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By the calendar

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Today is the last day of summer according to the calendar. Here in the state of Maryland, it seems to be trying to hang on and this guy is FINE with that news. Fall and spring are nice but that territory between those two I dread.

Lining up for the start of next summer already.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Being we have a stretch of nice weather still I hope to take full advantage of it and get outside. One thing I found very relaxing was just laying in the sun be it on the beach or on my deck lounge chair which is many miles from the beach but the sun was still warming my mood.

One thing that hasn’t been good for the fall colors is the dry weather we have had. If they drop early then some of the seasons color are lost. Let’s hope for the best because that is a nice thing living in this part of the country, the fall foliage.

Well onto some self improvement thoughts. Always good to work on my faults and there is no shortage of them. One of them I discussed with my better half this evening is doing more. Getting out and experiencing life, enjoying events and each others company.

So I’m taking steps in getting organized and planning because I’m not the best spur of the moment type guy in getting out.

I’m also going to try to contribute more of my time to charitable events. I hope to do 2 cancer walks next year. Its time I give back as a survivor and be thankful and maybe help someone else fighting the same thing.

I also mentioned what sleeping properly on vacation this past week did for me and I’m going to try to start getting proper rest even while working. That is going to be a tough one but the benefits are there now for me to see.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Returning to work after vacation sucks. Well it is good to still have a job.
  • Good thing I get out of town before Shutdown DC starts tomorrow. I can see some frustrated commuters trying to make hood ornaments out of protesters.
  • I’m going to start eating a lot more fruit. I’ve already incorporated lots of nuts. Lets see if this helps get under that 200 barrier.
  • I was so pleased with myself that I had the camera out the last 3 days in a row. Going to see if I can keep the streak going.

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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