I hope you all have excellent plans for July 4. In the olden days, I used to enjoy putting the kids to bed super-early (they were all scared of fireworks) while Mike worked and I sat and watched the Boston fireworks on tv while I ate M&M’s and enjoyed a Mike’s Lemonade and folded laundry. Really. It was my version of the perfect night.
These days, we are the house for July 4. I’m not sure how this happened. So, like years past, I have no idea who is coming over and no clue about how many people to expect. But, I’ve mellowed. The house is clean, but not spotless – it’s been raining here and there’s no point mopping when everyone is going to be trekking dirt in and out all day.
It’s late, but everything is done for the day tomorrow. Mike and Tim are up super-early to run a 5K. They’ll be home before anyone else wakes. I’ll get to sleep in.
Once I’m up, I can putter with the fun stuff, table decorations, lights, all of that . . . Ian is staging his annual Independence Day magic show. I know I can help with logistics there – I’ve sworn the blood oath to never reveal his secrets.
Really, tomorrow, should be a fun easy day. I made runzas tonight – meat and veg. I also have the stuff ready to go for bruschetta (sniff) from the last of the tomatoes. I’ve got tortillas and salsa, a relish tray (with my own pickles – thank you very much), brownies stuffed with reese’s cups and topped with cream cheese, a veggie/cheese/pepperoni tray … that’s going to have to do. And, everyone coming is bringing something to eat, so I doubt we’ll starve.
Wishing all of you a very happy 4th of July!