It's spring break just now so there's no owl excitement to report this week.
I got scamazonned, my own personal term for getting a phishy email about having won a 1000 dollar amazon gift card.
It was fake. Of COURSE it was fake. But since I sign up for stuff like that through the IEA and other reputable places, there were a few minutes before I clicked on the message, realized it wanted to take me offsite and prompt me to download something (no thank you), that I thought it was real.
And here's the humiliating confession.
My absolute first impulse. Not first practical thought but first IMPULSE was:
yay we can pay for gutter guard and maybe a leaf blower, too!
Not, wow I'll buy some kickass shoes and all the ebooks I want. Not, I am sooo getting a real dining room table not the damaged one from a surplus store that we use now that has one truly dangerous chair that we keep switching between us.
Nope. I'll buy gutter guard. Like if I was a lottery winner I would not even take a cool trip or anything. I would take care of Leaf Management. I feel. So. Old. So. Incredibly. Old.
Then I looked at my Amazon wish list and thought god, even my wish list is sort of boring. There are little house on the prairie craft books and a tie-in prairie cookbook and a wonder woman book for SP and a creative doodling kit I really like for myself and, um, a montessori letter sounds board book for SP. Maybe if I get super wild I'll add an anne of green gables set or something.
Humbling, I must say. To realize I wouldn't do something genuinely exciting with a windfall.
So, if you were scamazonned and had a moment of believing you had a $1000 amazon card, what would you buy? Would you play it straight and take care of your clogged gutter issues or would you have some actual fun?