Today we (in the US) are celebrating Independence Day, so what better time to bring on the stars and stripes and glitter!!!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I hope all those who are celebrating today do so in a safe way. Our little town does it's fireworks on the 3rd, due to a lack of pyrotechnics in this area. Bakersfield is so close, and so much larger they get the pyrotechnics for the 4th.......even though many people will drive to Shafter to see our fireworks....cause they are free. They used to have them down on the high school football field.....when Shafter was just a wee lass of a town. Now they have a designated field, and just block off all the roads around it.......fire safety you know! The HS football field and the newer designated field are only 1/2 mile from our house, so we stopped "going" to the fireworks a LONG time ago.....and just watch from the front yard.
Now the past couple of years we have been over at the beach, and last night I went out to the front yard to watch.......and what do ya know........the neighbors tree has really grown.....LOL....no problem I just moved over to the driveway. I did keep coming back into the house to cool off.....it was mighty hot yesterday and the clouds really make it humid....and even at 9 P.M. it only took a few minutes to become ringing wet............awwwww.......summer in the San Joaquin Valley!!
Tonight we will be with family and friends for the traditional BBQ and swim, then the little ones will get to do their fireworks......with all the Dads' help. Hope you have a fantastic 4th!!
To help celebrated I am entering this card in the Dies R Us challenge 28 Stars and Stripes
And Seize the Birthday: Red White and Blue challenge
So now I am off to get some BBQ meatballs in the crockpot for the party tonight......to darn HOT to turn the stove on......only 101' (F) with a partly cloudy sky. Don't gasp yet.....last Wednesday is was 103" and it sprinkled all day long!!......ok.....now gasp!!!
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