i <3 my mommy…and free ice cream
shortly after i finished my last post, the power went off in our apartment. it was out for a while, so i decided to just take a nap 🙂
i must have been tired, because i felt like i could sleep for hours and hours. i only woke up to go to ben & jerry’s for free ice cream cones! what’s a better motivator than free ice cream? yeah!
i munched on the rest of my pita chips before we left…this is all the hummus that’s leftover after eating all the pita chips!
before ben & jerrys, we stopped by dunkin’ donuts for fifty cent iced coffees!
i got mine with skim and sugar and gulped down half before i remembered to save room for ice cream! they had a limited (but still good selection) menu of free flavors at ben & jerry’s and we were handed a printout as we walked in the door to browse while in line. umm…the line moved lightening quick though, and i felt so overwhelmed when i had to order. you’d think i was making a life and death decision here! haha! i ended up with a coconut seven layer bar in a cone. i was so beyond happy with my choice- this flavor is amazing! coconut flakes, walnut pieces, chocolate ribbons, graham cracker chunks…i bet i’m missing something…maybe toffee? it was packed with goodness!
there was not much savoring though…i’m completely inept at eating ice cream out of a cone, so i had to down it before it dripped all over my shoes.
after all that, dinner was light. i made open faced hummus sammies with the leftover roll and enjoyed a glass of v8 with it.
i just got the bestest phone call from my mom and sister raving about the cookies i sent them. my sister’s favorite was the white chocolate macadamia, and my mom loved all of them. i actually didn’t talk to my mom, but i could hear her doing that mom thing where they talk really loudly in the background “tell unnie (your sister) that she should sell them!” “tell her i could eat the whole box!” aren’t moms the best? i talked to my sis for a bit about our favorite subject: food! and she told me they were on their way to costco to buy whole wheat bagels and lox. apparently, my mom started craving it after watching an episode of barefoot contessa. she goes through month long food obsessions, where she will make a variation of the same thing almost everyday. i actually think of my mom whenever i see the “green monsters” that have take over the bloggie world because she once went thru a green smoothie/juice phase. most of them were good, but some of her combos were a little too creative. ahh, can you tell i miss my family?! i used to be fine with once or twice a year visits, but i’ve been getting more and more homesick as i get older. it must be the whole maturing thing 🙂
how often do you see your parents/family?