Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Sunday, January 27, 2008  Hope this puts some pep in your step!

kromer 9:45

Day off yesterday, which was nice (did about 3 hours of cleaning and a bit of lab work, then went dancing with a friend :grin: )

Today I completely forgot about checking in.  Perhaps not coincidentally, I got very little work done (even though I had a lot to do!) I went to church and did about 3 hours of lab work, but that's it.
So I'm checking in, hoping to get a couple productive hours before bed.

Goals 2 hours of good lab work, then take midnight shuttle home and go straight to bed. Specifically, I want to:
Compare canonical EGF proteins with predicted EGF proteins (30 min)
Try weight normalization (30min)
Compute concentrations for motif scanning for 20 motifs. (1 hr)

kromer 12:30

Finished almost all of these (didn't quite finish the concentration-finding), time for bed! Up at 7:30 for more work!

Edge's CI - 11:17PM

X laundry
X hair oil
X charge cell phone
X fold laundry
X cat food and water
X dishes
X tidy kitchen and put things away
X prep tomorrow's to-do
X in bed by 11:30PM MAX

* litter box
* reply to Jen's email
* post WRC

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Edge's CI - 11:38PM

Done for today. Night all :-)

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

e's c/o

Well, the day got a bit away from me for a while there, but I did make some progress in researching tax and financial aid stuff. I think I am going to need to dedicate my to do list to those things for the week in order to make the deadline, but I feel a little better about it tonight.

Tonight, I am grateful for: my son's recovery from croupy stuff
the other one's not being as sick
spanikorizo, a recipe I made for the first time that was yummy although a bit crunchy
my husband laughing so hard he cried today
the Internet, which daily saves my tuckus
the fireplace on a chilly day
other people pitching in
little bits of work in the right direction (yeah, the kitchen, the bathrooms AND the hallway are mopped!)
listening to my conscience

goodnight for now, maybe back later

Edge's CI - 9:18PM

X laundry
X hair oil
- charge cell phone
- FH
- fold laundry
- cat food and water
- dishes
- litter box
- reply to Jen's email
- in bed by 11:30PM MAX

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

charge cell phone!

Thanks for the reminder!

re: charge cell phone!

Heh, you're welcome :grin:

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

pro's CI - 2pm

I've done nothing today. My energy is very low. I've just been lying on the couch reading. I'm going to throw on some clothes and go take a walk. Maybe that will get my circulation going and bring my energy up. It's not just laziness - I'm still not completely well. I slept like a log for 9 hours last night.

I'll check in when I'm back from my walk.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Hope you enjoy your walk,

Hope you enjoy your walk, Pro :)

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

walk, movie, and... work?

I took an hour long walk, then passed a movie theatre. I saw "Michael Clayton". Great film! Go see it! Then I came home and made dinner. Now I have dishes to wash. I haven't done any work today. :-(

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

walk and a movie

Sounds like a much needed respite. I find sandwiching reward times with bits of work really helps me gain an optomistic attitude.

Michael Clayton

It's alright, Pro :) you just weren't in the mood. Sunday has ended, but Monday is a brand new day :) pick just one thing to finish that you've been putting off instead of many. You'll feel less resistant to it :)

Can't wait to go see Michael Clayton :D Hasn't reached movie theaters here yet.

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Falcon CI Sun.

There are about 40 zillion things that it would be nice to get done today, but. . . given the amount of time I have and my current energy level, it's time for a bit of triage. 

What's really most important to me this afternoon is to get ready for the next week or so.  Here's a bunch of little things that will help me do that:

Look at calendar
Add events
Look up directions
Make a couple of sandwiches
Check clean sock supply
Make sure everything in my home is where I want it to be
Empty & reload dishwasher
Set out clothes for tomorrow
Set alarms

Call my friend & see how her interview went.

Then, if time, take nap.


Falcon's CI - dang, I'm good


Almost done -- just need to set out clothes for tomorrow, and then I'm set.  Plus I had a great idea.  I'll have some time tomorrow between work and rehearsal, so I went through The Pile, picked out the things that should get done next, and packed them up to take with me to work on in that odd bit of time. 

I also packed up the stuff I'll need (like a caluculator) and even looked up an address, and fetched an envelope & addressed it so I'll have that ready to go.  That way, I don't have to think too much tomorrow & it won't look too intimidating, so hopefully I'll just do it.

Can you tell I'm feeling a trifle self-satisfied?  Wink  Yours in smugness,


gratz falcon



Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Think and Grow Balls

There's been a google ad on here, at least for me, that advertises a book by the above name.  It always makes me laugh.





Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke



Journey 10:45 Looking for Mr. Goodbar

OK, off to a start now.  Laundry is sorted and I've had a decent breakfast.  I ate like a pig yesterday.  I had a Toastmaster's thing on the other side of town, so I had to get up really early.  They had candy in every room so I ate candy all morning to stay awake.  On the way home, I had an ice cream cone, and then my daughter brought home one of those giant Mr. Goodbars and . . . . .

So today we eat healthily.

next up - straighten and dust the living room, then organize the "bread corner" in the kitchen, which is overflowing with halfeaten loaves of bread, open boxes of cereal, etc.  taking a 15 minute break, then working for 45 min, then back here!




Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Journey 12:15

ok, those chores are done - now for a lunch break, I'm going to eat a nice turkey sandwich before the chocolate starts to call my name . . . .I can hear it now faintly calling "jooouuurrnneey eeaaaat meeeee"

after break, straighten and dust dining room and superficially clean the guest bathroom.  I don't care if it's really clean, it just has to look clean when the kids come over for dinner. 

Back around 1:30




Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

journey 2:45

oops - internet went down, so spent the last hour on the phone with AT&T.  Everything seems ok now, so back to work.  still working on dining room and guest bathroom.  Got sidetracked by deciding to do one more item of mending before putting away the sewing machine and then this internet thing.  back at 3:30! 




Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

pro's CI - 10:20am

I'm going to continue where I left off yesterday:

Ta Da:
- Order prescription refills online.
- Search for doctors online.
- Blanch almonds and remove skins.

To Do:
- Submit medical claims online.
- Clear out spam folder.
- Work on pile.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Journey 9:30

Been up for an hour but just sitting around reading a book and messing around on the computer.  Time to get started. 

1.  get the timer out
2.  get dressed all the way to shoes and socks
3.  sort laundry
4.  eat some breakfast

be back here by 11:00




Giving money and power to government is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

9:05 am CI for Lark

Hi everyone, and thanks Elisaveth for starting today's thread. It's not as cold here today, so that should help me to have a productive day. Yesterday was okay, though I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped, but what was done was done well. Ta da! The current project should be done tomorrow, so getting alot done today is the gameplan. There's also a project that's not urgent, but it's in my way, so progress on that between times will be welcome. Having my neighbor helping when he's not in school is also great. If I do well today will things today, I'm going to reward myself by going to a meeting tonight. And, if things don't go well, I'll probably "need a meeting" anyway.
Today's focus:
 main project
 small project which annoys me
 general housekeeping periods
 12 meeting

e's sunday

Good Morning, Everyone, and I hope that you have had some coffee by the time you saw the graphic on the forum post this morning: I had never seen this one before and it cracked me up.

Today there is really only one thing that matters: taxes/financial aid. Yesterday was productive in all the wrong ways, although I did work on them late last night. I also found myself acting up with tv, alchohol, sugar, housework, EFT and recipe browsing in order to stave off my feelings of anxiety. This morning I got up, did the water and meds thing and then made french toast for everyone. Now I need to buckle down and work. For today I commit to Instant Boss in 15 minute chunks.

hope you're doing better today

I hope yesterday was an exception, and not the rule. Sometimes I get lonely and go to a 12 step meeting in the evening, and though I live in the boonies, there are at least a couple every evening around here. Sometimes we have cookies there, and I pig out on them and coffee, or go out for a snack with someone. Then I feel badly that I ate alot of junk, but in reality I eat more junk when I'm home alone! Also, I try to make each trip to town count by running several errands at once. I used to subscribe to  the "deluxe" level of a popular online movie entity, and I've saved both money and time by reducing to the base level.  But to return frm my ego tangent now, sometimes we have to structure our envirnments to prevent distractions. The momentary reduction in anxiety by acting out is indeed fleeting, isn't it? "Owning" the behavior helps me. Doing a 10th step and going over the day's behaviors helps alot. Sometimes it may take a few days for the stubborn ones to get attention. Good luck.

thanks, Lark

 Your words help me know I am not alone. Today has been more productive than yesterday, thank goodness, but the financial aid packet is every bit as worrysome as I had anticipated. I have watched two old episodes of House and tried to register for the forms and have already gotten stuck. This sets me flying: I can tell when I am in a bad space when the first place I look for answers is in the refrigerator. I have resigned myself to asking for help: there is no way around it, some things just cannot be done alone.

A 12 step face to face meeting would be lovely here. Unfortunately, most of them are in Greek. (hmm, perhaps my goal of fluency could be encouraged by attending those meetings...)

12 step meetings

I've never been to a non-English 12 step meeting, but from hearing from people who did, many have met wonderful folks who did, and they had good  meetings after...Also, the "magic" there transcends language. Even in English, I often wonder "what the hell they're saying".                    

"what the hell they're saying"

Half that time I am wondering "what the hell am I saying" lol