Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pretty Pumpkins

All in a Row

What's better than pumpkins at Halloween?
Just shows you can never have too much of a good thing.

Have you got your Great Pumpkin yet for this year?
Pumpkin shopping is one of my most favorite activities.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy you. You are wonderful! You're warm, kind, and willing to share. Thank you for everything. I truly get a sense of your sweet spirit and appreciate letting us into your life. I need that once in a while and just wanted you to know I appreciate all you do!! Thank you. Love -Raylene

Nita Stacy said...

Raylene -
Thanks so much for writing to tell me that. You don't know how much I needed it this morning. I am still so struggling with the death of Newman that I am not myself at all. I'm trying though and that is all I can do. Thanks for saying you enjoy my blog. I'm sorry my posts of late have been kind of lacking. I'm doing the best I can do.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Well, it's odd that you feel that way about your posts lately, Nita, because I was just thinking about how much I have been enjoying them lately! :D

I have especially enjoyed the Black and White Halloween decor and the MMM post featuring the cozy study. Now this one! I love all the pumpkins en masse! :D

Ricki Jill

Bring Pretty Back said...

Nita, i am so sorry you are havibg such a hard time right now. Thinking of you and sending you a hug.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think you and I were separated at birth. Pumpkins! American Horror Story! Storybook houses! (It's like you're in my head. . .)

BTW, I'm annonymous, again. We had our computer in the shop for an overhaul, and now it doesn't recognize me on my Google account. . . again. *sigh*

Anyway, I've had comments to make on at least 3 of your last 5 posts, and I just gave up trying to make it work.


Anonymous said...

BTW, your posts have NOT been lacking.

And we're still keeping you and Newman close in our hearts.

I like to think of Newman, up in heaven with all the other pets who have passed before, running free (like Newman always wanted!)and having a great time. It isn't a stretch for me, since I think animals have souls.


Linda Hartong said...

A sweet post. A great way to start fall.

Nita Stacy said...

Ricki Jill - Thanks for your continuing encouragement. I'm glad you have been enjoying my posts. I just want to be doing so much more.

Holly M - I am disappointed that you are anonymous again. Oh poo! Yes, I'm loving American Horror Story. It's the highlight of my week. That is how my life is lately.

I loved your comment about Newman running free now just like he always wanted. My greatest fear was always that he'd get out some how and get lost and I wouldn't be able to find him. Yes, he wanted to run and run and run and do what he wanted. But he was the snuggliest, dearest sweetest soul too. Yes, for him to run without a care....that is a beautiful thought.

Unknown said...

Hi Nita! Thank you sooo much for featuring me on your blog. I didn't realize how far behind on blogging I was! My goodness, I just saw your message today when I posted. I took the opportunity to catch up on your posts and there are tons of fun ideas as usual!

Teresa said...

Love the pumpkins on the path- makes me want to plant tons next year =)

Sunny Simple Life said...

It is a family tradition to watch The Great Pumpkin together. This is our 15th year. I am an enormous peanuts fan.

Cindi Myers said...

First, I have 4 pumpkins...and I wish I had 40! LOL!

Second, Do what you can, when you can, we are here and understand that there was only one Newman and it will take quite a while to stitch your heart back together.

Third, Holly/Anonymous - I've had the same problem on about half the blogs I comment on. Good Luck! It's SO frustrating....sometimes I just sign in using the URL code instead.

Fourth, I'm crossing my fingers that this comment posts!
XOXO to you Nita!
- Cindi

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Yep, got my pumpkins! Tonight is our American Horror night! What do you think of this new show "Grimm". I have it set to record. Don't know much about it except from commercials.~Hugs, Patti

Anonymous said...

Luke’s Army

Almost three years after the death of my son, Luke Borusiewicz, who died at the age of two years old in foster care (the average age of children who die in foster care is four and under), the inquest into his death has still not begun.
A pre-inquest conference was held last week where I attended by phone, but hung up minutes into the conference after hearing blatant and misleading lies from the Queensland Department of Community Services representative. It disgusts me that anyone can tell lies about a deceased baby, but a senior representative of an agency existing in the interests of protecting children, telling lies to protect its own evil interests is incorrigible.
The judge at the conference has ruled that Luke’s death has still not been investigated properly, another abomination.

I promised Luke the last time I looked at him laying there in his coffin I would do something about what the department of community services had done to him, and that I would do something to fix the child protection and foster care system, which had mistreated him from the time they had come into our lives.
People need to realize, this is not a one off case. Atrocities like this are a daily occurrence in the department of community services, world wide.
These child protection officers are answerable to no one, they are unaccountable for their actions and operate behind a media ban which helps to conceal their mistakes and malpractice.
The department of community services complaints hotline is a smoke screen for the department, acting as an early warning system alerting the department when their dishonest and unethical behavior has been discovered, allowing time for false statements to be concocted, evidence to be destroyed, and threats against distraught parents to be made.

Whilst the media are gagged when it comes to exposing the corruption rife within the department of community services, and politicians turn their back on the problems, I have devoted my life to this issue. Parental rights are a thing of the past once a child protection worker enters a family home. The onus is on discrediting a parent, no matter how much love the child and parents have for each other. Luke was everything I ever lived for, still is and always will be. I am quite prepared to go to jail for speaking out about the abuse of power and families by the department of community services staff, especially management, which is where the root of this child stealing machine is routed.
This last month, first time visitors to the site have increased by 650%. The website Crimes Against Fathers (http://www.crimesagainstfathers.com) has contributed toward a facelift and maintenance for the site.

I am in the process of picking myself up, and dusting myself off. I still can’t talk about what was done to Luke, I wake up screaming and crying from nightmares, but my faith in God, and my solicitor, eases my anguish.
The next step for me is to establish a commercial vegetable growing enterprise entitled “Luke’s Army Vegetables”, which will be sold with labels containing links to the website, and the desperate pleas of parents who have been mistreated by the department of community services, their children wrongly removed.
This plan is already underway. Through this venture I intend to fund legal support for parents who have no hope in this corrupt and cruel system of gaining true legal support.

I would like to sincerely thank the many people who have given their support and encouragement through this sad time in my life. Thankyou so much for those who post on the site, and all who have joined Luke’s Army, which is now reaching 5000 members strong. Most of all I would like to thank my Lukey Pookey, who showed me what love is, and has given me everything I have in my life, I owe you my life Luke, I love you more than anything in the world son, for ever and ever, RIP.

Luke’s Dad,
Michael Borusiewicz

Life's misfortunes fall disproportionately upon the young


JoAnn S. said...

oh Nita, its hard to have a pet like Newman die, (our baby died last year) it helps to remember the funny things they did. I will never have another pet , never,

I love your posts on Halloween my fav holiday as I was born in Oct. and have fun viewing our old home movies of decorations, my mom went way out lol, The movies inspired me to design holiday frivolities. I am going to post this week my black halloween tree and birdcage that I have in my bedroom. I love your large witch cut out, just love it.

keep your spirits up as I know you have lots going on in your family.
hugs JoAnn

Cindy said...

I love pumpkins and your images today are fabulous, especially the one of the fireplace with the black branches on it with the owl. That is very creative.
I do hope and pray that you are feeling better real soon, dear lady, the loss of one that you loved so much is always hard.
Big hugs, Cindy