Autumn has arrived, with a little bit of Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman thrown in for good measure. The crispy winds whisper my name from the inside of the canyon. I always heed its sound. So here are a few pics from the American Fork canyon. I went up last weekend, and yesterday Jeff and I fought the snowflakes. I tried to get a pic of the sky as there were as many leaves falling as there were snowflakes (from the snowflakes and wind hitting the fragile trees) and I daresay it was a very neat visual effect. But it didn’t work. So you’ll just have to imagine it in your head.
I am a slave to my olfactories, so with the new fall mood came the cinnamon and holiday candles for the house……and we settled in this weekend with a hug batch of chili, cornbread, and enough fatty-filled cinnamon rolls to kill a small country. But I must tell you. My house smells like heaven!
In other news, we have 7 cell phones at this house. As such, I decided, after six years at this residence, to disconnect the home line because the only thing we got on it were telemarketers who don’t acknowledge that we are on the do not call list, or political calls which I have studiously avoided since I got sick to death of the upcoming election……..about 8 months ago.
Jeff has been studying foreign exchange markets and tells me the middle east countries are none too happy about the current drop in crude oil prices so they are attempting to band together in order to manipulate the oil prices. I have long thought we have been far too dependent on foreign resources for our energy and have watched as our American gluttonous lifestyle has made billionaires out of people who just don’t deserve or need it. I have a solution for our energy shortage, but so far Jeff only rolls my eyes at me. I propose we take all of the excess fat from human bodies and convert it to usable energy. It would be like killing two birds with one stone! Or three! Or four! We could create little syphon hospitals where you go in, they liposuction all of your excess fat, and then you move on, lighter on your feet and we take the fat, convert it into oil or gas and use it to run our automobiles or heat a home. A nearly unlimited source, an independence from foreign entities for our gluttonous lifestyles and a size 8 pant!
That’s my solution and I’m sticking with it. 😉
I’ll begin talking about the current financial crisis when I see some of my money returning back into our investment and children’s colleges accounts. Right now I’m just angry. And there is not a political candidate in sight that even looks like they have an answer that will fix the mess.
I have lots of friends that are coming into Utah from out of town this upcoming week! I am very excited.
Jeff is leaving Utah this week for sunny Phoenix. All this travel is tit for tat I suppose.
Dad informs me he is building a new fence and his new wife Lisa is canning tomatoes from the garden. Some things in the world never change. The Apocalypse can occur, and dad will fit it in between hoeing the green been rows and watering the fruit trees.