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.
Friday 25 May 2007
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Mark CI 9:41PM EST
It is imperative that I work 8 hours over the next 24. I didn't work nearly enough this week, and since I'm paid by the hour, I need to make up work over the weekend.
Gmarie - One
* email students with P & WP needs - Veneman, Sawyer, Enzaldo, Ollis
* do K-8 report cards
* do 9-12 report cards DONE
* start late LRs
* note for doctor re/ Imitrix
* make birthday cake DONE
* pick up groceries for b-day dinner DONE
* finnish shopping for son's birthday DONE
* wrap gifts DONE
Thomas C., 11:14 a.m.
Procrastinating pretty seriously right now.
I think I'm experiencing the effects of catching up, of getting back to a normal routine, etc. The run-up to putting our house on the market and going to look for a new house was pretty hellish--a huge amount of non-stop work--and as I said, I didn't check in on this site for a while. Yesterday I finished something that was also part of that period, and now I'm sort of at a loss. It feels like I have my life back, and I can get back to doing what I need to do.
And there is plenty to do, but right now, today, little of it is urgent, so I think I'm playing a little. And maybe that's not such a bad idea.
On the other hand, the one thing I do need to do to catch up is to get our money situation handled, and I ALWAYS procrastinate on that. The funny thing is, I know that when I do it, I'll feel better. I just hate doing it. I hate the tasks, I hate the fear that I can't get it together, I hate the idea of talking to my wife and her fear-based reaction, and I hate taking the time to do it. Once it's done, and she and I have talked, it's a lot easier.
So here are my tasks today:
- balance checkbook
- do spending plan
- pay some of the bills
- go to discussion section
- clean office desk and plan tasks
- crunch numbers on survey (for discussion section)
That would be enough, if I accomplished it all.
Thomas C., 2:40 p.m. followup
I'm finding that cleaning my desk in my office is easier to face than balancing the checkbook!
- clean desk
- planning tasks
- start balancing checkbook
- load survey data
- continue balancing checkbook
- go home!
- continue balancing checkbook? or have fun with wife and kid? kind of answers itself
LILIMISSY CHECKING IN @ 6 10 AM
FRIDAY 05-25-07 up @ 5:40 am coffee
WORK ON THE SCHEDULES
NEED FINANCIAL INFORMATION; BANK RECORDS; CREDITORS; NAMES & ADDRESS.
IT HAS BEEN A SLOW MORNING FOR ME. GETTING MOTIVATED IS NOT AS EASY IT WAS BEFORE. WASHED TWO LOAD OF CLOTHES; MOPPED UP THE BATHROOM FLOOR FROM THE MESS LEE MADE YESTERDAY FROM THE WOUND ON HIS FOOT. THE SITUATION MAYBE DESCRIBED AS GETTING BETTER. HE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND THE HOUSEHOLD RULES RE: WATCHING T.V. & SLEEPING ALL DAY LONG. HE STILL WILL MAKE A COMENT UNDER HIS BREATH. LEARNING TO NOT TAKE IT SO LITERAL IS THE KEY HERE. TAKING HIM TO THE DOCTOR HE WAS VERY ANGRY WITH ME, BECAUSE WHEN I ASKED HIM A UESTION, HE AVOID TO RESPOND. I DECIDED TO LEAVE WHILE HE WENT FOR HIS DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT. INSPITE OF HIS CONDIITON HE STARTED WALKING TOWARDS THE MAIN ROAD INSTEAD OF GOING TO IN THE DOCOTRS OFFICE. THE NURSE CAME OUTSIDE TO ASSIST & TO ASK HIM TO COME INSIDE. HIS BEHAVIOR WAS REALLY EMBARRASSING TO SAY THE LEAST. HE TOLD THE NURSE IT WAS MY FAULT. THE IGNORANCE OF THIS BEHAVIOR SEEMS HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO BLAME OTHERS FOR HIS NEGLENCE. HALF OF THE DAY WASTED ON THIS UNNECESSARY OUTBURST. TODAY HAS BEEN PEACEFUL BECAUSE HE KNOWS HIS BOUNDARIES WITH US. THE PLAN IS TO AVOID ANY CONFLICTS WITH HIM. HE HAS BEEN SITTING ON THE PORCH READING A BOOK MOST OF THE MORNING. WHILE HE GRUDGES UNDER HIS BREATH OF WHAT HE DOESN'T LIKE HERE. I PRAY ONE DAY THIS COMES TO A END SO I CAN MOVE FORWARD. THE DUTY OF A REPRESENTATIVE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME CERTAINLY HADN'T BEEN REVIEWED PRIOR TO UNDERSTAND THE ASPECT OF IT. THREE YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE IT ALL STARTED. YEP, THE TRUTH IS THE PRICE HAS BEEN PAID TO ASSIST THIS PERSON REACH HIS GOALS. THE PRCORASTINATION ACQUIRED, CERTAINLY IS THE REASON FOR MY NEGLENCE. THE QUESTION IS WHAT AM DOING TO MYSELF? LEE IS LAZY; NON COMPLIANT; PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, (LITERALLY). HE ASKED WAS THE TEA IN THE REFRIGERATOR, I TOLD HIM NO. HE SAID I GOT UP LAST NIGHT TO GET SOME TO DRANK AND THE TEA WAS GONE. I ASKED WHAT TIME DID HE GET UP? HIS REPLY WAS 3:00 AM. I TOLD HIM HE HAD MISTAKEN BECAUSE I HAD POURED THE TEA OUT AT 6:00 AM. I ASKED HIM TO EXPLAIN HOW THE TEA HAS DISAPPEARED AT 3:00 AM. HE LOOKED AT ME WITH THE STRANGEST DAZE; AND WALKED TOWARDS THE BEDROOM. FOR ONCE HE HAD BEEN PUT IN HIS PLACE. THE TRUTH IS I POURED THE TEA OUT BECAUSE IT WAS TO WEAK TO DRINK. I ASKED HIM WHY HE LIED? HE ATTEMPTED TO EXPLAIN HE HAD SEEN THE WATER JUG INSTEAD OF THE TEA. I LOOKED AT HIM WITOUT HESTIATION AND TOLD HIM THAT WAS A LIE. IT SEEMS THIS MADE HIM RECONSIDER WHAT HE TELLS ME.
Rexroth 09.02 BST
up prayer reflection meditation
deal with phone messages emails post (but expecting stuff in post that will take more than today to deal with)
think and prioritize stuff
try to organise stuff in kitchen so I can move
cut articles from newspaper for friend
pay credit card
bath and wash hair
go out 4-5 ish to friend to talk and eat
bed and sleep
Rexroth 16.12 BST
A productive day and I haven't got everything done but I've got a lot done. Just finishing getting ready to go out.
Rexroth 23.48 BST
Back home so just prayer and reflection and bed