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11/30/12 12:45 A

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Friday 30 November

- Aqua aerobics
- BodyWorx
- Supermarket - fruit!
- Learn how to find and download free books onto Kindle

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/29/12 7:12 P

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Friday, November 30th

√ 1) Check private student's essay.
√ 2) Greet CouchSurfer.
√ 3) Curves.
√ 4) Get as much cleared up around desk as possible in preparation for another attempt at printing my New Year's cards.

√ BONUS: Vacuumed.

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11/29/12 1:32 A

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Thursday 29 November

- Rest day - no gym or dancing, but
- Clear up after painting and thorough clean, put away ladders, equipment, move furniture back into position, clean windows which previous student messed up after I'd had professional cleaners in :(
- Play with a recipe I found on Spark
- Concentrate on setting up my Kindle from DD2

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/28/12 6:40 P

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Thursday, November 29th

√ 1) Private class.
√ 2) After class, set up room for CouchSurfer coming tomorrow.
√ 3) Get boxes and paper ready for recycling.
√ 4) Curves (hoping the sidewalks are more navigable after some sunshine today).

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11/28/12 12:48 A

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Wednesday 28 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- BodyWorx
- Continue painting ceiling - it's about 5th coat today - the stains from leaks are beginning to fade / be covered, at last
- See if my neighbour/friend is in the mood for a visitor today - she's heading for the anniversary of DH's death on Saturday and I think she's struggling with her own recuperation

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/27/12 6:52 P

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Wednesday, November 28th

√ 1) Private lesson (have Mockingbird sites open and ready, plus turn on heater 2 hours before the lesson).
√ 2) Curves? If I can maneuver the treacherous sidewalks.
√ 3) Private class (discuss the upcoming election in Japan).
√ 4) Private class (during commute to class, read over handout to think of possible questions).

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11/27/12 3:13 A

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Tuesday 27 November

- Aqua Aerobics with resistance equipment
- Third coat of paint on ceiling and cornices where required
- Enjoy visit of DD2's best friend and little sons - Maybe go hunting for acorns
- Contact Medical Aid company for clarification of 2013's amendments to Savings and Rewards







If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/26/12 4:36 P

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Tuesday, November 27th

√ 1) Teach (remember to tell students about dates of class in January).
√ 2) Teach (sort strips for roles in Romeo & Juliet, starting today).
- 3) Respond to self-assessment forms.
√ 4) Rehearsal.

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11/26/12 12:29 A

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ROTFL CA!

Monday 26 November

- Pilates
- BodyWorx
- Trawl the Mall for some ideas - gifts and just because
- Domestic Trivia - but I might complete burned-out friend's tax as I now have the paperwork

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/25/12 5:35 P

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Monday, November 26th

Sheila - My cats are 8, but they've been of no help in getting the cards printed!

√ 1) Teach / teach. (Remember to tell students dates of classes in January.)
√ 2) Turn in no exam paper to office.
- 3) Curves. [Forgot about food delivery. Put Costco food away.]
√ 4) Get backpack ready for Tuesday's classes.

Continue trying to get New Year's card printed - somehow.

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11/25/12 2:17 A

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Isn't it irritating, CA, when IT won't listen to its own instructions to 'fit to page' etc :( Where's a 7yr old when we need them?

Sunday 25 November

- Neighbourhood walk - before the skies dump lots more rain - hey, it's the weekend, let's spoil everyone's fun, fund-raisers and the first outdoor concert of the Season! Haha .. not!
- Pack away all the laundry from two student rooms
- Suggest to remaining student that we go to the Design Studios for a walk and snack, and some organic produce
- Play the rest of the day by ear - feeling a bit emotionally battered this w/end

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/24/12 6:39 P

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Sunday, November 25th

√ 1) Change and wash sheets.
- 2) Get New Year's card printed if it takes all day to figure out how, and it probably will (printer keeps telling me "wrong size"). Still can't them to print! emoticon
√ 3) Lesson at Apple store; go shopping for winter boots afterwards (don't forget gift certificates my doctor gave me).
√ 4) Get breakfast, clothes, and backpack ready for Monday classes.

√ Oh, and email responses to Craig and Allan - I need more than a Top 4 today!
√ BONUS: Sent out mailing to language teachers' list.
√ BONUS: Sent out notification of support group meeting to people in/near Paris.
√ BONUS: Washed clothes.

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11/24/12 8:15 A

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Saturday 24 November

- Fuse Ball
- Boxing - with HIIT - 24s
- Strip student room - laundry, laundry, laundry
- Watch Rugby on TV - Springboks vs England - in Twickenham UK (where I went to school!)

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/23/12 6:54 P

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Saturday, November 24th

√ 1) Get haircut.
√ 2) Curves.
√ 3) Sandwich party at friend's (get book ready to take to her and map for directions).
√ 4) Deepak Chopra meditation day 16 (been doing daily but haven't put it on list). [Did Sunday a.m.]

