Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! I have a confession - the 4th is not my favorite holiday. I love fireworks and what the holiday represents and I try to think of those who have served our country to maintain the freedom we enjoy. I'd like to give a special shout out to my oldest daughter who served in the US Navy 2000-2004 ; she was stationed in Sigonella Sicily during the war as she was in active duty on 9/11. Four men in her squadron were killed. I know what it's like to be a military mom and I salute all the men and women who have served or who are currently serving.

What I do not like is our neighborhood during this weekend. Everyone on the lake tries to shoot illegal fireworks as they simply fall into the water if things go awry. It's very noisy and goes on to the wee hours of the night, usually robbing me of much needed sleep. We even have one neighbor with a bonafide cannon he shoots off each July 4th. It makes our house shake. I've always been a "jumpy" person so it is very uncomfortable for me, and it's not just a one day event either-it all started a few nights ago and will continue through tomorrow night I'm certain.

I've tried to take it easy today - I sat out by the lake, swam in the pool and made a nice lunch but I am exhausted. It's so frustrating how just the smallest things can poop me out. So here I am resting, hoping for that kayak trip tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy the holiday!