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 16 August 2010

Welcome to a new working week.

Let make it a good one!

Have to finish tonight...

  • submit purchase orders for Longley, Gomez, Villagomez, Yocher/Gessler
  • combine notes
  • email re/ drop slips
  • email re/ adding families to listserve
  • email re/ Rosetta Stone cancellation date
  • email re/ Study Island passwords
  • email re/ laptops
  • email correct vendor list to B
  • finish other "To Dos" in parent notes
  • mail paperwork to Ollises
  • add course titles to notes for HS students

If time...

  • look through new student paperwork
  • decide on HQTs

potential energy 4:40

hi everyone!

 I have to do something that I have put off all summer.  i need to cancel a contract for work...actually it is making me sick to think about continuing w/ the company.  They are so nice and in need of my services, so I put off telling them.  The bad thing is that they need me to do a project for them in 2 wks. or so, and have been depending on me. The report writing nearly killed me last yr. , so i knew then that I wouldn't want to continue...but I just haven't been able to bring myself to tell them that they need to find someone else.  I could actually stand to get rid of another contract that is making my life  difficult.  I am not used to this, because things usually work out that i can just stop at the end of a contract, so I really need to work on the business end and the life end of saying- no, I won't be able to do this or that.  Instead, I  have let them pile up and make me miserable.

On another note, I need to:

 email JB,            Email report to e            fax to m         call e ..p  Call vp               

((potential energy))

Prayers that this works out to the benefit of all involved.

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

Garfield's Monday, too!

Not sure how to size pic itself into screen on P.A. web -- pointers welcome because they way I did it bled over everywhere; though doing that, ironically, itself summarizes Monday, no need to take over the forum with this:-)


hope4meandu checkin (1:00PM)

Hi Fellows,

Only worked out once last week. Really dissapointed in self.

Trying to file for unemployment. My husband has really helped to screw me royally. I was an independent contractor so I have to file unemployemnt that way...probably won't get benefits. Think I'll email this person I met with this a.m., sort of a headhunter but it's for a non-profit. Maybe she'll know what I can do.

Depression is looming in the background, but I haven't succumbed.

-interview this a.m.
-food shopping
-walked my girl

To do:
-file for unemployment
-send resumes
-make dinner
-work out for 10 mts
-read bb as per assignment
-make phone calls

Hoping miracles (big and small) are had by all today!!

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


Not sure but I "think" workman's comp must be paid to receive unemployment. Probably could find it on line.Job hunting is never "fun".

Two things that helps me with depression are: 1. "gratitudes" and if I can not think of any, I go through the alphabet to get me started 2. Walking, if I go out and walk, I am 100% sure that I will feel better by the time I get back.

HP got you out of a bad situation, and he did not do it so he can drop you now. Be Still and Know That He is God, your answers will come.

Your "showing up friend"- your were the reason I kept showing up when I was ready to stop, remember? Vic

Thanks my show-up buddy ((vic))

Good advice, thanks much and you're right about the gratitudes, I can see it taking me right out of the depression.

Yes, I remember the showing up stuff. This so rarely happens with me, so I cherish that you're still here and that I actually did something (thank you HP) right.

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

Keep battling

Glad to hear you haven't succumbed to depression. These are treacherous waters, but trust there will be smoother sailing ahead. Keep a firm hand on the tiller. Best wishes, and peaceful Monday.

Thank you so much ((4CHANGE))

So happy to hear that "the fellows" helped you adopt a new name!! May it bring you many blessings of change, breakthroughs and growth!!

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

Thanks Jo, Vic, MD

11:56 AM: Okay. I see your point. It took all 3 of you making it for it to sink in (hard to grow stuff in concrete). I still feel the shame, but that is probably not what I should continue to dwell on. 'What's past is prologue' as the bard said.

Goal: 12:15 noon - 2:00 PM: Deal with one delayed report I received a call about earlier today; should be quick. Work on some lengthy, multipart cases reports while reasonably fresh. Don't want to wrestle bears at night.

Back to report.

(Previously known as 4shame)




I LOVE IT!- We all , at least I do, still feel the "S----", that is why the "S" word is so painful to Identify with, and as we now know, so powerful to even see.

Your courage to change and humility in addressing "our issues" is remarkable!!! I can olnly say this will be first on my gratitude list today. Thank you.

Your new nickname "4Change" aka "4S----" is truely symbolic of how this program works, at least for me it is.

I still have a long way to go with the "s" word, but every time I am at PA, I can remember that is why I am here "4change", and "change is possible.'!! You made my day today!

Your Fellow PA in recovery one day at a time, Vic


This is great news. You made my day and we've not even met. =) =) =)

((Change? any spare))


hooray 4change!

NOW yer talkin' ... way to grow! :-)

change leaves shame behind!



'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

ScottK CI 9:30

Hey everybody, I'm still here, and I'm still a procrastinator!

To do today:

  1. Proof flier and send to printer
  2. Get comments on banner to printer
  3. Post D's announcement on web site
  4. Add additional names to group mailing list
  5. Space inquiry to Chr Pres
  6. Space inquiry to Unit Meth
  7. Space inquiry to Beth Luth
  8. Edits on Migun article
  9. Finish two other articles
  10. Help with housework


Monday at the Scribbler's


  • Get up at 7 (close)
  • make bed, exercise
  • coffee, paper, water plants
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Send query
  • Do Tristano intvw
  • Talk to BN re: blog
  • Call PNC re: refi and payment


  • Deposit check
  • Mal 4 re: music
  • Do CIO 4
  • Exercise - weights?(swam! first time in the pool in nearly a year. Shoulder felt pretty good.)


  • Poss dinner w/B (canceled)
  • Practice setlist
  • Open mic (?)
  • Bed by 11 p.m.

