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Take the time, if its important to you

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Take the time, if its important to you. A few months back I made myself the commitment to do this each day and I’ve stuck to it. It was a goal when I started this blog 5 years ago but didn’t stick to. But for the last 4 months I’ve been able to do it. Now I’m going to try to increase the quality of the content along with keeping the daily routine. I know I’m going to either have to find a way to work more effectively and or just work longer at it.

I also hope to reach out to a few friends whose skills I admire greatly for some guidance. I’m going to invest some time learning the tools of WP and find a graphics generator to balance the gray copy out.

Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Photo by Mike Hartley

When I found today’s image I thought for a few minutes about a bridge from one spot to the next. I thought about what I set out to do and what I’ve been able to do. I’m proud in a lot of ways of what I’ve accomplished. I’ve learned some about myself in this process. I’ve also found my dreams and ideas far outweigh my time, abilities and desire at times. Well, I’ve made a change in my desire. I’m making the time change, even though that may be in spurts to start till I can juggle some things. So now it comes down to ability. I’m going to give it a go and do my best, because what I’ve been able to do so far is far from my best.


FOOD – Food – food – Lunch at Facci in Turf Valley today. We have been there a few times before and I’ve got to say the food is very good. Service is also wonderful and the environment is nice. Plus its close to home. I guess my only issue would be with the Pepsi. I had to get ice tea. I’m sorry, I’m not a wine drinker. But anyway if you got a hunger, this place can solve that.

The bread is so good you have to be careful not to fill up on it. We had bruschetta and a meatball appetizers, which were both wonderful. I had a Cesar salad which had a generous amount of fresh Parmesan cheese. Croutons were great, greens were very fresh. Could have had a touch more dressing but I’m always a little heavy on that so it would be fine for most people. I could have asked for it I’m sure. For the main course I had the Seafood Marebellla which was great. A fettuccine pasta in a cream sauce with scallops, shrimp and crab on top. I really liked it.

We didn’t do a desert there because we had a few cakes at home to celebrate a birthday. Oh yeah, Carvel makes the best ice cream cakes.


Random Thoughts of the Day 

Where does the weekend go to? Seems like it’s always in a hurry to run off. I’m going to have to follow it one of these days.

If you ever get close to describing a job as a paycheck more often than a job, it might be time for a change.

I’m a blessed father.

Despite the two recent losses I’m still a believer in the Terps basketball team this year. And why does spell check want to replace Terps with perps?

Its been to long since I’ve seen my sister.

Every time I go see a doctor, for some reason I have to go to a pharmacy also. I’m glad I can afford both so I won’t complain. It’s just interesting how they have become linked each time when they used to be pretty infrequent partners.

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.

2 thoughts on “Take the time, if its important to you

  1. Way to go with sticking to your blog!!!

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