Fluff -- If you won the lottery...

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Fluff -- If you won the lottery...

what would you pick for your first "indulgent" purchase?

I'm trying to get ideas after tonight's Powerball drawing.

LOL (I WISH!!!!!!!!!!!)

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A new minivan! I know...exciting, huh???

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First thing I would do is hire a maid service to come and clean my house a couple times a week.

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a boat.

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I do not play the lottery, so it would never happen, but if I all the sudden came into a lot of money I would adopt a baby.

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I would build a home.

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Indulgent? I would buy one of those huge houses in Colorado like this:

Luxury Homes - Details for Ski In Ski Out at Aspen Highlands

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I do not play the lottery, so it would never happen, but if I all the sudden came into a lot of money I would adopt a baby.

If you are seriously wanting to adopt you should check into adopting from foster care a lot of states have free adoption programs. It might not be a baby but you could get a toddler. My brother and his wife do foster care and they are taking care of 3 siblings right now that are ages 4, 2 and 1.

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An organizational consultant (one works with a deep-clean maid!) to help DH get all his clutter under control and the whole house cleaned up and help us design nice neat places for everything to be stored. If it was a lot of money, then I'd buy a house and not let him bring most of it on the move, LOL!

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Buy, Sell & Charter Yachts, Watches, Private Jets, Boats, Cars, Motorcycles & Helicopters on JamesList.com

Like craigslist but for the wealthy. I've already picked out the car, house, and boat.

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Stacey~Powerball jackpot is 500 million tonight Wink

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I would take a vacation to Iceland and then Vermont.

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"GloriaInTX" wrote:

If you are seriously wanting to adopt you should check into adopting from foster care a lot of states have free adoption programs. It might not be a baby but you could get a toddler. My brother and his wife do foster care and they are taking care of 3 siblings right now that are ages 4, 2 and 1.

We actually are signed up for the Foster to Adopt classes, but DH asked me if we could wait awhile. All of that of course pending tmw's doctors apt.

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A house. And a maid!

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Carolyn - a new minivan can be an indulgence... esp. if you could just walk in, pay cash, and drive away! Smile

Oh wow Jessica -- that house definitely IS a dream home!

A new home would have topped my list (and Stacey -- I'd leave the clutter behind as well!)

Bonita - hope your appt goes ok tomorrow. I'll continue keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

JamesList? I definitely would not have stumbled upon that! Who knew!?

A vacation sounds wonderful too. I'd love to be able to take one of those trips where you weren't up against hard timelines and could simply travel about as you wished.

I wonder about having a maid. Perhaps one that came once a week or month -- although I'd likely have this need to clean before they came!

Alas -- I'm still here. If someone won, please welcome me to your family!! Smile

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Stacey~Powerball jackpot is 500 million tonight Wink

Sounds nice but there's no Powerball in my state although I heard on the news tonight that it might come here soon. I played the lottery once, the very first week we had it in CA; I got a $1 ticket and won $5 so I figured I beat the odds and haven't played again.

If any of you won, I'm available for adoption. Wink

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I suppose I'd have a better chance of winning if I actually bought a ticket.

So many things come to mind: traveling in style, fixing up the house, paying off debts, helping my friends who are in need, and starting up my business for real. Also I've always wanted to own a local bookstore cafe and there are some spaces available in our neighborhood. It ties in nicely with my side business.

Oh and I'd take baking & photography classes so my blogging could get to a whole new level. And re-do our kitchen.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

I suppose I'd have a better chance of winning if I actually bought a ticket.

That's me. I don't ever buy tickets so don't think I am going to win. But then even buying a ticket doesn't increase the odds that much Smile

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"GloriaInTX" wrote:

That's me. I don't ever buy tickets so don't think I am going to win. But then even buying a ticket doesn't increase the odds that much Smile

That's why I don't buy them! Smile

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First thing I'd do is donate every stitch of clothing I owned and buy an entirely new wardrobe, shoes included. I'm sick of always buying what's on sale, and it'd be awesome to splurge on some designer clothes.

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A girl I went to high school with, she posted on facebook and the news did as well, her aunt won $2 million. I'm just sorry they went public with it because my high school was not in the best of areas and that's where her aunt lives. Anyway, I'm very happy for them!

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I would get my MA in Library Science. Plus I'd make generous education funds for my kids and nieces and nephews and friends' kids.

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"blather" wrote:

I would get my MA in Library Science. Plus I'd make generous education funds for my kids and nieces and nephews and friends' kids.

How are those indulgences?

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They're things I want but can't have. That's indulgence.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

A girl I went to high school with, she posted on facebook and the news did as well, her aunt won $2 million. I'm just sorry they went public with it because my high school was not in the best of areas and that's where her aunt lives. Anyway, I'm very happy for them!

That's neat! Someone won $1 million at the grocery I normally shop at... and of course, DIDN'T this week! :doh: I dropped a note to some of our friends that typically go there letting them know I was available for adoption. LOL

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"blather" wrote:

They're things I want but can't have. That's indulgence.

Good point in your definition of indulgence. I can understand that. There are things that I'd love to do for our family that are truly important to me, but I can't due to financial limitations. I wasn't really thinking of those as an *indulgences* but I can't think of what label would fit either. :question:

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I always thought of them as something luxurious.

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One of my cousins that lives in Denver, CO won like $15 million about 10 years ago. They bought a limo service and a new house, and she gave the house she was living in to her sister. The house she bought ended up having huge foundation problems and they pretty much lost all the money they put into it and ended up in a huge lawsuit with the builder. It was eventually condemned and she took her old house back from her sister. I really don't know where all the money went, I guess they still have the business but they don't seem to be really well off or anything.

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I don't know if you would call this an "indulgence" but it is the one thing I truly truly want right now.

If I came into a bunch of money, I would buy what I want to be my "forever house." Or at least my "until I'm too decrepit to climb stairs or take care of myself" house. Smile

My dream house is nothing major - I don't want or need a palace (gah! Can you imagine having to clean a mansion after work? Thanks but no thanks! :lol:) I want a roomy 4 bedroom house (master bedroom, each kid has a bedroom, and then an exta that would combo as an office and a guest bedroom) with a finished basement that I can turn into a play area with the kids. Close to downtown Littleton because I love love love downtown Littleton, which would also be close to DH's school, and in the school district we want. Um....an actual dining room, as well as a nice roomy eat in kitchen....and a big linen closet (ours is tiny, such a PITA!!!) Nice fenced in back yard, with mature trees and landscaping.

That's it. That would be the very first thing I bought, and trust me when I say that no "indulgence" would make me happier.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

I suppose I'd have a better chance of winning if I actually bought a ticket.

So many things come to mind: traveling in style, fixing up the house, paying off debts, helping my friends who are in need, and starting up my business for real. Also I've always wanted to own a local bookstore cafe and there are some spaces available in our neighborhood. It ties in nicely with my side business.

Oh and I'd take baking & photography classes so my blogging could get to a whole new level. And re-do our kitchen.

That oat bread on your blog, your most recent post, looks sooo good!! I want to make it.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

That oat bread on your blog, your most recent post, looks sooo good!! I want to make it.

It's really, REALLY good and extremely easy to make. I love it! I just posted my version of the recipe but there's still a link to the original. Definitely worth making and very yummy.

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I would buy the house that DH and LOVE that has 15 acres of land so the kids could have some horses. Then the rest would go into helping my sister pay for finding a diagnosis and treatment for my nephew that is extremely handicapped.