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Wednesday 16th January 2013

Wednesday: balancing the present between days past and days to come. May we cherish the past without carrying its burdens, learn from our experiences, enjoy the now, and step lightly and confidently into what is yet to come.

Do It Now CI chart project DONE

ok first step get out the file 

look at it

eval the couple of list and pick key pts

decide what to include

write it 

Vic 1/16/13

Show up (done), plan, exer

There were times in my life "just getting through the day without picking up a substance" was a good day, seems so long ago. Today, just not shutting down, functioning through  annoyances with businesses that I could not have predicted,and/or other annoyances , etc.  showing up. living life on life's terms best I can is a good day and miracle compared to past, I know if I remain consistent, I will "step lightly and confidently into what is yet to come."because of my hp grace thanks for starter Mole.

Sunflower's to do list Jan 16

Put out recycling
Wash chairs
Wash bedding
DONE Send cereal bowls
DONE Call airline
DONE Call Ch
Pack boxes
Books to library
DONE Get packing tape
DONE Email J and S.

gotmusikk's Wednesday

Ms. Negativity is becoming quite active again... not sure why her feathers got ruffled, but I'm realizing now that she's been with me for about a week and I'm having a hard time telling myself that she's not reality.  Maybe I need to devote more energy to checking in with my HP, and stop every so often to feel the moment.

I so admire thesis for his ability to assess his problems and figure out potential solutions, and apply himself to them - maybe if I read his giant thread more often, it'll help put me in the right state of mind.

Progress, not perfection.
Consistency over emergencies.
Do the thing that feels healthy, not "shouldy" or escapist.


Check-in @ P.A.

Process my inbox completely

meditate 15 mins.

Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:
-- dishes
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage

12pm Rehearse
2pm RUN
3pm Cook
6pm Meditation private lesson
7:30pm meditation class

If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.

Things I did well today:
I don't know.  I showed up to my appointments?

Things I can improve on:
Doing the important.  Figure out how to make things better instead of tell myself, "oh, I will suck at this forever."

3 things I’m grateful for:
1)  My meditation class
2)  fig newtons
3)  music
4)  the BF


"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"

-- Pema Chodron

tila - Wed

DD is finally better, more time to get things done. Plan for today:

  • Study - 5 hours +
  • Chores - 10 tasks
  • Meditation, go to bed early, meds/vitamins 

kromer 10:15 CI

Here's my "wish list" of what I'd like to get done:
Start PCRs
Finish EASY refs
Finish HARD refs
Go through email and notes
Update action lists
15 min galaxy microburst
Read about S's work
Email S about committee
Come up with a list of possible internship locations
Check on expts
Help labmate with expt
See bf!
Move data off computer
Buy supplies
Annual report paragraph
Email about BW

But, there's no way I'll get through all that in one day. So, I will do ONE task at a time, when I get it done I will celebrate and move on to the next.
First: Finish EASY refs

Journey 10 am

Happy Hump Day!  It has been rainy here all week and it is depressing.   I took the afternoon off yesterday to go to the foot doctor and get my orthopedic shoe insert so that's a good thing.  I should be able to exercise more now.    But still, no running.  Like ever.  

I felt like a big weenie though, because I was in there complaining about a touch of arthritis in my toe and there were people there with serious injuries and issues and I left there being glad that I can still walk!   At some point I will have to buy some very expensive exercise shoes but for now I'm good with regular sneakers and the insert, as long as I don't run.   I won't run much I promise :)

Working from home today and I have a lot to do and the weather is so dreary it's hard to focus.   I have exercised, had a healthy breakfast, read email, checked calendar, and I took care of one task that was in email this morning.   Now I will change clothes and make todo list for the rest of the day.

Prayers for Knitfisher . . . jeez your mom is only two years older than me!  I lost my Dad a few years back and my Mom ended up in the hospital because she tried to stay by his bedside every single day for months.   You do HAVE to take care of yourself, it is a must.  I am thinking of you and praying for you.  


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler 

RisingUp Check-In 1/16


Work 4: do 5 hours daily

T. project: at least 5 hours daily [so far $120 done] DUE SUNDAY

Do 3 hours daily of outstanding project: DUE FRIDAY

Job app 1 hour



Laundry/Pack/Nails/Get mail

Library/Loan place/Food shop


Walk 45 min. 

Stretch/Tone 45 min.

Bible/Prayer 30 min.

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing



Start lists: agencies/BBB/CofC +

Start job apps

UA/DA mtgs

Lit/Insp. Reading


Crazybug CI 8:29am

I'm here and that's about all I can say.  I will try to put one task at a time before me today and not look at the bigger picture. Just feels too overwhelming.

