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.

Thursday October 30th 2008

It's Thursday                          

Journey 6 pm

An excellent work day!  I need to run several errands on the way home, and I'm going to pick up dinner.  Chores are caught up at home so I think I'll take the evening off.  

Now, let's hope I will be able to report "excellent" for next week's work-at-home days!  Although I must say that I was glad to report that my work-at-home days this week rated "barely satisfactory" as opposed to last weeks "sucks eggs".  

See you guys tomorrow unless I get a wild hair and decide to check in again tonight.  


"I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut

Recycler CI 6:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

I've turned on the Space Heater to warm it up in here while I'm typing ;) I like that it's starting to feel toasty :)

This morning: took 1 load of stuff to new condo. Showered at gym & got ready for work. Did several projects today; waiting for an update on 3 of them (but I think my part is finished ;) Did a Very Hard Errand at lunchtime, and it went ok despite my agoraphobia. Did one more computer errand when I got back -- I really had procrastinated about it until the end of the month, but it is done now! In another week I should receive the documentation, then won't have to worry about it until next year. Whew! Did some other projects in afternoon. After work: ate dinner, started some clothes to wash, checked in on Internet groups. Next: take 1-2 loads over to new condo, then write email to International friend. I probably won't update my CI tonight, so talk to you tomorrow!

Have a great night, everyone! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

CL ci

wow, busy day.
productive, but not w/ the level of awareness i'm shooting for.
6:04pm : Going to try to attempt that now.
6:14pm (10min) : stalling. Pick a microburst. update the build.
6:18pm (4min) : done. but now i have to see about dinner.

11pm : did a couple more microbursts. then family time. that's enuf for tonight.


e's belated Thursday

 I am finally here and am in a pretty good space today, despite a relaxed day. A friend sent me flowers which was quite unexpected and lovely. My son feels good about his midterms. The other one is applying for work on the other side of the state. My spouse is cooking again. I did some research this morning, paid some bills, took my medicine, weighed myself for the first time in months, showered, and wrote a sympathy note.  There is a lot to do and that is okay. 

for tonight: 


take trash out.

healthy snack. 

move shredder to a better place. 

Journey 3:30 UPDATE 3:40

MIT #1 managed to spill over into the afternoon, finally finished with it.  I did some admin tasks, now on to MIT #2.

Update 3:40 MIT #2 done!  That was unexpectedly quick and easy.  Now, take 15 minutes for journaling and then on to #3. 


"I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut


 I miss him. What a great quote.


me too!  I read several of his books in college and recently rediscovered him here in my dotage.   He had a good long life though and despite being a successful writer, he seemed to be a happy man.  
"I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut

Agnus checking in 11:50am, 4pm

G'morning, barely!  I've already spoken with sponsor, called Mom, made and ate a good breakfast, prepped myself for the day physically/mentally/spiritually. I also had a great Step 11 which led me to face something I've been avoiding for a day and a half: I need to admit to my sponsor in another program, that I was dishonest with her. This could cost me dearly. But continuing in even a small dishonesty could cost me everything I've gained in 28 years of 12-Step recovery from four different addictions.  This particular dishonesty has led me to relapse in one addiction several times, and I am unwilling to let it do that to me again. So cost what it may to my status in that particular recovery group, I need to get honest. I've already made the call and left a message.

Beyond that ulti-MIT, I'm putting silly emoticons beside each of these so maybe my PA-brain will get that some tasks actually produce income!

  • DONESmile  Book the darn trip!
  • produce the darn invoice!YellMoney
  • Project Project AP budgetMoney
  • List for J - including travel optionsInnocent
  • DL callsMoney
  • Study local election issuesUndecided
  • respond to JS call and CC emailMoney
  • closeout CUMoney
  • deliver Jes giftsKiss

Love your smileys

It is hard to be honest when it might cost us something but it always pays off in the long run. Congrats to you and you will see your reward. So keep your eyes open and like for it, make sure to claim it when it comes your way.



Ag brave honesty

you're very brave to be so honest in such a difficult matter (whatever that may be). Way to go. I think u did the rit thing.


Journey 10:15 UPDATE noon

Good morning everyone!  

So far today, I've been to the gym, set mits, and read email.  An ASAP task arrived in the email this morning, so that is MIT #1.  


Update 12:00.  MIT #1 is done, also another asap administrative task that arrived.  Boss is getting his month-end reports together I guess :)  Taking a lunch break now, going to close my door and have an hour long break.  Maybe I'll even go *gasp* outside.  


What a nice surprise to learn that taking relaxing breaks is one of the keys to productivity! 


"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

scarlett CI 10:00 am EDT

Ta da:
Post asking for RA song

To do:
Reviews; BB - plan rm, type up, enter
Venable – Write report; Tally surplused furniture and estimate weight,revise info from report, include lessons learned
Conf; reg for vol, email coordinators

Email EB re: visit
Resched appt w/ MS @ HRC
HG; Check to-do, find MC contact, start g-doc (me, JH, DT), minutes to JH, call DT, email AM & TVS, call MM
& JH
LTV; finish reading, segment matrix, revise val prop
JF re: caricature
contact MC, TCF

The adrenaline you've been living on only leaves you wanting.

