July 5, 2020
Hello again! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July, whether by yourself or with family. I tried to make it fun for myself, but it was still a bit lonely. Oh the plans I had for the holiday. They will need to wait until next year. “Next year”. “When this is over”. I find myself saying these lines a lot. So, there are a lot of things that will definitely have to wait, but there are so many things I can do right now. Yes, I keep telling myself this, too. I just need to listen! Haha!
Although I had wanted to go all out, I kept my decor simple. A few plants and some flags gave my front porch a patriotic flair. I made myself some red, white and blue jello, some baked beans (which I forgot to turn the temperature down on the oven and they got a bit dried out, but they were still tasty), some fruit and a pulled pork sandwich.
I think next time I’ll serve on a blue or red plate so it shows off better.
After it cooled down outside, a little anyway, around 11:30pm, I went out and lit a few sparklers. Okay, these sparklers must have been the really safe kind. They were pretty much duds, lots of smoke, not so much sparkle, but I made some figure eights and enjoyed the memories it brought back. Next time I’ll have to find some real ones.
I pray that next year we will have more love and grace and less hatred and violence in our country!