Friday, August 16, 2013
Guess what I stepped in?
So I have been watching my brother's cat for the past couple of weeks. She is a sweet kitty that loves to cuddle. I will lay down to read my book and she comes over and jumps on the bed and then on top of me where she starts to kneed the dough which I am perfect for with my big belly. She then gets comfortable and lays down on top of me and paws at my kindle as I try to read. Often her paw hits the screen and will turn the page so I have to figure out where I was and how to get back to that page. After a while she will get down and curl up next to me until I turn off the light and she goes to sleep under the bed.
Last night I had just turned the light off when I heard a hacking sound coming from the hallway. Yes it was the kitty throwing up something. I was so tired that I had decided that I would wait until the morning to clean it up. So I let it be. Around 3:00 am I had to go to the bathroom so I threw the covers off of me and got out of bed. I walking into the hallway and that is when I felt something squish under my foot. Yep, I stepped in the cat throw up. It was a very nasty feeling and I had to hop on one foot to the bath tub to wash it off. Needless to say it woke me up enough to clean up the throw up.
Although it was cat throw up I got to thinking about it the next day. I think it was really a life lesson. Too often in life something bad happens, a fight with a friend, a death in the family, or maybe an unexpected bill. We have a tendency to wait to deal with it. We don't want to take care of it in the moment and we think that it will go away, but what always happens is that we end up stepping smack dab into the problem and we are forced to deal with it. It seems that when we allow ourselves to not deal with things right away, we have to deal with them differently than if we had taken the bull by the horns and dealt with them when they happened.
Be careful of saying you will wait to deal with an issue or problem instead of taking the time to deal with it in the moment. If your not careful you might end up stepping in cat throw up. I'm just sayin!