Saturday, September 5, 2009

If I had a million dollars . . .

Copy of Lorna Have you ever wondered what you'd do with a million bucks?  I mean, what would you buy?  How would you endulge yourself?

A couple of weeks ago, my mother asked me what I would do if I had a hundred bucks to blow and I couldn't think of too much.  I mean, I pretty much have everything I want.  (Okay, I need to buy a new duvet and it costs more than $100.)

Cleaning lady Of course the thing that keeps coming to mind if I had money to burn would be to have someone come in and clean the house.  I'm thinking I should just bite the bullet and try it once to see how it feels.  Or rather, to see how it looks to have a clean house.  Not even the whole house.  A really clean kitchen and bathroom--and maybe a vacuum through the living room and dining room.

The problem with the kitchen is ... it's cluttered, and that's mostly because it's so small.  It's not a galley kitchen, because it's not long and narrow--but it's small and square and has very little storage space.  Like Julia Child, I have most of my pots and pans hanging from pegboard in my cupboard pantry.  But like Fibber McGee, the rest of my kitchen stuff is balanced in cabinets and sometimes comes crashing out.  We keep talking about putting another shelf in the pantry cupboard, and we even got a piece of board cut to size (then decided it was too big and we'd like a more narrow shelf), but that's as far as it got.

A million bucks There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done.  It would be great if I could take that million bucks (which I don't have) and buy a few more hours in the day.

What would you do with a million bucks?