July 1st, wow, time just marches on doesn't it? It seems just yesterday I was whining about Winter being overwith and here we are on the fast track to Fall! With Sunday being the 4th, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day! Here in Hanover County, Virginia, certain fireworks are still legal but folks still set off the illegal ones and it drives me crazy!! They shoot those things into the air that explode and I swear I must need a tranquilizer or something because I'm a nervous wreck the entire evening! The houses here are just 20 feet apart and no place to be launching explosives into the air!! There are several police officers that live here in our neighborhood yet the laws are not enforced and it is beyond frustrating!! There are so many public fireworks displays everywhere, I wish that folks would be satisfied enjoying some of those! But above all of the picnics and BBQs and fireworks displays, let us be thankful for the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom.
A couple of weeks ago I received a fabulous surprise in the mail. The flag and holder you see pictured was a gift from my sweet friend Pat! I know I've mentioned before the wonderful things that she and her husband creates and this is one of them! The wooden base was made by her husband and I just think it's stunning! Thank you again Pat!
It seems that many of us are getting a temporary break from the extreme heat, whatta relief! I know many who do not enjoy the Summer heat and are wishing for the seasons to change but a sweet friend reminded me the other day that we should not wish our lives away hoping for time to pass but instead cherish every moment! Growing old is a privilege denied to many and there's a reason today is called the "present", it is a gift from the universe, and we should try to do something that makes us happy every single day! Have a safe and joyous weekend!