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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A banana split saved my life.

I had a rough day. I tend to be super emotional about change and starting new things and today was no exception.

Today I turned in my application for my teaching credential. I have been lugging around most of that paperwork for about a year! On Tuesday, I finally received the results of my fingerprinting so I could finally turn it in. (Why did my fingerprints take so long?!!?!)

After I handed in the application, I started to cry. Why? Because I am so relieved! I am finally on my way to becoming a teacher. I've dreamed about teaching since I was a kid.

Then the demons came. I started to worry about not having a job, not getting admitted into the teaching credential program and failing at life. The negativity was overwhelming. I hate when things are up in the air! (And job-searching is so depressing. There are NO jobs!)

Andy came home from a long day at work and we decided it was appropriate to make banana splits. Because you know, banana splits make everything better. They boast several health benefits such as; mental clarity, an elevated mood and delight.

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Start with a banana. Split the banana in half. (I had a half and Andy had a half.)

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Get some ice cream. I chose Neapolitan. We get Dreyer's Slow Churned because it's lower in calories, fat and sugar than "real" ice cream but still tastes just as delicious. Personally, I am used to banana splits with 3 flavors of ice cream but 3 separate scoops sounded like a heart attack to me. With Neapolitan, we get it all in one scoop!

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I may have added in some of the chocolate covered strawberries from one of Andy's students.

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And a light drizzle of caramel sauce.

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I cut the chocolate covered strawberries in half. (I used 2 strawberries, 1 for each of us.) They didn't come out so pretty.

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Added some light whipped cream and called it a day! Today wasn't the best, but tomorrow will be better!

Does ice cream ever cheer you up? I try not to improve my mood with food but ice cream almost always helps!

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28 Comments:

At November 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM , OpenID karathon said...

Congratulations on taking such a huge step!! Ice cream is definitely a go-to snack for all emotions, good and bad. :) Banana splits are especially good for big changes; my boyfriend (now husband) got me a banana split the day my parents sold my childhood home.

Good luck!!

 
At November 12, 2009 at 8:57 PM , Anonymous Sophia said...

Ice cream doesn't really cheer me up, but a good hunk of cheese does.

AND YAYYYYY!!! CONGRATS on making it to be a teacher!!!! Time for more stress, lazy-ass students, and mid-night oils!

Haha, just kidding. I think you already know teaching is a tough job (not to mention low-paying), and I admire you SO much that you just pursue where your passion lies. That says a lot about you!

p.s. When is the hubby recapping on the honeymoon?

 
At November 12, 2009 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Janetha said...

hooray! congrats. what a huge step! and ice cream makes the world go round. it is my all time fave food!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 4:16 AM , Anonymous Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

Congrats on being on your way to becoming a teacher!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 4:21 AM , Anonymous Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

You'll be a GREAT teacher!!! I remember being right where you are, waiting to get into the final part of my teaching program and panicking about getting a job... and yes, ice cream SAVED ME!!!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 5:14 AM , Anonymous Lindsey @ Sound Eats said...

I'm so sorry the demons had to come out. :( Job searching is such a huge ordeal. I really do understand. I spent 6 months job searching in a really small town in 2008, and another 3-4 months job searching after we moved to Gainesville. It is a ROUGH market, I know. :( Just remember to keep your head up and know that no matter what comes your way, you CAN handle it, you are MORE THAN ENOUGH as you are RIGHT NOW. You will never be given any circumstances beyond what you can handle. :)

This post just reminded me that I wanted to do a mini series on job searching/ getting the job. Must get on that soon!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 5:59 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

congrats on getting the stuff turned in! It seems when those big decisions and changes are coming, it's easy to get freaked out, you know? I do it, too.

I love the banana splits :) and yes, ice cream does make me feel better.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Lori said...

I hear you about being emotional with change. I am the same way. Congrats to you! That's such great news and a huge step to accomplishing your dream.

I love your health benefits of the banana split. I have to admit that food does make one feel better after a rough day. My fave is usually in the bread category, but ice cream does make the list. :)

 
At November 13, 2009 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Mari said...

