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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

These Swallow babies' nest had fallen down from up under the roof in a building on the farm where I grew up. My brother rescued them and put them into a makeshift "nest" of his own, and placed them up there again. They thrived!! 

Findingaway check in

Friday nearly 12 noon

Thanks for the swallows and story, Rosebud.

Not off to a good start. Dealing with some things but kind of stuck.

Done: up and dressed, looked at emails, dealt with some, sorted out new phone plan, did banking, rang a friend.

Still to do (home and personal): bike ride, lunch with friend, ring N for appt, ring T, ring M, sort washing, dishes, bread dough, dinner tonight.

Work: accounts, charge camera, USB transfer, write up notes, ring J, ring CO?, read article?, declutter? unpack parcel?

It is a question mark kind of day, I'm afraid, but noting those are lower priority.

Thanks to everyone for being here. Smile

hope4meandu checkin

Woo Hoo Rosebud for the birdies & your brother - thanks for sharing that!!!

Slow start today. Missed out on something I've been trying to do for 2 weeks, now have to try AGAIN for next week. Still not working and only 1 possible prospect. This is more like it: I NEED A FREQUEN TEMP JOB, I'M SO SCARED!!

To do:
-send email looking for temp work
-send email to find GoldieSmurf better home
-workout 8 minutes
-wash lr & dr floors
-sweep stairs
-DA meeting
-clean kitchen coutnertops?
-find a ride to CC on Sunday?
-call Dr. F
-food shopping
-fix up E's resume and send out
-call M
-do facebook


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


Sending prayers your way for some work soon.

(((((((((findingaway)))))))))) thank you!!!

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

Scribbler's Thursday CI 9:14 a.m.

Birds -- yes! Thanks, Rosebud. I got distracted this morning writing a letter to the editor but I'm on track now. Here goes nothing ...


  • Get up at 6 (6:20, okay)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Rehearse


  • Update Quicken
  • Pay bills
  • Q - E
  • Find out about tomorrow's show
  • Send music email
  • Call INC re: invoice
  • File BN - retire
  • File BN - NFC


  • Healthy lunch
  • File Pegasus
  • File insaxioms
  • Intvw F re: CMOCEO (?)
  • Apply for health ins
  • Send custom pub email
  • Grocery shop

A highly productive day -- four articles written start to finish -- even if it wasn't enough to check off all my tasks. I may get one or two more done this evening. In any event, very good. I'm pleased. Thanks to everybody who helps make it possible for me to overcome the procrastination that has dogged me off and (mostly) on my whole life. I'm not sure why this works, but it does. For that, I'm grateful.


  • P/u Kids at 5
  • Healthy dinner
  • Call Mom re: b'day
  • Fun w/Kids
  • D/o kids at 8 or so
  • Rehearse w/RB
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Invoice insaxioms
  • Cut grass
  • G inspection sticker
  • C/o space rental biz
  • File CMOCEO
Mama_Cat's picture

Cute Birdies, Rosebud!

But yesterday's kitties really took the cake! :)

Which one did you keep? (She asks, while her fluffy cat settles in next to her, lol!)

Thanks for the starters over the last couple of days!


"[People] need to be connected to each other. Courage comes out of relationship; it doesn’t come out of willpower." Peter Block, author of Servant Leadership: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest.

Journey 10 am birdies!

Happy Thursday!  Back in the office today, and feeling rather sluggish.   I've been to the gym and attended a 9 am meeting - just barely got here in time for it.   I stayed up too late last night and didn't want to get up this morning.   But anyway, I am here.   I will work on my to list for today until 10:30, then I'll have a coffee break.  

1:30 Skipped the coffee break because I got a lunch invite from the bestie.  Back from lunch now, and I have spent the morning fixing something broken by a coworker who is on vacation (MIT #1)

Now, work on MIT 2 of 5.   This should take about an hour.

Update 2 pm - had to get more infor on #2 before I can finish.  Taking short break then on to #3 while I wait for the answer.

