Relaxing on the Fourth of July

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Published on July 4, 2011 / Last updated on July 4, 2011

I love Independence Day.  I like that it’s a catch-as-catch-can sort of day.  We have no set plans at our house.  We usually bar-be-cue.  We usually huddle inside and try to calm our dog while all around us fireworks explode nearby.  But if we suddenly made friends with people who had a boat and they invited us on the boat for the day, we’d go.  Or, if we were on vacation elsewhere, we wouldn’t miss anything special back home.  I remember once, when I was a teen, my mom went somewhere with a friend, and I stayed home, rented movies and ordered pizza on July 4th.

I think the holiday has evolved that way in our family because it well represents exactly what the day is about – declaring freedom.  I don’t HAVE to do anything today.  I can celebrate as I choose.  Or not.

Because I love to bake, I did make a blueberry pie for the day.  And maybe I’ll do that next year, too. Or…maybe not 🙂

Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!



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