Behind Closed Doors

It happens every morning…..rain or shine

One by one they go behind closed door, (since I’ve had the privileged of being behind those close doors, I can relay, what’s really happening back there)

These are the regular, routine noises that I hear every morning

It first starts with the shaker. The shaker is filled with water to the exact line (they have marked the container so they won’t go over their water limit)

The freezer door is being opened to get those frozen bananas (that they keep in stock).

Then with their two small hands, they bring over the big, freezing, ice bag taken from freezer to the counter. They don’t use the ice cubes since that would be a lot of ice cubes trays per day, that they would have to fill daily. They have learned that the bags of ice are more convenient.

Then the bang, bang, bang is heard so cubes could come apart and be thrown into the blender container.

Suddenly I will hear the noise of the ice and frozen bananas splashing into the water of the shaker.

The last ingredient (the magic powder) silently makes its way into the shaker along with the banana and ice cubes.

Sometimes on occasion, I will hear the combination of other fruit makes its way into the shaker, (but for the regular, they seem to enjoy their normal fruit…the banana)

Then what really brings it all together is the blending and mixing of everything ….by the Ninja.

The power of the ninja mixes it very well, (the mixing is done in increments of seconds that gives it, its perfect consistency (that might be the secret to their perfect shake).

The final perfect thick mixture, (like a milk shake, that they love) is carefully poured into their own special cup.

They sip it carefully not to get a brain freeze.

Sometimes at the beginning before they start to sip (or some of them are brave enough to wait until the end) they put their jackets on to be prepared for the coldness and they will feel.

Their fingers and hands freeze up – due to holding their cups.

Their lips freezes up – due to the cold mixture freezing their lips.

Their bodies shiver due to the freezing feeling and that is felt throughout their whole bodies.

Then when they are down to the end…..the finale is heard….the big slurping sound. That’s the sound that they have been satisfied with their delicious shake.

Then to thaw themselves , they will make a cup of tea to warm themselves up.

Then guess what….it’s starts all over again tomorrow.

I must admit I’m a little jealous because that magic powder is really giving them great results.



4 thoughts on “Behind Closed Doors

  1. Bravo, Diana! What a fantastic slice!! So descriptive. So dead-on accurate!!! I really enjoyed reading this. I particularly liked the part about taking the two small hands taking the big freezing ice bag to the counter AND the part about the silent powder making its way into the shaker. I want to keep re-reading for parts that I may have missed the first time. Bravo!!!


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