Yesterday my neighborhood girlfriend came over to try and pull me out of a dark and twisty mood. I was ruminating on trying not to suffer, when the Fed-ex truck pulled up and unloaded 5 large Pampered Chef boxes.
Did I ever share that I had a $1000 Pampered Chef show a couple weeks ago? Do you know what kind of stuff you get when you have a $1000 Pampered Chef show? Let's just say the sight of those boxes was enough to send me to the moon.
It was very handy that my friend was there. She read off the orders and what boxes they were in as I packed each order. Finally, after struggling to find stuff, we decided if I found all my stuff it would get it out of the way. I got a lot of stuff and it did the trick. Filling the next several orders turned out to be easy.
Of course, I had to stop and admire everything (mine and everyone else's). It turned out to be a work out; bending and searching and packing and piling. I was pretty pumped by the time we were done.
One of the bonuses to being a hostess for Pampered Chef is you can earn not only free things, but half price items too. The half price items are where you can really clean up. I got a $415 knife block set for around $180. My consultant threw in an extra 10% if I made it to $1000. It's a knife block, nine forged steel knives, kitchen shears, and a honing tool.
I have never had such great knives before. I didn't even know what I was missing out on. I wanted to cut up everything; it was like cutting butter. There's another thing that I'm probably way too happy about.
With a $1000 show you get 4 things for half price and $215 in free product. What a rush! I got things for free I'd been eyeing for years and another product for half price I've been pining over. I even got a couple things that just made me happy and even happier because they were free or half price.
I cooked for my family (I got to cut up potatoes and cabbage), then spent the rest of the evening washing all my new stuff and threatening my family's lives if they didn't take care of my new knives. I've left a couple of the old ones for them if they can't handle the responsibility.
One of my self-rules is that if something new comes into my kitchen I have to have a place for it or I have to get rid of something so the new thing will fit. I ended up getting rid of a lot of stuff and turning it over to another friend for her daughter who is setting up an apartment and doesn't have anything. That also made me very happy.
Then I reorganized my kitchen (happy, happy, happy) and breathed in the smell of fresh kitchen equipment (well, okay, it doesn't have a smell, but I breathed it in anyway).
Sigh! There is just something about getting new kitchen equipment that makes my job worthwhile. (Huh?) Now I'm just delirious.