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.

Friday July 8, 2011

Found in the graphics section - now this is a slogan from my youthCool

kromer 10:05 CI

Having a bit of a hard time getting started...I overslept this moving

Today I need to:
*Prep for GC mtg, email EA
*cf, ce, start dig.
*Set up probe PCRs
*Notes from mtgs
*emails, deacon calls

*email MK

And I need to go to mtg 2-4 and to youth group 5-10.

OK, starting by getting a soda and prepping for gc mtg

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 today

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

2. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

3. Went to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

4. Went to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

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

3. Call my CLA Sponsor

4. Ca;; ,u DA Sponsor

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

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

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

10. Go to the 3:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

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

12. Scan computer

13. Clear tables near the couch and the computer

14. Take shower

15. Get dressed

16. Eat brunch

17. Eat dinner

18. Make bed

19. Wash dishes

20. Clear the floor

21. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

22. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

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

24. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Journey 9:45 Love not War

 Ha!  I remember that too Hypatia.   I was a pretend hippie back in the day. 

Yesterday was an ok day, although I was a bit scatterbrained and forgetful due to being tired.   I still feel tired today even after a good night's sleep and a good workout, and I have to work this weekend - but the weekend work will not be nearly as complex as it was orginally supposed to be, so that's good.   I know I will be prone to making mistakes today so I will take it slow and double check everything.  

My daughter is going home today too and I confess I'm a bit happy to see her go.   I miss her but not her messiness lol.   I'm used to my house and kitchen staying reasonably neat now and I don't like having to constantly pick up after her or remind her to pick up after herself.   I figured she would get better at being neat since she has to clean her own apartment now but, not so much.   

I'm in a really foul mood today too so maybe I will make some war not love today haha.  I'm about to have 4change's breakfast of champions, diet coke and advil, and make my todo list.   I've done 1 MIT already, first thing - and I did start on my todo list yesterday so hopefully I can cut the planning time down a bit today.


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

Scribbler's TGIF CI 7:44 a.m.

Thanks for getting us going, Hypatia. I pretty much blew it yesterday afternoon after a good start. I'll try to do better today. I'm going to move some of my more urgent and important tasks to the morning. It's good to have some routine tasks early, because it's energizing to check things off. But it can be overdone.  We'll see how it goes...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Pay bills (ha! Overdrawn again.)
  • Do CC intvw
  • Revise demand letter
  • File Hitec rewrite
  • File 3 Hitec ///
  • Invoice Hitec


  • Healthy lunch
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • Q - P, E, BN, AW, IQ
  • Send music email
  • Foloup re: million11
  • Do RD intvw re: sellbiz
  • File 1 BN (Gplus)
  • Apply for health ins

Bookending ... I over scheduled today. I got a lot done, including writing three articles start to finish, although I didn't complete or even start on several important tasks. Overall a good day. I can eat dinner with a clean conscience.


  • Healthy dinner
  • G lib book (d/o read ones)
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Bike ride or run
  • Send TH expenses
  • G inspection sticker

Step backward

Had a crazy busy day Thursday, and didn't meet most of my new objectives.

7/7-7/8: Objectives: Met?

Eliminate unnecessary internet at work: Yes

Time tracking: Yes

Email 4x work/2x personal (@ work): Yes/Yes

Work 12 hours max: No (13 hours)

Daily personal time: No

Sleep 8 hours min: No (7 hours - not toobad, but would still benefit from 8) 

Early to rise: Later than Thursday (6:45 AM)

Early to work: Later than Thursday (8:30 AM)

Early putting plan into action: Yes! (9 AM) 

So, back at it again; same goals. Hopefully, I can use the weekend to model positive behaviors and avoid falling into a procrastination trap. I know only too well that, without a concerted effort to keep a tight rein I slip into counterproductive, mutually reinforcing patterns on multiple fronts. We'll see.

Back to report.


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 

-sign c dr [DONE]

-check x pl [DONE]

-write md email [DONE]

-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

-cancel espn 1-888-549-ESPN [DONE]

-pickup shirt [DONE]

-pickup shoes [DONE] 


Rexroth Check In

Up prayer and reflection
Bath and wash hair
Checked emails and post
Washed up from yesterday
Checked letter and phone CAB leave message
Phoned travel insurers for copy of their policy
Found old sweater that I intended to wash and repair to take away and find I had already washed it

Get dressed and ready
Go out for dentist appointment
I'm not sure what else - I have many small bits of admin and at the moment my brain is not working properly

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Above and no dental work is needed except a visit to hygienist next week
I had spent time stidying French this morning and had fogotten to post it
Home and cooked supper and checked emails and phone where there are no messages

A bit of tidying up
Check and post progress on going away - now seven weeks away
Rest I am very tired

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Posted progress and todo on other thread
A little,very little, tidying
Friend phoned and came round with benefits letter which will need about two hours of my work to sort out and I don't feel like it but at least I do not need to do it tonight
Prayed and reflected - I very much needed to as I am stressed and tired

Go to bed and go to sleep

Night Folks


Hypatia's check-in

it's 11am on Friday and I have the rest of the day as an office day.  This is a dangerous situation for me, as although it's when I can catch up with my paperwork, it also triggers massive procrastination.  Experience earlier this week suggests that I do better with a short list of tasks, and then add to them if I've got time, otherwise I just depress myself with my lack of achievement.

  • web research
  • ring AR
  • ring CE
  • ring C re KP
  • F's report
  • ring SENCO re KP
  • ring M re KP
  • K's report
  • check e-mails
  • clear blue in-tray
  • drug change letters - JS, JB