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.

Saturday 27 June 2009

cannot plough a field by  turning it over in your mind.

Author Unknown

best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

will ever be attempted if all possible objections must
first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising
every time we fall.

inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant,
they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with
Johann Gottfried Von Herder

fudo_shin - Nine days - 2:30pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome.


Nine days of sobriety from the following:

  • social networking sites, including facebook, twitter, youtube
  • dating sites
  • chatting sites: woome, chat with a stranger, etc.  I cannot be on a
    chatting site.  MMORPGs count as "chat sites".  IRC.  The only
    exception is 12 step-related chat.
  • chat programs
  • YouTube, Google videos, Crackle
  •, and calling anyone's associated fan line

Also, I get 1-week chip.  The next chip I should receive is at the one month point-- thirty days, which is my goal.


Rising Up/ Showing up

Yesterday, I did send out a letter I have put off, after checking in and unloading my feelings. Today I went to get my driver license photo (my B day was June 8 and I still did not get it- I did renew the license on line that day= by the grace of god, I found out I could do that on line). The photo center was gone. It was still listed on the list they sent me but it was no longer there. In a way I was glad because I waited until this morning to find my photo card and I took the wrong form, so they may have told me to come back anyway. In a way I felt one more thing to drag out.Got to an OA meeting this morning - it takes me about 40 minutes to get there and again, I got there late. I just got a new cell phone, so the ringer was on because I did not know how to turn it off. After the meeting, I stayed for the business meeting and they talked about how to handle the people who came late and about the people who left their cell phone on. I felt numb and wanted to just isolate and apologize. I just felt like a hopeless loser. I know in OA, I felt the same way when I could not get recovery in the food for a long time, but I kept showing up, picking myself up, so I am hoping some day I can say the same in this program.I Looked at my procrastination log and there are some things I seems to have some progress with. Daily exercise, dishes done at night, bed made, food, meals and wash are pretty standard and I just take that for granted, better at making calls, better at dealing with self appraisal and character defects.Better at changing attitude before it goes to self pity- what I really need to do today.I heard a tape that the person said Change the word FEAR to a positive:using the an acronym Feeling Excited and Adventure Ready- I think I may have to adjust some of that for me, but it is good to turn the negative to a positive.

So this PA is Feeling Expectant Answers and Rising-up

Thanks for letting me share. 


kromer 3 CI

Had a nice, relaxing morning... caught up on sleep, cleaned the kitchen, took a walk, set up a prayer space in my room (something I've been meaning to do for a while)

Now I'm in lab and want to get a little work done, but it's so nice out that I'm having  trouble focusing. So I'm ending up surfing the web, which is not a good way to accomplish my goals.

So: MITs for the day:
*Finish significance analysis
*Email MC about significance analysis
*Draft email to DP about data request
*Return lib. books, get papers out of EF's lab
*Spend 1 hr organizing papers in my room
*Write up compendium+suggestions for DB's project.

Other tasks:
*Read paper on stages
*Go through 300 emails
*Grocery shopping
*Brainstorm committee members
*Org. DG lab papers
*Email about student seminar
*Email RH

I'm going to start by finishing up sig. analysis and emailing MC about it. This is kind of dull, but it'll feel really good to finally have it done, and it shouldn't take too long (maybe an hour or 2). Heading to the chatbox to work on it.

Update 3:25: Here's a step-by-step list of diagrams of finishing the analysis.
1)Make list of datasets for comparison
2)Finish sig. table
3)Do replicate comparison
4)Clean up text in clustering/correlation sections
5)Expand summary section
6)Clean up Venn diagrams and MVA plot )
I'll cross off each one of these as I finish it. 

kromer 9:30 CI

Finished up MC's project took much longer than expected, so I won't get through my MITs today...but I'm very glad to be done! Heading home now, will maybe do a little bit of organizing once I'm there. 

chick's motivational quotations

Each morning I sign on to find these wonderful quotations lying in wait for me. I am caught unaware and then struck with how perceptive they are, and best of all, motivated to actions. Thanks, Chick

asking for help to do the next right thing

e's saturday

In a good space this morning: my husband got a job offer and has the potential for another one. The relief is palpable. Along with that, I have been working on financial aid stuff with my son and together are making progress. He will be going to school where I went and that has been bringing up all sorts of old moldy, not so pleasant memories from when I fell apart. But, thanks to 12 stepping, I am ready and willing, even eager to cope with that ugly past and let go of some of the things that have kept me paralyzed with perfectionism. Thank God!

However, I am definitely not completing tasks, and I would like to get to the point of where I can do that. I have revised my resume, but not written the cover letter for a job I am interested in, nor printed and sent it. The deadline is Tuesday, and I want to send it in today, tomorrow at the latest. Other than that, there are some icky tasks that need attending to today: sweeping the sticky crud off the porches, washing the summer stuff, dealing with the rain forest of weeds that grew up with the last 3 weeks of rain. And basic routines. The dog is waiting patiently, and I am not quite awake yet. Time to begin the day.

asking for help to do the next right thing

Hope-Faith CI 8:40

  1. Complete AM routine  Done
  2. Fly 
    1. Work on decluttering stuff on bar 15 min  Done
    2. Super Fling (45) (give, throw, put up)

Things to do 

  1. DS ballgame 11:00 Done
  2. Church Activity  Done
  3. Set up declutter bug Done
  4. Handle 1 item in work e-mail Done
  5. List of why
  6. Value & BB
  7. Check interst rate


  1. Prime Desk
  2. Project of the day Summer/Winter Clothes in progress
  3. Find L/S program
  4. Work on making Angels In Progress
  5. Put Up Tent attempt unsuccessfuly try again later -- use duck tape
  6. Wiki setup users Done
  7. E-mail user name and information 

PM routine