Master and I got our first wedding present this weekend. His boss sent us (me) a KitchenAid stand mixer. I just about cried as we opened the box. It just seemed like too much for someone we’ve never met. I was overwhelmed with happiness as well. Master insisted I break it in that day and I wasn’t going to turn him down.
I’ve wanted one for a very long time and doubly so when I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel at the same time I was beginning to make homemade bread. I’ve never really been interested in a bread machine because it’s so unitasker (thanks Alton Brown). With a mixer I’m in heaven to do a lot of things. I also have plans to someday get some attachments to make pasta and sausage.
That day I made a cake with homemade frosting. I’ve never baked a cake from scratch and I don’t think I like the recipe I used. Scratch cake was a bit dry for me, although Master liked it. The chocolate frosting rocked though. I’ll be making that again.
I’ve also been doing a lot of video watching for DIY hair and makeup so that I can do my best on wedding day. I’m going to do another trial run tomorrow because I wasn’t 100% happy with the way my hair turned out. I’ve got something else in mind but I’m not sure I can pull it off. We’ll have to see. The make up was nice and I’m sure I can redo it over and over. My makeup skills have really come along.
Master and I had our Monday talk about the progress of our relationship. He reminded me to stop focusing on the negative as we’ve had a lot of positive things happen in the past year. He reminded me of all the things that have happened this year that we’ve been blessed with and all the plans we’ve put into motion for the coming year.
We are getting married. Things will get better and change at the same time. Things couldn’t be better. I can’t wait.