Well, I've seen a friend do this before for her daughter's baby book and have wanted to do it but have been too shy to carry a big camera around with me all the time and take pictures of everything that might seem mundane. But now that I've figured out that I can send pics from my phone straight to my photobucket account, I thought it'd be neat to try this and see how it looks... so, here's yesterday for me, in really grainy and bad pictures (all from my camera phone). Wow now that I've posted, the pics really are bad, gives me a headache. Sorry! I think I'll do it again but have to face the "Yes, I'm a dork" facts by taking random pics of my camera at work and in public, it'd be cool to do some pages like this for Toby's baby book. Sort of a "day in the life of mummy when you were a baby" thing. DH started to do a day in the life of toby but only took pics halfway through.
Sorry that the pics aren't good quality, used my camera phone and I seem to either be in the office or in the car, neither are good places to take pictures... so it's boring too. Woohoo. Leave home at 5:55am, hubby and baby are still in bed...
Interstate through Baton Rouge to the office downtown, pass up the exits for LSU...
Yay! I got here early enough to take one of the 6 spaces on the street near the front of the building where the city has yet to put parking meters. Yay for good free parking! This is the view from my car when I parked. I work in a state office building down the street from the state capitol building (shown in this pic):
My building, it's brand spankin' new. We moved from our old falling down one in August.
Walking towards my building as I cross the street. My building, DSS is on the right, DHH is on the left (health and hospitals). Up the road is various office buildings and a church.
I go through the lobby, pass the police and security guards, swipe my badge to get through to the elevators and go up to the 7th floor where my cubicle is. This is the view getting off the elevator on the 7th floor. State Library is the smaller building closest, and you've seen a pic already of the capitol. Don't think you can see it in this pic but in person, you get to see all the smog and gross lookin' clouds of yuckiness over the oil refineries and other production plants north of Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River (you can see the river a little to the left if you peek).
Cubicle Land!!! My unit's cubes are to the left, everyone else is to the right. The big open space is just weird, no other floors have it... that's a Mardi Gras tree that needs to be taken down over there. My cube is on the other side facing the window. That's my little boss's cube you can open there.
And voila, my cubicle
My desktop picture once I log in, I change it up every few days
Mmmm coffee... the mug is.. interesting, I'm not a pink heart kinda girl, but I got two of those filled with candy or something as a gift once, and they're big, so I like them for tea or coffee. I didn't take pictures of the break room where I got the coffee, I'm a coffee club member where a bunch of us put money in a pot every payday to contribute to the pots, coffee and supplies.
And breakfast. I'm not a big breakfast eater unless it's 11am and I'm having stuffed french toast at IHOP or something.
Time to read my Getting in Touch with your Inner B calendar...
The view from my window, that's the Mississippi River I-10 bridge going over connecting Baton Rouge and Plaquemines. But the fog is so thick you can't really see it.
I didn't really have pictures of me working, but I can promise you I did! And right now I have tendonitis (tennis elbow), so here's what I get to type in, not easy but ow my arm hurts!!!
11:15am Lunchtime! Time to grab my leftovers from one of the fridges in the break room down the hall.
Views from the balcony outside the break room on the 7th floor. First to the left is the Mississippi River once you look past our parking garage, to the right, just past the Dept of Revenue/Natural Resources building that the camera snapped the corner of, is our old office building that they're in the process of tearing down (they started on the side you can't see from this angle). Supposedly they will build a park there, and in the vacant parking lot where they won't allow anyone to park anymore.
3:30pm, time to go home! I managed to get a lot of work done, see my empty trays?
I'm not taking the interstate home because I have a 4pm appointment with my therapist in south Baton Rouge. So I'm going to cut across downtown and pass LSU to get to her office. Here's the old state capitol before Huey P. Long decided he needed a weird looking taller one. Picture is wonky b/c I'm driving.
And I enter through the LSU gates...
There's the stadium and natatorium.
Oops, I better stop for gas! I can't believe how much gas is now! I swear it was just $2.02 two weeks ago!!
4:10pm, aack, I'm running late, but finally, I'm turning into the drive to my therapist's office. She's in a fancy office building that I think used to be an old plantation. It looks awesome, but darn it, the pic I took of it somehow didn't make it from my phone to here. Same w/the therapist's couch pic. Sorry!
5:05pm, finally, I'm on my way home!
5:36pm, I'm home! Charlie the cat tells me that I'm late, while walking across my sister's car.
Once inside, the dogs are there to greet me first. Buddy (black) and Schatzie (white, Toby calls her Dot-chee) our standard poodles that desperately need a trip to the groomer's!
Toby just woke up from a late nap and Daddy picked him up to greet me
6pm - Dinnertime for Toby - Mmmm mac and cheese and peas and carrots and goldfish!
Topped off with yummy water! (Toby LOVES water and will not drink juice, which is fine with me!)
6:30pm - Now, bathtime for Tobester! He wants to eat the rubber duckies I think.
Now it's dinner for Mummy and Daddy. After a long day like this, and an empty fridge, it's time for some chinese (mmm sesame chicken)
7:15pm - Time to catch up on last night's The Daily Show and Colbert Report with DH while Toby plays
7:30pm - Toby has a bottle.. I'm all finished Mummy!
8pm - Toby gets the phone to call Grandma in England... no, no Toby, it's almost 2am over there!
8:20pm - Toby looks tired as he sits down, enthralled with Stephen Colbert on the tv.
8:30pm - I put Toby down for bed, and watch Tobyvision on the video monitor
9pm - I'm tired, time for me to call it a day and go to bed. Time for brushing my teeth, taking my contacts out and setting the alarm clock.