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 February 29, 2012



Have a great proactive day!


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I am a bit slow today, but I am doing it.

As I wake up today, I bring Your presence with me. I speak YOUR peace, YOUR grace, and YOUR perfect order into the atmosphere of this space. I give thanks for the gifts deposited in me. I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well.

Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty on which to draw as I do my job. Anoint my creativity, my ideas, and my energy so that even my smallest task may be well done.

When I am confused, guide me. When I am weary, energize me. When I am burned out; infuse me. May the work that I do and the way that I do it brings hope, life and courage to all that I come in contact with each day.

And, even in this day's most stressful moments... May I find peace.

Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy

Steppin CI

So, wasted most of the day. Not good. Need to find a way to deal with afternoon fatigue.

Need to keep focusing on happiness, creativity, curiousity and development.

Innertruth 1:50 pm check-in

Have wasted most of the week.

Need to buckle down and do at least something to get going.

Work for rest of day:

Call Steph re contract

Book BOT

Write volunteer newsletter in two 2 1/2 hour mini-bursts

Wash dishes from yesterday

Wash 1 sweater

Update March calendar

Clean bathroom

Run to at least 4 blocks north of usual turnaround spot 

Today is a Great Day!!!!

I will do my usual
it's a day of MATH and NEWSLETTERS

Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy

Vaskaat leap day

-1) Mail D bill

-2) Bath; brush teeth  

-3) Look at phone plans

-4) Check alternate email

-5) Study coding ~15 minutes

-6) Job search

-7) Volunteer search

-8) Help Lo with TV

-9) Put our recycling  

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."

Vic Feb 29, 12

Show up (done), calender, basics

Today is a new day and a new start to change the things I can.

Hoping "90% of life is showing up" is a true statement .

Journey 10:30 & updates

Working from home again today, still not feeling well, and getting a slow start.   I have done an easy 30 minute exercise video, read my work and personal email, and 'wasted' about an hour ordering new phones - we've been looking at phones for a while now and today Verizon has a special on one phone I've been wanting, so I went ahead and ordered.   Yay, we'll finally have smart phones.   I've had a blackberry for work for a while but of course it's locked down to just work related apps.   I'm excited!

Time to get busy, I can still put in an 8 hour day if I don't dawdle around any more.   I want to run out at lunchtime and pick up more cold medicine too so I need to make time for that.   Back in 30 minutes or less with todo list.

Update 10:57 barely made it, 27 minutes lol

  • DP planning
  • Project O - Check file transfer
  • Project O - finish customizing and doc
  • Send checklist
  • conference schedule
  • Project M - review status/next action
  • renewal
  • If time review ss and ao goals
  • Order phones!
  • Obsessively refresh 'status of your order' page!
  • Water plants
  • Feed Birds
  • Dinner
  • Dishes - started
  • Laundry - started
  • Drug Store
  • Quiet Time
  • Shiva Nata
  • start on bills and budget for March 1
  • exercise

Update 6 pm.   YAY WORKED HARD AND FINISHED THE PROJECT O TASK.  I didn't get to any of the lower priority tasks, but that's ok because YAY FINISHED.   I'm pleased with my productivity today.  

Now I will finish folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, water plants, feed birds, make dinner,  and work on bills and budget for at least half an hour.   When that's done I can relax.   Feeling better too, maybe because I got more mucinex-D at the drugstore today, or maybe because I'm really better.   Probably both lol.


"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

agnus check in

We had to make a sad decision this week to let go of our 16 y/o cat who has chronic renal failure. Monday I made the call to the vet and she comes today - thank God for house calls, as kitty hates going to the vet. As if to confirm my decision, he had his first major seizure yesterday. Today of course he is more cute and affectionate than ever. Bloggers on this topic say, be grateful he is not having a painful last day. Friends say, be gentle with yourself today.

So far today I had my sponsee and sponsor calls, prayed alone and with J, spent quality time with kitty, and dealt with a bill collector by actually being honest and humble, apologizing, and paying the bill.  That felt good. 

