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Small town ball drop

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I decided to start the last day of the year with a lot of music. And when I said to start the day that means I came into the office just after midnight and put the headphones on and removed the damage controls. Some inspirational R&R to ride out the old year. And why the hell not? Music at this stage of my life always seems to set my attitude straight again. So I was up till almost 4 am enjoying the start to the day and doing some photo editing.

This is what this photo reminded me of when I wrote the title of this post “Small town ball drop.” Photo by Mike Hartley

A few hours of sleep and a shower to revive me and then we were off to a wonderful lunch at Bluestone with my children and their children. My first time there and it was very good in all areas. The staff was especially strong and anytime you can say that in these times they got something going. And you could see it was more than our table that was getting great service. Foot and atmosphere were perfect. And we had a great time.

Here we are at the end of another calendar year. Many will celebrate. Some will mourn. Some will be asleep. It’s going to be a calm evening in this castle. I’ll be contemplating the start of the workweek later in the day. But first, just before midnight, I’ll celebrate the coming month of January with some more music to start the year off right.

So on my last day off of this holiday season, I look forward to the coming year with some trepidation. At the same time, I’m quite excited about many things. But it’s not often you start a year looking at layoffs at work. Hopefully, I’ll be able to survive and move on with the rest of the year professionally as planned. That would put things more on a positive note and enable many other goals.

I hope everyone has a great night, a safe night, and a wonderful year ahead.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I hope that the happiness we show each other on this day continues throughout the year.
  • Here is to more appreciation for the simple things.
  • I was watching a video of Neil Peart playing drums. Can’t believe I’ll never see that again.
  • What better way to end a year than closing it out with loved ones? A question that answers itself, there isn’t.

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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