Monday, August 13, 2012

Anxiety

A morning last week found me in the doctor's office for a yearly check-up. My appointment was at 9:00 am, and at 10:00, they called me back, where I sat naked in the ripped open muumuu and the paper towel to cover myself. It had been twenty minutes and my anxiety was growing by the minute. Of course, there is the general anxiety one may feel just from visiting the doctor. Then the anxiety of having to wait. Add to that the nagging questions that your brain uses to occupy its time.

Do I have this muumuu on correctly? Do I put the opening in the front or back? If the fire alarm goes off, do I have time to get dressed? What if they have forgotten I'm In here? What if they have forgotten I'm in here and being someone else in? How long will it be because I need to use the restroom? Is this paper under my butt really sanitizing me from the last person's butt that was here?

After all that, they wonder why my blood pressure is higher than normal.

Hopefully, your anxieties are not getting the most of you today. Maybe your biggest worry is that you don't have enough zucchini recipes to use all that zucchini from your garden. If that is the case, I highly suggest you try this lovely bread recipe. It is one of my new favorites.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. sugar
2 c. shredded zucchini
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
2 c. fresh blueberries

Lightly grease two loaf pans. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, oil, vanilla extract, and sugar. Fold in zucchini. Mix in flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Fold in blueberries. Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 25 minutes, and then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.


2 comments:

Meggie said...

Haha.. You hit the nail on the head with this post. I have actually left the exam room to go to the rest room, only to get locked in there! The ob/gyn let me out (after asking for a bribe).

Brindi said...

Oh, Meggie. Sorry you got locked in the bathroom. Nothing worse than doctor's offices!

 

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