Sundae Break

Sundae Glass Watercolor Painting

For our prompt of “Glass” today, I opted for an ice cream sundae in a glass. Although I didn’t get one of these this weekend, I indulged in lots of good food. Okay, perhaps overindulged is a better description. When this happens, I tend to sketch a fantasy dessert as I find it to the be the best diet ever. A doodlewash is always blissfully calorie-free. Though ice cream is usually something for the warmer months, I think it’s delicious any time of year. It’s been a really fun weekend and I’m rather sad to see it end. But a long holiday weekend is up next so I’m excited. When Philippe and I were at the grocery this morning he suddenly said, “wait, when is Thanksgiving?” I replied, “it’s on Thursday!” Apparently, he had totally forgotten, so we had to scramble to remember all of the groceries we needed to get. It didn’t even occur to me that he might not remember, but it’s a rather new holiday for him, and not something he grew up with on an annual basis. Thankfully, we got everything we needed and I can’t wait for all of the treats ahead!

For lunch today, we went to see Frozen II. The movie was incredibly fun and a wonderful sequel to the original. We really enjoyed it. While there, we had a sandwich and fries along with popcorn. It was a bit too much, but totally delicious. It was like we were olympic eaters warming up for the gluttony that comes with Thanksgiving. Now that I’m back home, I’m not at all hungry anymore and feel a bit like a stuffed turkey. Philippe seems completely unfazed and is snacking on cheese. Our dog Phineas saw that food was happening, and he insisted on getting his immediately. He’s now sitting in front of the refrigerator licking his lips and looks like a wild wolf. But, this is the season of food and fun, so I’m enjoying it immensely. That said, I actually might skip dinner tonight in order to let my body recover from it all a bit. Our friend brought over her signature dessert last night which is an almond flavored Texas sheet cake. It was insanely good and there’s quite a few slices left. So, we’ll just see how my willpower holds up as the evening progresses.

While it’s entirely possible to overindulge in food, when it comes to friends and fun, I can never get enough. Last night was a joy spending time with friends that we haven’t seen in quite awhile. I hope we don’t let as much time pass before we do it again. But, life gets so busy and priorities get a bit bungled and out of order sometimes. I think that’s why I like this time of year. It’s about stopping to be thankful for all of the simplest, yet most important aspects of life. Things that I always know are important, but it’s equally good to be reminded. Phineas is still sitting in front of the refrigerator, so he’s already determined that his favorite simple thing is indeed food. If either Philippe or I made a movement, he sits up more alert as he we might be ready to indulge is wishes. I can’t really blame him as treats are indeed among my favorite things as well. For my own part, I’m just enjoying the last few moments of a glorious weekend, imagining the wonderful things ahead, as I enjoy my sundae break.

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  1. Karen Fortier 3 years ago

    Looks yummy, Charlie! Glad you had a great weekend. We hibernated today which was nice. Snow, sleet and rain all day. We planned for it by doing all our errands yesterday. I’m curling up with a good art book after this.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Karen! 😃💕Oh wow! That sounds like the perfect day!! Love it!!

  2. Mary Roff 3 years ago

    Your sundae looks delicious!!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the long weekend ahead!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕Hope you had a great weekend… and yay to a long weekend ahead! Mine starts Wednesday! hehe

  3. Zertab Quaderi 3 years ago

    This post and doodle had me drooling, Charlie!

  4. Sandra Strait 3 years ago

    My taste buds and eating got so out of whack when I was in Florida because I was eating out every day. I’m finding it hard to get back to decent eating habits – hubby just brought me home a quart of eggnog and dark chocolate – calories here I come!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Hehe… I agree! It’s so tough to get back to normal eating after travel. But seriously, eggnog and chocolate qualify as normal eating for the holidays, so YAY! 😃💕 lol

  5. Lisa 3 years ago

    Looks good! I just had popcorn, so I think I’m good for the evening. With friends coming in a few days, I’m sure the treats will be flowing. Especially since we celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas this weekend. Besides the turkey dinner, Karen requested Swedish meatballs, so there’s that to look forward to. I’m also thinking salmon sounds good for one meal. And they always bring plenty of chocolate from the big city, so no one will be going hungry around here!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Lisa! 😃💕Sounds like a lovely time ahead!! yay to salmon… hehe… that sounds delish! And nobody should ever feel hungry during the holidays!

  6. Lisa Ann Ulibarri 3 years ago

    What fabulous glass!!! I always enjoy looking at your glass creations; fabulous!!!! And the sundae is pretty awesome too! looks yummy! lol Here is to a most fabulous week!!! 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 So happy you liked the glass in this… I wasn’t sure if it was glassy enough. hehe Yay to the week ahead!

  7. Robert J. Coleman 3 years ago

    That’s a great sundae, and I notice the waffle cone motif. I think you did eventually get a real waffle cone maker, yes? This week as we prepare for the Big Feast, we also plan for all the visits of folks we haven’t seen in a while. Hand them a slice of pie, give them a kiss and a hug and send them on their way! Thank the Lord and pass the gravy! Wonderful season for sure.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Bob! 😃💕Yeah, I used a free reference and now I’m on the hunt for this sundae glass! lol And yay for the season. The food is wonderful, but can never compare to reconnecting with those we love!

  8. Jerson Antao 3 years ago

    It’s very hot over here in Mumbai Charlie and your sundae is more tempting!😋😀!. Nice work Charlie.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Jerson! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m rather sure something cold would be the perfect thing in Mumbai right now! 😉

  9. Loan Anh Pham 3 years ago

    Beautifully done, Charlie❤️ I love it 🥰

  10. asgarmollart 3 years ago

    Really amazing post friend, I like your work. Here is a new friend, Stay connected always.

  11. Jacob 3 years ago

    I see what you did there 😉 And well, the wafers are tempting I suppose. We’re heading rapidly into gluttony season now, so (over)indulging is pretty much the law!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Admit it, Jacob… this one had you wondering if you’re missing something, didn’t it?? 😃💕 And yay for the law changing… gluttony is the new diet and I for one am thrilled! lol

  12. smzang 3 years ago

    Charlie says, “… I like this time of year. It’s about stopping to be thankful for all of the simplest, yet most important aspects of life.”


    You make things shine so splendidly! Now I want a Sundae!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕 And yay for this time of year… everything just sparkles a bit brighter. I’m sure it’s the same glow that’s always there, but it’s beautiful when we stop and take a moment to actually see it.

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