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11/23/12 1:00 A

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Friday 23 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- BodyWorx
- Try again to speak to Accommodation Officer - until I hear from the School, I assume there's no change of student accommodation - my contract is with them, not with her (perhaps they are having a problem finding minimalist host families :) ! )
- Research some options for a 3 week break over Christmas / New Year period - depends upon results of above conversations

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/22/12 7:52 P

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Friday, December 23rd

√ 1) Catch up on accounting.
√ 2) Finish responding to self-assessment forms and get class materials for the week ready.
- 3) Try to print New Year's cards (unsuccessful so far, but figure out a way without getting too frustrated).
- 4) Shopping for food, incl. cat food, before the sidewalks get covered with snow. [Streets already too icy. Have to wait for it to melt.]

√ BONUS: Wash clothes.

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11/22/12 2:27 A

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Correction - I looked in my DD2's hotel school text books - the names are not inter-changeable as they are not alike - sorry.

Thursday 22 November

- Take down curtains for Spring laundering - and put them back up to dry
- Supervise garden services squad - a double session today - make certain they start cutting from the end I tell them - they've ignored me for too long!
- Neighbourhood walk
- Conversation with school accommodation officer - Italian student wants to change - she is minimalist - I enjoy comfort - she has dust allergies - I have curtains and carpets - Oy!

Edited by: SHEILA1505 at: 11/22/2012 (02:29)
If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/21/12 7:48 P

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Thursday, November 22nd

I've heard of both butternut and acorn squash - maybe the terms are regional. From my Top 4s, it's obvious that Thanksgiving is not celebrated here in Japan!

√ 1) Clean area around kerosene tank before kerosene delivery comes.
√ 2) Teach / teach.
√ 3) More vacuuming.
√ 4) Place orders for health food and Costco deliveries. [Completed Friday.]

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11/21/12 10:32 A

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by the way - I thought Thanksgiving was the last Thursday in November and I've just realised, in fact, that it is tomorrow

So ... have a Happy Thanksgiving with best wishes from sunny warm Springtime in Cape Town, South Africa

Hugs

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/21/12 10:25 A

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Yes - and there's words from African languages, India and Indonesia in South African English. Afrikaans is a development from Dutch but has also absorbed words from other languages. Fascinating subject, isn't it - and so confusing to all the TEFL students :))

Wednesday 21 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- BodyWorx
- Supermarket - it never ends! (Current students polish off all my food - which is good that they enjoy it, but there's no left-overs for my lunch!)
- Search for recipe for Stuffed Butternut Squash (I think you call it Acorn Squash?) although I can probably busk it like I usually do

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/20/12 6:32 P

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Wednesday, November 21st

Sheila - Then what I call proctoring an exam is the same as what you call invigilating. Interesting how the same language differs, depending on where one lives. Sorry about the no-show! That must have been a real letdown.

√ 1) Private lesson (have Mockingbird websites open).
√ 2) Lesson at Apple store (take iPad to ask questions about synching).
√ 3) Private class (have TED talk ready to show).
√ 4) Private class (have questions ready for reading).

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11/20/12 7:31 A

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Tuesday 20 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- Pay Property taxes and Utilities bills
- Visit neighbour/friend recovering from Bi-lateral Mastectomy
- Messing around in the kitchen - vegetarian Moussaka tonight

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/19/12 4:28 P

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Tuesday, November 20th

√ 1) Teach / teach (collect To Kill a Mockingbird worksheets).
√ 2) Respond to self-assessment forms. [Completed Friday.]
√ 3) Deepak Chopra meditation (day 12). [Site was down for nearly an hour. Completed next day.]
√ 4) Rehearsal.

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11/19/12 2:49 A

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CA - I don't know what proctoring is - I know that a Proctor at Oxford/Cambridge Universities works at the Halls of Residence and is in charge of security, comings and goings, discipline etc but invigilating is watching the examinees to make sure they do not speak, cheat, pass papers to others etc

Monday 19 November

- All day at Technical University Dept of Somatology (beauty school) as a model for International exams - body treatments and facial
- Supermarket - top up fresh goods
- Phone discussion with medical aid company re options prior to sending off completed forms
- General chores

PS My exam candidate was a no-show - last minute email saying she wants to do the exam next year! So ... I didn't get any of the treatments :(((

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/19/12 12:00 A

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Monday, November 19th

Sheila - I don't know what invigilating is. Does that mean proctoring? Anyway, we choose whether or not to give exams for our classes, and I've always chosen not. This semester it's a moot point because the deadline passed (5 pages of text-heavy material, so it's not easy to find). I wouldn't give exams anyway - just use the day to give the students who are behind to catch up (on their essays, etc.).

