24.9.09

the running list

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!

20 comments:

Heather B said...

Oh good, another post, I've been waiting! I love that your mom bought name brand toilet paper. You definitely deserve a mercedes after all you've put up with (having him gone so much). Not pompous at all. I want a Lexus, ALL brand new furniture, nice/new/not on clearance clothes, also I'm going to hire an interior decorator to decorate the new house we will have, and I am also going to have a cleaning lady and a regular massage and wax appointment. Weekly pedicures too. I can't wait. I wish I had a good timeline (like you!) to know when the money was going to start rolling in!!!
Mwaah!

Mrs. B said...

HaHa...name brand toilet paper - hilarious! There are so many things I want when we finally have money. Like people to do everything for me (namely a personal chef, personal trainer and a cleaning lady). I already asked my husband if he thinks its too much to put aside $10,000 per year for vacations ;) (His answer was yes...so I told him I'd settle for $7500).

Logan said...

I'm sorry, but even on our tight budget, I just can't bring myself to buy scratchy, generic toilet paper. I do buy generic brands of lots of other things, but I splurge on the TP. :o) #1 on my "when we have money" list is to have a personal trainer again! I worked with one in preparation for my wedding, and it was the best experience ever. I love working out, but having that motivator made me work so much harder and was so worth the $$$!

Kelli and/or Kyle said...

We're both working full time right now and I love not thinking about all those things. I used to steal toilet paper and food from my sisters' and parents' houses. And I felt guilty about everything I bought and watched everything Kyle bought like a hawk. I'm excited for you! And not excited when we switch places when I stop working and have kids.

Bridget said...

OK, my husband is a doctor, but not THAT kind of doctor. Still, when we found out how much he would be getting paid, I was seriously wondering what we would do with all that money.

Guess what. You find ways. And it is not on the fun stuff. It is on boring things like 401ks and dental insurance. So I feel only slightly more "well-off" than we were before.

But since your husband WILL be that kind of doctor, maybe it will turn out differently for you :).

KaSs MiLeS said...

how do i get all of that? :0) i would buy groceries and not worry about overdrafting... like i did yesterday. i would buy story a full closet full of clothes and i would buy me all new clothes and a new house and new cars. and lots of steaks, because i can.

Jill said...

Hmmmm....

A Saarinen Womb Chair in an ridiculous (sp?) color. A REAL one. For every room in my house. (oh yeah, and a house would be nice too. Preferably a restored Eichler, please, on a big lot with lots of mature aspen and birch trees. Maybe in New Zealand.)

This was fun! (Or depressing...my husband has no plans.)

Camille said...

I'm ready to go out to dinner more than just once a month. I mean a REAL dinner, not the Jack-in-the-Box drive thru or a Little Caesars $5 special. I'm ready for a real date at a real sit-down restaurant. I guess that would probably cost real money to pay a babysitter every weekend too, right? It'll be worth it!

Carmen said...

I'm just planning on moving really close to you and mooching. Is that ok to say? I'm just seriously hoping you don't stay in Tucson because I don't do well in super hot conditions and that might put a damper in my ability to do the afore mentioned mooching...

{lindy baker cakes} said...

I don't know if we'll ever really have the big bucks, but if/when we do I'd love to do pilates again. The real kind of pilates with reformers, not the classes at Gold's. I've never looked or felt better than when I was doing that and I absolutely love it. I also would like a Range Rover Sport or a Lexus RX 400h.

Salime said...
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Salime said...

I want to travel, travel, travel. I want to go to Dubai, and Japan, and Bali, and Morocco, and Egypt, etc. I want to eat at good expensive restaurants. I don't care so much about electronics, or cars, or furniture or a big house. I do want a very modern green home, like those in Dwell magazine... medium size, not too big. Not to much furniture, but good furniture. I want barcelona chairs and good art. And I want an everyday maid like all my friends and cousins have in Mexico. If she is a sleep-in maid even better. That way I can entertain and have friends for pretty dinners that I will cook all the time without worrying other house chores.

maybe buy a vacation condo in Cancun an another one in NY, and Paris.

and finally I will finally enroll to do a masters or a PHD in what I really like vs. what is useful without worrying about school fees, etc.

Kory said...

I've had a running list for quite some time for when Michael becomes a 'real' doctor. Toilet paper is obviously on the top of that.

Eevi said...

I would travel more and have a personal trainer to keep my butt from expanding:) And if there was tons of money in the future, I would want someone to deep clean my house once a month since I do not enjoy cleaning.

Ashley Koz said...

Hmmmmm, I'm just going to say, I've been on both ends, times of having plenty of money and times of not. And I've discovered having lots to be able to spend didn't make me any happier. It might be fun at first but the novelty wears off. Be happy now, don't wait for life to get better. I don't mean to sound preachy, that's just what I have learned

Kyle said...
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Kyle said...

I'd take the whole first paycheck and cash it into those Sacagewea gold coins, and carry them around in a big bag on my back that has "$$$" on it. Then I'd drop them all into a grain silo and swim through them like Uncle Scrooge and count every one.

Kyle said...

Blah, double post.

The Ensign's said...

Yeah well my husbands a trainer at Geico so neener neener. j/k I wouldn't change anything. I want to live in my small house without a pool in the middle of the ghetto FOREVER! I want to witness drug busts in my neighborhood for the rest of my life. I want to be afraid to take a walk after dark and have to have a million locks on all my doors for years to come. I want to squish my three kids in my little SUV and get over excited when raspberries are on sale for $1at the grocery store ...... okay not so much. Right now I'll settle for a bigger house with green grass and a beautiful swimming pool in back. So when you guys building that pool so we can move in?

Jana said...

hey I missed this post...
I sometimes dream about the day when we "make it big".
I want to walk into anthropology and Williams sonoma and just buy everysinglething that I think is cute for my house, and never even look at the price tag.

Oh and I would LOOOVE to have a cleaning lady.