Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Whistle While You Work

I know. I know. Brian is the man of everyones' dreams. He's loving and caring and handsome and supportive. But, let me introduce you to the new love of my life - The Dyson Pink.



I had been begging Brian for one of these beauties for a few weeks. Some of you may be thinking, "Really? A vacuum cleaner is that exciting to you?" YES! I love to clean. It's therapy and normalcy for me. I'm a type-A, anal retentive, control freak at heart, and my house is one thing that I can still maintain some sense of control over in the midst of turmoil in every other arena.
Anyway, a week and a half ago, I was on the computer when this little notification window popped up that said, "Target Order Confirmation". My curiosity was immediately piqued. Quickly, I said to Brian, "I'm gonna check your email, okay?" He got a big grin on his face, and I knew that my dreams were rapidly coming true. Sure enough, my husband had purchased the vacuum cleaner.
Everyday, I would excitedly throw the front door open, in hopes that my new love had arrived. Finally, last week, I saw the big brown UPS truck slow to a halt in front of my house. I could feel my heart skip a beat and a smile overtook my face. "It's here. She's finally here." I sang gleefully to myself.
At once, I flung open the door to see... a baby stroller. You got it. An Evenflo baby stroller. "What in the world?" I wondered. Sure enough, Target had made quite the error and sent the wrong thing.
I had the poor customer service representative on the phone within seconds, promising to me that this problem would be remedied that very day. She was as nice as you can imagine, but I couldn't help but let my disappointment spill out in the tone of my voice. "We'll have one shipped out first thing in the morning, "she politely assured me.
So, after much waiting and anticipation, I'm now the proud owner of a Dyson Pink. You know what the funny part is, I can't even vacuum right now. But, that doesn't stop me from admiring her from across the room :)
[And, just a side note - $30 from each Dyson Pink purchase benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.]

20 comments:

Weeksie50 said...

I want a Pink Dyson too..
I have a rainbow and they are just to much trouble..lol. They have Dysons @ school and I just love em.. When I tell people that is the number one thing on my wish list they laugh.. they just don't understand..

Wow, that is crazy that they sent you a stroller..I am glad they fixed that quickly for you.. I bet you were beyond shocked..

Crystal said...

ooooh...I've been wanting a Dyson for a while, now I just have to have that pink one!

Amy said...

If your going to have a vacuum, it might as well be a pink one.;)

It's funny, once we are married, how the definition of "exciting" gifts change.

As a teenager, roses, rings, or picture frames excited me, and I still enjoy those things, but now I am thrilled with gifts like the Swiffer Wet Jet Mop...Sigh...It changed my life.;)

Once you are cleared to start vacuuming again, call me. I've got a few rooms that could use the help of your pretty in pink gift.:)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I am so jealous it is NOT EVEN FUNNY! I have wanted the pink dyson for the loooongest time. You are one lucky chicka!!! SO fun!

Melissa Ellen said...

I'm a neat freak too. I love your new vacuum. Crazy about getting the baby stroller though.

You'll be up and vacuuming in no time! I use cleaning as a stress outlet too :)

Your husband rocks. I'm glad to hear it is $30 because that's a really good amount in my opinion!

Rebecca Taylor said...

I love it!! What a fun gift...funny how your idea of a great gift changes after you get married and you're a "grown up!" :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I am SO jealous! I have been admiring that vacuum cleaner from a far! Dysons are the best and this one is even better b/c it is PINK! You do have a great husband!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

So beautiful!!!!! Just think, you loved cleaning before, you're going to love it even more now.

Liz said...

Oh yeah. I'm loving this. I SO need a new one, the one I have is big and clunky and I'm pretty sure has thrown a belt. I dont know what that even is... but that was mom's verdict.

Live.Love.Eat said...

re: your nick lachey comment. the pic with him and my son? hah. I think it's just the pic but hey, I'll take it :)

Lindsey said...

Oo I am now in love with the Pink Dyson too!!! What a sweet husband of yours! I might need to be sending my hubs hints of wanting one as well...

countrygirl3031 said...

Oooooo you're so lucky! I want one of those too!

LOL...I can't believe they sent you a stroller instead! What a riot!

Hugz,
Michele

Shannon said...

Cute vacuum! I want one now.

Cari said...

I got the Dyson pink last year and instantly fell in love with her. Pink is my favorite color and cancer research has a soft spot in my heart. You better believe every time I pull out my vacuum now, I'll think of you. And when I do, I'll whisper a little prayer.

SweDaisy said...

Oh I have vacuum envy! I love it. I wanted a pretty push vaccuum, but my husband loves central vac, and since he's the one who usually does the vacuuming I couldn't argue.

Speaking of husbands, you are truely blessed with such a wonderful man to call your support. I read the answers from the interview and was moved at how well he answered.

God is definately on your side and you shall both overcome the "road block" and be able to continue your 5 and 10 year plans.

TAke care,
Lisa

Tanya said...

Well, I love it already because it's pink and so cute! I have heard great things about these Dysons...

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erinkern said...

Cute! I bet cleaning is that much more fun now that you have that beauty! ;)

Tranquility said...

Yay for pink vacuums!!!
Best wishes for a full and quick recovery!

Tara Caire said...

pink dyson! i want one!!! Yes i looooove my dog! She is my life haha! thanks for stopping by my blog!