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Sundays are getting better

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I used to dread Sunday evenings. It’s the start of the workweek for me and the stress I used to have was bad. The long drive and leaving home on a weekend signaled the start of not seeing much of my better half or friends or family. But a few years ago we went remote and my job became much more manageable.

Taking out two and a half hours of road time a day really made the job possible again. After driving to D.C. for over two decades and then having the ability to do my job from home, made the thought of going back to a job at an office out of the realm of possibility. Not that I wouldn’t have done what was needed at the time but at this stage, no thanks. Unless that office is within a few miles of the house and I’d still need a few work-from-home days.

Life is too precious to sit in traffic at this age unless I’m going to the beach. Photo by Mike Hartley

If I go part-time before I retire Sunday nights will probably be one of the nights I’ll drop first. Too many things happen on Sunday to sleep during the day and then having to stay up all night is a nasty start to the week. But I’ve managed to turn things around a bit on Sundays making them more productive than in the past. As a wise friend would say often, “make it work for you.”

This week is a special one with the start of spring. It’s also a very important birthday week and I hope to make it a good one for the best daughter a father could wish for. I could never reward her enough for the happiness she has given me. But I’ll give it a good shot this week.

Did you say treat? Photo by Mike Hartley

I hope you all have a wonderful start to the week.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Down to the last few games of the weekend. There is a good chance when I go to bed later tomorrow morning that I’ll be hearing a basketball bouncing and a ref’s whistle.
  • Pat on the back for a good cheesesteak sub this evening.
  • I think I’m behind on my charitable giving so I better get busy this week.
  • The Nikon comes out of its temporary retirement tomorrow.

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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