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 11th August 2010

Welcome to Wednesday the middle day of the week.

Hope folks are having a good one and kind thoughts to those who are not.

1-hour Steps&Trad. phone mtg:Wed 8PM NewYork time(

Weekly one-hour "Steps and Traditions"
Procrastinators Anonymous phone meeting
Wednesdays 8PM NewYork time

One-hour PA telephone meeting based on the book
"Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of AA"

( *** Please note that the phone number is different
from the 15-minute phone meetings. ***
Call 1-712-775-7000.
Then enter access code 212389# when prompted

Weekly, Wednesdays 8PM, New York time.
(Eastern Daylight Time in summers).
Meeting lasts one full hour.
This weekly meeting began on June 30, 2010.

This would be just after midnight
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Meeting is one hour long.

If you are seeking recovery from procrastination, you are welcome to attend.

My checklist for 12th august 2010

Things I wish to get done tom :
Take FC notes from moodle, seniors and D.
Finalise on gift for R and make it ready by friday.
Tests of Trust exercise for process
Dance practice for independence day function
Finish field report on family court
Watch PIDC video and note all the questions for discussion.
make a list of all academic assignments expected and pending.

Prayers/positive thoughts/hugs to all!!!

I read all of the entries from this morning and found myself wanting to respond to everybody (thus procrastinating even more :P ) so thought I'd just write one entry saying that I'm pulling for you all and am very grateful to have found this site and all of the supportive people on it. It reminds me that so many of us anxious, procrastinating folks are also caring, sensitive and introspective on the other side of that same coin!

re:hugs to all

Yep, I'd like to respond more and in more depth, especially when welcoming new folks, but we could be on this site all day if we did that -- and that would defeat the purpose lol.  Ditto to Gmarie says, I may not always reply to everyone but I'm thinking of you!


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

Wednesday with the Scribbler

Late start today, but I'll get done what I can.


  • get up by 7 (ha! Try 9 o'clock. Hard to be perfect.)
  • Coffee, paper, water plants
  • Make bed, calisthenics (skipping calisthenics to recover from tabata workout yesterday)
  • Healthy breakfast (does cinnamon toast count?)
  • Check-ins


  • Send query
  • Update music newsletter email list
  • Do laundry


  • Healthy lunch
  • Pay bills
  • Call 5 re: music
  • Call 4 re: Food10
  • Do 4 CIO / (one will have to do; it was a tricky one; I have another half-done for tomorrow)


  • Songwriting clinic
  • Healthy dinner
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 11 

Vic 8/11

Show up (done)

need to get on more phone meetings, feeling that am back on the road of isolation without human connection, but grateful this site keeps me from the kind of isolation where I can not find my way back.

huma CI

  • package pricing
  • email john
  • pitch PMG about SF
  • ad for TV
  • 1 hr taxes
  • hosting bills
  • call re HS
  • pitch accel. re seo
  • job ad
  • send matt bro info

Every day can be a dream day. Get up in the morning with a smile, thank God, work hard and improve yourself, bond with others, admire the gifts around you, and you'll have lived your little dream of today. Don't waste today.- huma

Hard start

10:09 AM: Having difficulty getting started, continuing a trend for the week. Although I am in the denouement phase of this job, I really don't want to be scrambling frantically the last week to tie up loose ends and finish overdue reports. Yet the light at the end of the tunnel is more of a distraction than a motivator. Boss is out of town, and I haven't dragged myself into work yet. This is no good. First goal for today is just to get out of here.

Goal 1: Out the door by 10:40 AM. Back to report.

12:22 PM: Okay, still in slo-mo. Got out the door around 11:20. Had early lunch, now at work. Want the day to be productive.

Going back to the selected items from yesterday:

I *have to* work on overdue cases, no way around it. Did manage to work on 6 cases. Nothing has changed on this front, though; still plenty to do. Will continue.

I should do a little on my volunteer work, not necessarily a lot, just to keep from falling farther behind. Did do some, should do some more today. Chipping away lets me - and worried committee co-members - see that there is some, albeit slow, progress.

Smile I could send the overdue checks, if I just use regular mail. This is
kind of funny, in an embarrassing way. I have been procrastinating
because I wanted to send them via overnight mail and haven't gotten to
the post office. So days are passing. What is wrong with this picture?

