We celebrate Independence Day today. There will be parades, fireworks, and backyard BBQ's. How did your day begin?
My day started at 6:00 AM. I booted-up my computer and decided I needed a refresher course on the history of the Declaration of Independence.
I also read this interesting article. July 4th: What Does Independence Day Mean In a Divided Era?
It was time to get out of my serious mood and enjoy a cup of Java and the latest issue of Country Living.
With camera in hand, I walked around my garden snapping photos. This always lightens my mood.
Do you ever wake-up in a funk for no particular reason?
Being in the garden early this morning lifted my mood. It's supposed to be near 100 degrees today! This heat wave has been going on for over a week and I'm tired of being indoors. I am so grateful for electrical power and air-conditioning!
It's time to walk my dogs before the fireworks begin. They will be going off most of the day. My little pups are terrified of fireworks and thunderstorms.
It's only 1:00 PM and it's over 90 degrees with almost 75 percent humidity!!!
Will we be barbecuing today? Heck no!
We're taking our mother and father-in-law to Famous Dave's! It's one of their favorite places for ribs. They also have pretty decent salads too.
Hope you're in a great mood, staying cool and having a wonderful day!!
What are you doing to celebrate this national holiday?
There is so much to be grateful for! This heat is nothing compared to what our soldiers and the early founders of our country had to go through to preserve our freedoms!!
Thank you to all of our service men and women!
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower