Two Appointments

My mother always told the story about being a young girl and going to the DR or dentist. If she behaved, her mother would take her to the ice-cream parlor for a malted milkshake. I have never had a malted and had to look up exactly what it was…. It sounds good!

Popularized in the 1920s, malts or malted milkshakes are simply¬†classic milkshakes with the addition of malted milk powder. They’re neither thicker than classic milkshakes nor healthier, but they certainly have a characteristic nutty, extra milky flavor that’s addictive.

As mother got older she liked hot fudge sundaes best. We would often join her (and Norman) for ice-cream when Lauren and Jami were little. She would most often get a hot fudge sundae. I love that we had such wonderful moments with her.

Yesterday, I had 2 appointments. Seeing Drs back to back is not my idea of a fun day. Larry said, I think that you need a hot fudge sundae. That is exactly what we did. We had ice cream for dessert. We go to a little place on the West side of Plano, Handels Ice Cream and it is wonderful. Of course Larry got his favorite black raspberry cone and I got mothers favorite. A hot fudge sundae.

This morning, I was thinking about yesterday and how thoughtful it was for Larry to take me for ice cream…and was remembering Mother. It made the day very special.

What do you do to turn a day around? You can always go out for ice cream.

Love you beyond the moon.