Thursday just sort of popped into my lap this week. We’ve been busy little bees. Every day has been an event. So many moments spent trying new things. These kids really know how to push a depressive-leaning, introvert outside the skirts of comfort.
I do my best not to get too excited about Thursday, because it tends to lead to a bit of a snag. Michael works overnights. Wednesday night- Thursday morning is typically his last shift of the week. But lately he’s been stuck at work much later than what I would deem normal for someone living on the other side of the clock. I’d be useless if I had a chef or a doctor for a partner. Still, I’m a bit forlorn. Sure enough, he eventually makes it home in time for lunch or quiet time. We spend some short sweet moments together, reconnecting and having just a moment to ourselves before the ice cream buzzing begins.
This week we had Sebastian Joe’s to ourselves. We invite friends and family to join but it is casual in the purest form. So we got there and waited just a little bit before ordering. It was just the four of us.
Mac ordered his favorite, vanilla, complained about not getting the sprinkle cone and then consumed about five licks worth before he was done and over it. Mac wanted the sprinkle cone because he saw mine holding the vegan strawberry flavor. I’m pretty sure the sprinkles and chocolate undid the vegan effect, but sprinkles just looked so cute. It’s the worst excuse, I know. Michael ordered a chocolate malt and I never even saw him have it, but it was gone very quickly.
The space at Sebastian Joe’s is amazing for an ice cream shop. It’s rare that you don’t get pushed out to the curb to awkwardly enjoy your ice cream, but this place has a beautiful patio. Many times, I have found myself in awe of the ideal environment. It’s shady, calm, has a giant tortoise to climb for the kids, and the comfort level is set at a constant chill. It’s a good destination.
The ice cream was really good. Maybe it’s my fault for getting the strawberry, but it probably wasn’t my best decision. But, hey, there were sprinkles, so we’re cool, right? I learned hard and fast last week that food is everything to these little dudes. So I packed these little lunches again. Maybe by the end of summer, I’ll have found the perfect bento box set up. In the interim, we’re going with the cheapest divided trays that I can. This is where I display my scrunchy side (silky+crunchy).
I definitely feel like Thursdays are really great days to catch the place in it’s natural state. Otherwise, it gets pretty busy and maybe a tad chaotic.
Cost of purchases & tip: $14.00
Cost of gas*: $6.26
Total cost: $20.26
10/10 ICE CREAM CONES
*When estimating gas mileage, we have a good 15 mpg range in our Jeep Liberty, so chances are it costs much less for you per gallon. Sometimes having no car payments means putting up with a terrible mpg. All prices are adjusted based on current gas prices.