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

The humidity is making the day sticky and uncomfortable. Last night was the same. I ended up cooling the house by turning on the AC. Both Gracie and I slept comfortably.

Today is sometimes cloudy and sometimes sunny. Rain is a possibility, a holdover from Irma. I don’t mind as it hasn’t rained in a while.

Yesterday I filled all the bird feeders and washed off the deck and the deck furniture with the hose nozzle on jet. It was a power wash of sorts. The birds had left calling cards.

Today I have errands. The lens fell out of my glasses so I need to get them fixed. The old pair I’m using sits at an angle on my ears so I have to keep tilting my head when I read. It’s a bit disconcerting. I also need a few grocery items with toilet paper topping the list.

My house is still dusty, and I still don’t care.

Gracie is just fine. She scared the heck out of me last night when she barked at me. She had been standing beside me and staring for a while so I had blocked her out. The bark made me jump. It was an I’m hungry bark even though she had already eaten dinner and her after dinner treats. I tried to ignore her but it didn’t work. I got the paw, twice. I fed her another small can, and she was fine. I bow to her whims and wants.

I like ice cream. My favorite changes with my moods. Coconut was a favorite last summer. Couple it with hot fudge or caramel, both salted or unsalted, and it’s food bliss. Lately I’ve bought mint chocolate chip gelato. It needs no enhancements. Vanilla by itself is boring to me. It begs for toppings like hot fudge or peanut butter cups and maybe some jimmies (sprinkles to those of you not in New England). I like a sugar cone. It adds to the ice cream, but a sugar cone often ends up with a hole in the bottom. That means licking the ice cream from the top and the bottom. It’s a talent to keep the drips away. I’m very talented.

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

  1. olof1 Says:

    Mostly rainy here but every noiw and again there’s a gap in the clouds that allows for a few seconds of sunshine. Oddly enough it has been rain free when we’ve been out for our walk after work but it rained before and after 🙂

    I do like ice cream and preferable hazelnut ice cream but I have finally tasted coconut ice cream and it is amongst the top five 🙂 I actually do liek plain vanilla, sometimes I just get tired of all over flavored ice creams we have now days, they are more like candy.

    Have a great day!


    • olof1 Says:

      By the way, Sugar comnes are called rån here and that’s teh same word as we have for robbery 🙂 🙂 I always try not to say it out too loud but then again it isn’t a good thing to whisper robbery either it is just too easy to misunderstand 🙂

    • katry Says:

      A couple of cream stores sell the most delicious true to their flavors ice creams. The coconut actually has real coconut throughout. The chocolate chips are closer to hunks.The Cape Cod Creamery is my favorite ice cream.

      I don’t think there is any hazelnut ice cream around. You’d have to stick to vanilla, but I doubt that is any problem.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Nothing is better than plain vanilla ice cream when it’s good and not too sweet. In summer I sometimes add cold coffee or garden fruit. Egg liqueur on vanilla icecream isn’t bad either but I just buy it for special occasions.
    It’s quite cold and rainy here and I’m coughing and sneezing. Where did the summer go?

    • katry Says:

      We have some wonderful vanilla ice creams speckled with vanilla bean, but I like them with a chocolate or caramel sauce. I add Kalhua which is like adding cold coffee but just a bit better.

      I hate having a cold in any season but winter. It is just wrong in summer or fall.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Rocky does that Feed Me! thing, too. He sits quietly in front of me and just stares. Intently. Like he’s trying to send thought messages. If I speak, he jumps up and runs to the door and back and bounces around in a circle. He doesn’t want to go out. He wants his dinner. Piki Dog hasn’t figured out the words yet so he doesn’t start bouncing around until I get to the kitchen and stand near the kibble can. Then I have to ask him to sit because he’s doing back flips off my knees. He sits but his head is twisting around in protest at having to stay in one place while food is being prepped.

    Right now I am working on a quart of Maine blueberry ice cream that I got from Benson’s in West Boxford. Excellent ice cream. They have no bad flavors. They have honey ice cream which actually tastes like good honey as opposed to being disgustingly sweet. My other favorite from them is Black Forest. Black raspberry ice cream, dark chocolate chunks, cherries. I always get my ice-cream in a waffle cone because it contains all the side drips and it’s just sweet enough.
    But sometimes I just want a bowl of vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries on top.

    Today is cloudy, sunny, cloudy. Warm. A/C is not needed though.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The staring drives me crazy. She sits, stares and doesn’t move until she is on step two, that paw. I haven’t yet ignored the paw as I dreads what step three could be. I love Piki Dog’s food frenzy. He is an eager eater!

      I haven’t ever had most of the ice creams you’ve named. I don’t like the cherries in Black Forest cake so I don’t know about the ice cream. I don’t think my ice cream stores have waffle cones. I like the sound of honey ice cream. That would be one I’d like to try.

      The humidity made the air conditioning necessary. When I was outside, I got sweaty. That’s crazy for this time of year.

      Have a great evening!

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