18 December 2011

I traded my serger in for a juicer. For now.

I'm as bad as my children when it comes to holidays. I am so excited about all the sparkly, dangling possibilities that I flit around from one enticing option to the next with reckless abandon. But each promise of what could be mine feels as sincere and real as the next- for the week or so that I entertain it's possibilities that is.

First it was a banjo for Christmas. It is No.7 on my 27 before freaking 28 list after all.

I still really do want a banjo and the musical know how, of course. I just wanted a serger more and I never honestly thought Thomas Robertson would entertain the idea of so lofty a gift, but I think he was just relieved to put off the banjo idea for a while. Every time we get out a guitar or ukulele in our house the boys become a little too enthusiastic and they take over. Let's not kid ourselves, no one's learning how to play anything around here until Asher is a little older or until we covert a shed in the yard to an ultra-sweaty practice room or something.

It's a big deal having a serger. You are announcing, loud and clear, to yourself that you are serious about sewing. You are also opening yourself up to a lot of people harassing you about using it, but that's ok. You could start a side business renting it out for a small fee until it paid for itself. You could, but why would you? Wait, this is a serger we are talking about! Stop worrying so much about people harassing you about borrowing it and enjoy the anticipation of all the straight, finished seams that await you! All the easy as pie projects and that professional finish. All the hours you'll spend sweating profusely, hunched over it with a manual, feeling like that Massachusetts couple who were lost in a corn maze and called 911! Help! How do I thread this thing!

I still want a serger and I am happy to wait for one now that I know it's a real possibility. But instead I think I am going with a juicer this year.

It's a crazy, stupid fad. It's so annoying when someone starts juicing and making you feel bad about the giant, artery clogging piece of delicious in your hand. You're just trying to savor every last sugar and salt particle and their barking in your ear about antioxidants and how their bowel movements are changing.

So, naturally I'm jumping on this bandwagon and have been slowly for the last two months (maybe?) anyway. My in-laws juice my breakfast every MWF morning and have been for quite a while. I help pay for supplies and in turn they help make me healthy. I like it. It makes me feel good and at this time of year, when let's face it-- you might be juicing for breakfast and eating trays of treats your neighbors brought you for every other meal-- you could use a little help in the nutrient department. And by you I mean me here.

Getting a juicer is also a big deal. You are announcing, loud and clear, to yourself that you are serious about your own health. And when you're sweating profusely, hunched over the sink cleaning it all by hand, you'll be double sure that you're serious, which will certainly make you think twice about consuming trays of treats for lunch. And by you I mean me here.

So, juice for breakfast every day instead of a serger right now. I can handle that.

Because I'd just be serging the hem on some fat pants at the rate I'm going.

My birthday is in six months and that serger is calling my name. I can wait.

12 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Fat, sick, and nearly dead get you too? We used some money my parents gave us for Christmas on a juicer and now we are kale drinking machines. Haha!

melissa said...

what's a juicer? is it better than just throwing everything in the blender for smoothies? why am i so dumb?

Becky said...

Steph I bought Becky a serger for her Birthday from Amazon last year. It was only $200 and had great reviews. She seems to like it. I know they have crazy expensive ones, but why not have your serger and drink your juice too!

Becky said...

uhh this is Chase not Becky

rachel said...

the massachusetts couple!!! banjo!!! we need one! I need to learn a musical instrument very soon. It's time.

A Mermaid said...

Oh Chase- I like the way you think! haha I'll have to talk to her about her threading experiences!

liko said...

haha! i like how you are convincing yourself that you NEED this juicer over the serger. and i think if i ever got a serger, i probably wouldn't share because i wouldn't want it to break or something...
i've been debating getting a vitamix for myself (well, for my family but buy it myself) this Christmas...you know...we go through blenders like crazy in this house, why not invest in something that'll last?
anways, i, personally, do not think you need to have just juice for breakfast any morning because to me you look fabulous, but it is healthier so i am happy you have decided on getting a juicer.

echo said...

costco- $89. works great. best price we found.

Anonymous said...

why a juicer instead of a whole fruit blender? that way you get the stuff that keeps your blood sugar from spiking...the fiber is the good stuff

A Mermaid said...

You make a good point anonymous! haha (WHO ARE YOU? The mystery is exciting...) I do want a Vitamix and have for some time. I am not rushing out just yet to buy anything- still researching the options, but thanks for your input! I agree that the fiber is where it's at too.

melissa said...

ps i haven't taken the time to write to google and ask her all about this juicer thing, but your post did make me want a smoothie for breakfast so i had one. thanks for the nutrients.

Leisa Tapia said...

OOooo!!! I have been reading about juicers a LOT lately!!! I can't wait to hear what you get and what you like! there are so many different kinds, ones for citrus, ones for basic juicing, ones that are awesome and do more green leaves/foilage type stuff... it was overwhelming to read about....
Have you watched the sick, fat, dead movie? (i dunno if that's the right now, but basically)