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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Rolling into happiness

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There are only so many nice days of summer left this year and today and tomorrow are going to be a few of them. I’m feeling good, despite a schedule without much rest in it. The last quarter of the year is always nuts and packed tight with activities. I wish I could make it to the beach next week with one of my best friends but doctor’s appointments have intervened.

It’s going to be a hot one today. I think a visit to the local snowball stand is in order. I find it relaxing to go to the corner and eat a snowball looking out over the hills below opposite it.

Off Woodstock Road across from the Snowball Stand. Photo by Mike Hartley

Next Monday is a big day for me. It’s funny though because I have no idea which way it will go. Kind of a strange feeling I haven’t had in a few years. Like I hear the athletes say, don’t get too high on the wins and don’t get too dejected on the loses. So I hope to keep that even keel regardless of which way it goes.

We are having a long-overdue family get-together in a few weeks. Going to grill out all the traditional burgers and dogs, there will be loads of salads and desserts. It will be the first such event without my Mother and Father in law and it will be tough on the family members. I’m sure a special prayer or two might be said for them.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I don’t need a gym, I have a big yard.
  • When injuries derail good teams it’s a real shame.
  • There is much to celebrate, if I could only remember what and when.
  • There are two parts of a remodel job that are fun. The first thought of it and when it’s finished and done correctly. Everything in between is a lot of work and a pain in the butt.

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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