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.

Saturday 29th September (not October) 2012


Action is transitory,- a step, a blow;

The motion of a muscle, this way or that. 

William Wordsworth


  Even the tiniest step moves us forward.

Piqued CI

Trying a different approach to listing to-do items. It gets demoralizing listing the same items over and over from one day to the next. Maybe the list items will like being anonymous?

1) Test one defect
2) And another
3) And another
4) And another
5) And another
6) And another

Only completed two list items, but they were difficult. Moving rest of list to Sunday.

...buck up and patiently woo the Muse... Henry James

fudoshin: checkin: 3:26pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



I received an email from the nsa telling me that I was not selected, simply because I did not submit my paperwork in on time, simply because I did not send my transcripts in, simply because I failed to contact the right person at the right time to have my deadline extended.  I feel like utter crap.  But on the other hand, I did want more money than they were offering and I did want to finish my M.S. and my B.A. first.  I find the work inspiring  that they do, much more inspiring than the mortgage industry.   Anyways, this is one of the reasons I'm in this program.  I don't even think it's so much procrastination ans self-sabotage, like I wasn't willing to do *the very thing*.  I'ts not an issue of incompetence.  On the other hand, like I say it could have also been the passive aggressive need to want to finish my M.S. first, and also it could have been that I  felt passive aggressive and did not like the salary they were offering.  But then again, that's my right.  I just feel like CRAP, receiving that kind of an email.  Anyways ...

Apparently my annoying neighbor still is having problems with "stomping" that she claims to hear and made noise complaints about the stomping, which is just absurd to me.

Hamlet's checkin

accomplished little yesterday.  Will be just picking up where i left off yesterday

1. FoY execise (DONE)

2. Earl's pants(DONE)

3. Moldova project

4. light grocery shopping(DONE)

5. prep duck/relocate oil-vinegar collection (in short bursts)(Done)

6. set out moth trap (in short bursts)

7. meditation(DONE)

8. eat 3 healthy snacks (in connection with short bursts)(DONE)

kromer 11 CI

Today is mostly a day to rest and re-group...I slept in and am gonna relax a lot.

That said, I do also want to do some stuff:
Buy primer
Wash walls
Check on garden, compost bin (will do this soon)
Call a friend
Finish my poster
Deacon calls
Pick up a few groceries
30 min online dating

CI 9.29.12 Babarino

Hi all! Thank you for being here!

-do KA assignment (done)

-fix post (done)

-address prject c in some way (done)

-call person need to (done)

-buy litter

-work out

Lavida CI Sat. 9/29

I'm asking for some prayers, because I've been
getting hit at every corner all week long. Getting very weary of it all.
I really am doing my best but there seem to be a lot of things working
against my efforts. Thanks for keeping me in your prayers!

I'm asking God to protect me from the enemy and keep me, my mind, body, emotions, spirit and my property and my relationships and anything else associated with my life to be SHIELDED in the name of God's Only Son because I cannot move forward like this with these incessant strikes on me. I need TIME and I need MONEY and let NO PERSON, PLACE, THING OR SITUATION be an obstacle, but MAKE MY PATHS CLEAR and guided and protected by the Most High at all times in every possible way! AMEN. 


Hypatia's check-in

please send encouraging vibes my way.  I've got to get the last but one tax return completed by Sunday night, and that involves trying to locate all the paperwork in the spare room, which I haven't touched for months.

I'm going to alternate bouts of clearing the spare room with some clearing up the kitchen and doing some baking, and quite a few cups of tea


Hypatia's tax return

The 2009-2010 tax return is now safely filed electronically (only 18 months late!).  I managed to get the 2010-11 one done about 6 months ago, so now I'm completely up to date.  My thanks to everyone in the chatbox for keeping me going.



wow! congrats Hypatia

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


tila - Sat

Weather will be wonderful today. R&R day. Plan: 

  • finish up the remaing G of d7 (almost done)
  • complete 3/1, 3/2, start 3/3 - print out everything
  • trip to the museum w/family
  • finish vaccuuming & dusting, finish H/wreath 
  • kitchen, lunch, dinner  

Jack's check-in for the day

My check-in for today.  (I prefer not to receive replies so can can keep editing and updating this list, but any kind thoughts, prayers or wishes are  more than welcome.)  

1. breakfast

2. check email
3. finish work on SCP for  max 1 hour in bursts. Must send off today.

