My weekend was filled with kids, cotton candy, ice cream, snow cones, and merry-go-round rides. Saturday we went to this little family owned amusement park that is rented out for company picnics. The kids had a blast. I don’t know how many times the two year old rode the merry-go-round. And the three year old loved the little roller coaster. As for me I ate way too much cotton candy (hey it was free and I haven’t had cotton candy in years) and ate two chocolate ice cream cones. It was fun acting like a kid again and making memories with the little ones. And probably most importantly we hade perfect weather. Sunday was a day for rest and relaxation. And now it’s already Monday again and work is calling.
Another Valentine’s Day where my date is with two guys I have never even met but their names are known worldwide and I’m sure a few other singles will be having a date with them as well, Ben & Jerry. Oh, how I love their Chunky Monkey. That’s right I am talking about ice cream here, no minds in the gutter! That is my special treat to myself each Valentine’s Day, a pint of Chunky Monkey ice cream. Don’t worry I don’t eat the whole pint, but I could if I would let myself. I was really hoping that maybe this year would be different but no such luck. My Prince Charming/Rhett Butler is lost somewhere and won’t ask for directions or he has completely fallen off his horse and has broken something, lying in a ditch somewhere. Oh well, I will make the best of it. With Valentine’s Day being on a Tuesday this year at least I will have my men of New Orleans, NCIS New Orleans. I did receive flowers from a handsome dude. Of course he’s three so technically his mommy bought them, but he was so proud of himself when he gave them to me .
One of my favorite things to do for myself on Valentine’s Day is to buy myself some Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream! I’m not a big ice cream eater and hardly ever pay the price for Ben & Jerry’s but I do like treating myself on Valentine’s Day. I may have to make my Chunky Monkey part of my lunch this year because I got plans this Valentine’s Day. I’m watching the one year old and six year old! Chunky Monkey, for those of you who may not know, is Banana Flavored Ice Cream with Walnuts, and Big Chunks of Chocolate. Just what this Southern Belle needs on a Hallmark Holiday for Lovers!