"I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero
'till the end of the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life."
Bonnie Tyler, "Holding Out For A Hero"
To my personal hero and all who came before him and all who will come after...
Thank you for your service and
Happy Veteran's Day...
You are all heroes.
Last week was my birthday and I had a really beautiful day.
The Captain brought me flowers and
took me out to a prime-rib dinner.
I had my camera in my pocket and
my last words, before sitting down to the table were:
"Don't let me forget to take a picture."
Well, guess what?
Sorry, but it was a beautiful sight and oh, so good!
The kids came up the next day and took us out for a great Mexican dinner.
Jake and Jacenda gave me the beautiful candle.
I have never smelled anything so wonderful. It is Lavender and Cedarwood
put out by Essential Elements.
I can light it for awhile in the morning and the scent is still lingering at bedtime.
It is one of my most new favorite things in the world.
Another favorite thing of mine, in the world, is lanterns.
I have picked up a few at Hobby Lobby and Home Goods but,
I haven't seen any like the two that Tami and Tim gave me for my birthday.
The tiny lights inside shine through the windows in the shapes of stars.
They are amazing and I just adore them.
I know you are all wondering...
why I didn't go shopping for myself for my birthday...
as I normally do.
It is because this coming weekend,
we are going down to Santa Cruz to attend the
Goat Hill Fair Vintage Market
at the Watsonville fairgrounds.
I have been following their blog for sometime
and was thrilled to hear about the show..
The Captain and I used to participate in a similar type of country show at the same fairgrounds many years ago.
(At which I sold the very picture that is featured on my blog header today).
I am anxious to see how the two shows differ
as the types of merchandise has changed over the years.
The Rodgers House
Photo courtesy of Goat Hill Fair blog post
There is also an old house that we had admired throughout our years of living in Santa Cruz.
It is a historic home of a prominent Watsonville family and
was opened up with charming shops in each room.
After we moved away we tried to find the house again, but
the area had changed so much that we thought it had been demolished.
We found out just recently that it had been moved to the entrance of the fairgrounds
where it has been refurbished and will be open for a tour at the time of the show.
I am beyond excited and
am hoping I will be allowed to take pictures to share next time.
Jerry, Tami, Tim, Jake and Jacenda
for making my birthday so special.
Love you all to the
moon and back!
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