Well, the 4th of July has come and gone and well, the heat has gotten to us all! We spent a very quiet holiday due to the hot temperaturs and a lot ot the things we would have ordinarily done just did not happen. I sat out the Parade this year due to the heat and decided intsead to sit on our shady wrap around front porch ad watch the throngs walk by heading to the end of our street. Stafford and Amber went with their chairs and cold water bottles and the mandatory "candy bag" to stash all of the goodies that are thrown from the floats! They came home totally ready for a swim in the pool and that is where we all stayed for quite a while. Staff barbequed hot dogs for lunch. Even the Great Danes succombed to the temptation to get wet.
The only event that Staff and Amber went to in the afternoon were the downhill races that take place at the top of our street near the golf course. Some of Amber's classmates were racing and they wanted to cheer them on. The ice cream truck was very busy! With red faces, they arrived home for late afternoon swimming!
Our tiny town used to have a wonderful fireworks display at our park. That fun tradition had to be taken out of the festivities as the throngs of visitors to the park caused a safety issue when emergency vehicles could not get through the streets. It was so much fun to all gather at the park with our blankets and lie down and gaze at the stars waiing for the fireworks. It makes me sad that Amber will not experience that.
And now, drum roll please, Amber has decided that she would like to start her own "blog". She is calling it "To The Moon and Back" in honor of the phrase we say to each other each night before we go to sleep. I think it will be fun for her and give her a chance to express her thoughts. She should be up and running in the next few days. I'll post about that when she is ready to "publish".
I'm off to do a few things in my little studio. I've spent a few days getting things back to normal after discovering that there was still some leak issues in the roof above my little room. All is repaired now so I can get back to creating.....a pastime I so love.
Good night everyone!