Friday, October 21, 2011

Santa in October? Why not!

The weather has been perfect for TWO whole days! There's nothing quite so invigorating as walking 5 miles in 40 degree temps!

EXCEPT, like yesterday, when an old dude (in his 80s) pulls up and lets his doggie out and strikes up a conversation and, when he laughs, sounds just like SANTA! JUST. LIKE. SANTA. I kid you NOT! His laugh was so much like SANTA'S that it made me all kinds of happy! Seriously! He laughed a deep belly HOHOHOHOHOHOHO! And it WAS NOT FAKE!

AND THEN, just to top the day off right, the mail arrived and I got a PACKAGE! Just like CHRISTMAS!

I won an autumn giveaway at Katherine's Korner (just click on the link to share some bloggy love with Katherine) and it arrived yesterday. The very same day that I ran into a man who laughs JUST LIKE SANTA! Coincidence? Not to a true believer like me!

Inside the box was a card (which contained a very sweet hand written note) and wrapped packages! Tucker didn't smell doggie treats so he just sat there.

Though he did check just to make sure!

My Autumn prizes! How cute it that?! Pretty darn cute! (Tucker just had to check one more time!)

Many thanks to Katherine! I LOVE EVERYTHING!

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  1. Hmmmm, Santa and a present....that is my kind of day!! Sweet little Fall items.

  2. Returning the fly by and new follower here! I sooooo love your furbaby! :-)

  3. Last year about this time, I ran into Santa in Walmart or it could've been Santa's clone for all I know, when I asked if He was visiting me this year, he said, "I've been getting reports about you and they aren't pretty." I'd like to know which elf has been talking. This is a true story, too. Anyhow, you story had a happier ending. How cool is that spotting Santa and getting a present on the same day? You're lucky! I guess I better behave myself so Santa wouldn't frown out me next time I should happen to run into him. =D Have a good weekend!

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  4. I didn't know where Santa went. I guess he had to deliver a package to you!


    Great prizes AND gift wrapped too! Wow!!

  5. That is a great package! Congratulations! Can you send Santa a note to come my way? LOL

    Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you. I hope you have an excellent weekend!


  6. That is so cool. I've got to link up today...well I'll try to.
    Love all your goodies. I was thinking about hosting a pre-Christmas gift exchange...think anyone would be interested? I did it a couple of years ago and it was a blast but I did spring. Maybe now would be to hard with everyone getting ready for other stuff. What's you're thoughts?
    Okay, anyways, take care and have a blessed day my friend.

  7. Kim- Aren't they just the cutest little things?! I was so excited to win! Thanks!

    Bren- Thank you so much! We just love our little Tucker!

    Cathy- I'm intriqued. What is that you've been up to? LOL I will most definitely put in a good word for you with the big man at the Pole!

    MC- I thought about you when I posted this! :)

    Vickie- Thanks! I will send Santa a note straight away!

    Julie- I think it would be great! I'd love to participate! I've got to get over to your blog and catch up!

  8. Betty- Right?! LOL I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to finally get the cooler temps! I was officially OVER the heat and humidity! Seriously over it.

  9. What an awesome package of gifts! and your little doggy is so cute :) Heading over to check out some of your recommended blogs.

  10. JM- Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  11. Give a ways are so nice and I like that you got to hear someone laugh like Santa even you telling it made me smile.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  12. FG- Giveaways are nice! Especially when we win, yes? LOL I looked for that man all over this morning. But he didn't come. I was a little disappointed. :) Thanks!

  13. What a lovely autumn present - I love the colors of the autumn. And it's kind of nice to get cosy inside and lighting some candles. It's cloudy and dull here in Dublin and a bit chilly. Had a nice walk home from work earlier. Enjoy your weekend my friend. Hugs x

  14. That is so cool! We have a Santa look-alike in our Costco. I'm pretty sure he's not the real deal, though because he never laughs.

    Isn't it fun to get gifts in the mail?

  15. Such delightful prizes!!! I can see that you've been a 'good girl' and made it on Santa's list already. Fabulous.

    Oh, I wanted to stop by and let you know that on my Friday's post, I showed a bit of how my genealogy book is put together.

    Hope your weekend will treat you well.

  16. ps....just read your Hodgepodge that I play along also....I liked your childhood memories of a fan lulling you to sleep at night. :o)

  17. Eva-I thought so too! I was so glad I won it! I totally agree with you about getting cozy inside with the fall weather. We have sunshine but cool temps. Hope you have a great weekend too!

    Stephanie- You're right. If he doesn't laugh, he's not Santa! Yes! Getting gifts in the mail is AWESOME!

    Anni-Aren't they?! I love them! I can't wait to see it! I'm heading over now!

  18. I remember reading about you winning the giveaway! So glad Santa came early.

  19. Debby- I'm glad too! I love winning!

  20. Sorry, 40's is too cold for me. But I do wish it would dip below the 90's in AZ.

  21. What a lovely, magical day you had! Tucker is just too sweet, the way he looks so gently at everythings and doesn't try to run off with anything. What a little angel!

  22. MT- Pretty sure AZ is way too hot for me! But then, Minnesota is way too cold for

    Desiree-It was a great day! Tucker just did that because he wasn't interested in any of it. If he had been, it would have been gone! LOL But he really is an angel!

  23. I'm so very happy you like your prize. What a lovely surprise to read all about it today. Your dog is adorable, cam you clone him please? You can put him in the box and send him to me, giggle ( I mean ho ho ho) I love that I get to be your Santa Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day ahead.

  24. Good Surprises are always fun and it seems like you definitely got good surprises that prize from Katharine's Korner was adorable. Your dog is sooo cute too!!

  25. Katherine- I have everything all placed around the house now and it all fits right in! I'm still so excited to be the winner!

    Lucy- Indeed they are! Thanks!


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