Here's the awful thing. I screwed up my daily photo challenge. So I have to start all over again.
March 22 would have been a great day to take a picture, because my friends Deanna and Kim were visiting and staying with us. We had a really lovely time with them, and we hung out all day, ate great food, saw a terrific show on Broadway (get a ticket to IF/THEN immediately, if not sooner, everybody), but then, for some reason, my camera phone did not come out once.
March 23. Before Deanna and Kim even left town, I had to go to Washington, DC for work. As I was exiting Union Station, and waiting in the cab line, I snapped a quick picture of the Capitol. It's a nice view.
March 24. There was an American Legion Convention in the hotel where I was staying. I was at the Washington Hilton, where Reagan was shot! History, and Hhonors program points! It made me think about how I needed to finish my war book for Karen's Back to the Classics challenge. So I did that. More on that later.
March 25. I spent the day lobbying Congress for arts funding, but the weather was horrible. It was just above freezing, but it was snowing. So the snow turned to rain, just as it was hitting the pavement. Or my head. And I wasn't wearing a hat. I took this photo from the cab window, as I was on my way to the Hill.
March 26. And, of course, I got sick the next day. Actually, I've been sick off-and-on pretty much for all of 2014. I couldn't seem to knock out the sinus thing that kept coming back. And on the train ride back to DC, I started to feel it again. I knew that I'd wind up going directly home and to bed while I was on the train, so I took a picture out of the train window of the bleak late-winter landscape, because it matched how I was feeling at that moment. Boo.
March 27. I stayed home sick from work, even though my fever, chills, aches and cough were slightly better. As I was on my way to the doctor, I noticed that a crocus had emerged through the dead ornamental cabbage in one of our planting beds. I decided that was a sign that things were turning around on all fronts, and so it became my picture of the day. Sure enough, the day got better, when my doctor finally gave me some anti-biotics--unlike her nurse practitioner who was holding out on me.
March 28. I stayed home sick, again. I actually got a lot of work done at home, but I also had the TV on in the background, and General Hospital was fascinating! There was this woman who pulled a gun on a baby! Shooting infants is wrong, everybody! Don't ever shoot a baby with a gun! And then there was this other woman who could not seem to move her upper lip when she speaks. It was crazy. At one point, in the hospital, everyone was around the bedside of someone who had some kind of medical issue, and the lady who's lip doesn't move tried to make a concerned expression. So, I snapped a picture of my television screen, and that was my picture of the day.
I'm back in the game. I'm going to stick to my photo-of-the-day project, and I'm making progress on a couple of other list items, as well. Keep in mind that if you post a comment, here, it will actually encourage me. Seriously.