HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Hope you all had a lovely day with your sweetheart and enjoyed your valentines!
I received a very nice valentine from my sweetheart. After 20 years, it's more about appreciation then romance. Appreciation that someone still wants to hang out with me, still laughs at my jokes, still asks if I'm ok when I cough, and still wants to give me a kiss and hug after having woken up to my morning breath for the last 20 years. Yeah, he's a keeper. Heck my parents kicked me out after just 18 years!
Since it’s a 3-day weekend we decided to go to the beach for the day. The beach is about a 2 hour drive from here. We are firm believers in sleeping-in and taking our time, so we got on the road about 11am and arrived around 1pm.
Now, for those of you who don't know, I live in Washington State, so when I say "the beach" it’s not the crowded, hot, bring-your-swimsuit California style beach. It’s the cold, windy, unpredictable weather type beach. Even in the middle of the summer, it’s safe to bring at least a sweatshirt and hat if not long johns and boots.
BUT...for the past many years we have been going to the beach on Valentine's day weekend, and I believe, that if you want to see the beach at its best, don’t go during August, go Valentine's day weekend. This year was no exception. Before we left home I checked the webcam and saw cloudy, overcast, and rainy weather. But that must have been for those early risers, because by the time we pulled into town, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, no wind, and the temperature was up to 55! We even left our jackets in the car! Look how gorgeous it was! There's the teen and her best friend playing in the surf.
We went to Long Beach, WA. Our family's favorite! Being a lifetime Washingtonian, I am partial to Washington beaches. Oregon has some nice ones too, but, there's just something homey about Washington beaches.
We saw Jake the Alligator man, (that's the boy standing next to the Cheif) stood in front of the big oyster pan, bought candy in the candy shop, avoided the arcade (barely), walked barefoot on the beach ‘til our toes froze, and rode the go-karts.
It was a great day! And to top it all off, I found a new-to-me yarn shop...Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop! This yarn shop is AMAZING!! I could have stayed there all day…all weekend actually! There is a lovely yet deceiving café in the front of the shop, but head to the back as if you are looking for the bathroom, and you walk into a world of color, fiber, and the warmth of two lovely ladies. They were so nice and fun! The boy kept pulling on my sleeve to leave, so I will have to come back when I’m by myself so we can talk about patterns, textures, and they can help me with some of my stitches. Can harldy wait 'til the next beach-run!
I couldn't leave without buying some yarn (even though I'm suppose to be saving all my pennies for the Sewing Expo). I got some gorgeous wool yarn that I think I'll crochet and felt...maybe a purse? Maybe a vest? Can't wait to start whatever its going to be!
Hope you all had a wonderful day! Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my OWOH give-away!!