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 1st June 2011

Welcome to Wednesday the midweek day

Looking back with thanks and forward with hope

Sometimes called humpday

What do you call a three humped camel?

tiptree CI

goal: clock 8 hours

- meeting
- impl pub changes
- work out vm issues
- 3 hrs work on d-s ui
- close out 2 small bug items
- exercise
- sh/sh
- watch/return DVD
- practice guitar

katia's paper writing frenzy

My paper is due at 11:59, so I'll be working on that. Most of the list from yesterday is the same. I'll update that.

Things to do in addition
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Get fax #
-Email re prescription
-Finish paper!
-Submit application



HP has a sense of humor.  How COOL

Katia "11" paper due by "11:59" turns it in by

"The Eleventh Hour"

The eleventh hour is a colloquial expression meaning "a time which is nearly too late". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Congratulations, I celebrate your success with you 33 minutes before "11" am my time!!

cheering ya on katia! you

cheering ya on katia! you can do it! :)

thanks overdue!

This has been an excercise in "good enough". My paper was only about 80% of the length it should have been- however it was in by midnight. I may lose lots of points, but it is done, and it is not as many points if I freaked out and didn't hand it in at all.

And your comment helped! I said "oh I can't fail now, then overdue's cheering will be for nothing!"

So I can't celebrate too hard as it wasn't my best job, but I explained that in the comments and can say it is done imperfectly.


lol. i am proud of you! i am learning to do the same... do my best and hand it over. i will try to follow in your footsteps. :)

good enough

You can absolutely celebrate your success!    I think that's how many of us feel, we beat ourselves up over every little failure but we forget how to feel proud of every little success.  That leads to the downward spiral of procrastination.   So you must congratulate yourself for getting that paper turned in!   


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


Thanks for the thread Rexroth! 

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-try to understand s better 

-check parts status [DONE] 

-talk to me

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-check jo's

-go through quickbooks and  print out accounts payable [DONE]

-add chat 

-redefine goals 

-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 [DONE]

-write check for M [DONE]

-take care of PR

-buy large white posterboard

-check voicemails [DONE]

-order more ink 

-copy ben dvd [DONE]

-update rr 

kromer 9:15 CI

OK, another busy day.

For teaching class:
*Go to class (2 hrs)
*Prep and practice sample lesson (2-3 hrs)

For RAR SMF project:
*Check light path alignment
*Go through scope w/ Nikki
*Call company

For WB project:
*Expt corrections (gettign close on this...)
*Start blot

*Research isoforms(started...)

OK, going to check alignment now...


Vic 6/1/11

Show up (done)

Well, one step forward and 2 steps back, did not accomplish any school stuff with my son yesterday. I just did not "feel" like it and the the day wizzed by. I did try at 10pm but could not find book/papers. I am just the "coach" for his cyber school and feel like a loser. I must remember he is getting good grades and if he ends up needing an extension, it will only be for a few days and not 3 weeks like last year, progress not perfection.

Curious to the answer of the 3 hump camel joke. My joke: I heard that "trumph" has a slang meaning in England, so if Donald Trumph ran for president, it would be pretty funny.

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 7:97 a.m.

I had a very productive work day yesterday, checking off all of a long and daunting list of tasks. I just sat around in the evening and watched TV and read, for the most part. I regret that somewhat now, but it's hard to be perfect.  Another very busy day today. Onward...


  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Run


  • B graduation
  • Update Quicken, pay bills
  • Re-invoice trash
  • Draft Harlan piece
  • Harlan meeting (rescheduled)


  • Housekeeper
  • Draft Guy piece
  • Guy meet
  • Rewrite Bullochs
  • File B2B FC
  • Look at support mod docs
  • File BN (vacation)


  • Fix commode
  • healthy dinner
  • Draw up set list
  • Rehearse set list
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Print out support mod docs
  • Convert custom pub dbase to Excel
  • Send R custom pub dbase
  • Send music email
  • Q - BN
  • S/u jury duty
  • G grass for front yard

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.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Get clothes ready for today

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Go to the 9 a.m. therapy group

5. Go get some hair stuff

6. Test blood sugar twice

7. Go to meditation at 12:10 p.m.

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evenig

9. Print out material

10. Look for other proof for Friday

11. Eat brunch

12. Eat dinner

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

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

15. Pay my bills

16. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

18. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

Thanks for letting me share

Journey 6:30

Working from home today yay, all computer problems fixed.  I enjoyed being in the office yesterday though after a week away.   I'm checking in early because I'm waiting for it to get light enough to take a nice walk :)

Going now for a short walk with the doggies and a long walk by myself.   Then todo list, and get started.   I'll check back after walk and todo list.

Update 10:30 nice walk done, todo list done, 1 of 7 MITs completed.   A bit frustrated because there is not enough time in the day to get everything done.  I had to triage/prioritize my todo list.   MIT #2 now, a quick one.   I'm going to grab a cup of coffee first. 

Update 11:00 MITs 2 and 3 completed.  The next four will take a little longer.   I think I'm going to take a shower now and call it a lunch break, as I'm sweaty from the walk.

Update 3:30 MITs 4 and 5 completed.   #5 was the worst, it's that horrid documentation project that was dumped on us with short notice.  I'm about 80% done with it.  I hope I can put it behind me before this week is over.  It's due by June 15.   

I'll take a break, then I'm going to work on #6 for an hour, and #7 should be quick, then I'll spend the rest of the work day working on some lower priority items.

Update 6:30 All MITs done, and a couple of lower priority things done, and 1 item of financial/paperwork type stuff.   I have a list of about 15 things to do in that area - phone calls, bills, letters, appts to make, etc.,  I'm trying to do one a day until theya re all done.   I broke it down into things that take 5 minutes.   I can do 5 minutes a day even if it's the stuff I hate doing.   Right?  

An excellent workday!   Now I just have to make a quick dinner and fold some laundry.  


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

Hypatia's check-in

Morning Rexroth - it's a bit cloudy up here in Yorkshire!  Where are you off to?

I've got an office morning, so I need to be patient with myself to get through some stuff

  • deal with phone messages
  • finish 2 urgent notes
  • ask P re consent
  • do today's reports today
  • dictate urgent notes
  • AH reports
  • e-mails  - done first e-mail account
  • in-tray
  • at least one backlogged report



Rexroth Check In and Out

Morning folks from a sunny London. I've been awake since five with excitement about going away.

I'm all ready and need to put the rubbish out and hide the laptop and I'm away.

and I've two to three hours to do it

Back the Lord willing in a week

Regards Rexroth