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Gearing up

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I’m gearing up for the stretch run of Summer. Yesterday was a nice way to kick off the weekend. It’s amazing what a good night’s rest will do for you. It’s kind of a treat for me. I hear that beach calling me before the fall season is upon us. And I will heed that call from the waves and sands.

Guarding beach and country. Photo by Mike Hartley

A couple of day trips are planned. A weekend with my better half and it will be another year in the books for the beach season. It also marks the last year the job will get in the way of fully utilizing summer which is a really pleasant thought. If gas prices aren’t outrageous it will be a regular thing.

Wow, I just had the thought of what it might be like to spend 2 weeks or more at the beach in a row. I’m beginning to see this retirement gig next year filled with endless possibilities.

Breakthrough – I think I found where the time goes.

I know time flies by. I know I blink my eye and time is gone. I know time passes. I know I lose time all the time. It scares me when time goes by so fast. I know I’m always strapped for time. I’m always surprised when it’s time to turn the page on the calendar. I know time disappears. I know time doesn’t last. I know I can’t delay time.

And then I looked down at my hands and I saw some wrinkles I hadn’t noticed before. I looked in the mirror and suddenly there are more grey hairs. I get measured by the doctor and somehow between 20 years old and now I’ve lost 3/4 inch in height. I know when I get out of the shower I see a lot of surgical scars.

And I say to myself Ah time, there you are.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Before this month if you said the word Hawaii, people’s heads would rise and a smile would cross their face. Now heads are bowed and lips pursed.
  • Keeping it simple isn’t always the best, but it works a lot of the time.
  • I used to wonder what people were thinking. I stopped because I started to find out.
  • I got to see both my children in the last 2 days. Life is very good.

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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