The people in my mom's office pool their money each week. And they buy lottery tickets. Each week. Hoping that one day their numbers will come in. And they can all call in and have a group retiring party.
The other night, Mom said to me "OH! I forgot to check our lottery numbers!" I can't believe she didn't check. We could have spent the day in leisure. Rather than doing errands and chores.
And as she made this declaration, Katie's friend asked her: "So...Katie...what would you do if you won the lottery?"
I can immediately go into reverie. Do you all do this? Think about what you might do with your winnings?
I have already planned the trips that I want to take. To Europe. To homeschool on the road. For an entire year. To safari in Africa. To see the Taj Mahal. Cruise the South Pacific. To actually go to Antarctica.
I have bought vehicles. Paid off bills. Paid off bills for family members.
I have already re-decorated my house. Figured out where I want to add on. And wonder if a demolition a la Extreme-home-make over might be a better option.
I have given to charity. Saved for retirement. Saved for college.
And then my fantasy bubble burst.
Because Katie answered her friend's question. And told her what she'd do with her lottery winnings. "I'd get a llama."
So...what about you? Do you have lottery fantasies? Have you ever won money from the lottery? Is there anything that you want that is a little odd? Have you entered my very own version of the lottery?
Theme song: Bare Naked Ladies - If I had a Million Dollars