THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I love to listen and take in my children and grandchildren. Feeling the joy and laughter as well as their trials and tears. We had a wonderful day together and the family cookout had me all smiles this evening. It’s not often we can all get our schedules together. And this one wasn’t complete but we will all be together soon again.

Now that is what I call taking a breath. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m starting to feel like a strong machine again. At least from time to time. This weight loss helped and I might be on the verge of moving under the 180 lb threshold. Probably been 3 decades since I’ve seen 170s on the scale. Now if I can relocate that 10 lbs around the midsection to the shoulders and arms I’ll be cooking with juice.

I’ve been working hard this week while on vacation. Probably on the wrong things but hey, that is behind me now. I do feel good about the homestead starting to look better. It did need some work and still does but the important things are getting addressed. Once we get the chimney fixed we will be set to use the fireplace this winter.

And speaking of the fireplace, Mother Nature is about to light a fire under us this week. High temps and high humidity. You won’t hear any complaints from me. I’ll be out and about in this heat because I LOVE SUMMER. Time to Tan.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • There is always a solution, it’s if we are willing to first look for it. And then if we allow ourselves to see it and finally if we can accept it.
  • Stepping out from the background is good for the spirit, but also risky.
  • I can’t wait to go through those gears the first few times after I wash the go-cart tomorrow morning. I mean it does need to be air dried.
  • Time for my last good night’s sleep for a bit.

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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