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.

Wednesday 10 December 2008


Welcome to Wednesday.


One step at a time. I can keep starting.       courage        serenity          wisdom 

pro's check-out - 1am

I'm getting to bed too late, but at least I'm getting to bed.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 12:25am (and plan for tomorrow)

I put all the papers in a neat pile and folded the table back up. It's fairly decluttered in here, which is nice - much easier to be in here and work when it's not closing in on me.

I also washed the dishes. Now I just have to brush my teeth and get into my jammies. It's very late. I should already be in bed.

Tomorrow, I think I will work on the dreadful pile and accounting backlog in the morning, do programming in the afternoon, and go to a meeting in the evening (I've been skipping meetings - bad). I have serious programming to do if I want to get my businesses going (and since I'm unemployed, I do!). And I only can take so much of the pile in a day. If I work on the pile every morning from 9am to noon, that is enough! It will get done, and I won't drive myself insane.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 11:35pm

I'm really tired - pull together the papers in a way that's organized and go to bed.

I spent a lot of time playing with captchas this evening - programming relaxes me. Next time I need to relax, I should work on one of my paid sites. I need the money!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Convalaria 2.50 Thursday

 Computer still dead....IT departament trying to revivie it! GRRRRR!!!!!
I have stuff I could be doing on the desk top but I miss my puter.....
Any way here is the list from yesterday. STUFF DONE OR WORKED ON TODAT IS IN THIS COLOUR

  • tidy desk  some donr
  • return some books to the right places  some done more done
  • buy fruit
  • start on laundry and ironing and mending  some done more done
  • walk doggy
  • exercise
  • spend time with mother very brief
  • money for y
  • call Z  done
  • feed self and son in a healthy way      done 
  • pay bills     done
  • medical bill sorting
  • some time in garden
  • some time school sorting  
  • work on e and G curriculum   some done
  • have early lunch
  • worked on PD project
  • evening routine 
  • Therapy
  • manicure
  • buy stuff for morning tea and help with clean up and setting up
  • worry about computer
  • Tried to call JOhn
  • did not over eat at morning tea and had healthy lunch

NOT a productive day at work today 

At home I hope to :

  • walk doggy and self
  • feed son and self in aa healthy way
  • some school sorting
  • some home sorting
  • watch telly with a clear coscience Cool becuse I can!

"Recovery from procrastination means doing what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it."

pro's CI - 10:15pm (captcha for registration!)

Naturally I couldn't let it go. I just set up captcha for the member registration form. This could free me from having to screen new members. I'll leave the screen in for a while and see if spammers still try to register. If they don't, I'm home free!

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 9:10pm

I worked on my pile for several hours - in the chatbox. It's very unpleasant. At around 3-4pm I took a break, and then worked a while longer. Then I took another break and added a captcha control to the Contact page on this site (to cut down on spam). Now it's getting late so I'm going to pack up the mess and go back to it tomorrow.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Hi from Ag

I've been missing y'all. Intense seminar Fri-Sat-Sun then a biz trip (still on it) and 14-hour days. Feeling burned out. I am going to chat through deciding what to do next: work on some overdue stuff, or go to bed which is what I want to do.  I suspect I have an unrealistic grasp of how tired I am and how hard I can push myself without being really far outside my HPs will....which is someplace I don't want to go!

Ag co 9:20pm

When I inventoried my fatigue and overdue projects, I decided to pray and felt/heard my Higher Power: "Spend some time with Me." Isn't that sweet? I love my HP. I take Him my problems and complaints, requests for direction and guidance, and what I get back is, "I miss you, Agnus - Come let me love on you for awhile."  Sigh. I'm outta here! :-)

nice ag

sounds great! I trust the 2 of you will have a great time together!


Recycler CI 6:05pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

My car being in the repair shop is still influencing me emotionally. I'm going to work every day and to the gym, but reining back on evening activities other than 12-step meetings. Skipping a volunteer group's meeting tonight for which I am only a peripheral part of the group. Plus we having steady rain & it's dark outside. ((looks upstairs to see if any snacks have magically appeared. Coincidentally, yes, they have ;) heh heh heh))

Next: stay home tonight. Decide whether to take snacks over to new condo, or whether to "rough it." ;)

I feel guilty about goofing off & skipping the meeting. Trying to decide if I should watch a DVD. I think I will read a book instead. (less guilt ;) I have another volunteer group's meeting tomorrow night, so I think I will righteously go to it and blow off tonight's mtg.

