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I always feel good when I have utilized a day well. I may have overutilized the body though. But that always happens coming out of winter hibernation. I might get less exercise than a bear sleeping all winter. Well not really but the change in types of chores registers quickly.

Anytime I make my way back to the lower hill the calves and thighs get a workout with that steep incline. Just working the stiffness out of the long idle muscles used for bending over picking up a million sticks or weeding. Maybe that repetitive raking. Or the dead lift of big bags of mulch. I’m just glad it felt good to do while I was doing it.

Before and after. Photo by Mike Hartley

It was a nice day out and I spent a lot of it outside. A little cloudy late afternoon but dry. Today looks less promising. A day for the inside task. I had the printer rolling this morning and cranked out about a dozen prints. Also hung a few framed ones. Progress is slow but steady.

The job that pays the bills will start shortly and the weekend will be behind me again. I got to thinking and I’m down to far less than 200 work weeks ahead if all goes well. That is a manageable number but one that still looks like a long way off. Hopefully, I’ll have some time for my personal pursuits as well. If so I hope to show some of the efforts here.

Random Thoughts of the Morning

  • I’m finding it easier for my purchases at hardware stores to get ahead of my ability to get the projects done.
  • I miss the days of walking down the drive of the family homes we grew up in.
  • And I really miss the people that raised us in those homes.
  • Nothing like a warm cinnamon bun being delivered to you as you write the morning blog post.

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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