A Happy Morning

Stack Of Waffles Watercolor Illustration

For our prompt of “Waffles” today, I created a quick little doodle of a whole stack of them. Philippe and I have waffles in the morning on the weekends, or at least one of the mornings of the weekend. And though they are served with berries and a bit of syrup, there’s no whipped cream. Despite my many requests for it to be added. Also, I only get two waffles, not a full stack of four, which seems both fabulous and needlessly excessive. I guess that’s often what makes a treat so wonderful in the end. A touch of delightful decadence is always good for the soul. Even if it’s not particularly forgiving when it comes to the waist line, particularly at my age. But, having a little treat to look forward to has always made me happier in life. And indeed, today, when life is the most bizarre and challenging as it’s ever been, it’s become more important than ever!

So, as we’re about to head into another weekend, I’m rather excited. Not simply for the waffles, of course, but that’s definitely high on my list of reasons. Though we’ve nowhere we can really go these days, I’m still looking forward to a bit of relaxation and a break from the work week. Working from home has been working out just fine, but I miss my team and totally miss being able to talk instead of type all of the time. Between all of the typing and frequent hand washing, my hands are just rather exhausted. It will be nice to give them a little bit of a break. And we’re kicking off the evening with pizza so my inner child is already doing backflips in anticipation. Despite all of the gloom in the world, I’ve found it’s impossible to shake that jubilant spirit of Little Charlie. He’s still just as happy as ever to be here and I’ve never been more thankful that he still is here with me.

We’ve been watching far more television than we ever have before during this time as well. Last night we binge watched a show called Nailed It! where people try to replicate complicated desserts. We just really love the host of the show and having her voice in the background makes us smile. And the show is delightful in that nobody even comes close to recreating the works of the masters and yet they still want to be the best of the rest! I think that’s pretty much been my own goal from the start with Doodlewash and my own sketches. While I’m no master at all, I still want to achieve mastery of my own unique skills and approach. Or, better put, I just want to do the best that I possibly can that day. It might not be my best day ever, or indeed it could be one of my worst, but showing up to create is all the fun I need. And after I’ve made my little doodlewash and created this post, I’ll DO it all again tomorrow as I celebrate a happy morning.

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  1. Sandra Strait 3 years ago

    I’ve always preferred pancakes to waffles and truthfully would rather have toast made from a good bread than either. That’s good because toast is so much easier to make, lol! Have a fantastic weekend!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Sandra! 😃💕Yep! Toast is the easiest of them all! lol Hope you have a fantastic weekend as well!

  2. Lisa 3 years ago

    Nailed It was fun for me too. If you haven’t seen them yet, the Great British Baking Show has done some celebrity editions to raise money for charity, and they are a lot of fun.

    Waffles sound good! Does Philippe make a tiny batch every week, or does he make a big batch and freeze some? Or Eggo? Inquiring minds want to know. 😁

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Oh yes! We saw the celebrity editions of the Great British Baking Show! So fun! Philippe makes everything from scratch in the moment. Today we had scrambled eggs and bread, but tomorrow he’ll make up a small batch of waffles to enjoy. They’re gluten-free now, since that’s the only flour available here, but taste great! 😉

  3. Mary Roff 3 years ago

    My husband makes a mean stack of buckwheat pancakes but these waffles of yours look really, really delicious!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I love pancakes as well!! YUM! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Leah Boynton 3 years ago

    Looks amazing!

  5. Karen Fortier 3 years ago

    Looks like a fantastic weekend breakfast Charlie! I hope you have a relaxing weekend. Mine hopefully will be spent catching up on some painting. My husband has to work this weekend at the hospital which I am not overly happy about but he has to take his turn. I must admit that it will be nice to paint with the music turned up a bit.🙃 Always have to find the positive!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Hugs to your husband for doing that! And yay for louder music… always something positive to focus on!! 😉

  6. Susan Masters 3 years ago

    Fantastic and fabulous!

  7. Lisa Ann Ulibarri 3 years ago

    Looks fabulous!!! What a lovely treat for the weekend. I too am having pizza we decided to do the no contact delivery today. You know Charlie if you got heavy cream and whipped it with a little power sugar and some vanilla you still could have your whipped cream and a bit less sugar. 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lisa! 😃💕 Yeah, all delivery is no contact here now. And yes!! hehe… that’s the only way we have whipped cream. Everything is from scratch with Philippe! And always low sugar as neither of us like things too sweet. We have some we’ll just have to use this weekend before it goes bad! 😉 hehe

  8. Fatima Chamkha 3 years ago

    Gorgeous waffles and have a lovely weekend!

  9. Danai Mongkolrat 3 years ago

    Fantastic painting

  10. LoriCtoo 3 years ago

    Quite the stack of waffles! I’m not a waffle girl, pancakes are my choice and then they aren’t my pick for breakfast either. I would eat a Mickey Mouse waffle, if put in front of me. ;p

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕hehe… Oh my goodness… I have resisted getting that Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker, but now that you bring it up, I might just request one for my birthday! lol

      • LoriCtoo 3 years ago

        Buy it buy it buy it! I bought your book for me! 😉

  11. Anita Sinha 3 years ago

    Awesome food sketching!👏 Congratulations for your next sketching stuff series book on food sketching. Just now saw Sandra Strait’s book review/ video

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Anita! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this! And thanks… it was nice to finally get a second book out! 😊

  12. Linda Calverley 3 years ago

    You paint some delicious food.

  13. Priscilla DeConti 3 years ago

    Looks yummy…and just showing up each day is just what we all need to do…Thanks for sharing.1

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Priscilla! 😃💕Yes! Let’s just keep showing up!

  14. Heidi S. 3 years ago

    The smell of waffles – childhood memories (from scratch made..)

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Aww.. glad this brought back wonderful childhood memories, Heidi! 😃💕

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