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Tuesday, 19th March 2013

Just one step at first... and then, perhaps, another, and another. But at first, just one step.


tiptree CI

- impl grid change
- impl MG change
- clean office
- rehearsal
- sh/sh
- meditate

jays tuesday 19 feburary 2013

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

i have lost a lot of my order & routine

today i'm going to concentrate on the basics USE TIMER

check finances /pay bills

book Lontickets )))))

l#wood returns
wear jeans for a while

collect prescption

basic shopping

wash up

wash sheets

tidy living room

reply to texts

tidy bedroom

kromer 11:30 CI

Today I need to:
*Check on samples, start SMF if samples are OK, otherwise sign up for sectioning and coat coverslips

*Finish IHC

*Finish organizing papers  (working on this now, almost done)
*Finish taxes
*Email about funding (working on this now)
*Microburst 2 emails (will do this soon)
*Go to MU mtg (never mind, this was cancelled due to snow. I will go to bible study & 30 min of square dancing instead) 

*Find 30 possible biotechs(will do this soon)

Vic 3/19/13

show up (done), plan, exer

Grateful for the starter Mole. Believe it or not, checking in PAhas more times than not been my first step, ...consistently..for years...did not shut down...what a miracle..practise makes it easier.... grateful..

riddled's Tuesday ToDos

  • check what is due tomorrow
  • BPD decluttering / filing
  • get X+H running (I lost several hours and lots of nerves until I got it configured right :-(  )
  • BPD finish project
  • daily report entry
  • install D
  • finish U
  • make GP from U
  • save & file all that properly
  • start ID project
  • learn S
  • household: take out trash, do dishes, make tea, eat, and nothing else if it can wait.


Time spent working:
Using pomodoros today: 25min * 12 (and then some)

Things I did well today:

  • I worked for many hours.
  • The stress made me eat less instead of more.

Things I could have done better:

Two things shouldn't have happened, but I don't really know how, on that day and in that situation, I could have prevented them:

  • I lost a lot of time with some computer problem.
  • I worked until long after midnight because I saw no other chance to get at least the most necessary things halfway done.

Things I am grateful for:

  • I could help someone today.
  • Someone else helped me today.
  • The first "someone" wrote to thank me and offered to do me a favour. Maybe I'll find some small, harmless task in my messy life I can delegate? (If not, I'm still grateful I could help him.)

Daily Plan

  1. Emails
  2. I'd like to watch a video briefly.
  3. Set up environment for tests
    1. I might try to write a test and verify it
    2. What are js log events?
  4. I have a test to run today
  5. Then let's do our taxes when we get home. 
    1. fuu... later :D
  6. Do I have to pay back some loans?
    1. Do I have a reminder for it? 
    2. I should call the OSAP loan services and try to cancel the loans
    3. This is a fail sad It's too late in the day to call them now
    4. I can't disable interest... School.

Salamander's check in - Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread with a quotation that is absolutely on point with what it all boils down to. Thanks to pro for these boards. And thank God (or your Higher Power) for being able to start again, again.

  • Morning routine
  • MIND - phone/email A4E
  • Change remaining cat trays
  • Take out rubbish
  • Finish washing up
  • Take out recycling
  • Phone AC
  • Phone CH
  • Make phone calls
  • Hoover upstairs
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Sweep stairs with Flylady
  • Declutter for 15 minutes
  • Paperwork for 15 minutes
  • Jobsearch for up to 1 hour
  • Cook nutritious dinner/Radio
  • Washing up
  • Manicure
  • Face pack
  • Evening routine

"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)

Knitfisher's Check in Tue 19th March 10:50 am

Hi everyone. Taking the very unusual step of posting from my client's site. I have a lot to do this week, and although I'm concerned they might find out about my dirty little secret of procrastination, I find this tool too useful to limit its use to when I'm working from home. The office is an extremely distracting environment and I need even more help while I'm here!

The list is long: 

  • Check banks
  • Bank download
  • Cashflow (inc rent & lyr) started
  • CT banking done 2 poms plus 5 mins
  • CT banking Cash thurs
  • Remaining invs (chk if PD) 3 poms done
  • SD SO form thurs
  • Mrs J Letter
  • Mrs B letter + inv
  • Post payroll (thurs?)
  • Mrs W statements 12 months thurs
  • Charity Aid Found lady
  • Update Holiday (H?)
  • Finish bank rec (H?)
  • Post inter-co P costs (thurs)
  • Chg inter-co labour and items (Thurs)
  • C banking thurs
  • CT sub coin thurs
  • Final prep banking thurs
  • Allocate bank Mar (thurs)

ms tuesday. nearly there :)

  • take f to g
  • sort cables
  • go through from beginning (tally) 
  • leave at 2.00
  • text check
  • levels check in g
  • finished project exported in 2 files sizes overnight.

2 bottles of water
look out for myself as i look out for others. 

clement ci - day 129 attempting abstinence, 49 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self.

12:37am night before : pre-plan...

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
prj task (ok)
:-( j task
:) *change a client, call 4
client ku wed
:) o task
:) call pb and more
pb mtg wed 2:30
p wrk
g wrk
ht task
ka wrk
:) call UF 7pm-ish
client pu - thu 4 pm
client kuf - fri 12pm
client a - sat time tba
:) put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmwr

10:43am : watched 33 min of tv off plan. then 10 min of quasi plan. It's been 17min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 13hrs 16min since i last relied on self.

11:27am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 00min since i last relied on self.

11:30am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 13min since i last relied on self.

11:31am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 14min since i last relied on self.

11:33am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 16min since i last relied on self.

11:36am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 19min since i last relied on self.

11:39am : it's been 1min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4days 14hrs 22min since i last relied on self.


Made progress on fixing PC.
On time and prepared for appt.
did 4 errands the kids needed, plus provided dinner.
made important client phone call--went well.
rescheduled another client.


morning took too long. Could have started sooner and had more time for work.


received another client.
Wife doing great job at readying mom's house.
r&r time at end of day.
this reflection time, and pre-planning tmrw
that it is not even 11pm and i'm already finishing up.
that my to-do lists are working, helping me stay on top.
That God has granted me a fairly good recovery day.
For the verse that helped me, oh, probably 10 times today

Those who wait upon the Lord
Will renew their strength.
They will mount up with wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

That is a blessing right from heaven to my mind.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe with G and C
Prepare and pack lunch and tablets PT and work - mem or too heavy?

find bus time table

9-12 work on H with verve and energy
Walk to town
12.30-2 Discussion at I
Bus? to uni 
2.45 appt.
Town (to F)
5.15 mt G at StD 
aC 6? 
with G to I

put out rubbish 

Check in

Bed by 11

Eliminated the distance between self and musicians

handled a group situation 


been more articulate and considered in interview

been more disciplined during my writing time. My focus is not good at the moment.


AKs reassuring common sense 

seeing inside HH 

Being in discussion with such thoughtful people 

being privileged to hear people sing from an island the other side of the world.

being embraced by G's sense of conviviality

sharing a bus ride with A