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.

Tuesday, August 23 2011

Procrastinated away from here!

I am hopeless!  But today I want to finish the bank recon for BYE AND get desriptions and summary of the French factor for BYE.

 It is my hubby's birthday so I want to leave around 5 - let's see how much I can get done!

Good luch and good day to ALL!


not great but not bad

didn't get everything done as I wanted to but I didn't get sidetracked from the project so that counts as good.

 Going home for hubby birthday now!


wrkinprogrss: 08/23/11

I'm finding it somewhat helpful to hang out in chat, here, especially when other folks are around and posting. I really like the feeling that I'm actively in the company of people who understand the lure of procrastination but are choosing to get things done! So, THANK YOU to anyone who chatted Friday or yesterday, and to everyone who has made it possible to post and chat at this site! I like today's flower photo, too. :-)


As part of nourishing and rebuilding my personal integrity, I commit to:

* Postponing any consumption of fiction until after 18:00 *and* 20 minutes of kitchen work
* Before 18:00, doing at least 30 minutes of job work before doing any of the following as a reward:
Checking personal email
Taking photos (timed 15min max)
Changing or uploading photos as a reward
Coloring (and after coloring one item, I will do at least another 30 minutes of job work before coloring again)


In addition, TODAY, I will:

check and post at SR
post this at PA

check balance mindmap

send !reminder email to reviewers
continue refresh research
check last status report: other tasks? (took a quick look)

change towel

get supplements & info from MD
if time: take knife to E at farmer's market, buy more fruit
go to chiropractor appointment

make 20 min. kitchen progress
 do 15 min. Qi Gong
use Balancer (did at chiropractor appointment)


I might also::

cook artichokes &/or rhubarb
email G re economic course details

think re &/or experiment w/ dance solo
research ordering new braces

Ugh factor

Yesterday's goals looked really good, but it didn't turn out as hoped; that is, I didn't get it done.

Goal 1: Work on Friday presentation 8 x 30 minute blocks Actual: 3 x 30; lot of time spent looking for scattered things I needed to get started on presentation

Goal 2: Work on 8 cases for 30 minutes maximum at a time Actual: 5 cases, and not limited to 30 minutes; slow and inefficient, with lots of worried online checks of

Goal 3: Leave at 8 PM. Actual: Um, 11:30 PM.

Goal 4: Go to the supermarket, buy a few gallons of water, a couple of
days' worth of nonperishable food items to stock the pantry, just in
case. (Tomorrow I also will pack a bag, since I am in a potential
evacuation zone.) Actual: Nope. Really need to do this today. In truth, this is a new situation for me, never having lived near the coast. Not even sure at this point what the storm will do. But my worrying skills always exceed my preparation skills, which adds to my worrying rather than to my preparation. 

Goal 5: Personal time 9 to 11 PM. Actual: More like midnight to 2 AM.

Goal 6: To bed at 11 PM. Actual: 2 AM

So, today is another day. And sometimes things work better on the second try. It's my personal version of the movie, "Groundhog Day".

Goal 1: Work on Friday presentation 8 x 30 minute blocks

Goal 2: Work on 8 cases for 30 minutes maximum at a time

Goal 3: Leave at 8 PM

Goal 4: Go to the supermarket, buy a few gallons of water, a couple of
days' worth of nonperishable food items to stock the pantry, just in

Goal 5: Personal time 9 to 11 PM.

Goal 6: To bed at 11 PM. With our without personal time. I need to sleep! It's Tuesday and I am already tired.

Back to report.

kromer 9:45 CI

Had a nice couple of days off, now I need to focus today
First task for today is to come up with a list of tasks that need to get done this week.
Then, I know I have a couple of things to do:
*Expt. corrections on RAR hyb stuff, plan going forward (working on this now)
*Work on data check. 
(will do this soon)
*Zinc finger stuff
*Investigate W6

*1 hr on amp
*Orders for SMF (working on this now)
*Email about committee mtg
*Start sorting closet

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 7:59 a.m.

Thanks, studentessa. I'm trying to figure out a way to stop having to post here every day, and instead rely on a daily schedule of tasks prepared for my eyes only in Outlook. I've been doing this daily check-in for over a year, and it's working reasonably well, but I'd like to  move on. Of course, if not posting here doesn't work, I'll return to this method. For the moment, all I'm going to do is make sure I do plan carefully using Outlook, while also posting here. Depending on how I feel about that, I'll try skipping a day here and see how it does. For now...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Q -  JH, IQ
  • Send music email
  • S/U AB assignment
  • File maneuver
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels


  • Healthy lunch
  • S/u Nov franchise
  • Invoice IQ
  • Call 3 re: homebased
  • Call 2 re: golfbank
  • Update 5 custom pubs
  • Prep Perry
  • Outline Perry
  • Draft Perry
  • Proof Perry
  • File Perry
  • Invoice Perry


  • Healthy dinner
  • Defrost fridge
  • Change guitar strings
  • Ck tire pressure
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30 or so


  • Cut grass 
  • G inspection sticker

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting studentessa and for the flower

Up prayer and reflection
Check emails
Phone chat with friend
Out to meet friend for advice which took much longer and was much more complicated than I thought it would be
Buy present which I might have bought a long time ago
Bought some milk, tea and coffee on the way home
Home and check post and emails again
Lunch and rest

Clean, clear, pack
Write letters for friend

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Friend comes round and we talk for ever
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Folks


My Day Today

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

I want to thank studentsessa 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 PA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

2. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Eat brunch

7. Go to the vocational group

8. Get my portfolio

9. Print out my proof of exemption

10. Go to financial aid and gave the exemption

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

12. Make bed

13. Wash dishes

14. Do some homework

15. Take out trash

16. Take out recycling

17. Get sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

18. Clear couch

19. Clear tables

20. Clear floor

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

22. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

23. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

Thanks for letting me share

Plans of the day!

We had a thunderstorm on friday, ruining my Laptop and my modem, so I was without Internet since then. ::jawdrop:: It was a blessing in disguise, because I was able to work more without any distractions. It seems to take lightning to get me working!
So back with my plans:
Work on my paper
Bring out rubbish
Preboil dinner
Fairly few things to do, you'd think.