DONE done DONE


series 7

calls Zipper PM

call WGO dealers

Goals for today (Tuesday) write and read Pretty Good  DONE

MAKE A mistake everyday

progress not prefection

face my fears 

Hamlet's checkin

Movingalong, many thanks for your new year's sentiment.  It is well spoken and i share it deeply. 

1. finish FS tracker

2. make lunch

3. declutter living room and entry

4. workout

5. make dinner

kromer 10:45 CI

Today I need to:
Do some planning stuff, specifically:
1)Update calendar

2)Finish lists of action steps for projects

I need to work on lab chores:
3)D1 c.m  (will do this soon)
4)PCR for R8 (will do this soon)
5)Check on expts (will do this soon)

And I want to do some small tasks on a variety of projects, so that I can help get myself back into gear.
6)For SMF: deal w/ blocks, move data off microscopes, make more reagents
7)For paper: update refs in endnote, figure out appropriate length of a cell article, email Mu about methods (working on this now)
8 ) For committee: Read about S's work
9) For collection: order Win18, look for fasted/fed expr data on GEO

10) For OS project: microburst using galaxy


kromer 2 pm update

OK, a lot of these tasks are much harder than expected, so I am not going to get them all done

I'm going to scale down my goals to:
Do the paper tasks
check on expts

kromer CO

Not as successful as I would have liked, but I did one of the paper tasks (emailing Mu) and made a little progress on the references thing, and I did the PCR, and checked on expts.

Also I had a great time on NYE with friends

Happy New Year's, everybody!


Thanks movingalong. So good to read that. It is so much easier to see  myself doing 'this' for a 24 hour period than a whole year. all we have got is the day. Im grumpy today and so need to d othe next right thing FOR  THE NEXT 24 HOURS


  • STOP being grumpy
  • readings
  • tidy
  • write
  • coffee
  • apply j1
  • J2
  • lunch
  • call sponsor
  • text and call t
  • call m and d 
  • send texts
  • artciles read
  • write plan
  • dinner 


AOTP Dec 31 2012


shower, br. teeth, contacts, meds



game for kiddo


review plan with H for NYE 

check in PA 


**Additional notes: future projects that unconsciously get added to the list; consider if and where they belong...

-closet issues (lighting, consistent homes for things)

-laundry bottleneck 

-actually taking things to charity that are bagged up 

clement ci - day 54 attempting abstinence

10:08am : It's been 7hrs 38min since i last went off plan. That is, from when i went to bed til i just woke up a few min ago. I had fun talking with friends, but i planned to go to bed so i could get up contact businesses today during business hours. That plan will still work. It would have been 25h 48min if i hadnt spent too much time talking. Of course that period had a lot of football and early new years party. I am glad i am here checking in and i do have some tasks today.

:) ci
:) quiet time
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) r task
:) bfast
:) sort tasks ( several time-sensitive ones )
:) do tasks

12:35pm : it's been 10h 05min since i last went off plan. God must be with me today. Transforming me.

2:09am 1/1/2013 : it's tomorrow, new years day, and it's been 23h 39min since i last went off plan. I got all the tasks i needed to get done today and had the rest of the day to visit and play games. I give all the glory to God for he gave me the strength and transformation to accomplish it.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Vic 12/31/12

Show up (done), cal, exer

chat box

jay's monday 31st december 2012

thank you moving along, your introduction is inspiring

what i must do today


finish washing up

watch pilates discs

do a bit of pilates

put washed clothes away

pause tv

keep washing sheets and dry

air bedroom

go for a 10 min walk

food for tomorrow

make a plan for this year

reply to ebay message

phone mum

phone m

phone r

gp through phone and send texts

Journey 7:30

I've enjoyed the holiday season but I am considering today the beginning of my New Year.   January is shaping up to be very, very busy at work so I will stay very focused but not get overwhelmed, taking one day at a time. 

Right now I am going to make my todo list, exercise, and have a healthy breakfast.  I'll be back with todo list in a couple of hours and I will post it here as I'm working from home today.  


Update 10:45 Here's the list:

  • email
  • exercise
  • plan
  • ask sh about 6.2
  • Quiet Time
  • Review 6.2
  • Project M - 12th
  • Project M - proc
  • Project M - batch
  • Check RFCs
  • Review and write goals
  • dinner - started
  • dishes
  • water plants
  • 5 minutes filing
  • take vitamins
  • Club business - 15 minutes
  • fold one load of clothes - started

OK, a very doable list.   NO meetings today yay.   Now, quiet time then back to the next item on the list.


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Knitfisher's CI Mon 31st Dec 09:00

Thanks to Movingalong for the thread starter. Every day is just one foot in front of the other.

Working with a collegue today so more work than anything else. But hoping to get in some tidying for the opening of the new year.

Already done: 

  • Shower
  • Washing on and in dryer
  • Breakfast 

To do today:

  • At least 10 poms for P
  • A good lunch
  • Spend 10 mins in LR, Bedroom, Kitchen, Office
  • Call hospital re S&L, Fri.
  • Wash up
  • Leave at 4pm
  • Collect things from F
  • Go see mum
  • Collect all washing
  • Smile

Knitfisher's Re-done CI Mon 31st Dec 11:30

Got derailed earlier, and this is my recovery

Already done: 

  • Shower
  • Washing on and in dryer
  • Breakfast
  • Empty DW

To do today:

  • A good lunch (30 mins)
  • WHB (1 hr)
  • Find and read notes for tax return. (30 mins)
  • Make list of 3 next actions for tax return ( 10 mins)
  • do or start the first action (30 mins)
  • Spend 4 poms on F work done 2/4
  • Spend 10 mins on hotspots in LR, Bedroom, Kitchen, Office
  • Call hospital re S&L, Fri. 
  • Wash up
  • Leave at 4pm
  • Collect things from F
  • Go see mum
  • Collect all washing
  • Smile if you can.

Rexroth Check In 08.34

Up prayed reflected
Checked emails and posts
Sorted washing

x Tidy a few bits in kitchen before maintenance come this afternoon
x Photograph kitchen before they come and after they leave - the guy is a good worker but could not do much of a job because the whole sink needs to come out and be replaced
x Phone to ask them for key to switch of external light - they are not answering the phone
x When they come see that they do - they couldn't get the key
x Study French
Finish the letter which I haven't finished - it might not be perfect but I so much want to do it before the years end
x Shower and wash hair - well it was a relaxing bath
Prayers and reflection at the ending of the year

Regards Rexroth

x update at 11.19

I've done a lot of cleaning and clearing and two loads of washing and soaked the sink and surrounds in bleach. I have thought and prayed about the past year and don't feel in a good space about it. I have thought and prayed about the coming year and feel much better about it.

So now for sleep.

Night Rexroth 22.37