Happy Independence Day, America! Today I’m sharing 3 random thoughts on celebrating (or not) the 4th of July.
- Ask my family and they will tell you what I always say: I hate the 4th of July. Now, before you all get on me for that statement, I don’t hate that it’s a celebration of our country’s independence. I hate that Dale works all day with the band. He’s up super early to go to Plymouth for the parade, comes home briefly midday (usually with just enough time for a quick nap and a cool shower) and then he goes to Sandwich for an evening concert. These shows make a lot of people very happy and I’m glad that Dale can provide entertainment for them but for me it means a long day at home. Normally I love a day to myself but when I see all the people on social media having fun at cook outs and parades and fireworks well . . . I tend to feel a little sorry for myself. Hence my statement about hating the day. I’m working on doing better, though and a big part of that is just not looking at Instagram of Facebook! Ha!
- I love the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest that takes place at Coney Island every July 4th. I make a point of watching it and, while it may be gross at times (they dip the buns in water to make it easier to swallow blergh) it’s super high energy and wildly entertaining. Will Joey Chestnut keep the mustard belt for the 4th year in a row? Tune in to ESPN today at 12 Noon to find out!
- This is from last year but at a time when I feel deeply concerned over the direction our country is going and the decisions the administration is making, it bears repeating.
I hope whatever you do today is fabulous!
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