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.

Friday August 28, 2009

   Nobody is perfect!!! Don't give up!“It’s been a long journey for me,” Vick said. “I just want to do it right this time around.”

Falcon CI Friday eve.

Hi pro buddies,

Tonight I need to quit dinking around and:

  • Exercise - DONE
  • Eat - DONE
  • Meditate - DONE
  • Pay bills - DONE
  • Read email from R - DONE
  • Send link to my folks - DONE
  • Get to bed early - Going to bed now - good night!


crayon CI - 3pm

Okay, back from last class for the summer, and this is the to do list...I still haven't worked on my report, but I'm not sure if that makes sense to do now because there's a lot of other (smaller) stuff I also need to do.  In any case, this is actually my list for today, but with some of these projects being more weekend-long rather than today-only tasks:

  • get up, get dressed, etc. 
  • class
  • clean emails
  • meditate
  • journal
  • PA check in
  • Review literature for report
  • notes on literature for report
  • draft report
  • edit & send report
  • save files needed for spreadsheet to computer
  • put together spreadsheet
  • pack for trip
  • read LL
  • remember to drink plenty of water
  • read 30 min


Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. 

~William James

Recycler CI 4:35pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

This morning at the gym I did my stretching and ab exercises. If my dr's office hasn't called me by next Thursday, I will call them to ask about my foot, if I can do cardio yet, etc.

At work this morning, I started processing emails and lined up my projects before going to a mid-morning dental appt. After getting back from my appt + lunch, the projects were lined up, so I went ahead & started. I'm getting ready to update my project list for Monday, but wanted to CI first.

After work, I will go straight to my condo. I'm feeling fairly energetic, so I think I can get some things done before going to the meeting tonight of one of my other 12-step groups.

I'm going to try to finish 1-2 more things here at work before I leave.

9:50pm. After work, I did get a number of things started and/or done around the condo. I went to my meeting and it was great! After getting home, I got some clothes out of the washer & put them on drying racks. I folded some clothes from the dryer.

I'm still a little bit hyper after my meeting. I will surf the Internet just a little bit before going to sleep.

Have a great evening, everyone! :)



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

e's friday check in

it has been an emotional day here: Teddy Kennedy's wake was going on a mere subway ride away, but I was too busy to go do to off-to-college son. Who I vacillate between butting heads with and being very affectionate with. He needs clothes, but hates to try on his old stuff and is kvetchy when he does. In any case, we did not agree, and I was too stubborn to let it go and he turned into a mule. I was in tears later because I realized how often wanting my own way gets in the way of good things. This realizing my own character flaws thing is not always fun. sigh. But that finally passed, and now I am sitting in a living room of his clothing feeling overwhelmed by it all. I think I will start by sorting some socks....

asking for help to do the next right thing

GeorgeSmiley 2:25 PM

Took the morning off for errands and to spend some time w/ my son before he goes back to his mom.

Now turning to my task list.



Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church

The Hero's Code:

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

check-in (12:43PM)

I made it into work today, thanks Clement for your words. It really helped me to get to here.

Gratefully worked for many hours yesterday on my 4th step. Will keep praying for the willingness to finish. If I continue to consistently work on it, I should be finsihed by early next week.

Gratefully I have been getting projects done that have been hanging around for a long time.

Need to find out how to EOB from my husband's insurance, so I can submit it here for my flexible benefits. The person who handles that here is a real doodie, she acts like it's her money I'm taking not my own!!

Also, ordered a doggie inhaler for my girl and the medication on-line yesterday.

I can't even write what I want to do at work, I'm so stuck.

♥"Kindness and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed." Psalm 85♥

re: a real doodie

 Haha doodie!  Congrats on making it into work, that's a step in the right direction!


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

kromer 10:25 CI

OK, in lab a little late, spent some time surfing/checking email etc, now it's time for me to focus on work.

OK, MITs for today are to:
*Make a schedule for next week
*Finish reading about Dmc1 mutant
*Get GD to show me where mice are
*List of Qs for DR, talk to DR, take notes from discussion
*Clean kitchen, pack (will do this in the evening)
*Figure out where I'm staying this weekend, email Re: book party

*Look up ordering info
I tried doing this, but couldn't find what I was looking for
To track down what I need, I'll:
->Ask MG
->Ask EA to email G's lab
->Call sigma to ask about their product (well, actually I emailed instead, but same idea)

Other tasks are
*Finish pathways writeup
*Organize papers
*Do a little bit of reading on TEM chemical
*Work on assembling training compendium.(will work on this soon)

Right now, I'm going to make a schedule, then I'll make a schedule and finish reading. 

Journey 9:30 & update

I'm late to work today, along with everyone else in the city  :OIt's pouring rain and people were playing bumper cars out there.  

Yesterday was a good day, although I felt sleepy all day!  I went to bed early last night and although it took me a while to get to sleep, I still feel much more rested today!  I'm just now making my todo list, so I'll check back later.

Update 1:45  Went out for the usual nice Friday lunch with friends.  I almost skipped because it's raining but I went anyway and did not melt.  Ran into boss on the way over to the mall and we had an impromptu meeting about Project L, which was a good thing because I wanted to touch base with him today about a few problems I'm having.   So I can count lunchtime as time spent working on Project L, double whammy lol! 

I'm really feeling uninspired today and I don't want to do any of my work  }) .  I will just "keep starting".  Next thing on my list is Project P, which is tedious, but doesn't really require a lot of thinking.   I'll work on that for the next hour.  I can listen to some music while I do this.

Update 3:45  Got a lot done on Project P.   This project is at the stage that I know what to do and how do it, it's just a matter of slogging through it day after day.  Also did my weekly status report, and now I'm working on Project O for an hour.

Update 4:25 Done with Project O for the day, now . . .I need to write up some stuff for the boss on Project L.

Done!  Headed home.  No chores tonight, it's Friday, but I MUST get dog food on the way home.





"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

Vic 8/28

Showing up (done) It is often so easy to look at people and forget how hard they had to work to get there, like Vick- he is such an inspiration. Showing up for me, is a change. I have always taken one step forward 2 steps back.

Yesterday I took care of school stuff for boys, cleaned, cooked, drove them, store, shop, etc. I tend to take all that stuff for granted, like it doesn't count, but it does. I made a prayer for each of my sons. My 16 and half year old is on a roller coaster of emotions,hormones,obnoxious attitudes, fears, etc. I am the only one he can trust, but unfortunately, I tend to be the only one he shows his true colors.

He took my prayer (adapted first 3 steps and read it and put it under his pillow) Our differences were resolved. God did for me what I could not do for myself and probably years of counseling could not do, what more could I ask for? Yes I take things like this for granted- Like they don;t count. I need to remember, Like my AA recovery (one day at a time) OA recovery (one day at a time), my PA recovery will come when it can be used to serve- it's not all about me., I can't believe how self-centered I am , so hard to be humble.

Vic 8/28 ck in

Appt,stores, dinner, picked up son, tasks in town (done)

meeting, pick up rents from tenanta, help friend with her new job- she is computer illiterate.


Awww, what a sweet moment with your son! 


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 

Nice Vic

I'm also in OA.

♥"Kindness and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed." Psalm 85♥