Want some fries with that shake?


Thank you all for your wonderful, delicious suggestions—after Henry’s appt. today, I am now eligible to eat my way through that lovely list of dairy! Or to quote Henry’s doctor, “Go on, get out of here and go get yourself a milkshake!”

At least for the next five days, anyway. It is all just one big test, so I am completely aware this could be a temporary visit to the land of milk and honey ice cream if things don’t go well for Henry. But a bountiful visit it will be!

Though I haven’t exactly started it out with a bang. I’m a little ashamed to admit the first thing I had was an iced decaf coffee with real half and half.

I KNOW. It’s not like I’m even a big coffee drinker, really.

But I was in a strange city with no obvious ice cream parlor beckoning me, and I had Henry with me who gets NO dairy until I’m up to four servings a day (I almost asked the doctor to write it out on his prescription pad, so I could say I have DOCTORS ORDERS to get a milkshake. Four times a day.) and I had to race back to the office, and besides, I’ve waited ten months for a milkshake, what’s one more afternoon?

And hold on tight as I change gears going 60 miles an hour, but it is Monday, which means Best Shot Monday, and this is mine:


Lovely Lydia languishing in the lagoon.

Go to Picture This for more Best Shot Monday “In the Water” photos!

And then think of me having a milkshake. Doctor’s orders!


19 Responses to “Want some fries with that shake?”

  1. Molly Says:

    Did I miss you while I was at lunch? Boo. Ice cream trip soon!

  2. melody is Slurping Life Says:

    It took a while, but I got past salivating over your new prescribed diet to the photo. 🙂 What a shot! Everything about it is wonderful, including your model.

  3. Chris Says:

    That picture sure epitomizes what summer is all about, doesn’t it? Love it!

  4. AML Says:

    DAIRY!!!! YAY!!!!

  5. Maya Says:

    Wonderful pool shot! And wonderful that you have doctor’s orders for dairy (because who needs to drink milk when you can get it in the form of a milkshake?)

  6. sdh Says:

    yay! please call to place your cake order. 🙂

  7. Bunny Says:

    I love water pictures. Such good colors and she looks like she’s having so much fun.

  8. MelodyA. Says:

    That is a great shot. Very nice all around.

  9. Stacy Says:

    Wonderful shot in the water. Love her “cheese” expression. 🙂

  10. amygeekgrl Says:

    you are a saint for giving up dairy for so long. i don’t know if i could do it. i mean, i know i could, but i’m so happy i never had to. enjoy all the shakes that you can. 🙂

    love the color and comp in this shot. i want to go swimming! 🙂

  11. Kim Says:

    Since I only catch your blog on Mondays, I had to go back a little and figure out why you were off dairy… then to see that it was soy and eggs too! I have to say that you are the MOM! seriously. I laid off eggs for about a year while I was nursing my oldest. I never realized how much stuff had egg in it until I had to read the labels. So, welcome back to the land of dairy. I hope Henry tolerates it.
    Love your bsm!

  12. Kate Says:

    Hooray! We’ll go get ice cream at the Drawbridge next week!

  13. Christina Says:

    YAY!!!! So glad dairy’s allowed again! It’s probably a good thing you’re taking it slow – your body might rebel against all that dairy after so long without any! Enjoy that milkshake, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well next week…

    Such a fun BSM! I love the distortion under water, and the goggles and toothy grin combo is pricless!

  14. Karen Says:

    What a great shot! I love all the repeating purple diagonals. She looks like she’s having a blast.

    Congratulations on the return of the dairy. Nice choice on the ice coffee, even if it was just a quick fix on the way to your milkshake. Here’s hoping these next few days go well!

  15. Cari Says:

    I hope you’ve had that milkshake by now! 🙂

    That is a great pool shot. I love the composition.

  16. Julie Says:

    Love the diagonal on this one–and she has a great smile!

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  18. Molly Says:

    Can we go for ice cream now? Seriously, I could use some!

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