Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I spent most of the day in a strategic planning meeting with the team at work. When we moved into our new building some of the artwork went through trial periods, and this is what survived in the elevator lobby on the conference room floor. The first art they tried was a big, red metal thing that looked more threatening than welcoming.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Went to a new eye doctor for my annual exam this morning. Her office is in a complex of three buildings with a pretty central courtyard. There was a gentle breeze and the sky was full of flat crackly-looking clouds, which burned off later in the morning.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tonight I shelled nearly 8 cups of purple-hulled peas. These are the ones I shelled, the ones I didn't and (some of) the ones that got away. The peas have a funny way of shooting across the room when you least expect it. Some day, years from now when we no longer live here, someone will be still be finding them in the corners of the kitchen.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
My salvia always seems happier in the fall. I was sitting on the porch waiting for the hummingbird, but since it's only recently been cool enough in the evenings to sit outside he's not used to seeing me out there. The mosquitoes drove me inside. Sadly, I'm not capable of controlling them with only the power of my mind! I'm waiting for the itch cream to kick in.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A follow-up to my many tooth-related appointments the other day. The cosmetic dentist is in the Plaza of the Americas, which is like a city unto itself, complete with a hotel, shops, offices and a skating rink. The tall windows in the central courtyard have giant crystals mounted across them, and I always enjoy the rainbows they create.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Today was a dental adventure. First, the orthodontist removed the top wire and one bracket. Then, to the dentist to remove the veneer, and back to the ortho to replace the bracket and wire. I had the veneer done to fix a broken corner that wouldn't stay put and the dentist offered to build it out to look even with the other tooth. That was about a year before my bottom teeth decided to move in crazy directions and I decided braces were in order. Oddly, my previously scheduled 6-month cleaning is next Monday. The good news is, I should be out of the braces soon.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This is the general area where a tornado touched down for a few minutes, at least according to the news. I didn't see it. Several co-workers and I were listening to reports tracking the storm and debating whether to leave or stay, security came over the speakers and asked us to get to the center of the building away from windows.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Dinner tonight: Cream of Wheat. This morning the notes in my chart at the orthodontist said "fine tune to finish," which means she makes tiny crimps in the wire to move individual teeth. My lower teeth are very sore, which made eating progressively more difficult as the day went on. Luckily, she only did the bottom wire today. For her to do the top I have to have a veneer adjusted so that she can get that tooth to go where it belongs. Hopefully by Thursday my lower teeth will no longer be sore.
Monday, September 6, 2010
This morning I discovered I was a day further behind on posting images than I thought. It may be because I lost a day somewhere while reading a memoir called The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life. (How do you not pick up a book with a title like that?) I've always enjoyed reading a book cover to cover on a weekend or vacation.
Another gem from our walking photo trek. If you're on the road by the entrance to this high-rise condo building this fountain is obscured from view by a wall, unless the stoplight finds you at just the right place. I drove by here countless times before seeing this fountain's tiles reflect pastel colors in the sun.
This afternoon Michael and I took advantage of the cooler weather to take a walking trek to take photos. I'm sure you're wondering about this sculpture, which is odd and a bit frightening, but look...
...from just the right angles you can see what appear to be human faces. This is something I usually see while driving.