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Keeping a smile

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Was just thinking of the upcoming trip this month to the pumpkin patch with the family. I hope my back holds up to the trip. Regardless I wouldn’t miss it for the world. The smiles the kids get with all the activities and the fresh feeling of the clean fall air.

This year I’m not going to be volunteering to carry the heaviest pumpkins. A couple of medium ones or small ones okay. I’ll let my strong kids deal with those monsters the grandkids like to pick.

No shock absorbers on this ride. Photo by Mike Hartley

The month of October doesn’t bother me. Lots of activities, we are still outdoors a good bit and still have a decent amount of daylight. I’ll still be cutting grass on the weekends, the top can be down on the convertible, and grilling out is still nice.

I ask early forgiveness for my attitude from November through February. As I sit here with the temps in the high 70s in just gym shorts and tennis shoes, my mind drifts to those first chills and then the constant struggle to stay warm.

Which reminds me I have to get that generator fired up and tested. And maybe an extra can for fuel.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • When you get old, you’re dying to get older.
  • Water has always been the most important resource. We just disrespect it like everything else thinking it’s infinite and immune from our actions.
  • It’s hard to find a line in the sand after a windstorm.
  • I don’t understand why a grown man acting like a petulant child is attractive to so many people.

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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