Thursday Thankful~Antibiotics and a mixer???

Well, the past week and a half we have been battling the dreaded infection..."strep"...ever had it?

It feels like 4 knives are scraping your throat and when you talk you almost choke. Thank goodness for modern medicine and antibiotics!

We have had at least one member taking an antibiotic and some times four people in my family taking antibiotics...it was hard to keep track! The hardest part was convincing my 4 year old that it does taste good...like bubble gum or cotton candy. She wasn't convinced but I enjoyed watching her "squish" up her little nose when she drank it...it made me giggle.

In midst of kids being home from school, I was pleasantly surprised when my doorbell rang and Fed Ex dropped off a package. My new Kitchen Aid mixer! Now I have to give MAJOR "kudos" to this company.

My old mixer has been broken a while~

I would fix it and then it would fall right off again. On Saturday, my husband called Kitchen Aid to see where we could get it fixed. After some time on the phone, we found out that our Kitchen Aid professional was RECALLED{five years ago} and they would send a new one right out!!!!! We were thrilled!It's like Christmas all over again in the middle of March.

Now that is customer service!!! So when I am again looking for some type of new kitchen "tool" if I have a choice b/t Kitchen Aid and some other brand....you know what I am buying!

This Thursday Thankful is all about companies that have great customer service and for that "thick" pink syrup my kids take that bring a smile back on their faces.


45 comments:

Tanielle said...

Hope everyone is now feeling better! No fun at all! We've had that same antibiotic at my house too! Strep is miserable, I use to get it at least twice a year when I was growing up!

Lucky girl, I need that mixer!:-)

Have a great night!

Tanielle

Paula said...

Strep is horrible. I used to get it a lot when I was a kid. I hope everyone is feeling better!

And, its great you got a new mixer. I need to call about my vacuum. Fingers crossed that I'll get some great service :)

Preppy 101 said...

Thank goodness for antibiotics! And I will remember your Kitchen-Aid story!! xoxo

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We have a spot in our refrigerator that the amoxocillin just stays. Also, thank goodness for good customer service.

Becky said...

Get well my friend. I have never had strep, neither have My Love or the kids. Sounds awful!

Yay for the new mixer. We are the same way with Sony products.

Liz said...

I hope you all feel better soon!

Enjoy your new mixer!

April said...

I am so sorry to hear that you all have been sick with strep. I've never had it, but my girls have and I know how bad it can make you feel. Get well real soon! I'll say a prayer for you!

Wow, Kitchen Aid is one awesome company for sending you a brand new mixer! That's almost unheard of these days! Happy baking! :)

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Hope everyone is on the road to recovery! These days great customer service seems scarce, but is really more important than ever! Kudos to kitchen aid!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope you all feel better at your house, Sandy! Sorry about the strep, and yes, I have had it before, and yes, it's awful!

That's a wonderful mixer... says the magpie with lust in her eye! A very shiny object, indeed!

XO,

Sheila :-)

MeganSloan said...

Strep is terrible. I had it just last month, while being pregnant..that is not fun! They give you the "safe" medicine which does NOT WORK! I forgot about the pink medicine for kids.... I had to take that stuff all the time!

Congrats on the new mixer - I wish I could get a new one! :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh strep is horrible!!!
I hope everyone feels better soon!!

I couldn't live without my mixer...congrats on your new one!!

LuLu said...

Sorry to hear that your family has been hit by the strep bug... not fun at all. Hurray for Kitchen Aide! now that is customer service, I have a terrible story about customer services from Sears I've been thinking about sharing.. maybe i will.
have a good thankful Thursday,
LuLu

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow. Kitchen aid gets a thumbs up from me too. awesome.
Strep is terrible....my kids have NOT had it. But I did about 7 years ago...the only good thing about it??? I lost about 7lbs.
Hope you are all feeling better soon.
Suz

Runner Mom said...

I hope that y'all are feeling better! Strep is not fun whatso ever!

Hugs,
Susan

vicki said...

I am thankful for a friend who can look up Easter Bunny books for you when you are on the phone ...

Who can laugh out loud when you want to cry ...

And who can remind me that it really is no big deal

... and that all people are not whack jobs .. I just attract them!

At Home In Georgia said...

I LOVE my Kitchen Aid! Now when everyone is better you can bake us something good....at least show us and share the recipe...I want to make noodles but never have.

Astrid said...

Ugh. I'm sorry to hear that your family has had strep. Knock on wood we haven't gotten it this year. I remember I used to get it once a year as a kid. They'd give me a huge shot in the rear. Oh...how I dreaded that!

We have an ancient Kitchen Aid stand mixer. One of the originals...handed down over a few generations. And guess what? It still works! (it's had some work done on it to keep it running)

Montee said...

