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.

Monday July 13, 2009

Agnus 4:30pm

Hi, PAls! I've been away nearly 2 weeks, with a trip that started as a four day vacation but got out of hand on the fourth day: urgent business trip followed by 3 days of Mom-sitting. First day back at home office today, had unexpected babysitting duties. What an exciting life! I have 3 goals for what's left of today:

  • resume update and mail
  • bill basket cleaned
  • decide whether to watch launch or attend meeting tonight

Also on my wish list but not likely for tonight: Inbox clean-up, weekly update, monthly report, file expenses, re-book missed appts from last week (gyn, chiro, LMT, haircut), thank-you's and follow-up notes to everyone I met last week.

Adding these to-do's so I don';t forget them this week: studio time for fiscal, repo DVD, ship DVD, clear budget (Kim promise).

Hugs to all who want them.  It's good to be back.

Recycler CI 4:10pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym I did my full cardio, stretching, and ab exercises.

In staff meeting this morning, I received a long list of assignments. Before lunchtime I typed them into my project list in order of deadline & priority. At lunch I ate at a restaurant since I didn't bring my lunch. After lunch I have been cranking through the project list. There is still at least one assignment I want to complete before 5pm; then my list will be in good shape for tomorrow.

Next: after work, I will stop by the condo before going to the meeting of one of my other 12-step programs tonight. I hope to meet with my sponsor afterward, so I may be getting home too late to update my CI.

Have a great evening! :)



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

e's monday ci

I am in a good space today, but am also aware that I have a lot of large tasks in front of me this week, namely to help my son renovate his bedroom. This heeds to happen quickly or else it will leave chaos for my mother (it is in her apartment) and lots of items are out of place. In order to make this work it will take concerted effort on my part to get him up and running so that things actually do get done. He is a budding procrastinator (actually, he takes after me entirely too much, so budding is probably understating things...) So far I am up, dog is walked, meds are taken and I am dressed. There are dishes to wash, the dining room looks messy and I would like to schedule a charity pickup for things my kids have outgrown.
doing that now. then hauling A out of bed....

asking for help to do the next right thing

Babarino CI 7.13.09

Hi all! Need to make to do list, then will check back.


Made list, has 14 items on it, quickly prioritized. Dont' feel happy with prioritization, but just need to get started somewhere.

Sam 10 am


1. go to the gym at around 2 pm

2.  clean house

3. put the dishwasher on

5. study trading

6. send a letter to C

7. make  lunch , have it before going to the gym

6. have a talk with Bill. 

7. if C calls do NOT pick the phone.


Journey 10 am

Good Monday morning . . . I'm exhausted from working most of the weekend.  I just need to make it though today and I'll take tomorrow off.

The good news is that I have been so busy that I have not had time to procratinate.  Wednesday will be back to normal, or what passes for normal for me! 

Have a great day, PApals


"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

kromer 9:50 CI

*Code for pathway retrieval
*Work on pathway retrieval
*Read up on meiotic blocks (working on this now)
*Get stuff out of EFs lab

Other tasks:
*Buy backup hard drive
*Read 1 paper on RA
*Lit search on 1 pathway
*Read about RA in elong
*Take out trash

square dance class, maybe get dinner w/ classmates.

I'm going to start by finishing code for retrieving pathways. Then, I'll read up on meiotic blocks

Update 2:30--I finished code for pathway retrieval. Then, my wrists were bothering me, so I read article about RA (a task I could do w/out using computer). Now I'm going to work on pathway retrieval until 4, then I'll get my stuff out of EF's lab, then I'll research meiotic blocks for a bit. For pathway retrieval, here's a breakdown of the first few steps:
->Get overviews of 4 pathways
->Get KEGG pathway info
->Get NCI pathway info

Back when those are done.

Update 6--worked on pathway retrieval, started working on meiotic blocks lit. search, but now I'm feeling totally fried and unable to think :P I'll going to go get my stuff out of EF's lab, then I'll come back and work some more on pathway retrieval (since that's fairly mindless) 

mj monday



write to sc

call students

ecollege checkin

sell bike

write to stores


WOOHOO! I actually got my two "most important things" helped that I looked at t what I had been afraid of with those two tasks (making appointments for home visits to students, and being assertive with my ex-landlady about the deposit), and, most important, I accepted the consequences of possible failure! For some reason , this worked!!!

just_me checking in 14:44 and out 0:27


cut fabric



have pants tailored





mail to F.S.


Hoping for a good day tomorrow. Will also send letter of reference.


Thanks for letting me share!



jkl checkin

Make son breakfast/lunch

check email,shower,dress

8:45 leave for meeting

ll:00 daughter room/read


call sprinklers, store


fudoshin 25 days 2:28am

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


If I hold out until Monday morning, then I'll have 25 days of sobriety from various sites and the fan lines.

This whole affair has been as easy as pushing a knitting needle eye-first through a woolen garment.  So just in case you think it's easy, I am in withdrawal, but I've found other means to procrastinate.  Another thing: I discovered an email today, which I did not expect from a musician that I used to be a fanatic of.  I definitely felt a little high after that.  Even though I did not explicitly do a bottomline, I just feel weird about it, b/c I'm into him, but there is no chance of anything happening, because he was as professional as can be.  Well--as professional as a personal, two-paragraph email about his current whereabouts and goings-on can be.

Plus, I don't even know him.  I felt sort of scandalous, like I was activating my love addiction, but again, I didn't actually *do* a bottomline.  I was just receiving an email. And...I did reply.  I don't know...  My sponsor had said to take things slowly, and that starting to date again is fine, so I am taking things slowly.  And I resisted saying anything self-deprecating.  Which is something I need to do a lot of--- resisting any self-deprecation.   Oh well, I know it's not the priority, but I did kind of feel frenzied after that.  Cuz who knows? But I need to stop this if it means that I'm just exchanging emails.  oh well, it was only three emails between us thus far, and he prolly won't reply, so I don'thave to worry about interminable back and forth.  I prefer to meet people as soon as possible.

Lately, I've been gaining a newfound sense of motivation for doing things that I don't altogether want to do, by identifying activities a rational or irrational.  It is helping me to decipher things as "rational."  It makes me want to do them, even if I'm not in the mood to do them, b/c I think to myself: if I don't do this, then X will happen.   If I do this then Y will happen and I want Y. It helps a little---long term or consequential thinking, rather.

Hope-Faith CI 5:05

Have some "stuff" to get done before heading out of town with family for the day. Will have to work on a time sch. and skip part of am routine.

  1. Wash/dry load of clothes In Dryer
  2. Feed animals 5:10
  3. Load dishwasher 5:20
  4. Clean out van 5:20-5:40
    1. Wipe down once it get light 5 min
  5. Get cooler ready 5:40-5:50
  6. Find waterpark stuff 5:50-6:10
  7. Get ready 6:10-6:40
  8. Make Lunch 6:40-7:15
  9. Phone numbers for park and unemployment 7:15-7:30
  10. Leave 7:35