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 July 8, 2010

Hello, everybody!  I want everybody to have a great productive day as well as myself having a desire not to procrastinate.

oops wrong day!


Agnus showing up

Just showing up.  Hungry!  Stressed!  Anxious!  Disordered! 

But showing up.  Thanks to vic and others for the good example.


Yes! Thank you for showing up. We are "transition people" I tried to post this last nite and sorry, after spending time trying to reformat, then friend stopped by, am doing it now: "Freud documented well the impact that heredity and upbringing has on a person's fate. We learn "tapes" early-on that we play again and again oblivious to how they control (and destroy) ourlives. But does that mean the destiny  was determined years ago? Does that mean your fate was sealed by your genes and your
Your past constantly vies for control of your future, but at the end of the day YOU have a CHOICE. Your domain is this moment, and every moment, when you can DECIDE to write a new script. So that you can consciously REJECT what you know doesn't work and replace old habits with new ways. This, of course, is no simple task. Not only because it's hard to break old habits and learn new ways, but also because most people are more comfortable doing what's familiar yet destructiverather than what's constructive but unfamiliar.In other words, most people are happier doingwhat they know doesn't work than they are working on something that they don't know. But that's what it takes to be a "transitionperson." A transition person is someone who breaks free from unhealthy patterns.

hey Scribbler

How about "lean, mean and...serene"?


Sounds good.

lean, mean and serene it is.

Back at it

12:57 PM - Out ill for a couple of days, but back at it today, then out of town until Monday. Want to find the groove again. It felt very positive. Will have two goals today.

Goal #1: 1:05 - 3:05 PM: Complete 8 cases, including a few (hopefully) quick followups from the weekend and Monday.

Back at around 3:05 PM with a report.

4 - It felt very positive!

Yes, it feels great doesn't it?   


'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

JulesK Ci

Hi Guys

STARTING to float today, so I will check in here to tether myself.

****Have not looked at my bank balance inover a week.  i know I am overdrawn and I am very scared.  I am bookending here that I am going to check it next***

Just discoveredthe source of a bad smell in my basement.  Plumbing leak w/ mildew.  Ugh. 

12-3 Mom's


3-3:30 reading break


15 Clean mildew area

30 2 counter tops in kitchen

bedroom pick up clothes and vac

15 filing papers

15 back bedroom sorting stuff

15 redo green daily sheets

30 clean kitchen floor

15  clean out fridge shelves

15 sort cupboard shelves

30 make grovery list and meal plan


9 PM start PM routine

Thanks guys!  A good day's work to all!


Action PRECEDES "figuring it all out!"



MD check-in (aftn update/CAPS)

Quick and dirty check-in AND SAME ON UPDATE--GOOD FOR ME, Q&D!

Woke up from new close friend added to it....struggle to find positive and press on PRESSING

No time for much here.....aerobics starts in 12 min and I am late MADE IT ON TIME...WORKOUT RAN LONG -- EVEN BETTER

then notary public and post letter ASAP....SO NOTARY MOVED TO FRI 


2 bills to be paid -- TV and phone (TV company called with their autom unnerving and yet crisis-motivating) I JUST DID THE TV ON LINE (NO FEE CHARGED EITHER!)

then appt with realtor 3 - 7 pm GOING NOW....AND DID THE RIGHT PREP WORK



then kid skating till 9 pm

luckily did phone bridge and optin for 2 check-ins EVEN FOUND TIME FOR 2:30 CHECK IN AND SET UP FOR 8 PM


gotta go..... UNTIL TONIGHT, GANG

Scribblin and Checkin

After trying to cram too many tasks into my schedule yesterday, my goal is to keep it lean, mean and

serene. (Kudos to Agnus for the rhyme.) So:


  • Get up before 7 (missed this again; stayed up too late reading last night)
  • Coffee, paper
  • Empty dishwasher, reload
  • Take supplements
  • Water plants
  • Checkins


  • Fix Firefox to allow cut and paste (not sure why I'm doing this again) (seems okay now)
  • Query PC
  • Add 5 to CP db
  • Add 5 to music db
  • Email 5 re: music


  • Grocery shopping
  • Healthy lunch
  • Check on bank acount problem
  • Do 4 on CIO
  • Exercise - weight lifting
  • check with Darter re: refi


  • P/U kids at 5
  • Have fun w/kids
  • D/o kids 8-9:30
  • Read - finish Passage
  • Music - find music for Leon and GL songs
  • Practice set list
  • Bed by 11

I got distracted by an unexpected call at 3:30 to pick up my son and two friends for an impromptu sleepover. I'm trying to catch up. We'll see....


Thursday July 8, 2010

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program and my life

I did a couple of days

1. Went to the 7 a.m. DA meeting

2. Went to the 8:30 PA meeting

Things I plan to do today

1. Prayer and Meditation

2. Make Bed

3. Wash dishes

4. Read 12-Step literature

5. Continue to clear off couch

6. Continue to clear off tables

7. Continue to clear off floor

8. Go to the 11 a.m. PA meeting

9. Go to two CLA meetings

10.  Post Al-Anon literature

11. Go through the storage boxes and organize

13. Do hair

14. Bring some books back to the library

15. Eat breakfast

16. Eat dinner

17. Take a shower

18. Get my clothes ready for the next two days

19. Go to my face to face NA meeting

20. Get medicine ready for the coming week.

That's all I have

kromer 9:25 CI

A bit of a late start today.

And there's a lab picnic today 12:45-3ish, so today won't be the most productive day.

