Thursday Lingering Look at Windows, Friday edition: flying away

Yesterday the day was so busy, both at work and at home, preparing to leave on vacations, that I found no time to search for pictures of windows.

But this ended up being good, because it gave me the chance to post fresh from the oven Friday windows pictures.

Have a nice trip ya’ll!


Creating a logo

I don’t work with marketing or anything of the sort.

But in my work team, we have a small group, in which I’m included, that works to promote, educate people and provide services on using a tool developed by one of the member of the group (not me!).
The tool has been around for a couple of years already but, so far, it has only been available within our team.

Earlier this week, we were finally able to publish it to the company’s internal toolbox, so anyone in the entire company, from any team, can have access to it and use it for their needs.

And this is so freaking cool!!!

But on the website where it’s published we have the option to add a logo, which is something we did not have before. So in the past 2 days, in spite of being extremely busy trying to prepare to leave on vacations, I decided to spend some time in creating some options.

I did 2, on different styles:

  • one on a style more in line with the Windows classic desktop applications
  • the other more in line with the style of Windows 8 and Windows Phone tiles.

Then another person in the group also put up a third option for voting.

Now the 8 members of our little group are voting.
So far we have 3 votes for the tile-style, 2 for the classic one and none for the other guy’s contribution.
And the developer of the tool hasn’t voted yet (although he already told me that he’s torn between my tile-style one and the other guy’s option).

I’m loving it!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

This week’s  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Lines.

This week I’ve been trying to get lines (and textures, already preparing for next week ;)) for a few days already, so I was able to put up a collection of indoorsy and outdoorsy lines…



Climbing cherry trees? Why not? WHY???

Yesterday we went to University of Washington campus to enjoy the view of the blooming cherry trees.
And the trees were so climbing friendly!!!
My kids couldn’t resist and climbed on a few of them, with our help.

Kids at the tree branch

Kids at the tree branch

In one of them, I decided to try to climb too, but after both kids were at the branch, there wasn’t much space left for me to get there, so I stayed sort of midway, still in the main trunck, but not in any branches.
It didn’t really feel like I was climbing the tree…

When they came down, we continued on our walk. The entire time I thought about going back and climbing a tree alone (or at least be the first one to get there), but something stopped me from doing so.
Not sure what. Laziness?
It could not be embarrassment because the trees were being climbed by all sorts of people and no one was there to judge anyone else.
It couldn’t be fear, because I don’t fear climbing on trees (at least not the small ones… hehehe)

Now I sort of regret. I should have came back and climbed and then grabbed the kids to be on top with me.
How cool would that have been???

Oh well… next time…

I did take pictures of the trees and the pretty flowers, though….

Blossoms at the tree trunk

Blossoms at the tree trunk

Fully blooming

Fully blooming

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

And, by the way, it was also a pretty walk of over 2 miles. I can’t tell the exact distance and it was done pretty slowly, but still a walk. Except in the last little bit, when I had to come back from the parking lot to where we rested last time to grab my purse I forgot there. At that part, I ran. Pretty fast and barefoot, as my shoes yesterday were not running friendly at all – actually they were not even walking friendly either. 😦
Fortunately, my purse was still there and intact and I was able to walk back…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future tense

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is about Future tense.

My contribution includes 3 pictures today.

The first is a picture of high-school graduation, when we were leaving the school years behind and entering a brand new phase of our lives, not knowing what the future would bring us…



The second shot is of a wedding, when the couple is betting on a happy future together.



And the last one is similar to the ones I posted in my previous post, and shows a pregnant tummy, with a baby to be born that will have the whole future waiting for him once he gets out of comfy mommy’s tummy.



Travel theme: Time

This week’s the Travel Theme photo challenge at Ailsa’s Where’s my Backpack is Time.

There are a few ways to show the passage of time, especially when you have kids.

So here’s how the time passed between August 2009 and March 2010, culminating with the birth of my second cute baby, almost 3 years ago (March 31st is the day!)

So this post goes not only for the photo challenge, but also to celebrate my little one 3rd birthday.

Happy Birthday, sweetie!