Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Duck Donuts In San Antonio, Texas Review








I know some people have made resolutions to eat better.

I have not, because I know myself. I like food. And it's not always healthy.

Duck Donuts is a magical place where you can watch donuts being prepared. I'm usually watching with my mouth pressed up against the glass.

I'm kidding.

I watch, and I keep the drool to myself.

My family tried it for the first time when we were visiting North Carolina and were instantly hooked. Then we found out that there was one opening in Texas.





Now, the thing about Duck Donuts is that it's usually in a small building. There isn't much room to sit, but it's okay with me, since we take ours home. If I cannot wait to eat one, well, I gobble a donut in the car, because when you get them, they are warm, and who doesn't love a warm donut with icing dripping off it?


The menu explains their options, and you can also look at one of these.




There's usually specials as well. For the winter, it's toffee crunch.




Our favorites are the Flip Flop, Beach Ball, and French Toast. My husband likes the lemon frosting with powdered sugar. We always get a dozen. We have NOT tried the donut sundaes yet, but I need to. You can have ice cream AND donuts.

Yes, they do a military discount at the one in Texas. They also did a military discount in North Carolina. So ask at your local Duck Donuts.

For a limited time, you can also get hot chocolate:



After you order, as I mentioned before, you can watch the workers prepare the donuts.



I really want to just stick my face in the vat of frosting, but I always remind myself that I'm a grown adult, and such thoughts aren't appropriate.





After the order is prepared, they'll call your number, you can look the box over to make sure everything looks good, and then you can proceed to stuff your face. Do not suddenly shout "YUM" when the worker shows you the donuts because you WILL startle them. I won't say if I learned this from personal experience. (Sorry about that again, Ben..)




As I mentioned before, the place is small, so there's only one table inside. There are a few outside, so I recommend taking the donuts to go. But if you get lucky and score the one table inside, there is complimentary water out. The Duck Donuts in Texas is super clean with polite workers who tolerate grown women drooling all over the place.


And yes, you can buy merchandise if you want to share you love of Duck Donuts to the world.




Ducks, for example, because duh. Plus hoodies, tumblers, and t-shirts.






So, have you ever eaten at a Duck Donuts before?





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Monday, January 14, 2019

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.





Hey, It's Okay....



....to hope Natalie has fun at her dance workshop on Friday. She gets to learn some dances from some high schoolers. She's been doing dance in middle school since you can take it instead of PE.



....to have gone to Trader Joe's over the weekend. I seem to skip all the healthy stuff and go straight for the cookie butter and candy. Also, some people have been finding Pancake Bread. My store didn't have it. I asked. They said "not yet, but check back next month."



....to have not participated in the how hard has age hit you challenge on Facebook. I might be one of the few!



....to have entered to win two VIP tickets to see the closing night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico. YES, Lin-Manual is Hamilton! You also get airfare and a 2 night hotel accommodation, plus you can hang out at the cast party. The money goes towards to support the Hispanic Federation AND the Flamboyant Arts Fund. You can donate and enter here. 50 winners will win! And if you don't win, well, at least you know your money went to a good cause.



....to have found this photo of Natalie when she was tiny. I always taught her about Tudor history from a young age. Her middle name is Elizabeth after Elizabeth I, Henry and Anne Boleyn's daughter who ended up kicking butt and not putting up with man crap.




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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sometimes I Miss The Frozen Days






Middle School.


It can be like another world. There are cliques. Fights. Actual fights with fists involved. My daughter started, and I've noticed many changes. In how I parent. In how my daughter behaves.


Suddenly, all sorts of worries are popping up.


Sometimes I miss the Frozen days.



How much makeup is too much?


Should I let her get that app or not?


How often do I need to check her texts?


Is that shirt appropriate?


Maybe I need to start the sex talk now. My daughter says there's an eighth grader pregnant at her school.


Sometimes I miss the Frozen days.




I see her stressed about math. I send her to tutoring. She goes, but she's miserable.


The mood swings. Oh, the mood swings. One minute she's laughing. The next, she's scowling and telling me things like, "I was in a good mood before you started talking." Do I punish her for the mood swings?


Friendships are changing. One day she's okay with one girl. The next she's fighting with the same one. Everyone has the mood swings, it seems.


Do I let her toss out clothes from her closet because she deems them too childish even though she wore them last year?


How far do I let her go in the neighborhood? Do I let her walk down to the Circle K on her own?


Sometimes I miss the Frozen days.





Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to watch her grow.


It's nice to be able to watch movies with her that I enjoyed when I was a tween. I don't have to sit through Barbie or My Little Pony movies anymore.


I can take her out to real restaurants, actual restaurants, and not have to worry about her getting impatient.


I'm eager to see the woman she will become. Sometimes I see flashes of it.


But sometimes?


I miss the Frozen days.







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