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Thursday 17th October 2013

stuck stuck stuck

yippeeeee. . .no chat room, so y'all can see me musing.

I am determined to get this assignment done before going home. I have a super cold fancy beverage that has been waiting for me for three weeks, when I was supposed to get a certain assignment in on time.

There are FIVE parts. part one is done.

I have pulled the assignment sheet up on the screen. I am fearful though.

check in

I got parts 2 and 3 done and I think they are right. Taking a short break and then hoping to finish so I am not too tired to enjoy myself when I get home.

solid effort

I have put in a solid solid effort. I pretty much ahve part 4 done.

I did it!

I stuck with it last night and it was finally "good enough" to hand in :) I got to enjoy myself last night and it felt great! Altho today I am exhausted!

way to go katia!

or in recovery terms: way to GROW!

pro's check-in, 8:45pm (thanks for the great day opener, Jalla!)

I'm exhausted. I didn't sleep last night, plus I received a treatment today in my doctor's office that can make me tired. Plus I have an illness that makes me tired.

Still, I had every intention of doing a particular task after I finished speaking to clients. I went out to get the mail (as I always do at the end of the day), and found that a Major Motion Picture (with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz) was being shot directly outside my door.

That completely distracted me. I watch several takes and took pictures, then I uploaded the pictures to Facebook. By the time I woke up from my "movie daze", several hours had passed, and I'm more tired than ever.

It's almost 9pm, and I really need sleep. So my goal right now is to stay closely on task - waste no time - and do all the things I need to do (including the Priority #1 work task that is a promise to someone), and then get to bed as early as I can.

I feel so incredibly tired that I hope I can do this work task adequately.

I can hear that it just started raining outside. So much for the movie shoot. They'll be packing up now. It was sunny a few hours ago, too.

pro's check-in (shift in "Priority #1")

I need to address my health issues (take my pills) before I do anything else. The later it gets, the more symptomatic I get (evenings, nights, and mornings are my witching hours).

I need to take medication NOW - before anything else.

Marcelor Thursday CI

Made it to C as planned and trying to work

OK: before C, write for 30 minutes

Vic 10/17/13 ck in

maint basics, exer, plan follow through


Mollie's check-in

Log hours from this morning
Email BJ

What I should do next is look for a document that is not in the file it belongs in. But given how behind I am on filing, and how all the stuff to be filed isn't even in the same place, and that I might not know where it is, it feels like an overwhelming task. And what if it turns out in the end to be mis-filed so I don't find it all? Or what if it was never sent to me, which is also a possibility? OK, I'm going to break this down. It would be easy to look in file x for it, so I'll do that now. OK, found a lot of important stuff, but not what I was looking for. Now I'm going to look in the box.

Mollie's check-in 3:10pm

Yay me! It was in the box. Almost the last thing, but in the box. And I found all manner of other important things along the way. I can see that I now want to celebrate (or something) and not do the thing that I needed the papers I just found for.

kromer 11 CI

Goofed off for a bit, then took a long time planning, but I finally have my day's tasks, prioritized as follows:
1) r.r.
2) Rewrite
3) Check (will do this soon)
4) egs (can be done remotely after-hours)
5) bible (can be done remotely after-hours)
6) sign-up (will do this soon)
8) comp plan (can be done remotely after-hours)
9) Decide (can be done remotely after-hours)
10) spreadsheet (working on this now)
11) geno res (will do this soon)
12)start FACs reading(can be done remotely after-hours)

I will go through this list roughly in order, but I will allow myself to start with something down the list that's easier. 


Agnus checking in

another short night but thank God the anxiety is not so bad today. i had forgotten how sensitive i am to coffee - doh - which i drank a bit on Mon-Tues.  as of last pm i'm back to drinking only tea for a hot beverage!

thanks to PA and other program friends, i feel renewed hope that i can indeed do all things required of me, through my Higher Power who strengthens me (and uses his friends ).  Today's plan, methinks:

  • 6am wakeup, knee prayers
  • feed TJ and me
  • sponsor calls
  • chicken in crockpot
  • J care
  • prayer, study, meditation (which might alter the rest of this plan)
  • PA check-in
  • 7am walk and call sponsor
  • shower and dress
  • finish the RFI response and get approval; send it off
  • >>>blitz on P, Part A (the "blitz" was a load of incoming data ending with boss pulling the plug so this project is not DONE, but OVER. I'm equally relieved.)
  • >>>break, miniwalk>>>missed
  • >>>blitz on P, Part B>>>moot
  • break, lunch
  • straighten out paypal account
  • set up monthly PA donations
  • draft a realistic time budget to complete P and E narratives by Friday 


Complete 1 lecture w/mem by Noon

Complete 2nd lecture by 6pm

Complete 3rd lecture by 8pm

Review L29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 

KF Check in Thursday 17th Oct 12:35 pm

Late late check in again today. I just keep burying myself in surfing or playing games in order to forget my worries. It's that simple. I will not even take action to relieve those worries. I feel so guilty at the end of the day because of what I haven't got done.

