Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ahh, Simple Pleasures

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!
~ Dawn

8 comments:

Val - Apple Cottage said...

I'm jealous!!! I hate my toaster too and I'm sure it will never blow up just to spite me.

luv2quilt2 said...

These truly simple pleasures just make the day.

free indeed said...

That is a nice looking toaster. Funny how the simplest things bring stability and peace....

Mary said...

too funny! Your simple pleasure of toast brought a smile to my morning! My a.m. started with a banana but toast might be on the menu for a midmorning snack.

allsewnup said...

I understand completely where you're coming from...for our family it's been 3 toasters in 2 years. Two 4-slice that after a couple of months would only toast 2 slices and a 2-slice that gives you either warm bread or a black shingle {yuck}. Yours looks perfect...enjoy!

;o)
Carolyn*

Rita said...

Isn't it funny how the simpiest things in life make us happy,

Carol said...

I truly believe the simplest things in life are the best!

Becky said...

We actually have gone completely without a toaster for the last few months after ours died on us. And we just haven't gotten around to setting money aside for a new one. I miss toast.