Tonight, I’m running behind and have to make the world’s fastest little post before my friends arrive for the evening. In answer to today’s prompt my mind jumped back in time and I thought of a sack lunch like I used to grab out of my mother’s hands while rushing out the door for school. So we have an equally quick little doodlewash of one. Actually, I’m not sure I was rude enough to simply snatch it from her hands, but looking back I can’t quite remember. What I do remember is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich inside along with carrot and celery sticks, and of course, an apple. It sounds like a such a simple lunch to me now, but sometimes I still crave it. I realize now, that it’s a super cheap lunch to put together, so I’m sure that was also part of the beauty of it for my mom. And as a kid, I just thought it was a super awesome lunch!
We went to one of our favorite lunch spots today for a much more adult lunch. I had the trout, which my grade school self would have thought a ridiculous choice when the line above on the menu listed a burger. I nearly chose the burger, but figured the trout was better for me. It does sort of suck the fun out of things when you get all adult and make responsible decisions. The trout was lovely, but now I’m regretting not getting the burger. It’s good to show restraint, to be sure, but I always make sure that I’m never becoming so adult that I’m denying myself a bit of fun. Tonight, thankfully, Philippe has made some sort of lovely dessert, so that will more than make up my missed opportunity this afternoon. And, of course, my adult self is happily craving the glass of wine that I’m about to toast with in a few short minutes.
When I type this quickly, I’m never sure if anything I’ve just said made a lick of sense or is even remotely relevant to anything at all. But, I’m always happy that no matter how short of time I have, I manage to show up, paint a little something, and post each day. So looking at the clock, I should definitely rush off now so I can get this posted properly, before I get yelled at from downstairs. Well, he doesn’t really yell at me, I should be more clear on that before starting a nasty rumor. When I do descend the stairs, I’ll just get that look, which I know means I’m tardy. I hope each of you are having a perfectly lovely weekend allowing yourselves to do whatever fun thing you’d like to do next. I’ll be having a fun time with friends up next, trying never to act too adult, while fondly remembering my favorite lunch.
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham Watercolors: Azo Yellow, Pyrrol Red, Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!