Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Did you ever wonder...?
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to win the Lottery? I mean win BIG! John and I often buy tickets for the Powerball Lottery. I have one in my purse for tonight's drawing as I type. I daydream about what I could do with that money. I could pay off the mortgage on the house. Pay all my kids' student loans. I could take that trip to Alaska, Ireland, Greece, Hawaii, the Caribbean. I could pay off the mortgages of my siblings and nieces and nephews and my daughter.
I wonder how many "good" friends and family would come out of the woodwork with their hands out? I'm sure that has happened to lots of big winners. I'm also sure that there would be charitable organizations beating a path to my door also. I have my lists of who I'd donate to already.
I'd support an AIDS organization. I'd give money for Cancer Research (in memory of my Dad and others who have lost their fight for life). I'd probably give money to my alma mater and my kids' alma mater (Catholic schools always need funds) . I'd give money to the Sisters of Bon Secours (my sister is a nun in that Order).
John and I could retire (well, John could retire AGAIN) and go some place warm in winter. THAT would be the best thing, I think!
The big question is... should I let my ex off the hook for the 5+ more years of alimony he owes me? I can't get married now because I need that income and I'd lose it if I did. But if I win the lottery, I won't need it any more. I think, nah. That prick owes me. The 6 years I worked for him for no pay is enough of an incentive to keep it coming. He owes me.