Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Guilt Trip

This morning, instead of going to church, I stayed home.  I was listening, am still listening to Christian music - does that count?  I am feeling guilty, but not about not going to church. I'm feeling guilty about the fact that yesterday we bought a BIG flat screen TV! I didn't actually want one but my DH did very much want one.  He's been talking about it for months, had some money saved up and finally wore me down. To be honest, he rarely wants anything for himself so it's hard to say no when he does.  The only other material thing that he has wanted in the 32 years we've been married was a boat - but that's a story for another day.
So I went with him to Costco and even though I had talked him into getting a 47" TV instead of the 55" that he wanted, I convinced him to go ahead and get the 55". It didn't look that big in the store, but as I think about it, Costco is a pretty big warehouse! Our den, however, isn't quite that large so this sucker pretty much dominates this room. I know lots of people who have big screen TVs.  I guess after a while you get used to the presence of a monstrosity like this. But I wonder how long it will take me before I can look at it and not feel like I need to ask God to forgive us!