Okay! We all know that feeling of going in to the grocery and thinking, “Oh no! They’re going to notice that here I am again buying another bottle of wine!” Well, I got that feeling yesterday! Except there I was at my neighborhood super, going in for another carton of Talenti Salted Caramel with Truffles Gelato! I couldn’t believe that that same feeling came back as I was pulling into the parking lot!
I’ve always loved ice cream! It was big in my family. We had it at every birthday, after a doctor’s appointment (double scoops after a shot), after school, after dinner, whatever. We always had several flavors in the freezer. I loved going to my Aunt Esthers’ house because she would buy Neopolitan. That’s when it came in a square carton and she would open the carton and slice it! Then you would have a nice piece with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry all lined up. While I loved the visual, I only ate the chocolate. I remember going with my mom and her sisters to a hamburger joint in Kansas City (where my mom’s family lived) and we’d all get double chocolate sodas with an extra shot of chocolate. I Love Black Cows! A Root Beer Float but with Chocolate Ice Cream instead of Vanilla. I once made a friend leave a great ice cream place to go track down Root Beer-because they didn’t have any-so I could have a Black Cow with their Extra Dark Chocolate. When I apologized to her, her reply was, “That’s okay. I know how you are”! In a nice way.
Anyway, I haven’t just started eating ice cream because I’ve stopped drinking. But what I have been doing is not running out of the Salted Caramel Gelato. I always have a spare. When I pulled out an almost empty carton last night (why didn’t I just finish it? I certainly would have if it had been a bottle of wine! Well, that’s not strictly true-not if it had been my second bottle of wine. What I would’ve done would be to look at it first thing in the morning to see how much of it was left!) As I was saying, when I pulled out the almost empty carton last night my SO remarked that it was almost gone. “Oh no! I said. I have another one!” He smiled.
I had my 5 month Soberversary yesterday. I’m giving myself another month (or so) before I tackle other stuff.