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shapeshifter_v in Greece is doing 11 things including…

do first things first

36 cheers


shapeshifter_v has written 176 entries about this goal

Tuesday, Sep 18
  • Dentist
  • Work
  • Laundry (3 loads???) – 2
  • Paperwork
  • Study
  • Short visit to mom

Breathe in-breathe out

Monday, Sep 17

By my bootstraps

  • Send finished file
  • Shine sink
  • Cook
  • Make dentist appt!
  • Complete and send profile
  • Iron
  • Absolutely send test by the end of the day
  • Work
  • Change sheets
  • Laundry
  • Farmer’s market
  • Chamomile

Sunday, Sep 16

Today’s the first day of the next 46 years of my life.

  • Early morning walk done; see photo
  • Work: file format
  • Do the test I put off yesterday
  • Weekly review
  • Iron

Saturday, Sep 15
  • Complete file #1 (also checkproof)
Housework + kitchen
  • laundry: 1 load
  • Iron
  • Clean
  • Clean out frigge
  • Cook zucchini + eggplants + broccoli
  • Make (birthday) cheesecake

complete 1 test (2 hours)


What do you mean it’s Friday?

Today I need to:
  • Send my questions to client No 1 and make sure she answers by the end of the working day
  • Catch up with housework

Thursday, Sep 13

Today I need to work work work.

  • Try really hard to complete first draft
  • Make a list of all my questions
  • Plan tomorrow’s errands
  • Study
  • one potential job; write offer
  • one new customer; fill in paperwork

Wednesday, Sep 12
  • drive dd to her school
  • SM (recycled from yesterday)
  • have my hair colored???
  • kitchen work
  • laundry work
  • Dining room!
  • study
  • new work project

Tuesday Sep 11


  • Checkproof my translation
  • Super market – long story but no; stayed inside and waited for my sister to call, which she didn’t
  • Goethe (library + ticket; library closes at 3)- no time to go downtown
  • Bank(s)
  • Write order (still waiting for instructions)
  • Study biology

Weekly list, Sep 10-16

It’s practically impossible to plan this week ahead.
I’m waiting for 2 BIG clients to contact me about 2 co-operations (one book, one agency with a steady workflow). If this happens, I will have little time for other stuff.

  • Finish 1 test paper (2 or 3 hours)
  • Have my hair colored (about 2 hours)
  • Study Molecular Biolog and Statistics (still unsure – perhaps 5 hours?)
  • Catch up with 1 person
  • Decide about the cleaning lady
  • Delegate duties for home cleaning
  • Clean
If I have a lot of work:
  • Translate till I drop
  • Meet my deadlines
If I don’t have a lot of work, catch up and have some fun:
  • Tidy up
  • Catch up with more friends
  • GTD again
  • Catch up with other job
  • Payments
  • Goethe: library + Gerhard Falkner reading at the Agora (get tickets by Tuesday afternoon) no

Monday Sep 10
  • finish 2nd draft
  • references
  • checkproof ?
  • shine sink
  • cook meat balls
  • make potato salad
  • grate carrots
  • 1 load
  • iron
  • make some progress please!
  • farmers market
  • super market
  • trash + recyclables

shapeshifter_v has gotten 36 cheers on this goal.


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