I am watching fireworks from the back window. Our skies today were grey and we didn't get above 75 degrees. But tomorrow we are going to be in the 80's and with this new rainfall it will be warm and muggy for July 4th. They had 10 inches of rain over by where Justin lives. That means a lot of flooding!!
AS I PONDER....
As I ponder the 4th of July and what this day means to me I came across a piece that Ronald Reagan wrote about what this day meant to him. You can read it here. I do agree that July 4th is almost as important to Americans as Christmas day. When I was a child I remember a few picnics and lots of fireworks. Big fire crackers that were thrown at us girls by the brothers. And those smelly, crazy snakes. I used to love fireworks. Now I am more into watching them. Harley and Darian didn't even want me to buy any this year. So we'll watch and ponder what this day means to us.
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
I continue to learn all about Psalm One
"but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night."
I am really not doing much right now!
WHAT I'M READING....
I am still plodding through Windfallen by Jojo Moyes. But I have finished listening to When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker. I haven't spent much time reading this past week. I will review When I'm Gone this week. Read it or listen to it, if you can. I enjoyed it!
It will get a good recommendation by me. This book is now $4.99 for the Kindle, which is a great buy.
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
We are watching Big Brother three days a week! (What is wrong with us??) We have also been enjoying American Gothic on Wednesday evening on CBS. Other fans of this show out there??
WHAT I'M HEARING...
Boom! Boom! Boom! Firecrackers from the neighbors!!
WHAT'S ON MY CAMERA...
We had a storm last night. Wind gusts of 70 mph. Got some big branches from the locust tree out back and a couple more from the oak tree in front. So we did some clean up work this afternoon. See how thrilled Harley is??
|The pile after we cut up the limbs|
|From the loctus tree|
|Fell on top of the grill|
WHAT I'M DRINKING....
I am currently enjoying a half glass of Pepsi!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Tuesday...BLT's and chips
Wednesday...Chicken Strips & mashed potatoes
Thursday...Spaghetti pie (Harley loved it)
Friday...French Toast & Eggs
Sunday...Shepherd's Pie (Darian request)
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
LOOKING FORWARD....(My 2016 Word)
I am looking forward by looking back today. Richard loved July 4th. He was very patriotic. He cried when the Star Spangled Banner played. And it has been on the radio frequently the past few days. He knew all the words and often quietly sang along. He was very proud of the flag. We fly ours all the time. In fact, we just replaced it with a brand-spanking new one. So here's to my beloved on one of his favorite holidays.
Happenings in my backyard...
See pictures above.
A peek into my week...
A short week. Darian is starting a new job on Tuesday. I think he will have fun at this one and he will like it! Only 4 months to go until he ships to San Diego. He is still running 3 mornings a week and doing Cross-Fit on the other 3 days. He has a Poolee function in Wichita on Saturday. Harley is through with formal basketball practices but she will be shooting baskets and lifting weights twice a week until school start. She is off yet this week from a break in swim lessons but will start back next Monday. So a bit less driving for the taxi driver.
A final thought...