√ 1) Teach / teach [overslept, but still made it to class on time, though no breakfast! Good thing I had my clothes and backpack ready to go.]
2) Curves.
3) Get backpack ready for Tuesday's classes.



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11/18/12 2:41 A

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CA - is that invigilating for the Exams? Of course you should be paid extra - staying alert to all the conniving and cheating that can go on!

Sunday 18 November

- Neighbourhood Walk
- Some Gardening and Laundry
- Complete and despatch forms for medical aid changes for 2013
- Normal food prep but also box day's supply for me for Monday


If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/17/12 6:49 P

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Sunday, November 18th

√ 1) Do nails (the cats' - if possible - as well as mine).
- 2) Do a little vacuuming.
√ 3) Complete Top 4's from this past week.
√ 4) Get backpack ready for Monday's classes, including scheduling exams (which I haven't done until now but learned we get extra pay if we do - and I'll just use the exam days for students to catch up on their work).

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11/17/12 12:39 A

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Saturday 17 november

- Fuse Ball
- Boxing
- Rugby on TV - Springboks are playing Scotland in Edinburgh
- ? dinner with neighbour/friend if she comes to watch rugby

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/16/12 7:12 P

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Saturday, November 17th

√ 1) Deepak Chopra Meditation.
√ 2) Private Lesson.
√ 3) Curves.
√ 4) Annual triple-birthday party at friend's with Thai food.

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Friday 16 November

- Aqua
- BodyWorx
- Decision-time for medical insurance options for 2013 - complete and send forms
- House stuff

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/15/12 7:26 P

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Friday, November 16th

1) Deepak Chopra Meditation.
2) Private Lesson.
3) Curves.
4) General Catch-up Day!



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11/15/12 12:57 A

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Thursday 15 November

- Neighbourhood Walk
- Work in garden - pool - paving
- Study documents and notes re medical insurance for 2013 and select best option
- Visit organic / craft market in the City with both students - eat out??

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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11/14/12 6:55 P

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Thursday, November 15th

1) Teach.
2) Teach.
3) Continue collating documents for backing up on hard drive.
4) Read at least some backed up email (over 800) from support group.



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11/14/12 12:47 A

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Wednesday 14 November - happy birthday Prince Charles - 64 today :)

- Aqua
- Await arrival of new bed and mattress for the apartment I rent out
- Visit my gym friend/neighbour who is home from Bi-Lateral Mastectomy
- Drug Store for pensioners' discounts on Vitamins, Supplements etc



If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

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Wednesday, November 14th

1) Spent morning updating resume and recording sample narration for narration job.
2) Teach.
3) Teach (have slideshow of "Hugs & Kisses" ready).

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Tuesday 13 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- Collect late DH2's colleague to attend meeting
- Meeting for pensioners iro 2013 medical aid changes, increases and no increase in subsidy
- Attempt to catch up on domestic stuff

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

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Tuesday, November 13th

√ 1) Teach / teach.
2) Respond to self-assessment forms.
√ 3) Rehearsal.
√ 4) Day 6 of meditation (free by Deepak Choprah on Oprah site).

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Monday 12 November

- Pilates
- BodyWorx
- Supermarket - top-up supplies (as usual)
- Domestic chores

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Monday, November 12th

√ 1) Teach / teach.
√ 2) Mail insurance bill and condolence message.
- 3) Get material under computer table organized and backpack ready for Tuesday's classes.
√ 4) Curves.

Too much email to respond to. Can't get anything done!

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Sunday 11 November

- Neighbourhood walk - 5kms - must do these more often again; I've been getting out of the habit and the slopes are good for the glutes and hammies
- Potter around the garden - water planters, dead-head etc
- May have to walk with Italian student - doesn't want to listen to me/us about dangerous areas and safe areas/times
- Rugby on TV? Scotland vs NZ (if it's on my channels)

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Sunday, November 11th

x 1) Get cats to vet for annual check-up - wish me luck in getting them there!
√ 2) Catch-up day. [Got a lot of my teaching material on my computer organized.]
x 3) Language teachers group officers' meeting tonight? (Time, how I'll get there, agenda and all not clear, so not sure if I want to go. I'm not a last minute person.)
√ 4) Make sure backpack is ready for Monday's classes.

√ BONUS: Walk in park and uploaded photos.

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Saturday 10 November

- FuseBall
- Box-ercise
- Coffee with a gym pal
- Quiet day at home - International rugby on TV later - Ireland vs South Africa

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Saturday, November 10th

1) Accounting.
2) Curves.
3) Mail and email: (a) condolences to friend who lost her husband; (b) to Soprano part leader saying which dates I can be at rehearsals for Beethoven's 9th; (c) to friend re: tickets for Adam Lambert concert in February.
4) Backup - didn't get to this yesterday.

BONUS: Walk in park if the clouds go away.

