“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”

This should be a sloth day except I actually made my bed, went out for breakfast, watered outside plants and filled the bird feeders. I wanted to do none of these. It is just that sort of a day, the third in a row of just that sort of a day. The difference is that today I did stuff despite my reluctance and for that I take some pride.

It will be a warm day today, a New England warm day. I added that last part because everything is relative. I’m thinking air-conditioner but not yet as the sun is still on the other side of the house. If I get uncomfortable, on goes the air.

Usually I never watch daytime TV. I read, go on-line, browse catalogues or sit on the deck. Today, being one of those days, I turned on the TV and am watching one of my favorite off the wall movies, Shaun of the Dead. I think it a perfect fit for my mood.

My father used to bring ice cream home all the time. He worked for Hood. Once he brought home a pint of ice cream, and my sister wanted to know if it was for dolls, it being so small and all. My father became the manager of Hood in Hyannis which is why we moved down here. Later the building was sold and it became a restaurant. When my mother came to visit once, she and I went there to eat. It seemed strange. The office configuration was still there but the walls were gone, and it was now a bar. My father would have liked that.

My father was a fan of vanilla with Hershey’s syrup and whipped cream. He always sat in the same place in the living room: at the end of the couch beside the table. I can still see him carrying his bowl of ice cream then settling to watch TV. My dog Shauna sometimes got her own bowl of ice cream and always got to lick his. Gracie gets mine. She isn’t partial to any flavor. She likes them all. As for me, I’m on a coconut kick.

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6 Comments on ““Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I almost never watch daytime tv either but did so today. I went to the big hospital to do my CT-scan and had to drink contrast fluid for two hours 🙂 They showed Emmerdale, a long time running day time soap from Britain. Nothing much had happened since I saw it the last time, four years ago 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’ve started to bring a cooler when I want ice cream from the store, otherwise it starts to meslt and I don’t like it when it re freezes. Vanilla is of course something that always works but my favorite flavors is hazelnut and Rum-raisin. But to be honest, I eat any icecream 🙂

    We’ve had a rather nice sunny and warm day here and they say it will continue for the rest of the week 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Soap operas always seem like that. You stop watching for years, and it is as if all the action stopped as well. The only soap I ever watched was Dark Shadows, and it was so much fun.

      I love ice cream too but vanilla definitely needs help. Chocolate is the best but that caramel sea salt chocolate sauce I bought is the best of them all.

      It is beautiful outside with a nice breeze which makes the sun bearable.

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The tv is on almost all the time at my house. I like to have something interesting to listen to while I’m doing other things. I especially love it when Science Channel does Wonders of the Solar System marathon. I know I have 6 hours of interesting and uninterrupted narration to knit to.

    Hoodsies were a staple food of childhood. Everyone liked the chocolate syrup one but I liked the fruit one. I don’t remember what fruit it was supposed to be because it just tasted like tangy sugar. It was red so possibly it was intended to be strawberry.

    Rocky and I went for a longish walk and ended up at the local bakery where I got a breakfast sandwich and a blueberry strudel for later. It was good.

    I spent the day labeling photos on my computer. A deceased acquaintance who was a genealogist always used to wail “pleeeeease, write the names on the backs of the photos”.
    None of the family members in my very large photo collection was tagged. They are now. Even Rocky is tagged. The program does recognize him as a face. It even tried to stick his name on some people. 🙂

    I watered the plants. That’s all.

    There is ice cream in my freezer and I think I deserve some.

    Enjoy your day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I read a lot during the day so I keep the TV off until the early evening. Mostly in the summer it’s baseball games. I hate missing the Sox.

      I was a chocolate Hoodsie fan. One year my dad gave them out at Halloween, and kids tried to come back twice. They were a big hit.

      I had an omelet for breakfast. I got up early today and met my friend at 9. I get tired of the same thing for breakfast and hadn’t had an omelet in a while.

      I never think of tagging the photos though I did some because the computer prompted me, not because I thought of it. That might be a cold, rainy day project.

      I took a nap later but a short one.

      Gracie is really warm and panting. I think she was eating grass and has an upset stomach. I’ll have to turn on the air to make her more comfortable.

      Have a great evening.

  3. Coleen Burnett Says:

    Since my gall bladder surgery last year I am really supposed to stay away from such a sugary treat. Screw that. I still eat ice cream, but not as much…

    My favorite? Chocolate peanut butter. Mmmmmm…

    Waving from Jersey while holding a (small) dish of ice cream in the other hand…


    • katry Says:

      You have wonderful taste in forbidden foods. Yum, chocolate peanut butter. I think I’d never turn down a bowl of that!!

      Waving back and hoping you’re enjoying that ice cream!!

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