Thursday, March 12, 2009

Think About It Thursdays.....#11...What If?



Wow....thank you so much bloggy friends for all the comments last week....so hard to just pick one...lemme see, lemme see.....last weeks question was....

"Have you ever loaned money to someone, only to not get it returned? And then it become a subject slightly uncomfortable to bring up when said loan repayment is well overdue? Sometimes to never get it back? Or have you been THAT person?"


Most of you agreed on the the standard code of "Don't loan if you can't afford to not get it back". And I have to agree. Not that I have much money but I would gladly loan it to family and certain friends no question asked. (And NO Antibloggedy, you don't owe me money. I thought I owed YOU money?) But Midlife had this to say about it....

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

You know Rambling Thoughts, I used to be the loaner....not the loanee. I used to "loan" a little money to a friend of mine quite often. Of course I never saw a dime of that back. It was really uncomfortable when I finally had to tell her that I just couldn't loan her anymore. She actually got mad!
Don't hear from her much these days. Whatever......that's not much of a friend anyway, right?

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Totally agree Reggie Girl!

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So on to this week's question.

"Tell me about your What If moment? Like if I hadn't eaten that last doughnut I wouldn't be 100 pounds overweight, OR, if I had left 5 minutes earlier I would have been in that horrible accident I came upon."

You get the point.

So spill blog friends.


19 ramblings of your own:

Muppet Soul said...

Hmmm...

My serious one is if I had just have gone to the hospital a little earlier, I would've had a little extra time with my Dad before he died.

My silly one is if I hadn't have gained those first 5 lbs, the second 5 lbs wouldn't have been so easy - and so on and so on and so forth.

But overall, thankfully, I don't put much stock into the what ifs.

OH.

I thought of another question for you ( which I'm sure you've gotten).

Since you live in Hawaii, where did you go on your honeymoon?? :)

Amy said...

If my nephew hadn't woken up to eat that night in December 2007 to eat, the entire family (my sister, BIL, and 4 other nephews) may have died in the house fire.

Some babies truly are angels.

Mammatalk said...

What if I had never started blogging? I would have missed out on all the fun!!

What if I had met my hubby when I was a child? I wonder what I would have thought of him.

The Bush Family said...

My what-if moment is....back in 2001 I finally got together with the love of my life (not my hubs), and my relationship with him was the best and easiest I have ever had and 6 months later we separated and 6 months after that he died..so my what if is and always will be what if we had not split up..what if he had never gone out drinking with his cousin, and what if he had never died? Pretty heavy what if's....however I don't what if myself to death anymore, until now..gee thanks! I kid, on a lighter note my what-if moment thats not heavy..what if I had never started drinking Starbucks, I bet I would still weigh 130 lbs and not well more than 130 lbs...lol..yes I blame Starbucks for my weight gain! Have a happy Thursday!!

Kalei said...

I wrote a post about my big what if on the Bloggedy Blog blog......Check it out. Love you!

Janna Bee said...

I sometimes think What if I never met my husband. I was really adrift and sad when I met him and he turned my life around, but in the same sense, he also tied me down... I was thinking of transferring schools when I met him Junior year of College. Would I have transferred schools? Where would I be? Would I be married? Where would I live? It's a pretty crazy thought.

jennifer said...

what if I'd actually studied and gone to class during my first 2 years of college?

Life would have been so much simpler. I wouldn't have had to pay my own way and I would have had more time in a career I loved (teaching) before having kiddos.

Cindy DG said...

Mine is...what if I hadn't moved when I was 5 years old. I wouldn't have met my new neighbor which eventually became my husband!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

Cindy DG said...

Mine is...what if I hadn't moved when I was 5 years old. I wouldn't have met my new neighbor which eventually became my husband!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

Martha said...

I have a moment that I need to organize my thoughts and I will link back. Thank you, Rambler!

OliveStreetStudio said...

OK- here is one- kinda the opposite- if I HADN"T had sex with my husband that one night when I was seething mad at him, I wouldn't have my BEAUTIFUL daughter today. Mind you, this came after 3 years of infertility and failed treatments. I'm SO HAPPY about that night on the couch! :-0

Krissy said...

what if i hadn't stupidly come home early from college on the mainland? then i wouldn't have applied at mystery restaurant honolulu. i wouldn't have met good friends(like samoan girl aka the rambler), i wouldn't have met my husband and i wouldn't have the most beautiful son and soon to be daughter ever. =)

Funny in my mind said...

If I had gone to the hospital to see my mother before the unexpected heart failure and ensuing life suppot and death, I would have been able to see her and talk to her and instead spent too much time working at the stupid restaurant that was staffed. I will not ever feel good about this.

Tooj said...

For a long time, I "what iffed" about a job situation. What if I hadn't quit b/c this friend of mine got the promotion I wanted? I went to crappy job after that for 3years, and now am at a different, better job and feeling okay. But that friend of mine who got the promotion? She's a wonderful gal, and I feel sad I was too upset to be happy for her...(we still talk, don't fret)....that friend just got laid off. :( Makes me sad.

Lady with a View said...

Rather than rattle on here - I followed your FLS's lead and blogged about it...it was a deep question for me today.

I love this post you do..by the by.

thesixkents said...

OHMYGOSH - I love that book!
We used to spend hours reading it in college... Useful for study-procrastination.

WHAT IF...
IF I hadn't spent that last hour blogging, I wouldn't be this tired.
And that's true DAILY.

Becky said...

As you know, my most recent "what if" is on my blog right now. But another one could be: "What if I hadn't gotten divorced and wanted to move back to Hawaii, then I wouldn't been there to help when my step-dad got sick and eventually passed away?"

Niki :-) said...

I had this book when I was a teen, so fun.

MammaDucky said...

What if my OB hadn't INSISTED that I have a c-section less than 24hrs after my 39 wk appt. with Pickles? If I had tried to labor (which I was hell bent on), would the knot in his cord (and cord around his neck-neither of which were known about until he was born) have tightened? Would we have lost him?
Another "what if" that CONSTANTLY plays in my mind is the, what if hubby hadn't made it home from the war. So many didn't. Where would my life have gone?