Thursday, July 2, 2009

Would it kill you?

Thanks so much for all of your uplifting comments yesterday. I feel a million times better today even though I just had to take money out of savings to pay bills. At least there was some there.

"Would it kill you" was a phrase that was used often in our house growing up even though it's not a very Catholic thing to say ; ) It was always "would it kill you to pick that up off the floor?" or "would it kill you be nicer to your sisters?" I was thinking about this a lot on my way home last night and decided I should really ask myself that question more often.

Would it kill me to go to the gym? No
Would it kill me to NOT go to the gym? Probably, eventually
Would it kill me to enjoy friends without alcohol? No
Would it kill me to be nicer? No
Would it kill me to get up earlier? No
Would it kill me to feel hungry now and again? No
Would it kill me to be a little more frugal? No
Would it kill me to go to work every day? No
Would it kill me to turn off the TV? No
Would it kill me to eat more vegetables? No

The list could go on and on but the bottom line is I need to quit whining and face the hard facts that the stuff I have to face everyday is really not going to kill me.

Moving on, I'm celebrating the 4th by scraping paint all day tomorrow and then piling the husband and the dogs in the car to go to my moms in NC on Saturday morning. It's going to be 10 degrees cooler there and I'm REALLY looking forward to that. Lots of family is coming to celebrate my moms 60th which was actually a couple weeks ago but she was out of town.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. Have a great 4th!! Your mom and I are the same age. Dear Lord, I'm old. :)

  2. oohh, that's my favorite question! Also, whenever I feel myself holding me back (ie: no way can I wear that sleeveless top!) I ask myself, "Will I die?" and as long as the answer is no, I force myself to do it.

    Have a great 4th of July!

  3. Ha! I need to ask myself that question sometimes!

    Happy 4th!

    Dawn @

  4. I can not tell you how many times I heard that growing up Tina!

    "Would it kill ya to just shut up and listen???" Got that one a lot!

    Hey, I am really impressed with the questions you asked yourself. And even more impressed with the answers. They are all connected, and I find this to be true in my own life.

    For instance, skipping the alcohol saves money and increases the chance of getting up early and feeling better so that you are nicer and feel like going to the gym and work each day where you make money that lessens your stress level so that you don't need to veg in front of the TV and have a few drinks...see? :-)

  5. Have a great 4th...

    Hope you get the groove back. =)

  6. Fellow Catholic here and heard that line A LOT! Threw the word "jerk" around more times than I could count. But as long as we were all lined up in church on Sunday, all was forgiven.

    Have a great 4th. It sure sounds like fun.

  7. Ive never heard that before...phrased that way.

    (around my house it was always IM NOT ASKING :))

    interesting that Jen had as well--although Ill pass on the WILL I DIE :) part.

  8. Ohhh that phrase must have started with the nuns. I remember it oh too clearly as well. Happy 4th to you and your family. Thank you for the f/u re: my dad. :)