Booking Through Thursday — Windfall

Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.

Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?

(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)

$50 would go into my wallet for cash expenses. I’d probably spread it over a month or two, with extra meals out on errand days. If it came with instructions for a meal and an offer to babysit, husband and I would do as instructed.

$500 would mostly get set aside for the new kitchen. (Aka, pay off the line of credit, because husband won’t let me talk about the kitchen until it’s gone.) I’d probably take a few extra lunches, but try not to.

$1000 might tempt me to a new couch that isn’t broken and I can sweep under, but only if I like this year’s designs. On the other hand, it’s enough that I would be able to see the kitchen getting closer.

In a year or two, if it’s enough for a Disney trip, we’d do that. Yes, Disney while they’re the right age to enjoy it comes before my kitchen.

Although, this is a reading meme, so I might splurge on an e-reader. I’d enjoy it. The current generation has all the bells and whistles I want. But, we’re library users. We enjoy looking through the shelves and grabbing whatever looks good. We don’t spend that much money on books for the adults. Those that we do buy are normally in sets for the shelves. (Okay, boxes, but we want to keep the set together.)

The new kitchen will be well-lit, so I’ll be able to read in it.


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