"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Momma Needs A New Pair Of Shoes!...

Happy Birthday to my brother. Who is 33 I think. He's older anyways, so sucks to be him! We're going out Friday to celebrate.

The end of the day yesterday, CP called me.

Him: I love you honey
Me: What do you want?

Him: What do YOU want?
Me: I can't really say while I'm at work

Him: Well what do you want materialistacally (sp??)
Me: Money

Him: How much?
Me: A couple hundred

Him: It's yours!
Me: What?

Him: I won the lottery!
Me: Whatever, are you serious?

Turns out, he won a settlement with an amusement park, because he hurt his back on a ride, and that started his whole drug addiction, BS that we went through. It happened way before we met, but I did push him to get a lawyer! We forgot all about it! It's more money than either of us has had all at once in cash! Not a huge amount, but a lot! He dropped each bill on my lap, and then we had fun fanning it out, and tossing it in the air, and stacking and holding it. Funny how money does that. It's just paper! Do you take....CASH? Cha Ching!!

We need to pay bills and pad the bank account! Can I just say that he is WAY more generous than I am? I give him a hard time loaning him $20! I'm such a bitch! He gave me a big chunk because I paid all the bills while he was off work last winter. Hell yea! And he's fixing the computer, getting his liscense tags, and we are buying a new air conditioner. The one we have now works great, except it spits mist out constantly, which is probably a fire hazard. He didn't give me a hard time about putting it in my bank account either. He really suprised me. I thought he'd want to blow it all in one night.

We went to the Goodwill with our riches, cus that's how CP rolls, and he bought some new shorts. He's been wearing size 38, and he is now a 32 mkay? He looks so cute in fitting clothes that a woman has picked out, and some other man has worn. We ate at our favorite ice cream joint, and got ice cream. Mosied on into the tattoo parlor to talk to the guy there that is known for doing cover ups. I have a Hello Kitty on my foot that I let a friend's husband do, that I want covered up. I'm thinking a flower, or a dragonfly....can't decide.

The sad thing is, CP said to spend $100 on something frivolous for myself. I thought of a million things I could get, none of them fun. I'm not allowed to get my hair done. So, I have to sport my roots til pay day. Fun? Everything fun for me is in the house, when did that happen? I am thinking a steam vac, or a new sweeper. I wanted to get an ipod but the one I want is more than $100 so what's the point? Yes....I'm now a responsible 30 year old. I can't just spend money on things I don't need. Seriously, I hate that about me! That's why he wants me to do it in the first place.


Hothousemomma said...

you have to go by something for YOU! I know what you mean about being all grown up. Sometimes you just have to get the essentials.

supplymadam said...

Nice to come across some cash. Enjoy whatever it is you decide o get. I think though shoes are usually at the top of my list. Why is that?

Mon said...

I know, who would have thought this would be so hard? I'm seriously struggling with it!

I am the untypical gal...I have 1 pair of sandals, and 2 pairs of sneakers, and 1 pair of dressy shoes.

Celina said...

I'm so happy for y'all! It's like when my student loans come in (shh! don't tell anyone) and we use the refund to put a down payment on a new car! I would also have a hard time buying something "frivolous" just for me! Hubby, on the other hand just can't wait to spend EVERY DOLLAR! And, I'm with you on the shoes, 2 pairs of flip flops, 1 pair of tenny shoes (tennis shoes, sneakers, whatever), and 2 dress up shoes (1 black, 1 white). I'd probably go for BRAS, a new swimsuit (oh, THIS has been an ISSUE this summer), or set it aside for a TRIP (like, for our Atlanta trip in a few weeks--wouldn't it be awesome to see the Medieval Times performance/dinner? Uh, but $50 EACH?!).

Kentucky Girl said...

Girl, you'll find something fab to spend it on. If you need help, just call on me. I'm REALLY good at spending money. lol Ask Mr. Kentucky.....

Mon said...

I was thinking about some bras. But 2 would be the whole amount! Them puppies are expensive!Swimsuit. Ugh. I bought mine in a newport news catalog last year, because the whole dressing room experience is traumatizing. I'm quite pleased with it too!

Kentucky Girl:
I think this weekend I might have fun trying to spend it. I like to spend it on things for the house. Me? Maybe I'll buy clothes. Or I can go to bath and body, which I just love! I do need some new essentials!