Have a great night, everyone!


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

GeorgeSmiley 11:15 AM + Updates

Very late start this AM.

MIT#1: Work on Project P-2. Need to finish it by end of today if at all possible.

Update 4:20 PM

Some progress in the form of phone calls related to the project.

Avoiding distractions so far, mostly.

Update 4:40 PM

OK, break's over. 

Update 5:25 PM

except it wasn't over. Now it is.




The Hero's Code:

Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.

ScottK CI 10:54

1) Email proposal to ISS

2) FU with Escambia

3) Email PPlus re: Alison's transcript

4) Redraft PT profile

5) Microburst on book proposal

6) Work on swb website


pro's CI - 11:50am (going to ChatBox)

I've been doing something that last 40 minutes, but it's not priority #1. I'm going to go to the chatbox and work on this pile  and my accounting.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

CL ci

11:10am. wow time has flown this morning. Using timers and chat to stay on track. and just try to do the best i can, no matter how slow something was, nor how often i failed. we'll see...

1pm : my quiet time was NOT too long today. I've been having a problem w/ that, so i'm grateful that today i had the focus to keep it to 41 min (well that's still technically 11 min too long, but it was under an hour so i'm happy).

I have been trying something lately. I've heard that thanksgiving (the act of the will, not the holiday) is a cure for depression and anxiety. So, last 3 times i was feeling down, i forced myself to give thanks (to god) for the good things i do have. As i started giving thanks, i felt foolish, because things were going so badly. but after acknowledging a few things, it got easier, and before long i got all cheered up, and fee fortunate to have it so good! :) Not a big sample size yet, but 3/3 it worked--That's amazing to me.

5pm : i'm about to complete 2 MITs in one day. This makes me very anxious. That seems silly, nevertheless, it's what i'm going thru...


pro's CI - 11:10am

I've made some progress, but I'm at the point where I always get stuck - piles, accounting, tax returns...

Today's to-do (short version - just highest priority):

- Check in with unemployment office
- Open Mail

- Clear paper pile
- Get dressed and make bed
- Call J about distribution

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

tiptree 11:00 AM EST CI

to do:

- add pause feature to dev script
- test 1186 using the pause feature
- clean up autocreate title feature and submit for test
- lunch w/ uncle
- read 50 pp. of JB
- practice guitar
- 1/2 hr cleaning
- prepare eggplant dish
- exercise
- clock at least 7 hrs

oh well

after two good days, I backtracked. Didn't get much done other than 1 work task, lunch w/ my uncle, and a big supermarket shopping trip in the evening. Otherwise, I was feeling tired and unproductive. Need to bounce back tomorrow.

ScottK CI 9:55

Hi, I'm back. I sure wish I could find the wisdom, strength and grace to check in here every morning. But I'm here today.

1) Email proposal to ISS

2) FU with Escambia

3) Email PPlus re: Alison's transcript

4) Redraft PT profile

5) Microburst on book proposal

6) Work on swb website

Thanks for being here, everybody.

welcom back scott

i certainly wish for consistency in various areas of my life.

But i think you did the right thing coming back. Good work. I wish you recovery today.


Journey 9:Update 1:45 Update 5 pm

Happy Wednesday!   Like Sammy, I'm starting to like Wednesdays.   

Worked out at home this morning rather than going to the gym, and I've read my email.  Now to make a plan for the rest of the day.   Yesterday was an excellent day as I finished a boring project that I've been working on for about six weeks. 

Back in half an hour with a plan for the day.  Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

1:45 Well, I forgot to come back but I did make a plan for the day.   I've just finished going through all my email and taking care of some small tasks that were in there.  Guess i've been slacking on keeping up w/this as I had 400 emails!   I swear it was empty two weeks ago.   Well, now it's empty again. . . .

