Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!

I’m loving the fall colors, the crisp autumn mornings, and simply the change of seasons! How about all of you? Are you loving it or dreading the coming winter?

Alright…on with the randomness:  I consider myself fairly musically literate.  But I recently read of Brentano – Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” and had to go do some research – because, who was this Brentano? I knew Beethoven never married.  Oh, Beethoven….I wonder how you like people (historians, researchers, nosey-know-it-alls) combing through anything you ever touched, trying to speculate your every intention!

So, do you know what I like to do when I have ordinary/humdrum/boring duties to get done….like house cleaning?  I like to try NEW methods to get those duties done.  Pinterest and YouTube are so kind!…they give me all sorts of NEW ideas to try.  I sprinkled baking soda on my carpet before I vacuumed today (because of THIS video).  I’m not sure if my furniture was really dusty, or if some of the baking soda drifted as I sprinkled.  But if you try this, be sure to vacuum first, dust second!  I tried adding essential oil to my steam mopper to see if my house smelled amazing when I was done (because of THIS video).  It probably did, but silly me, I had candles burning at the same time.  Hmmm..I guess the jury is still out on that one.  And lastly, instead of using a small hand-held scrubber on my shower, I used my sponge mop with attached scrubber (it’s typically meant only for floors I believe). It worked SO GREAT!  And guess what?  I came up with that brilliant idea all on my own. Well, at least I think I did. :)…I haven’t heard of others doing that, haha!

And lastly, here’s what I I’ve been listening to on my commutes lately:

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I listened to the audiobook. Excellent voice (whoever the reader was). I found myself just sitting in my car after arriving at my destination so i could find out what happened next. Other than the numerous F-words, it was a good book. It made me think of my relationships. Usually we think people become better people as they get older and more mature, but this book really questions that assumption. It made me think. If I would have read the actual book, I think it would have been a real page-turner.

I guess that’s it for this Miscellaneous Monday.  Have a terrific day and do or learn something NEW!

 

 

 

 

NEW photos of my week #34

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I went out shooting yesterday and was a bit disappointed at the lack of…really anything, that caught my eye.  I came home and told my hubby that along with “No Shave November” (my son has a bushy, bushy beard)…this month should also be known as “Nothing to shoot November”!

However, I’ve learned that a good photographer can create a good photo out of nothing…so I ventured out and gave it my best shot 🙂

For the top photo, I’ll link to Song-ography. I was inspired by the great photos in this week’s song video:

Also, this week on Scavenger Hunt Sunday, the prompts were: Starts w/S, Texture, A Blessing, Warmth, and I Went.  Here are my interpretations:

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Starts w/S: Stuck!

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Texture

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A Blessing: Friends that bring you cookies to enjoy!

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Warmth: Is this too much of a stretch?  Firewood is potential warmth, right? 🙂

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I Went…to the park to get a shot of Mt Timpanogos.

And one last miscellaneous pic:

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Have a terrific week!  Do or learn something NEW!

NEW photos of my week #31

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Today I set out to photograph a spot up the canyon where I knew there was a nice waterfall.  But my timing wasn’t great, because there was no lighting at all! (Too early for the sun to peek over those peaks, I guess).  However, on my way home I saw these beautiful trees!  My photo-shoot wasn’t a complete total waste, thank goodness!  Have a great day.  DO SOMETHING NEW!

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Linking to:

The View From Right Here

Mosaic Mondays

Fall Colors 2012

This post will be short on words….I’ll just let the pics say it all. I went up the canyon today.  My $6 canyon pass is good for three days…so I plan to get my $$ worth and go up again and again! Love the fall colors! One of my favorite things EVER!