How would you spend your lottery winnings?

The front of a used Mark Six ticket

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We were talking the other day about what we would do if we won the lottery, you know, the big one!  I don’t ever really think about it, because I figure you have to actually buy lottery tickets to win and very rarely do I buy a lottery ticket of any kind.  But it was kind of fun to talk about it and dream a little.

We both said we’d quit our jobs (now what does that say about us and the jobs we’re in?).  Chris said he’d probably start his own business.  I think I’d just buy a nice little place in the country and a new truck, then work on my writing.  He thought that sounded boring, but heck, I’ve been working since I was 14 (13 years of running my own business).  I would enjoy some solitude so I could really focus on improving my craft.  It’s difficult to devote a lot of time to writing when you work more than full time and have to do all of the things associated with running a household.  But I bet most of you all already knew that.  I can envision myself sleeping in until about 6 am, getting up and feeding the cats and the birds, then sitting down at the computer for a few hours working on a book, articles, reviews or my blog.  Then spending about an hour working out and another hour doing chores, then sitting back down to spend a few more hours writing. 

Now I’m not saying that’s exactly how it would be.  I know myself well enough to know I’d probably get distracted, spend time answering emails, on facebook, reading other blogs, etc.  Then I’d probably start staying up later and getting up later, sitting outside reading and bird watching.  And I’d probably have to start taking naps due to my strenuous schedule.  I wonder just how much extra writing time I’d get in every day…oh well, it’s not like I’m going to be winning that monster lottery any time soon anyhow…