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 8th June 2011

Welcome to Wednesday

Mid week day

Tiptree CI

to be done:

- remove duplicate cases
- try to set up vm
- clean up collections
- fix perf. issue w/ L. code
- fix a small bug item
- if vm set up, work on integ. bug
- clean office
- shower/shave
- read for 45 mins
- clean first floor


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 with m

-send out bl [DONE]

-send quote to u [DONE]

-find correct pn [DONE]

-sign g [DONE]

-find cover 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-check jo's

-go through accounts payable

-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 

-take care of PR 

-send out-of-network claim form

-call comcast

-take measurements for dryer vent fix

-get rr going

-clean out garage

-return bath liner [DONE]

-buy org gr [DONE]

-send out bills 

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 my doctor's appointment

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

3. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

6. Go to my 4 p.m. appointment with my Goodwill worker

7. Test blood sugar twice

8. Prayer and meditation

9. Cook and eat brunch

10. Eat dinner

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Sweep the floor

14. Empty the storage box

15. Look for my watch

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

kromer 10:15 CI

OK, lots to do today and late start:
Bold underlined tasks are highest priority
*Email MK and restore and update records (will start this soon)
*Work on fixing microscope (will start this soon)
*Finish EA's project
*Histology sub.
*Email MK
*Move prot. samples to -80 and finish moving antibodies to -20
*Email PB (working on this)
*Photo 2 t.

*Genotype (will start this soon)
*Pack (going home to do this now)

findingaway check in

11 pm Wednesday

Thank you for the starter, Rexroth.

My Wednesday is almost over. Today had a disastrous ending with a blow-up with my husband who I had not seen in a week AFTER our counselling session and BEFORE my 2 hour drive home alone in dark and rain. On top of this feel guilty that it was my fault for things I said in the counselling. Anyway this is not meant to be a pity post, just somewhere where it feels safe to share. Trying hard to trust in HP and NOT be reactive or total doom and gloom (is this an Aussie only saying? sometimes I am not sure if I am using local lingo which doesn't make sense elsewhere).

On the good side, I used the trip to town to meet with my older son, have lunch with him and discuss plans to upgrade my computer (a work essential) which he will carry out for me. We had a productive talk and it was also great to catch up with him.

And a friend has invited me out for dinner tomorrow night. Smile

Thanks everyone for being here.


It's even harder to be productive when you have all this emotional stuff going on. hope it gets better. 

I'm in the US and I have often been accused of being 'Miss Doom and Gloom' because I am - or I used to be - a real worrywart, especially when my kids were little. lol

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 journey)

Your support is really appreciated. Perhaps I need to credit the work my husband and I are doing with the counselling etc as 'productive work' even though it is unpaid and unrelated to paid work or domestic work. For me I am certainly dealing with some issues similar to those underlying procrastination, like self-esteem, fears, feeling ok in the world. 

PS We could form a 'Doom and Gloom' club! Laughing (or maybe not!).

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 7:35 am

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


  • Update Quicken
  • ollowup re: INC invoice
  • Q - BN
  • Send music email, update web sites
  • Draft Monroe article
  • Call 3 re: double
  • Call re: CMOCEO
  • Send Woolcock info
  • Call re: trash invoice


  • Healthy lunch
  • Monroe meet
  • File BN (vacation)
  • File support mod docs
  • G inspection sticker


  • Healthy dinner
  • G grass for front yard
  • Fix commode
  • Rehearse w/R
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Intvw re: million11
  • p/u Kids at 5
  • Fun w/kids
  • D/o kids at 8:30

Journey 7 am

working from home today, hence the early checkin.   Going for a nice walk, then back to make todo list. 

Update 9:15  exercised and had healthy breakfast.   Totally got busted trespassing on my walk but the guy just waved and drove by.  Read email, now todo list and then prepare for 11:00 conference call.    

Update 11:05 well, supposed to be meeting (via phone) with boss but he's not answering.   I left him a message to call me when he is free. I'm torn between sitting here and waiting for him to call me back while I do . . .nothing . . .or go ahead and take a break and make a nice smoothie.   Smoothie wins.

My todo list is made but not prioritized . . .I'll prioritize and start on the rest of the MITs right after smoothie break. 

Update noon - had boss meeting and smoothie.  2 of 9 MITs completed.  Working on #3 now. 

Update 5 pm: Spent the whole afternoon on #3, had some issues.  Need to regroup now and see what I can get done in what's left of the day.   Oh, I did #4.  #5 and #6 really need to be done today.   I'll spend 30 minutes on #5 and 30 minutes on #6 and do as much as I can, then call it a work day.  

After work, I will make dinner,  I did some laundry during breaks so that is done.  I have one non-work MIT that I'll do after dinner. 

Update 6:30 finished #5 although it took an hour.   I have dinner on the stove, and I want to at least touch #6, and #7-8 will have to wait until tomorrow.   #9 is non-work.    I am making pork chops and brown rice, which always reminds me of my 'courtship' with my husband, because it's the first meal I made for him and his son.  One of his friends came by and talked and talked and talked and I finally had to turn it off and and reheat it later.   That guys is dead now.   (I had nothing to do with it!)

OK, a few minutes on #6, just to get a status and know what my next action will be tomorrow on that project, and then I'm shutting down the work lappie for the day.



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

Rexroth Check In

Arrived back from holiday at 1.00 in the morning, got to sleep by 2.00am and up at 8.00 feeling sleepy
Prayer and reflection
Checked mail and there has to be more somewhere
Checked emails some need attention
Checked phone messages found landlords have switched of gas as there is a leak - I had turned the gas to my flat off before I left
Sorted washing and put one load on

Phone landlords when they are awake to sort out appointment to look at gas
Phone friend who has left messages
Email brother to say thank you as I was his guest on holiday
Find and sort remaining post
Put remaining holiday bits away
Have a think about family relations on holiday - I live by myself and being part of a family for a week was challenging and also pleasent so...
Reflect and note on thoughts re procrastination etc.
Read and deal with remaining emails
Maybe get some more sleep
Write journal
Sort out finances from holiday

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Done most of above with a few bits to tidy up

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


wb Rexroth!

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