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NoMoBeL8 Day 1

November 5, 2007

 That’s what I’m calling my great “show-up-at-work-on-time” challenge.  NoMoBeL8. Ok fine, it’s not that great, and I’m the only participant, but it’s still a challenge. And besides, everyone else has fun names for their challenges and I wanted one too.

I am pleased to report that my first day of the  challenge was a complete success.  I set the alarm for 5:51am. My snooze gives me 9 minutes, so 9:51 means I can hit snooze once and the next time the alarm kicks on, the news will be starting. As a news junky, that is my best shot at waking up.

Every thing went according to plan and even when I did fall a few minutes behind, Kelly helped out with things like picking out a shirt or other odds and ends that got me back on track.

So the good news is that I was at my desk at exactly 8:28am! I would have been there earlier if traffic would have co-operated, but that will be resolved when the city completes construction on what quite possibly might be every single major artery.

It seems I had already gotten a bit of a reputation, as some of my close friends (?) said things like “wow, did you wet the bed or something?” upon seeing me there on time.  All the more reason to stick to this.

As luck would have it, it was a pretty calm day at work, even though I was off Thursday and Friday I was able to catch up fast. But showing up on time coupled with the time change sure made the day drag on forever. But I’m home, I’m warm, and things are good.

That’s all I have for today, but I’ll leaf you with one more picture I took on our outing Saturday.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2007 12:35 am

    Yay, Sylvain, good going and keep up the good work 🙂 Love and perseverance, O

  2. November 6, 2007 2:16 am

    While reading this I was wondering if anyone even noticed. Funny that one guy did. Such a sense of humor too! Well I like your l8 title…clever…good luck with meeting your challenge continually.
    And very pretty leaves photo. Nice catching the color among the dead ones.

  3. November 6, 2007 1:30 pm

    You know two people are truly enjoying the sacred in the everyday when they find simple fallen leaves breathtaking. Congratulations on day 2 of NoMoBeL8.

  4. November 7, 2007 12:59 pm

    You did a good job naming your challenge–that’s one thing the “no complaining/whining/gossiping/criticizing” challenge lacks, for sure. I have taken to simply calling it “no complaining” and linking back to Patti Digh’s full explanation (which links back to Christine Kane, and eventually to the non-profit founded by Will Bowen, a minister from Kansas City who started the whole thing 18 months ago when he challenged his own congregation).

    So, Sylvain, if you think of a catchy NoMo for us, please let me know! They put “A Complaint-Free World” on the plastic bracelets they give away, and I guess that’s an okay name. Not catchy, though. They have given away more than 4 million of the bracelets, so they don’t seem held back very much by the name! (grin)

    Congratulations on your early success with NoMoBeL8, and I’ll be looking for more news on that front.

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