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.

Tuesday 31st May 2011

Welcome to Tuesday. Back from the holiday for many.

Lets make the short working week a good one.

findingaway check in

9.50 am

Have made lists for today. Not so clear on priorities. MIT is two phone calls.

I am procrastinating on sorting paper and tidying my office - not sure why.

Also on a tedious unpaid job I need to get out of the way - well it's fairly clear that one brings up some bad feelings.

Thanks to everyone for being here. Smile

tiptree CI

to be done:

- fix perf. issue
- fix imp. issue w/ n. cat.
- email R. re d-s. attrib. config
- work on ed. UI
- move f. for h.
- get integ. bug testable
- clean office
- read 25 pp novel
- pract. guit.
- pract. p.
- exercise

Vic 5/31/11

Show up (done)

Making definite progress. Two more cyber exams for my son. Started yesterday with math with him. He did the biololgy all day and did not need my help. He was counting on me to keep notes organized and I messed up but can make up for it . I can help him if he does not understand something.  Last year we had a 3 week extention and this year if we keep on track, we can be done by Friday, on time. We work well together, He has adhd as well and we both recognize the other's downfalls and try to compensate. I am not taking time for much of anything else, but it is ok. Grateful that he is doing well because I am just here. Next year will be easier for him and then he will not need me to be here any more. As long as I remain positive. pleasant  and grateful, the sacrifice is well worth my time. Could not have been "present" enough to do this without PA (ers). Grateful to be here and my consistency of showing up. Don't want to think of the backlog of things I put off for this, but it is what it is and will deal with it after this.

did it again

I waited until the last minute for my paper and my transfer application. Both are due tomorrow. And I'm flying back to Chicago today. Meh. I'll be back later, just thought the sooner I admitted I was in up to my knees in the better. Censored for Hypatia :)

list time

So I just got off a plane, and got into my apartment.

I have some things to do tonite. That is an understatement

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-type up short answers
-submit supplement for application
-pay fee
-Work on Novel genes section
-Source 1
-Source 2
-Source 3
-Work on Temporal Changes section
-Source 1
-Source 2
-Why transfer essay

Oh yeah! I also have to meet at school at 8:30. YIPPEE.

Holy sheep.


You don't need to censor for me - I'm old enough and tough enough to know quite a lot of things a lady shouldn't!


re: censoring

ha ha me toooo, but I think she's trying to avoid triggering your net nanny!


You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown

net nanny

ah yes, forgot about the net nanny!


Scribbler's Two-Fer Tuesday CI 10:03 a.m.

I'm getting a late start due to lounging around at girlfriend's this morning. I have much to do, as usual, including a couple of tasks I didn't get done yesterday. I'm particularly annoyed with myself for not fulfilling my entire contract to post a dozen articles to one of my clients this month. Each article is worth $200 or more and I am desperate for money. Taking a week off last month surely affect that, but I haven't ever gotten the full dozen done in several months of trying. Well, maybe next month...


  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins


  • Update Quicken, pay bills
  • Invoice trash  (system still not working, but I've done what I can)
  • File 1 BN (perform)
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels


  • Outline Bullochs
  • Draft Bullochs
  • Proof Bullochs
  • File Bullochs
  • Invoice Bullochs
  • File B2B FC
  • Outline retain
  • Draft retain
  • Proof retain
  • Fact-check retain
  • File retain
  • Invoice retain


  • G grass for front yard
  • Install grass
  • Fix commode
  • healthy dinner
  • Draw up set list
  • Rehearse set list
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Run
  • B graduation
  • Draft Harlan piece
  • Harlan meeting
  • Draft Monroe piece
  • Monroe meeting
  • Convert custom pub dbase to Excel
  • Send R custom pub dbase
  • Look at support mod docs
  • Send music email
  • Q - BN
  • S/u jury duty


kromer 9:35 CI

Today is a busy day.

I have lab meeting, and teaching workshop, and reading for tomorrow's teaching workshop. That's about 4 hrs total.

Then there are 3 projects I am working on: MK, Western, and SMF

For MK project:
Email MK 
Check on expts (1 hr)
PAS staining (2 hrs) (working on this now)
Start PCRs (0.5 hrs) 
(will do this soon)

For SMF project:
Ask JA about microscope
Write up problem (0.5 hrs)
Talk to NW about problem (0.5 hrs)
Talk to C lab about problem(15 min)

For  Western project:
Start blot (1.5 hrs) (will do this soon)
Finish documentation (1 hr) (started)
Expt corrections (1 hr)(will do this soon)

Journey 9:30

Back at work after a week of vacation.   The good news is that I have a loaner laptop to use until mine is fixed - it died over the weekend.   I think maybe it was God's way of telling me not to work on vacation.   I logged in to do some work, and it shut down.  When I tried to restart it, it started smoking! 

I've been at work for an hour or so but I've been dealing with the laptop issues.  Now I'm going to do my todo list and get started.   The first item on the agenda will be to catch up on email.    I have over 400 emails to get through. 

Have a good day y'all.   I'll check back about lunchtime to report on progress.

Update 1:30 pm I have my laptop back!  Or at least one exactly like it with my old hard drive in it.   The hard drive was fine but the motherboard was fried so they just traded with me.  

