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Sunday 1 July 2007

Mark CI 9:33 PM EST

by 2:30 am:

  • DONE deal with issue with SavedSearch not getting stored properly
  • test remote search
  • clean desk
  • set up monitor
  • DONE work on new thumbnail feature -- set up development installation and work on it for at least a 1/2 hr
  • DONE email Bill
  • correct issue with User view page
  • DONE exercise 1/2 hr
  • DONE launder diapers
  • read for a bit -- 25 pp.
  • listen to a CD (while working)
  • DONE take out trash

pro's CI - 10:15pm

I put away the laundry, picked up a little in my apartment, watered the plants, and washed the dishes.

I did not touch the pile, which is getting to be such a critical problem... well, I can't find the words. I've got to start working on this. But tomorrow I'm leaving for a couple days. Maybe I can do a little in the morning - not all, but some.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Gwen D First Checkin In 4:22 PM :(

I've done things this weekend and been keeping a to do list, checking off. But things need to get much more specific as I am losing track of time and don't quite know what's more important than what right now. I can break down these "projects" and maybe I'll figure it out.

Laundry and dry cleaning
 -- couch cover
 -- bedspread
 -- sheets
 -- other...two loads, light and dark
 -- spot removal and ironing white pants
 -- get ideas from looking at B&A PDFs
 -- sketch spreads for two features
 -- process pictures for the spreads
 -- lay in pictures
 -- write blurbs for TOC (I can do this on my commute this week. leave it)
Dinner -- leftover noodles
Take medicine and sleep on time 10pm
Honestly, I've had a really nice weekend, but I really should have been working like a maniac on my freelance job. I wonder how much I can really get done tonight.
Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself


Two things I'm seeing now that I've posted.

1. The newsletter progress is a priority. I will work until 9 to work out the spreads if I have to.
2. I didn't really need to say "I shoulda" about my nice weekend. Take it from where it is. At least don't cultivate regrets.
If I can only figure out whether laundry is going to be time consuming or simple. Pro's 3 hour estimate is a little daunting. Maybe I can keep it simple and not try to do the perfectionists version. Maybe only the things I really need this week.
Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

pro's CI - 7pm

The laundry is done - folded, but not put away. It's worth noting how long this took, for planning purposes - say, 3 hours (if I figure it takes 15 minutes to put the folded clothes away).

I'm so glad this is done. I hate doing laundry because I have to lug it up and down four flights of stairs (I live in a walk-up), then drag it down the street. If I'm not feeling well or the weather is bad, I can't do it. There is a small washer and dryer in the basement, but neither work right and the basement is extremely unpleasant.

Now I have just two more important items on today's to-do list. One is simple; one is compound:

- The Pile (major and compound).
- Water plants (simple).

I'll take a break, then water the plants. I hope I can get myself to at least start on my enormous Inbox and pile backlog. I'm leaving town tomorrow for a couple days. I can't keep putting this off.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 5:30pm

Laundry is washed and either in the dryer or hung up to dry. I'll read my book for a little while (my reward), then go retrieve it from the dryer.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 4:15pm

My laundry is packed up and I'm ready to go. I also took my pills, which I should have taken this morning but at least I took them now. I have to somehow fit in two more doses today. I think I'll just make it if I space them 4 hours apart.

Leaving for laundromat now - will check in later.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 3:45pm

I finished eating and put away the food. I didn't wash the dishes yet, but I don't think I'll do that now. If I keep doing stuff here, it will become too late to go to the laundromat, which I suspect is a secret plan of my procrastinating brain. So before doing anything else, I'm going to the laundromat.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 3pm

Lunch took all of 15 minutes to prepare - no more time than it would have taken to go out or order in - and all it involved was standing up and cutting some vegetables for a little while. I'm making a note of this so I can remember for next time. :P

Next (forgot to put this on my list before)... I need to water the plants.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 2:45pm

I sat in the park and read a book for a while then went to a meeting - all fine and good. But now I have to make lunch, do laundry, and handle this hellish pile, and I'm fighting the urge to procrastinate. I didn't even want to post here about it, but I'm forcing myself to.

First, the desire to procrastinate on making lunch... This laziness about making myself a meal has resulted in eating out virtually all the time, which is both expensive and not healthy. I have food here (I finally went grocery shopping), and it would not take that long to prepare a good and healthy lunch for myself. I should do that, then do laundry. In the evening I can work on my pile.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

"should'ing" again

I used "should" again. We used to have a Should Police squad here that would catch each other when we did this. I will do better to say "I want to make myself a nice lunch" than "I should make myself a nice lunch."

And by the way, the book I'm reading has some relevance to procrastination - very interesting stuff. When I have time and it would not be procrastinating to do so, I'll post more about it.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Ah ha, I'm here too. 2:10pm CI for Lark

Everyone seems to be invading my space today. I feel like hiding, just to get some things done. Half the day is gone.
(X) morning routine
(X) meditation
(X) make needed phone calls
finish work project A (from Friday!)
visit hospital
help friend with sink
eat something (I haven't done that yet.)
check in here again

hi lark

Boundaries are tough. Good for you for taking the time to meditate. That's something I keep meaning to do, but never actually do.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's first check-in - 11:15am

I'll bet I'm the only one here today - big holiday weekend. I have a lot I want to accomplish today, and I don't know if I'll manage to do it. We'll see. Right now, a walk. I just want to get outside.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.