1. Process notes from meeting for 25 min.

  12:23pm - nope and I just want to cry.

clement ci - day 68 attempting abstinence

8:18am : it's been 5 min since i last went off plan. Yes, 1st thing after waking up, getting to my computer, i read low prio email. Now i've re-started.

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) 9:30am client
:) admin
:) club
:) ck email
:) sort tasks
:) pj task
:) l task

7:32pm : It's been 11h 14min since i last went off plan. But it was a structured, scheduled day. So i exercised my discipline muscle and my resistance muscle very little. time to start flexing that muscle now.

7:50pm : It's been 11h 32min since i last went off plan. now sort tasks.

9:51pm : It's been 1 min since i last went off plan.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


ms wednesday


  • reply to c emails.
  • add to timetables
  • email col eth adv
  • gift for nephew.
  • work on e in bursts. 1,2
  • walk to t (leave at 4)
  • put on wash
  • eat mindfully and kindly
  • no naps
  • watch spending 



My thoughts are with you knitfisher.  I remember the exhausting inbetween limbo space from when my mother was dying. I'm so glad you have allowed yourself to come home to your own space and a bit of normality.  Take good care of yourself.  

all the best


thinking of you knitfisher

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time knitfisher

@ Mole - Thanks

Hi Mole,

 Yes. It's a very odd place to be. Once the upset has subsided a little, and the waiting has been a few days, you start to get used to it. Imagine such a thing. She is for the most part comfortable, which is the most important thing of course. She is very strong in body, and in mind, and so the force of life is not ready to leave her - even though she herself may be ready to leave. She is young, only 62, and although is a shadow of her former self, she is clearly built of iron.

Limbo is exactly it. It was a sister on the ward (who i respect enormously) that said that I should go home and ignore what you see on TV about holding vigil beside a dying person. I have given her so much time over the past few days and of course I should be there for her, but I need conserve some energy for myself and for what is to come after.

My Prayers are with you, knitfisher

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Thanks Clement

Thank you


Thanks mole for great starter.


  • tidy
  • stationary -3 cards and write
  • post d package
  • buy a birhtday gift
  • meeting 
  • go U
  • birthday lunch a
  • mmet with n
  • reciepts type and print
  • write in journals
  • articles read and make notes
  • pool and gym
  • groceries 


Knitfisher's CI Weds 16th Jan 11:15am

Thank you Mole for the start. I hope to learn from this experience and take something positive from it. 

A little angry at myself for not getting a bit more of a move on today, but this is the first night I've spent in my own bed since Thurs last week so I guess I can cut myself some slack here.

Been at the hospital with my mother waiting for her to pass away. Blunt, yes, but that's the truth. She is very very ill with many things wrong with her, and has stopped treatment that effectively keeps her alive. We don't know how long she has, but I was getting exhusted from being in the hospital practically all day so I have come home to sleep in my own bed and use my own shower and do a few things that are not related to refresh my brain a little so I can go back and return with more capacity to respond to her positively while she is awake and with more energy for what is to come.

Today I will: 

  • Send backup and SHORT email to F (30 m)
  • Do at least 2 poms of invoicing for A (60 m)
  • Check overnight bag (5 m)
  • HAVE LUNCH - a proper one. I'm watching you. (30 m)
  • Make yourself some dinner to take with you (sandwiches OK) (15 m)
  • Leave at 2pm not quite, but not bad

Hypatia's check-in

Thank you for the starter Mole.

For once I've got a morning where I can sit down at my desk and concentrate instead of rushing around "doing things".  I am totally fed up with one particular grou pof reports being behind, so I'm always firefighting and writing them in response to being chased up.  So this morning, the phone is off the hook, except for emergencies (I have a secretary to filter calls, which is a great help), and I've got 3 hours to fill.

  • check and sign typed reports
  • find urgent AH forms
  • complete urgent AH forms 
  • do urgent summary
  • do Monday's report
  • do two overdue LAC reports
  • find BBs records, action and return them
  • work through work folder
  • create list of outstanding tasks
  • afternoon clinic
  • if possible complete todays reports today


Mole's check in

Writing: too much time on writing about writing and not on writing itself. I need to get back to the balance I had before December. Plan every half hour, and each day.

Emailed schedule query

reviewed conference call. 

Ate healthy lunch 

slept 45 mins

walked to Pr and worked on annual plan 2 - 3.30

bought food

10 min mental exercises

20 min posture eexercises

water veggies  

call L 

wash up and cook supper 

Call S 

continue with annual pplan

schedule time for CM appl and CC goals and review


Epsom bath

bed by 11