January 08, 2005


We paid off our car yesterday, so now I feel like money is burning a hole in my pocket. All of a sudden I have an irresistible urge to buy something I've wanted for three years. What do you think, husband? It could be a Quitting My Job present, or an Almost Done With The Deployment present, or a 5th Anniversary present (coming up in February), or a Gosh You're The Best Wife In The World present. Right? I've almost convinced myself I deserve it.

Today I'm sick. I can barely put out the energy to sit here at the computer. And Oda Mae is a doll: she just brought me gatorade, ginger snaps, and Newsweek. What a gal.

Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2005 11:32 AM

Ooooh, chrome! If you get that, you'll need a stainless steel sink, fridge and dishwasher ... oh, and a gas oven/range too! Get well soon too.

Posted by: mdmhvonpa at January 8, 2005 04:30 PM

You are gonna laugh, but my father gave me that (in white enamel) for Xmas when I was 11 years old...with all the attachments, including the meat grinder...fun machine. Those machines kick ass...you'll just laugh at other people with their food processors. It has an awesome bread hook, you'll never need to kneed bread again. It's really one of those tools that make cooking so much easier. Oh, and the best thing about them: they never go out of style. I mean, mine is now 15 years old, and not only still looks new (the enamel work is great), it still works like new. Enjoy!

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at January 8, 2005 06:42 PM

Married men everywhere suddenly snarl at mdmhvonpa's suggestion, although it is incredibly accurate.

Paying off the car...that does call for a celebration. This is the last month on the Blonde Woman's car note and it feels great. Congratulations

Posted by: Cerberus at January 8, 2005 07:52 PM

Forget it. I have one. I envied everyone who had one. I've had mine for 11 years and wish everytime I use it that I had not given my daughter my old Sunbeam Mixmaster. (and she is not about to trade back!) It was chrome, worked fine, I just thought Kitchen Aid was the place to be with mixers. The kitchen aid is very heavy, hard to move around and the bowl does not turn like the old Mixmaster, you have to stop the thing and scrape the bottom VERY OFTEN. Sure it has a dough hook but you can get the others with dough hooks now. It has all the fancy attachments, but if you are not farming how often does a person actually need them? Then there is the matter of storage of all the "Things". I told my husband and kids years ago, no more kitchen things unless you build the room to keep them in. (Not that anyone listened!)
I don't want to rain on your parade but bigger isn't always better. I give it thumbs down, there are better ones out there. My credentials are that I have been keeping house for 46 years. Good luck.

Posted by: Ruth H at January 8, 2005 09:08 PM

Here is the link to the best, in my opinion, it comes in a sliver and chrome.

Posted by: Ruth H at January 8, 2005 09:15 PM

I bought my Bride a Kitchen Aid for Christmas back in 95. It is simply the best fool kitchen implement I have ever had (and I think it is the ONLY gift that my Bride actually likes). IT ROCKS! If my Bride were to pass away I think I would marry it. It just ain't possible to have a mutually fulfilling and productive relationship with a kitchen with out it. Oh, and just to keep excitement alive in the relationship...you've gotta get the accessories!

Posted by: Ed & D at January 9, 2005 03:58 AM

I ought to give you MuMu's old mixer. It's an antique and would look really cool with the decor in your kitchen. But then, I also think an "Almost done with deployment or Gosh, Your the best wife" present would be nice too.

Your mama

BTW, good to hear from you, Oda Mae. I don't know if you've been gone, but I've sure missed you in the comments section!

Posted by: Nancy at January 9, 2005 05:51 AM

I've been to the States for Christmas and just got back last week, Nancy. I had a GREAT time.

Hope the ginger snaps helped, Sarah. Although I personally enjoy the flu/cold every now and then. Is it politically incorrect to say I welcome the chance to sleep in and take drugs that make me sleep ALL DAY? Too bad you wanted to go the healthy route. :) Hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: Oda Mae at January 9, 2005 08:27 AM

I have one and I love it. When I make a major purchase, I check on epinions.com and if the product gets 4 or 5 stars with a good amount of reviews, then odds are you will be getting a good item. Your desired products gets 5 stars!!!


Might as well get one good mixer instead of going through 3 bad ones.

Posted by: Amy at January 9, 2005 10:39 PM

Don't try to justify why you need/deserve it. Just tell him the sort of yummy treats you'll make with it. We men are easy to manipulate that way.

Posted by: UML Guy at January 10, 2005 04:15 AM