Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friendly Surprises!

I woke up this past Saturday thinking it was going to be "a no good, horrible day" because I had a morning appointment to go to an endodontist for the second step in a root canal on a molar, but then I heard my doorbell ring! Who could be calling so early in the morning? It was the USPS man with a package for me! A BIG package!

I had won Donna's "Halloween Give Away" on her wonderful and beautiful blog, An Enchanted Cottage!

Inside the package was the most wonderful Halloween door mat, which I absolutely love, as it has a beautiful vintage looking graphic of a black cat in the middle -- a black cat that reminded me of our beloved Pepper, who passed away last October after being a member of our family for 17 years.

Donna also included a package of decorative mini autumn corn cobs, a pretty dish towel with an autumn leaf design, a fabulous pink fine point pen which I love, and a Pillsbury recipe booklet for delicious fall and Halloween party theme recipes, which was chock full of great ideas!

Thank you so much Donna! Your package turned around a day that I was dreading into a happy and exciting one for me! I actually was able to keep a smile on my face going to the dentist!

As I placed all the goodies from the box onto my kitchen floor to take a photo there was a family member who thought they were pretty cool too! In fact he made himself right at home on the mat as if to say "Why thank you for this new cozy spot to sit on!"

Yes, my cat Bo thought it was a great give away, too, Donna! He was full of purrs for you!

My dear friend Sherry at Edie Marie's Attic has presented me with the BFF GOLD CARD Award!

Thank you so VERY much Sherry! I really appreciate being chosen by you as a "BFF"!

If you have not visited Sherry's beautiful blog full of wonderful decorating ideas and crafts please don't hesitate to do so, as I'm sure you'll add her to your "favorites" list! please tell her I sent you!

The rules of this award are:
1. You may only chose 5 people/blogs to give the award to...

2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog...

3. One has to be a new follower of your blog or live in another part of the world...
I thank each and every person who leaves a comment on my blog, and I consider so many of you friends, so it is so hard to choose! I met both Sherry and Donna very early when I began blogging a year ago, and I think I was one of the first to ever comment on their blogs. So I went back in my archives and found the following four bloggers who have followed me for almost a whole year too!
Mrs B at Mrs B
A new follower of my blog whom I love among the many? I can't choose amongst all of the beautiful new blogs I've discovered, and all the wonderful new people I've met, but I can choose a foreign blogger who recovering from a serious injury now, and who I hope will be able to get back to blogging very soon ....M Kate of La Vie Est Belle! Feel better soon, M Kate!
It's always wonderful to get surprises, and the very best are from blog friends!


An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, Pat - I'm so happy I turned a dreaded root canal day into a good one for you, and I'm so happy you liked everything! I have to tell you I LOVE your Bo is so handsome!! I think he's trying to get the 'black cat' Halloween image switched over to a "white cat" Halloween image since he so skillfully plunked himself right over the black cat on the rug! ha ha!!! He is a beauty!!! Enjoy your autumn goodies and I hope your tooth is feeling better :)...Donna

Lisa B. said...

Well, aren't you just the lucky gal this month (except for that tooth thing:( hope that's over soon)!!! What a great package! I love the door mat...very cute!!

Congrats on your award!! And thank you for passing it on to me:) It has been a pleasure and an education to follow your blog!!! I hope I get to read along for years to come!

Darius T. Williams said...

Ohhhh - I love these awards!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful suprise! I hope your root canal appointment went ok... Congrats on the award..

Strider said...

That was better than a root canal for sure!!!!

M.Kate said...

Dearest Pat
What a package! Lucky you...isnt it so fun to have friends and I am so lucky to have known you. Thank you for the mention :D and all the kind wishes...all those positive vibes are received well over this side of the pond! I am recovering slowly and surely. Much love and hugs always, M

Cori G. said...

Hi Pat,
What a great surprise to wake up to. Don't you just love when the mail man arrives with something under his arm. I don't blame Bo at all for making himself comfortable...looks like he fits right in.
And thanks for the award! Very sweet as always, but then you are a true sweetheart.
I prayed for you on Friday.

xo Cori

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your surprise gift and your award (root canals really aren't fun).

Lavinia said...

Pat, it sounds like you are in giveaway heaven...wow...you must have a halo of horse shoes around your head, you are winning left and right...Congratulations on these fabulous prizes!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
Congratulations on your new award! I can't think of a more deserving blogger than you!

The recipe looks fabulous!Thanks for sharing,
I'm going to check out the blogs you linked to!

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Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Isn't it great when a bad day is made better by suprise packages? :-)

Love that mat!

Congratulations on your award.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I had to search for this a bit...I'm late to thank you for this fun award. A vague memory was stirring that someone somewhere had honored me...Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread was the catalyst in kickstarting my thinking.

This comes as a special surprise, Pat, since I am certain that you wish I'd give up talking about politics! :D



Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! I've been away from blogland all week as I wasn't feeling well, and what a nice surprise to find upon my return! Thank you so much for the award! You've also been visiting me from the beginning and it means so much! Thanks! And congratulations to you on receiving the award.

What a wonderful prize you won! That door mat is so cute. It looks just like a vintage Halloween postcard. Hope your dental appointment went okay!