1. Take my entire family to Maui, and stay for 2 weeks at the luxurious all-suites Kea Lani hotel. I would hire a nanny to help with the kids--so all of the adults could have a couple of hours each day to lay out and relax.
2. Pay off my home mortgage.
3. Pay off my family's home mortgages. (Aren't I nice?)
4. Add onto our house: 1) A master suite, with a master bathroom embarrassingly luxurious; 2) Enlarge our kitchen--full gourmet kitchen, baby; 3) A garage apartment suite - So we could have a lovely space for our guests, or have the option to rent out the space to a part-time babysitter/maid.
5. Buy my husband his dream car--a beautifully restored 1962 Chevrolet truck, step-side, light green color.
6. Renovate our backyard--with a separate space for our dogs (who tear up the yard--grr), and a lovely space for a pool and patio. Oh yeah--and hire a full-time pool boy. Oh wait, I have daughters. Scratch the pool boy idea.
7. Spend a month at a time, exploring different countries of the world with our family. Also, finding a way to serve in that country while we are there. I want our daughters to have an understanding of the world we live in, and I want them to experience serving people in many different cultures. Have you heard of The World Race? I just heard about it this summer for the first time... THAT is what I want to do--but, with our KIDS.
8. Buy a retro silver Airstream, decorate it with bright red and white polka dot awnings, and put out my shingle, which would read: "MK's Cakes and Cones...gourmet cupcakes and sno cones." If I don't feel like being open every day, I'll just travel to places I want to see, and set up during craft fairs and seasonal festivals. Perhaps this should be my retirement plan!
10. Turn our basement into a game room--complete with some of my favorite old-school games: Galaga, Centipede, a pinball machine, and Whac-a-Mole. One side of the room would need to have a long soda fountain bar with a Coke products only policy--and my very own Icee machine!
11. Oh, wait. I need one more. And money is no object, right? I would buy a jet, and hire a pilot to be at my disposal. That way, I could jet off to see my family any ole' day of the week...and jet to the beach when winter starts getting on my nerves.
Oh, I could keep going... But, I'll stop here. Did you notice there are no "Set up a savings account" or "Set up college funds" or "Invest wisely" items on my list? Yep, I'd be a real happy-go-lucky millionaire. No time for investments or financial planning--we've got to get busy HAVING FUN. I bet people's lists tell a lot about them...
Now, what would YOU DO if money were no object?
This post is part of Mama Kat's Writing Workshop. Jump over there, and see what other people are saying! Oopsie daisie...Now that I am linking up, I see that I got the prompt a little wrong...It should have read, "10 things I would do if I didn't have to work."