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Good start

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Some may not associate a good start with someone who slept until 1:30 pm but that was just what I needed. A good night’s rest and a good attitude to start the day. The downside of that the precious few minutes I have free are even less to work on my crafts before the job that pays the bills starts.

Well, maybe not a good start when I start reading the news and see Amazon might have a huge layoff. Not the kind of news one likes to hear when employed by the owner of that company. I hope I can work another year or so without any layoffs. Been through so many before in life. Never touched by one, but it’s like this giant knife swinging over everyone’s heads. Not too comfortable.

Brush off the small stuff. Photo by Mike Hartley

The plan for the day is to finish prints for a project in Cambridge Maryland. Also to start work on another collage I finished making prints for on Saturday.

I’m looking forward to the holiday season. Sorting out some of my mother’s things and seeing some old holiday items has me thinking back and missing that connection. As I was unwrapping some I could tell you exactly where they were in the house. And my better half also remembered some. We both miss our parents very much.

I’m thinking of giving myself a cold-weather challenge. To see how many days in a row I can get a new photo outside for the next 4 months. Now some of you might think that is easy. Well if you know me given the choice of going outside when the temps get below 50 degrees and not is an easy one. NOT. Let alone some of the teens to 30s we get in winter.

So maybe I’ll start tomorrow. I see the cold is already here with the gauge at 33 degrees now.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Winter temps in the fall. Mother Nature trying to ruin my holiday spirit early.
  • Finding historical trinkets from my past is interesting. Talk about contrasting parts of life I found a bunch of concert ticket stubs from the 70s next to my cub scout camping cantine. Can you believe I was in that organization?
  • Helped an older gentleman today at the store. It’s getting harder to find people who fit the description of older gentlemen. He clearly qualified, he had an oxygen tank and I don’t need one of those yet.
  • I was getting down about a few things but I see some opportunities to find joy elsewhere. Ain’t life good when you use your head?

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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