A wee winner!
Thanks to Trinity for her suggestion -- her comment was the randomly selected winner of my sort-of little contest.
Trinity, send me your address so I can mail you your wee prize!
You want to know what I've bought, right? NOTHING yet. Nothing. I'm still waffling. Turns out the Kindle doesn't work in Canada [blerg], not that it was in the budget. Current idea: someone suggested an Ice Cream maker. I get bored with the low-fat Chapman's flavors [yummy, but always the same], so this just might be the ticket!
In any case, thank you all for participating! I loved reading all your suggestions and clicking on the links. It's fun to dream.