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.

Wedmesday April 27, 2011

Happy Wednesday, Everybody!


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile


As some of you may know, I'm working on re-centering myself and re-establishing a better balance in my life which had gotten too focused on study.

I am thinking today that I really need to write down more exactly/specifically what I want to do with this time away from class in order to achieve that centering/balance, i.e. not just "be more active" but exactly HOW I'm going to be more active, and when. That includes giving thought to what activities are most enjoyable for me and how I can increase my involvement in those. Not just "take more time for things that are just fun", but put some thought into what fun things I want to do this spring/summer.

 Although the idea isn't to make a list of new projects to fill that time, I do want to be sure the time doesn't just drift by and I end up back in classes without having satisfied the cravings for these things I have been neglecting. Also trying to re-establish them as equally valid priorities that I should be including in my life even once I do go back to studies.

I don't feel I need to post the list here, I think just posting the resolve to do this will be sufficient to motivate me to actually make the list.

hope4meandu day 16 here; day 20 at work

Thanks lennon for starting!!

Hi All, so good to be back!!! My close friend's father passed away, so was at the funeral this a.m. If I hadn't been calling in sick so often, I could have taken the whole day to be with her and her family...but....thank G_d I showed up.

The holidays were really good, thankfully.

To do:
-buy Yoffee a new bed
-cook for Saturday
-drop off DVDs at N tonight
-what to do next for Goldie, had terrible runs and through up...besides everything else
-how to get Yoffee allergy shots
-take Yoffee & Goldie to beach
-have exterminator come
-wash floors
-order cat litter
-order from GG


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

Journey 10:45

Did all right working from home yesterday.   Not great, but not terrible.

Today, I've been to the gym, read email, made my todolist and schedule.  Off to work on building a test system, then have a luncheon for a coworker that is retiring.  Back after lunch


I know it's never too late to make a brand new start - from "Brand New Start" by Paul Weller

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 8:23 a.m.

Still blue here, despite surviving nameless Tuesday. Katia, I'm not wild about Terrific Tuesday, although Taco Tuesday shows promise. What else you got?  Meanwhile, financial woes worsen. I meet with my new business and life coach Friday to discuss budgeting and debt reduction, both good topics. I plan to do something today to collect from people who owe me, which is more relevant to my situation at this instant. If only everybody would pay me, THEN I'd be happy. Yeah, right. There is always -- always -- something to be unhappy about. The key, it seems, is (almost) always to simply decide to be happy in spite of having something to be unhappy about. With that in mind...


  • Get up at 6 (6:18 -- a double-snooze-button-slap kind of morning so far)
  • Make bed
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Exercise
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • File hireslow
  • File Twitter rewrite
  • Do Monroe rewrite


  • Voice coach
  • Healthy lunch 
  • Car to Firestone
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Xfer $ from savings
  • Ask BG about payment plan
  • File 1 BN (foods?)
  • Query - BN
  • Check on Bahn passes
  • Music marketing - s/u for BBoy
  • Change iTunes billing


  • Healthy dinner
  • Cut grass (?)
  • Unpack camping gear
  • Wash camping gear
  • Put away camping gear
  • Change guitar strings
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and refection
Hot water on so a long bath
Sorted tidied and felt very tired
Went almost back to sleep
Now early afternoon and very tired
Hot water is off again

Go through list of todos and chose something, anything, to actually do

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Went for a walk which I did not want to be bothered to do
Phoned friend to try to make an arrangement to meet
Cleaned and tidied
Sorted out problem of wireless connection on laptop - by switching it on when I eventually found I had accidently switched it off
Prayed and reflected

I don't feel I have gone forward today but I have not gone backwards either.

Go to bed and go to sleep

Night Everyone



Maintenance and consistency is huge!

clement ci

big day today. make schedule.

kromer we're doing the 30 hour famine too! May yours be blessed in many ways.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

thanks vic

Your post encouraged me, and reminded me of a song that has encouraged me much the same way: "Never Let Go" by David Crowder Band

the touch of the master's hand:

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

thanks clement

This song made me cry but it was for the best. It really helped me move on from a difficult place.


Thanks Clem, I really like that song, and his voice. I am going to tape it.

kromer 8:50 CI

Man, I feel really really stuck today

want to:
Email about 3 mtgs (I've emailed about two)
Email FWC
Email about 30 hr famine
Help student with computational project (workig on this now)
Do SMF hyb/imaging (yay, this worked really well)

Assess slides
Ask DR to look at slides with me (asked, he says he's wlling any time I drop by
Photo 1
Ask YC for help sectioning
Sample list/email(will do this soon)

OK, going to start with pl, then SMF hyb/imaging, then  sample list/email

katia 4.27

Wow it is April 26th-. . .wow it is apparently april 27

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Email advisor
-HW, not sure what
-Make reservations
-Track down math help

Vic 4/27/11

Show up (done) Grateful for maintaining my basics and connecting at PA. Dr. appt today need to get ready so not be late. So many issues going on with teen son. I need to remember "We do not lead others into the Light by stepping into the darkness with them." M. Beattie.  I need to remember my HP is faithful, has never let me down, that is how I stay in the light.

PM Check in, My HP has a sense of humor. Got to dr. office on time, but it was vacant- they moved!!. But God is faithful his sign was still up with his phone number, so I got the new location. They said I have not been there since 2008, and I said wow, time flys when you are healthy, got some medicine and just need to be patient while my system gradually gets normal again. However, he set up bloodwork and testing for both my husband and myself, that I have been putting off for years, so my HP used this to do for me what I could not do for myself.


My Day Today

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

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Test blood sugar twice

2. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

3. Eat brunch

4. Go to the religious meeting and take my test

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Type the remainder of paper

8. Go see my mentor about my paper.

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

10. Eat dinner

11. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

12. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

13. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

Thanks for letting me share