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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"I want to believe that life isn't full of darkness,
o matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.
Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again."

-- Paraphrasing a quote from the character "Yuki Sohma"
(the original wording was written by author Natsuki Takaya)

  • "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and don't be afraid of the dark.
  • At the end of a storm, there's a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.
  • Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown.
  • Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone."

-- Originally from the 1945 Broadway musical "Carousel", written by Rodgers and Hammerstein

ms thursday

another slighly aimless day. 


  • make shooting script
  • return clothing 
  • clean kitchen thoroughly
  • email student
  • go to studio
  • buy magazine
  • email b


katia today

NICE starter moving. I had a "dark" day yesterday.

262- print off notes, email prof, 1 candidate problem
MUR- listen to albums whilest working
287- look at hw, schedule working on it tomorrow

-Upload old phone's pictures to computer
-activate new phone

-Plan for the rest of the week

-1 hr thing
-exercise? hrmm

marcelor checking in at 8.50

I have been having a hard time getting to the starting line lately. I want to believe that today can be different. I will stay away (abstain) from the things that I use for compulsive avoidance, namely IGC. I will take the time to plan the next action. I will try to observe myself when I feel like escaping the task at hand. 


kromer 10:30 CI

I feel like I've been having trouble making progress. Today is mostly a computer/bioinformatics day, which will be fun work I hope:
*Go to church service
*Mail taxes
*Go through Cell looking at section titles and supplementary info options, share with Mu (MIT)
*Email Helen about UROP
*Email GBS (MIT)
*Come up with list of 30 biotechs
*Ask Mu for blocks
*Finish processing microarray data
*Reminder email about MU public safety
*Send out intro to 2 people
For CLIP data:
->Eliminate SNPs (MIT) (actually, I talked to some people and they agree that this step is unnecessary)
->Graph mutations by position (made really good progress on this)
->Count mutation pileups in each position (have started this)
->Make permutation files (have started this)

hazyjane ci wed

Thanks movinagalong for the starter, I have to say starters are getting to be a real creative/expressive opportunity here and I appreciate the effort people like you are making!!!

Once more, have an assignment to get done, it's already nearly 2pm and I've only got as far as opening a document... And this is when I already KNOW that my time is limited by a commitment I have this evening, which is going to swallow everything up between 4pm and 8pm. What's wrong with me??!!???!!!??!!

one: assignment, get something written, and fast!!!

two: walk dogs, again...

three: get to my job on time

four: get back to work on my assignment, but I can predict that I'll be tired and grumpy and 'won't feel like doing it'. I also know that the fact that the deadline is tomorrow won't really have much effect on me, because I know I'm generally well-thought of (lucky me!) and they'll cut me some slack...

five: decide what I'm doing this weekend!!!! The weather here in the UK is really wintry still, and much as I'd like to get out of London I do still need to make sure where I'm going to (planning to go to) is accessible to a 3 ton van... 

and this long check-in is yet more procrastinating.. 

It's an inside job...

clement ci - day 137 attempting abstinence, 57 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.

We reviewed our fears thoroughly. We put them on paper, even though we had no resentment in connection with them. We asked ourselves why we had them. Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us? Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough. Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other. When it made us cocky, it was worse.

Perhaps there is a better way - we think so. For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.

We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear. p68 AA Big Book.

9:54am : that's too big to post every day. I'll put it somewhere else and post a link to it--on a designated break today.

It's been 9hrs 24min since i last got distracted.
It's been 9hrs 24min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min
It's been 1day 8hrs 24min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (6hrs).
It's been 137 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~181 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 1day 8hrs 24min since i last relied on self.
These may not be the right durations. i'll think about them again on a designated break.

:) 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
:) :) client gi - noon
:) :) :) client pu - 3pm
bill pud
p wrk
kuf wrk
ka wrk (trk: wed eod) - thu? fri?
pud wrk - power supplies (trk: wed eod) - thu? fri? sat?
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmwr


efficient morning. Trusted God and attended 11am pa phone mtg, even tho i had a client appt 1hr later. God came thru--i was on time. Worked hard at both clients'


Found a better way to recharge then going off plan this night.


The chance to work. I got an interview for a job i think i would really like and be rewarding. Doesnt pay much, but that's ok.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


show up (done),

show up (done), exer,plan

Thanks for starter moving,Reminds me of  Progress not perfection

I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years.

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. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

8. Take shower

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Warm up and eat dinner

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

13. Get dressed

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

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

Thanks for letting me share


  • Thanks movingalong for the lovely starter. Love it - the sun will shine again.
Tasks are taking way longer than I hoped. Will do my best to keep going till it is done. A bit at a time.
  • readings
  • HIO
  • tidy
  •  ring or go see B re list of p t
  • photocopy UDT & B file for hospital
  • make to do list for hospital
  • cancel meeting l
  • write in journal
  •  call d and d and k and n
  • stationary shop
  • pick up registed post pack
  • accounts and file
  • 12 r
  • 12 r put in computer
  • 12 order
  • 12 fix letters
  • 10 files
  • 10 letters sort for K
  • Sort N r
  • 13 reciepts 
  • 13 b s
  • 13 put in computer
  • sort database
  • sort out stuff to photocopy  c
  • b t
  • a receipts
  • t timetable
  • print h booking form
  • book dl hotel m and e
  • email f re m r
  • ring about missing dl tickets
  • pack hospital bag
  • do hospital to do list
  • bed early
  • HIO
  • put hospital bags out
  • m files pack

ms wednesday

thank you movingalong, sun for all. 

  • take to charity shop
  • reply email woman
  • ol
  • mike x2
  • meet e
  • take exccess to s
  • finish cleaning
  • go to t at 5
  • edit
2 bottles of water 


Mole's check-in

Thank you movingalong, I hope you can see some silver linings ahead. 

7.30 cafe with notebook

9-12.30 write with focus on stakes


1.30 -3 to prov with mem or ill for A 

lum and pbm  

Report for C  

5.30-7 walk with C

pick up parcels

post pathology

pay JM 

organise birthday list 


eggs for tomorrow  


check in

bed by 11


A good day today, felt alert. Fog beginning to clear, feeling calm

cleared up after myself 

volunteered to moderate 


integrate garden things into my pom breaks 


feeling well in spite of heat,  walking with C, chatting with landscape woman while getting nice waterspray, seeing R and hearing about G, perfect coffee at P.