What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Today’s prompt from The Daily Post:  What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

If I had a million dollars, I would invest some of it though I’m not sure how at the moment.  I would definitely talk to knowledgeable people so they could tell me.  Most of the money generated from the investment would be used as my children’s inheritance.

I would by my grandmother a small house and a new car. I would also take my grandmother on a trip to anywhere she wanted to go.
I would buy my home as well somewhere out in the country.  I would like to buy at least 100 acres and my grandmothers home would be next to my own.

I would take my mom and step-dad somewhere special because they always did the same for me.

I would write that book I am going to write one day.

I would take my kids to Disney World.  I would also take them somewhere out of the country either Germany or France.  I prefer Germany because I want them to see the things that I saw on my trip when I was 13 years old.  I would buy an RV so that myself and the kids could travel across the United States and camp at every national park .

I would also take my cousin Jane somewhere she has never been because she has never been out of Alabama but she would have to fly in an airplane. She and I would also take a trip to L.A.  I would also take her to a casino(so we could take a chance and try winning another million dollars).  She and I would try something that we have never tried before like bungee jumping or jumping out of an airplane but holding onto someone else.  Then, we are Hawaii bound baby!  When I vacation in the South of France, she’s going with me.

The rest of it I would start a non-profit organization that had to do with senior citizen or nursing homes and group homes for mentally challenged adults and children.  They would also have internet access so that they could learn the computer and send photos of themselves on Bingo night to their family and friends.

Then I would hope and pray for the next million!!!!

What would you do?

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My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

Last night, I went to hang out with two friends who are very near and dear to me.  I ended up spending the night at their house.  This morning a pang of anxiety hit.  I love these two people but I started longing for home.  Finally, it hit me.  Every night, I put the kids to bed and afterwards take a long hot bubble bath.  I lay there and float till the water cools.  I let the water drain partly out and refill with the hottest water along with more bubbles.  I asked my friend if she minded if I take a bubble bath know she did not care.  As I layed there in the tub, I relaxed.  My anxiety went away.  What I did not do was use the hottest of water and fill their tub twice.  I would not dare.  The idea strikes me that my nightly bubble baths are one of my guilty pleasures.  Urban Dictionary defines a guilty pleasure as something a person enjoys often while said person morally believes the practice to be wrong, abnormal, improper, or incorrect.  I’m not sure I like the definition.  If we enjoy doing something, we should not feel guilty about it.   Right?

What are some of your guilty pleasures?  Here are 10 of mine.  I wonder if any of yours are the same as mine?

  1. Taking my nightly bubble bath as I described above. This is by far, my most favorite guilty pleasure.  I could probably cut our water bill in half  if I did not refill the tub.  It is just so relaxing.
  2. Facebook and Zynga Texas Hold em Poker. My day is not complete till I check Facebook and the house is quiet enough to get in a few hands of poker.
  3. Working out in my living room at mid-night half-naked. I do not know what it is that appeals to me about this nightly ritual but I cannot help myself.
  4. Chocolate Milk. I try to only eat 1000 calories per day.  Yet, I can’t seem to resist some good ol Chocolate milk.
  5. Sleeping naked on the weekends. When my kids are at their dads house on the weekends.  I am sleeping butt naked.  I love it,.
  6. AcroChallenge I play this game in the adult room only.  I love this game and have to have daily dose.  I play in the adult room.  The game gives you some letters.  Everyone types in a dirty sentence then votes for the best.  It gets crazy.  For example:  tham  Tonight, Hump At Moms.
  7. Panties and Lingerie. I love my panties and soft silky lacy lingerie.  I will buy these before I buy clothes.
  8. Blue-Grass Music. People think I am insane.  Who cares?  I love it!
  9. Knee High Toe Socks.
  10. Sleeping late. I do it every chance I get!

These are mine!  What are yours?

Living With My “isms”

What is an “ism?”  It is some minor little something that tends to bug you more than it does others.  Simply put, a pet peeve.  We all have them.  For instance, I can not stand a man with smooth hands.  I am talking like smooth as a baby’s bottom kind of smooth.  I went out with a man once whose hands were so soft.  It really was a major turn off for me.  One of my MAJOR “isms” is someone had best not touch the bottom of their foot to the bottom of mine.  This causes extreme chaos and possible catastrophe.  I will kick and scream and cause bodily harm because it makes my skin crawl.  Have you ever touched your finger to another persons?  You take your free hand and feel the two fingers pressed together.  They feel dead and numb.  That is what I feel when a person touches the bottom of their foot to mine.  So , please!  Do not do this to me!  Do not do it to yourself.  It could be hazardous to your health.  Maybe I am just weird.  I do not know.  To me, my “isms” are very scary and real.  I have often wondered if I just stuck the bottom of my foot tot the bottom of someone else’s and just held it there no matter how it felt.  Just “man-up” and hold them there as long as I can probably gritting my teeth together.  I imagine that I would also break out into a sweat.  I would have to close my eyes and just ggggrrrrrrrr.  You know what I mean?  Could I then cure myself from my own “ism?”  The thought terrifies me.  I am uncertain whether I could take it long enough.  I may try one day…… but I probably will not start today!  : )

I hope you all have had a great day!

