THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Opening the door and stepping out to the porch and soaking in 60-degree temps (the warmest day of the year so far) on Thursday was a revival of sorts for me. It allowed me to drift ahead in my mind of being outside regularly again. Soaking in sunshine and nature and life again is on the horizon. It gave me hope. Winter is depressing to me. A struggle to power through but we’re almost there.

Life sure has a schedule of its own and I’m trying my best to adjust but I’ve missed time here again. I’m trying to not let that bother me but it does. Sort of like a day without something that matters to you. Not that I haven’t been busy and productive with other parts of life but just not so much here behind my eyes.

warmth Photo by Mike Hartley

Today though, I got that special warmth from my granddaughter. The first PaPa of the day and her laughter warm my heart. I love being able to make her laugh. She’s going to be 2 years old soon so she’s like a wind-up toy. Sit her down and she’s off. She makes me smile all day long. Even when she is napping with me or my better half.

So it’s a great start to the weekend both weather-wise and attitude-wise. I hope to pick up the cameras in the next few days and get something fresh here to post. I’ve been reading a book on photography and learning a little more about my camera each day. Now I just have to practice and keep learning.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I finally asked myself why am I paying so much for car insurance when I don’t drive the number of miles I used to? My agent is going to be asked that same question on Monday.
  • I’m discovering the joy of reading. Who knew there were things other than technical manuals.
  • Sometimes I dream of what I can do with the 50 hours a week I spend at work and using them on creative and fun interests and of course grandchildren.
  • No matter how tight I get the top on, it seems the Krazy Glue and Gorilla Glue always go bad before the bottle is finished.
  • Working with a broken pair of reading glasses today isn’t optimal.
  • The lies being spread this weekend are a prelude to more violence to come.

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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