Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


A strong woman is like a
tea bag,
you never know how strong
it is until it is in hot water.

              Eleanor Roosevelt

It's probably not a surprise that
I am a progressive or a feminist.

It may, however, surprise you to learn,
I will never cast a vote for a woman
just because she is a woman. 

I am ready for change.
I am ready to dump the
institutional politicians.

No room for expression. 

And, that's how I roll.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Workplace Bullying

On the identity of  workplace bullying. 

1. Deliberate Target

2. Disrespectful

3. Repeated, always for the bully's gain.

Valerie Cade,  Bully Free at Work

My alter ego vehicle.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Monday Monday

The most courageous act is still
to think for yourself. Aloud.

                     Coco Chanel

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Everyday of the Joy

Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. 
                                                        1 Peter 1:6

 If you are observant, there is joy in the every day.
 Holly decorated this cake. 

The plate is thrift loot found at the Ventura Goodwill. 
For under a dollar it provides a reminder of 70s earthiness.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mondays are Special,Too

Flea markets free you from thinking in terms of
special occasions.  Instead you begin to think of every
day as a special occasion.
                                                  Marie Moss

Our Rose, loves boxes, today she got her head stuck
in a tissue box.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Living Without Pain... Life After Total Hip Replacement

Johnny Rebs' in Bellflower, California

There is a crack in everything-
That's how the light gets in.

                                              Leonard Cohen

Dance me to the end of Love...

Watch the lovely video with couples celebrating

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Get Along Gang at Milt's Coffee Shop

Oh oh oh, how we love the coffee shop and deli's.

Jacob, the old man among us, loves his
meat and bread usually plain.  Although,
he, like his mother, loves mustard.

Before leaving the Sacramento area
we stopped at Rim's Deli.
The deli is, not only a tasty stop,
conveniently located by
Noah's Bagels, a Raley's grocery, a credit
union and TJMaxx... perfection for our
traveling family.
Homemade meatball and sauce on a toasted

French dippy goodness.

Old fashion burger.

Milt's Coffee Shop is located along side
the State Route (SR) 99.
If you want to travel quickly,
up or down California, take Interstate
5, but if you want to find nuggets of travelers'
gold: places of interest, old down towns, used
books, thrift stores and and antiques
then SR 99 is the ticket. These days, we are
less enamored with antiques, we are seeking
granny crafts and someone else trash.

Virtual Tour of US 99 | Southern California Regional Rocks and Roads ...

A traveler's delight, the wall of state

Milk shakes, girl had the strawberry with big
chunks of strawberries and, our own personal
Dr. Copper, boy had chocolate.

And the speciality of the house,
pastrami,  cooked for 9 hours, with
chili cheese fries.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring Time 2016

Nobody minds having what
is too good for them.

                 Jane Austen

Piedmont, California downtown.

Hot chocolate at Brown Sugar
Kitchen with homemade marshmellows.

Visiting Colfax.