When I arrived home this last Saturday, the first thing I did was take a long, steaming hot bath with homemade sugar scrub infused with French Violets from Toulouse, France. My legs and feet appreciated the luxurious soak after a full day of selling and mingling at the rescheduled Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Lewisville, Texas.
Selling as a vendor in an event was completely foreign to me as this was my first experience doing so. My business partner and I went in together selling our jewelry and my photographic prints and postcards. We had a blast even if we just about melted in the Texas late May sun.
But I gained a farmer’s tan…hey, at least it is a tan!
One of the highlights of the day, and probably my favorite part, was of our city council candidate’s, TJ Gilmore’s, children running around and asking various vendors and guests if they’d sign their balloons. Well of course I would! And I did at least four more times.
I should have started making them to pay me to sign after the sixth balloon.
Nah, how could I say no to these two adorable boys? Besides their parents might have a word with me at our next cub scout meeting if I had charged. Too bad I didn’t get one photo with their eyes open.
At least they kept things fun!
Personally, I think we got one of the best spots at the Cinco de Mayo event–we were right in front of our new City Hall, which also meant the First Aid station with the Lewisville Fire Department was right behind us.
Good thing because I nearly passed out…never mind.
Then Mayor Carey made his way over so I had to take a photograph of him too. I’ve known Mayor Carey for a few years now through my volunteer work and I have grown to appreciate and like this man through the years.
Which then reminds me…is he still Mayor or not? When does Ueckert take over? Perhaps the Denton County Democrats know. Dangit! I should have asked those Democrats.
First though, I need to ask them to buy some bling from me for Mrs. Hillary. I mean come on, doesn’t she need some more accessories? Obama also made an appearance at Cinco de Mayo, although I must say I couldn’t find Biden around anywhere.
Stephen, did you see Biden by any chance? Perhaps he was hanging out at the Farmer’s Market?