Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Fluffy Parable



Noah had a hamster for a while named Fluffy. Fluffy was soft and cute and for about 15 minutes, I loved Fluffy. But then I discovered that Fluffy was possessed and was in fact, a soft and cute demon. He drew blood out of Noah and I several times. Fluffy's tenure with the family ended when we moved to Denver. It would've cost $100 to take Fluffy on the plane, can you believe that? Hmmm...$100 and take little Beelzebub with us or...back to PetCo.

We don't have a hamster anymore.

But today my thoughts wander back to Fluffy and his energy. Hamsters are industrious little varments, aren't they? I am thinking about him because I want to have that kind of "get up and go" right now. Not to attack the ones that feed me and put my teeth into their skin when they are trying to change my water. No. But the "get up and go" to finish what I have started.

That darn proposal is almost done. Almost...and yet today here is a list of things I have done so far with my morning.

Make breakfast and lunches for fam
Say goodbye to fam
Feed dog
Pet dog
Watch an old episode of the Waltons
Play guitar (this is something I have not done in years)
Have quiet time (at least I did something productive)
Pet dog
Surf TV for mindless old program
Turn off TV
Approach computer thinking maybe I should work on proposal
Turn on computer
Read email
Read every single blog I have ever heard about
Pet dog
Fill up water bottle
Remember I need to blog - it is Thursday!
Blog

So here I am with Fluffy on my thoughts.

And here is something ironic - the verse I meditated on yesterday - just a short 26 hours ago:

"Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap." Ecclesiastes 11:4

Watching the wind? No. Thinking about a nemesis named Fluffy? Yes.

Sigh.

It is time to plant so I can reap. Procrastination do vex me!

9 comments:

John Iobst said...

You Can Do It... Work Through The Pain

ChicagoGirl said...

At least you blogged. This is the delight of my Thursdays.

Ruthie said...

I loved your story about the hamster! Tomorrow will be a more productive day, I know.
I added a note to your comment on my page - and also did my story of Mom's call to China (also as a single missionary). It's nice you enjoy reading my story - it gives me inspiration to keep on. Thanks.

Jan Parrish said...

Oh, poor fluffy. He is soooo cute but not that cute if you know what I mean.

I am doing the same thing. Reading all my blogs and not doing my one sheet. Hmmm. We have so much in common.

Megan DiMaria said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Robbie. Writers need to gaze about at the world to fuel their imagination. At least that's what I tell myself when I'm practicing for the title of "World's Best Procrastinator."

:)

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

dianne in colorado said...

I am right there with you, Sister. My proposal is almost done, just as it has been almost done for about a month.

I also used to have a demon hamster. It bit me so I started wearing gloves to pick it up. I think they scared the little thing. When I went away to college my mom to him to the elementary school where she taught so her second graders could have a class pet. They enjoyed him for about a month before he escaped and began causing problems for the janitor. He chewed up paper, and art projects. The biggest problem came when he chewed holes in a bunch of glue bottles. Once someone finally caught the little monster, my mom gave him to one of the kids to take home. Forever. Thus a new family got to experience living with the devil.

How can something so little cause such a big uproar!

Julie said...

I put things off also. I have a bunch of things that I have to do tomorrow. I always feel so much better when I get it done, yet I forget and put it off. Oh well. I bet once you start with that writing it will only take about 1 hour and than your done!
All that fuss about nothing...right!

Ruthie said...

How is it going?
I didn't know how I'd blog with my wrist - but was able to add another post of China.So hang in there! My prayers are with you.

Loretta said...

Robbie!
You're done!
I'm so proud of you!

It's gonna rock, just you wait.