Maybe I am the only one but I happen to keep a running list of the things I will buy when Michael is finally a "real" doctor.
I imagine I will use my credit cards liberally and that I will stop feeling guilty for spending money on necessities when they aren't on sale. I will decorate my house with things that I like not things that I re-paint, re-upholster or re-invent. I won't feel confined to shopping the Old Navy, Target and Kohl's sale racks for all of my clothes. I will buy shoes to match an outfit and makeup that costs more than a dollar. My jeans will be tailored if necessary and my hand bags will be leather, not pleather. I will cook what I want instead of the weekly ads dictating our weekly menus. My car will be automatic. Everything. Automatic locks, windows and transmission. I imagine a Mercedes but Michael says they are too pompous. Personally I think they are just the right amount of pompous. It will be a miracle if I actually do get a Mercedes but still...a girl can dream!
I know this all sounds materialistic and petty and shallow but I am just so sick of being on a girdle tight budget. I need some room to breathe! My mom told me that when my dad won his first big case she went out and bought tons and tons of name brand toilet paper. Isn't that hilarious? And doesn't it perfectly describe what I am talking about?
Now before I end this and some of you feel sick by my obnoxious "my husband is a doctor, neener neener" post. I want to just say that I am really lucky and I know it. We are lucky even now, when I feel so "poor" to have what we do. I know I am blessed, I really do. But I still can't help to be salivating over the future dolla-dolla bills ya'll. Shrug.
So tell me, if there were big bucks in your future, what would be on your list?
P.s. I am so glad so many of you came out of blog stalker hiding! I love my new friends!