My day did not start well…
First, my car door was frozen shut so I had to beat my car to get it open. Next, the parking lot I usually park in at work was blocked off for an event. Finally, I hurt my foot. How? I have no idea…
However, the one bad thing that has stuck with me today is the blatant disrespect with which I was treated.
Rude. Pure and simple.
While I won’t describe the whole situation (to protect myself and others), I can tell you that I have never in my entire life (even as a bartender) been treated so rudely.
And, since I am a professional now and constantly worried about what I should say to who, I filtered whatever reply would have come out of my mouth. Believe me, the bartender had a few words…
For anyone I have ever disrespected, treated with blatant disregard or rudely interrupted, I apologize from the bottom of my heart. It hurt me, and I am sorry if I have ever hurt you. I wish I could remember every time I did it and to whom… but, then again, did I really know I did it?
For the other party’s conscious, I accept that you probably don’t know what you did.
What did I do to cheer myself up, calm myself down and make me happy?
I came home (instead of going to the gym where a whole bunch of people would be), and did yoga in my living room. Big fan of Shiva Rea -30 minutes later and I discovered my hips are tight. Not surprising.
At the end of yoga practice is Corpse Pose and deeeeeeeep relaxation. I laid on my living room floor destressing and relaxing for ten minutes.
Then, I took a long, hot shower and put on sweat pants. Perfect.
Finally, I baked BANANA BREAD! Healthy? No. Awesome? Yes. :)
I am upset about being treated so rudely today, but I’m okay because I know how to make myself feel happy without putting a whole lot of effort in to it.
Here’s Dinner Tonight…
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas) – I used four.
- 1/3 cup applesauce (I didn’t use any.)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Beat eggs. Add sugar, vanilla and applesauce. Mix in bananas. Mix into flour mixture. I used a wooden spoon; you could probably use a blender.
Pour batter into loaf shaped baking pan and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a rack; and then turn out of pan.