Tuesday, October 20, 2009


at the Pumpkin Patch usually ain't too busy so being bored for me is dangerous. This is the least dangerous thing I could do............I think she's cute..............meet Molly................Mr Doodles seems to think she looks like a female in the Jack-in-the-Box commercial. Sorry but Jack in the Box is only West Coast.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Party Pictures

Just a couple to share...............

Our very lovely and sweet Princess

Meet the cousin who we shall call the Prince

A wonderful time was enjoyed by all on a very warm day which was not quite perfect for a day at the Pumpkin Patch.......but fun none the less.
Thanks to all our guests.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I met a man........

Not at all what you think, but he was quite attractive and Italian.

I'm babysitting the Pumkin Patch, I notice this fella standing outside the fence taking pictures, being the kind person I am most of the time I invite him in by saying "you are more than welcome to come inside to take your pictures". A smile appears and in very broken but not too bad english he says "we have nothing like this in our country".

Being that I never met a stranger I tell hime to come in look around and I'll introduce you to some very unusual gourds and squash. We exchanged recipe ideas on how to use pumpkins and squash.

Turns out Lucca is from Genoa, Italy. "how long will you be visiting our country?" Oh he says "just four days, I'm here to see Pat Benetar". "Really" I say "you flew from Italy to here just to see Pat Benetar? I do believe you win the prize for coming the farthest and being the biggest fan. My word!! Lucca tells me he has done this before a few times but never to Los Angeles. "Thank you for such nice weather" he says.

We chat for awhile longer and I tell him how to get to the ocean driving his rental car...........off he goes quite excited to see the Pacific.

Pat Benetar at the Canyon Club It appears we will be closing the "Patch" early tonite since the club shares our parking lot. I have a feeling Lucca will not be the only person attending.

Oh Lucca's favorite way to eat pumpkin is in risotto with roasted pignoli added.

Friday, October 16, 2009

This makes me very sad

When I heard about this horrible incident it just made me so sad.

It seems the the US government deems bullying important enough to put up a web site for kids with an adult tab also read about it here

I am so very sad that this takes place and has since the beginning of time. I like you remember bullying in school and came to a little girls defense when she was being yelled at with horrible names. It happened at a new school I has just started. I honestly remember thinking no one would do that in my old school.

I also had encountered a bullying incident in the workplace several years ago, no I wasn't the person being bullied, but it was two woman against one. At the time I never heard of bullying in the workplace.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to find out why bullies are bullying, try stopping it to happen. We as a society cannot allow this to continue at this alarming rate.

Would love your opinions..................

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Maybe just maybe

If we had one of these weight watchers in the kitchen we wouldn't need a Fat Tax or even a soda tax

I'm not nearly as naive as I sound sometimes but if you look at the statistics of people on welfare funds and the obesity rate, it's shocking.  I had those numbers somewhere and now I can't find them, if I do I'll post them. 

Could we try harder at educating people.  I would certainly volunteer to help show someone how to cook a healthy meal and I'm betting you would too.  If someone would organze it I'd jump right in. 

A year or so ago I had the occasion of being in a food bank in Arizona.  I was dropping off some clothes and the Women's Abuse Center was connected to the food bank.  Being the nosy curious person that I am I wandered in just to see what's what.  Is it cheaper to donate junk food than it is to donate veggies and good/better food items.    I'm not saying that there weren't some of that but certainly not enough cause I caught up with the assistant director and asked. 

There is a local grower of tomatoes that only grows organic products, they donate  several cases every week and they are yummy, I know cause the lady gave me a couple.  But I also know that there are other growers in the area and I didn't see any apples, pears or vegetables of any kind there.  The lady I spoke with was quite surprised that the community doesn't step up.  They do get things from area markets that may be close to expired.

Now think about how many food banks there are in this country and think about that food banks client..............I am amazed and would like to do my share so

Monday, October 12, 2009

an email from the President

Many millions got this very same email, now you do know that the naysayers are going to complain about the money Mr Obama will receive cause it's a tidy sum.  Let's admit the man has class a lot of class and integrity, something that has been missing for quite awhile. 

But I am tired, really tired of looking back at all those despicable people and will no longer refer to any of them.  We have a lot to look forward to let's begin to look forward.


This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

In the beginning

Oh my word, my blogging experience started on October 12th, 2005.......here ya go read it here.

When I look back and read some of my very first, quite lame posts I had actually forgotten about some of the incidents I posted about, like all them hurricanes.

Thank you dear Sister for the introduction to blogging. I'm like you if someone
reads my blog I'm thrilled, I'm more than thrilled when someone leaves a comment.

So much has happened in the past four years and yep we are still on the road and intend to continue being gypsies. Cause I love taking photos of the beautiful vistas of this country and meeting the many kind residents of this country.

The sites we have seen have been pretty cool, so as I have said from the very beginning...............................stay tuna'd

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Yep I am very thankful for my Canadian friends, near and far.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


I don't know why I find this so funny guess I just needed a laugh and this site of cats is hysterical.  Do you need to laugh out loud click on this.