My newest love is a kitchenaid.
It's in yellow pepper, a colour that won my heart the first time I saw it but that I had a hard time tracking down. This yellow (and many gorgeous colours) were discontinued a couple of years ago to make way for the platinum range. Platinum smatlin, I didn't care too much for all those metallics.
Anyway, this yellow beauty appeared on e-bay two weeks ago. It was two years old, barely used (so the ad said, at least), and only two suburbs away. I was feeling a little like it was high time I bought one, I bake so much and even occasionally cater a party. (Shameless plug for my own services there, references available on request!) Plus I'd held onto some birthday money for over six months. I swore my name was written all this little baby.
I was willing then-and-there to spent the five hundred to "buy it now."
In my husband and I's relationship we run the big purchases by one another, as I am sure most people do, not asking for permission just sanity. Usually one of us is more sensible and rational, the other is a little excited.
We take turns. Sometimes he's the crazy one, like the time he didn't even hesitate when I called him from Ikea saying 'You know that leather couch we love, the one we all sat on, the soft comfy one with chaise where we could cuddle up on, can I buy it now?" Not even a pause before the "yes," bless him.
Than time I got off the phone, looking around Ikea wildly, thinking "He just said I could spend a ridiculous amount of money, just like that." Looking around like people could see the insanity oozing out of me. I went with his and my irrationality and I am glad, because we still love that couch, and no we never have time to cuddle up on it.
Well, this time Aaron was the sensible one. He pointed out that the auction had three days left on it, and that there wasn't even one bid. He said I should wait and see what happens.
It was a long three days. I watched it, agonising the whole time. On the Saturday of its closing, I was still saying "we should get it." I was afraid someone else was going to get their hands on all of it's beautiful yellowness. Time was winding up, no one was bidding, I said Aaron "Lets get it, I have the $500!" Again with the voice of reason "Let's offer her $350." Never telling me no, just being reasonable.
She said no to $350, but eight minutes later she listed it at "buy now $400" an, Aaron immediately said "buy it now." I wasn't understanding all these mixed messages - did he want me to have it or not? All this shamozel, is this how e-bay works is this what you're meant to do?
"Hit the button then, hit it!" I shouted. I was panicked someone else would get my Kitchenaid!
I think there was dancing in my kitchen when he hit the button.
He was right, he'd gotten me a bargain I saved $100, that's a lot to us. I was (in the end) pleased he'd taken control. Even though he was frustrating the hell out of me!
A few days later and it's a pleasure every time I see it on my bench. It's even more a pleasure when I use it! Watch this space, a baking onslaught approaches.