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Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

Wednesday, 20th March, 2013

Today is the vernal equinox
in Northern Hemisphere

and the autumnal equinox
in the Southern Hemisphere.

Let this Astronomy fact
be a reminder
that the old shall pass
and the new shall come,
and that there is always hope ahead!

And ... let this Astronomy fact
be a symbolic reminder of
the true guidance and direction
of a loving Higher Power!

Tiptree CI

to be done by EOB today:

- test/commit hotfix
- work on customer issue re exp.
- clean office
- shave/shower
- yb training for ss
- meditate
- practice guitar
- impl mod. enhancement
- file papers
- process bills/mail
- dust/reorg shelves
- go for a walk

kromer 10:45 CI

Today I need to:
Collect SMF data
Finish organizing papers
Finish funding emails
Microburst 2 emails (M&K,Ginko)
Start PCR
Go to church service with bf
Bug CE

riddled's Wednesday ToDos

  • mail W
  • check what is due tomorrow
  • daily report entry
  • BoP notes & filing
  • BPD decluttering / filing
  • learn SQ
  • start InDb project
  • finish UM
  • make GrPr from UM
  • save & file GrPr + UM properly
  • get GD account
  • household: do dishes, make working space, make tea, eat, maybe laundry, and nothing else if it can wait. Oh, and put wastepaper out for collection.


Time spent working:

Things I did well today:

Things I could have done better:

Things I am grateful for:

  • What I did yesterday proved to be more useful than I'd thought.
  • I got teamed up with someone who a) has a lot of knowledge/skill and b) really works.
  • I didn't oversleep and wasn't too tired despite working so long yesterday.
  • Springtime!

Let fears slip away

morning training

Evening training


do dishes.

am up since 4:30 am and its 7:30 now. didnt do much . even though I should have done my morning training session. Didnt want to be tired for work. Yikes. life is so tough. i am still up and feel sleepy maybe I should take a short nap?
I could ahve read or done something else. maybe even write...

Knitfisher's Checkin Weds 20th March 08:30am

Small one as am going to a client meeting at 10am, but have a few things I'd like to get done beforehand.

Today I have already:


  • Eaten a good breakfast
  • Planned my travel for today
  • Put DW on
Today I will:
  • Have a shower & dry hair
  • Put bins out missed them, but still need to put stuff outside
  • Print pattern again in one page
  • Do a couple of poms of A work did just the holiday so OK
  • LEAVE ON TIME 10am
  • Try and make the time after the meeting to visit the exhibition
  • Go to early choir
  • Smile because this is the transition between the seasons and anything and everything can change.


D Day.

just perfect movingalong. thank you.


  •  leave at 8.30
  • cabs
  • dc on way home
  • come home and prep 30 mins
  • you can do anithing for an hour and a half
  • victory nap.
  • leave computer to back up tonight
today is for gratitude, love and keeping it together. Cool


clement ci - day 130 attempting abstinence, 50 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.

11:07pm night before : pre-plan. I have to quote this phrase from riddled "Monday 18 March 2013" thread riddled's Monday ToDos at url

"Flounder less"

Yes, that's what i have to do too! :D

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
prj task
j task
:) pb mtg 2:30 - Blessed results, divine intervention
p wrk
g wrk
ht task
ka wrk
client pu - thu 4 pm
client kuf - fri 12pm
client a - sat time tba
client ku sat?
:) put away clothes (help move)
:-( reflection (H.A.L.T.)
:-( pre-plan tmwr (H.A.L.T.)

7:50am : It's been 9hrs 50min since i last went off plan.
It's been 5days 10hrs 33min since i last relied on self.
I am doing well and tempted to rely on self. I am reading "15 points for a self-oholic to consider when confronted with the urge to rely on self and not God" (translated by me). Some excerpts that hit me:

If you are convinced that everything of meaning depends on you relying on God, you have just so much more chance of putting your trust in God and continuing to rely on God each day. If you put other things first you are only hurting your chances.

11. Catalogue and re-catalogue the positive enjoyments of relying on God, such as:

a. The simple ability to eat and sleep normally, and wake up glad you are alive; glad you lived in connection with God yesterday, and glad you have the privilege of living in connection with God today.

13. Cultivate gratitude:

e. Gratitude that since others have done it, you can in time bring it to pass that you will not want or miss the relying on self you are abandoning.

8:15am : it's been 3min since i last went off plan.
It's been 5days 10hrs 58min since i last relied on self.




the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


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 movingalong 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 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

6. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

11. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

12. Cook and eat dinner

13. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

14. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

hazyjane ci wed

Thanks for the lovely starter Movingalong, you know it was you I was thinking of as I signed in :)

Anyway, I've been letting myself get too 'busy' and at the same time...quelle surprise...not terribly productive. But, it's ok. I can live with myself!

  • start the day right: with a healthy smoothie
  • walk the dogs
  • sort out some kind of plan for the 2.5hrs of cleaning my friend is going to do
  • get to a meeting
  • get to daughter's academic review
  • meet friend for theatre matinee :D :D
  • get to acting class, last one :((
  • maybe, just maybe, write a little bit more 'finishing touches'-style to that essay...
  • and probably another twenty other things that are do-able but too time-consuming to write about now (past bed-time...unmanageable!!!)
  • check in here -- (Use the Tools!!!)

Happy days!!!

It's an inside job...

Mole's check-in

What a beautiful thread-starter, movingalong.  I am glorying in the autumn here, and not regretting one iota the passing of the hot windy, fiery, leaching, bleaching summer. Autumn - a time for gathering one's energies and focussing.

i am VERY late with my check in,

so have done cafe and journal and am now on a writing pom break. Not at all a good idea as I will go over my 5 mins, aaaargh my procrastinating fingers. At least this is not a sudoku.

Til 12 write H scene H recounting in own words. 

Review for C 2 poms one here one in town 


review fortnight for S 

walk to town via E St -  N's exhibition



3 appt w S

E on way back 

5.30 walk w C 


wash up

tidy 1 pom

order lap top stand 

check in  


bed by 11 


made healthy food


did report 

was intuitive about S session 


stayed focussed this morning

tidied. The house is the pits 


chatting to L and winkles on street corner 

M's chocolate for breakfast analogy for setting one's own agenda/ pace 

S's wisdom,

chat with woman in chemists re What a treasure A was

walking with C - a calm 

movingalong's beautiful starter 



Salamander's check in - Wednesday 20 Mar 2013

Thank you, movingalong, for kindly starting this thread for us. Spring Equinox already! Where has the year gone? Thank you to pro for these boards, and to our Higher Power(s) for the chance to start again.

  • Morning routine
  • Housework (4 x 15 mins)
  • Declutter for 15 minutes (Study)
  • Paperwork for (4 x 15 mins) at table
  • Make phone calls - admin & social (AC, AA, CH)
  • Jobsearch and Application (1 hour)
  • Cook nutritious dinner/Radio 4
  • Grooming
  • 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)