Friday, October 31, 2008

Winding down

at the Pumpkin Patch............I can honestly tell you that it has been a blast. Who knew that hawking pumpkins would be fun!!! However I did forget how warm it can be in October in Southern California, set a couple of records for warm days. Maybe I forgot how warm it was when I was a kid growing up here HA!!!

Having never done this type of thing before we really had no idea what to expect and as it turned out this gig far exceeded our expectations.

We have a few weeks off before the Christmas trees arrive, so we are gonna do some fun things with sister, brother-in-law and maybe even niece and nephew-in-law.

Stay tuna'd for stories and photos...............

Please have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun day at the Pumpkin Patch

Things are really hopping at the Pumpkin Patch.................folks are starting to buy pumpkins for carving. I am always quick to tell them please don't carve too early cause you'll just have to come back and buy another pumpkin. Boss probably wouldn't like that line ;)

Folks are also beginning to think about table decorations for t
heir many to choose from and such beautiful colors and sizes. Think I'll start thinking about our Thanksgiving table......we'll be celebrating at sisters and there will only be a few of us but a pretty table is always appealing.

Well after this weekend I don't know if I'll have much to choose from..........YOWZER we have been busy.

Had friends and family visit and it was so good to see them all. Nice they live close by.

The Princess in all her Halloween she just the sweetest child!!!

I must share photos of the "Princess" and one of her new friend Ethan.Are they just not the cutest couple............

Friday, October 24, 2008

the woman is outta her league

most of us know that but she is a MORON..........what animal do you see on her very expensive scarf ? Don't look like no elephant to me. And the RNC paid for the majority of her clothes for this campaign.

Listen RNC ask for your $$$ back, the girl just ain't helping y'all one bit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

sister brought me a present

It's a pin and I wear it when not working in the Pumpkin Patch.........I love it!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


You must, I'm begging ya to sequester your cabinet and that includes the guy from the SEC and Bernanke and Paulson Every time these dopes open their mouth the market goes down.

Paulson had no business walking the floor of the NYSE for what, the guy wouldn't answer one question.

There are job loses in 41 states, severe job loses. Schools are asking parents to bring their kids to school because some districts cannot afford fuel for buses.

This will end I'm sure but it will take a long time and a lot of very fine folks are suffering because of a bunch a greedy bastards.

OK I'm thru ranting........sorry!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The art of carving

As the keepers of the Pumpkin Patch, our latest venture here in Southern California, one cannot help but wake with a smile on your face when you step outside to see the orange mass of pumpkins. I have even taken to naming me crazy.

Now you know Mr Doodles is a past business owner, a Boat Captain, talented in remodeling houses and a pretty good driver hauling
us around in the RV time of our life..........but I never knew he could carve a pumpkin. And the reason I'm impressed is that I can't carve a pumpkin........never could........have none talent in that dept. When you have as many pumpkins in your patch as we do and the heat is as warm as it has been here you are bound to have the beginnings of spoilage. Well Mr Doodles decided he would try his hand at carving. Never has he carved a pumpkin before and didn't use a stencil, he looked a pictures and drew freehand. I have a talented husband and I forgot he has an artistic side.

Do yourself a favor head on down to your local pumpkin patch find your desired pumpkin and go home a'll be glad you did!!!

First attempt
always must have an evil pirate

don't ask...............

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Man I miss this guy

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes
up on the roof and gets stuck.
- George Carlin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Levi Stubbs

Do you know that friends Mr Stubbs was the lead singer of the very famous Four Tops. Mr Stubbs passed away at the age of 72 in Detroit Friday. The Four Tops were inducted into the R & R Hall of Fame in 1990.

Mr Doodles and I have very fond memories of the Four Tops along with The Temptations, also referred to as "The Temps". When we were living in Connecticut many years ago we had the opportunity to see the Four Tops and The Temps not once but twice. The first time was in a smallish venue in Hartford and let me say I do believe we were the only two white folks in the audience. We had terrific seats right up front center and I have never been in an arena that rocked that much. The ground shook, no one sat down during the whole concert. We are of the era of these two groups so we enjoyed that trip down memory lane. They had a surprise walk on guest by Mel Carter...........a definite thrill for me cause he was a fav in my younger days.......such romantic songs he sang.
The two groups did many encore songs as the list of songs were endless. Needless to say a great time was had that nite. A few months later we here that both groups are going to be in New Haven and sure enough good seats were snagged once more.

