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My Sleep number and other crap

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Figured I’d start off with the other crap. Not really crap. Just the daily dribble of life. A very good friend said something very special to me the other day. And it still is sticking with me. She said to me that I’ve figured life out. What is important, What a special gift it is. Making the best of it and appreciating the journey. Not in those exact words but you get the gist. Yeah its kind of late in life to discover that. Yeah it took cancer a few times to shake those observations clear to me. Yeah I slip some days and let small stuff bother me. But overall, I’ve got it. And each day forward is cool. Wish I was just this smart as a youth.

Bursting Out
Photo by Mike Hartley

Don’t know why I thought of that caption “Bursting Out”, but it did remind me of one of my favorite albums from my youth. I feel like bursting out again in a couple of senses. My season of warmth is upon us and I’m going to burst into the outdoors again. And finally I’m feeling like my health might on the upswing and I can get back to a number of activities. I’m going to pick up a basketball again. Good cardio if I remember right. I just have to remember to call my son and have him bring his pump on his next visit so I can pump up the ball. The net on the hoop is good and backboard/pole still strong. (deep concrete).

This blog is also good for my soul. Getting back to expressing myself and trying to build something fun here.


My sleep number is 36-24-5

That is the number of years I’ve been sleeping next to the one I love (36). The second number is the hours of the day I would love to spend in bed with her (24). The last number is the average hours a day I get to sleep (5).


Just when you think you’ve seen it all. You wake up and its tomorrow.

Facebook – reinforcing the lesson that bitter can last a lifetime.

It’s a very good day when you see an old friend decades later and that your both still standing and able to exchange a physical greeting.

My goal is accomplished. I know I’ve made a few people happy today. But there is still time in the day to improve on that.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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