Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday! So, what’s NEW?  Well, other than this very miscellaneous window photo, let’s see…I finished a couple of books recently:

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Left To Tell was an excellent true story of an amazing young woman who survived horrific circumstances.  I was almost reluctant to read it, thinking it might be just another depressing book of killing, torture and pain, but the writer focused on the young woman’s strength to overcome, instead of the gory details of the Rwandan holocaust.  It was a very good book and I’m glad I read it.

The Happiness of Pursuit was a fun read.  I enjoyed reading about all the different ‘Quests’ people feel compelled to undertake.  I love a good challenge, but I’ve never attempted something so huge that it would be considered pursuing a quest.  This was a fun read…and kind of inspirational, in a way.  The power of determination is a great thing!  Some of the stories in the book reminded me of these quotes:

 The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.  Author Unknown

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“Efficiency and focus are the keys to success” Robert Crais

 

Additionally…a NEW recipe we tried recently was Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin.  It received ‘thumbs up’ from everyone!

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I hope you all have a terrific day!  Let me know what’s NEW with all of you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

a NEW edited photo of my week

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Happy Wednesday!  You know…sometimes you start playing around with photos and never know how they’ll turn out.  This isn’t typically my ‘style’, but it sure was fun creating it!  I never really imagined I’d turn out something this….this…abstract? weird? crazy?  I’m just trying out NEW methods.  It’s kind of liberating!

These pumpkins that I picked up from the store today went from this… to this…to this:

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Have a great day!  Try something WEIRD and out of your norm today!