Posts Tagged ‘money’

10/20 December Blog Challenge: An old photo of Me.

Ok, so this post is supposed to be an old photo of me. Which, technically this is true because I am in the photo and it is old.  Almost 23 years old to be exact. I was around 10, my other sister was 8 and this photo is us meeting my new baby sister for the first time.

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Having a baby sister when you are 10 is so much fun. I remember that I always took her to the park, sometimes to play with her, sometimes just so I could show off my baby sister.  I used to get a few bucks allowance back then, and there was a dollar/corner store across the street. I would always spend my money on my little sister. I always bought her a new plastic animal figure any chance I got.  I remember wanting her to be a genius! My other sister and I would always teach her things, usually math. I think we had her knowing her times tables before she hit kindergarten… It was always so much fun teaching her things, and reading to her as a kid. I’m pretty lucky that now I have my own kid that I can read to, and someday help teach math!

I’m sure you all noticed those outfits my sister and I are wearing… yes they are matching! And yes completely dorky…. But, I remember quite liking this outfit… it was like there was a skirt on the bottom of the shirt, and a flowing floral collar… whats not to like?! I was styling. Thanks Mom!

So there you have it, an old photo of me, which includes my two little sisters. 🙂

Mira

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6/20 December Blog Challenge: If I Won the Lottery.

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My Fiance and I sometimes buy a lotto ticket. We figure for the 5 bucks it costs, it provides us with a few days of entertainment. We spend the time thinking up ideas on what we would do if we won the lottery.

What would I do if I won the lottery today differs greatly from what I would do if I won the lottery 4 years ago. Previously I would jump into a life of luxury – travel, buy a fancy car, a big house, a green dress… but not a real green dress – I hear that’s cruel.

Since having my daughter my views have changed greatly on what I would do if I won the lottery. As I mentioned in my introduction post at the beginning of this challenge my daughter has special needs. So, what I would do would greatly reflect upon that. And of course, this winning the lotto scenario I am writing about would be a significant amount… Like 20 million would be great! LOL.

First thing I would do ( besides flying out and grabbing my awesome friend from NYC – you know who you are!) is probably take my fiance and daughter on a really fun vacation. Somewhere for dad to relax, and our daughter to swim in a beautiful pool everyday!

I would build a house. A house that would be our forever home and a safe place for our daughter. Complete with a custom kitchen where it will be easy to make food stay out of sight and inaccessible.  I would want a large fenced in backyard for her to play in. And definitely a king sized bed for us. I would love a walk in closet and a ensuite bathroom with a separate tub and shower… or just a shower… unless your a kid, does anyone have time for a bath these days?

I would also buy a new vehicle. I am currently driving a ford fiesta that I purchased before i knew I was pregnant…. My car is tiny and is not made for a family.  A mid sized SUV would be great!

I would also donate regularly towards programs and research that deal directly with my daughters rare genetic syndrome ( Prader Willi Syndrome). I would like to make a difference and really help science and community programs work towards having the ability to give my daughter and others like her the best possible future.

Other than that, I don’t know what else I would do. I can really only think of things that I would do for my daughter – maybe hire a personal therapist to work with my daughter regularly to help her reach the milestones she is delayed at or to help give me the tools to do better with her needs.

And probably most importantly, What would I do if I won the lotto… I would max out all our RRSP, RDSP, RESP and TFSA’s so it will always be there if anything ever happened… and then the rest would be put into the bank and we would live on the interest!… hopefully then to never run out of money.

It is nice to dream… maybe someday 🙂

Mira