But I am already procrastinating my shower, getting dressed, eating breakfast.  I have some sad chores on my to-do list today, and don't want to start them.  But I also need to make some money today, and there are 221 emails in my Inbox that need at lest a few seconds of my attention each.  I'm going to microburst now by just turning on the shower and ask God to help me do the next right thing.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

also to Agnus

Agnus, I'm also thinking of you. I wish you strength and a peaceful heart for your day's actions.


So sorry to hear about your kitty.   It's a hard thing to do, but a kind thing to do for the pet you love. 

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

thanks jo and wrkinprgrss

Kitty is resting peacefully now. It was very sad to say goodbye but we know we did the right thing, especially after his seizure yesterday, and the vet's gasp when she saw how desperately dehydrated he was despite the IVs. I was very grateful J was able to be my partner today; we cried together and got through it together. Thanks for your kind words. Friends here are so amazing.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

My Day Today

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

Thing I have done

Went to the 9:30 PA check-in

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar after fasting

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

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. Cook lunch

8. Sort storage box

9. Do numbers

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone PA meeting

11. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

12. Eat lunch

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

14. Test my blood sugar two hours after lunch

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

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

17. Test my blood sugar at bedtime

18. Inject insullin

19. Get my clothes ready

20. Take shower

21. Get tomorrow's forum ready

22. Wash dishes 

Thanks for letting me share

Recycler CI Feb 29 9:30am EST


5:35 Up, walk puppy, feed puppy, shower & wash hair, dry hair, put on fragrance & clean clothes, eat breakfast, take meds, brush teeth.

Resting until 10am, when take puppy to Puppy School.

Have a great day, everyone! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Hazyjane check-in

I really need to start writing lists...

My morning routine, HP prayer and mini-yoga session, present and correct.

Wed NA meeting, all good.

Arrangement to meet my sponsor? Skew-whiff. Not irredeemably. Put back to 2.30.

Dogs have had one walk this morning, and I'll take them for another now.

Looking around, my kitchen/entire flat is a mess, I want to tackle it, so I need to do a quick burst...

Once I've come home from seeing my sponsor I think I should:


  • do my 1 hour of writing
  • put my folder together for Uni (had a chat with tutor yesterday...)
  • chill out! I NEED to make time for myself to just RELAX!!! I'm on my own case far too much, 'you haven't done this, look at that mess, when's the last time you sorted out your heaps of clothes, when are you going to sort out A, B.. Z?' Etc. So I'm going to make some time for ME, and get onto lovefilm and watch something I enjoy...

That's all for now, kitchen-cleaning burst here I come!!! 

  (The dogs can get a proper walk a bit later, I need to be realistic about my timings and priorities. Not that they aren't priorities.)

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting lennon

Up prayer and reflection
Check emails, post and post
Out for some shopping
Admin work of which there is a lot
That will do for now

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Done: above and a load of washing and written journal. Still very tired but slowly getting on

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

Special PA telephone event Feb 29 @ noon NewYorkTime

All Welcome
Feb 29, 2012 -- noon NewYorkTime
PA phone mtg with poems/quotes/humor/visioning

Chicken Soup for the Procrastinator's Soul

JOIN US for yet another phone meeting devoted strictly to meditations, quotes, quips, humor, inspirational passages, verse, etc. ... which you can share with all of us.

COME TO the phone bridge # at 12 noon EST (New York Time)
(This is 9 am Pacific).

We will spend time taking turns on inspirational (or perspirational) readings for 30-40 minutes

Bring any poems, book paragraphs, quotes, or other bits of wisdom or humor -- that you find uplifting for PA recovery and/or for life. If you don't have anything to read aloud, come anyhow to listen and join the fun.

IF YOU HAVE NEVER come before, "Come on in, the water's great!"
IF YOU HAVE come in the past (Aug 2010, Jan 2011, October 2011), you know how good it can be.

Dial-in: 218-339-3600 then enter code: 119655#


-Cancel card

-Order checks

-apologize to S.S.

-pay Rent

-dad's rent?  Utilities, comcast etc...

-5 items for ebay

-make up at Walgreens

-change phone number.  Cell for dad? 

-deposit check

-brainstorm marketing ideas for store.