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Smiles and tears

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My son’s family left today to return home. Having such dedicated time with both my son and daughter and their families is what keeps me going throughout the year. So much fun while were together which makes it so hard to leave each other.

As they were leaving I noticed this anomaly in the garage where they parked. I think someone needs a lesson on directions. Maybe if they put a U-turn line from one arrow to another it might have made sense.

If you followed the arrow into this you would see the no parking sign. So that arrow out is a bit redundant, isn’t it? Photo by Mike Hartley

For me this week has been a return to normal. No overnight shifts, eating better, and getting more exercise and sleep. Kind of makes me think about not going back. But that isn’t in the cards so I will return on the predetermined date.

But when I do return to the job I’m thinking about broaching the topic of not working any more holidays. I’m tired of it. I do several each year. Sometimes up to 7 or 8. And if it doesn’t work out there are always alternatives.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Time is short, don’t worry about what you can’t change.
  • Trying to make more eye contact with people and smile at the same time. I like the results.
  • The better you plan the more palatable the alternatives when encountered.
  • Just once I’d like to get my physical and not need more tests. We will see this coming week.

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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