08 October 2008

Stress

Work has been stressful.

Some things outside of work have been stressful.

My coping mechanism for the past two nights? Eat a big bowl of homemade apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dinner. Fruit, dairy, carbs . . . what else does a girl need, really?

31 comments:

Ann said...

Homemade apple crisp??!!! Care to share the recipe?

I hope things get better soon.

jules said...

must be something in the air...

that's been my MO the past couple of nights as well. and now i'm already dreaming about the blondie brownies i want to make next.

sigh...

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness it's fall, all those great comfort foods!
And now I am hungry for apple crisp a la mode.
Susan

What A Card said...

Oh, that sounds good. And we just went apple picking yesterday...

I left you an award/meme over on my blog. You can feel free to ignore it, though I also passed it along to Gio and TMAAB who will probably bug you with it, too. You know, if they play :)

Apple crisp does sound like the perfect stress-reliever!

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

That's my coping mechanism for EVERYTHING this time of year! Either that, or a big bowl of popcorn with lots of butter and salt.

Hope the stress abates soon!

Giovanna Diaries said...

Some spiked drinks!
I'll bring 'em tomorrow!

Lori said...

We have a number of apple trees which we make into apple crisp and freeze. With over 24 in the freezer this year, quick math says we need to eat one every other week. That's a goal worth working toward!

Melissa said...

You don't need much more than that, girlfriend. Sounds awesome. Yummy!

T & J & V said...

Completely support your coping mechanism. May need you to share the recipe for my own coping skills, haha.

Anonymous said...

Well, chocolate. A girl needs chocolate. And perhaps potato chips. With French onion dip.

Watercolor said...

I've eaten a half gallon of ice cream in about three days..... must be that time of year or something.

Kori said...

I'll be thinking of you; comfort food really does comfort, and mine is chicken soup with homemeade noodles.

Alex said...

Sounds like a good coping mechanism to me!

I've been away a bit and returned to find several posts from you. So commenting on the apple orchard one that appears a bit down, may I just suggest (sorry if this is assvice) that if Maddie and Riley are afraid of dogs that it might be worth working with someone to help them overcome this? Because heaven knows I know what you really need is one more problem to tackle. But, really...I have no idea of your position on this issue and yes, dogs can be dangerous (though most aren't most of the time), but honestly, they are probably more dangerous to people who are afraid of them (who are more likely to engage in behaviors that strike dogs as inviting aggression) than to people who aren't, and, well, it's a sad thing to go through life afraid of something that's around so much and that can bring much joy. Honestly, were it me, this is a problem I'd tackle as soon as practical...though of course it's not me, so, YMMV.

Klynn said...

Sounds yummy. Have you tried the warm banana pudding yet? It'll make that apple crisp ala mode look absolutely healthy. :)

Heather said...

I've never really had a sweet tooth, but then anonymous #2 had to go and point out potato chips with French onion dip, and now I have no choice but to go to the grocery store and stock up.

Not that I'm sad about that -- it does mean I'll get to have chips and dip later!

Lisa Sipka said...

Oh dear. Just had to go to allrecipes.com and find an apple crisp recipe!!! So easily tempted....

Cheryl Lage said...

Don't forget that you have a good portion of fiber in there too if there are oats in your recipe! ;)

Lyndsay said...

mmmmmmmmm....

maybe it has something to do with the change in seasons, because I've felt the same way. Except I bet my Hagen Daz Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream is doing more damage than your apple crisp.

bostongirl said...

I'm a total comfort eater. Apple crisp is the best. Hope you can relax this weekend. Is it a long one for you??? That would be awesome. Thinking of you.

tousquireste said...

i don't think I've made a single meal for myself since Cam left on Monday morning. Well, breakfast. Apple Crisp sounds balanced to me!

Also: I just had a pop-up on your site asking me to complete a Nielson survey -?! Is this normal on blogs? (I don't care, btw, it's just the first time I'd encountered it).

Rev Dr Mom said...

Sounds really good to me. Wish I had some.

django's mommy said...

Snick... sorry for the stress- yuck. No fun. YAY for homemade apple crisp, however.

Christine said...

Apple crisp is one of the best parts of fall.

Chanandaler said...

Apples have fiber!

Anonymous said...

What else does a girl need???? Maybe a nice glass of cold chardonnay to wash down the apple crisp?! Hang in there...

Amy said...

Could be worse. Keep on doing whatever you need to do.

Anonymous said...

My son, now almost 4, was terrified of dogs until he was about 3. All dogs, big small, friendly, energetic, old or lazy dogs. Every dog. He outgrew it all on his own and now loves to play with them. I wouldn't rush the "dog fear therapy" just yet. Give the kids some time. Imagine you stood, what, maybe 2 feet tall and look at the dog from the kids' perspective -- terrifying! Be patient and they may just outgrow it on their own.

Stacy said...

God, Snick.
If you keep up this destructive, inappropriate behavior we are just going to have to to TAKE THAT SPOON RIGHT THE FUCK away from you!
Oh wait, I see you did include vanilla ice cream.
My bad. Carry on.

You just get the dickiest commenters sometimes.
My condolences.

shmo said...

Boo, stress.

Yay, apple crisp!

(And warm chocolate cake with melting chocolate frosting - think Chili's Molten Chocolate Cake...)

Looks like my lunch plans are made!

Karen said...

thinking of you and hoping whatever is causing your stress abates soon.

karen

courtney said...

well, the food sounds good, but the stress not so much. I hope you get it all sorted out!