Actually, it’s in the fridge in the shop. No thanks to Vince . . who didn’t bring any home yesterday! It’s a good thing I love that man because something like failing to bring home Blue Bell on the first day it’s available . . that has to be cause for some drastic action! His excuse was that the eye doctor dilated his eyes and he didn’t want to drive back to the store to get the ice cream. I think he didn’t go because he knew it wasn’t on sale and getting that man to buy something not on sale is next to impossible.
Despite what you may have come to believe about me, I have a little self-control and I’m saving the ice cream til Vince gets home. I was tempted to open the carton and smell it but I knew I couldn’t trust myself . . I might sit down and eat the whole half gallon! As soon as he gets home, we’re running down to a neighbor’s house to visit with them and then I’ll have to heat up dinner so it’s still hours before I can open that carton of Blue Bell. I’m so strong! 🙂
This morning I went to get a haircut and I saw the Blue Bell truck at a convenience store.
My heart skipped a beat! What a welcome sight! That’s the first real sign of Blue Bell I’ve seen in months and months. I turned around and went back to get a picture. I thought about parking, walking in and telling that Blue Bell driver how happy I was to see them on the road but I figured he’s been hearing that everywhere he goes.
I got out my phone to show the haircut lady a picture of my rug hooking and she saw the Blue Bell truck and laughed. She grabbed her phone and she had a picture of herself eating out of the carton yesterday. There are some serious Blue Bell lovers in this part of the country.
This sign greeted me at United.
Ahh! There it is! My beloved Blue Bell . . back on the shelves in north and central Texas. I only got one carton of Homemade Vanilla. The flavors are limited. In addition to Homemade Vanilla, they’re stocking Dutch Chocolate, The Great Divide (half vanilla and half chocolate), Buttered Pecan and Cookies & Cream. Homemade Vanilla is all I need and if that’s all I can ever get again, I’m one happy ice cream eater!
Chad said they got it back in Missouri yesterday too. My poor parents . . the stores there (southwest Louisiana) are telling them it will probably be after the first of the year before they get it back.
I hope, not only for the safety of the ice cream eating public, but for my own selfish desires, that Blue Bell never ever leaves the stores again!