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.

Sunday 19th May 2013

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” 
― Dr. SeussHappy Birthday to You!


Gwen D: 2:31 pm

X cook & healthy lunch 

X return thing to hardware store

X manage SUS - cancel tomorrow?

two loads of laundry -- jeans, sheets, etc.

maybe sort and take dry cleaning?

X put away clutter, liv room, kitchen

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Hamlet's checkin

Day 3

1. J-Moss

2. note to Andy

3. FoY exercise

4. Qigong

5. compline

6. PA mtg


clement ci - day 190 attempting abstinence, 110 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) time log
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 10am church
:) sort tasks
:) *capture all * tasks here
:) j task
:) prj task - 15min
bku lt - 15min
:) :) :) :) *lyr & rev song
pool - 15min x2
*rent van - 30min
*h wrk - recommendation - continue - 4hrs
*client bos - recom
*pud raid - 4 hrs
*tx - 4hrs
g wrk - 4hrs

break: iphone apps

* uninst solid savings from gina
pud disk - new one
pud av i
* busi form added 5/14/2013
pud av i
* renew mbbc
pud disk - rtn
pud disk install - bill4 when done
pu wrk - iDev

bill client ku wed
kuf wrk - recontact
later: ht task
put away clothes
pre-plan tmrw

12:37pm : god really came thru for me this weekend. I got only 6 hours sleep on fri night, and i fasted for 30 hours. Then i worked on the video and prep for church sat night til 2am. That included 1 hour of procrastination :( . As it was, some things just coincidentally worked out saving me an hour and/or improving the video. I set my alarm for 6:30 to have enuf time to get to church and set up, but i slept right thru it. Somehow, miraculously, i woke up at 8. That turned out to be just enuf time, to the minute, to get ready extremely fast, get to church and set up. Nothing was wrong with the setup, so that was streamlined. So i really got lucky last night and this morning, or, God was looking out for me and wanted everything to go smoothly, so he nudged the physical equations of the universe so it would work out.

12:57pm :
It's been 0days 00hrs 33min since i last got distracted (5 min at 12:24 daydreaming).
It's been 0days 14hrs 44min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (31min 9:42-10:13pm 5/18 youtube; abs his: 4days,3min,1day old,new)
It's been 2days 10hrs 40min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (2hrs 1min, 12:16-2:17am 5/17 qtweb; abs his: 13,1,1,5 old-new)
It's been 2days 10hrs 40min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hrs 1min, 12:16-2:17am 5/17 qtweb; abs his: 5,14,8 )
It's been 10days 11hrs 13min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (3hrs 14min, 11:30pm-02:44am 5/8-9 raid work binge, abs his: 25,14).
It's been 54 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been >54 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 190 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~290 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 30days 18hrs 02min since i last relied on self. (abs his: 14)


Remembered to raise the volume on my PC for the song.
Been closer to X.
Not gotten overwhelmed at tasks.
Trusted God more. In fact, i wish i had, and wish i will, trust him completely.

THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

That when i got overwhelmed at tasks, i isolated the hi prio ones i could do today.
And that when i continued to be overwhelmed, i did 2 at random, which felt extremely uncomfortable.
For the revelation about the shape God, the Potter, has formed me, the lump of clay, into at this point, and how he was worked on me somewhat so far, but is continuing to work on me.
For the incredible promises in the Bible that i can place my trust in.
Step group / Step work.
Revelation and church today. Revelation Song by Kari Jobe. Beautiful.
Video technology and the opportunity to be creative.
Miracles of 1. sleeping thru alarm but getting up with barely enuf time anyway, somehow, and 2. that nothing went wrong with technology at church today so i did not need a lot of time.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


@ Hooch

Dear Hooch, I wish your Mum a speedy recovery and hope you have a good day today. 

In solidarity.


Thanks Jalla,

Thanks for your wishes Jalla. It is hard to know how much of a recovery is possible, but she is getting great care at the moment.



echo. Praying for you and your mom.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


@ Clement

Thank you Clement. It is so nice that others are thinking of us.



Woops double posted that - maybe i was meant to say it twice!


Sunday afternoon

Needed some Dr Suess today!

  • readings
  • tidy
  • s
  • f
  • f
  • m
  • d brs
  • water plants
  • prepare m room
  • rubbish out
  • laundry
  • pack rehab bag
  • redo ap
  • redo schedule
  • diary
  • dinners cook
  • call k back 
  • call d
  • call m
  • call a

  • put laundry away
  • sort whick photos
  • organise letter dh
  • accounts
  • put ra form in po box
  • 11 (4 hours)
  • rehab excercises 



Sunday 19th May 2013 by Hooch

Today I am cleaning up in my mother's house. She had a stroke and is in hospital. It is my chance to tidy up.


Things to do:

Wash green curtains

wash curtain area room 1, and hang curtains

(they are back up, a bit wrinkly, but much cleaner)


wash pink curtains

wash curtain area room 2, and rehang curtains


make my bed up


wash pillows

line kitchen cupboard

Tidy up (hide) charity shop stuff

do something with linen?

Do something with cleaning stuff?

wash dishes

General tidy up

Go to hospital, leave at 18h.


Check taxi time

(putting it off cos I dont like phoning...)

Go to bed early and set alarm.



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 jalla for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

4. Go to the 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting

5. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone DA meeting

6. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

7. Test blood sugar twice

8. Cook and eat breakfast

9. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

10. Wash dishes

11. Put clothes away

12. Take shower

13. Get dressed

14. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

15. Go to the religious meeting at 2 p.m.

16. Clear table

17. Go through my mail

18. Type three questions for tonight's meeting

19. Eat dinner

20. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

21. Go to the 7 p.m. online EA meeting

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

23. Go to the telephone PA workshop at 9 p.m.

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

Oh thank you jalla and Dr Seuss for one big affirmation. I am going to wite it down in the front of my diary.

mole being as moley as possible:

7.30 work out ringing program 

8- walk to city, market.

9 meet J for radio interview

9.15 -10 ringing

F with band -11


cook healthy lunch (throw fish away)


tidyliving room



3.30 walk with B

5 ring? 



check in

bed by 11


managed some tricky juggling, but that is not a procrastination achievement. In terms of that I put away cutlery and wrote two emails. 


i have been very tired all afternoon - effects of last night and finding it hard to walk, haven't done planning or tidying 


soup fromA on the ddoorstep

the company of the band

BBC radio 3 and 4

B and the gentle walk 

Hi Mole! I noticed...

I have the same task on my list!!  "Cook healthy lunch (throw fish away)"

Off to do that now. Here we go.

Your list inspires me. Many similar thoughts.

Keep on keeping on! 

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself


Thank goodness we've both avoided poisoning! I had forgotten to take the fish out of my backpack and then in some perverse desire not to waste it, though uneasy about the smell,  made a fish pie. Some stroke of divine providence meant I was unexpectedly out to dinner, and by the next day, even my most thrifty self came to its senses! Better luck next time for both of us.

throw fish away

This discussion did make me laugh. ''.. a perverse desire not to waste it'' oh yes, been there, done that. 

Thanks Mole and Gwen for the cheer up.