Today I started going through my old blog posts from last year and saw that I posted on the 4th then as well. I had to chuckle in that, for the most part, I could have written it today.
(Last year's post, click here)
I'm still dealing with the crazy hunting dog who hates fireworks and we brought in the travel crate again last night to finally sequester him so he wouldn't hurt himself or our home. He isn't one to be swaddled or put into a thunder jacket but this sure beat him trying to dig through our floors to get into his foxhole. I cannot wait until my neighborhood, which started early this year with fireworks, works through its inventory and depletes it all!
But it's really cool to see that this is my year for some 2nds of things.
2nd 4th of July, probably ever since I was 18, with no alcohol
2nd 4th of July, with no kids. :-( Feeling a bit sad but that is normal.
2nd 4th of July, with no plans. No BBQs, no beach, no crowds an no plans for drinking!
And I'm having that same feeling of "can't unwind" even though I have nothing planned. Hubby and I are sort of wandering around lost. I finally sent him off by himself which he is fine with. Having him restless around the house is more annoying sometimes than being alone, lol!
I have lots to do. About to go take a swim for exercise, need to pay bills, some laundry to do and I am in the middle of a good book.
I think next year I will plan something but this summer is a quiet one. It's the first summer I really haven't had a true vacation of any sort planned for years. I normally have at least 1 or 2 weeks of something and then we always go west to my hometown beach for a week. We will still do the beach trip but the rest is quiet. It's a good summer for reflection, for calm, and for self-care.
I've been working out regularly, watching my diet and experimenting on the cooking side. I've spent a lot of quality time with the hubby since we are kid-less right now and that's been really nice but I think we are getting bored with each other - lol!
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a terrific 4th. If you are drinking, try not to drink too much, and if you don't want to drink, try to work through it. You'll feel better for doing so, I promise! And...you can always drink tomorrow....BUT, if you live in the USA and get through something as momentous as today without drinking, you may just find that tomorrow you don't need to drink either after getting this holiday under your belt.....food for thought.