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, August 3, 2011

Good morning. Time to Get Things Done - again ... 

Rexroth Check In and Out

I've had a confusing and upsetting day which I am glad is nearly over. I'm checking in and out as that is my basic committment.

Night Folks


kromer 12 CI

Got some disturbing news about my research project.

So, I'm having trouble focusing

I'll do my best to focus. I'm going to hopefully have a chance to talk this news over with my advisor today.(done!)

In the meantime, some easy-ish tasks:
*Check on expts (1 hr)
*GC mtg (1-3)
*Start geno (1 hr)
*c.f (30 min)
*update calendar(30 min)
*plan staining (1 h)
*Lit (1.5 hrs) (got through about half of this)

Starting with lit. and calendar)

Wednesday's check-in

Didn't get the things I planned to do yesterday. Seems I work on the little things and not the big things. like most procrstinators, I have no idea how long it takes to complete certain tasks.

Work for today 11:30 - 1 - cold calling newsletter article

1- 2 - Conference article

2- 2:30 - lunch

2:30 - 3:30 - Column

3:30 - 4:30 - test usability and links

4:30 - 5 - review work emails

5 - 6 - Search Internet for jobs

6 - 7 - Run, dinner

7 - 9 - Update job search spreadsheet, prioritize jobs and apply for 2 jobs

9 - 10 - Call Cheryl

10 - 11 - one load of dishes, put away groceries, store nightime food in top cupboard, clean up front hall

11 - 12 - Update and post to social media sites, schedule for Thursday, update Daytimer  

11 - 12 -  


Journey 11 am

Good morning!   Working from home today and getting a slow start due to some shocking news at work - my boss just quit (or was fired?).   So I have spent the morning gossiping with my coworkers lol.   But now, time to make todo list for the rest of the day and use the time I have left wisely as I have a lot of work to do.  

Back to my attempt at learning to jog this morning, but of course after a week off I scaled it back a lot.   I have learned through hard experience that overdoing it will backfire in a big way.   When it comes to physical exercise, your heart and lungs are ready to increase activity long before your knees and back and ankles have built up enough stamina, and whammo injury puts you on the sidelines for 6 weeks.  Not that I'm any kind of athlete or anything, but I am trying to get in reasonable shape for my age, and I ain't no spring chicken.

OK, todo list, and I'll check back if I get stuck.   I am feeling back to normal after a little cold/flu thing so now I am all ADHD wanting to do everything at once, so I need to slow down and single thread my work, focusing on one thing at a time.  




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

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

 Did morning prayer

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Get dressed

3. Put clothes away

4. Make bed

5. Wash dishes

6. Pay bills

7. Eat brunch

8. Skin chicken

9. Clear couch

10. Clear tables

11. Clear floor

12. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

13. Post Al-Anon literature for tomorrow

14. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

17. Cook and eat dinner

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Thank you for beginning

Thank you for beginning today's thread, Rosebud.

- finish script

- find D items

- write e-mail addressed to A

- edit method

- fix intro

- print jot note method


- Clean room/bathroom

- Do dishes


- Registered for fall courses

- Cleaned room, organized desk

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 9:11 a.m.

Thanks for starting, Rosebud. I have a show tonight I have barely rehearsed for. It will be interesting to s ee how that goes. Also, lots of work to do. Onward...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Q - P, BN, AB
  • Send music email
  • S/u IQ
  • Call 3 re: homebased //
  • Call 3 re: claimtech
  • Call 3 re: food11
  • File 1 BN


  • Healthy lunch
  • Rewrite Kerrville
  • File 1 BN
  • Call 3 re: golfbank //
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • *Apply for health ins (if poss)


  • Healthy dinner
  • Pack for show
  • Rehearse w/RB
  • Junior's show
  • Bed by 11:30 or so


  • G inspection sticker
  • find car oil leak


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 

-work with me 

-find sd [DONE]

-finish rad [DONE]

-talk to mk about cm [DONE]

-read 1 hr eeh 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-add chat to site

-get real quote from homeowners ins

-check how good homeowners ins company is 

-send out 20 emails for rr

-tighten dining chair legs

-figure out blog url

-make better password sheet 

-order fridge filter

-clean air filters 

-pay ticket 

-take flourescent bulbs to hd [DONE]

-clean up garage

-buy fruit [DONE]

-modify desk [DONE]

-move paintings [DONE]

-put up drvr release form [DONE]

-laundry [DONE]

First check in

Hi everyone!

My plans for today:

Get up before 7

Find Material for future lessons and print it out 

Drive to lessons punctually

Give lessons 

Go to the drugstore

Lunch and write shopping list

Draft contents for paper

Sort Interviews

Answer one e-mail

Contact one friend

Go grocery shopping

Wash clothes

Spend TV free time with SO

Rosebud, Wednesday August 3, 2011

I just got up. I have the house to myself. Coffee is ready. Starting slow and easy: 

  1. Drink coffee 
  2. Quick overview of flowerpots
  3. Breakfast and meds 
  4. Try to get in motion
  5. Tidy up computer desk
  6. Mop floors (quick)
  7. Remove stains
  8. Put soap liquid into containers
Above is done. Next
  1. Have a small break
  2. Get groceries and pick up mail
  3. Trip to Ikea??
  4. Lunch
  5. Make my bed
  6. Unload dishwasher
  7. Unload  dryer
  8. Fold and put away
  9. Start another load of laundry
  10. Telephone call
Did some of the above. Then got distracted with my many plants. Took way too much time. Only a few small action left for today:
  1. Have a small evening meal & meds
  2. Have a shower
  3. Go to bed
Anything else will be a bonus.
Plan for tomorrow:
  1. Spend less time with computer
  2. Sort and toss some plants (or I can just place them among the bushes)
  3. Plus everything else I am doing on a daily basis