the fireworks were spectacular!
Whether you saw them locally, set them off in your yard, heard them from the neighborhood
saw the Macy’s 4th
to be certain!
Good morning America
how are ya?
I hear a skinny cute little woman won the hot dog eating contest
by consuming an outrageous number of dogs this year with a twist as grills fired up around our great Nation!
Our President stayed close to home and celebrated his daughters’ birthday
while the political campaign used the day
to try and win votes
(let’s not miss an opportunity to take this day
and try to win votes and do a little bad mouthing of the man who sits in the White House while we’re at it on the day of
celebrating or great country right)
And as we are enjoying the freedoms of our great country,
men and women fighting for our very freedoms
are over there in the sand
in the same uniforms they have been wearing for 4 months without changing their underwear for 4 months, or changing socks for longer
were eating from cans their rations
and hopefully sitting around
on the ground
having time to play some cards
and clean their weapons
rather than be in weapon exchange
with the Taliban
while we were enjoying
a cold beer and hot dogs and hamburgers
in our clean clothes
enjoying laughter with family and friends
They will hear stories of how we missed them,
we will hear stories of what they did
and how it is going so far from home,
meantime here at home
many join in festivities
many spent time
thinking of those who were out there
just having the time of their lives!
Kamryn got to see those
once again was eating those big ole Turkey legs
cos’ that little Godson of mine
does love to eat!
Bet he had a “bombdiggedity 4th”
enjoyed every minute, he and his brother are due to “touchdown” here in just a few days!
This just might be the look of:
“oops, look at the size of this”
“did ya have to take the picture NOW”
I can only imagine there are pictures like this being laughed about all over the country today
as folks reflect of the fun had over the weekend
and the laughter shared!
One thing is certain,
my little 4 leggeds will be absolute thrilled when the “bam/boom/zzzzzzizzle
Like that noise they did NOT
as they crawled up around my neck last night
looking for comfort and for quiet.
We enjoyed ribs and Sandy made some off the hook shrimp for the grill that Stewart masterfully cooked for us
as we sat around the table
enjoying our time together
while we listened to
Tarpon Springs as they set off firecrackers in the afternoon and color filling the air into the night
with booms, and hisses and razzle!
Tarpon Springs does love to set off fireworks,
we really enjoyed
The Capital 4th
as DLB and I reflected on the many years of being there while watching the smiles on the faces, the dancing in the crowds
and those brave men and women
who have returned from war
sitting in the audience.
And in NY,
we watched Beyonce take the stage
and wow them
along with Brad Paisley and the energy could power the city
it was magical it was!
as we move into the week,
let us move that energy while remembering those fighting for our country,
let us not be caught up in the
“smak being talked” by those who are running for the White House
and bad mouthing our President.
Let us not be caught in the lies or the accusations that our President is responsible for troubles and debts that existed prior to his taking office; how ridiculous a claim is that,
he’s only been there a short time
how in the world could anyone expect him to fix the ails of all that has happened over the last 10 years so quickly?
Let us not stand in judgment
rather stand in unity
for all that makes our Nation
land of the free
because of the brave.
A land where we have choices
where we have the ability
the ability to say
Sandy and Stewart are getting ready to take a brief respite from all they have been doing next door, and we think that a great idea! They are tired, they have been working non stop, they are tired.
So tired that Stewart was having someone to trim the palm fronds of my home when his saw broke and he went out and bought another, only later to have his friend visiting and then say to him, “Stewart, you just bought a new pole saw not so long ago, why did you buy another?” Stewart looked perplexed, thought his friend crazed, but went into his neatly organized garage, looked up… and don’t you know, there it was! A brand new pole saw! During all of this, he had forgotten completely!
Now that is tired! That was the icing on the cake of a day that just went wrong … it began with Joe the worker, falling off the ladder, then trimming my palm fronds (the association had the nerve to send me a letter that they were hanging down!) And as the cut was made one fell hitting him across the nose and cutting him! Then as he was mowing, he hit the water main at Stewart’s and the water works began like a gusher!
NOT A GOOD DAY I TELL YA!
So the discovery that he went to buy and use a new pole saw, when it was discovered he already has a new pole saw, just sealed the deal… it is time for a break from all of this we are thinking!
What resiliency our dear friends have and have displayed since this arson.
We could all learn many lessons from this.
And we feel certain that after the break for a bit with their little granddaughter they will return with renewed energy for all that is yet to be done; but we are thinking they need to be here as the smell of soot continues to be there, and there is so much yet to be done, although they do have the back bedroom now complete with fresh paint, closet and bed!
It is coming along,
arson is truly a horrendous thing
still no arrest made.
That is quite discouraging, and I must believe that while justice is slow on this one,
it will come around.
They thank you all
We did have a good/great 4th of July
counting the many blessings
have become family during all of this
right here in our home
they know they are welcome
Jeepers loves LOVES
Aunt Sandy and Uncle Stew
talk about “rotten”
he makes sure
that he gets in their bed for his morning dose of love and Stew reads the paper to him
before starting the day
over at the
“soot dew INN”
“Whether you think you can,
Think YOu Can’t,
YOU ARE RIGHT!
The fire is burning brightly in the prayer bowl, the sage is lit, with prayers and thoughts goin on the winds to you today.
Blessings to all
Walk In Beauty,
great news arrived to me,
The Article printed in the esteemed
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
by Sage PUblications
was the most downloaded article
they sent me a congratulary email and wanted me to know! I am so very honored.