I could do a little laundry tonight, perhaps, and get the drycleaning items together to drop off tomorrow.  Didn't do laundry, but did take care of dropping off drycleaning. Maybe some laundry tonite.

I would love, love, love to get even a lilttle exercise in. This will be
a long, tough row to hoe, and it won't get any easier with passing
time. No progress on this. Maybe tonite, if I can get serious about the work piece rather than letting it expand to fill my day, precluding 'extracurricular' activities.

Goal 2: 12:45 - 2 PM: 5 cases, ~15 minutes per case, picked appropriately.

Back to report. 

clement ci

10:54 ci...
lots of stuff, busy day.
urge to procrastinate / avoid now, so...
3::36 ci
4:02 losing focus, getting drowsy...

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

ScottY CI

Hope, I pray that all things might work together for your good in your employment situation!


Get rental car

scripture study



OPG training

tax work

practice vc

$ acct update

aw, wow, ScottY, thanks!!

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

Agnus checking in

Yay God!  J's outpatient procedure went flawlessly and best of all, they could not find the "spot" to biopsy!  We are confirmed in believing that God has already healed him in this regard. Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts.

Today it is back to business and lots of it. I lost about 6 hours Monday dealing with technology snafus and then was off yesterday, so way behind again.  I hate this feeling. Nothing makes me want to procrastinate more than the feeling of being way behind in my responsibilities! So I will use NowDoThis and Chat as needed to get through this challenging list today:

  • Read 1 hour SB
  • file SB report
  • read GM stuff
  • id GM approach
  • draft GM narrative
  • send above to client
  • do July reports, share with team
  • review 4 new data sets - need to amend ta?
  • listen to 3 presentations and take notes
  • finish 4 contract briefs
  • KEEP on list for later scheduling:
    read the fin APs report from KT
    read KT IN report
    read Mi email
    read nrc newsletter
    folo up etp
    ap resources note and signoff
    get complete with 3fers
    call arnp for folo up
    deal with the fsa thing



I keep hearing/reading of medical healing by prayer. I NEED to remember , when all else fails, what do I have to lose by praying? I find it even works when I say, God, you know I don;t mean a work of this but..... Always amazing.

YAY ((Agnus)) so happy to hear about J's healing!!

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

Good news Ag!

'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

Journey 9:15

Working from home today and it's easy to get distracted here.   I'll use Instant Boss and  take frequent breaks in which I'll allow myself to do small house chores.   It's funny that on weekends housework seems like a burden but when I'm supposed to be working it seems like fun!  Maybe I can find a way to use that to my advantage, I'll have to think about that! 

Anyway, I've been to the gym and I'm going to make my todo list, then have a quick breakfast before my 10 am conference call.  Back shortly with the list.   


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

Journey 11:00 the list

  • Gym
  • Planning
  • network meeting
  • breakfast
  • change and dress in work-at-home clothes
  • review closure, what doc is needed?
  • team meeting
  • project m meeting
  • download sp
  • class schedule
  • spreadsheet for project z
  • time est for project z
  • pick up daisy's prescription at vet
  • remind s.  about v.c.
  • work on load for g
  • allow 1 hour for unplanned stuff
  • added - issue with class
  • desk
  • vitamins
  • make up beds
  • laundry
  • dinner
  • if time, NS
  • if time , m.ed
  • if time, second bathroom drawer
  • wash sticky car ashtray ewwww
  • look up the name of that thing so I can cancel it


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

kromer 8:50 CI

OK, today actually managed to get started on time, yay! Have been dawdling a bit this morning, but not too bad.

*Talk to MC about GS cells, read relevant protocols, make expt. plan
*Finish expt. plan section (which will require looking into ckit sources)
*QC presentation(started)

Next priority:
*Finish reading Nanos papers
*Expt. plan/reading for tubule separation
*Edit abstract/specific aims/intro for writing style
*Figure out why WM is down and remedy

*Email friends

Lower priority:
*Photocopy lab nb
*Ref mgmt


hope4meandu check-in (8:30AM)

Hi All,

Thanks Rexroth for the starter.

Another drama unfolds. Yesterday my boss sent me out to do errands. Idiot me left the craigslist job ads open on my screen. Idiot me doesn't think he'll look on my computer.

