“Hues of blues and greens surround me.
Knowing you have found another love
has turned my world to sorrow.
Green with envy for another
fearing she may be the one to soar
Through life with you, can’t lose these
hues of blues in green.”
– Blue in Green by Miles Davis (background music sample from this week’s episode)
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. I sure did! I made a turkey & I think people liked it. 😀
Wish you could’ve all come over! I’m thankful that I was surrounded by my wonderful family and had some time to spend with my awesome friends in San Diego as well! This helped to distract from some not so yummy thoughts in the back of my mind, especially since November was not so fun for me last year.
Around this time last year, I was not only finding new ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers that were taking up space in the refrigerator; I was also getting creative about redirecting unrequited feelings that were taking up way too much space in my heart & mind. I had to figure out how to use up all that residual love.
residual love (n.): the leftover affection carried inside after the object of said affection is gone.
After squeezing out all the tears, shameless comfort food eating, reminiscing, and self-rediscovery, there’s often still a few drops of lingering feelings to wring out. ..& that’s perfectly normal. But my question for you is, what are you going to do with that? What are you going to do with that residual love?
Here’s some of my ideas PLUS a how-to for making ice cream cake:
The truth is, you can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react. It can be tempting to sop up those feelings and dip into someone new. But we’ve been through this already (see venn diagram). Take some time to wipe up the last those feelings neatly and celebrate a brighter you! Ice cream cake optional, but recommended. 😉
Recipe: Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache
(plus whatever it says on the back, usually
– 3 eggs
– 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
– 1 cup heavy whipping cream
– at least a half a tub of your favorite ice cream that goes with chocolate (cookies & cream, girl scout cookie, moose tracks, etc.) slightly thawed
*you can use any flavor of cake mix and whatever ice cream you feel would match — do yo’ thang!
1. Bake Cake
– Mix together the cake batter according to package instructions
– Spray two 9-inch round pans
– Bake according to package instructions for two round pans.
– Let cakes cool down & remove from pan