Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What do you need?

You don't know what you've got till it's gone.....

Just a little hair band song to remind me of something I want to ask you today.

When I was at the end of my pregnancy with Will Holden, my dryer went out.  Normally, I wouldn't care all that much but it was not the most fun thing ever to drag Hollis and my big belly to the laundry mat.  It made me realize how much I appreciate having a washer and dryer at home! I know not everyone has one and somehow people survived many years ago without one but I am used to it and I love it.  Also I can barely keep up with laundry WITH a washer and dryer - I can't imagine what I would do if I had to hand wash and line dry everything. ha!

Well, today my dishwasher kicked the bucket.  I'm ordering a new one tomorrow hopefully but in the mean time I am hand washing all our dishes.  I know a lot of people don't have dishwashers but there are not many things I dislike more than hand washing dishes.  And we seem to have a ton.  I usually run ours at least twice a day so that's a lot of dishes to wash.  Especially when I spend most of my day chasing a wild toddler - it's hard to find time to get them all washed.

And then I saw on IG that someone I follow was saying they didn't have a television or a microwave and didn't wish for either.

And it got me thinking........of all the modern conveniences we have - what could you live without and what do you really need? I know our answers would all be different.

Personally I LOVE TV but I could live without it.  And I could also probably give up the microwave if I had to choose between a lot of things.

But I think I have learned from experience that the three things I would most want to keep would be:

A dishwasher 

My iPhone.  I some how survived high school, college and my early 20's without a cell phone (much less a smart phone) but now I feel naked without it.  I just got a new one this past weekend - the one that's the size of an iPad - and I LOVE it.  

And a washer and dryer 

So I'm curious - out of everything - what are three things you would most want to have if you had to choose? What could you do without? 

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