Sunday, March 17, 2013

76/365 Wearing Green

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

Today is another day of life going on regardless of plans.  

Friday night a group from Resounding Harmony sang at the Dallas Museum of Art.  By the end of the performance, I had no voice.  This was a relatively short performance so having no voice was not a particularly good sign.  When I woke up yesterday, I was seriously congested.  I had a hellacious cold.
By this morning, it had moved into my chest.  I was coughing, seriously congested, and now had a fever.  Let's just say that the green that was resulting here was not suitable for photographing.

Though a few green beers certainly would have made me feel better at least temporarily, we opted for a trip to the acute care clinic.  Instead of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green beer, I got antibiotics, decongestant, and cough suppressants.  Oh boy!  What a way for me to start spring break.  Hopefully things will improve tomorrow once I have a day of antibiotics in me.

In the words of Kermit the Frog, "It's not easy being green."  I was truly stuck for a photo for today. Green is not my favorite color so I had little to choose from clothing-wise or even from around the house.  Since this image pretty much sums up my day, this is the official POTD.  Looking on the positive side, despite how crappy I feel, I have yet to miss a day of photographing.  I keep reminding myself that they don't have to be good photos, they just have to be.  Go me!

Now, I'm going to curl up on the couch and go to sleep.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

75/365 Green

"Imagine Green"

What's that saying, "life is what happens while you are busy making plans?"  That pretty much sums up this weekend for us.

We had an al-day class on Saturday.  Afterwards we decided to go test drive (well, not me) one of the cars we saw at the Auto Show the other night.  We bought it.  It is a nice car and the manufacturer had nice incentives.  We have been talking on and off about getting a new car; I'm not sure that we had planned to do it Saturday, but we did.

It was late when we got home so I actually did not take a picture yesterday, though as we were going through the car buying process, I was thinking about what I would do so I am saying that this one counts for yesterday's picture even though I took it this morning.

It takes some imagination to see it as appropriate for the prompt "green."

Go with me here . . .Obviously (and thank goodness!) the car is not green; it is red.  However, it took some "green" to purchase it.

This morning when I went out to take some pictures, I caught the reflection of our St. Francis garden in the side of the car. There is some green there in the flowers.  That counts, right?  Again, its a stretch for the prompt "green, " but it was the best I could do.

I am fairly sure that St. Francis would be appalled to see himself reflected in a new car, or perhaps any car for that matter, but in Dallas a car is a necessity.  Though we use mass transit when we can, it is not feasible on a daily basis as one's only means of getting around.  The irony here is that we did take the train down to the convention center for the auto show.