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Friday 9 November

- Aqua
- BodyWorx
- Check out price of new bed and mattress for the rental apartment :(
- Quiet day - very tired! Well, not that quiet - 5 loads of laundry - 2 students, changed linen and sheets

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Friday, November 9th

√ 1) Wash clothes.
√ 2) Compile corrections for documentary film and send to filmmaker.
- (3) Backup documents and photos on hard drive.
√ (4) Curves.

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Thursday 8 November

- Continue admin for Italian student - I have no idea what happened to the email they sent me yesterday
- Top up water in swimming pool - adjust chemicals and clean filters
- Supervise garden services squad
- Neighbourhood Walk

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Thursday, November 8th

√ 1) Teach / teach.
√ 2) Apple lesson in between classes.
3) Respond to self-assessment forms.
√ 4) Wash dishes [did Friday a.m.].

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Wednesday 7 November

- Aqua
- BodyWorx
- Yet another supermarket trip for perishables
- Admin for Italian student re Health Care Insurance and notify Energy Buddy re partial success of research for domestic services in Pretoria

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Wednesday, November 7th

1) Teach / teach / teach.
2) Curves.
3) Election watch!



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Had problems with IT on Monday - I see it didn't get posted :(

Monday 5 November

- Pilates
- BodyWorx
- Supermarket - constantly running out of fresh produce - healthy eaters in this house
- Try to complete weeding of the lawn and domestic stuff

Tuesday 6 November

- Aqua Aerobics
- Greetings to my neighbour/gym friend who is having a bilateral mastectomy today :(
- Supermarket - for the items in short supply yesterday - past sell-by date etc
- Open gate for a car rental company to deliver vehicle for my tenant's mother visiting from Australia

PS I finished the lawn!! Yay - now I have to nurse the new growth - transplanted roots from the flower beds

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Monday, November 5th

√ 1) Teach / teach (afterwards talk with person in charge of writing classes if he's in his office).
√ 2) Look for and print materials for the Wednesday evening class.
√ 3) Curves.
√ 4) Get backpack ready for Tuesday's classes (no Halloween stuff this week - whew!).

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Sunday 4 November

- Neighbourhood walk with neighbour /friend
- More orientation with new student
- Possible outing in car with student/s (the other one is running a 10Km race for charity)
- Quiet day

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Sunday, November 4th

Guess I won't wash my windows. Here it's been very rainy and windy just at the peak of the autumn colors, so the leaves are falling quickly. :-(

√ 1) Write introduction for showing of documentary.
√ 2) Hang up wet clothes; wash more.
- 3) Buy paper for printing New Year's cards.
√ 4) Showing of documentary on Fukushima, the area where the nuclear power plant disaster took place. (Go early to take unsold tickets and help with set-up.)

√ BONUS: Get materials and backpack ready for tomorrow's classes.

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Murphy's Law - brilliant sunshine for a week or two, have the windows cleaned = overnight rain :(

Saturday 3 November

- FuseBall
- No Boxing because Meet and Greet arriving Italian student
- Orientation - walk to school, Mall, etc
- Be the Hostess with the Mostest

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Language teachers' conference all day.



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Friday 2 November

- Aqua - BodyWorx
- Supervise Window Cleaning Service - they're here for 20 minutes - do the entire exterior of the house, the outbuilding and the apartment - it would take me that long to do one window! Experience and the right equipment - and a big enough squad
- Lunch with friend/neighbour/client - at the pub with the horse and dray delivery first Friday of each month
- Continue with the lawn weeding - nearly finished!


If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Friday, October 2nd

Catch-up day.
Write introductory marks for documentary on Fukushima, area hit by nuclear power plant accident.

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yes, CA, and especially since we are involved in different aspects of the English as a Foreign Language issue :) It was great to see the lads last night - lots of laughter and seeing Cape Town /South Africa through other people's eyes!

- Clear up after last night's enjoyable gathering
- Neighbourhood Walk
- Check up on friend/neighbour who gets results of her biopsy today
- House / Garden / Admin

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us - Ben Franklin



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Thursday, November 1st

Sheila - I'm sure that our stories together, as a Brit living in South Africa and as an American living in Japan, would make interesting reading for others!

√ 1) Teach / teach.
2) Put Halloween goods away.
√ 3) Start on New Year's card.
4) Complete Top 4 from last couple of days.

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Shorten your List.

Every day make a "to-do list." A Microsoft CEO shared with his employees his secret to success. He said every day he'd make a to-do list topped with 4 things that he REALLY wanted to get done. Then he'd throw away the rest of the list. If Microsoft's CEO can accomplish only 4 things in a day, what makes you any different? Start prioritizing yourself and you'll get the most important things done. The rest can wait til another day to be in the top 4.

On this forum, feel free to post your "top 4" and how you are progressing. Let's get the most out of our days and start prioritizing the things we need to get done most!



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