Happy Birthday, America!
I'm afraid that I am going to have to borrow an old photo from 2011 for this post. We had a 100% chance of rain today and are under an advisement for flash flooding. It is quite overcast at the moment and looks like it might pour any minute. While the cloud cover may keep it a bit cooler, I am sure that it will put a damper on any planned holiday activities, whether civic or individual plans. For example, Oxford (AL), south of us, is planning a big whoop-de-do that have dubbed "Freedom Festival". The event is corresponding to re-opening of the revamped Civic Center complete with a large shooting fountain the lake. I hope they also replaced all that cracked up sidewalk/walking trail that goes around the lake as it was really rough in spots. A lot of folks use the park and it will be hopping on the 4th, weather permitting. For days, the weather folks have suggested having a plan B as Thursday seemed to have a strong possibility for showers and Friday, 80% chance of rain.
So what will be happening at my house to celebrate? I did most of my kitchen detail tasks yesterday, about 4 hours worth actually, so I could take the holiday "off." I told DJ I would fix us a smoothie with the leftover strawberries and blueberries from a previous meal and to that end, had baked some muffins for our "coffee break", mid-morning nosh. Supper is pretty much taken care of as well with a batch of Hot German potato salad made that I can reheat to get it hot again along with a nice fruit salad. That just leaves grilling the brats. I may go back up my car a bit and bring the grill around to the car port once I am dressed.
I AM going to sew though. Sewing is not work, it is my hobby and most of the time it is fun too. I take that back---some days it CAN be work. However, if I think that it is becoming a labor to do, it might be time to step back and do something else for awhile. Knit, embroider, hand quilt, play in the kitchen. I am getting into a bit of a rhythm with these blocks now that I have made a few, doing some books on tape from the library system's audio check out as I sew. Today's goal it to get to the half way point---if more get made, than even better!
I hope you have a wonderful day in whatever you chose to do. I know one pal is a birthday girl and another is off on an Alaskan cruise with her husband. You just know they will both have a great time!