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 December 7, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

katia 12.7 evening

Making a check in late just so I have something to look at (and make strikethroughs!)

Optics lab
-peer review

-blog post
-text mike
-song analysis
-walser reading



-figure out when I'm going to do the hw :(

Crazybug CI

Terrible day today and then I (completely uncharataristically) took it out on my DH and am now sitting in a closed room trying to get myself together.  A great deal of the bad day was due to my terrible procrastination problem.  I keep wondering how bad it has to get before I take positive action?  Do I have to lose everything?

I just don't know what to do...  It makes me want to throw up when I think of the daily procrastination that I engage in. the lying and covering up. the sense of zero self worth. the pain I continue to heap upon myself. the lost potential. the dissapointments that i cause for those dear to me.  It just seems so incomprehensible.

I'm going to try to tackle a few tasks this evening, ask myself for forgiveness, ask my DH for forgiveness and pray that I choose the right path going forward. 


Good to have you back here again Smile. Hope you can find that forgiveness.

finding a way check in

Thursday 11 am

Thanks for starting us, lennon.

Well I really f***ed up yesterday and wasted time in a big way. On top of that stayed up too late doing online Christmas shopping. Trying to forgive myself and move on but it's not easy as I'm now stressed from too many things to do and things that I know won't get done.

Not going to skip bike ride like I did yesterday even though it's late. Then my priority will be preparing stuff for tomorrow's office day, then finishing the plant ID if possible. Also must pay bills, make a plan for the weekend with G and make two phone calls in the evening.

Mind, Body,

Mind, Body, Spirit
- Meditate for 20 minutes
- Stretch, 70 pushups, 35 pull-ups, 10 pistols
- 1 pitcher of protein shake, vitamins, pill
- Brush twice


School / Work
- KRAM final

Post to daily check-in – 7
Meditate – 8
Brush twice – 6
Vitamins – 6
Pills - 3
Pull-ups – 0 (previous best: 4)
Push-ups – 0 (previous best: 4)
Pistols - 0 (previoius best: 1)

Many thanks for everyone's support

S is a little better tonight.  They've stopped the sedation, but he hasn't woken up yet.  So I've come home hopefully to get an early night.


adding you and your H to my prayers this evening. I am sending you light to hold you and heal you.

My husband is making progress

My husband regained consciousness after 48 hours.  He's fully coherent most of the time, but occasionally gets some weird hallucinations.  The doctors are still trying to find out what caused the problems in the first place.

I'm now on planned annual leave for a week, so I can visit him more easily, and have time to get things done aorund the house.

 My thanks to everyone for your support



Seconding both the thanks for the update and the good wishes to you both!

Hypatia, thanks for updating us. Sending you ongoing good wishes


InnerTruth 11;15 checkin

Started my part-time job on Monday so I haven't gotten much done over the past two days. even though it's money in my pocket I'm still very anxious as it's a stopgap measure. I need to look for a full-time job that will give me more hours and a higher hourly wage.

I feel depressed after coming from working. I'm embarrassed for anyone to see me there. I'm going to have to tell my mother that I can't come home for Xmas as I will work until 6 pm on Xmas eve and also the day after Xmas. Anyway I'm too depressed to deal with my family and my sister's in-laws.

Work for day:

  • Answer outstanding emails
  • Call Tony, JW and Cynthia
  • Laundry (I need a clean white blouse for work tonight)
  • Review yesterday's training
  • Apply to 2 jobs
  • Check-in sometime between 2 and 3 pm
  • Investigate getting cheaper internet
  • Go to work early to look at the produce so I know what to ring in
  • Dishes
  • Note to super about fixing my dripping taps
  • P/T job

re: embarrassed

You have to start where you are and you can't change the past!  Don't be embarrassed about working to improve your life.   And remember, WE here at PA totally understand.   


Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

Journey 10 am

Working from home today.  Getting a bit of a late start because I stayed up late finishing up my Christmas orders, but I am DONE.   Well, not quite done, because I have a few things to pick up locally on Friday, but done with everything I can order online..

I have a long meeting this afternoon and I think I will be working with the BIC on an install in a few minutes, so that will probably take up most of the day and I won't have any time to dither or goof off, so that's good. 


Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

kromer 9:50 CI

*Look at R10 slides, take picts and put into presentation
*Post ambiguous picts (working on this now)
*Check on expts
*Finish basic analysis of stage-specific data (list of 50 closest genes, 2 ways of looking at RA responsive genes, spermatid genes) and put in presentation (have made some progress on htis)
*Email about antibody and about party
*Go to mtg
*Lunch w/ friends

*Photo 2 samples and spend 1 hr staging(will do this soon)

I'd also sort of like to go to bible study, but if I don't get to it that's OK

Starting with basic analysis. 

The world turned upside down

Yesterday afternoon I got home from work to find my husband unconscious in his wheelchair.  He was admitted to hospital, where he had fits which took over 6 hours to get under control.  He's now in Intensive Care on a ventilator.

Family, friends and work are all being very supportive.  I came into work this morning as I couldn't bear being at home on my own, and there's not much point sitting in ICU while he's completely out of it.  But as you can imagine I haven't got a lot done, and I'm not sure how much longer I can hold it together.  So there's no plan for today.  I'll give the hospital another hour before I ring them again, and I've got one (easy) client to see before I leave work to go hospital visiting



sending good vibes to you and your husband. Hang in there!

to Hypatia

Sending my good wishes for the best possible outcomes!

I'm glad that friends, family, and work are all being supportive. I hope they'll be able to be of some help to you, in whatever ways would suit you best!



So sorry to hear about your husband. It's most important to look after yourself and visit your husband in the hospital. Your work can wait unless it's a diversion for you and helps get your mind off your problems.


Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. Praying for you and your husband.


So sorry to hear about your husband. Best wishes for his recovery.


Hypatia, I hope he is much better very soon.   Try to find some time to take care of yourself and rest.   You and your family will be in my prayers.


Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

hugs to Hypatia

My plan for today

Two things I have to accept. The first thing is that I didn't do anything on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday and I dug myself into a giant hole AGAIN. If I am to get out of it, I have to be flawless tomorrow and study for a grand total of 14 hours out of the 18 hour day. Am I going to be successful at it? Likely no. Cramming is generally a bad idea.

The second thing is that I am, without a doubt, an addict to this disease. If I am not accountable, and I don't try to fight this god damn thing every day and realize when I am using, I will let it eat me alive like it has been doing the majority of this week. If I had sunday, monday, and today back, I would have made this huge task into something small and harmless, and undoubtedly would just be reviewing what I had learned. Unfortunately, those days are gone and I have to start over. This is my mu8stard seed of faith that someday this disease will no longer befoul my life. This is what I am doing tomorrow.

6 - 12 (Study chapters 2 through 7. Know the concepts and write down the equations. I get to relaz until 2 if I finish early).

2 - 8 (Study chapters 8 - 13. Know the concepts and write down the equations. Relax until 10 if you finish early)

10 - 12 (Study concepts, and set your alarm clock to 6 AM)


I'm gonna try to stay up and complete a few chapters. Please say a prayer for me tomorrow. Thanks.




Prayers sent.    

Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

My Day Today

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

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Call my ride to go shopping

4. Go shopping

5. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

8. Eat brunch

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Eat dinner

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share