4. lunch 
5. summary email to EK
6. reply ZNT, summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
7. email friends, social events (optional) 
8. read TPE (optional)
9. early dinner
10. set off for SWB by 8:30pm


  • get ready 
  • tidy
  • readings
  • go town
  • get gift g
  • write card
  • post office
  • meeting
  • meet sponsor
  • dinner
  • application
  • go out
  • rehab excercises

EleanorBE's Saturday List

Well, I don't normally have a Saturday List becasue I've really mainly been using this for work stuff and I try to have Saturday off. This weekend there's too much to do, though, because on Thursday I went to a meeting which I hadn't attended since January, due to having time off for research - and found that there was a task I was supposed to have done over the past few weeks which I hadn't done. Because no one had contacted me about it. Very cross. Still, it it's the most vile and tedious piece of admin you can imagine - and that means I'll be really really keen to write today because it'll seem so much more pleasurable than doing the admin task. Haha. Anyway, this is more a time table than a list

10.45-11.15: admin burst (ss section)

11.15-12.00: writing burst (L chapter)

12.00-12.20: short admin burst

12.15-1.00: writing

1.00-1.30: admin

1.30-2.15: lunch

2.15-3.00 - writing

3.00-4.00 - big admin stretch

4.00-4.15 - tea

4.15-4.45 - writing

4.45-5.30 - admin 

Wash hair

Go and see a film and have a curry!


Can't really cross of Saturday list...

...because I didn't stick to the timetable. Was interupted by a man coming to fix a light, a man bringing back a repaired chair and some window cleaners. And I didn't really predict the rhythm of work right. BUT I did finish the horrible piece of admin, as far as I could, and sent it off - so now it's in someone else's hands, to find some statistics for me.

frogprincess - 9/29/2012

Read Chapter 10 &11

Organize reasearch for project

Select 4 author perspectives and draft introduction

Participate in forum assignment 502

Participate in forum assignment 503

Download tax forms - federal and state

Check status of sales tax and withholding - State

Decide on business bank account

Complete voter registration - get stamp and mail


I am soooo sorry about the October glitsh - no wonder people feel rushed.

one very embarrassed mole :blush:

Thanks Hazy Jane for bring it to my attention.  

Not a Problem, Mole

Calendar time is just a convention developed to serve (or interfere with, as the case may be) human convenience.  Happy to have your October be my September; and i am sure it is April somewhere for someone.

Don't worry, Mole

Don't worry, Mole - we still love you! Wink


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin)

Kodos--Saturday plan

Got up a little late, so this is now the plan…

7:30-8:10 get ready

8:10-10:45 breakfast with W

10:45-12:15 copyedit

12:15-1:30 lunch, clean 

1:30-3:00 copyedit

3-4:15 mail on stairs, paperwork hanging around

4:15-5:00 call mom, T

5:00 Mass

6:30-7:30 copyedit



I've been only marginally productive, but hubby is working OT, so I'm going to do a work/break/work/break marathon

WORK--1 hour 

copyediting LaughingLaughing EmbarassedSmileLaughing

"BREAKS"--1/2 hour

clean/WW Laughing

phone calls--T, L, B Laughing

dinner Laughing

read Laughing


shower/get ready for bed Laughing

errands Laughing 

I should be able to do 6 of these, and I'll record them here:


Salamander's check in - Sat 29 September 2012

Thank you to Mole for starting the thread. I'd prefer people not to offer comments here so that I can continue to edit the day as I go through my list. But if anyone has constructive feedback or encouragement to offer, please feel free to get in touch by private message. Smile

  • Breakfast
  • Shower and dress
  • Email/Facebook
  • Cat meds!
  • Clean microwave (15 mins) FINALLY DONE! Months of procrastination! Took me 30 mins though, NB.
  • Change cat trays
  • Find gym membership card
  • Cook nutritious dinner (ratatouille? lentil curry? spag bol?) & freeze remainder
  • Washing in, out and put around
  • Unpack shopping

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin)

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 Mole for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to a little bit of the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Eat breakfast

6. Go to the food bank

7. Put food away

8. Scan computer

9. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

10. Cook and eat lunch

11. Go to the grocery store

12. Do numbers

13. Go to the Pressure Relief Group at 4:30 p.m.

14. Eat dinner

15. Go to part of the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

16. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

17. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

18. Finish getting my medicine ready for the next two weeks

19. Wash dishes

20. Read DA and AA literature

21. Read the meditations

22. Prayer and meditation

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's Check-in

Welcome all to the weekend. I'm going to be pretty soft on myself today.

8 cafe

9.30-12 writing with pomodoro and freedom. Sketch out next scene.

walk to town via bakery and E

1-  2.30 w.ringing


buy wine etc

.6.40 B & s pickup

G for dinner. 



What's on lists today; 

HelpCooking4a ThanksGivinDay





Reading P79-90