I love my KitchenAid mixer and they do have great customer service. Sorry to here about the strep. That is not fun. I remember giving my children that Amoxicillan (sp?) better known as The Pink Stuff. I remember taking it when I was little and I still remember the taste. Not bad.

theArthurClan said...

I am feeling so bad for you ~ we've been battling sickness around here for almost three weeks now and it is just so tiring. Thank goodness for modern medicine.

I am so coveting your mixer right now...salivating! How awesome was that?!

Darlene said...

WOOHOO for Kitchen Aid and great customer service!!!!

I do hope everyone gets to feeling better quickly. I am knocking on wood cause Lexi gets strep every year and we haven't seen it yet....maybe we made it through this winter...fingers crossed....

Jan the crazy lady said...

You give your family great customer service too Sandy.

Kitchen Aid is so great to have done that. Wow. It brings hope to me.

joycee said...

So sorry your whole family has been under the weather. I hope everyone is feeling better and in need of some cookies or cake so that you can use that new mixer!

I am a new KitchenAid owner, my husband surprised me on Christmas. I am so hooked on the power of the beast (the mixer, not my husband!)I am baking up a storm these days!

Take care,

Colleen

Dot O said...

Sorry to hear about your illness - that just generally sucks no matter which way you twist it. However, the new mixer sort of helps! That is so great when a company can stand behind their product like that.

I have a new found respect for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer which will be used in the next couple of hours to bake a pound cake.

Take care and I hope you feel batter! (get it, feel "batter"). Sorry, I'm on my caffeine high right now.

Lindsey said...

Hope everyone is feeling better!

Tara said...

I can't believe Kitchen Aid did that for you! that is great customer service...sorry to hear about strep hitting your home, it has been a horrible flu season.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I hope the kiddos are one the mend.
Recently my camera broke and the repairs were estimated at $120. Yikes! Canon stepped up and covered it under warranty.
I love it when great things happen to nice people. :)

Heather said...

Sorry about the sick ones! that's never fun - but how exciting to get a brand new Kitchenaid - I love mine so much and use it all of the time!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Strep...dreaded strep.

You know, until you've had it you just don't understand!

"Knives"-great description!

Truly, Thank God for antibiotics!
I do hope everyone is feeling better.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

My kids have all had something-not strep yet, but I am wondering about the baby...
Love the mixer!!!

heather said...

Strep is the WORST. I had it three years in a row back in high school -so not fun. Then Hubby got it two years ago -and I seriously thought he was going to die. I was so scared. Hope you are all feeling better soon!

On the other note, I just made a mental note to buy KITCHEN-AID from now on. That is quality service for sure!

jennykate77 said...

Hope everyone is feeling all better! We have had our fair share of sickness too. I'm praying that it's OVER!!

You got a Kitchen Aid mixer?!! You lucky girl! I love it!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Kacey R. said...

First, I hope everyone starts feeling better soon. My friend and her family have been battling it too! YUK!

Now, seriously LOVE that you got a new mixer. That is FABULOUS! What a wonderful surprise!! And great customer service goes a looooooong way.

Anna K. said...

I love my Kitchen Aid mixer! It's such a great tool to have.

Strep is particularly yucky, isn't it? I hope it goes away (and stays away) very soon!

Carrie said...

Cool about the mixer not cool about everyone being sick I hope everyone is well soon!

Smelling Coffee said...

Hope everyone feels better soon! It's always exciting when someone has good customer service. Congrats on your new mixer! :-)

Christine said...

Hope you are all feeling better!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Ah yes! We are on antibiotics for ear infections around here. Thank heavens little Mr. Three doesn't have to scream from the pain anymore!!

hoLLy said...

i've seen and LOVED your comments(political ones especially) on "jan the crazy lady's blog" and had to come over!

i have had strep several times in my life and it is EVIL! i just had it a couple of months ago and somehow it only stayed with me and didn't pass along to the kids or hubster. that was a miracle!hope everyone feels better soon. enjoy your new kitchen aid. i got one for Christmas last year and it is oh so heavenly:)

Life with Kaishon said...

I just love good customer service. It makes me smile every time!

Sarah said...

Hope everyone gets to feeling better!

I love my mixer too and am happy to know about their customer service!

Joanna said...

We too have been battling a mess...Not strep, but a virus...Glad ya'll are feeling better.

Oh, how great is that about the mixer!

Preppy 101 said...

Hey Sandy Toes - I just gave you the Cute Blogger award. Check my blog when you have time!!

Sandra said...

We've been battling sickies around here too, it's horrible.

I LOVE your mixer, woowee, that would have made me happy too :)

Jboo said...

Antibiotics around here too -- hoping that the worst is over! How great is that about that mixer! Have a fun weekend!

Janet

Femin Susan said...

I am so sorry to hear that you all have been sick with strep. I hope you all feel better soon!