I have a huge meeting at 2:30 which I need to prep for.  After that, it's back to Project P which is the long boring tedious project.   (as opposed to the short boring project that I just finished haha) Needs to be done, though. 

5 pm Huge meeting is done!  Glad that is over.  

I also emailed boss about long boring tedious project which was supposed to be finished by the end of the year.  Now, due to circumstances beyond my control, I didn't start on it until August and it truly is a year-long project.  But I should have told him before now that it won't be done by the end of the year.   Anyway, that is off my chest, and on to my goals for next year.  It will be a missed date on my evaluation, but hopefully the additional things I worked on that that were NOT on my goals will be in my favor.   This year has been much better than last year!   When I signed up to this site last fall I was about to miss a hard deadline on a project that I hadn't even started on!  I was a mess.   I'm still messy but much more in control of my time than I was just one year ago.   


"The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - H.L. Mencken

jo encouragement

is is SO encouraging to hear you say that! Go jo!


kromer 9:00 CI

Today I have a mtg w/ NM, so most of the day will be prep. for that.

*Mtg w/ NM 4-5 (+taking notes before afterwards)
*Harambee planning mtg 7-9 (+ taking notes afterwards and emailing out)
*Toastmasters 12:30-1:30

*Finish tracking cells
*Make plots of data and take notes on trends
*Briefly try Fourier analysis of data (was supposed to do this last night!)
*1 hr brainstorming about Harambee curriculum

Other tasks:
*Read 2 papers from DP's lab
*Spend 1 hr reading about PCR
*call home
*Go over 2 probability lectures

I've already spent a little time tracking cells, replied to emails and done morning it's time to get my behind out the door! Back when I'm in lab, I'll work on tracking cells once I get there.

Update 9:50--in lab, time to track some cells! I'm hoping to be done with this by 12 or 12:30...I think that's realistic. Will work in the chatbox.  


kromer 9:20 CI

Today has not been a great day.

I had a lot of technical problems with the cell tracking, so I didn't get that done, so I couldn't make plots or try Fourier analysis of data. Then I got discouraged, and so only managed to get 20 min of brainstorming done about for Harambee. Also, I think because of my discouragement, I overate at dinner, which makes myself feel worse about myself. 

I did go to toastmasters, make good progress tracking cells, meet w/ NM (long and exhausting meeting!), go to Harambee planning mtg, read most of a paper from DP's lab, and call home. And get a Christmas tree! So the day is not a total loss so far, and I still have the time (and, HP willing, the energy) to make some progress tonight.

I'm going to start by folding my laundry; that's a simple task that needs to get done and will help me get started. Then, I'm going to go back to weight-loss forum I joined earlier this year, my eating has gotten much unhealthier recently and it needs to improve. Then, I'm going to take notes from my meetings to day and try to *actually* finish up the cell tracking work. I'll work in the chatbox to keep myself on track.  

Hope-Faith CI 8:20


  • AM routine 
  • Plan 2nd and 3rd
    • On-line games
    • Activities
    • E-mail
  • Plan 4th
    • On-line games
    • Activities
    • E-mail
    • Make copies
  • Call AG about return, look up infor
  • Check e-mail
  • Lunch
  • Call parents
  • Clean off desk - so I can think (clutter, clutter, clutter)
  • 4:00 meeting 
  • Check E-B
  • Load and unload dishwasher
  • Wash load of clothes
  • Work 15 on C list
  • Update "Living Life" - A must do to focus
  • Address for Loops
  1. CI 8:20
  2. CI 10:00
  3. CI  12:30
  4. CI 3:00

Software from E for printer

AG-Auth in 10 days


pro's first check-in - 8:15am

Today's to-do (short version - just highest priority):

- Check in with unemployment office
- Open Mail
- Clear paper pile
- Get dressed and make bed
- Call J about distribution

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

roses CI

shower, clean teeth and dress
eat some lunch
walk dog
tidy room
write email

Chick CI

[ 1, 2, 3] corresp

[p done ; ]forms

[ other forms done] 

batch--now onto this

some done, something found

now: moredone and more to go

found d. back to batch 2