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
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)
Surf TV for mindless old program
Turn off TV
Approach computer thinking maybe I should work on proposal
Turn on computer
Read every single blog I have ever heard about
Fill up water bottle
Remember I need to blog - it is Thursday!
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.
It is time to plant so I can reap. Procrastination do vex me!