My husband has assured me that we will most definitely be the lucky recipients of the big Mega Millions $540 million jackpot today. Joe's plans for any big lottery win have always been the same. He wants a cottage in Michigan and a couple of jet skis. He wants to retire from working 7 days a week and go golfing. He also has his eye on Nicole Kidman.
In addition, Joe also wants to pay off the mortgages of all his friends and family. Considering his extensive network of "people," that gesture alone would pretty much deplete the entire half billion. The guy knows everyone.
My plans are a bit different. I would like to start shopping the Eddie Bauer in-season stuff instead of the clearance rack. I would also alter my plans for a discounted third-world tummy tuck and opt to have the surgery right here in the good old US of A. I've also got my eye on Orlando Bloom.
I like planning for our big win. It's fun to fantasize about a life of complete ease and luxury. Instead of saving for reasonable state schools, I would start researching the Ivy League. I'd add cello lessons. There would be an in-house cook who could make healthy meals my children would actually eat.
But never fear, loyal reader. After tonight's win, I will have a host of new topics about which to blog. Celebrity run-ins. My hunky new pool boy. The new Apple Computer.
This is going to be fun.
Yet somehow, I can't shake the feeling that I am still going to be responsible for all the laundry.