A little of Motown history has gone because of the passing of the well know Levi Stubbs.............thanks for making so many memories for'll be missed Levi Stubbs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We woke to

clear blue skies....... not a lot of ash in the air where we are, here's hoping the fire area is under better control...............God bless those firefighters.

Now I must go dust the pumpkins cause they have a lot of ash on them.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fire in the Sky on a very Cool nite

Well the temps have warmed up 10 - 15 degrees. Winds are so-so at the moment but the burning embers are still a problem. I have been thru earthquakes in California, wind storms in Arizona and hurricanes in Florida, let me tell ya my friends this is scary.

Our view Monday afternoon..........pretty heavy smoke in this area

a tad unsettling when you see a firetruck in your parking lot waiting just waiting

traffic yesterday on the 101 freeway was unbelievable

now we must go wipe off all the pumpkins cause they are coated with ash

OK must go find the visine for my burning scratchy always stay tuna'd

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Well we have done the most absurd thing we have ever done...........well maybe absurd is a bit strong, how bout crazy............maybe even taken leave of our senses.

We are the managers of a Pumpkin know the place where you go buy
all those pumpkins and gourds and decorations for your porch for Halloween and your holiday table for Thanksgiving.

Excuse me I don't hear you snickering or laughing do I???

We decided what the heck we are gonna be in Southern California with family for the holidays anyway...........why not do something fun. If we weren't doing this I'd be moaning I can't afford to go shopping or sister and I would be cooking and gaining unnecessary poundage. So FUN will be had by the Doodles bunch..............oh and ya know what???...................... they are paying us to do this HaHaHa!!!

These are the most beautiful pumpkins I have ever see.............yes I know they are green but on a holiday table when you do your table scape. They are a beautiful shade of green.............don't quote me I think they are called Fantasia........hey I'm new at this so I'm not up up the pumpkin jargon.

Oh and should I mention this company also has a Christmas Tree lot that needs a manager.................stay tuna'd!!!

To all our Canadian friends

Sunday, October 12, 2008

to the boys in Blue.........

Come on Dodgers you can do this.....

My sister is just the best

How lucky I am so have such a caring and thoughtful dear friend that also is my baby sister. Actually she is my only sibling.

Sister has had quite a lot on her plate lately, a bit of trauma, some health issues and a gathering of many at her home for a baby Christening. Not to mention the Gypsy Caravan of the Doodle bunch arrived at their lovely home.

Go back to the merry month of August when the peaches were in full force in the farmers markets. Sister knows how much I love peach pie so she froze a bunch to make me a pie when we arrived.......gotta love it!!!

this photo does not do justice to this lovely pie

Last nite we enjoyed her wonderful peach pie and we even have some leftover for lunch is good when Doodles has a peach pie.

Thank you sister I love ya bunches!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Our National Debt

The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiraling figure.

Read the rest of the article here

At least the company that makes this piece will have job security for can only hope the unit is not made in China.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Not to be believed.........

that such a rude reference would come out of the mouth of a Presidential candidate. What was this man thinking!!!

from the actual transcript

McCain: I think pure research and development investment on the part of the United States government is certainly appropriate. I think once it gets into productive stages, that we ought to, obviously, turn it over to the private sector. By the way, my friends, I know you grow a little weary with this back-and-forth. It was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate loaded down with goodies, billions for the oil companies, and it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney. You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one. You know who voted against it? Me. I have fought time after time against these pork barrel -- these bills that come to the floor and they have all kinds of goodies and all kinds of things in them for everybody and they buy off the votes.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Do me a favor

if you haven't already go to this link for the Pickens it.....tell your friends......lots of excellent information on this site. A place where you can contact all your reps in Washington.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

If you haven't already


Register to vote and help spread the word or please send this along to a friend that might not be registered.

Y'all need a smile

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Interesting quote

Voting is like driving.......To go backward, put in in R. To go forward, put it in D. (author unknown)