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Cooling off

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Feeling on the upswing this evening. Finally registered some sleep, which was needed because I was getting a bit sleep drunk. I really try hard not to get that way but some weeks it’s difficult not to with this erratic schedule. Despite the later than normal start today I did get out and knocked out a few chores. But in doing that I spent too much time in the sun and got a bit of a headache.

Thought you might need some help cooling off today.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But I do like how the body is holding up with the increase in physical activity. That’s a fine line between good activity and too much. And the price to be paid sometimes for too much is too much. The trick is to be very aware of that line and not cross it. As a youth, you just trample over that line every time you need to, not knowing it’s even there. As you age you are more aware of that line but due to that stage in life (children and career), you power through it.

But now closing in on the senior years its time to wise up. I’m listening to my body. I don’t like the stories and threats but I’m listening. I’m learning that spreading tasks out while not the most efficient is the less painful route.

Pretending I’m a more youthful version of myself isn’t healthy. That doesn’t mean I’m not trying to be healthy. And while I acknowledge that is a work in progress, I’m a lot closer to being in shape than out of it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Sometimes writing just flows. But then again so does dirty water through a sewage treatment plant.

I would say something positive about the tractor I got a long time ago but if I do it will hear me and not start tomorrow.

It’s getting more difficult as I age keeping up with all the medical issues all my friends and family face. Which reminds me I need to check in with a few of the more serious ones.

Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel really lucky without winning a cent?

There is a bundle of joy coming tomorrow. One who’s lungs and decibel range are increasing.

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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