Just a half day of work at home today, and then I’m off for the holiday. It kind of sucks being on a Wednesday, but it ‘is what it is.’
Frankly, I’m just going to say this, but I’m not in the mood to really ‘celebrate’ the country. It’s a mess, frankly.
I haven’t even mentioned that aspect to my sweet hubby. He’s got a master’s in US History, and he’s a male; he tends to be very pragmatic about all of this (and didn’t follow it the first 20 months like I have on Twitter)…he’s confident that it’s not as bad as I feel it is, and that even if it is, there are enough safeguards in place that the country will survive. I just pray every night that he is right.
NOT turning this into a political post. not. not. not.
Instead, we are going to just quietly go to a nice BBQ restaurant (a nod to the typical way to celebrate the holiday), and then to see the new Jurassic Park movie. Doing something, but no red, white and blue, no fireworks. Nope. (I’m sure he’ll wear his typical navy blue shirt that has a tiny USA flag on it. That’s fine. I’ll probably wear blue. But not red.) (I have a little red, white and blue enameled ‘peace sign’ necklace. I might demurely wear that. LOL)
For my American friends here, what do you have planned for tomorrow? (you don’t have to respond to the political aspects of this post at all, if you don’t feel comfortable. Just share your holiday plans, regardless. No judgments if you are doing a normal type of 4th of July celebration! To each our own! 🙂 )