Friday, November 28, 2008

They're here!!!

Trees at the Doodles Christmas tree lot that is............WooHoo!!!

That my folks is an 18 wheeler filled with stunning trees.......just wait you'll see.

Each tree is hand drilled so to put it on your stand when getting it home.

Mr Doodles taking off all the twine that wraps the tree when they arrive.

This has got to be one of the prettiest trees on the lot at the moment. Sorry the color is not as good, reason being the tent the trees are under is red and white and the red is making it all orangey YUK!!! I'll figure it out.

There is nothing like the smell of fresh cut trees..............let the season begin.

OK gotta scoot..............another truck just arrived............get ready..........stay tuna'd!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I drank the Kool Aid folks

Prior to becoming lot managers for a Christmas tree lot we have always had real trees with the exception of one year when we had no tree cause we were traveling to be with family. One other time I went crazy and collected big maple branches that had broken off, painted then all green, put them in a pot and hung ornaments on them..............I know what you're thinking.

So some points to ponder when buying your tree for Christmas.

Feel good about buying a REAL tree. Real trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Plantation trees, that's what Christmas tree lots carry, are quickly biodegradable and seedlings are planted in the place of each tree harvested. And don't y'all just love the smell of a fresh cut tree?

Artificial tree are normally made of plastic (petroleum based product) and metal. The creation of artificial trees uses energy and some pollution into the environment during the process. Artificial tree are not biodegradable.
Real Christmas trees are good for the environment AND the economy, and we all know both need help.

Here's a
site for you to check out if you care to read more.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My wonderful family was great enough to change our Thanksgiving feast to accommodate our needs. We celebrated being Thankful this past Saturday.

And our needs are great............because we are now managing a Christmas Tree lot in Southern California........from pumpkins to trees.......what were we thinking........HA!!!

Back to our Thanksgiving family feast...........what a great time we had. The food was abundant as I'm sure you can imagine. But ya know what...........not a stinking picture was taken. So take my word it was a wonderful day, of being with a loving family with no rushing and worrying about the crowd.

Step momma, sister and I did all the precooking and prep work on the Friday. All that needed to be done on the day was pop that sweet bird in the oven..............and we were even somewhat ahead of schedule on that. We amazed ourselves. Plenty of leftovers for those that wanted anything. My sweet sisters pies are to die for tasty..........not unusual for my talented sister. She made my favorite rustic apple pie dealy and our mothers sauce to pour on top.

I scored big time cause I got to take some apple pie home...............and sister sent home a small pumpkin pie for Mr's his favorite..........well that and the whipped cream he piles on top.

So dear friends.............I truly hope your upcoming Thanksgiving feast is as much fun as mine...........wishing a a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Stay tuna'd for Christmas tree stories.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This is rather interesting

an article I read on MSNBC

Would this mean that when the good folks in the South have a catastrophe in the frequent weather problems, does that mean the people north of the Mason Dixon Line will rise up and say we aren't paying for their bad weather woes.

I think all people North, South, East and West should be asking those MORONS leaders of the big three auto makers what the hell they have been doing riding on their laurels these past twenty some years oh and their private jets and not listen to the government and the consumer.

Spose Michael Moore was right all those many years ago.........hope he has a bodyguard.

Stay tuna'd........................this could get really ugly..........I sure hope not.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Now this is what

the new President's family needs in the White House.............not that dogs don't provide some comical moments but kittens would be quite humorous for everyone including the Secret Service.

Don't think kittens would be the answer tho because of the allergy problem with one of the small kiddos. For more viewing pleasure pop on over > here. They also have dog photo' have fun!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Finally found him..........

Y'all know we travel a lot in our RV so having a regular Dr is sorta out of the question. That can make things interesting if you have health issues. My health issues are minor but still an issue.

Well we are in Southern California with family and Mr and I both needed to have our meds refilled. Brother-in-law referred us to his GP. However when I called said Dr was on vacation but I could get an appointment with this other Dr. Sure why not I was a needy patient.

So comes the morning for the 10 a.m. appointment, get in to see the Dr, one hour and a half later we are leaving. Yep he's the Dr I have been looking for many, many years.

