I even had a secret weapon this time, because right after I bought the ticket I found this four-leaf clover. I put them in my wallet together so they could work their powers.
Yeah, she hadn't won either. So back to working hard and trying to save whatever we can. That got me to thinking though. I promise I would stay humble and normal if we won. Sure, we would change some things and spend some money, but there are some things that I hope would remain unchanged.
- I would not quit my job. I *love* my job! Sure, I might take some extra time off over the summer when the kids are out of school, but I wouldn't totally quit.
- I'd still be cheap. Or frugal. That's the nice word for it, right? I wouldn't want to become the kind of person who would spend money just because I can.
- I'd still recycle and buy re-useable things. Millions of dollars won't leave a safe, habitable world for my kids, but good stewardship will.
- I'd still go to church and put my money in the collection plate (albeit much more than I do now). My faith is important to me and my family. So is my church family.
- I would still check out books from the library. Heck, I work in one!
- I'd still cook at home. Going out to eat is a nice treat, but I enjoy cooking for my family. I'd bet I'd enjoy it even more with a larger kitchen!!
- We'd keep walking to our errands and appointments when possible. I like the exercise.
- My kids and I would still wear hand-me-downs. I guess it's part of recycling and re-using, but I thought I'd point it out.
- I'd still visit blogs. I like the friends I've made and I love hearing their stores every day.
- I'd still write this blog. It's a great scrapbook of our family. My mom loves it. I have some faithful readers that visit me regularly (HI!) and hopefully my kids will enjoy it when they are older.