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Edition 77

Thirteen things I love about October -

1] Of course, Halloween
2] Cooler weather
3] Autumn Leaves
4] The odor of fireplace usage in the air
5] The crisp, clear, deep blue skies for daytime
6] The October Moon
7] Apples in Season & Pumpkins
8] Decorating the house
9] The sun moving southward [no, wait, it's the earth tilting]
10] Everyone around me seems happier 'cause the heat is subsiding
11] Baseball Playoff games
12] World Series
13] Being able to park the car without fear of overheating inside from the summer sun.

...and a bonus. If you'd like to use these Halloween Thursday 13 graphics, they're yours!! Just click on them to enlarge them then, save to your computer! My treat...


Last year, I started a tradition of handing out "treats" and not tricks for my commentors. I will again do the same. If you leave comments for me for anytime during the week, I will choose three to five of those that leave a sweet treat for me in the comments! [the sweet treat being kind words!] But to be fair to all the others, just don't grab this for's not something for have to be picked as you come knocking on my door blog comment link...and actually LEAVE a comment. I then will pick the recipients. And don't feel cheated, I am going to hand them out daily up until Halloween!!! You have all month to be chosen.

So, check back often, you're name may show up here!
To begin my traditional fun, as I love Halloween, today's recipients will be:


AND!---here is your treat:

[just click on the treat and then it'll open in a new window...grab it there and save it if you'd like to.]


  1. Hi Anni!

    Now who couldn't leave you kind words! My goodness, you are so sweet and kind in every post!

    You have a new look again for Halloween! It is darling! I love the little witch and, naturally, the black cat since I have 4 black cats living with me! LOL

    I am trying to catch up with reading blogs a little. Working 2 jobs with deadlines is killing me! LOL Missed one of my deadlines yesterday, so I am working all day and another all-niter tonight! I am getting weary.

    Being relatively new to blogland, I would love to take your Halloween 13 graphics you show above. Thank you so much! I need to learn how to make some of my own to give away. Yours are always so cute and creative!

    I will visit as often as I can between working and caring for my cat family. I miss blogging, but this is such a busy time of year for the business with the holiday bookings coming in on a daily basis. I'll visit every chance I can, though. I love to check out all the holiday goodies everyone puts on their blogs!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

  2. I can relate to this list. Beautifully put. I like that the car is warm on the inside when it's cool out. That is such a nice feeling. Of course, we're a tad north of you, so it might be a little different for you!

  3. I agree with you about #13

  4. What a great list!! I know how much you LOVE Halloween..Today our youngest granddaughter turned 10!! We went out and ate supper with her...She is a very sweet gal!!

  5. Such a great list sweetie, love you.

  6. Thanks for the Halloween Graphic. Fall is my favortie time of year. Happy T13!

  7. Thanks Anni --- I'm probably not as big a fan of fall as you are but I really like my treat! You can see it on my sidebar. You're a sweetie.:)

  8. Anni,

    You are a woman after my own heart. I also love the pumpkin and apple harvest that comes in October and the trees all dressed in their colorful autumn gowns. Apple cider and the full moon - sometimes the Harvest Moon, though this year it was in September. It was gorgeous.

    Love all of your Thursday 13 graphics. How generous of you to give them to your visitors. You are such a creative and talented lady.

    Have a great evening and a wonderful day tomorrow.


  9. Anonymous10/01/2008

    I love Fall! The crispness in the air, the apples, soup, mmmmm.....and Halloween is the best! Thank you for opening up the season in such a delicious fashion.

    Happy TT!

  10. I loved this post! You are so cool to make the month fun (I was excited for October too, and posted one of my favorite old, old, pumpkin stories today) and to give out gifts--You get the pumpkin points!
    As you know, I found your blog through Fun Monday--and yes, I'm excited for Fall! But it's not cool here: over 100 degrees yesterday and today! Yuk! (But we don't have hurricanes, so I'm feeling thankful.)
    Before I go... What does Thursday 13 mean...?

  11. i love your october. nearly makes me want to have autumn back..... nah, not really. summer is calling me loud and clear.

  12. N° 10 is certainly not for here, lol ! we had cool and rainy weather the whole so called summer !

  13. I love love love October too. Happy T13
    A Daily Dose of Toni

  14. I used the exact same theme for my TT list! How fun! Happy October and Happy Thursday!

  15. I always love your blog....and I agree, fall just make everyone happier!Happy TT.

  16. I like October because of the colors of the leaves and Halloween. i don't, however, like the change in weather. It's cold here today! brrrrr. :)

  17. Just found your site. Love the name!! Your favorite poem is one of my favorites also.

  18. Oh my, Gosh, I don't know what to say but thank you, thank you, thank you. I have always admired your gifs/images that you make and to get one of yours to put on my blog, well I just feel so honored. I'm going to go put it on right now!

    Thank You!

  19. Hi Anni, I used one of your great Halloween Graphics for my post today..come see ..I loved your 13 list for October.. hugs, Baba

  20. It's a beautiful time of year. I love it.

  21. You always do the cutest graphics!!! I love your witches!!
    and love halloween it was me and my husbands first date!!

  22. October is grand and most of fall is.

    Coffee is on.

  23. Fall is my favorite season - I just love the decorations, too!

    I have yet to decorate my new home for a holiday - guess it's time to start figuring out where I packed the decorations!

  24. Anonymous10/02/2008

    I am all for getting a treat...they are really cute

  25. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall too! Especially October. For all the reasons you mentioned and more!!!

  26. I’m sooooo glad you enjoy Halloween and appreciate you sharing your nifty Holiday Headers with us. They’re all marvelous! I plan to share the nifty ‘treat’ you shared with me Wednesday in tomorrow’s Haiku Friday … just because I know you enjoy my Haiku posts ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  27. Here I am again, I love your Halloween icons!! It is so beautiful here in our part of Missouri today! Just right!! Hugs Grams

  28. Incredible and thanks a lot

  29. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog treats..Your blog Graphics are always so fantastic..Thank you for sharing your fall thoughts and graphics with us..

  30. October has always been my favourite time of the year, for many of the reasons you listed in your Thursday 13:-) I'm loving the much cooler air...although right now it's only 38 and that's a bit TOO cool for this time of year! lol But, with my hot flashes, I mean power surges, I'm not going to complain at how cold it is! hehe Love all your Thursday 13 buttons!! xoxo

  31. Hi, Hootin' Anni,
    I can tell you're a lady who likes to have fun. :) You'll enjoy this lovely season, I think.

    Do you intend to offer the Thursday 13 graphics to all your readers, or just to those whom you choose?

  32. Anonymous10/03/2008

    My 13 was similar and about autumn. So much to love about this season. Cute headers, too! Thank you for sharing them.

  33. Anni, love the holiday decorations! They are excellent! I love the fact that the heat is subsiding... I found the summer terribly hot this time! Happy Halloween! :)

  34. Anonymous10/03/2008

    Wow, it looks like you have put in quite a bit of work! :) I am sure you feel satisfied with the results...

    Have a great weekend.

  35. Anonymous10/04/2008

    I really like the cute Thursday Thirteen graphics you made for Halloween. I added these to my collection of other TT graphics you have made and passed along to your readers. Thank you so much, Anni.


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