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I’m free and not

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I started this post on Thursday intending that it would be that day’s post. Well, that and the next two were missed. The combination of some fun things and being in a little bit of a funk. I’m not going to say I’ve been too lazy to get to it. Actually I did work on it day by day till this morning when none of it made sense because it was time-based. I was so excited that my weekend was starting on Thursday evening and looking forward to watching our grandchild on Friday and the Terps basketball game on Saturday and kind of an open Sunday for a change of pace had me giddy.

I did a bit of walking myself.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was so glad the workweek was in the rearview mirror. It’s always such a stress relief. The jobs I’ve had have always been stressful. And I put more stress on myself to be the best I can. So when I’m signing off on Thursday this past week it was especially relaxing.

Thursday night I spent with my best friends. I think it had been at least a month since our last get together which is a long time for us. Usually, we meet each week. We had a great time and shared some laughs as I had thought we would.

Friday we had our beautiful granddaughter. And what a pleasure that is. And my better half and I went out to dinner for a change of pace and had a very good meal at Shannon’s in Ellicott City.

Saturday I was off to see my favorite team’s basketball. This sure beats the last few weekends where I’ve been under the weather. I got some good rest this weekend and it reminded me what not getting that rest was doing to me.

Can you swing it? Photo by Mike Hartley

Some busy times ahead with the holidays upon us very shortly but instead of getting all stressed out I’m just going to try to enjoy each day. We will have 4 generations together which is a first this year and to be celebrated.

I’m going to celebrate many things this year. Because I’m getting in the proper frame of mind and the mindset is to do, experience and accomplish many things.

So my freedom this weekend is done. I’m back to work and my spirits have changed. Sunday is always the toughest day of the week. And I’m doing a solo so that isn’t much fun either. So I find myself looking forward. And I hope to be back to my daily schedule. My apologies for the absence.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The scale in my bedroom is now my friend. It used to make me feel guilty all the time and now it’s giving me the good news I’ve been hoping for so long.
  • Evaluations of everything should be an ongoing way of living. Constantly taking on new information. Reevaluating and forming new paths.
  • The more I take charge of myself, the happier I am.
  • I’m learning not to get upset at the politics going on. All I need to do is VOTE. I will have my say there.

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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