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A nice Sunday night for change of pace

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This has been a different type and experience on a Sunday. I woke yesterday early (before sunrise) as usual. Kind of a relaxing morning cleaning out more of the workroom, working on a few wood projects and having some scrambled eggs.

As the afternoon came the usual stress of the thought of having to stay up all night and work wasn’t there. A Sunday night off!!!. No rushed Sunday dinner. Not trying to nap in the afternoon unsuccessfully again. Not having to scroll through and delete a few hundred emails from work before I even start the night. No commute from the kitchen to my desk downstairs. Not having to switch the department line to my cell phone. And no worry about what system might decide to take a dive.

The start of the Sunday evening is usually steady, but around 1 am that first day switching back to a night shift my eyes start to get heavy. Once I make it through that tired phase of an hour or two I’m good for the rest of the week but that transition is a bear. And a bear I didn’t have to wrestle with Sunday night.

I got to go to bed when I got tired and curled up with my better half and slept. Life was good yesterday.

Every once in a while I think about shooting black and white. Not today. Photo by Mike Hartley

Usually when I put my mind to something I get it done. I just haven’t gotten serious about my weight control. It’s not out of control but I’m 15-20 lbs. heavier than I should be. And as I’ve aged the weight seems to congregate near my midsection.

Having been active most of my life weight was never an issue. But in the last 15 years, my love of food, ice cream, and cokes combined with a less active lifestyle has become an issue. I know I’m a little overweight but it really didn’t bother me all that much till I saw a picture of myself recently.

All I know this morning is that I need to take some action and either increase my activity significantly again or reduce the intake. Both will take work and discipline which I haven’t had to apply in this area so my experience is limited. And the desire to do both exercise and control food intake hasn’t been on the agenda in a while.

I will probably go get on the scale this morning and figure out where we are starting from and then get busy thinking of ways to cut the calories and incorporate a lot more walking into this week.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I will not let the rain deter my spirits today.
  • I feel I’m slowly becoming a better writer. I know it’s painful to observe, but it’s a goal.
  • The set of Yokohama tires that came on the SUV were dry rotting before 4 years and only 38K. Won’t be purchasing that brand anymore. And if I do get another car in the future I’ll be looking at that feature.
  • Ideas come much easier when I’m relaxed.

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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