John and Jet consulted with each other and since my original Mother's Day present hadn't worked out (a European set of headlamps for my Passat), they went in together and bought me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. They had gone off, together, to Kohl's to get it while I worked happily, alone in the house. Jet had a hard time following John out of the store while John was holding the mixer, so John got inventive and put the mixer, in box, on the floor, perched Jet on it, and then pushed the box out with Jet riding, in state, on the box. Jet loved it. He also stayed right on the box and waved his parade princess wave at everyone that he rode by. There was much admiration.
In the ensuing weekend, John made four batches of chocolate chip cookies. I made a chocolate cake, a loaf of banana bread, and there's cheesecake makings in the fridge. There's also rumors of pizza for dinner. We're enjoying the new acquisition happily.