You've just won the biggest lottery in history and after taxes you're still rolling in money.
How would you spend it?
Would you buy yourself a mansion?
And how about a maid to clean the house, do the laundry and ironing, zip to the grocery store every week and make sure the dog and cat are fed?
And a butler to handle the rest?
Oops! Wrong butler. *g* But wouldn't he be fun to have around?
Or a fancy Maserati?
A shiny Rolex with a diamond bezel?
A BIG diamond ring? This is Elizabeth Taylor's Krupp diamond. It's a mere 33.19 carats and Liz wears it every day.
Or maybe you'd just like to wear jewels on your feet. The Playfriends have seen these sandals up close and personal. *g*
How about a relaxing vacation in Tahiti?
Or a week at a fancy spa where they pamper you, slather you in all sorts of stuff and you don't have to cook your own meals.
Then again, there's always breakfast at Tiffany's.
Or imagine a lifetime of chocolate.
I'm not sure exactly what I'd do if I had that kind of money. It would most likely involve a lot of retirement planning, security for family members, charitable donations and no mortgage.
Actually, I AM rich but not in the way I described above. I have a husband who supports my writing. I have two grown children who are making their way in society. I have a daughter-in-law whom I adore and she's a wonderful mother to my precious granddaughter. My mother and my husband's mother are in good health for their ages. They have some problems but not overly serious or life-threatening. My sister and I have discovered the joys of the empty nest and "girl road trips" and plan to take another one this year -- maybe a short cruise.
I'm also rich in friends, most notably four women with whom I share this blog and there just isn't a price tag to be put on that.
What would you do it you won the big jackpot?
I didn't win a jackpot, but I did start reading a new book on Monday. It involves a 12 week program to unblock your creativity and part of the program is a weekly "artist date." It's a block of time you set aside each week to nurture your creative self and refill the well so to speak. This afternoon I'm taking in a chick flick matinee all by my lonesome. The DH is in a volleyball tournament and I'll be playing bachelor girl so why not? I might even treat myself to a hamburger at Wendy's afterwards. Cue the "Hey Big Spender" music. *g*