My Mom even wonders where I'm really from with all the excitement I have for my appliances. She hated getting anything that had to do with working and/or cleaning for gifts. One year my Dad got her some pink ice earrings and then hid them in a blender, wrapped it up and gave it to her for her birthday. She was so mad when she saw the blender, but us kids were in on the secret and kept insisting that we open it up and make milkshakes for the occasion. We quickly took it out of the box so she would see there was a smaller package inside before she really lost it. Once she opened it and found the earrings all was well, and we laughed it off and drank milkshakes. I, on the other hand, could hardly wait to get home while visiting my family in Mobile because I knew my new washer and dryer were waiting on me. Then one Christmas I asked for a KitchenAid Mixer. I'm not a jewelry person I guess. Although some of these things cost just as much!
The next item on my wish list is a new dining table set, which I don't think I will be getting until we transfer this summer. I can hardly wait for that now!