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Friday, 2nd August 2013

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain 


Vic 8/2/13

 Showup (done), exer, plan follow through

"In Between

Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be willing to be in between.

Being in
between can apply to many areas of life and recovery. We can be in
between jobs, careers, homes, or goals. We can be in between behaviors
as we let go of the old and are not certain what we will replace it
with. This can apply to behaviors that have protected and served us well
all of our life, such as caretaking and controlling.

may have many feelings going on when we're in between: spurts of grief
about what we have let go of or lost, and feelings of anxiety, fear, and
apprehension about what's ahead. These are normal feelings for the in
between place. Accept them. Feel them. Release them.

in between isn't fun, but it's necessary. It will not last forever. It
may feel like we're standing still, but we're not. We're standing at the
in between place. it's how we get from here to there. It is not the

We are moving forward, even when we're in between.

I will accept where I am as the ideal place for me to be. If I am in
between, I will strive for the faith that this place is not without
purpose, that it is moving me toward something good."

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

clement ci - day 265 attempting abstinence, 185 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. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

  • I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety of relying on God than to get things done.
    • "15 Points" point 5 says:
      5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.

      My Plan is this:

      1. read "15 Points"
      2. Meditate for 5 min on the attributes of God

start timers
v task
time log
quiet time
r task
s task
t task
11am pa phone mtg
sort tasks
j task
do tasks
put away clothes
abstinence day counts
pre-plan tmrw

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day (BB).
  • Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
  • Do we owe an apology?
  • Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?
  • Were we kind and loving toward all?
  • What could we have done better?
  • Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
  • Or, were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Hypatia's check-in

  • AH forms
  • clinic
  • lunch 
  • meeting
  • urgent letters
  • prescriptions
  • today's reports
  • break
  • one set of backlog reports
  • AH forms



KF check in Friday 2nd Aug 08:50am

Nice and early. Yesterday was an 'ugh' day, and today will be better.

Today I have already: 

  • Got up before DH left
  • had breakfast
  • had a shower
  • sorted out the bed and the wardrobe drawer

Today I will: 

  • Chase carpet boy. YOU CAN DO A PHONECALL
  • Put washing on
  • Invoicing inc S which was WAAAAAAY overdue
  • Put washing in dryer (or outside if rain stops)
  • Wash up (again)
  • Unload DW
  • Reply to solicitor
  • Make a start on updating your GTD list. Make it part of every day.
  • Do at least 2 poms of study. More if you're into it. Today's the day. done 4 poms. Done well.
  • ordered exam WOO HOO!
  • W
    • finish chasing/posting cleanup almost done
    • review OD and cleanup
    • investigate unreconciled bank trans
    • make list of things needed to complete YE
  • Do 2 poms on de-cluttering
  • Do WHB
    • Hoover
    • Mop
    • Dust
    • Empty bins
    • purge paper
    • mirrors and a window
  • Plan two X webinars

riddled's Friday ToDos

Thanks for the daystarter, Mole!

productive workday (halfway)
lots of phone calls to organize B (that became a marathon of several hours of phoning, googling and mailing, and it's not finished yet - some more calls to make on monday, some more calls to make the week after next, waiting for answers to emails, etc., etc. - very complicated and unsatisfying)
wash box S, store away
start with box V


So so true Mole! Thank you for this great starter and reminder. Again just ehat I needed to read! thank youxo

  • put away filing
  • readings
  • tidy
  • call d and d
  • call c
  • email a re p 
  • laundry away
  • go to printers
  • bring back to ms
  • go to appointemnt 
  • go to physiotherpy
  • call a, L and mp
  • AGM rehab session
  • journal
  • groceries 
  • put grocderies away
  • put notes in a doc
  • dinner
  • rehab excercises
  • HIO


My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Take shower

4. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Pay my bills

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

11. Get dressed

12. Go to the bank 

13. Eat dinner

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

15. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

16. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share


oops, posted wrong place

Mole's check in

Too many things i want to do today. check Br flight, August planning, tidy, D's project, tower business....   Some/most  will have to be deferred.

7.30 cafe response to CC, A re rates, beans, and potage and songs. Txt birthday for J

9-12 call prep C, J's process, and Scrivener - from old PC

12.30 K lunch

2 -3.30 prov w project 

call for volunteers, esp this Sun and Mon 


4.30 -5.30 walk w C  


wash up and tidy

brainstorm August




i rang the electrician. why do I dread calling people up so much. He was no monster - just a very friendly man.

i spontaneously invited people to dinner tonight. 

I did manage to get things done.  



Such an odd day, L leaving the state, T dying, G going away, but moving too, sharpened somehow.