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 July 6, 2011

Findingaway check in

Thursday 3.15 pm

Thank you for starting the daily forum, Hypatia.

Yesterday did not log in but put in a good day's work at my client's office. Today is a different story; I have my sons and the girlfriend of one of them visiting - university holidays - stayed up late with them then slept in and tired this morning. It is very distracting, but at the same time I am very happy they are here - just wish I could take off lots more time to be with them.

So today I have: gone to health appt, done monthly accounts and invoice, made lunch, washed up a big load of dishes and talked with family.

Vic 7.6.11

Show up (done)

I use this site as my "sponsor" kind of like checking in and become willing to be willing. After I got my laptop back, I was sort of out of the habit of checking in and did not "want to" get back to it. I ask myself why would I not "want to" do something that would help me and in turn others? It is all very strange, i guess that "dark side" of me is part of the human condition, always there. Accepting my "human condition" has always helped move past it.

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 Hypatia for starting this trend

Things I have done

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

2. Went to the therapy group at 9 a.m.

3. Went to my mother's apartment to drop newspapers off

4. Ate a sandwich

Things I will do today

1. Meditation

2. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

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

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

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

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

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

11. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

katia back in the saddle 7.6

Hi guys! So I haven't *really* been procrastinating, I've been taking it easy! I finished my first year of college FINALLY and have been enjoying some much needed time with my son, who is now crawling!

But I should probably get some things done. It is very overwhelming for me sometimes.

I hope everyone is doing well- haven't kept up with everyone's lives here, so I really hope things are going well!

Things to do today
-Vitamins #1 #2 #3
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Go to bank
-Go to Verizon kiosk to get contacts switched over
-Mail back old phone
-Go drop off books
-Meet friend for lunch
-Talk to parents about summer plans

We will see where I am at with the running around later.

xoxoxo yall.

Report card

11 AM: Didn't meet objectives on Day 1. Still too far behind at work, got started too late with new action plan, didn't feel comfortable leaving so much undone to leave 'on time'. As usual, it had a domino effect. If I stay late, I have little time to devote to myself, and I end up getting to bed late, which makes getting up early very difficult. Today is a fresh start. I didn't get here early (9:15 AM), but it's still early enough to make some real progress and try again to leave early. No meetings scheduled, fortunately.

Objectives: Met?

No unnecessary internet at work: Yes

Email 4x work/2x home: No (>4 work)/ Yes (<=2 home)

Work 12 hours max: No

Daily personal time: Minimal reading at bedtime

Sleep 8 hours min: No 

Early to rise: No (7 AM)

Early to work: No (9:15 AM)

Early putting plan into action: No (11 AM) 


Goals for today remain the same, hitting 'reset' and starting *now*, since I have already reflexively checked email a couple of times. Bad habits are hard to break.

Also will work in 30 minute increments and return to time tracking with a timer. I have lost this discipline lately, but I think it really helps when I do it.

Back to report.


kromer 10:15 CI

Today is a busy day! Yesterday was kind of unproductive, so I feel like I'm starting my work-week behind. And, I slept late today (I'd gotten very little sleep the night before, and stayed up late last night, so it was a reasonable decision I think, but still frustrating.

I'll try to keep my list manageable to counteract that feeling of failure:
*Email Lis and Ken and Cait
*Order PK
*Give TE slides
*Update MK records
*Collect x3
*Plan out probe PCRs
*Notes from yesterday's mtgs
*Check plugs, setup 
*Financial stuff

I'd like to do more, but I think that's actually a reasonable start. 

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 7:53 a.m.

I like the falling leaf starter, Hypatia. Our trees look like that now because it's so hot and dry they're getting stressed out. I'm moderately stressed because I have to do some financial handsprings today to try to avoid overdrawing my checking account. I will also take steps to dun the people who owe me money, in addition to generating new invoices, looking for new assignments, and so on. I'd like to go for a run, but may wait until tomorrow.  You have to go early or run in 100 degrees F. So...


