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After a day of hard work yesterday, I thought about relaxing a bit. Relaxing is one of many things that I don’t do well. I don’t sit still much unless I’m hurting or spent physically.

I can’t spend a day or even a few hours in my hammock. I love it and it’s comfortable on my back and I love looking at the sky. I just can’t lay motionless without my mind telling me to get up and get my behind in gear.

Life is short, enjoy the view Photo by Mike Hartley

Maybe this will change when my time constraints become less restrictive. 45-50 hours a week is a lot of time to get back each week. I hear the hours go quickly when you get to retirement. I’m sure some will be taken up with grandchildren. But that amount of time free seems like a fantasy.

Vacations can sometimes give a short peek into the window, but rarely even then. I think once a decade or two ago I took off 2 weeks in a row and it was the strangest feeling of finally letting my mind unwind. I’ll adapt and hopefully make good use of the time.

Anyway, I hope to incorporate a better mixture of relaxing and tasks today.

Random Thoughts of the Morning

  • I wish my backyard subscribed to the theroy that if you cut it less the grass will keep the weeds down.
  • Overcast days aren’t all that bad. It could be overcast and wet.
  • Learning to be at peace with oneself is a lifetime job.
  • There are things I should do today and then there are the things I’m going to do.
  • Secret to a long happy life. When you look next to you and see the most beautiful person in the world and they are also your best friend.

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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