Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 2, 10:22 AM

The Triborough Bridge, as viewed from Queens

Astoria, NY 
In the far distance, the Empire State Building

This is the week I've been dreading. There have been some tough work moments -- and there will be many more -- and more prolonged dental work, but Buttercup survives.  Our agency is having meetings throughout the city this week and one of my responsibilities is to coordinate our group's participation. We have a cooperative group, but there are still a lot of issues that we can't control, and generally I have a pounding headache, sore feet and an aching back by the time one of the meetings is completed. Tonight was an exception. Things went well and I got to eat some dinner, unlike the nights dinner is from a vending machine, and our part was completed by 10:00 PM. Hurray! Still there are two more to go and they could be the stuff of legends, but right now I am rejoicing.    

My subway this morning skipped my stop because of track work and I found myself at a different station than usual, looking at the Manhattan vista. The top photo is the Triborough Bridge, which connects Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. It was renamed in 2008 and is now the RFK Bridge, but as Citifield where the Mets play will always be Shea Stadium, the RFK will always be the Triborough.  The second photo is a building scene, but way in the distance there is a tiny spire, which is the top of the Empire State Building. 

I hope your day held moments in which to rejoice, for pleasures and prayers great and small. 


Nancy M. said...

It's always great to see pictures of your city!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh yes, my day was one of blessings, I got a call and and e-mail from my youngest son who just became a dad and he and his wife took their son home from the hospital today. He said it was just a wonderful feeling. That made my day for sure!
Hope today is another one in which you find those blessings too.

'On Ya'-ma

West Side of Straight said...

Yes, what different views we each have in our own neck of the woods! Love to see pictures of your city life. Our country life is so different! Have been there once while on a business trip, didn't get to see much, just an evening out coming over from NJ; would like to visit as a tourist sometime.

Chatty Crone said...

Seems like you are having a tough week - I hope your dental works goes well - my grandson had a dental appointment today too - no walk in the park.

Love your New York pictures and such clear skies.

Teacherfish said...

And the Jackie Robinson Parkway will always be the Interboro to me. Hope you had a good Purim