Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Today is the 4th of July here in America.  It is not a gift giving holiday but rather it is a holiday to celebrate our country, our values, to be patriotic and to eat traditional food.  I have never been a big celebrator of the 4th but this year feels different.  This year I feel the need to show my patriotism, to celebrate our country, our values and eat traditional food.  This year we seem to need it more, we seem to have a real need to get back to what makes us who we are.

So, tonight Hubs and I will joining our daughter, her husband and the Bean for hot dogs, chips, beans and patriotic cup cakes.  We will be watching fireworks on the television specials commemorating the day.  It will be good fun.  The irony of it is, my daughters in-laws are visiting from England and they will be celebrating their first 4th of July -- don't think they share the same excitement for the day!

Last night we joined them for dinner at Saltgrass and the fireworks show in Southlake Town Square.  Thanks to them for the invite.  Even though it was terribly hot, a breeze blew up and make it tolerable.  The fireworks were gorgeous -- I didn't take photos though.  The crowds were massive and it took us 45 minutes just to exit the parking lot and we were not even in the town square -- we were across the street.  But, the car was cool and it was fun watching the people so all was good.

Today we are having a quiet day -- I might do a little shopping across the street and then I might not.  I am looking at a set of rubber stamps but am having a hard time spending the money as they are a bit expensive but I am going to see if I can find them locally first rather than ebay or mail order.  I have some ideas for some cards but I have decided that sketching them out first is probably a good thing to do.  So, I think today is going to be a "play" day along with the ever present laundry.  Yes, laundry stops for nothing.

So, have a happy 4th, all! Do fun things, eat hot dogs and watch fireworks and never, ever forget who we are and what we stand for.  Ever.