But I can take action now.

Today I have already:

  • Had a great breakfast (not out of the cereal packet)
  • Had a shower
  • Put a load of washing on
Today I will:
  • Send B & J a list of WO - take 30 mins max took 2 mins :-)
  • Do 4 solid poms on LP work & email P with progress done 5/4 poms (well done me)
  • Do allocations for WD
  • Dry washing
  • hang washing if nec
  • Email S client to say hi
  • Have a good lunch


Well done for getting back on that horse!

Thanks mole!



  • readings
  • find rest of refs
  • check dates on rest articles
  • check missing info 
  • final check through
  • deal with nerves....Tongue out
  • tidy
  • get ready
  • write letter N
  • go to printers
  • write email N
  • drop docs with L in tried office closed!!
  • bank
  • go to appt e
  • dinner
  • write letter to SI
  • write letter hosp 
  • print out train tickets
  • print out dom report 
  • write in journal
  • rehab excercises
  • HIO  

Rexroth Check In 08.59

Woke having slept well with two dreams. Today I need to stay in to wait for an important delivery which I am determined not to miss.

x Prayer and reflection
x Write this list
x Check emails
x Write dreams in journal
x Deal with post when/if any comes
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

I don't know what else. I feel restless and muddled.

Update 17.20 - I feel even more muddled now. Somehow I had forgotten that I am buying a flat, my solicitor has all the information and I am waiting to hear from her with a contract to sign. So I forgot that this morning when I posted and have been watching my emails all day. I know it will happen when it does and I would be wise to forget it for the moment but it is hard. My camera is back and I am not sure if it is repaired properly. I need to leave it for a while until I feel more calm. I've been out to get some shopping at a local shop and am furious at how expensive things are as I have an attack of poverty consciousness as I am spending nearly all the money I have on a new flat. I can write this quickly and fluently and can't write my book. Life is crazy.

So I'll take it easy, have a shower and get clean and remember I have done all I need to do for the moment.

21.47 Ready for bed

Peace Rexroth

Mole's check in

A bit late today.  Am waiting for an X-ray.   Thank you lovely jalla for another beautiful starter.

writinG a bit, no totally disrupted by appts etc - but perhaps good for fodder!

work on planning 

Try to get a bit done tonight.

Eat healthy meal

prov with project  

bus to city

work at F

5 ringing w d

6.15 bus

eatvhealthy meal

plan writing

eu plan of action


check in

bed by 11

things I did well today

 Was proactive about making an appointment

things I could have done better

Fiddled with the Internet instead of the tasks I'd set for this evening 

things I am grateful for 

The lovely jalla. The new doctor, the serendipitous, thoughtful and pragmatic B, bumping into S and H, and R too. G giving me homemade cheese. The wild and rainy day.  


Findingaway CI

Thank you jalla for the starter today, and for all the other starters that you and others put here for us - it is a wonderful service!

Trying to break through heavy resistance on project S. I will do 15 mins on it before anything else and then report back here.

Interrrupted but done

Kept going despite interruption. Feels better to have started. Doing another 15 now

Second 15 mins done. Doing one more, then will take short break or do a different task.

Doing different tasks but don't want to lose focus. Will check today's list, have morning tea break, read background paper, then do 15-30 mins more writing on S before bike ride and lunch.

On with plan

Had break, checked lists, other items can wait until after lunch. Not sure if bike ride will happen, as it is pouring rain!

Next: reading background paper - done

35 mins writing on S - done (feels so much better than not doing it!!!)

No bike ride due to weather. Now will light fire, make and eat lunch. I need to be back here at 1.45 pm at the latest.

Later: Ok, I stuffed up. Back from lunch a whole hour later than planned, but getting back on the horse, trying not to beat myself up about it.

Lucky CI

Send V energy :)

Spiritual time :)


Get ready AM :)

Work on business :)

Housework - washing up :) , laundry  

Email, forums etc :)

See N re money  :)

Photograph & post mala :)  

Freecycle - bike lock, airer, hair clippers  - part done  

Buy fruit & veg :)

Play :)

Rest :)

Get ready for bed :)

Planning time  :)

The ’3Ts’ aka ’Timed Task Tomorrow’ method - 3 questions before doing something online:
Is it Timed (set a timer)? Is it a Task? If it's a sudden impulse, can I act on it Tomorrow?

My Day Today

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

I want to thank jalla 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 UA meeting

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

7. Renew my books

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

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Do Al-Anon work

12. Call my Al-Anon sponsor at 4:15 p.m.

13. Cook and eat dinner

14. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

15. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

16. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share