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Sunday tribulations

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Not the best start to the day. Wasn’t feeling that well physically. My partner at work has called in sick and its supposed to snow and ice overnight which means an ugly morning ride. And were just a few minutes past noon so I wonder what else is in store?

But then my Son called and all was right with the world again. Funny how much hearing my kids voices make me relax and stop sweating the small stuff. And then the bonus of scheduling some time together was had.

Looking inland waiting for me to return.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So here is to looking at warm carefree days this summer. And I hope to have many of them. Last summer I was slack on day trips to the beach. Those are something else. Some of the most relaxing days of the year. Yeah its a fairly long drive for some, but hell, I do 100 miles back and forth to work most days so 300 miles isn’t a stretch at all.

I can imagine my first trip with the top down and warm summer sun coming up over the Bay Bridge as I cross going EAST. The day spent on the beach and cruising to one favorite spot after another. Breakfast at my favorite pancake joint, time in the sand. Hit a local deli for lunch, time in the sand and water. Hit the boardwalk for a late afternoon snack and people watching. Cruise the ocean highway or explore new back roads. Sunset at Fagers Island after a meal. Cruise a bit at night and then head home.

Well that is a ways off but I can dream.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I don’t know why I came downtown in this weather tonight. Won’t happen again.

I take pride in doing this blog each day. Shows I can commit to more than one thing. Now I just have to start exercising each day.

I think I came to the realization that I’m going to be working longer than I had planned. And no I don’t call this work. Not in the traditional sense at least.

This year I’m going to do something special. Besides becoming a grandfather. Of course that is special enough for one year.

Snow is beautiful if you don’t have a 50 mile trip in front of you.

Ice is never beautiful unless it’s in a glass.

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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