$1000. Ten Things. Heck Yeah.

A thousand dollars.

That’s our assignment from Stasha on this week’s addition of Monday Listicles.

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There’s usually some writing project or article that I’m working on (for which I’m grateful).

It takes a few assignments to hit a grand. Have I hit a grand?

Surely I have but once checks are deposited, out the money goes.

So to have a $1000 allowance just sitting there?

Let’s see.

10.  A Pedicure.    $35

Today staring down at my toenails in church, I decided I needed a professional one. I polish them but it’s just not the same. I can’t stay inside the lines with crayons or nail polish.

9.    Redesigning my blog/website.  $500

I need to spend time thinking, reworking. I could spend the entire $1000 and more. But that would make for a short listicle.  So I cap my spending at half the amount.

8.    Tithe.  $100

I try to give 10 percent of every paycheck to the church.

Just thinking — my dad sends me a little extra money in the mail. Do I tithe that? Does it even cross my mind? Hmm.




6., 5., 4., 3., 2.   I really want to take our nuclear family away on a mini-trip before our eldest leaves for college. Honestly, I’d put all $1000 toward that.


1. On second thought, maybe I’d put the $1000 in his college account. He has a college account, right?


How would you spend a $1000?

20 responses to “$1000. Ten Things. Heck Yeah.”

  1. $1000 for anything — wow, agreed, a mini-trip for all would be high on the list, but college higher… one more year for us…

  2. Gretchen says:

    I’m pretty impressed that you thought to both tithe and save. My first thought was vacation and new clothes. Eek, priorities!

  3. john miles says:

    Why would you resign your blog? It so good — keep it!

  4. College costs? Through the roof! We are in the midst of that for two kids right now! GAH!

  5. I’m feeling very fortunate about the vacation we’re taking next week – with kids ranging from 1 to 21, we won’t get many more with everyone together. Already, the two oldest have other plans for much of the week, but I’ll take what I can get.

    Also – line reduction? Yes, please!

  6. Ally says:

    Ah, the college money. I so know that pain/worry/dilemma. Senior year starts next year and college will be right on his heels. ACK!

  7. Robyn says:

    College is expensive, but you’d have lots of memories from the trip.

  8. Oy college costs. I don’t even want to think about that!

  9. Brandee says:

    What a fantastic list. I can’t remember the last time I had a pedicure and need one in the worst way.

  10. Laura says:

    A thousand bucks isn’t as much as it sounds for the first listening, unfortunately. It only can save small problems, monthly a thousand would sound pretty much better:)

  11. Bridget says:

    I can’t stay in the lines either. In life or in nail polish.

  12. Stasha says:

    You sweet thing. How about collage accound plus a little something something for mommy?

  13. I think you can squeeze in a pedicure even with escalating college costs, yes? 🙂

  14. Janice says:

    College fund? What’s that? I never had one and I’m fine! Oh wait…..I’m buried in school loans….never mind. Yes. I’m all for the college fund!

  15. Janice says:

    Oh. And kudos for the tithe. How many of us remembered that? 🙂

  16. Larks says:

    Ooof. What’s that? Something about college tuition being a crazy expensive thing that I’ll eventually be responsible for? ::: puts fingers in ears ::: LALALALALALALALALA! I can’t hear you!

    Love your list. All responsible spending and no play makes Jack a dull boy… ;P

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