Can you believe, it’s November already?! Not a minute too soon, I’m head-over-teakettle with these cool autumn mornings!
So, last week I finally had an opportunity to "play hookey" from work and join several Arizona Bloggers (17 in fact!) for lunch at Gooseberries … a cute little tea room in north Phoenix.
To be honest, I’m more inclined to frequent spots featuring meaty slabs of ribs and fat burgers (think, grease running down your wrist) … all the same, it was a great time and I managed to mind my manners (LOL)!
Sensing my apprehension, Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life immediately made sure I was comfortable. For sure, she’s a wonderful example of Texas hospitality! I cherished the opportunity to meet Sherry ... the type of gal I wish were my sister -- had I been blessed with siblings, that is. ‘Twas loads of fun, putting live faces with their written words … the atmosphere was positively electric!
And look what followed me home!
This cute little dude was my exchange giveaway from CeeKay at Thinkin' of Home. His presentation so winsome, at first I didn’t want to disturb the wrappings.
Fast-forward a few days … then I spot a Missouri return address in our office mail. Do you know what THIS is?
Dang, I wasted no time, taking that sucker in hand and…. ooooooh, what a feeling! Call me a “redneck” if you will, some things are just better served with a helping of Common Sense.
Hubby was surprised and so quick to smile at his new Missouri Meerschaum pipe. (OK, it may not be “P.C.” to be a smoker these days … but one takes pleasure where they can.)
Thank you, Rita and Frank!!!!!
Color me, spoiled rotten ... and incredibly blessed by these friendships!