Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone who might cross the path of this blog.

I know we should reflect on this day about the founding of this great country. That's a bit hard when we have $4 a gallon gas and see how that has affected every aspect of our lives. Not only from how often we get in our cars, but the price of food, and the cost to heat and cool our homes. It's getting hard to decide whether to drive to work, eat or have medicine. I've already made a mental list of what services I will have to cut in order to keep this roof over my head.

But enough complaining, we could be living in Iraq and wearing Berkas and picking sand fleas out of our hair, so I'm going to quit complaining.

I'm proud to be an American and thankful to live in this country.

My family and I will gather here at my house for an afternoon barbeque. My youngest daughter and her family are going to a parade and festivities in Caraway this morning. They have a big carnival and picinc for two or three days during this time. They always enjoy it, and her grandfather-in-law will drive his little antique hoopty car in the parade. It's always fun for the little ones to see Papaw Clyde in the parade.

My oldest daughter has been without her youngest son for the past few weeks. He will be home about lunch time. She has missed him and is excited that he is coming home today.

I'm not sure what my son and his family will do, but I think they may also go to the parade and picnic.

As for me--I'm going to the grocery store early this morning, I've already cooked the potatoes and eggs for both the potato salad and deviled eggs. I plan to get as much done this morning while it's cool as possible. Then I'm going to kick back and wait for the grill to get fired up.

I'm going to make a pineapple pie that is a refrigerator dessert/desert(I can never remember if it's one 's' or two that makes it something yummy or a place that's dry and dusty).

The bbq master grilled some burgers the other night that were wonderful. I'm hoping these today will be just as good.

Gotta get ready and go to the grocery store.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday. Do something silly. Make someone laugh.


Tipper said...

Happy Fourth to you too!! I hear you about the gas and groceries.

IzzyBeth said...

Happy 4th!! :-)

Lisa J said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA...We are having a big shindig here at my house with all the good eatin's too. Then we will shoot fireworks, with all the glory of nearly a professional. If I find my music we will even have patriotic music with it. My mom made the pineapple pie/dessert thing I think you are talking about. And I find that funny being I have never heard of it before. I hope you have a wonderful day, so far the rain has held off here at my house and I have to get busy cleaning!!!!
Happy 4th of July my friend. We are lucky people to live in this great country. Can't think of any other place I would rather be.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Happy 4th Shirley, although it is almost over by now. I hope you have a great weekend.

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