THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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As every day, I had a choice to make today when I woke. Do I get up or stay in bed. Most all the time it’s get up. Even when it’s stay in bed, it’s only for a few minutes, maybe a half-hour. That might not seem like a problem, but the most I sleep at any one time is about 3-5 hours. So most of the time I’m up with about 5 hours of sleep, sometimes less.

Thank goodness there are exceptions to the rule. Today was one of them. I woke a few times but I was so exhausted I would go back to sleep for a few more hours. I think this is the longest I’ve slept in years. Then again my memory is getting shorter so maybe just the last year. I was out for a good 10 hours, maybe 11.

Good resting spot. Photo by Mike Hartley

I feel a little guilty sleeping that long but I can say both my mind and body are thankful for that rest and a good signal I should be getting better rest. Of course, this creates problems. Either I cut back on other activities or accomplishments. So today I cut out a lot of things, TV, chores, snacking, and bullshitting. All easy sacrifices but it also impacted my shooting time and blogging time. And those last two I don’t want to cut back on at all.

So finding that balance and sweet spots and picking out some things I just need to throw by the wayside. And that is a good thing to do throughout life. Because if you’re lucky enough to age, you’re going to have to learn about adjustments.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • So what is the total number of shooting deaths we need to have before we can think of the many solutions needed to address the problem?
  • Rain is the only sleeping pill I need.
  • After spending time with the family on Easter I find myself missing them today as everyone returns to work.
  • Once you walk through the doors of a cancer center there is an invisible brick you carry out that is inscribed with the word Fear.

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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