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Sunday forecast

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So its raining. So what. The forecast it bright as far as I’m concerned. Started off the day paying respects to my parents. Had company this time. One of my best friends wife’s parents are also interned at Arlington and my better half came along also. It was a nice visit. A little misting rain but nothing bothersome.

Took the time to have a nice breakfast out with my better half also on the way home. We are so looking forward in our lives to be able to do this as the rule instead of the exception.

My forecast feels bright.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well its back to work before I can spend anymore time in thought about retirement. Hard to ignore when people around you are doing it. Had two friends this weekend tell us that one had retired and the other was only a year off. I’m not jealous, it just takes my mind a little longer to refocus on the task of starting another work week.


Look ahead but live in the moment. Something I’ve not done often enough. Some time wasted thinking about what I could change that had already transpired. Other times I’d be looking so far ahead of myself that I wouldn’t take the time to make the connection to get there. Each day I look at now for some accomplishments.

They might be simple things to most but can be very special. Lots of people including myself take for granted that time we spend with your significant other. A meal together, a walk, whatever it can be special if your thinking that way. Simple things like a call from your children. Those are huge to me.

So this week is more of a focus on living in the moment.


Random Thoughts of the Day

My yard is green and growing, I guess the season has started. The battery goes in the mower tomorrow. Please let it crank over fine.

Sometimes those you do for don’t appreciate it but that isn’t the reason you do it.

I have a feeling this is going to be a good week. And if not I’ll make it one.

It was exciting to see Tiger win again. I know there are a good number of people who don’t like him. But he is good for the game. And its nice to see an old man succeed against much younger competition.

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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