…and once again I find myself scheduling something in advance and thinking how weird it would be if I died and ended up posting from beyond the grave.
“If you won the lottery”
How many times have I thought about this? Not so much anymore, though it would be nice, but there was a time when we literally had no extra money. We had a kid, 1.5 jobs between us (because retail doesn’t pay enough to cover daycare), a cramped basement apartment, and a car that broke down a lot. We also had payments on said car, student loan payments, credit card payments… you get the idea.
So yeah, I thought about winning the lottery a lot, though I didn’t buy tickets, because I knew the math didn’t work out.
What would I do now if I won the lottery? Depends on how much I won.
- pay off those student loans (yep, still paying them)
- pay the bills (which we are, thankfully, keeping up on now that my husband has a better job)
- save money to buy a house when we move somewhere we want to settle for a while
- help out with our parents’ mortgages (well, my parents are in an apartment right now… so pay off their summer trailer)
- put money away for the kids to go to school
- send ME back to school to finish my degree (oh, what a dream!)
- laser eye surgery for me (and let’s get crazy, just a touch of plastic surgery on my stomach, just to restore factory settings)
- new wardrobes for me and AJ (oh, the sexy bitches we would be)
- buy a coop and finally get some chickens
There are other things I’d do if I had the money. Visit my family a lot more often, for one, because they’re amazing, and living almost half a country away SUCKS with a capital suck. I’d like a gym membership… when we live somewhere that has a gym. And riding lessons, I’ve wanted those since I was old enough to point at a horse and ask, “Whazzat?”
There would be more books in the house, more crafts to do with the boys, more treehouses in the yard and more whale-watching voyages in the summer. There would be savings in the bank and trips to places we’ve never been before.
OK, so maybe I still think about it occasionally. 😉