I Become Breathless And Unable To Speak

by Sherry Riter in Dessert,Food,Happiness,Sherry

As the years pass, it is amazing how priorities, attitudes and desires shift. With my impending birthday this month, I’ve been thinking a lot about my life.

What do I want to accomplish in the next two, ten, twenty, thirty years or as long as I live on this planet?

Where do I want to live?

What places do I still want to visit and explore?

Is there anything else I want to learn how to do?

What do I really want out of the rest of my life?

I don’t want lots of jewelery, a mansion, my own airplane, extravagant clothes, hundreds of pairs of shoes, or a myriad of other material possessions. I become more minimalistic as each day passes.

It doesn’t really take a lot to make me happy.

For about the past month all I have wanted was Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Of course, I want Krispy Kreme Doughnuts every day. I don’t eat them every day, but I fantasize about them. Basically, if you give me a doughnut, I’m all yours, but you already knew that about me.

To my great surprise, Alyssa walked in with a box of piping hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today. I almost couldn’t speak or move and my mouth began to immediately salivate. I became breathless and unable to speak. I am so silly over Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Since I don’t eat chocolate iced, I saw five gorgeous glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts waiting and ready for immediate consumption.

This is perfection.

I took my first bite.

The thin glaze of sugar on top of the soft doughnut cracked and crumbled a bit.

Some of the sugar stuck to my fingers.

Little, if any of the sugar fell back into the box.

Each bite of the doughnut made me feel more euphoric than the last bite.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are my obsession.

I love the way they look, feel and taste.

There isn’t anything negative about them.

Even the fact that they are extremely fattening isn’t negative. Some foods have to be fattening and it might as well be doughnuts.

While eating my fourth doughnut, I noticed that I had dropped a bit of sugar on top of Alyssa’s remaining chocolate glazed doughnuts. Even the broken piece of sugar looked beautiful don’t ya’ think? It kind of looks like the shape of an upside down house.

The last doughnut was so delicious and I couldn’t believe that I had eaten so many, so quickly.

By this time, I was already on a sugar high. Once that sugar touches my tongue…it’s sugar ecstasy and I even feel like playing with my food.

Oops, my finger is in the way, but look at sugar on my finger.

Well, I moved my finger. Is that a better photograph through the hole of the doughnut?

How about this photograph of the doughnut itself with all the crumbly sugar glaze and a view of a blurry chocolate doughnut through the hole?

Then the doughnuts were gone and all that was left was the sugar on my fingers. As messy as it appears, I think it is a beautiful sight. Tiny flecks of thin sugar scattered and stuck to fingertips.

Not to have any go to waste, I licked it all off.

It was such a delightful experience that I wasn’t even sad looking into the box that was now void of the regular glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Thank you Alyssa, my dear child, for the sweet treat today. I will still think fondly of eating all those Krispy Kreme Doughnuts when I have to do double the exercises tomorrow.

It really doesn’t take a lot to make me happy.

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D January 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

The film based on Henry Fielding's novel Tom Jones was a sensual masterpiece – but your ecstatic account of the consummation of the donut feast rivals it! Kudos!


2 TJ January 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I wish I had not read your post now I am starving and guess what for.


3 Daisy Luv and Light January 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

If you attracted donuts into your reality with your desire- imagine what else you can attract:):) now excuse me while I try to attract Johnny Depp;)!!


4 The Redhead Riter January 3, 2012 at 11:05 am




5 The Redhead Riter January 3, 2012 at 11:05 am




6 The Redhead Riter January 3, 2012 at 11:06 am


YOU cracked me up! That was too funny. If it works out for you, please let me know because I will try harder with my thoughts too!


7 Daisy Luv and Light January 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

LOL:)!! Looks like Im going to need to use a lot more focus;)! I'm not giving up! LOL!


8 Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms and Grandmothers January 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

Wow! I could taste those donuts as I read and looked at your BEAUTIFUL pics! I'm glad it made me full or I would run out and buy some LOL


9 Zeemaid January 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Okay that was a food orgy… I am so jealous. I've always wanted to try a Krispy Kreme but they don't have them in my area or any area within travelling distance that I'm aware of. I'm deprived I know. At least I was able to live vicariously through you. Thank you for such thorough photos. 😉


10 John Perriero / @OldTrackStar June 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’m truly a Dunkin Donut man. I love cake!!! Krispy Kremes IMHO have too much air. Although … if offered because it’s the last one on earth … I shall gladly accept!!!


11 The Redhead Riter June 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

LOL John! I love the fact that Krispy Kreme is light and fluffy! When they are super fresh and hot…oh my goodness!!! Yum!!!


12 Philip Bond May 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

There is always chocolate.


13 Sherry Riter May 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm



14 Peter Spenser June 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm

“If you give me a doughnut, I’m all yours.”

All mine? Really? Wow, if I’d have known how cheap a date you are—and how easy—I would have asked you out by now!

Actually, I completely understand. There used to be a Krispy Kreme near here… well, near enough. It was across the street from the Mall so one could make a nice afternoon… or morning… or both… of a trip to Williams-Sonoma and Michael’s Crafts and Border’s Bookstore and wherever else, and then after the shopping (or, often, before) hit the Krispy Kreme. If one timed it just right, one could get there when the sign was lit up and, yes, that’s when the “Original Glazed” were just coming out of the machine…

…tender and hot and lying there waiting for me…

Wait. I’d better stop and go back to talking about the doughnuts!

So anyway… for some stupid reason, that Krispy Kreme store closed a couple of years ago, and now there’s none near here at all!

(sniff!) Life is just not fair.


15 Sherry Riter June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

LOL You really have me laughing totally out loud at your comment.

Yes, I am as simply complicated as a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Just typing the words makes my mouth salivate and I can swear I smell them. Mmmmmm….

The KK is only 20 minutes from me. Just sayin’ LOL

P.S. I see where you mind was wandering. LOLOLOL


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