Sometimes I forget that I've been married for 8 1/2 years and living on my own for 9 1/2 years, and some things were already used....so it's normal for them to break.
I had to remind myself of that this week when:
1) I dropped my large mixing/serving spoon and it shattered.
2) I snapped my wooden spoon in half while pressing down sauerkraut (finally making it!)
3) My hand mixer died in the middle of making pie filling.
I wasn't prepared for the spoons to break. That's been a challenge. But my mixer cost me $5 and has mixed a lot of stiff cookie dough. It lived a good life. I've expected it to die for years, so I held on to a wedding gift, rightfully assuming the mixer would die at a very inconvenient time.
I'm loving my new mixer! It has three sets of beaters and six speeds, as compared to my old three speed mixer where only two speeds worked. It did a fantastic job on the peanut butter pie...which is looking mighty tasty in the freezer right this minute.