Friday, September 14, 2007

What if...

I sold our treadmill last night. It was taking up precious space in our computer/craft room and we haven't used it in quite a while. I would get up the motivation every so often to exercise and would use it for about a week. Then I would get so bored that I couldn't take it anymore and stop. I've tried watching TV, movies, listening to music, nothing stops the boredom. So the treadmill would get folded up and put in the corner again - to wait for the next week out of the year for me to try and exercise.

The only problem with getting rid of things like that is the 'what ifs' start up. What if I decide that I want to exercise again? What if Rhett does? The same thing happened as I was cleaning out the pantry a couple weeks ago and came across our toaster oven (do they even make those anymore?) and the breadmaker. Again, they were just taking up space and I thought about getting rid of them. But then the what ifs came in; what if I want to make bread without all the work? What if I need the toaster oven to cook or toast something? And it's only those what ifs that make me keep things around. I just need to sever the ties - I haven't used the things in years...what makes me think I'm going to use them again? Ever?

I am glad to finally be rid of the treadmill - it was giving me a guilt trip...

4 comments:

Darrell and Alissa said...

That's right, get rid of the things that make yo feel guilty! We got rid of our bread maker when we moved here- I did the same thing- and ended up giving it to my sister- in- law. I know she'll end up getting rid of it too.
In your last blog what is on Zachary's leg? I tlooks like a cast- did he break his leg too? Maybe I'm just seeing a blanket or something.

Eric, Jenny and Savannah said...

You're telling me that you never used your treadmill, you have 3 children and you look like you've never eaten a piece of chocolate before in your life? How do you do it?!?! There's no hope for the rest of the feminine population... I thought you used your treadmill all the time.

Deon said...

I so need to get rid of some things like that. But like you i always think I will one day need them as soon as they are gone.

Greg said...

we'll gladly take the toaster oven off your hands if we ever make it to New Mexico.