Got up at 4:00 a.m. It’s close to 5:00, now. Going to make an attempt to go into work today. It might be a short day, though.
So, at what point do you guys go to the doctor? I have nasal/sinus congestion and my ears are so muffled that I’ve driven Calvin to new levels annoyance with all of my, “What? Huh? Sorry? Come again?” I’m going to investigate different OTC meds that target such symptoms, but I’m concerned that this congestion will turn into a sinus and/or ear infection, or will descend into my lungs at some point. That last one I can REALLY not afford, given my already limp-lunged asthmatic status. Bronchitis is my mortal enemy.
My Grandma’s “rule of thumb” was to take me to the doc’s if I had a fever. No fever to speak of during this illness (unless my thermometer is faulty, but I don’t feel feverish, to myself), and I honestly don’t think the doctor would tell me to do anything differently than what I’m already doing (rest, fluids – no problem because I’ve been constantly thirsty, ibuprofen). He might be able to give me better drugs (maaaaaan), but in the end, are they really any better than, say, Tylenol Cold & Sinus?
So. I’m undecided. Somebody tell me what to do!
And now I’m at work. I must admit, I kind of like how quiet it is when I get here at 7:00. The starting gun doesn’t really go off until 8:00, so I have a calmer hour to get my tea and water, sort through my e-mail, and get myself organized for the day. Also? The air handling system is really loud – like a space shuttle, pre-launch. That’s something I didn’t notice, really, before. The clackety-clack of keyboards, drone of conversation, and sound of foot traffic along the isles usually drowns out the vents.
Know what else I didn’t notice before? The coffee stain on my shirt. Lovely.
I was thinking about a topic for Beyond Megapixels this morning. I thought it would be nice if readers would share the one photograph that they took, that they are the most proud of. There’s a few, that qualify for me:
I’m proud of this one because I think it’s composed well, and I think I did a good job at the post-processing. You’d never know to look at it, that there used to be a stop sign and a vehicle in the picture, would you?
See, here’s the original (trust me, the truck is in there if you zoom – I didn’t notice it until I zoomed in to do some close work):
I’m proud of this one because, well, it’s just darned pretty:
This one just makes me happy. I like the composition, the colors, the bokeh, and the fact that it’s so sharp you can see the tiny hairs on the stems.
Really, I’m proud of all of the pictures that I have in my portfolio, which I add to on a consistent basis. Do you guys have photographs that you’re particularly proud of?