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It can’t be that time again


Yep, I’m going shopping. Well not today but sometime in the next few weeks. There is lots of pressure this time of year. I was always a nervous wreck about the gifts I was getting. Hell, just finding the time to shop during the busiest part of the year is difficult. And then the traffic and parking.

Don’t Stress over the Holidays
Photo by Mike Hartley

A number of years ago I started to go at off hours. Early mornings on the weekdays are best. But the most important tip I can give is to think. Yep thinking deeply about the person you’re giving a gift to. You will find the answer easily if you know them.

Yesterday I was lamenting the start of another work week. If it does anything it turns up the dial to full speed and gets you moving. And it did that today for sure with the normal detours or additions to the day. I could have dealt without one of our cars dying. That complicated a number of things.

Obviously by the content of this post you can tell my time is limited. I’m just trying not to break a posting streak I have going. Also I’m horrible once I allow myself to slack off in getting moving again.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m worried that the announced layoffs at GM are just the beginning and tip of the iceberg.

Its Giving Tuesday tomorrow. I’m going to do my part. Please help.

Saw a great idea from an old acquaintance. About sending a Christmas card to the following –  A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin ave, BETHESDA, MD. 20889.

Here’s hoping I can come up with an interesting post on Tuesday. Take care all.

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.

3 thoughts on “It can’t be that time again

  1. I just saw the Walter Reed address on Facebook. I guess I will mail the current card I am working on.

  2. Actually, Mike…I saw a wrong address on Facebook, yours is different, but I am unable to find info about sending cards TO the recovering soldiers. Not doubting you at all, but on their Facebook page, they are asking for bundles of 3 blank holiday cards, bundles to be given to the recovering soldiers to send/present to family & friends. But the deadline is tomorrow (November 28). Can you point me to your information source?

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