Yesterday was one of the best fourth of July's we have ever had.
First off, we stayed home. We didn't join any of the other holiday maddened people in the long lines or traffic jams. Secondly, we planned nothing. I kicked back in the hammock with some books while my daughter floated around in the pool. My husband was sleeping as he had worked graveyard the night before. My son showed up from the neighbors and said they wanted to know if we wanted to join them in bbq-ing. We already had chicken out and our son had just bought some steak for Kabobs so we said sure. By the end of the evening we had practically the whole little block involved. Just the kind of party I like, last minute, no planning or stressing... One neighbor brought their watermelon and we chilled it on ice. We ran up to the liquor store and picked up some rum and other ingrediants and made mojitos. Surely one of the most refreshing drinks I have ever had. We played badmitton and visited, the kids swam and ran around and when it got dark everyone brought out their fireworks and we did them in the street while we blasted ELO and the refreshments from the house. So, so fun!
Now it is time to get to work. I have one article due this week and a bunch of NW Woman stuff I could do, but mostly just a relaxing week... I like that!