I’ve written before about ‘quality of life’ issues and how important the little, everyday things are that you can’t buy. I have to admit, though, every once in awhile, something material makes my day. :0)
My husband and I like to wash our hair in the kitchen sink on mornings we haven’t already taken a shower, or when we’ve been out working in the heat and need a 2nd hair-washing of the day. There was nothing WRONG with our kitchen faucet, but I had to stand on tiptoes to be able to get my head under the water flow, and we had a separate sprayer attachment that just didn’t work well with our water pressure. This was a replacement faucet that we put in years ago when the one we had when we built the house 25 years ago gave it up, so it had lots of years of life left.
We were watching one of the DIY ‘rip-everything-out-and-start-over’ shows on TV. This was a start over in the kitchen and they put in a FABULOUS faucet we both noticed and loved right away. They didn’t give the name of the manufacturer, but we went looking for what we could get that was similar locally.
Here’s what we got -
It’s a Price Phister F-529-MYPS
It stands WAY up over our stainless steel double sink. This pic shows the water control on the left, but we put it on the right. We filled the soap dispenser with Go-Jo, my husband’s favorite super-duper hand soap for really grungy hands. The faucet end has a toggle switch on it for either regular water flow or spray, and then another control for how hard you want the spray. The end of the faucet comes out so you can spray the sink, or large things, and then pushes up and clicks softly when it’s secure in the neck.
The neck is wide enough that I don’t have to stand on tiptoes to be able to get under the water flow, and I LOVE being able to set the temperature just right and the spray just right that I can use both hands for my shampoo. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Okay. I know I’m admitting that a shallow, luxurious, material item like this can bring a huge grin to my face. We didn’t NEED this, and probably should have saved the money for something we really DID need, or for a rainy day. But as a quality of life – feeling luxurious on a daily basis – thing – it’s a ‘big, deep breath and happy sigh’ thing for me. :0)
I hope YOU’VE splurged on something that you didn’t really NEED, but brought you joy lately. If you have, I’d love to hear about it.
If you haven’t – jump in and do something nice for yourself today!