In my quest to be able to go see (and meet) Donny and Marie in Las Vegas by next spring, I’m putting away every little bit of money I can. So far, every bit I’ve been able to has been in the form of change……actually, mostly pennies.
I came home from work today and said to myself, “self, where might you find a bit of spare change to put in your tin?” Well, I was standing in my living room, and the answer was staring me in the face. I took all the cushions off the couch, and found NOTHING!!! I think my couch is the only couch in America with no change in the cushions. I mean, isn’t there some law of nature that says change should be in the couch cushions? Instead of being discouraged, I moved to the chair near the door. I mean, people come in the door, they sit in the chair, maybe their pockets spilled. Nope, our guests apparently have very good pockets. So, I checked the chair I always sit in, and there was, drum roll please……A QUARTER!!!! It probably came out of my pocket, but who’s counting.
Oh, that’s right, I’m counting. I didn’t stop there folks, I checked my coat pockets. It’s getting into the spring season, so I figured I’d probably stuck change in my pockets through the winter season. Well, I managed $.26. When I went upstairs to put it all in my tin, I found that there was a wallet that I wasn’t using anymore that had a pocket full of change. So, my grand total for today was $.94.
Then, I hit the jackpot. My dad donated to my cause and gave me a jar full of pennies (and screws, hooks, and gum wrappers). It was a heavy jar which made me yell, “yeah, baby, Vegas here I come!” So, that jar had $14.75 in it. I’m doing incredibly well in my quest. At the end of day two of collecting, I’ve got over $20…..barely. I know, I know, I’m still a long way away from having enough for my trip. It’s a good thing I’m stubborn.
Who knows what windfalls tomorrow may bring. Maybe I’ll hit the lottery…..er, then again, probably not since I didn’t buy a ticket. I don’t have any rich relatives that have set up trust funds that I’ll have access to on March 17, 2010 (at least I’m nearly 100% certain I don’t). However, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. Isn’t that supposed to be a lucky day?
Well, I know I’m a long way from being able to take my trip, but maybe you are headed to Vegas soon. May I suggest going to the Flamingo hotel and taking in Donny and Marie's show. It’s fantastic……so what if I haven’t seen it yet……trust my instincts.