A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
I have to admit that I
am an ice cream junkie even though I don’t
have much of sweet tooth. Plain old vanilla
has always been my downfall . Give me a good
vanilla shake and I am in heaven. When I heard that the new chain, “The Burgatory,” had great milk shakes, I was
on a mission to try them. I am sure that
Maslow was not thinking about ice cream when
he described man’s physiological needs (food and shelter) at the bottom of his ascending
pyramid to reach self- actualization but since this is my blog, milk shakes are on the path to the top.
They had such a variety of shakes that at first I did not know which one to order. I had hoped for a rice pudding shake which a
friend had tried but I learned that every week the Burgatory has a
featured shake and much to my dismay, it was not the rice pudding
week. The coffee and donut shake was the special but that did not sound too appealing, so I opted for “Caramel Pretzel.” The Buragtory shake sure did deliver. It was a huge satisfying mix of YUMMY with mounds and mounds of ice cream and whip
cream. You can get them plain or spiked-
either way it’s a pure delight!
The burgers can be made to order and it was fun trying a
different meat like elk. You can layer it up or keep it simple. If you are not
a meat eater they have a crab cake burger too. We went to the newest Burgatory
on the North Shore and had hardly any wait
time for our table. Sitting outside on another warm night, with my shake in one hand and my burger in the other and with
good friends, it was a fun Friday night warm
up for the Gallery Crawl (coming up in the next blog).
I will surely be back for
another shake soon!
If you are willing and
obedient, you shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19)