Aging / Food / lifestyle

A Love Note Came In The Mail

A couple of months ago I informed you about the ending of a love affair that I had for many years.  It was my love affair with Shipley Donuts.  They are the best things this side of heaven.  Just in case you missed the article, here is the link:

As with all affairs if they are not amicable, there is either “I want you back” or “I don’t want anyone else to have you”.  Well Mr. Shipley wants me back.  First of all he moved into my neighborhood, and even had a grand opening (house-warming) that I ignored. Every time I thought about him, I just ate another bowl of oatmeal.  I’ve had regular, steel-cut, instant and whatever other kind there is.  No it is not as sweet as him, but it is so much better for me than him.

20160514_145226Wouldn’t you know it, he decided to send me a love note, and what a note it was.  He knew I wouldn’t be persuaded with the buy one dozen get another free.  He knows that I must have him twice to be satisfied.  Yep, you guessed it.  He sent me a coupon for two “free” glazed donuts (no purchase necessary). I started to think, how many Weight Watcher points are two glazed Shipley donuts, how far do I have to walk/run to burn off those calories, will I have to give up my glass of wine a day?

Weight Watchers

The Weight Watchers booklet said under Shipley Donuts a number so large I couldn’t read it, and it was no way I was walking from Fort Worth to Dallas and back for two donuts, and

Fort Worth to Dallas

besides a glass of wine a day may not keep the doctor away, but it will surely help ease the pain of ending an affair.

glass of wine

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and steel-cut oatmeal is not bad, it is good for you, and a glass of wine on the patio as the sun goes down–enough said. Cheers!


  • balletandboxing
    May 14, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Well done!! Wine doesn’t always lead to good decisions, but this time you done good. 🙂

  • edwinaputney
    May 14, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    OMG, I love Shipley’s Donuts! Those donuts are Texas legends and to-die-for.


    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

  • thisisyourbestyear
    May 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I love them so much. Best in the world.

  • beeorganizedwithpamela
    May 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    You are a strong woman! Be brave and have another glass of wine.


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