Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010 - Day 20

About four and a half weeks ago I got some new bling - braces! (Yes, again.) The orthodontist says I should only have them about six months. I believe her because I can see and feel movement already. Thank goodness for orthodontic wax!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 - Day 19

Window shopping at a lighting store after dinner. Was intrigued by the printed sign taped to the door (and curled in the corners from the humidity): "Due to extreme circumstances, pets are no longer allowed in the store..." One can only imagine why pets were ever allowed into a store with high-end lighting, much less what prompted this sign.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 - Day 18

Double Feature: Inside the car wash...
...and the tree I park under - as reflected in the clean hood of my car. Look quickly - before the tree or the birds drop something on it!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010 - Day 17

Last night at La Duni Latin Cafe when Fernando swirled raspberry, Arequipe caramel and chocolate sauces on our cake someone said, "Now you've done it - I'll have to lick the plate," and he replied, "Believe me, if you don't, I will." This was the funniest thing we heard all week! At La Duni they say, Where there is cake there is love. This is a photo of a display cake.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010 - Day 16

The redbud trees blooming all over town make striking purple sights. Today was warm but so windy we saw newspaper machines blown over in two places. Though it didn't rain, the sky looks clean and blue.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010 - Day 15

Around 4:30 this morning we were woken up by the frantic squeaking of something becoming dinner to another creature, probably an owl. It probably ended up somewhere on the Katy Trail. Michael thought it morbid that I said we'd never know what it was because there's not a "See 'N Say" toy for what an animal says when it's in trouble. What can I say, it was early in the morning.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 - Day 14

The news at lunch today reported that the winds were gusting up to 29 mph, as the water in this fountain demonstrates.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010 - Day 13

This is what the doors in the elevators at work look like when they close - reflecting the half dozen or so small lights in the ceiling.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010 - Day 12

Though I really enjoyed my short trip to visit family - a long weekend with very little structure - the five-hour drive and then a full day of work today brought my energy level square up against... yes, the proverbial brick wall. Now that I've had dinner and should be winding down for the night, I feel more energetic.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010 - Day 11

Home again. This is the evening light underneath the stairs that rise above our front door.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010 - Day 10

A lazy Sunday with no schedule. Bright and sunny outside but with a chilly breeze. Pretty bluebonnets.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010 - Day 9

Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. Spring's bright paintbrush.

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010 - Day 8

Carne guisada for lunch at my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in San Antonio - Tomatillo's. I have not found carne guisada in Dallas, except at Taco Cabana, which doesn't compare, and is hit or miss. Yum, yum, yum! Happy full tummy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010 - Day 7

A local store has this sign posted outside. The way they worded it sounds more like a "do-over" than a celebration of a renovated store.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 - Day 6

Something green for St. Patrick's Day. Still wanted to eat pie after not having had any on "Pi" day, and satisfied that mission tonight. This photo shows part of the lovely indoor garden room at the restaurant where a friend and I had coffee and Boston Creme Pie. (Yum!)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010 - Day 5

Sushi for dinner with friends. This is called Flying Fish - tiny, crazy crunchy caviar in a rice roll. Quite pretty to look at, and very tasty.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010 - Day 4

The dentist has a good selection of magazines, but the pink one is not very family-friendly. (See the headline in the lower left corner.) I'm grateful I don't have to write headlines for magazine covers - though sometimes they make me giggle. Can you imagine the meetings to discuss those things?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 14, 2010 - Day 3

Bradford pear trees in bloom. They look like they're full of snowballs. These often appear in rows on the street-side edges of properties.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13, 2010 - Day 2

One of the reasons I love spring in Dallas. These are in a bed in front of a fancy high-rise condo building I pass on my way to work. When I parked in the driveway to take this photo the security guard came out to see what I was doing.

March 12, 2010 - Day 1

The stage at the Meyerson Symphony Center, where we saw Bowfire, featuring virtuoso musicians (primarily violin and fiddle) in an energetic and entertaining show. Beautiful pipe organ.