The majority of folks who visit this site are from the USA, as are Amanda and I. Today is our Independence Day, or as the rest of the world calls it – the 4th of July. Incidentally, this is actually my favorite holiday of the year. I love fireworks and the idea of the beach, sand, sun, picnics, and everything that goes along with it. As such, this is one day that I can assure you – I’m not going to be online much.
This year, my family is celebrating Independence Day in a new town for the first time. Due to the area we live in, being a tinder box – meaning that there’s dry brush and kindling everywhere – we can’t set off fireworks here at the house. My house sits in an extreme fire area, so even my fireworks-loving husband knows there’s absolutely NO way we’re lighting even the tiniest sparkler here at home. There’s not even a public display in our town. So, we’re headed out to the ocean tomorrow, and setting up our camp for the day at a park overlooking the Pacific. I’m still in the habit of expecting LA basin-sized crowds, so we’re leaving early, and hoping for the best.
There is much to continue working on in America. I’m not going to pretend otherwise. This country of mine continues to be a work in progress. I’m just hoping to have a nice day with my family. When it comes down to it – I want to enjoy the time I’ve got with them. The worries of the day/year/decade are still going to be there after the last hot dog is eaten and the final firework has exploded. But for this one day, I’m also going to enjoy the sun, the two kids I have at home with me, and yes – even time with my husband.
Have a wonderful and restful 4th of July, whether you’re in the USA, or elsewhere in the world. Catch ya next week!