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I have done nothing and everything

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I have done nothing and everything. Today I didn’t snap an image. Today I didn’t do a chore. Today I didn’t work. I have nothing to show for today.

I have done everything though. Today was a simple lunch and celebration for my in-laws 65th Anniversary. They are a wonderful example of staying power and love. I love the ability to listen to stories and look at the pictures with them. Also of course, enjoying a slice of cake and toast to them.

They are simple people. They are wonderful people. They are happy people. They are a couple who shows love. And its right for them to get it in return.

A birthday number is something that is done alone. Well with an assist from Mom on the first one. An anniversary number is something that is done together throughout life. It takes two to accomplish. We all know sometimes the journeys aren’t always smooth. We all know that sometimes love has both high and low tides.

But I hope I’m as fortunate to spend as many years with my better half as happy as they are.


OK, this sudden removal of summertime temperatures is not playing well with my body already. I feel stiff, I feel pain. I had to put on a pair of sweat pants for the first time in ages. Where did my transition of seasons go. We went from the 70’s at night to the 40’s. I guess the top down days are numbered so I should enjoy them before we see this nonsense below.

Not this cold yet but won’t be long now.
Photo by Mike Hartley


I walk by this quote on the wall each morning at work. And I try to remember it throughout the day.

Words for thought.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

I wonder if I would appreciate weekends as much if I didn’t work so hard during the week?

I think I’m part bear. The only thing I want to do in the fall and winter is stay in bed.

I’m finally at the point in life where the number of weeks left to work now number in the low hundreds. If I’m fortunate.

I can always tell when the seasons change. My basement goes from being the cool spot in the summer to the warm one in the winter.

Well its the end of the day, maybe I’ll catch a little SNL for a laugh before bed. Laughter helps one rest easy.

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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