Here I am, all decked out in Red, White and Blue, ready to celebrate our country's Birthday! Woohoo!
How was your Independence Day Holiday?
Our reno-guy chose to work yesterday which, while a surprise, was welcome because that brings the finish line that much closer. But since I didn't expect it, there was a little dancing in the kitchen and utility room as I attempted to do some laundry and make macaroni salad and cupcakes. The reno-guy however, kept trying to do his job! The nerve! His job yesterday entailed occasionally turning power off and on and of course the water which was in direct opposition to what I was trying to do, thus the Terpsichore. It was tricky, but we worked it out.
We actually didn't have many plans other than picking up the tile Tim ordered, having a little dinner time cookout and of course the traditional stroll to the beach to watch the firework. Sort of like a perfectly nice Saturday only with fireworks.
Except, the tile wasn't ready when we arrived. Dang it. They think maybe it will be there today. So I suppose another drive to Sarasota in on the docket. On the return trip, the skies opened up and it poured. Absolutely torrential rain. I glared out the window (even though rain is not unusual this time of year and therefore not entirely unexpected) and warned Mother Nature, "Fine, get it out of your system now! There will be no rain on our fireworks this year, do you understand?"
And apparently it understood because, after our little grilled kielbasa dogs and macaroni salad dinner, (with cupcakes for dessert) we hauled bagged chairs and our butts (and one umbrella just in case) to the beach to what, what we knew would be fireworks show.
We got there just before sunset. And it was an especially beautiful one. Sort of the show, before the show. It was, as it always is, marvelous. The beach was packed. But everyone was in great spirits which always adds to the enjoyment. On the walk back home we could hear and sometimes see, private fireworks shows here and there but also some thunder and lightening. For some reason, it felt a little like a "call and response" song. Dueling entertainment.
I have always loved fireworks. When I was a kid, I imagined that far off nebula's and galaxy's looked like fireworks. I was a fanciful child. Every now, whenever I get to see a fireworks show, it takes me back to to memories of lying in the grass as a child, staring at the star filled night sky, punctuated by the sizzle and bang of fireworks and feeling like I was an astronaut looking out the window of my spaceship.
Anyway, so that was our 4th of July. I cannot wait to hear about yours!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.