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Monday 29 January 2007

A new Monday a new week some new chances. Welcome folks.

Graphics added by pro.

Edge's CI - 10:06 PM

Hi everyone :) It's been a crazy week :rolleyes: Good to be back though :)

X 7:30 AM.
X Shower.
X Get ready.
X Tomorrow's CI.

X Work.
- NT horoscopes and send to Nis. (tomorrow)

X Dinner at gran's.
X Call T about acoustic.
X Call Jen.

- Prepare papers for tomorrow. (tomorrow)

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Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway

10:15am CI for Lark (and 10:30 PM)

morning routine
business accounting

DONE meditation
call or visit library to reserve/pickup
DONE (but not great) re-vamp workshop a little
DONE make business phone calls
DONE check on elderly neighbor
DONE go to hardware store
wash dishes
call client with bill
DONE call other client for appointment time

pro's CI - 6:20am

I woke up at 4:45am and couldn't get back to sleep. I got up at 5am. I've been doing stuff. I have some problems in my life now that are very difficult. I'm going to be out most of the day.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

sorry things are rough.

wishing you peace and the strength that you need.

Wishing you well Pro

Hi Pro whatever it is I'm wishing you well. Regards Rexroth

thank you

Thank you for your support! This is an extremely difficult time for me, and I appreciate it. In the midst of the crisis that's going on, I start my new job on Wednesday. It's so weird to have a very good thing and a very bad thing happening simultaneously.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

I just saw this

Don't worry, Pro; there's always a down to every up, but the good thing is that everything eventually passes. I've been through some pretty rough times - still teetering on the edge of one right now - but with a lot of patience, faith in the future, and cool-headed reactions and planning, things will slowly begin to improve or heal.

Until things improve: thoughts and prayers :kiss: Hang in there, bud :)

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Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway

Rexroth 07.57 GMT

Todo today

up prayer reflection meditation
deal with emails phone messages post
tidy up a bit
write letter to solicitor
possibly some more legal/admin work
out go to building society pay in check get out check
possibly some shopping
go to church building
go to voluntary project and work there including music if its happening
home tidy and get place ready for electricians tomorrow
deal with emails and phone messages
prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth 11.55 GMT

When I woke this morning I was aware that things in my flat were a mess which was because I had spent most of the weekend lying about feeling miserable. So I then felt so fed up that I spent until 9.30 in bed. Then after doing my meditation etc. I sort of realised what I was, or rather wasn't, doing and so I've:

Phoned Doctor for appointment which is tomorrow evening. I've been putting this off for some months.

Washed up and cleaned up kitchen stuff dated from Saturday and was a mess.

Written to solicitor and sent cheque so I don't need to go to Building Society.

Got myself cleaned up and ready to go out to voluntary work. I felt like not going but why?

I'm begining to feel a bit better about myself.

Regards Rexroth

way to go.

It's so great that you took time to meditate, and then acted on your realizations.  Very proactive.Smile

Rexroth 17.40 GMT

Thanks scarlett.

Came back early from project, lay done exhausted and I don't know why. That was an hour or so ago and I'm on briefly to check email and report. My place is ready for the electricians tomorrow so there is not much more I need to do today.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth 22.13 GMT

Night folks I'm tired out.


hi all, jane doh's ci 2:35 pm MST

Well, I wanted to post some accomplishments of the past week first, if that's okay.  They're pretty significant.

--contacted my doctor about my spiraling depression/feelings of mental instability.  she diagnosed a circadian rhythm disorder in addition to seasonal depression and recommended some changes in my sleep/wake schedule and light therapy.  basically, I was going nuts because I was sleep deprived, getting poor quality sleep at the wrong time and forcing myself to be awake (and nonfunctional) at the time I should actually be sleeping.  Five days into the adjusted routine I am feeling quite well and my productivity has gone up a great deal.

--came clean with my husband about the seriousness of my procrastination and was honest about my desperation, then I asked for his help and understanding.  This was HARD, I was expecting rejection and hostility.  He voiced some anger and frustration about me.  I tried my best to accept the criticism openly and offer sincere apology for the negative impact my habits have had on him lately.  After that, he was a lot more gracious in allowing me all the time I needed to sleep and restore myself physically.

--I got my oil changed. (about 9000 miles overdue) Usually I don't do this because going to the mechanic gives me panic attacks.  I managed to talk myself through all my demand resistance and do this necessary task before my engine melted down.

anyway, those are the biggies.  Here's today's ci:

got up on time
personal care
did kids' morning routine
kids' lessons taught and evaluated

next batch to-do:
fold laundry
start crock-pot dinner
aquarium water change
light therapy

And I think that's all I'm going to put or I'll probably sabotage myself with distorted, perfectionistic fantasies of how much is really "enough".

Bless  you all,
amanda jane

good job, jane!!

You took some important steps today, and I know it was hard. Way to go!! :)

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Wishing you well

Wishing you well with it all and well done so far.

Regards Rexroth

thanks pro and Rexroth

and everybody, for the encouragement and your examples and presence on the net, where it is easy to find you and so nice to talk with others who KNOW.

here's my done list
light therapy
folded laundry
aquarium water
crock pot dinner (venison stew)
put kids to bed
called my parents

still to come tonight:
1 more load dishes
tidy front room/upstairs bathroom
lay out kids' clothes, iron husband's shirt
bed (2am, as directed by doctor in response to 'delayed sleep phase')
due back up at 8:30 am and will check in!

Thanks all,