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#26 2015-03-15 05:07:13

Olaf
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Re: The Productivity Suite

My "accomplishments" for today (so far)

-taking out trash
-folding away laundry
-starting the washing machine with new load to be hanged later
-started the dishwasher
-started to soak dishes that need to be hand-washed.
-cleaned the filter of the vacuum cleaner
-made bed

*to be added to*


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#27 2015-03-15 06:34:51

Magpie
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Now I've also:
- vacuumed
- watered and fertilised all the plants
- put away everything that needed to be put away (except for some laundry that still needs to be folded, but that's hidden away in the bedroom for now)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#28 2015-03-15 09:13:59

Olaf
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Re: The Productivity Suite

More tasks completed:

-unloaded dishwasher
-did dishes that needed hand-washing, dried them and put them away
-hung up the laundry from the washing machine
-sorted one bookcase by author (now there are only 4 bookcases to sort left)


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#29 2015-03-15 10:09:13

Sahi
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I bought about six yards of a dark blue denim with white flowers. And I bought one of those really soft plaids for on the couch. We also went in search of a present for my aunt, but didn't succeed.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#30 2015-03-15 10:19:28

Marian
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Registered: 2001-06-05
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I have:

Exercised on treadmill for thirty minutes
Run the dishwasher
Walked in the park
Taken out trash

 

#31 2015-03-15 10:42:32

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
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Posts: 26887

Re: The Productivity Suite

- Got out of bed
- Had coffee (need more)
- Cleaned up my email inbox


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#32 2015-03-15 11:32:48

Peter
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Re: The Productivity Suite

* unloaded and loaded the dishwasher
* got some of my old cables from my parents place and applied them
* Uhm. I ate food for not starving?


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#33 2015-03-15 11:35:59

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
Registered: 2004-02-22
Posts: 6460

Re: The Productivity Suite

I went to the gym, and had breakfast. Lol. Later I need to put away laundry, and I think we will go bowling. But resting back for now.


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#34 2015-03-15 12:37:22

Marian
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Registered: 2001-06-05
Posts: 21655
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Re: The Productivity Suite

So much productivity!

I did a few more things: downloaded podcasts for the week (I don't know if this counts), did laundry, and made my playlist for tomorrow's yoga class.

 

#35 2015-03-15 15:17:41

redNathalie
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Wow, you guys are very productive!

I did things too, but reading all this has made me tired and ready for another nap. *g*


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#36 2015-03-15 15:21:31

Marian
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Naps are the best. :)

I meant to work on Once a Fairy, but all I managed was opening the project, labeling my Scrivener notes and status, and reading what I have written so far on #4. That is just going to have to be enough for today. Tomorrow is Monday, and I still have to make dinner, and I'm beat!

 

#37 2015-03-16 02:24:52

Genisis X
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From: permanent existential crisis
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I took my jar of coins to the bank. I had $96 worth of coins :)

-X


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#38 2015-03-16 02:25:42

Genisis X
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Marian wrote:

Naps are the best. :)

I meant to work on Once a Fairy, but all I managed was opening the project, labeling my Scrivener notes and status, and reading what I have written so far on #4. That is just going to have to be enough for today. Tomorrow is Monday, and I still have to make dinner, and I'm beat!

I was looking back over my writing and I haven't written a single word since december. Stupid university work got in the way...

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#39 2015-03-16 08:38:49

Em
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From: Didjabringabeeralong, XXX
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43864

Re: The Productivity Suite

Rather than writing what I have done, I will write what I intend to do this evening, and follow-up tomorrow:

One (1) load of laundry
Make dinner - I'm feeling a Shephard's Pie tonite
Work - fill out Claim Forms
Leave my tablet upstairs until all the above is done so won't play "Hay Day"
Write all this down in my "task" notebook I purchased last year at Disney for this reason -- it is still blank.

Baby steps.


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#40 2015-03-16 08:39:05

Em
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From: Didjabringabeeralong, XXX
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43864

Re: The Productivity Suite

Genisis X wrote:

I took my jar of coins to the bank. I had $96 worth of coins :)

-X

That's a lot of coins.


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#41 2015-03-16 09:50:54

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
Registered: 2004-02-22
Posts: 6460

Re: The Productivity Suite

I woke up! And went to work!


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#42 2015-03-16 11:17:12

Marian
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Ad1tu, what a coincidence!! Me, too!

 

#43 2015-03-16 11:49:11

Em
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From: Didjabringabeeralong, XXX
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43864

Re: The Productivity Suite

I figure that getting out of bed is the hardest part of the day ... the rest is downhill from there.


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#44 2015-03-16 12:54:28

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I got some people trained, some rooms booked, and some fires put out.

I'm also delaying some unpleasant stuff... Me no like.


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#45 2015-03-16 13:46:56

Sahi
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Re: The Productivity Suite

Besides work and cooking, which I consider part of my daily routine, I walked for half an with my mom, cleaned up some of the stuff on my sewing desk, measured how much I had of a particular piece of fabric, took my own measurements and looked up which size I am for the pattern I want to make. And only just figured out that dutch confection sizes are probably hip width in inches (for the trousers at least).


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#46 2015-03-16 15:42:10

Olaf
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I had a productive day at work  including  a two and a half  hour sales meeting with a children's book publishers representative.
After work went to best friend's house to feed his cats while he is out of town.

Now, I am drop-dead tired and need to get to bed.


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#47 2015-03-16 16:54:26

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Productivity Suite

*is still procrastinating*


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#48 2015-03-16 18:05:23

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: The Productivity Suite

I was *very* productive today:

- got out of bed
- coffee'd
- took a shower
- coffee'd more
- talked with Omaha Mark
- worked for a few hours
- did a load of laundry
- ate lunch
- took a nap
- did another load of laundry (still drying)
- worked for an hour
- now having a glass of wine


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#49 2015-03-16 21:06:52

Genisis X
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From: permanent existential crisis
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Posts: 15088

Re: The Productivity Suite

I cleaned the kitchen.

Then I made it dirty again.

Then I cleaned it again.

Then I had lunch.

:)

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#50 2015-03-17 06:33:15

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
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Posts: 44999
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Re: The Productivity Suite

I looked up some knitting patterns this morning.


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