My Bucket List of 100 Things To Do Before I Die

Recently,  someone near and dear to me had a close call with death.  Thankfully, he was given more time  another chance at life.  This gave me a new view on my on life.  I decided to take a look at all the things that I wanted to carry out, experience, achieve and enjoy.  I gave myself 30 minutes only.

Here is my bucket list.

  1. Write a book
  2. Take singing lessons
  3. Sing The Star Spangled Banner at a baseball game
  4. Take my grandmother on a cruise
  5. Build or buy a house
  6. Finish college
  7. Marry the one I love
  8. Bungee Jump
  9. Own my own on business
  10. See my kids through college
  11. Star in a movie
  12. Give an Academy Award
  13. Go back to Munich
  14. Hitchhike across United States
  15. Take my kids to Disney World
  16. Travel the world
  17. Own a convertible
  18. Meet the president
  19. Ride in a hot air balloon
  20. Go to a spa
  21. Go to a nude resort
  22. Buy some land
  23. Party with a rock star
  24. Build my grandmother a house
  25. Start a greenhouse
  26. Start a worldwide fundraiser for charity
  27. Get in shape
  28. Quit smoking
  29. Invent something
  30. Win the lottery
  31. Put back enough money for all 3 of my children for cars, college, weddings, land, and their first home.
  32. Give a political speech
  33. Throw a surprise party
  34. Something special for my mom, step-dad, and all my brothers and sisters
  35. Something special for the rest of my family
  36. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  37. Do something nice for a total stranger
  38. Save a starving child
  39. Be on a reality t.v. show
  40. Dance in a rap video
  41. Star in a rock video
  42. Learn to play golf
  43. Go to a hockey game
  44. Write a song that becomes #1
  45. Go skinny dipping at midnight anywhere the ocean is crystal clear blue
  46. Stay the summer with my kids on an exotic island
  47. Make my own wine
  48. Take a shower in a waterfall
  49. Write the story of my life
  50. Tell  kids and family I love them as often as possible
  51. Be well-known for good reasons
  52. Send a message in a bottle
  53. Kiss the Barney Stone
  54. Swim with Dolphins
  55. Learn to play tennis
  56. Learn to play the harmonica
  57. Vacation the South of France with family
  58. Stay the weekend at a casino
  59. Ride a camel
  60. Model for a magazine
  61. Be a mentor
  62. Start a charity concert
  63. Give someone my autograph
  64. Learn to love myself
  65. Do something nice for someone daily
  66. Sail on a yacht
  67. Go to Aspen
  68. Have a backyard plant garden with a hanging bed, treehouse, and personal get-away
  69. Meet someone famous
  70. Give an award
  71. receive an award
  72. Take my children to all national parks and camp in every one
  73. Take them to Washington D.C.
  74. Sing in a church choir
  75. Be my best everyday
  76. Visit American troops
  77. Write the names of people on the back of all my grandmothers black and white photos
  78. Be influential
  79. Go to the Superbowl
  80. Throw a major party
  81. Take a weekend trip with each of my children one at a time
  82. Spend New Year’s Eve at Times Square
  83. Take my kids to see Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
  84. Donate money to a group home of mentally challenged adults so that they may go somewhere on vacation they have never been.
  85. Go to a party at the Playboy Mansion
  86. Write a famous Broadway Play and Star in it
  87. Pour concrete for a sidewalk and me and my children walk in it and put our handprints
  88. Play in the rain with my kids
  89. Record old stories from my grandmother and her sisters childhood as told by her
  90. Pose for a painting of our family portrait
  91. Have a family picture with my mom, step-dad, brothers, sisters, in-laws and all our children
  92. Have a picture of my children made with my grandmother and her sisters
  93. Bury a time capsule
  94. Learn how to cook like Martha Stewart
  95. Learn how to Sew
  96. Be able to tell the one I love and let go that I am sorry and explain why and the words come out right
  97. Dance on Stage
  98. Pose for a nude painting
  99. Sleep on a hammock on the beach
  100. Own a cottage on the beach

What are some of the things you would like to do before you die? Give yourself 30 minutes so you do not have time to back out of an idea.  Comment back with a link to your own.  I would love to read yours!