Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Entire Issue of Procrastination

Last week, I got up early and walked to the kitchen to make coffee. It was dark outside.

After the coffee finished brewing, I poured a cup of dark roast Community coffee into my RevGalBlogPals mug and headed back to the study. For sermon prep.

After several minutes of distracted deep thoughts about Lent 1 A, I returned to the kitchen (mug in hand) for more coffee. On the way, I tripped over the hall runner near the bookcases. Sister runs through the house and, sometimes, the rug gets flipped over. I tripped on the runner and shot coffee on the floor. Or, so I thought.

I returned to my study. For sermon prep.

After another round of distracted deep thoughts on the task of preaching to the people, I got up for more coffee. As I walked past the bookcases, I looked down to check where I'd dripped coffee earlier. I saw coffee on the floor and sprayed on the bookcase.

Taking a damp cloth, I cleaned up the drips on the wood floor. I wiped up coffee fling spots off the bookcase and wall. Then I thought, "gee, wouldn't it be fun to color coordinate the books in this bookcase? Keeping books in order in this eclectic reading household is worthless anyway. Too many topics."

I reminded myself that I was working on my sermon. I thought deep thoughts.

The phone began to ring. I took call after call and while I yapped or was yapped at, I re-arranged the bookcase.

All this for sermon prep. I'm sure.

St. Casserole


Elizabeth said...

Very very pretty. And no doubt helpful in sermon prep too ;)

Susan O said...

I alphabetized my CDs in preparation for T-fig Sunday. Today I rearranged the furniture.

Songbird said...

That is beautiful. All I do to procrastinate is get in a bubble bath with a novel. Not such a great accomplishment, but I smell good.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

it looks lovely dearest... now if you'd please bring your coffee mug over and i'll fuel you up with some brew... you could uh work on next week's sermon with my book cases. deal???

1-4 Grace said...

Okay, this is kinda scary!!!!
Actually, I am impressed, but if you need an idea for next week, why not keep the colors arranged but put color groups in order of the rainbow colors?
Just remeber Roy G. Biv (red, oragne, yellow,green, etc).
Then whenever you see it you could remember God's covenant promise.
Hope sermon goes well.

1-4 Grace said...

I used to arrange my crayons in color order with the specturm and whne i started scrapbooking and making cards I did the same thing.

Kathryn said...

Thank you for suggesting such wonderfully creative procrastination. I'm truly inspired - and those shelves are very very pretty :-)

Susie/Nueva Cantora said...

Its beautiful.

I had a seminary prof who kep his office this way. Someone asked him once why they weren't sorted by topic, and he said something like "Well, they're all about the same thing - people and God."

Sue said...

Lovely. Now I know what to do next week when I get stuck during sermon prep!

LittleMary said...

sometimes seriously deep thoughts happen this way.

Mrs. M said...

Hilarious, St. Cass.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said... do it too?

It does look really nice!

cpclergymama said...

color order, it's the way I do everything. I think it's one of the ways I used to stress my dad out, he would never put things in the right place. Of course he IS color blind.
btw- I am sooo doing this in the office tomorrow!