Monday, July 5, 2010

The Tale of the 4th

Did you enjoy the 4th of July? I did. Apart from missing church (which is a bad habit I need to correct... this week), it was a fairly decent day.

Worked on a new acrylics painting. I love painting - it's so peaceful. There are very few things I do that really relax me.

Used ribbons and colored hair strands and random jewelry to go for the "fireworks" look. It's sort of an annual tradition for me to go a little crazy in what I wear on the 4th of July. I need to get some shiny tinsel or something for next year... mhmmm...

Went out to my grandparents' cabin with my family where we had lots of conversation and good food - including some really amazingly awesome turkey that my uncle made.

Had family music time, including singing "America the Beautiful" and "Liberty Tree." The latter song is from the Disney movie "Johnny Tremain" and is one of my favorite patriotic songs. Look it up!

Burned sparklers with my sister. Believe it or not, I have reached adulthood without ever setting off any kind of firework. The sparklers are fun, but I did get one nasty burn. Trust me. Firework burns hurt more than other kinds of burns. Ow. But at least we got to watch something exploding. On the way home from the cabin we saw a few, but drove by too fast to see anything decent.

Then I introduced my sister to "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Apart from the pervert of a sheriff, it's a really entertaining film and she enjoyed it. I think we both agree that Morgan Freeman makes the film... although we like Marian as well.

So that was my 4th. Pretty typical americana...

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