I have completed 4 of 7 MITs for the day, and two of them are personal/financial and have to be done after work so that means ONE MORE work MIT.   I will work on that project for a couple of hours, then spent the last hour or so doing some lower priority items.  

UPDATE 4 pm - MIT #5 progress, figured out what needs to be done to bring up patched lab system in the "real" test system.  Now I'll build the config and directory and then stop on this project for today.  

Update 4:45 MIT #5 done!  Now I'll do some lower priority tasks until 5:30, then leave for the day.  On the way home I need to stop at the bank and the credit union, those are my personal MITs. 

Now:  Monthly goals, update calendar, db exercise.  Do as much as I can before 5:30 but don't stay late.


You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown

Price to be paid

Didn't finish everything I had hoped Monday, but made solid progress. Stayed too late at work, until after 10 PM, didn't get to bed until 11:30 PM. As a result of no real down time this past weekend and not enough rest, I am starting this mercifully shortened work week sleepy and a litle down; for me, these often go together. But I need to get cracking if I want to make inroads into breaking the mold of so many weeks before. I do need to finsih the financial paperwork, so I need to create time for that today. One really minor but potentially helpful change today was eating breakfast before coming to work. It's nice to eat breakfast in the company dining room, but it takes time out of the day for me, just when I should be trying to get traction.

Goal 1: Work through the morning in 30 minute increments, starting with an old "millstone" case that I am finally close to finishing after a little push yesterday.

Goal 2: Break for lunch

Goal 3: Work through the afternoon in 30 minute increments.

Goal 4: Get enough done to leave comfortably at 6 PM. (!!!)

Goal 5: Break for dinner.

Goal 6: Work 2 hours in 30 minute increments on financial paperwork and try to finsih it entirely. There will surely be questions and requests for documentation, so I might as well get the basics done. I hate this.

Goal 7: To bed by 10 PM.

Back to report.

It's frustrating to be so slow at everything.   


Thanks for the thread Rexroth! Long weekend for us here and I was able to get some of my big tasks out of the way.

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)

-try to understand s better 

-talk to me

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-check jo's

-go through quickbooks and  print out accounts payable

-add chat 

-redefine goals 

-list things im grateful for

-examine commitments and what I can cut out 

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-update linkedin with pic

-also take pic for passport photo 

-get contacts 

My Day Today

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

I want to thank Rexroth for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

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

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

4. Test blood sugar twice

5. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

6. Eat brunch

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Go to the 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. PA check-in

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

11. Eat dinner

12. Clear table near the computer

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Clear chair

16. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

17. Go to the 4:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

18. Go to the clothing shop and purchase clothing

19. Do numbers

20. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

21. Go to the 9:00 p.m. online EA meeting

22. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

24. Go to the 1:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

25. Go to the 2:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

26. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

27. Recycling bottles

28. Count my money

29. Call my DA Sponsor

30. Call my NA Sponsor

31. Call my Voc Rehab counselor

Thanks for letting me share

New- My first check-in: May 31, 1:30 p.m.

Today I will:

1- Leave for the gym by 1:45 p.m. 

2- By 4 p.m. I will turn on my musical trigger and set the timer for one hour of administrative work.

3- At 5 p.m. I will take a break, and if I want to I will begin one more hour of admin work.

RN J 11:30 p.m.

I did get to the gym and I did do one hour of uncomfortable admin tasks, and I feel really good about that. I wasn't on-time with my schedule, but that is okay. I will not punish myself.

(RN J)

Welcome! keep coming back! It work if you work it.


Thanks for the welcome, and my abbreviated name!


Welcome J!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye - Miss Piggy


Thanks for  the welcome

Rexroth Check In

Didn't sleep well off on holiday tomorrow and more anxious about it than my trips to the back of nowhere

Up prayer reflection
Bath and washed hair
Check shopping list
Checked emails

Go out to buy a very few bits that I probably don't need anyway
Sort out on line booking of seat etc
Make notes of contact numbers addresses etc to take with me
Final tidy
That sounds simple and so it should be

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Above and at just before six in the evening I am almost ready to go. I am packed and my seat on the aeroplane is booked. This is recovery and I am grateful for everyone here.
Comforted a friend on the phone

Wash up and a very few bits
Do end of month financial DA accounts - tempted not to as I am going away though why going away makes any difference I don't know.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above accounts finished and
Read through a list I made in early April of what I wanted or intended to do before the end of May. I am not happy with what I haven't done and I've been spending some time looking at why and what I can do better and how I can do things better.
Long chat with friend over relationships and things

Tidy up a few posts here and elsewhere
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks



I once heard someone say instead of using the word "anxious" use the word "excited" to help relax.

Best kind of trips are the one to the back of no where! Enjoy!

Thank you vic

Thank you vic I shall try to be excited. This trip is not to the back end of nowhere but to a civilized place where I meet my brother and his family. I don't do civilized.

(Rexroth - have a great holiday!)

Hope it is really enjoyable!

Thank you findingaway

Thank you findingaway I shall do my best. Eating drinking relaxing in the sun. It will be hell.

Have a nice trip Rex!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye - Miss Piggy

Thank you journey

Thank you journey. I am now 'excited' about going and am sure I will enjoy myself.