Agnus checking in 10:20am

Need an earlier start today, much to do! Already had sponsee calls, program work, Step 11, pet care and sent a weekly project report. I am keeping my to-do list smple and will strive today with H's help to avoid distractions, stay focused and work steadily to accomplish the day's MITs:

  • MIT #1 sb monthly report and invoice review DONE!:-)
  • MIT #2 complete sb research DONE!:-) - I am calling this DONE even though I know that during the writing phase I'm going to have to do a little more research.  But if I keep waiting until I feel I have "enough" research I will never start writing!  Addicts never have enough! :rolleyes:
  • 12n lunch DONE! - good progress on sb research while eating:-)
  • MIT #3 sb lit rvw
  • 5pm wrap up I have had to surrender all personal time tonight as not doable. I just can't complete this sb project any earlier and it must go to the client tonight. This is partly the result of my procrastinating last Monday:blush:, knowing I was off work Tuesday. When boss pulled me off this to another project Friday, this was doomed.  This will take 4 more hours of writing tonight  :P so I can kiss that early bedtime good-bye too. :*  bye-bye bedtime ... 
  • 5:30 walk :-(
  • 6pm dinner :-(
  • MIT #4 - 6:40 leave for mtng :-(
  • MIT #5 - 9pm prep for bed :-(

Journey 10:30

Man, this is a Monday for sure.   Traffic sucked, a server was down, and two people called in sick.   I did get to the gym by 6 this morning, but it didn't matter much since traffic was so bad that I was late to work anyway!   The good news is everybody else was late too  :rolleyes:

I got here at 9:15, fixed the broken server, and had to rush to a 10 am meeting, I haven't even had coffee yet and I have a big time club meeting at lunch which is not very well coordinated and I *think* I may be speaking but I'm not even sure;.   arrrggghhh.   

Oh well, we'll smile and get through it eh?   Off for coffee and then to salvage what I can of my to do list for today.


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

Journey 11 am &

I have coffee and some breathing room . . . the noon meeting has been cancelled.  I feel bad that we had to cancel as it is not good for the club, but personally I'm glad that I'm off the hook for today.   Although I got all dressed up for nothing Undecided

Today, I commit to doing nothing but work during designated work times, and doing no work during break times.   I know that seems pretty obvious lol, but I've gotten very much in the habit of working through breaks and then allowing myself to surf or drift during work time.   Today I'll get back on track.    I'll set short enough work periods that it's doable, and do work during those periods, EVEN if it's hard, EVEN if I'm confused, EVEN if I'm bored, EVEN if I have to ask for help (eek!).

Update 4:30 did really good staying on track until about 3 when I made a major breakthrough on a project (yay!) then it all went to he11 lol.  Success throws me off track as much as failure.  Yell .   So let's just pretend I took an hour or so to relish the success.  Back on track!


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy

Vic 8/16

Show up (done) Yesterday, nothing worked out as planed and  even though it was because of rain, and other stuff, I still feel like I “failed” or “Let people down” with everything, but did get rest and did basics. I did not have a plan B in place? Semi shut down mode. Guilt. remorse, sort of like a slip.

Today, just do anything as not to go into shut down mode and stay grateful and mindful.

Grateful for this site and other 12 step sites, phone meetings, my HP. Mindful, nothing is going to happen if I do not take the first step.




please tell that bully in your head to leave my friend vic alone!  God loves you and so do I/we!


Thank you. It feels so HEALING, it is like I feel something mending inside, to be accepted no matter what. It helps with the self talk. and later yesterday, worked out ok. Thank you.

Your fellow PA friend in recovery, Vic

huma CI

  • call bank re charges
  • call bank re funding
  • go/call office re forms
  • pay NP
  • 7 seo
  • call Charles
  • pay phone
  • pay NG
  • BSSB proposal
  • call for NE oil appt
  • send PK info
  • call M&D

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

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

2. Made a program phone call

3. Made school phone calls

4. Went to the 8:30 telephone PA meeting

Things I plan to do today

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

2. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

3. Go to the 11:00 am. telephone PA meeting

4. Go to the PA Check-in's

5. Prayer and meditation

6. Eat breakfast

7. Eat dinner

8. 12-Step readings

9. Get some homework done on the computer

10. Go to the 1:00 CLA meeting 

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Cook Dinner 

16. Do 25 minutes of housecleaning



tracy monday aug 16 check in

2:30 - 2:55 vitamins/coffee/ck email/ck vcml

2:55 - 5:55 ic memorandum and billing DONE YEA.

3:55 - 4:00; 5:55 - 5:00 break for laundry :) 

5:55 - 6:25 - ck dallas billing DONE

6:25 - 6:55 ds billing DONE

6:55 - 7:30 marketing DONE

7:30 - 8 - revise documents on mr DONE

8 - 8:45 get ready/walk dog/ drive to work


Rexroth Check In

Today I'm trying to catch up with things I didn't do yesterday when I gave myself too much to do.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails
One important email sent
Some tidying and putting dryed clothes away

* Two important emails *and two more
* Clean kitchen and kitchen floor
Tidy and vacuum living room
Write to finance company - better than phoning
* Write for repeat prescription
* Make shopping list for tomorrow
Check keys
* Bath and personal care
* Final todo and totake lists for travel - I have too many lists and bits of paper
Look for camera stuff order and if necessary follow up
Look at ISP contract and contacts and see if I can make sense of it and what action I need to take

That will do for now

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Done most of above

Friend phoned I had not heard from her for ages and she seemed not to want contact. She is due in hospital tomorrow for a serious operation. We talked for over two hours which I think is time well spent.

Prayer a lot and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks