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Vacation planning

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What a wonderful past time. The day dreaming of vacation time. Especially in the month of February when its wet, cold and weary. I haven’t had the ability to do any broad travels. We are pretty much a week or two at the beach in Bethany and or Ocean City family. I should have made reservations back in Dec or Jan like I do some years. But here we are in mid February and I’m just deciding now. Such is life. Good thing those rental agents are on the ball reminding my forgetful behind.

But it has had me wishing for the warm weather and some time off. For we are only about a 1/3 of the way through what I refer to as the vacation drought. It’s that time of year I put in the hours between January and May so I can have the summer and fall season to relax and unwind a bit. Usually its a little later I start thinking about pointing the car east and driving.

Looking back at the bay from Fagers Island lot.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But for some reason today all I can think of is a warm summer evening. A good seafood dinner. Laughter of my family, a sunset and sunrise, sand under my feet and many other beach joys. You know, I think we might take a night and venture down before the season. Rates are nice and there are still good places to eat open.


Nothing of Note 

The desire to come up with something insightful is there. The wish that I could bring a smile or a chuckle but the time and creativity is lacking today. That is what I find most disappointing sometime in doing the blog. The desire to do more and create something special and opportunity each day is sometimes lost. But sometimes winners are found in just expressing the desire and interest in doing such a thing.

My daughter wants to start a blog. I hope she does it someday because I know she has desire and interest and ideas. And it will be a 100x better than this will ever be because she is smarter than I am by far. I wish I had her and my Sons maturity.

So today I’ll just have to long for the time and inspiration to return tomorrow and be happy with just touching base today.


Random Thoughts of the Day

When I had time I didn’t use it. Now that my time is limited I struggle to catch up.

Trust and friendships. A special thing. One that has ebbs and flows. Best friends have calm.

I’m becoming less obsessed on what day it is and more on what I did today.

I wish I had the zest for learning about life at a younger age now that I look back. Some might say I did a lot of learning. But I know better, I could have done so much more and been so much more if I applied myself.

Well, enough self-reflection. Back to criticizing the President.

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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