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Hump day


Leave me alone, can’t you see I just ate!

Just a small critter, resting after a meal. Photo by MIke Hartley

I also had to get over the hump this morning when I returned to the nocturnal world of the night shift. It’s getting a little harder to flip that switch back and forth and stay up all night after getting back into the routine of being a day dweller during my vacation. Thankfully just one more night shift ahead and then another break.

It must be snake week. I went to go outside yesterday and a 6-foot black snake was trying to climb up my back slider door. Took the rake and got him away from the house only for him to beat me over to the shed and crawl in there. Advantage snake, but I did manage to extricate him, yes alive and into the land again. The second one in a while must be good eating outside.

Lazy is too broad a term for what I was thinking but it is the right one. I just didn’t want to give the overall impression that is me because I feel I’m anything but lazy. Truthfully though I’ve gotten lazy with my own interest and hobbies and let work and other things overwhelm my creative and productive time here and in other areas.

Sun, feet up, great view. Photo by Mike Hartley

Now one might say that for the first year since I started, I’ve been posting every day, besting the previous 7 years. But the content is lacking. I know because I can feel I can do so much better. Yes I get lucky from time to time and a photo or topic or thought of the day catches on but I’m far from satisfied with what I hope to accomplish.

I know because this last week I’m starting to get back on track. And despite limited time, I’m being very productive. And I see progress and change. That excites me and moves me to do more. Sometimes I feel like I have ADD because I’m going from the computer to mower to camera to shovel to Dremel tool to a leaf blower. But I’m trying to make the best use of time energy and ideas.

And tomorrow I have a few that might start to take shape.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m overdue for a snowball. That will be corrected tomorrow.
  • When you get older and you spend the day working outside and in the evening you feel better physically from doing it, you have had a lucky day.
  • Yeah, mental health is an issue. But a guy with mental health issues is a lot less dangerous without an assault rifle.
  • The sound of rain is nice but the sound of waves on a shore is better.

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.

3 thoughts on “Hump day

  1. Please warn when posting photos of snakes

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