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Anyways...Kevin had 3 different amazing ideas for my first anniversary gift and the stand mixer was one of them. But he didn't want to be lame and get me an appliance. But after talking to me on Friday at which point I realized I had a 30% off coupon for Kohl's that he decided then and there we were going to make a purchase. The mixer was on sale and came with a mail in rebate for a $50 Food Chopper attachment. So between all those things the total was $223 and with subtracting the free attachment it's more like $170. Cool!! And I got to pick my own color!! And it's brand new! (all the things I would have missed out on if buying it on Craigslist.) I was debating between colors and Kevin kept telling me I should get a cool, memorable color that my grandkids would always remember. :) So we went with the classy red. mmm. Can you tell I'm happy?! And it's a gift we'll both benefit from for years and years....
And in case you're wondering what he's getting, it's not nearly expensive but it's very meaningful and useful forever. A slimline snap front pocket Bible. Also something we'll both benefit form for years and years...And perfect for the "paper anniversary."
I was going to update a bit on my Canadian visit thus far, but I'm kind of worn out and dinner is almost ready. Later, people.
May 14, 2009
I'm busy. Busy packing for two weeks away from home...in two distinct climates...for two unique purposes. Saturday I will be picked up by my second family (correction: third family if you count the Eccles as second, but I kind of consider them my real family in addition to my blood family. But I digress.)--the Austins--are picking me up and taking me home with them to Canada where I am spending the week. Britt and I haven't spent more than a day together for a year (!!) so we're both pretty pumped about this. I get to be with her for two of her showers as well as helping her and her mom get together the last minute wedding details. Fun! Kevin will come up Thursday or Friday and I'll relocate with him to our "room" for the weekend--the Austin's camper. :D Then of course there is the wedding! I could go on and on about that but I'll save that for a later date.
Sunday after the newly married couple opens gifts, Kevin will drive me to the Detroit airport and I'll be off for Florida where I'm spending a week with my grandma and my mom. How fun is that?!
I'm kind of exhausted now, so I'm signing off. But not before I mention that my tests for Celiac disease came back negative. The doctor is still prescribing the gluten free diet (which I'm in total agreement about!) and diagnosing me with a gluten intolerance. Basically it's a food allergy which means I'm not damaging my intestines if I do mess up the diet. I'll just suffer a few rather uncomfortable consequences. But I'm happy. And so are my insides.