A week or so ago a group of people living in a small town near my former cottage won the lottery. I think there were 7 people in the group and they won 17 million dollars. When the story was originally broadcast it caught my eye because 1. It’s very near my cottage, and 2. I’m likely distantly related to one or two of these people since my mothers family comes from the area.
Maybe I should call them up and say “Hi, Cuz!”?
I saw a follow up to this story last night. Guess what all these new millionaires are doing? They are still working at the same job! I can see one or two perhaps continuing to work, but all of them?
What would you do if you won a million dollars?
Me? I really do like my job but I’m not sure I’d continue to work full time. I’ve been off work for 5 months due to illness and I’m bored silly, so I probably would want to work or do something that occupied my time. Perhaps I’d work part time as a nurse- If I could set my own hours.
I’d definitely pay off the mortgage on our house. No, I’d probably buy a bigger house. This one is too small. Family and very close friends would benefit as well, maybe we’d pay off their mortgages or give them a nice monetary gift. I’d like to say I’d do something special or noble with the money such as giving most of it to my favorite charity, but I know far too many people who could use a little help and sharing it with my loved ones would probably be my good deed.
Oh and I’d have one big party! I’d also travel. There are so many Countries that I’d love to visit.
In other news,
Sofie got me with the hose! Remember the little old lady that I’m mad at? Yep, she had the hose hanging on the holder today when I came out of the house and she was waiting for me. I truthfully told her that I have trouble getting our hose on the spigot so my husband usually does it. It’s not that I’m not handy, it’s just that old water taps and newer hose attachments don’t always fit together that well. really!
She pretended to be confused and started to show me how she couldn’t put the hose on by actually starting to screw it on. It was crooked so I told her to straighten it and she started threading it on, while I stood there and encouraged her. (Evil Grin) I asked her why she didn’t get her son to do it when he visited,each day this week so far, but she didn’t answer.
She then decided that she wanted to water her grass but it turns out that her water wasn’t on. It was still shut off inside the house. I wasn’t about to go in her basement and try to find the right pipe. That really is a job for her family, so now she will have to ask one of them to do it.
Later today I get to go to a sleep clinic for a consultation. Who me? A sleep clinic? Me who does most of her posts in the middle of the night, usually between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.? I don’t have a problem sleeping- I just don’t want to sleep.
Actually one of my doctors wants me to go to get tested because I can’t sleep after I do a night shift, and if I go for a sleep study and they find that something is wrong with my sleep pattern they might write a letter stating that I shouldn’t do night shifts. She thinks that if I have a letter stating that I have a sleep problem my workplace will take it more seriously.
I hope they don’t want me to do the sleep study too soon. I do need to try to get back to a more regular sleep pattern before I do it. I’m also afraid that I won’t fall asleep for them. I can’t sleep well when I stay at other peoples houses or stay in a hotel, and knowing that they will have me wired up and will be monitoring me probably won’t help me fall asleep. We’ll see what happens.
Did you visit Ed at Parenting Toys yet? What you haven’t? He needs some ideas on how to cool off. He’s melting in a Texas heat wave. Got any ideas for him?
Last but not least- Happy Birthday to Bitter Bitch!