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Festive Saturday

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I had a wonderful treat today at the Festival of Trees at the Maryland State fairgrounds with my family and a relaxed and fun lunch afterward. This has been a weekend to remember. It makes the hard work during the week an afterthought. It makes my blood pressure steady and good. It makes my body relax and the tension to melt away.

Entrance to the 30th annual Festival of Trees.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It was a little frosty outside and inside. But we can’t complain here in the mid-Atlantic area because it seems the rest of the country is struggling with some winter nastiness.

Photo by Mike Hartley

The crowds were something. I hope they raised a boatload of money.

If you don’t have plans for Sunday it might be a nice treat to attend.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I had my first piece of chocolate-covered bacon today. And yes it was good. I can’t believe I liked it but it’s proof that bacon and anything are good together.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Even though our granddaughter is a bit young still she had a great day. Her eyes sparkled today and I’m excited about the coming Christmas holiday again like that excitement you get as a child. I’m almost giddy with anticipation and joy with the first hand made gift from her in a few years down the road.

Even though we all wish for peace, it’s an elusive goal.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Even though it’s going to be a bear of a week ahead, I’m ready for it because of the past few days.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m inspired to stay positive and relaxed. And to get in the spirit of giving and sharing. I’ve done that the past few days and hope to keep it going in many ways and deeds.

So December 1st is just a few minutes away, its OK to get the trees out, go cut one or stop at your local school or fire station sale and start decorating.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m not usually into crowds but today’s was fine. I guess I’m in the season.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • There is no such thing as a doctor’s appointment that you don’t fret about.
  • I should get on the treadmill. See, those are the type of thoughts that are brought on by having a small piece of apple pie.
  • Life is a lot easier when you feel loved.
  • I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep.

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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