4th of July or Independence Day means different things to different people. For me, I am most grateful to all our Armed Forces that make it possible for my family and I to enjoy this holiday together. I can’t imagine all the families that are separated from their loved ones on holidays, and I don’t know how the military spouses do it. For that, you are ALL my heroes.
It is hard to believe that July 4th is here already. It seems like I was anxious about Spring, and here we are 3 weeks into summer! I am not complaining, as this is my favorite time of the year. I thought I’d share some things we like to do on the 4th. When I worked as a nurse many years ago, I usually had to work all the holidays every year. Now that I can celebrate the holidays with my family, they are even more special. Here are some of the things that we are planning to do today:
Sleep in! I am totally grateful for the chance to actually sleep in that I definitely take advantage of it!
Watch a movie together. This year I think that we are going to watch The Hobbit. Although, if Independence Day or Star Wars is on, I am sure we will be watching that.
Make a picnic meal for supper. This year I am making steaks, mashed potatoes, and corn-on-the-cob. It is one of our favorite meals on the 4th of July.
Work on our plans for our upcoming trip to Wisconsin. We were there last year to visit friends, and we look forward to going back. There are one or two places that we want to make repeat visits to(Gino’s East in Chicago is at the top of that list), but we are also trying to figure out some new places to go to. We may try to take in a Brewers game, even though they are not playing the Phillies. It is only a couple of hours from where we are staying, and we get to visit a new state.
Relax! I did all the cleaning yesterday so it’s all about family today! Normally I am cleaning on a holiday, but I decided to take this 4th of July off from housework. Tomorrow will be a different story.
So I hope wherever you are, and whatever you do, that you have a safe and happy 4th of July!