  • Get up at 6 (or thereabouts)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins


  • Update Quicken
  • Pay bills
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • G inspection sticker
  • Deposit check, cash
  • Q - P, E, BN, AW
  • Send music email
  • Email BB re: rewrite, lengths
  • Call INC re: check
  • Call BG re: check


  • Healthy lunch
  • File CMOCEO
  • Call 3 re: whyinsure
  • File 1 BN (branding)
  • Call 3 re: bizsell
  • File 1 HITEC
  • Apply for health ins

Another pretty productive day. I still did not complete some important tasks, but it's 6 p.m. and I've been at it for about 9 hours today. I think that's enough. I hope it's enough. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. 


  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • File 2 Hitec
  • File 1 BN (GPlus)


Thanks Hypatia!!!! Welcome EA.Emna, so glad you are here and posting!!! Hi Katia!!!! Welcome Back to you and Connor & hardy CONGRATULATIONS on finishing!!!

Need to stay focused, have lots to accomplish.
-new home for GoldieSmurf and Y's cat
-figure out hours & record
-make up hours for B
-DA meeting
-OA meeting
-find exercise buddy
-make DA phone calls
-Yoffee's food
-spending chart
-food chart
-clean bathroom, stairs & wash lr & dr floors
-send out E's resume
-food shopping
-brush Yoffee
-brush Yoffee's teeth
-clean Goldie's room
-call G & M
-call Dr. O
-call Dr. F
-call JG


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


Thanks for the thread Hypatia!

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-read 1 hr s 

-talk to m about md [DONE]

-write md email 

-work with me 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-go through accounts payable

-add chat 

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-get rr going

-fix website look

-make list of cust for email 

-checkout hw site

-tighten dining chair legs

-take out trash [DONE]

-put comcast boxes in car [DONE]

-return comcast boxes 

-pickup dress shirts [DONE]

-dropoff shoes [DONE]

-read 1hr handbook [DONE]

-get north face jacket [DONE]


-cancel espn 


Rexroth Check In

Thanks for the wandering leaf Hypatia

I'm hot, tired and troubled this morning

Up prayer and reflection
Bath and washed hair
Spoke with landlords over mice
Checked emails

Study and prepare French for meeting this afternoon
Wait in this morning for various phone calls
Look on net for camping/expedition kit - the sooner I buy the few things I need the better
Pack away tent
Deal with post when/if it comes
Out in early afternoon and look in bookshop for French phrase book
Meet with French person for conversation
Home and rest

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Everything above - a very constructive day I have bought a French book and have details of the kit I need and where to buy it

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks and thanks for being here


First check-in

Good morning everyone,

So here is my to-do list :

  • complete application form and letter
  • send the application to uni by 3 pm
  • write 4 to 5 pages of dissertation
  • start letter "Redv.TV"

I wish to everyone a wonderful and sunny day!

Rosebud, July 6, 2011

Thanks for starting, Hypatia!



  1. Got up
  2. Opened BR window
  3. Made coffee
  4. Breakfast and meds
  5. Wrote some mails
  6. Fed cat
  7. Brushed cat (she loves it)
  8. A few other minor things 
  9. Make my bed
  10. Unload/reload dishwasher
  11. Wet clothes to dry
  12. More laundy into W.machine
  13. Garden work
  14. Telephone calls and mails
  15. Wrote a letter and sent it off
  16. Errands out
  17. More garden work (not an efficient day and it's 21.51 already
  18. Have a shower & wash hair
  19. Tidy up kitchen
  20. Get ready for bed
To be continued ....


Hypatia's check-in

Managed a pretty good session yesterday thanks to everyone's support in the Chatbox.  I'm keeping it simple again today on the theory I might achieve what I list that way.

  • finish contents of grey in-tray
  • ring staff involved with F
  • write F's report