So he tells me today is my last day. He considers me a friend bla, bla, bla. Idiot me. Worried about all the bad-mouthing he will be doing about me and ruining my reputation (not considering all the bad-mouthing I've been doing about him).

My husband is already calling me a burden. Do I set these things up so I can end up feeling sorry for myself? So now I'm anxious, very anxious. I have glimpses of thinking something really good will happen. Am I delusional?

Will make phone calls later to people to see if anyone knows of openings. The last thing I want to do is do cleaning house work, I pray to be willing to be willing to be willing if this is what I should be doing.

Have to remember to keep breathing.

To do:
-phone calls
-Drs. appt. 2:00PM
-exercise 10 minutes (didn't do yesterday)

Sending prayers to you all today!

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


Sometimes God does for us what we could not do alone. It was not a good place for you and maybe this would have been the only way to save you from weeks of more suffering.

For me, I too wonder if I "set things up" I have many Coda issues, found a good site with Dr. Irene on line - may have some answers to your questions.

But you are "showing up" in all of this and that gives me "Hope" in more ways than one.! your showing up buddy, Vic (hug)


Thanks for the site suggestion, I checked it out and it fits lots. Appreciate your support "show-up buddy."

It is so comforting to know we are no longer alone in anything.

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

Hang on

So sorry to hear things took such a swift, unpleasant turn at work. Easier said than done, but hang on. Calmer waters are ahead eventually. Peace to you.

Thanks ((4)), appreciate your support so very much!!

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


Oh, Hope, I'm so sorry to hear that!  Prayers that you find a new job quickly and that it is a job you love.


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

((Jo)) much thanks and love to you!!

Your words are so healing and wonderful.

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

another hug for ((Hope))

I am adding my own Amen to Journey's prayer for you, Hope.  More than once God has used my "foolish" mistakes to free me from situations I might never have escaped otherwise.  One of my character defects (steps 4-7) is misplaced loyalties, so I've come to see "forced changes" as answers to my Step 7 prayers. 

Always in retrospect, of course.  In the process, I'm usually freakin' with fear! 

You are doing the wise thing, reaching out, doing the footwork, staying willing and praying for more willingness.  Your boss sounds very abusive so perhaps this is not a bad thing at all, rather God's rescue of one of His beloved kids.

((Agnus)), Wow, really have no words to thank you

I feel surrounded, protected & calmed by your loving words. Many prayers and blessing to you & your family.

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

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I did today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I plan to do today

1. Bought two books from Amazon

2. Go to the 8:30 telephone PA meeting

3. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

4. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

5. Go to the 10:25 telephone 12-Step meeting

6. Post more Al-Anon literature

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Make bed

10. Wash dishes

11. Get dinner prepared for tonight

12. Prayer and meditation

13. 12-Step reading

14. Cognitive Therapy reading

15. Renew my books

16. Go to my therapy group

17. Go to pay for my monthly pass

18. Go to work 

19. Get clothes ready for tomorrow. 

20. Get my numbers caught up 

That's all I have


Get some sleep and then do what it takes to motivate myself to succeed. I desperately need a good, productive day. :(( -> :)

* email Alison, Debbie, Lori, Christi; items to Catherine; Becky about "Well Trained Mind" for Jena, POs being delayed, saving old paperwork; re/ lunchboxes,
* spreadsheet - new students
* submit new POs
* order Oak Meadows for Chloe
* look through new student paperwork
* gather paperwork for Avis
* send reminder email about drop slips, listserve, test prep, etc.
* pull together RS, WPs, novel study questions, etc.
* call Overbys, Braatzes and Longleys
* email or call Villagomezes
* log in computer info.
* prep grad packets

* send cards to Misty and Kaleb!!!!!
* make STRS decision and mail in paperwork!!!!!
* reply to Martha's email
* decide on new phone plan
* put together overall home plan/budget
* write more thank you notes
* work in LR, BR, office, garage, and yard
* take car in to Honda
* mail phone, bills, paperwork to Avis, taxes, materials to families


Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails
Washed up after yesterday
Wrote letter to solcitior
Out to deliver letter to solictor, post letters, buy food and stationery etc.

Pause and drink coffee
Make food
Clear and vacuum living room

Rexroth Check Out

Above and met and talked with friend who came over and ate supper together and are at peace again which is a great blessing.
Checked emails again
Phone 12 step person who was not in

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks