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All kinds of time

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All kinds of time were the thoughts I first had when I started vacation late last week. And here we are now and its almost over and I feel a time crunch. How do I get all the things I had in my mind to do over this week?

Well, I can’t but I can try. And that is all we can ask of ourselves. Give it your best shot and then get up the next day and give it your best shot again. And if truth be told I always haven’t given it my best shot but I do better at it than I ever have as time moves along.

I don’t go to the boardwalk like we did when the kids were young.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So it’s out I go this afternoon. To enjoy some sun and maybe go for a ride with the top down and some back roads. And the cameras will be along for the ride. Tomorrow is the grandchild’s day for me. And I’m thinking about having a few crabs on Saturday to mark the coming end of Summer on Monday.

Get your claw on.
Photo by Mike Hartley

With all this joy the last week, I dread getting back to the grind and losing this relaxed feeling. I’m worried about trying to do too much because of all the things I try to fit into a day. I’m worried that I won’t get the time to pursue my hobbies.

The job that pays the bills takes more of a toll on this old guy than it used to. Maybe it’s not the job but me that is losing energy. I don’t know what it is but I’ve got to stay strong in my pursuits. Family, friends, and fun. And of course my hobbies.

Tomorrow I think I’ll concentrate on children’s photography. Saturday is the Ellicott City Main Street Music festival and that might have some good photo opportunities. Sunday I think I’ll visit Arlington National Cemetery and pay my respects and grab a few frames. Let’s see if I can accomplish something for the next few days.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • How come kids hate naps so much but have all the time in the world for them and older adults love them can’t seem to squeeze in even a small one?
  • One thing vacation has taught me is that there is a big difference between 3-4 hours of sleep and 6-8 hours of sleep.
  • Not every day can be a great day but parts of it can be if you look and strive for them.
  • Dumsers in Ocean City has the best Cherry Ice Cream sodas there are.

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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