Honey I am also very emotional so I know how you feel.

You know what, when I was younger I hated Bananas so I never EVER had a banana split but NOW I LOVE Bananas! I think it is time I have a banana split!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 7:32 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Whoooo! Congrats to you girlie! I understand negativity creeping in, the same happens to me. Ugh!

I am all over comfort eating because I think it does honestly help. I love comfort food!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 8:13 AM , OpenID eatingmachine said...

i just got my masters in teaching, and am now a sub cause there are no jobs, but teaching is soooo cyclical-even if there are a few bad years it bounces back. and it's FUN. you get to hear the greatest things and see kids faces when they really GET something, i love it!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Missy said...

YUM! I haven't had a banana split since childhood. That looks so tasty!

Good luck with the upcoming career move!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Adam @ turnupmyworkout.com said...

Does ice cream every cheer me up? I think a better question is, does ice cream ever NOT cheer you up? There is no problem too big and no problem to upsetting that ice cream can't solve. Ok, maybe the ice cream doesn't solve the problem, but it definitely allows you to take a step back from the problem and indulge.

I love Ben and Jerry's S'mores flavor, so delicious!!

- Adam @ TUMW workout music

 
At November 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM , Blogger craftygal86 said...

ummmmm YUMMM!!!! Pass me over a bowl! =D

 
At November 13, 2009 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

@Sophia For some reason teaching just excites me. I could care less about the pay, I just want to be happy!

@Lindsey You are so sweet. Thank you.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Missy said...

Congrats on your next step to becoming a teacher!

Yes ice cream cheers me up..unless I eat too much of it!! I love some banana splits though!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous MelissaNibbles said...

The way you feel about ice cream is the way I feel about frosting.

Congrats on your journey to be a teacher!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Lindsay said...

Congrats on taking a huge step! Taking a chance on change can be scary but it's so worth it when it works out!

Ice cream cheers me up for sure! It's hard not to be happy when I've got a bowl of ice cream.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) said...

Congrats!!!

Sometimes you just need a good split. :)

 
At November 13, 2009 at 10:21 AM , Anonymous Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) said...

Oooh I forgot how much I LOVE neopolitan ice cream! Um and yes of course ice cream cheers me up...with hot fudge and whip cream and a cherry on top please.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I have the opposite reaction to ice cream. :( It stinks because I love it! But I make myself a sundae without the ice cream. I get a bowl and pile in pineapple chunks, strawberries, banana, almond butter & I make my own chocolate sauce! Yummy!! It feels like I am eating a sundae ... but I get to save on calories & a bad day!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 11:59 AM , Blogger sam said...

Yay for turning in your application for the your teaching credential!! Yes Job searching is awful and your right there is nothing! I think the banana split was a good idea! It made me think of that amazing one we had in California Adventure! I dream about that banana spit sundae concoction!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM , Blogger RamblingBabushka said...

Good things come to those who wait right? I'm also a panicked crier during times of stress. However, I've come to realize that things eventually have a way of working themselves out. The hardest part is the waiting. So you may as well wait with a full bowl of ice cream right? HA!

That split looked YUM!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Meg @ Be Fit Be Full said...

Oh my - I want that banana split now! Or maybe after my pizza for dinner... either or.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Tricia said...

Congrats on being on your way to being a teacher.

And darn it you made me want ice cream.


no...ice cream tricia...no :)

 
At November 13, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Gina said...

Congrats on making the next step toward becoming a teacher! That's so exciting, and what a great career choice.
The banana split looks fantastic. Ice cream always lifts my spirits. If you haven't noticed from my blog, it's something I eat everyday :) I usually stick to 1/2 to one cup, and it's homemade with my ice cream maker! Nick (my bf) and I have a slight, but healthy, addiction to it.

 
At November 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM , Blogger *Naomi* said...

wow first of all congratulations! this is such a huge step and in such the right direction! I think that banana split would cheer me up too :)

 
At November 14, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Congrats on (maybe I am getting ahead of myself) being a teacher! Sometime a woman just needs to have some icecream.

 

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