Happy Independence Day 2018

 

The 4th of July, or Independence Day,  is my favorite holiday. Food, friends, fireworks – it’s everything that I love about summer. (Except maybe the heat. Not a big fan of that) Unlike many people who complain about the fireworks scaring their dogs, I bring my dog with me to the fireworks, and have done it since he was a puppy. Gizmo (yes, that’s my dog’s name – he’s a nearly 4-year old Maltese/Shih Tzu mix) doesn’t mind the noise or the fireworks one little bit, as long as he’s sitting in my lap. He keeps me warm, and I keep him feeling safe. It works well. I like that the 4th is a day that I can spend just hanging out. Unlike other holidays where I feel as though I’m physically chained to my kitchen in some form, the 4th is social and relaxing, and I have always adored fireworks.

Since this day is a national holiday in the states, I’m not actually writing this on Wednesday. In fact, as you’re reading, I am likely already at my sister-in-law’s home, enjoying time in her back garden with a mai-tai in hand. We plan to celebrate with a yummy Hawaiian-style lunch/dinner, and then have fireworks. I took the day off from blogging and social media, so this post will be short.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, and if you live in the USA, have a delightful and safe holiday! I’ll be back tomorrow with a regular-length post!

-R

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