Peanut butter icecream topping

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Pinch of salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Vanilla ice cream
Peanuts, optional
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until mixture boils, stirring twice. Add peanut butter; stir until smooth. Stir in milk. Serve warm over ice cream. Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave on medium for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
Makes 2 3/4 cups.

Longing

Im incredibly sad tonight. I have a longing. A longing to have my therapists reassurance. I wish I could reach out to her. But its gone midnight. I cant reach out now. Its too late. She’s probably fast asleep. I could email her, but I’m not going to. I am going to try to manage the feelings. Try to cope. Use all the techniques she has taught me to cope. I miss her. That’s the long and short of it. I miss her and I am dissociating and feeling incredibly unstable right now. I wish I could just hear her say Carol anne, it will be ok, you’ll be ok. But, I am going to imagine her saying that to me. I will imagine her giving me a tight hug, imagine her calming voice. Imagine her steady breath, her steady heartbeat as I cuddle in close to her. I will imagine all that. And I will be ok. I can get through this hard night. I can do it. I just have to have a little faith in myself. In my abilitys. So on that note, I’ll say goodnight, go to bed, and before I sleep, I will listen to eileens guided imagery exercise that she recorded for me. Its ok, I’m ok.

An Inconvenient Truth

This blogger, msbipolarmom, she said what I wish I had the guts to say tonight. She said it, and she said it so well. Bravo to her!

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

So I am well aware that someone else penned (and owns) the Title:  An Inconvenient Truth, and their’s was shocking and thought provoking.  Earth shaking, land sliding, terrible tidal waves. Ground breaking.  Thought provoking.  And I think yes, me too.  Me too a lot.  I have earthquakes,   I have landslides, and tidal waves every single day.  And as I’ve said before, some people think this is invisible.  That my internal storms don’t exist.  Don’t matter.  Aren’t serious enough.  Are invisible. Can be shaken out of stuff, made worse by the we pretend mental illness doesn’t exist environment I and other people with mental illness live in.  And I’m here to say it’s time for a very serious climate change.

Perhaps important to start by dispelling a few myths about mental illness that are held:

We aren’t criminals and don’t like jail:  Anyone who has been inside a jail –…

View original post 685 more words

Homemade fudge sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), cut into 8 pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Add cream and milk; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool for 15 minutes. Add butter and stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Stir before serving.
Makes 3 cups.

Alexas thought of the day

Today’s Quote:
“If you are consumed with someone that has a pity party for themselves or constantly playing the victim card, you need to run fast!!! If not, this will consume all your positive energy and you will lose focus on the good things life has to offer you. Don’t rob your life of your own happiness.”
Lucy M. Garcia

If you want to connect with me on facebook click below. I’d love to be friends on there too!

http://www.facebook.com/shirley.healy.52687/

Chillaxed

Before I get into this post, if anyone wants to connect with me on facebook then feel free to add me
http://www.facebook.com/shirley.healy.52687/

Im very chillaxed tonight. Not much going on at all. I am having a nice quiet night in. Just browsing on fb. I spent some time deleting old accounts. I kept my carol anne one, and this one I jus posted, but I had other old ones, that I needed to delete, so as not to confuse people. If you don’t have me listed on that account, add me? I’d love to connect with all of you.

Have spent a lovely hour or two chatting with friends. And just browsing and enjoying a coffee, now am going to go read for a while.