This morning I made toast! Actually I made it all weekend. Not just any toast, but perfect toast! I know that sounds like a small feat, but you have no idea the song and dance that I've been going through to make toast lately. You see, about a year ago I needed a new toaster after the simple one that I had for years had worn out (mostly it just looked really bad and I was embarrassed for it). So after much shopping and comparing I purchased a new modern toaster. It was pretty, and we had upgraded (paid more) to a nicer model that had several special settings and bells and whistles. It even had a little blue light that back lit the number settings. It looked sharp!
Well I hated it, and it's little blue light right from the beginning. It annoyed me. Every time I would walk into the kitchen, I'd see that little light with a number lit up, and I'd immediately think I had phone messages! On top of that, if you toasted bread on number 3 it would burn. If you toasted on number 2 it wasn't enough. So after much experimentation I devised a sequence of toasting on 2, then 1, then 1 again that seemed to work...for a while. Then after a time, it started playing with me ~ it would pop up right after I pushed the bread down. Then other times it wouldn't stay down at all, and I had to hold it down and try to estimate the time to doneness.
Some mornings got pretty ugly. Toast should not be this hard.
Well on Friday I came home from my quilt show trip, and my wonderful hubby had bought me this new toaster! It's cute, has no little blue lights, and did I mention it makes perfect toast! Even more important than all of that, I didn't have to shop for it at all. Did I mention that I have the perfect hubby too :)
"Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author
Enjoy the day!