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Yesterday, Phil met me outside my office after work. We were supposed to go out to dinner in the area, but when we met he informed me we had to go to my house right away. I knew he had been shopping for my present, so I wondered if it was something perishable. No, he said. Just heavy. And he stepped aside and revealed the box containing this:

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I was flabbergasted, dumbfounded, I said "Oh my god" about 20 times. I was not expecting a gift anything like this one. I have wanted one of these for years. I go into Williams Sonoma stores and pet them. When I discovered that Macy's had a display of about 25 different colors of KitchenAid stand mixer, I was in wonderland. I didn't imagine I would own one of these till I got married, or moved into a house with a decent-sized kitchen. I had asked for an ice cream maker, and really I was expecting that Phil would get me that or some sort of camping-related thing. Never this. This most beautiful piece of kitchen equipment. I know, love does not equate to how much a guy spends on you. But I think I'm going to stop being so insecure about Phil's feelings for me now.

He said he thought about getting me the ice cream maker, but then thought why do that when there's an ice cream attachment for the KitchenAid stand mixer? (For the record, I have to get the ice cream attachment on my own, but that's fine by me!) He talked to his friend who had just purchased one and apparently his friend helped him look for the best price (I think TJ Maxx had them for cheap, but only in basic colors -- so Phil ended up going to Macy's). He knew what color I wanted because it was on my Svpply.com wish list. And he bought it! For me! I can't believe it! He said I had been so generous and given him so many amazing gifts for his birthday, and this was the one thing he knew I'd really love. Well he couldn't be more right. 

So we went home, and had a lovely Indian dinner in my neighborhood, and then bought ingredients. The first thing we made was butter. All you have to do is whip heavy cream until the curds separate out. Then you rinse it and squeeze out the water and you have delicious fresh butter! And then we made Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. And Phil ate all the batter off the paddle and then he felt a bit ill, haha.

I always said choosing the color would be the hardest part, but this was a great choice. It matches many things in my kitchen. I will keep it shiny and clean and polish it every day! I can't wait to use it to make more things.

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

Date: 2012-12-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynima.livejournal.com
SO.FUCKING.AWESOME.

When I saw the photo you posted, I thought either your parents got it for you or you finally decided to splurge on it yourself. But OMGWOWWOWOW!!! GO PHIL!!!!!!!

Homemade butter sounds absolutely delicious. And since I'm supposed to be staying away from the stuff because my cholesterol is in the definitely not cute range, now I want it all the more!

Date: 2012-12-12 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webmd.livejournal.com
I do fear I will be gaining weight as a result of this thing! I am going to try to go to the gym tonight. Don't want to end up with the diabeetis. :b

Date: 2012-12-12 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynima.livejournal.com
Well...making healthy stuff with the mixer could be a fun challenge, right? So have you given the new baby a name yet?

Date: 2012-12-12 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webmd.livejournal.com
His name is Herbie! For no reason other than that was the first name that popped into my head.

Date: 2012-12-12 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynima.livejournal.com
By improv logic, that means Herbie is the perfect name! Welcome, Herbie!!

Date: 2012-12-12 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osito71.livejournal.com
I love the color!

Date: 2012-12-12 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abitunlikely.livejournal.com
I saw your mom's comment about you wanting it your whole life, and I was like, then why didn't YOU get it for her? But this is special in a completely different way. Hopefully you won't sour on it should the relationship ultimately not work out. :b

Date: 2012-12-12 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webmd.livejournal.com
My parents didn't get it for me because it's pretty darn expensive. Like $300ish. I mean, I guess they still could have, but I was never really expecting it. Not as long as I had a job and could technically buy one for myself. Plus it always just seemed too extravagant.

Another way of looking at it is, even if this relationship doesn't work out, I still got a stand mixer!

Date: 2012-12-14 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitfool.livejournal.com
oooohh! Awesome gift, Phil! And you made your own butter right away! I didn't know you could do that.

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