Bizarre Nature

Humans have a bizarre nature, I’d say.
This weekend, we got it into us to do some spring cleaning on our kitchen. M and I went to town, purging paperwork, rearranging cabinets, selling unused appliances, etc. We were worn out by the end, but the counters and table were clean and lovely for the first time in months.

Then we came across the ads in this Sunday’s paper. Target has decided to run some really amazing sales. Namely on a certain spinning appliance on a stand that makes cookies.

Let me back up a bit. This week, I found a great recipe for frosting. Some birthday cupcakes were overdue, so I decided to try it out. In the recipe, it called for butter and sugar to be creamed together.

Hang on, let me back up a little further. A couple years ago, we were without a mixer. For five bucks, or some kind of freebie/hand-me-down, we got a small hand mixer. It worked great for whipping up some boxed cake mix.

I burnt out the hand mixer.

Turns out even after being softened in a bowl all day, a small, cheap mixer won’t cream butter and sugar.

We have coveted a stand mixer since we moved into this house. And after a super sale on them, plus our discounts, we got a bright red one. I spent the better part of this evening purging the fridge, clearing everything else out that goes unused.

I swear, it was as though I was lighting candles and laying out rose petals for a virgin. That kitchen needed to be pristine for this beautiful new machine of ours.

The night wore on, all the preparations happened, and it got too late to dive into the box and extract our new mixer.

But I’m not sad about it. Because you know the best part of the night? Target also had a sale on Nerf guns. The boy and I now have a pair of hand-held gatling Nerf dart guns, and they work great!

Joy comes in funny forms.

Especially the joy of hearing my young son telling me, “Dad, could you please stop being silly?”