Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 24, 2010 - Lone Flowering Tree in a Sunny Dale

When I look out my kitchen window to the field across the street, I can see sunlight shine upon a lone white flowering tree. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Coming Home from the Office

I had to go into the office today for a meeting.  Since it's a 1 hour drive each way for me, it was decided that in order not to have nonproductive commuting time, that I would go in for the whole day.  My workday is 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. so I had to get up extra early in order to be there for 5:30.  Yawn.  This is the side entrance where I come in and out at the world class hospital where I work.  To the right, but not seen, is a helicopter landing pad, then the Emergency Department.  To the far left is the Cancer Center.  Beyond these doors lies multiple specialties and services, with over 5,000 employees in multiple specialties providing some of the best care and services available for patients who come to us from around the globe.  There are multiple sites for our facility; this is just the main campus.

As I cross the bridge from the main campus to the parking lot, there's a little brook.  The land is quite marshy and woody; and often there are deer along the pathway. 

This bridge joins one of the employee parking lots to the main campus.  It's a pretty walk in the afternoon, a little scary at 5:30 a.m. when there is limited light and dark woods all around.  Ordinarily I'd take the parking lot bus, but it doesn't run so early in the morning.  Let's just say I didn't dawdle going in, but I had time to look back and enjoy the view as I left. 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 12, 2010 - #2 - Daffodils

I know this is supposed to be a daily journal, but I couldn't resist posting a picture of my some of my daffodils that are in vibrant bloom.  Spring flowers are among my favorite; I cannot resist their bright colors after a dreary and gray winter. 

April 12, 2010 - Sugar Saver

Well, after a stint of being ill, I think I'm finally gathering my wherewithalls and am back.  My thinking is still a bit cloudy and muddled, but at least I am no longer talking in Latin (Don't ask.  When the high fevers come, I think I can speak Latin...I don't know why. All the cats now have Latin names ~ totally made up of course.  I think Earl is now Sweetie-Pi-Ceasarius, or something like that, grins.)  Anyway, as part of my recovery, I've decided to reorganize the pantry.  We have a Odd Lots store where any manner of odds and ends are sold for (usually) deeply discounted prices, including these nifty snap on containers.  I bought half a dozen and now have my pastas, flours, and sugars all neatly stored in airtight containers.  And now I get to use my sugar savers that I've had for ages.  I just love it!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 2, 2010 ~ Calling in Sick

Well, I have been having a couple days of 103+ fevers, intermittent uncontrollable chills, multiple joint pain, and some mild fever-induced delirium and finally decided that aspirin wasn't going to take care of it, nor was my chi energy strong enough to overcome the infection that I was apparently warding off (I'm very big into chi energy) and decided to succumb to the ministrations of modern medicine. Just as well, four hours later, two IV bags of fluid, another of ciprofloxacin (which I see in Wikipedia is not the first choice for a diagnosed UTI) and a lovely parting gift of a paper bracelet with my name on it, and a prescription and I am on the road to recovery.