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I’m tired

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What a day. I feel like this gal below. Once I finish this post I’ll be doing the same. Working outside for the third day in a row has left me both tired and fulfilled. It’s nice enjoying the sun, working on the tan while cutting the yard, trimming trees, cleaning gutters and assorted other task. It also saps the energy of a 60-year-old much quicker than it used to. Remembering growing up there was no too hot or too humid, it was just that the daylight was too short. Days where we only left the court to take on water or lunch.

Good resting spot.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Times of laughter and fun, but also times of dead seriousness and full effort. Great games with great people. Think I’ll start to detail some of those memories because some of the participants are no longer with us and before any more slip away, its time to write those down for our kids. Funny how much we took for granted along the way.

Then again, its funny how much I still take for granted each day now. There is so much to be thankful for and sometimes I fail to recognize it all properly. Like my health for instance and how incredibly lucky I am. One of my best friends for instance just told me today is his 40th day straight in the hospital. I can’t even imagine that. He’s a strong individual with that burden. His spirits seem positive and he is looking forward to the day he can get back home. And I hope that day comes as soon as it can for him.

Anytime I’m feeling bad I remind myself it can be much worse. So I get though most things without having to complain or get down about them. Of course anything starting with a part of the body followed by the word Cancer can change that perspective but I hope I’m done with those issues.


So after a good nights rest I plan to sail into Sunday with my better half before the work week starts. A nice drive with the top down, maybe a long walk together. Something to relax us before that time to report.

Coasting into a Sunday morning.
Photo by Mike Hartley


I’ve always liked to eat. Recently I’ve discovered cooking and grilling shows on TV. Those things are becoming like crack for me and I’m starting to gain weight.

I need to schedule another day of vacation soon. No sense letting my favorite season pass by.

Well, people tell me sleep is important, so let me go give it a whirl.

People who garden well, are gifted people.

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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