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 January 28, 2011

Happy Friday, Everybody!


Have a great proactive day


Smile Smile Smile Smile


Feeling kind of tired today.

Make bed
Work first shift
Feed cat
Take nap

Work second shift
Load of dishes
Load of Laundry

hope4meandu (1:11PM) check-in


Thanks lennon for staring!! Happy to be among you today.

Unfortunately & embarassingly, I didn't go to work today either.

I worked out, thankfully and I'm trying to find a good stretch workout so I won't strain my neck and think I might have found one.

To do:
-make Yoffee dinner
--get Yoffee's meds
-clean bird cage
-set up for S
-send resumes
-isten to song

Sending you all non-procrastination wishes and a great weekend.

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

Firefly half day

Its after lunch-time.  Got in late, did various piddly adminstrative tasks (that needed doing).  Ready to plan what is left of my day: 

  • Eating lunch
  • Finish backup
  • sliver stuff
  • overview sections
  • run-up stuff
  • stopping section
  • Dr. appt.
  • play LOTRO with hubby

"Why not get it done now?"  RexRoth

End o' the Scribbler's Week

  • get up at 6 (looks like 6:30 is going to have to be good enough)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • C/o plumbing noise
  • Music marketing - call Yi, send reminder email
  • send query
  • Call 2 re: investors
  • Call re: databreach


  • Healthy lunch
  • C/o termites
  • Rewrite dead biz
  • Read how to set hearing
  • Do 2 CIO 
  • Walk
  • Rehearse


  • Leave for Canyon 5:15
  • Canyon show
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/R
  • Bed by 10:30

check in tracy-la fri jan 28

Reading for the Day:

In soloing--as in other activities--it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
—Amelia Earhart

Procrastinatio plagues us all, at one time or another. But for compulsive procrastinators it has become an escape from life or a twisted way of thinking it will help us get the activity done.

Any activity that is worthy of our effort should be tackled by bits and pieces, one day at a time.
We are too easily overwhelmed when we set our sights only on the
accomplished goal. We need to focus, instead, on the individual elements
and then on just one element at a time. A book is written word-by-word.
A house is built timber-by-timber. A college degree is attained

By the time we got to this program, most of u had accumulated a checkered past, much of which we wanted to deny or
forget. And the weight of our past can stand in the way of the many
possibilities in the present.

Our past need not determine what we set out to do today. However, we must be realistic: We can't change a
behavior pattern overnight. But we can begin the process.

We can decide on a reasonable, manageable objective for this 24-hour period. Enough
days committed to the completion of enough small objectives will bring
us to the attainment of any goal, large or small.

Affirmation: I can finish any task I set my sights on, when I take it one day at a time. Today is
before me. I can move forward in a small way

Adapted From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations

Affirmation [from CLA] Here's a second one since I can always use more.

1. I decide which are the most important things to do first.

2. I schedule quiet time for communing with my Higher Power. Before I accept any new commitments, I first ask guidance from my Higher Power.

3. When I feel overwhelmed, I stop and reconnect with my Higher Power.

4. I ask for help if I have any difficulties in working the program


My Basics:  gratitudes, reading, affirmation, check calendar, plan to plan, action plan emailed to 2 others, checked vcml/email

Exercise; Billing/emails prior day

Yesterday: Didn't finish or even start on 1 memo I wanted to get going. Need to block out time and prioritize my 3 MIT. 

Also didn't get the billing done for prior day & I planned
to work for 3 hours in evening which was unrealistic since I had kid for
the evening.

Sleep: I have been working on getting 7 hours sleep a night and that
has been working. Hard for me to be productive given I used the nights
to catch up.  So that is a big adjustment. This is the second week of
being in bed early by 10:30 and always before midnight.

Ask at end of day: did I complete 3 things on action plan? No. Didn't finish one because I didn't start early enough. Also am distracted with big volunteer dinner I am in charge of with 200 people attending. Last minute rsvp's, confirming volunteers, dinner #s, and other work.


Did I go to my appointments? yes

7:30 am - bank to get $$ for sending babysitter and Kid #1 and friend to amusement park since school is out

8:45 - 9:25 am Have kid #1 and friend ready for amusement park outing - took 45+ min to give directions to babysitter, make sure all was packed, help kids plot out rides, etc etc

9:30 exercise / DONE

10:30 - 11 am bkfst/early lunch

11 - 12:30 work on various projects

12:30 - 1:30 Finish R bill

1:30 - 2pm Project G

3 pm meeting  was late  but I called and let them know

4 pm follow up conference calls

6pm leave for home



Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c

-talk to D about vgsd [DONE]

-see if vgsd is applicable to proj 3 [DONE]

-follow up with v [DONE]

After Work 5PM-Sleep: 


-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn

-find and print 3 personal tax documents 

-double check qb

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-measure windows in j room, office, bathroom, decide which/how many blinds to buy 

-take 8 from RI

-tally up b expenses and make sure all have been paid out

-add photo to LI

-return blinds or sell on craigslist 

kromer 9:45 CI

I'm feeling really overwhelmed today, but I'll just go slowly and steadily and do my best.

Scheduled: Seminar 12:15-1:15, mtg about OH 1:30-2ish, youth group 5-9:30ish

Need to:
*Check on expts
*Work on presentation (at the very least, make a slide showing asynchrony and a slide showing the K. phenotype)
*Do P-C extraction
*Notes on paraffin sectioning, test histogel and drop off samples (will do this soon)
*Look at sections, order new antibody, read up on antigen retrieval, notes on what to try next
*Try quantifying wb (working on this now)
*Shop for tomorrow's party

*Make 2 phone calls

OK, I'll start with coverslipping samples so I can look at them

Journey 9:30

Slow start today, but I've been to the gym, done email, checked calendar.   I have a meeting at 10 and I want to go out to lunch so I'll need to focus to get everything done today.   I'm feeling sluggish and having a bit of an upset tummy this morning (which was the reason for the slow start).   I'm going to have coffee and make todo list before the 10 am meeting.   It's not a multi-tasking meeting either, it will require my full attention :rolleyes:

I'm pretty much ready for this weekend except for making the final last minute updates.   I need to write my backout plans and post them, but otherwise I'm good.   There is one request that is low-priority that just came in yesterday, so if I have time I'll work on that today, but it can wait until next week if needed. 

coffee.   todolist.    later.


 Never have an ordinary day!  - Pepperidge Farm (lol)

katia 1/28

Things to do
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-FINISH THIS *(%^&*&^$ PAPER! :D
(I'm almost done though!)
-Go to school to hand it in

And that is pretty much it for now.

::grin:: yay

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 will do today

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

2. Send Al-Anon e-mail for today

3. Take a shower

4. Get dressed

5. Prayer and meditation

6. Go to the 8:30 telephone CLA meeting

7. Test my blood sugar twice

8. Make bed

9. Wash dishes

10. Fix and eat brunch

11. Do hair

12. Go to class at 10 a.m.

13. Go to the Internship at 1:30 p.m.

at 5:30 p.m. 14. Go to work

15. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

16. Eat dinner

17. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share