Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Scream For Ice Cream

I made my first batch today. I thought long and hard about what my first flavour should be and consulted with a few different people:

- A. and my sister both thought I should make something basic to test the machine and the basic flavour.

- My mom thought I should blow the calories and make something totally decadent.

- A few friends had mixed reactions.

I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it (can you tell I have nothing to do these days?) and then decided to take both trains of thought and make vanilla bean ice cream.

The recipe was a bit of a disaster at first. There was spilling and ingredients flying all over the place, but when it finally was finished, WOW was it ever good. Kayjay was right, I am never going to buy ice cream again. I love this machine. (I bought clear plastic containers to transfer the ice cream into, but am looking for white plastic ones, anyone know where to get these?)


I watched the series finale of the The H.ills today and I cried through it. I have not been a fan since Lauren left, but have seen episodes here and there, but I did feel a bit like it was the end of the era. This has to be the hormones still in me, right? I mean seriously, crying for The H.ills?


I don't want to jinx anything, but lately things have gotten back to normal. A. and I are doing really well and in a good place again. We are still keeping up with our date nights (tonight we are going to watch a De.xter marathon - we are only on season 1 so don't spoil) and are still seeing SJ; but overall huge improvements have been made and we are really good. I am happy. I am also making huge strides with getting my emotional self back in check. I have started reading the book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner and will give you my take it on it when finished. I still am sad and empty and suspect I will continue to feel this way for a really long time, but like you said, it does get easier.

Thanks for continuing to support me even when I seem to just whine and whine.



  1. Yummy! That ice cream sounds divine! I can't wait to hear about your adventures with the ice cream machine.

    Yay for things getting better with A. I also found reading really helpful after our last BFN and found the book 29 gifts really enlightening. Will have to look at the one you listed too, as it sounds like it might be good for me with the current drama in my life.

    Hugs to you my friend! It's summer when I love being a teacher the most! :)

  2. All this talk of ice cream...DQ here we come!

    But I watched the Hills last night too!! I loved that show and I cried too!!! So don't worry...but I just loved the show. Probably will watch Jersey Shore's new season...gotta love their GTL (gym tan laundry) mantra. Guilty pleasures!!

    And SO happy to hear you are feeling like yourself again. So happy...

    Take care...

  3. Mmm, your ice cream sounds so yummy!! So glad you and A. are in a better place!

  4. So glad things are going well.


  5. So glad things are getting better...will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
    Your blog is my second favorite!... :(

  6. I meant a SMILEY face!!! :) Sorry...

  7. So glad to hear that you are reading that book - I found it to be so helpful. i buy multiple copies of it- because I am always giving it out to friends.
    The ice cream sounds so yummy.

    Take care,


  8. R., I'm a vanilla girl so the thought of vanilla bean ice cream is making me seriously drool. Yummy!

    I'm so happy that things are so good between you and A. When things were so rough between the two of you, I was so impressed by how well you handled the situation.

    Please do let us know what you think of the book.


  9. You really can't go wrong with classic vanilla bean - delish!

    I'm glad things are looking better too. You will surely have a few set-backs along the way as you continue to move forward. That is how it is with us...we had a little fight last night, but I know we will keep moving forward, and so will you!

  10. I love my new ice cream maker too! I highly recommend taking advantage of the all the summer fruit out there and making sorbets...I made a blackberry one that I swear, almost made my husband tear up! Peach is up next!

  11. Mmmmmmm! That sounds so good!!!

    So glad that you are in a better place! Time will make you stronger...but don't forget that it's OKAY to grieve. Don't let anyone tell you any differently. Do it in your own time:)