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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

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Like this photo I feel unfocused and kind of grey. No problem, we are on the doorstep of Friday and that can’t be all bad. My priorities seem to be changing. The more my grandchild responds to her nut of a grandpa, the more I’m drawn into her world. I’ve noticed when I visit or spend time I often leave my phone in the car. I don’t think about having tv or music on. Well my better half or I singing is about the extent of music.

I forgot how sweet she sounds singing to a baby in her arms. I was reminded of it today and it kind of gave me pause. I wish every child could have all the love they all need. Its strange how issues at work disappear when she is passed to my arms. Its my mind racing on all the things we can learn together. Or how many times I can make her smile, laugh or look in wonder.

I’m beginning to think the joy that is a grandchild, is almost being reborn ourselves. With wisdom and patience we lacked when we became parents. The calm and multitude of techniques or tricks or faces to keep them happy. But at the same time being able to sleep which isn’t part of the deal when you are the parent.

Kind of hazy.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Here I am on the brink of summer and I feel so busy that I can see it slipping away quickly. So got to lay in plans to maximize what time I can spare for some selfish time. Day trips to the beach, a couple of photo outings, maybe a day of nothing but writing. Or maybe setting up the workbench outside and putting a few of those ideas I just wrote down earlier into stone. Maybe an afternoon in the hammock.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Tomorrow I start to eat a bit healthier. Well that is my intention. No really. Stop laughing. OK get off the floor. Stop rolling around like a fish out of water. No seriously, stop laughing.

As you can tell by my blog, I’m not the most organized person in the world, country, state, county, street, person living in this house.

My highlight of the day was making my grand daughter smile and laugh.

Its late, another day in the books. A smile on my face, at least until I try to move again.

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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