26 May 2011

The new love in my life...

Do you remember when you were a kid receiving a toy or a costume of some sort that you didn't want to part with?  You may have put up a fuss when your parents tried to get you to change out of your princess dress or superman outfit.  Maybe you carried your toy everywhere you went and cried when you had to leave it at home when you went to school.  Regardless of what it was, this feeling of clinging to an object, not wanting to let it out of our eyesight, does not seem to come often as an adult, at least for me that is.  Until recently....

A few weeks ago I got my first and very much desired KitchenAid Mixer.  I don't know why I didn't know about the gloriousness of the KitchenAid when I got married otherwise I would have registered for one but I did not and for the past 3 years I have coveted my friends KitchenAids and looked forward to the day when finally one would sit on my kitchen counter too.

A few weeks ago my Mum's side of the family wrangled over to my Mum's house to celebrate Easter. I spent the day in the kitchen helping my mum and realized how time consuming and stressful cooking for big occasions actually is.  I have much more respect for my aunts who usually take such good care of us in the food department.  So picture this, much like a small child up past their bed time, after a long day of excitement, I was wiped and maybe this is why I was so taken aback when my uncle brought in the famous KitchenAid box and presented it to me for my upcoming birthday.  I have to say, I am not easily surprised, I usually pick up on the change in peoples behaviour which come with trying to pull a surprise together, not to mention the fact that the people closest to me are bad at keeping secrets, but this time I was completely taken aback.  Surprised in a stopped on your track, don't know what to say, inexplicably emotionally surprised.  Yes, tears of joy did fill my eyes, I will admit it!

And now she sits on my counter and I want to keep going into my kitchen to look at her.  I wish I could put her on my beside table so she would be the first thing I see when I wake up.  I am super excited to break her in but in the same way I hesitate to use her I am afraid to lose the wonderful newness she possesses.  So for now, at least for a few more weeks, I will admire her in all her beauty.

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