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 13, 2011

"Call of the Wild": Have a very productive and happy day today! Best wishes from Sophie the cat 

Finding a way check in

12.40 pm Thursday

Another lovely picture, Rosebud, thank you.

Feeling a little overwhelmed - it is great having family staying here but somewhat distracting.

Completed reasonable productive day at client's office yesterday after taking Tuesday off to go out walking etc with family.

Today I have done: washing, meeting with friends over work contract, downloaded photos, USB, timesheet. 

My to do lists are out of date and looking at me reproachfully, but I actually need to reprioritise.

Must do for work: quote for S, look at document for J.

Also: exercises, rationalise lists, look at software with T, driving lesson, washing in, meditation, cook dinner, piano.

Agnus 3:37pm

DONE> 1. Send R my playbyplay of the last 2 weeks so she knows what's up
DONE> 2. Send A the work order for the onesheet
INTERRUPTION: reviewed invoice on demand from hq; noted major bookkeeping error has now carried over 4 months; much time-sucking with bkkpng - grr
DONE> 3. Review, revise M's 4 versions and send to client
> 4. Finish reviewing edits and comments of Steps 5-10; compile single doc; send to layout
> 5. Have a conversation with G re budget and when we can get full layout.
> 6. Draft a weekly report for R's review - careful language re hot potato client 



"Routine is the shark cage that lets me swim safely in the real world."  Anonymous


Always intrigued how our paths cross, jo. Hope your husband does ok - mine had rotator cuff surgery Thursday and is officially a "patient" (lol) until September - talk about needing patience!

 Thinking of you.

"Routine is the shark cage that lets me swim safely in the real world." Anonymous

Thanks Ag and 4Change

He is feeling much better I am happy to report.  We go for the follow up appt today and he is going to ask if he can go back to work tomorrow.   I love him but I am ready for him to go back to work lol. 


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

Pluses and minuses

Alright, I have spent the morning messing around on the internet and participating in an administrative back and forth of emails at work. Yesterday turned out to be quite productive, so I feel less stressed right now. I am also dealing with a post-push letdown, and don't want to work as hard today as yesterday. I am also tired, as I managed to overstay at work yet again - with good results, mind you, but it was still a late night - and procrastinate at home before going to bed late. Here's a quick review of the scorecard.

Eliminate unnecessary internet at work: Not really; used it as a stress escape valve, but not excessively

Time tracking: Yes until mid afternoon then lost track

Email 4x work/2x personal (@ work): No/No

Work 12 hours max: No (13 hours)

Daily personal time: Yes, but late at night again, and only internet distraction

Sleep 8 hours min: No (6.5 hours)

Early to rise: No (7 AM)

Early to work: No (8:45 AM)

Early putting plan into action: No (plan to start at 12:30 PM) 

So, no progress on the behavioral modification, but pretty satisfying progress at work. Will try to do better moving forward today.

Back to report. 


Journey 11 am a night in the ER

Late  start today due to spending the night in the ER with my husband - I thought he had broken his foot but it turned out to be GOUT.   I had no idea gout was so horrible.  He's on bed rest for a few days.   It's a good thing I got rested up yesterday eh?  He's on 3 different medications for it now.  He seems to be feeling better but I think I can use this as an excuse to work from home the rest of the week :).

Meeting right now . . .back later with tdl for the day.


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


Sounds scary. I didn't know it could become an emergency. Hang in there. Hope he feels better.

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meeting, and my life.

I want to thank Rosebud for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

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

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

4. Go to the 12 noon telephne ACA meeting

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

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

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

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

9. Take shower

10.Get dressed

11. Eat brunch

12. Warm up and eat dinner

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Recycle

16. Do number

17. Send out today's posting of Al-Anon literature

18. Post Al-Anon literature for Saturday

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

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

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

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 7:32 a.m.

Thanks, Rosebud and Sophie. I hope y'all's day goes well.

I have started by putting more than I can reasonably do on my task list today. I will trim it down after I get to my desk and have a better look at my meeting schedule. 


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Draft Monroe
  • Do whyinsure intvw
  • Do sellbiz intvw
  • Send whyinsure Qs
  • Do TH phone call
  • Send TH expenses
  • Draft Million11


  • Healthy lunch
  • File Million11
  • Do Million11 FC
  • Invoice Million11
  • Voice lesson
  • Draft sellbiz 
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • Q - P, E, BN, AW, IQ, AB
  • Send music email
  • File 1 BN ()
  • Apply for health ins


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


  • G inspection sticker
  • Rewrite kerrivlle

Rexroth Check In

Hi Rosebud hi Sophie

Up prayer and reflection
An hour in bed listening to the radio trying to work out if
I was well enough to go out for an exercise walk
Out for exercise walk and I was perfectly fit and well enough
Checked emails and sent some
Cleaned kitchen floor and washed up
Found directions on web for place to visit this evening
Spent time looking for Euros which I have filed somewhere really safe

Bath and wash hair
Deal with mail when/if it comes - some is overdue
Some admin work
Research info for meeting this evening
Go out to meeting 5.30ish

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Above and ran washing machine
Out to meeting where I drank a lot of excellent red wine
Home and chat with brother on Skype and friend on phone
Checked emails

Thinking about it I wasted time this afternoon as I found it hard to concentrate when I knew I was going out this evening.

Prayer and refelction
Bed and sleep

Good Night Everyone


Rosebud, Wednesday, July 13

It is 11:06 AM and I have been up for a while. Morning routine ongoing: 

  1. Made Coffee
  2. Unloaded DW while coffee was brewing
  3. Had a pill
  4. Fresh air into bedroom
  5. Started this list
  6. Checked mails
  7. Wrote one mail 
  8. Fed cat
  9. Let out cat afterwards 
Next few things to do - all done
  1. Look after plants 
  2. Make my bed
  3. Follow up on laundry
  4. Have breakfast and meds (2pf/1.5S)
Next actions (done more or less)
  1. Get dressed
  2. Trip out (groceries and mail) - DS did that
  3. Do some crafts work
  4. Try to get in a better frame of mind
  5. And then there is always a lot of tidy up work to do
  6. And garden work
  7. And throw away work
It is now past 10 PM. I could have done better today. But then I could have done worse too, I guess.
I need to work on my papers!!!!!