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Monday observations

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After spending almost a week with my children and grandchildren I’m having withdraw, now that everyone has returned home. I miss that morning smile and wonderment of what the day brings from that 2 year old. I miss seeing my children relaxed and happy. The chance to have relaxed family meals together. Time for a walk on the beach to discuss life and many other treasures. I wish I had brought home some more candy.

I have not started the week out well with sleep. I’m getting a no soliciting sign and posting it because some people have the balls to pound on my door in the morning to wake me for a sales pitch. I wonder if that sign comes with permission to pound them?

And of course dealing with vendors this week has not started off well. A dishwasher was purchased from (a company to remain nameless for now) and they have 2 strikes against them already and if they don’t come Thursday for the install like they now say, that will be strike 3. Hey, it’s a big company, they probably won’t even feel that dishwasher being inserted in their backside.

And then there was work. The good old job that pays the bills. It’s not that I didn’t make it through the first night fine working alone, I’m fine doing that if needed. It’s just that strain of being up all night again and getting in that semi routine, 4 night and 3 day. I guess I’m like Blade. I do my work at night but I can also be a daywalker.

But hey, that is all small stuff. The kind of stuff that takes focus away from more important things. For instance I have to write a sick friend. One that reminds me how lucky I am to have my health which should never be taken for granted and is just about every day till we are sick.

Taking action to help others would be a better way to spend time today also. I’m going to try to help by starting at home and preparing dinner. Nothing to complex, going to try some new Caribbean spice on some shrimp with pasta. I need to cook more and I’m trying to get my time management under control better.

There has been a lot of success in reducing smartphone and tv time. I just need to keep that up.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Life is short, get to doing what you want to do, now.
  • The Eastern Shore of Maryland has the sweetest white corn in the land.
  • The fun part of editing is when the photo is coming out of the printer.
  • I’m going to try to take a few classes this week

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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