Friday, April 24, 2009

I got a red one, not a blue one

Ahhhh, I have just done some good birthday shopping.

Yesterday I co-oerced Tinman into taking me for-tea-for-two to complete his experience of being a mammy of leisure for the week.

I was late, I was full of the lurgy I was knackered. I asked him advice about which mixer option to go for - one for €400 with free utensils I wouldn't use all of or get one from Avoca, €15 off their price of €495, and a free ice cream maker which I've wanted, with it.

I knew what I wanted to do, really. As there's birthday and album launch cupcakes to be made tonight. 'Why not go up there for coffee and get it now?' said Tinman.

Why not? said my inner voice. Well, because it's four hundred and eighty quid, and even though I've decided to get it, I'd still rather dither about it until I find out it's no longer available, like I always do.

But lovely pot of tea and an oatcake later, I was feeling far more awake and less lurgyful, and overcame the purhcasing-fear and became the deleriously excited owner of a RED (last one in stock) Kitchenaid mixer, happy dance happy dance.

Thank you Tinman, for the card-with-a-fiver, the tea and the moral support.

In other birthday present news, I, what's the word, custom ordered? some jewellery from etsy, but the photos are down now I've paid for it. But here's what inspired it.

Recession? What recession?

15 comments:

Red Leeroy said...

brilliant, I got paid today and promptly e-bay'd myself to death. You could always send some of the cupcakes round my way if you are feeling that way inclined, happy baking !!

Ms. Moon said...

Ooh! Sounds perfect! A new red Kitchen Aide AND funky, cool jewelry.
A woman after my very own domestic, funky heart.
Happy birthday, Jo!

jothemama said...

Heh, death by ebay.

You'll have to come to the gig, and get some that way!

I'm still available for events such as wedding, btw. Click on the Piosa Cake link for a look.

jothemama said...

Oops, missed you, thanks, Ms Moon!

tinman18 said...

You'll notice that my advice involved telling you what I knew you wanted to hear.

It's tricks like that that have kept me married for almost a quarter of a century.

jothemama said...

It wasn't so much advice no, it was more the lets go do it now! approach that was helpful. I"m so much more of the lets over analyse it til it's too late approach.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria.
In de gloria.
In de gloria.

Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria.
In de gloria.
In de gloria.

Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven.
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria.
In de gloria.
In de gloria.

Hiep hiep hiep hoera!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Dammit, the 'hij's in that should be 'zij's as you don't have testicles.

jothemama said...

You didn't need to tell me eitherof those facts...

Lang zal hij leven (on saturday)
Lang zal hij leven (tomorrow)
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria (on saturday)
In de gloria.
In de gloria.


butthankyou very much.

Dutch sounds kinda nerdy, oesn't it? Or not nerdy, hokey.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Never thought of it as nerdy, gutteral perhaps, but not nerdy.

Rechru said...

Happy birthday Jo!! You deserve that mixer. Like my buggy, my present last birthday was allowing myself to buy an expensive snazzy yellow second buggy which I have not regretted once. Enjoy the red mixer!!

jothemama said...

The same as Lisa Bonet's! Thanks for the wishes :)

Lottie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!

tinman18 said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Holemaster said...

Belated Happy Birthday Jo!