Thursday, July 5, 2018

Celebrating Our Independence...While We Still Have It

Hope y'all had a great 4th of July. Collin and I celebrated in the most logical way we could think of: hot dogs, fried chicken, apple pie--and a Captain America film festival. 




Oh, come on--what's more American than Captain America?

I like barbecue, but Collin doesn't, so we settled on hot dogs and fried chicken. No, I didn't fry the chicken. We thought the guys at the fire department might like a day off. Besides, I prefer chicken that's edible. Nuking hot dogs in the microwave--now that I can do. Sometimes. Potato salad? Didn't do that myself, either. Got it at Sam's Club.  The apple pies--hand pies, actually--came from Church's, along with the chicken.

I'm still a Hopalong Casualty, as Collin can testify. I have two bad knees, one arm that only operates at 50% (folding sheets, taking showers and washing my hair are real challenges). The walker helps as far as venturing out into the real world. And my brain pretty much does what it wants to. If it wants me to write, I can write. If not, well, I go full couch potato.

We skipped Fair St. Louis, as we do every year. I have a thing about crowds and pickpockets. There were plenty of fireworks--even though they're illegal in St. Louis County, neighbors up the street celebrated with a bang. Literally. I told Collin I didn't think the birds, rabbits or squirrels would be around this morning.

So...how did you (Americans) celebrate? 

17 comments:

  1. The critters would not care for the noise!

    Now I have to go look up what a hand pie is.

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    1. You've seen them on Ivy's blog!

      The critters did all show up, thankfully.

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    2. When I saw pictures, it clicked.

      Up here they're called turnovers.

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    3. By any name, they're delicious!

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  2. Well now I want a hand pie.
    Too hot to do anything 107 so we stayed in . Adam was getting ready to help Molly drive home from Michigan. He is flying out Friday. 4 days 3 night, 1 truck and 2 cars

    It Is A Road Trip !

    I like what your did for the 4th.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. A road trip in this heat?

    These days, I only go out for church, doctor appointments and certain movies.

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  4. My wife worked at the saddle barn and I, um, mowed the lawn and shampooed the carpet. (Because the dog got sick. Carpet, not lawn.)

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  5. So you had no relaxation, no fun? That bites.

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    1. Worse, I actually had the holiday off for a change. But When Emily got home we kicked back, watched the Washington celebration on TV, and had some ice cream, so there's that.

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  6. Your Independence Day celebrations sound like Aimee's perfect day Norma 😀 I agree re the crowds, don't like them too much either these days.

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    1. I'm claustrophobic to the extreme. I can't stand closed-in spaces, crowds, ski masks, anything restrictive in any way.

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  7. I have relatives visiting. We went on a walk with Pinky and Fiona and ate burgers from Farmer Burgers. Later, we watched the Macy's Fireworks show. Sounds like you had a nice time too!

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  8. It was hot. We don't like crowds either, and since it was hot we stayed indoors and had pulled pork on buns & beans. All nuked food.

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  9. You cracked me up with the firemen wanting the day off. You're a funny writer, that's so great.

    Here's to getting all the way healed up.

    Tim was sick on the 4th. Poor bugger.

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    1. I was told in the past, including by a fellow author, that I was too funny to be writing serious stuff. I'm starting to think I was on the wrong track all those years.

      How's Tim doing now?

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