I admit, I love gadgets and toys. Get me into places like Ikea, Linens N Things, Bed Bath & Beyond and I'm a pretty happy camper for hours. I don't necessarily have to get anything, but I sure do enjoy poking around.
This year, we've done a bit of toy shopping. Some were replacements, like this grill: When I was growing up, grilling was reserved for the man of the house. Over time, I've discovered that I really like to do the grilling. This grill is just right for me. Not too big, lots of BTUs, 4 burners. My DH even got me a really cool magnetic light to use when it gets dark out. Sometimes I use the light as an excuse of why dinner is so late.
Earlier this year, we were at a friend's house and he is also one to collect gadgets. He had smoked ribs and chicken in one of these nifty smokers. Well, since DH and I are quite fond of BBQ, it wasn't long before we had one of our own. The flamingo is supervising today's menu: pork ribs.
Last, and definitely the most fun toy is this:
Yep, this is my new computer, a MacBook. My faithful indigo iMac blew the hard drive while I was on vacation. We decided that we would get it repaired, sell it and get this nifty little guy. DH and I are both just tickled with it. We can use it anywhere around the house as I had previously set up a wireless router for the kid (rather than running cable everywhere). It has a DVD player, so that if one of us wants to watch a movie and the other doesn't, we're good to go. I have yet to figure out all that it can do, but there's time for that!