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At a loss

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I looked through about 30 or so items in my drafts and didn’t see anything I wanted to finish up writing. Mainly because my mind is elsewhere. And at the same time, I’m at a loss for fresh ideas. I’ve had a great day and a bummer of one. I feel weird watching basketball while a significant war is taking place and could enlarge.

I feel both inspired to work on a project I have for the job that pays the bills and at the same time have put in my hours and don’t feel the need to concentrate on that and pass up other things.

Normally I’d try to be more positive, but it’s just not in me today. The look above sums up my feelings. Photo by Mike Hartley

Each spring and fall I question the logic of this daylight saving time change. I have yet to meet someone who likes it. Seems like something pretty simple to get changed? Then again, obviously not. And I have a poor attitude about missing an hour of sleep tomorrow night.

I feel like working on some woodworking projects but I’m so tired I’m wondering if I’ll finish this post. A lot of days I do this I’m pretty beat. Today that thin veneer of positiveness has fallen away. Sorry I’ll get that mojo back tomorrow.

I’m so disappointed about all the sports betting that has taken over the lives of people. Even if you can do it responsibly it takes your focus from enjoying the game to thinking about your bet and how that plays out. And of course, all the people that can’t handle it and get in trouble. Then there is the absurdity of some betting. I’m guessing there will be a line soon on how many times a pitcher touches his groin during the game. Some pro athletes can bet on sports other than theirs and other leagues prevent any betting. But it’s not like pro athletes don’t know other pro athletes in other sports. Which begs the question will they have insider info?

A lot of days I miss having a pet. And the logistics of ever having one again are slim. So I live vicariously through my friend’s and family’s pets. And that is ok, I treat them as they were my own when we see them.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’d say the odds of finding someone who can’t drive if your on the road for more than 15 minutes are pretty much 100%.
  • The snow shovels have been put back in the shed, weeks ago. Looks like its going to have to melt before I shovel.
  • Entitled people beware, your act is wearing thin.
  • Not driving as much helps me not worry about the price of gas.
  • If you ever feel alone, you’re right.

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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