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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

conference & ice-cream


I love Ice-cream!


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I typically only need a little bit to satisfy my NEED for ice-cream
as part of my “healthy” nutrition plan

The problem today is that I had several. . .  which equals TOO MANY “little” bowls of this delectable frozen creaminess


Is it possible to have an addiction to . . . something as wonderful as ice-cream?


This past weekend was General Conference, and  I always look forward with great anticipation to hear conference, almost as much as I look forward to a small bowl of ice-cream.

Because we don’t have cable, we don’t get T.V. where I live.   We used to go to the stake center and watch.  We would take lunch and just enjoy the day.  Not many folks came to the stake center, because most have cable and simply stay home to watch conference.  The thing they didn’t realize is that going to the stake center gave a completely different meaning and focus to listening. it became something special and our focus was much more emphasized by not staying home. . . those that never took the opportunity to watch conference at the stake center. . . well, they sort of missed out.  Sadly for us, they no longer open the stake center for us to take opportunity for this event.

With my up-coming surgery this week to repair my meniscus, I took one last opportunity, Saturday morning before work, to go on a final ride with some friends.  It was a beautiful fall morning and I am happy that I went.  The only bad thing was that with work that afternoon, meant that I watched ALL 8 hours of conference on Sunday via the internet at home.  It was wonderful, but I had to work on staying focused all that time and did a very bad thing. . . .


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. . . I found a carton of ice-cream in the freezer!

After my breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries, my diet consisted exclusively of Ice-Cream!


This is a new flavor I have never tried before. . .

and before the day was over I had consumed literally ~ ~ ~ 

over 2/3 of the carton!

While the Banana Split was okay. . . 


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Farr’s Vanilla Bean is my favorite flavor! 

When conference started this carton was half full. . .

While I will eat most any flavor of ice-cream,

without doubt

Farr’s Vanilla Bean is my first choice every time

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Sometimes I drizzle chocolate over it

I’m not necessarily a “chocolate lover” in fact I typically pass on chocolate, but not today. . . for some reason it just, well. . . sounded good.

As conference would break for the congregational hymn
I went and scooped up a little bowl of ice cream.


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Sometimes I chop up fresh strawberries for my ice-cream

In-between sessions I would have a little dish of ice-cream.

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this is one of my favorite ice-cream dishes - - - the perfect size - - -
a cute little mug made by the daughter in H.S. pottery class

Today I added blueberries too

I add many different fruits to my ice-cream

bananas, peaches, cherries, apples, raspberries, blackberries. . .  

I think you get the picture. . .  just add what makes you smile

. . .  because, well, Ice-cream is a happy thing

. . . today I used 

 blueberries,

 strawberries

and a couple tiny drizzles of chocolate

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the fruit helps make it, well . . . seem “healthier”

there were a couple of times I would sneak in a trip to the freezer while the choir was singing. . .


All day long I would use my breaks to journey into the kitchen, back to the freezer, for "just a little bowl of ice-cream" then back to conference to listen, it all added up to my consumption of an embarrassing amount of this delectable frozen treat


I rarely put nuts on my ice-cream, as I don’t like the hard crunchy texture in my smooth creamy ice-cream.


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Now that conference is over, which is kind of sad thing, I’m also out of ice-cream, which is a very sad thing for a couple of reasons.


first: I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I did this


second: I think I’m going to be okay, I AM sick, 
and slightly nauseous from eating too much ice-cream in one day


third: well. . . now I’m out of delicious ice-cream


fourth: no more ice-cream for quite a while. . . 

. . . I ate too much on Sunday
now I fear my pants won’t fit by Tuesday!


perhaps I should learn self control during conference when wanting to enjoy a little bowl of ice-cream. . .  


Another good reason to go to the stake center for conference, they don’t have ice-cream so handy to enjoy. . . today, I will take the easy way out and blame it on the fact that the stake center is no longer available for peeps like me to go and watch conference. 

they should buy me new pants until I get back into my original pants

if you ever invite me to your house. . . please, please, please. . .
don’t tell me you have vanilla ice-cream in the freezer!

I try to mind my p’s & q’s, but. . .


I have a true weakness for vanilla ice-cream,


you will be perfectly safe with chocolate, I rarely eat chocolate ice-cream
. . . I just don’t care for chocolate, it’s as simple as that



I think I might be addicted to ice-cream



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1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing how "just one more small bowl" and then "one more" adds up by the end of the day. I've done that multiple times. Yep - chocolate chip cookies were my down fall last year. With your metabolism and bike riding its sure to be fluff pounds that go right away. It was fun while the ice cream lasted wasn't it.

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