Let me tell you just one piece of wisdom he left us with. Dr N said, "my purpose is to educate you and hopefully when you are knowledgeable about preventive care you will be able to live a healthy lifestyle. My main job as your Dr is to keep you out of my office".

Let me also say he was firm and quite direct, nailed both our personalities dead on as well as being compassionate regarding our lifestyle. Quite a feat for someone we have never met. No pandering from this guy him!!!

No matter where we are in our travels Dr N will now be our main physician.............hands down one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Now this is a tribute

I saw this short article on the NBC Nightly fellow Canadians what a wonderful salute to your fallen heroes.

Read this article and I'm sure you'll be moved also.

Way to go Canada!!!

Bless all of our soldiers on this Veterans Day or Remembrance Day as it is called in Canada.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wall Street

This is a terrific article regarding our President-elect and Wall Street. Unlike the current administration that needs to be muzzled.

Not a bad idea.........we should all stay tuna'd................

Dear Mr President Elect Obama and family

this is a message from Buddy our cat...........

Dear Obama family,

Would you please explain to me why you are considering a dog to live with you in the White House? Is there a reason why you have not considered a cat? We are not near the trouble as a dog, the girls would not have a problem emptying the cat litter box. Not sure they would be able to walk the dog and carry a pooper scooper at all hours of the day..........won't they be in school?

I can't see Mrs Obama doing this and I sure as heck know y'all are not going to have time. Maybe it would be relaxing for you while trying to solve the problems of the world but I doubt it seriously.

Do me a favor Mr Obama, go to this site and see some of the photos of cats of the world and then tell me a cat shouldn't be on y'alls wish list.

I know dogs can be a lot of fun but come on give us felines a chance.

Whatever your choice I respect your decision after all that's why I or actually my human voted for ya.........she thinks your pretty special, me I'll wait till y'all get your new fur baby.

Good Luck

Buddy the cat, a senior member of the Doodles Gypsy Caravan

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Thank you very much

Read this

then you'll know why this election is the most important election you have ever had the pleasure of voting. May also get your BP elevated.

NYTimes article

I have said it before but will repeat that this administration is a bunch a dopes, morons and JACKASSES.

After reading this you may want to send an email to your representatives.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Your vote counts!

If in fact you have not voted to avoid the long lines please don't let the long lines deter you, please vote.......this could be the most important vote of your lifetime.

Sister posted this and I couldn't have said it better.

By Moon

The following is a quote from ABC news blog.

"Obama was not yet in the Senate when Congress voted to authorize the use of force in the fall of 2002. But he spoke out against it as a Senate candidate that year."

Obama came out against the war at the same time, and for the same reasons, I felt it was wrong. We needed strength in Afghanistan, that's where the terrorists were. The witch hunt to Iraq was Cheney, Wolfowitz and the other war criminals. Wolfowitz was the mastermind behind the first Gulf War and for some reason, couldn't wait to go back and finish Iraq off.

Before we went into Iraq someone told me the administration didn't care what or why just wanted to cause unrest in that part of the world. Could it have been that simple? I thought them crazy for that statement but now think they could not have been more right.

So if I only had one reason, I have many more but this one reason--the quote above--is enough for me to desire Obama to be our next president. I hope you will make your voting decision based on the facts; is priceless in a time of indecision.

so stay tuna''s gonna be a long election nite................we'll remember this for a very long time.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Life is never DULL

So I get up this morning throw on my ugly walking clothes, a little change for a newspaper and grab my cell phone. I see as I walk out my door the parking lot covered with trucks, lights and people.

WTH..............they are filming something right in the parking lot of my pumpkin patch. I'm somewhat of a nosy soul, so I forgo the walk and wander over to where the crowd is gathered. There was a catering check there to accommodate the crew, how nice of them to offer me a donut and a coffee

They are filming a scene for the TV show Eli Stone Never heard of it before but I do like one of the actors that's in the series Victor Garber Take a look at his bio and I'll bet you recognize him. He was on set but a fair distance to be able to get a photo.

Might I also add that Julia Roberts wandered into our Pumpkin Patch with children in tow. I would not have recognized her had I had not seen her up close. She wasn't the only celebrity that came in but certainly one that Mr Doodles was sorry he missed.