My sister in Oklahoma is the gadget queen. She finds the most amazing things. Part of it, I know, is that she’ll plan an entire day trip around visiting that maze-without-the-cheese Hell known as Ikea.
Sure part of it might be due to the fact that she had to cross state lines and travel 4 hours to get there, but let’s face it you have to be a die-hard shopper to spend hours traveling up and down those crooked aisles just looking at stuff.
True, her finds make her house a marvel at organization and really nifty to look at, with treasure boxes all round. But I am not that patient, nor interested. I’m not a destination shopper, but a purpose driven one. I want to pick up what I want and leave, not stop at the halfway mark for lunch.
Still, I do envy her ability when I see her house.
Thankfully, a day trip to Ikea is not always necessary. Our mom, who was visiting, happened to spy a rather handy kitchen gadget and was able to order it from the great ‘Zon. Mom called and told me it was being sent to my house, but I could not open it to see what it was.
Have you ever? That must violate some cosmic rule somewhere—Boxes that come to my house with my name on it should be opened by me. Right?
Still, it arrived while I was at work and when I got home, I shook it just a little, then inspected it to see if there was any damage to the box that would enable me to open it to check for any damage to the contents.
Fearful of the all-seeing eye of my mother even many states away, I called Mom to let her know that it had arrived. Wonder of wonders, she said I could open it and that one of the items were for me.
The nifty little plastic bin hooks to over the top of a drawer and you scrape the scraps into it with this plastic spatula that has it’s own little slot on the side. Amazing. I used to lug the garbage can over to the counter and scrap everything into it then have to wipe down the drawer/cabinet faces. Hubby said now I can just take all the vegetable peelings to the compost heap in the back yard. Very cool!
Needless to say, I am thankful for my sister for discovering and even more grateful for my mom for sending me one of my very own:)