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It was a strong start to the day and hope to keep it going. Unfortunately, we had to postpone a day of celebration till another, but better safe than sorry with the snow coming down as it did earlier and the plummeting temps.

Even when it stopped snowing it was blowing so hard it made homes disappear. That is not a window in a tree. Photo by Mike Hartley

It feels good to be back in a great frame of mind. I’m so much more productive and creative when the positive juices are flowing. That small shit crept back into my life and was getting to me.

But also I’m recognizing I need to strengthen my body as well as the mind. I have been partially successful in some ways but far from the perfection one of my best friends achieves. He amazes me. I’ve never known someone so fit and consistent through his entire life. He will be turning 60 in short order and can easily pass for someone 20+ years younger.

But I like what he has done in regards to balance. In my mind, it appears he has achieved the maximum strength but also maintained flexibility and athletic quickness ability, and muscle reaction at the same time.

I’m sure he could explain it much better but I admire him for his endurance and persistence in building and keeping his body very fit. So some say it’s never too late to start so why not.

Tonight I reclaim productive space from my office that is just full of various half-finished projects. Time to sort, organize, maybe even box a few things up. I have one decent size table in here and my desk and I don’t need to eat up limited floor space with more tables.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Today I watched dripping iceciles stop dripping and freeze and I didn’t feel like I wasted time.
  • When you include comedy in your day it can sometimes bring an unexpected chuckle later in the day.
  • The chance of a lifetime is here for all of us. Time to pick that perfect bracket. I make one entry and I’m always looking for that magic one that rings the bell. I’m not one to create dozens of entries trying to cover all the best angles and percentages. I’m doing it because I think my first pick is best. I’m trying to prove the addige “Go with your GUT” to prove a point.
  • I witnessed the fastest trip ever by our mailman today. Of course I don’t blame him with the temp at 30 and the wind blowing snow at 30mph and more at times. Myself, I opened the door for 30 seconds and said that’s my outdoor exposure today. I can still do it, working in difficult conditions but I don’t have to anymore and I’m thankful for that. But as they say “never say never.”

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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