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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mourning the Loss of a Great Friend!

It's just terrible!!!!! Totally unexpected and heart-breaking! I just sank into my chair and said, "NO!!!!! This just can't be happening to me!!!!"

You see, we had really just gotten to know each other. Up until a few months ago, we would see each other only once in a while, and I must confess, it was for selfish reasons only. It's only been recently that I realized how much this friend had to give and before this, was left out in the cold!

It's my bread machine!!!!! It died today. Very suddenly. And in the line of duty, of all things!!!!

I wanted pizza dough. I got out my recipe, dumped the junk in there, plopped the pan in the machine and set it on dough setting, and away it went. I've gotten to just love the sound as it starts up slowly --- mixing all the lovely junk in there -- and then revving up and slapping that dough around, making that beloved ball of dough.

But today. . . . in the middle of it all, it died. Just up and quit!

What in the world am I going to do????? I had just gotten to the point where I found out all this wonderful machine could do. I've made the best breads, learned about the dough only cycle, etc., etc. I know, I know!!!! I don't NEED bread. In fact, I don't need ANY bread, or pizza dough, or rolls, or butter, or jelly, or cream cheese, or anything else that goes with the word bread. But it's my all time favorite thing. . . . .!!!!!!!

Please just let me mourn the death of my friend. It's still sitting on my counter. I can't even move it.

26 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You had me thinking you really lost a friend! I must confess, I own a bread machine and have never used it! I prefer to hand knead bread but after reading this, I may have to dig it out and learn how to use it! If you lived closer, I'd probably give it to you! Hope you find a new one soon!

This simple Life said...

Shame on you! I nearly got into tears.... LOL! That was a good one.

I have a neglected bread machine but I afraid that if I use it , it might die.

Daria said...

Yes you had me convinced it was a real person.

But I guess a good bread machine is worth its weight in gold.

Hope you find another ...

Audrey said...

RIP Breadmaker - you were loved!

Great post! Like the others, you had me fooled.

I share your love off all things bread! I know we should watch the carbs but golly, there is NOTHING better than warm bread slathered in butter!

Becky said...

Sorry to hear of your "loss" and hope you have many fond memories of the aroma of fresh baking bread to comfort you! Now, get over to the store and get a replacement... pronto!

Jill said...

Good thing I read it until the end. You had me going as well in the beginning.
I just sold mine at a garage sale as it sat in the cupboard for so long. Do I miss it? Maybe one day......

Nancy M. said...

I'm sorry for your loss! I am very bad, I was given a bread machine, but still haven't used it. I keep thinking about it, but just haven't gotten around to it. I hope you'll be able to find you a new friend!

Dani said...

You had me fooled too.....I have a bread machine, but its on its last "legs", makes a terrible sound when turned on..so it sits in a cabinet...I need to get a new one but keep putting it off...they are great, though, aren't they?

Renna said...

Cora, I see bread machines in thriftshops here all the time. You might check with one of yours if you have them in your area.

Meanwhile, I'll bow my head in a moment of silence in honor of your dearly departed friend. ;-)

Claudia said...

My condolences.

I've been thinking recently of getting a bread making machine but I know nothing about them. What kind did you have? How long did it last? Would you get the same one again?

I'm really sorry. Are you going to try making bread by hand? I've thought about that, too.

Joyfulsister said...

Awww May it rest in peace!!!
But you had me there for a moment sistah!!! naughty Girl!!!. I'm having a giveaway and I have an award for you on the bottom post of my giveaway, so please come over when you can okay.. Just wanted you to know how much i appreciate your sisterness.

Luv ya Lorie

KathyB. said...

You fooled me too! I do love my bread machine and use it often, should it die I would replace it.
I wonder, how would your dead friend look with flowers planted in her?Use her as a porch ornament.... Ha ha.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, no... I'm so sorry Cora.. I can see how much you loved your... ahem.. BREAD MACHINE... *giggle*

papel1 said...

You fooled me too. But this friend can be replaced. But I guess they are costly. Time for a sandwich with my crummy store bread.
Judy

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I was FIXIN TO CRY!
THen I realized it was for your MACHINE-- CORA!!!!!!!!!!! EGADS*
lol

My beloved Mr. Coffee is fixin to cross over as well. He can barely make coffee anymore.

Denise said...

Oh....... I love my bread machine! I do not use it much in the summer but in the winter I use it a lot! Sorry dear........ Guess it is to the Sears store or where else you might find a new friend!

Here is to the sweet smell of the bread floating through the rooms our home!

Julie said...

So sorry :)---ours caught on fire---luckily while we were home. I haven't made homemade bread since. Maybe I should do that this summer--from scratch!! Have a super day---Julie

mabsfominyen said...

What a piece! You actually got me thinking you lost a dear friend!

Toby Parsons said...

Oh my Cora! :) All drama aside, garage sales are a good place to pick up a new bread machine. Then of course, there is the old fashioned way that requires no machine.

I'll pray you find a new one quick! :)

RoseOhio said...

You are too funny! I haven't used my bread maker in a long while. I think I should dig it out again!

Ruthie said...

You have me for a moment - wondering who your friend was. Glad it was just your bread machine. But I know what you mean - they are priceless. Makes such wonderful bread!!

Smiles.

Toni said...

Cora you stinker!!I really thought someone had passed away at first!! I know how you must feel though.I love to cook and bake,so it is sad when our appliences go.I`m sure you`ll find a replaceent soon.In fact,I just saw a nice one at the thrift store last week for only $8.If shipping wasn`t so costly I`d just buy it and send it to you:)
Take care!!

Oma aka Meme said...

well now- your bread machine will have to go where my little food processor went- to the dump- to the dump - it did go-
quit in the middle of being used too- and now the piece that makes it go if you do it right broke off- so now I will just have to use a knife as I decided not to replace it-
poor machines- but reminding us not to store on treasures on earth.
hugs from Meme

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I can just see it sitting forlornly on the counter. So sad!

ByLightOfMoon said...

We are now together, mine did also!

We mourn together, I wish I would have said it so nicely as you!

Smiles, Cyndi

KayB said...

Well, y'know, we CAN get attached to things! If you've got a regular oven, I've got a great recipe for breadsticks/buns that you don't have to knead and is done in an hour and a half! Also have a FANTASTIC rustic bread recipe that also needs no kneading (but a long rise)!! All is not lost! Contact me! There IS life after bread-machines!
K. Balatoni