Danny’s World: I Slept Better Last Night

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Last night I made sure I went to sleep a bit earlier and I actually slept well.  This morning I feel rested and ready to go.  I’m headed to Shelby to help a funeral home with their Google My Business page and then back to Charlotte to help a client shoot a short video for their Facebook page.  I have such a cool job!  I hope everyone has a great hump day!

Just a Thought…

Peace from Panic

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I saw this on Pinterest today and it made me smile. Straight and to the point. If you want something different in your life, take the initiative to make it happen.

Easier said than done. The first steps are the hardest.

Since I had surgery on my foot early March, I’ve had a hard time getting back into exercising on a regular basis. I eat pretty healthy, but I’ve let that slide too. Sometimes it’s so difficult to get motivated. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being lazy.

Last week I finally took control. I weighed myself one morning and promised myself to get back to a consistent healthy lifestyle. I’d like to lose a few pounds, but it really isn’t about that for me. I just want to feel healthier. Stronger, inside and out.

I don’t follow a strict plan, I basically go by this motto: Eat…

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Danny’s World: Off To a Wedding!

My friend Nathan is getting married today and we are off to celebrate with him and his new bride, Heather.  The reception is at a neat place on the water on Lake Wylie and we are excited to be included in their special day!  How do we look??

Danny’s World: A Retrospective

I have been using my blog to test a new strategy of posts and I hope you have enjoyed the more personal “live” feel.  For those of you who are just joining the party I have been using my blog as my social media outlet, posting pics from my life as it’s happening.

Today going through my laptop I came across some old pics of Evelina and I and thought I’d share.  Hope you enjoy…

The group of photos above are from when Evelina and I first met in March 2011-August 2011.  In that span we visited Asheville, Hilton Head Island, New Orleans and Dallas; all road trips which gave us a lot of time together.

Our day hiking Crowder’s Mountain…

This is our first Christmas together in 2011 and New Year’s in Ocean Isle, NC.

This old house is my “Money Pit”

In an old house, you learn very quickly that it ALWAYS has repairs needed.  Some far more important than others, but the list is…

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Friday evening drive into the mountains.

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I was bored and needed to clear my head, so I headed into the mountains again.  I took the same route I took on Memorial Day.   It was later in the day though, so there was this wonderful late afternoon golden light that was just magical.

There was no one at the overlook where I stopped to take photos, and no signs of civilization at all, not even any cars on the road.  I felt like the only person in the world, and realized these mountains looked exactly this way thousands of years ago.   This is what the native Americans would have seen, long before there were any paved roads.

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A Few Random Thoughts

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It is just after 4:00 am and I am up early to get some things done for a few clients.  I do a lot of the creative ads for any campaigns I run digitally and my mind sometimes wakes me up with ideas.  So here I am; wide awake and typing when I might be better off sleeping.  Nonetheless here are a few of the things going on in my mind…

  1. I am currently working my way through all the season of The Big Bang Theory.  Currently I am in season 5 and so far it is hilarious.  I highly recommend it to anyone.
  2. Vacation for Evelina and I begins in 6 days!  I need this trip to recharge a little and Naples, Florida is just what the doctor ordered!
  3. I had a huge client sign with my company yesterday.  My coworker and I have worked on this for nearly a month and we got the word yesterday that they signed with us for all of their digital advertising.  When I close deals like this it is so completely satisfying.
  4. I haven’t been as active lately in my reading of other blogs, but that is going to change.  I need to refocus my energies and come up with a better plan.  Last time I looked there are approximately 6,700 blogger who follow my page, which makes it nearly impossible to get to every single follower.  I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do if I’m being honest.
  5. I went to the hospital yesterday evening and had an MRI on my shoulder.  In October 2015 I had a little stumble on the staircase and the pain in my shoulder has gotten progressively worse ever since.  The specialist thinks I either have a torn bicep muscle or a torn rotator cuff.  Either way surgery appears imminent which doesn’t please me, but I’ll be happy to have a functioning shoulder again.
  6. In preparation for Naples I have been lying out in the sun for 20 minutes each day.  It seems that I have developed an allergy to the sun!  Each day my back, chest and legs develop hives from the exposure so I think it best I get a UV shirt for my trip.

That’s all for now.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!

 

Do You Know Tom?

There are a few blogs I have followed for quite sometime that I thought I would do a little spotlight post on one of them.

I’m not sure if you folks have ever me Tom over at Tom Slatin.com, but his work is so cool.  I never claim to be any type of artist because when I see photographers like Tom it reminds me that I am, at best, an amateur.   I’ve know Tom for a couple years now and his work keeps getting better and better.  Several members of my family love his short stories too so be sure to check those out.   I know quite a few folk follow him on Twitter so here’s the link if you are interested.

The following is an excerpt from his writing notebook, dated April 3, 2017.

Sometimes I wish that I were an open book so that if by some chance, I might be understood, cherished, or admired, though thankfully in reality I’m not an open book. There’s something beautiful about being mysterious. I tend to keep my thoughts and feelings bottled up inside, posting some of my better thoughts and ideas on my blog, perhaps as evidence of sorts to support my claims of high intelligence. My anxiety and depression comes when too many people read it, or when I don’t get the reaction I was seeking. I regret sharing some things, though trivial and unimportant for fear of being judged.

 

Be sure to swing by and say hello to Tom.  Tell him Danny sent ya!!

MacArthur’s Park is Melting…

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After a long, gray winter, I finally clawed my way out of the seasonal depression I experienced. With it, came anxiety like I have never experienced before. The sun came out, the flowers…

My cat!

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Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

She has been listed as a therapy cat,

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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