Monday, May 14, 2007

You Can't Always Get What You Want

MENTAL STATUS: "Sad". Heard some depressing news yesterday that I can't quite mentally shake.

Well, despite some sad news and my daughter having a one ring-dinger of a bloody nose in the morning, I had a very nice Mother's Day.

My hubby even cleaned out my car yesterday--which I'm embarrassed to report is a bit of a black hole. (The one area of my life I just "let go".) Wow. Thanks, dear. Life begins today.

Anyhew, I received some wonderful gifts and then went out to dinner with my mother and my brother and his family. So all in all, it was great day. was kind of hoping for another gift--that I obviously didn't get. A gift that my hubby verbally told me he was NOT getting me but I was hoping for anyway.

A vacuum.

Yeah, I know. You probably side with my hubby. A vacuum doesn't say "Happy Mother's Day and thanks for all you do." It sort of says "Happy Mother's Day and thanks for all you do. Now go clean the floors. You keep a slovenly house."

But I don't care. I really wanted one anyway. I mean REALLY wanted one. Not just any ordinary vacuum, though. I wanted the Rolls-Royce of vacuums.

I wanted a Dyson.

The vacuum I have now sucks--and not the good sucks. I'm very hard on vacuums and seem to go through them about every 2 years, so at this point in my life I'm sick of it and just want the best.

When I explained all this to the hubby, he shook his head. I remember physically seeing his foot come down on this issue as well. There was no way he was going to get me a vacuum for Mother's Day. In fact, he told me just to go out and get the darn thing if I wanted it so badly.

But I can't justify spending that kind of money on a vacuum. I'm cheap when it comes to certain things. So I was hoping he'd make the decision for me. No such luck.

Now I don't know what to do.

Would you buy the Dyson or do you think there's a better (and cheaper) vacuum out there?


lainey bancroft said...

Well...Father's Day is just around the corner. You could buy it for him. :P

Having 2 dogs, a monstrous cat and many more kids than I gave birth to wandering my house has made me very hard on vacuums as well. We bought a central-vac about 6 years ago and it was the best purchase EVER. Doesn't get smelly like other vacuums and we don't have to pay a fortune for vac-bags.

(((sorry about your sad news)))

Elle Fredrix said...

Sorry to hear that sometime's got you feeling blue.

Ditto on the central vac. I love my central vac!

Cynthia Brayden-Thomas said...

I bought a Sears vaccuum a few years back because it comes with a warrenty and they'll service it if it breaks. It does the job okay and while I can't say I love it, it works and I appreciate it.

I completely understand your vaccuum lust. (Incidentally, I spent Mother's Day cleaning the grout on my kitchen floor, and then today spent time wiping the tiles with white vinegar and water until the paw prints, sneaker prints and other prints went away. Yes, I'm a bit of a clean-floor addict...) In fact, several years ago, I insisted on getting a floor washer for Christmas. My husband was leery, but when he saw my joy, he knew he'd made the right choice.

If he bought me any other sort of appliance, I'd bean him.

Wishing you a Dyson, soon!

Valerie Everhart said...

I can totally sympathize, Jennifer. I asked for pots and pans for Christmas-Calphalon. DH said not to tell anyone that was what he got me...but that is what I wanted, lol. And got!

Now for Mother's Day..I didn't get anything. My 2 sons and DH took me up to Grandfather Mountain for a picnic..where they hold the Highland Games. It was the greatest Mother's Day ever!

Hope you get your Dyson, though!!!