Update 4:30 working on #3 and I found a mistake that I made several weeks ago that prevents me from proceeding the way I had planned.   I've asked my brilliant coworker for advice.   I may have to do two installs, one to fix the mistake and one to do the real install.   Oh well, it's not horrible, just inconvenient.  In the meantime, I'll finish the paperwork for this project and go on to #4.   Still no answer on #2. 

Update 4:47 answer for #2 just came in.   I'll finish the paperwork for #4, then go back and finish #2.   I wanted to spend about an hour on #5 but it may just get a lick and a promise.

Update 5 pm #3 finished for the day.   And although I am upset that I made a mistake, I am happy that the 'new' me admitted the mistake and asked for help immediately rather than stewing and worrying over it for days and trying to think of a way to avoid admitting the mistake.    The only thing to do is move forward, fix it, and learn from it.   Back to work on #2 and see if I can finish it up today. 

Update 5:20 going to work on #5 for a few minutes and see if I can get the allocations done at least, then head home. 

This has been a frustrating day and I broke my favorite headphones which means I need to stop and get a new set on the way home.   But I have worked hard in spite of wasting an hour or so in general dread/avoidance of doing  paperwork. <grin>


Avoiding the truth consumes great effort and energy. - Jim Loehr

kromer 9:50 CI

OK, I have a whole lot of work to do today. (Though, I actually have been doing reasonably well  this week, for the first week back from vacation.)

*Coverslip slides and stage 1 (have made some good progress on this)
*Restore, c.f., place orders, c.m., check for DNA and collect if necessary (will do these soon)
*45 min work on write-up
*1 hr work on presentation (will start this soon)
*bible study

*Research whether c-kit is cell-autonomous. (have made some good progress on this)
*Try to fix microscope

OK, that's oodles, but I can do it. Heading to chatbox now to get started. 


Thanks for the thread Rosebud!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-read 1 hr s

-release s

-read r stuff

-read r s

-update w table 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-go through accounts payable

-add chat 

-check yahoo email 

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-fix dryer vent

-get rr going

-fix website look

-make list of cust for email 

-checkout hw site

-tighten dining chair legs

-pay water bill [DONE]

-call united

-call honc

-call summit about keys

-call camp 


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 Rosebud for starting this trend.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 5:45 telephone ACA meeting

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

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

5. Go to individual therapy at 10:15 a.m.

6. Go food shopping

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

6. Do numbers

7. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

10. Go through mail

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Eat brunch

14. Cook and eat dinner

15. Go to the 8 p.m. face to face NA meeting

16. Sort newspaper

17. Send a couple of e-mails

18. Send a DA e-mail

19. Send an EA e-mail

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In

Tweet tweet

Up prayer and reflection
Exercise walk
Check emails and posts
Out again to post parcel

Bath and wash hair
Write journal
Admin and tidying work
Post if any comes

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and
Spoken to friend on phone

Finish writing journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Thursday, June 30, 2011

  1. Got up early
  2. Opened bedroom window
  3. Let in cat 
  4. Fed cat
  5. Made coffee
  6. First follow up on computer
  7. Breakfast nd meds
  8. Tidied up computer desk
  9. Next: Get up from computer
  10. Unload dishwasher + reload +more coffee 
  11. Need a break now. I do not feel totally awake
  12. Going out on some errands now. It is 10:32 AM
  13. Get dressed
  14. Trip out - groceries - enjoyment
  15. Consolidate notes
  16. Follow up on laundry - folded and put away 2 baskets
  17. Make my bed 
  18. Need another break.
Loong break, took a small drive, post office, shopping, plant store
  1. Lots of telephone calls, to and from, investigating
  2. Sending off information by mail
  3. Did "handle" scary documents,  did not burn my fingers, but I just looked at them, helplessly (almost in tears). Not up to making more difficult calls today (international at that!!)
  4. Need to regroup, get foothold again. Maybe go to the mall? Stayed home, surfed, tried to relax, long chat. Nearly bedtime. Not a good day