For Beyond the Books this week, Karen wants to know what we would do with one thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money in some situations and very little in others. Should I be altruistic and donate it? Kind of a boring post, I think. Pay back my parents for years of support? Not really enough money to make a dent in that pile of debt! Indulge myself? Of course!
The first thing I thought of was a luxury spa weekend, something I have always wanted to try. I would bring my sister and we would have massages and mud baths, learn a little yoga, and eat small fancy food for two days. Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA is about two hours from my home, so I decided to investigate. Forget it. One person could barely get one night there for one thousand dollars.
What about a local day spa? There are several that do a nice job, but I don’t consider them particularly peaceful or relaxing; there’s so much bustle and yakking going on. Then I remembered that my regular salon has a lot of those pay up front for a year deals. Whatever service you choose you get one a month at a very reduced rate, so I looked into the massages. It would really help me medically with the crazy cramps I get all throughout my body. I used to get a massage every month or more which helped control the cramping and improved my range of motion, but a significantly reduced income cut those out when I retired last year. So for $49.00 a month, down from $75.00 for one massage, I can spend my $1,000 from Karen and get two massages a month for almost an entire year. The great thing about this deal is that even with paying for one each month, if you book more you still get that reduced price.
There you have it: massages is how I would spend my special dinero. What about you? How would you spend $1,000? Do you like massages or other personal indulgences? Wondering how others would spend it? Visit KissinBlueKaren to find out.