Fogged In

The last hour perfectly illustrates fibromyalgia fog, writ large. Baking some leftover cookie dough and then baking banana bread seemed totally doable, even with a cloudy head.

As the cookies baked, I was getting out everything I needed for the banana bread. Reading and re-reading the recipe, I slowly got the ingredients on the counter. Somewhere during this task, the cookie timer chimed. I turned it off, needing to put something down to deal with cookies, I forgot about the cookies for a few. They’re on the left, toward the back, in the above photo.

In slow motion, I followed the recipe I’ve used for 30 years at least, having to really focus rather than gliding thru the steps. Got the bread in the oven, set the timer for 50 minutes, and put my feet up. Timer chimes, I get a toothpick to test if it’s done, open the oven and there are two puffy but bright yellow and extremely moist loaves. I thought, “wtf?” Then I noticed that at some point with changing the temp, setting timer, whatever – I had turned the oven off! It stayed warm-ish from the earlier cookies. The loaves looked just a tiny brown around the edges.

This was after a few minutes of preheating, again. Left them in for 30 minutes. We’ll see. This is not only a study in fibromyalgia, it’s also kind of how cooking with Sara can go.

Photo by SKZ

Not too bad. We’ll see what we’ve got when we cut into it.

Thought I lost all 100 posts I’ve published. Felt sick. Found them! The fog is thick.

Wrote this without my reading glasses, so apologies if there are typos. Maybe I’ll proof and edit layer….or not.

Published by Sara

I'm middle-aged, mother of two adult sons, and a wife. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and now I work in retail. File that under life takes many twists and turns one cannot predict!

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