Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Do you have favorite plans or traditions for July 4th? We always find ourselves invited to one friend or another's parties. Our extended family tends to go off on their own excursions and doesn't have a whole group-de-group shindig (No worries though. We get together for every other holiday.) In fact, my parents are torturing me at this minute, viewing the fireworks on their bikes, on the pier down at St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Fireworks are popping over the ocean as I type. If that is not wonderful, I don't know what is.

We're not big fireworks-blowing-up-people either. I mean we enjoy them, but we don't go all out and buy $200 worth like my brothers tend to do. I do enjoy the little things though. The black snakes, the little flowery things that spin after you light them, in all sorts of colors, the white bags of gunpowder stuff you throw on the ground to pop... But my favorites have always been the sparklers. I buy a lot of them and we play with them throughout the year. There is something special about the very first one you use. It's almost a superstition with me, I have to write my name in the air first before I can make shapes and whirly swirlies of any kind.

This year is different for us entirely. We've spent the weekend largely apart as a family. Thursday the teen went to the Dr. about a spider bite, thinking it would be taken care of and antibiotics given. Case closed. So we were shocked to find them scheduling surgery and a hospital stay of 3-4 days. DH has been home with the little one packing for camp which comes on Monday. The teen and I have become quite familiar with hospital staff and all the snacks they have in their secret closet (did you know they had a secret little food closet?! Yum!) All is well with her and we plan to go home in a couple days. It's not the July 4th we anticipated but we're thankful she's alive and they were able to fix her. That's all that matters.

May your holiday be wonderful, surrounded by family, food and wonderful fireworks. We're off to find a good set of windows to peer out of and see the fireworks display across the street. I hope they do one of those wonderful chrysanthemum flower fireworks in the sky that is all different colors. That one always makes me smile.


Rhonda Langley said...

I love fireworks because I love the noise and the flames and the big booms-even though I always jump! Sparklers are not my favorite but I think it is because growing up my boy cousins got to shoot the noisy fireworks and the girl cousins all got sparklers and did I mention I like the noisy ones???

Sorry you & DD had to spend the weekend in the hospital-glad DD is better!!

Team Sax said...

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Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Lol, yes, nurses always have their secret stash of food at work. Believe me I know! It keeps us going! Glad your daughter is going to be okay!

trisha too said...

by the way,


i'm so proud of you!!

so, what will you make first for
Red Lead??


(don't tell us really, just show us!)

Anonymous said...

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