Friday, April 4, 2008

Filch-It Friday: The Lottery

I'm finally ready to begin Simply Nutmeg's fabulous Filch It Friday. As many times as I've read a great blog post and thought "Gee, I wish I'd stolen thought of that", when the opportunity finally presented itself last week I choked!

But here goes...

The idea that has sparked me to filch today is The Compact: When I win the lottery .


Being the good mother that I am,

I would put enough money away to pay for Darling Daughter's college, and a safety net trust fund for her future. My husband and I were middle-aged when we had our one and only child and I worry about us dying while she is still a young woman. I want her protected and safe.




My husband, daughter and I live on the east coast, and the rest of my family lives on the west coast. I would buy a house back in my hometown. Then I would pay off the mortgages of my parents and sister. Nothing would make me happier.


I would take all of my family away on a vacation, somewhere warm and relaxing and fabulous...and where they are not shocked by a chubby woman on the beach in a bathing suit ...












I would be generous with my church. I love my church family, I love my church buildings - I would like to assist in helping it survive another 225 years.


I would make a generous contribution to the Manjushree Vidyapith Orphanage in Tibet. My church contributes to the support of this wonderful haven for children, and The Hubs and I support a child at the orphanage. A member of our church spends several months each year at the orphanage, teaching the blind children how to read braille.


I would love to create a safe place for rescued and abused animals.
A farm, a shelter, a combination of the two.

I guess that about sums it up. Man, I'm gonna need a LOT of money to do all this...
I guess I better start buying lottery tickets!

8 comments:

nutmeg said...

Truly entertaining! I can't filch this one because I would just keep it all for me (and some for Nora)!

Thanks for playing along!

Sue said...

Don't forget about your house on Cape Cod! :)

KathyLikesPink said...

OH MY GOSH you're right - how could I forget??? MY HOUSE AT CAPE COD!!!!

Momma said...

I love that you sponsor a child in a Tibetan orphanage. I'm going to have to check them out. I joined a local Tibetan Buddhist meditation center a couple of years ago. I love going there. The monks and nuns are so serene.

Peace - D

Tee said...

I loved this post. A lady after my own heart. My husband and I often discuss what we would do if we won the lottery. We would build that youth center at our church, I would move my Mom out of her neighborhood into an active seniors facility--not assisted living, but independent living place, we would pay off our bothers'homes, set up trusts for our niece and three nephews with strict requirements to get their little hands on it and we would probably buy us a home in Williamsburg, VA--our favorite place in the USA, and we WOULD NOT tell a soul. One problem, you have to buy a ticket in order to win. :-)

deepfriedapplepies said...

I, personally, would love that too.. cuz then we could meet.. Oregon isn't toooo far from Washington!!
Great Post!!

Jules said...

You have some fabulous ideas, here. I really like the orphanage... and the animal rescue place... and the "chubby ladies are okay" beach (man, I would fit right in there). :)

tazblog said...

This post really made me laugh a lot, especially the chubby woman in a bathing suit bit