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Sit back Saturday

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Wow, to feel human again is a treat after a few weeks of less-than-good health. Last night I saw one of my best friends for the first time in a while. A very special evening ensued even though our home team didn’t pull off the victory it was a great time. Today I ventured out with my better half and did some shopping and had a meal out.

And in the opposite vein of that horror movie where the girl says “I see dead people” – I saw a bunch of live people. Yep, they were still out there. It feels damn good to be walking among them again.

Who said there isn’t light under a bridge? Photo by Mike Hartley

Today I’ve been reflecting on all the simple things I take for granted. And while I normally have a great appreciation for life it is good to reflect and feel lucky to be able to get back to my personal projects which suffered badly. I could barely get through the job that pays the bills let alone one thing more.

I feel my creative senses returning. I’m smiling again instead of coughing between typing each word. And while my energy levels are still down I’m pressing forward with some simple things and soon I’ll be up to speed again. But I need to be more than up to speed, I need to get a better health plan going so it doesn’t take so long to recover when I do pick up something.

Running away from the office. Photo by Mike Hartley

That has me thinking I need to make much better use of that piece of equipment next to my desk referred to as a treadmill. The two of us will become fast friends shortly and like this daily habit of posting, I will be putting some laps on that device.

Eating better will be a tougher challenge but the mindset for health is more focused now. I even got the mixed veggies today while we were out as one of my sides.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m heading out at daybreak tomorrow despite the loss of an hour’s of sleep tonight. I need to see if the shutters still work on the cameras.
  • Hat’s off to the inventor of flannel sheets.
  • I haven’t begun to watch basketball yet this month. The Conference tournaments are just a tune-up for the real thing. And I’ve watched so much already that when I turn the TV off at the end of the evening there is still a basketball bouncing on the screen.
  • We don’t do chain restaurants often because we like supporting the local places but we did Outback in Long Gate today and it was great. Plus if memory serves me right I think I remember them helping out Ellicott City after the floods with food for people so I’m granting ourselves an exemption.

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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