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Catch up

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Nothing like rain yesterday to put the mind at rest and catch up on some sleep. Friday night was the first good night I had in several days. I was hoping to spend part of Saturday catching up more on some rest. That didn’t happen so we will shoot for today. I was getting very little sleep this week due to a number of things and it was catching up with me in many ways.

Afternoon showers bring light to some looking for it. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m not of the age I can continue to do this. I was making some improvements but this past week I slid back to the old days where a few hours or missing a night’s sleep was the norm. So time to reset and start taking care of myself a bit more. Too many conflicting needs going on in life right now.

I blink my eyes and a new workweek is starting. I’ve got to get back to health and what works for me first. And that is my immediate family, friends and my work. When I retire hopefully I’ll have time for the rest of it.


I’d like to blog more this coming week. And that means I need to get shooting again. It’s supposed to be a beautiful day today. Maybe I’ll prioritize correctly and be able to grab a few shots around the county. So let me get moving. It’s a good thing I didn’t know it was National Beach Day till I got up this morning or I might have planned and taken off for it in the middle of the night. Nothing like a sunrise on the beach.

First toes in the sand and board in the water wins. Photo by MIke Hartley

Seems like everything has its own day now. But I kind of like National Beach Day because the beach is one of my favorite places. Maybe I’ll take a day trip down in late September. The water is still warm, the sun is still fairly high in the sky and the sand is still hot. Plus no crowds.

Lets all pitch together and keep the Beaches clean. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Morning

  • I wish I knew the switch to turn off my internal alarm clock.
  • Anyone who laments there isn’t anything to do in life isn’t living.
  • Some days I can just see more clearly. Those are usually the days I clean my glasses.
  • I feel a sense of urgency to make today a good day.

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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