So, here's what I want to get done:
*m orders
*protocol thru. 1st gel purification (actually, got a little farther)
*Figure out # of divisions and email DP about that
*Email M, RH, and YK; reply to SM and post notice
*Figure out how to interp. bioanalyzer results(started)

If I have extra time I'll:
Go jogging
Finish deacon stuff
Find financial resources
Order primers

OK, right now I need to work on protocol

Rexroth Check In

Woke early and

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails
Out to voluntary work in cafe
Home from work where I am now

Read mail sometime
Think about work this morning - I didn't enjoy it much and feel a bit irritated and I don't know why except it is more to do with me than them

and whatever else

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Read mail and made a detailed phone call concerning a letter
Checked emails again
Decided to do ten voluntary sessions and then decide whether to continue - it is important to me to have definte committments rather than vagueness
Attempted to send an email with other emails attached and didn't succeed
Cooked supper and washed up
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Folks


hope4meandu check-in (9:05AM)

Hey Kind Peeps,

This week has been a bust, but something in me knows it will get better and something in me is telling that part of me that that's a lie, it won't get better. So while I fight to keep the faith, the list:

-10 minutes of a workout
-clean oven
-clean kitchen countertops
-1 hour of work for ML

Welcome to newcomers & returnees. To all those who are afraid to post, who feel they have nothing to say, who feel they will never get better, who feel this is stupid, who are afraid to trust and who feel alone & everyone not mentioned...WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

Journey 8:30

Working from home today, and a bit late getting started.   I have a dr. appt today at noon to recheck for pneumonia, so please send prayers that it is all gone and I'll be released to go back to exercise next week!   It will be hard to get back in to the routine of getting up early to work out Yell

Back in half an hour with todo list!



'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Journey 9:45 &

Thanks Hope!  

Here's my list for today!

  • Planning/todo list
  • C. meeting 
  • bathe and dress for doctor visit - 30 minutes
  • get address for m.o. - 5 minutes
  • begin planning for on-call week next week - 1 hour
  • Email team members on Project Z. - 1-2 hours
  • Plan kick off meeting for Project Z - 1 hour
  • Quiet time - 15 minutes
  • Vitamins - 5 minutes
  • Post office - 30 minutes
  • Doctor - 1 hour
  • Stop by store (don't forget list!) - 30 minutes - dropped off car instead
  • Track down boss and ask about Project V dates - 30 minutes?
  • Send D. an email about next weekend  - 5 minutes
  • Start on Z education on S. website - 1 hour
  • Find other doc on Z - 30 minutes
  • Project V - download files - 1 hour - didn;t finish but worked on it
  • dinner - 30 minutes
  • dishes - 30 minutes
  • laundry - 1  started
  • added remember to get keys and stuff for mom's old car

 This may be a little too much . . . I'll see how it goes and maybe postpone something depending on how long it takes me to go to the doc and run those 2 errands.

 Update 3 pm   My brakes were making that grinding noise so I dropped the car off at the shop instead of making the grocery store run.   There's a few little things wrong with it and I need an oil change so might as well go ahead and get it all taken care of.   I have a couple hundred in my budget for the car this month, of course it will probably be more than that!

I'm working on composing the email and planning the kickoff meeting for Project Z, it's big and scary and I do not want to work on it.   I'm taking a 10 minute break,then I will come back, find the list of team members, make an email distribution list, look at everyone's calendar and figure out a good time for a weekly meeting.   I have the email that the project manager sent out last time a similar project was done, so now all I have to do is update it, write up the agenda and hit that scary enter key.   I'll post back when I have done the first three above.   I am NOT a project manager but I'm playing one for this project Tongue out  Update 5 pm DONE!!

Oh, btw, doc took a chest X-ray (I've had three this year, is that *safe*?)   so I won't know anything until he calls me with the results.




'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

Prayers ((Jo)) for your complete recovery!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

prayers from Ag for ((journey)) too!

EZ duz it!


Thanks for starting us out lennon, but we'd appreciate it if you would start the thread first and then reply to it with your todo list . . .not meaning to be critical, we want you to keep posting!  


'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma


How do I start the thread in the future?  I want to do it right.

the easiest way to start a thread ...

The easiest way to start a daily check-in thread:

Think of it as a greeting, or opening, or welcome, to an informal meeting. Members logging in for the day will look for your greeting,as reassurance that they are on the correct day's thread, and will read your "hello" with gratitude.

Put the weekday and full date in the subject.

In the body, put "hello", or "have a great day", or "serenity courage wisdom". It can be very simple.
(Some people add an image or poem to the thread-starter, but that's optional).

(For those members who are tempted to spend hours creating the "perfect" greeting, read this: )

Once you've composed the daily greeting, then click the button to submit for posting.  You have now created a "thread-starter" for the daily check-in thread.

Once the daily thread is started, click "Add comment" at the bottom of the thread-starter, to post your personal list. This is like your "personal share at the meeting".

Thank you

Thank you so much, movingalong!  I can just keep it simple in the future.  I can sinply say, "Have a Great Pro-Active Day" and "Happy Whatever day it is."


I did not know

I did not know I needed to do it that way.  I am still learning.  The next time, I will introduce everybody in one post and then reply to another.  No one else started the forum for today so I did it.


That's perfect!

'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

@lennon - no prob!

Thank you for your contributions, your willingness to serve by starting us out, and for your gracious acceptance of my little constructive criticism! 


'I'm going to put a smile on my face, put forth a good effort, and be better today than I was yesterday.' - Huma

No worries and yay for being willing to help us start our day

Thank you for your service!
Much appreciated!