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.