Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My day and a few pictures

My eye was back to normal by last night. I even put on some mascara and went to the gym yesterday afternoon. The magic (expensive) salve did the trick. You've got to love modern medicine is all I can say.

Not a whole lot to report today, just a hell of a day at work because I've been on call for the last six days. Being on call is the worst thing ever. I hate it. Our team of nine has over 100 applications we support. For one week every nine weeks, I have to carry the on-call phone and if there's an emergency, I get called and have thirty minutes to respond. It's a bloody nightmare when something goes down because often it affects the operation of the airline. There's always a lot of pressure to get it fixed quickly. I had three calls at home over the weekend, and by noon today I had nine new trouble tickets assigned to me. Today is my last day of being on-call for another nine weeks. It's been a tough week!

I was at the gym by 6am this morning for another lackluster workout. My heart (literally) just isn't into working out any more. I go, I do my thing for an hour or an hour and a half (sometimes two), but I'm really fighting with myself about it. Every fiber of my being wants to stay in bed in the mornings. So far I haven't given in, but it's sure been tough lately. I have to have the conversation with myself every freaking morning...get up - get up - get up! One of these days I'm afraid I'm going to lose the battle and the fat chick in me is going to take over again. It's not easy making her shut up, especially at 5am.

At noon I went for a walk by my office and realized there just isn't anything very pretty by my office. I wanted to take pictures with my new camera but I'm about a mile from SeaTac airport.It's a rundown, sad area. We have a state detention center on one side of us, where they keep the prisoners before they go to the real jail. On the other side is a trailer park full of single wides that they've condemned because a new road is going to be put in. They're all boarded up and look scary. I started to take pictures of all the new graffiti I saw today but decided it wasn't even pretty graffiti.

So here's what I did see that wasn't too awful. :)

A tree in the parking lot of my work place. Please note the beautiful blue sky, in Seattle, in February and it was 52 degrees!

A tree on the street near my work, the street I like to walk because there's hardly any traffic. It's like a street to no where...they never finished it (but that's why they condemned the trailer park, they're going to finish it some day).

My most favorite airline! Check out that sky. The bluest skies are in Seattle!

The trees think it's spring time and are budding already..it's February!

A flag in front of an old house.

Same flag from the other side through the budding cherry blossoms.

The view from the county detention center, about 1/4 mile from my office.
The detention center doesn't have any windows. Sad but true.

That's all I could find to take pictures of today. Actually, looking at the pictures it looks a lot prettier than I thought.


Rettakat said...

Does your camera have a macro setting? My hubby says that he can always find interesting things to photograph, even if he has to get up close with macros. They can be stunning!

My favorite is the soft outline of the plane behind the blossoms.

Patsy said...

I love Seattle! I always fly in on BA (aarrghh!) from Heathrow airport. :o) I tend to stay at the Mediterranean Inn on Queen Ann Avenue North (opposite Safeway) as it's not too expensive and easy walking distance from everywhere I want to go. I was hoping to come across again this year, but life has got in the way again! I will definitely be across in the next couple of years and like to make it for the Northwest Folklife Festival - something I stumbled across by accident the first time I visited. :o)

Kyle Gershman said...

For now, doing my workouts is still about losing weight, gaining muscle, and looking better. That; however, will get more challenging and a new outcome from exercise will be needed. I don't know what that will be yet, but I do know that I can't exercise for the sake of it.

Carrieheff said...

Have you tried doing a different form of exercise. Does your gym have classes you could try? It sounds like you are bored and need to shake things up a bit and do something you might enjoy instead of feeling like you "have to" do it.

I am so jealous. It's about 30 degrees here in Michigan. I can't wait for SPRING!!!!!!

bbubblyb said...

Great pictures Diana, glad the eye is better. My heart hasn't been in my workouts this week either I'm just TIRED. Glad you're pushing through though hopefully doing that we'll both get back to enjoying them more.

antgirl said...

Maybe instead of your usual routine, you should get out your bike love? I find that helps me when I get in the 'this is tough' mood. I dust off a favorite workout or find something new.

Lyn said...

I am proud of you for getting up and working out. You're a really amazing person and you inspire me. I appreciate your friendship... maybe someday we will get to have lunch or something!

I read, I don't always comment either, but I hurt with you in your struggles and am proud of your victories. You hang in there ok?? ANd email me anytime you need to vent. HUGS.