For Sale…Again

I’ve got to list something for sale and I’ve been procrastinating for almost a year. I’m embarrassed to share this but it’s the truth and it is what it is. Sometimes my impulsivity gets the best of me – ADHDers will understand – and it sucks.

It really sucks.

This isn’t the first item I’ve done this with and probably won’t be the last but it was the one that really stood out to me because my husband asked about it a couple of days ago. He’s usually pretty quiet about this kind of thing and when he does ask about something I jokingly tell him to mind his business which he knows is code for “I feel shame about this and don’t want to talk about it.”

This time it’s a TV. About a year ago I introduced my cats to cat TV on YouTube. They LOVED it. They like to watch it when I’m in my office working and it keeps them busy. So I got this bright idea that I should get a TV for their room…maybe set it on a timer to turn on and off a couple of times a day. I thought “They will LOVE this!”

A ginger cat sitting on a blanket, watching a fireplace on TV in a cozy living room with ambient lighting, reminiscent of the warm atmosphere at a used car dealership.
A ginger cat sitting on a blanket, watching a fireplace on TV in a cozy living room with ambient lighting, reminiscent of the warm atmosphere at a used car dealership.

I’m sure they would have but once I got the TV home, it sat for a couple of weeks and then, when I went to bring it in their room, I realized I would need to mount it on the wall or they would knock it over because they do sometimes jump at the TV.

Ugggg

I didn’t want to mount it. It just sounded like a pain and I really didn’t want to put holes in the wall or ask anyone for help.

So the TV sat a while longer while I considered other ways I might be able to get it to work.

Not coming up with any other option that felt like it would work, the TV sat some more…because I’d missed the return window. *eye roll*

While I like to joke about my superpower being buying things for myself so I can turn around and sell them at a steep discount to someone else, sometimes never having used the item, it’s really not that funny. It’s what I do and I know it’s not a good choice.

I was too embarrassed to list it on Facebook so it sat some more…

and it’s still sitting.

It’s got to go. I have no need for it but I know that as soon as I let it go, I’ll find a need because that’s also almost always how it goes so I hesitate.

I’m going to get that bugger listed this weekend and I’ve got to identify ways to do better when it comes to bright ideas and impulsive behavior. While there are aspects of both I love, it often turns around and bites me in the butt and my butt is getting dang sore.

Anyone need a TV?