Hope-Faith 8:03

Good morning all. I am in pretty good spirits. Over the past week and a half I have managed to accomplish 3 major task and lots of minor task with out breaking down and with a positive attitude. So today I do not have any major tasks that have to be done. However I need to maintain my momentum so that I can get out of the reactive stage in life and more on to a more proactive life style.

First on the list is

  • Check In - Here I am
  • Make Coffee
  • Plan for today's classes
  • e-mail, CMS, Juice Box, Forum info, Dinner info
  • Locate SGA Applications and make copies
  • Grade Papers - Yesterday's and Monday's plus 15 min
  • 12:10 CI
  • Plan Friday class work
  • Find Recipt for beads and tattos and submit for rembursment
  • File SGA 15 min
  • Work 15 min on Intel project
  • Buy Juice Boxes Need cups
  • Home/pick up son/clutter control van
  • Feed animals
  • Wash load of clothes/Supper/load dishwasher
  • Homework/baths/clothes for next day
  • Holloween costumes
  • Put away clothes on the bed did not put all away some progress at least they are not in the middle of the dinning room floor.
  • Empty Egg for son's Science Project do this on 11/01/08
  • S & D Complete this weekend.
  • IGP, insurance forms, paybills
  • Watch TV with kids

I will check back in through out the day and update my progress. Now for a cup of coffee.


kromer 8 CI

This morning, I have a genetics exam 8:30-11:30, so I'm going to leave for that now. Then I have a mtg w/ NM today at 1, so 11:30-1 I need to prepare for that.

Then I'm going to do my assignment for CSB100, then spend about an hour in lab, then go home.

Back at 11:30 

Take care of 1#

I always tell my HS students when dealing in relationships you have to take care of 1# (themselves) first. Great job in taking care of 1#  by first studying for your exam and doing well on your exam.


another ((kromer)) hug

Sorry to hear about the relationship ending. I admire the prep work you did in writing/thinking through the decision, and your pragmatism: single+passing > single+failing.  Good attitude.

11:35 CI--thanks, all!

Your good wishes really help, thanks so much! I'm so glad I found this community--thanks for being here!

Against all odds, the genetics exam went really well :)

I'm going to take a 10-min break, then check back in and start prepping for mtg w/ NM.

Update 12--running a little late, now it's time to prep for mtg w/ NM. I'll work in the chatbox on this for the next hour. Then I'll go to mtg at 1, take notes from it, and check in afterwards.  

kromer 4:45 CI

Haven't been doing so great...I did prep for and go to the mtg, and take notes from it, but then I wasted about 30 min websurfing, then walked home and tidied up my apt. (my brother's friend is staying with me for a few days and I want to place to look reasonable).

I'm going to a concert tonight, so I need to get my work done before that. In particular, I need to do an assignment for my seminar class. It should take a couple of hours. I'll work in the chatbox and check back when it's done.

Update 6:55--OK, haven't gotten much done this evening (and I kind of want to curl up in a ball and stop working...). I have made a little progress on my assignment though, and I had a healthy dinner. I'm leaving for concert in 1 hr, and I need to get this assignment done before then. (It doesn't need to be done well, but I need to have something). I'm going to turn on my internet blocker and finish this darn thing. 

Good luck with the exam

Good luck with the exam Kromer; and otherwise, I wish you strength right now after your hard decision.

Your steady CI posting is an inspiration.

re: yesterday

sry to hear that news, kromer. Take care of yourself. Actually, you are, and i'm glad. My prayers are with you! Thanks for ur textbook example of "break it down" week after week.


(((kromer)))) hugs to kromer!

Guess that means the tough decision is behind you!  We wish you the best of everything going forward.   
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

ditto! Hugs to Kromer!

Hi Kromer!

I'm very sorry to hear about that. Take care of yourself!



Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Chick's CI starting late scary MIT

a long overdue project that's been on my CI lists for ages and I've not taken the first step. Now, finished with today's UTs, I am starting. I'll see if I can figure out the chatbox to take myself to the first steps, assembling material.

Just starting brings so much anxiety and chagrin and self-reproach that it would be easier not to.

One step now, check back when first materials found.

--checking back: I have assembled the first batch of material I need, not all I need by any means, but enough to focus on before I do more searches. I am also making a commitment to turn off my e-mail for two hours.

good progress chickadee!

good job getting going on your scary MIT!

Anxiety, chagrin, reproach, OH MY!

I know exactly how you feel!   We all do!    It is so hard to turn off that self-condemnation, but it's really counterproductive.   Be firm but gentle with yourself, as you would be with your best friend or your child . . . 

Good luck with your project, and kudos for starting on it! 


"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"-Henry Ward Beecher

Thanks for that jo-- I'm

Thanks for that jo-- I'm learning, but it's slow. It helps to be reminded that I'm not alone, and that self-condemnation is not useful.

Just lost some time being unfocussed. I can see that getting farther with assembling the materials is going to take a big declutter. And that will help with everything.

I'm bookending now to do a miscroburst on an MUT for tomorrow; then a meeting this afternoon; evening out and BIG late clean up... microburst done, quite productive, there is not as much left to do as i had though on this MUT for tomorrow

Here Friday morning, working intensely on an MUT for today. I need to be decisive to do this and the first hours of work are good for it.