Remind me again why July fourth has to be so stinking hot each year? I remember when I was a kid, I didn't do too many firecrackers because it was just too hot to stand out in the sun...I mean really, you can only blow up so many ant holes and then you start suffering from delirium from the heat!
We are planning to attend a friend's cookout again this year and luckily, they also have a pool. That will at least keep the kids happy...you know when it's too hot to swim, it's hot!
I've been charged with bringing chips and salsa again this year. Apparently, it was such a hit last year that I'm a repeat! I always laugh when someone asks me to bring the same thing over and over again. I have friends that I do the same thing to because I enjoy something they make. I guess I should only be worried when someone asks me NOT to bring what I brought last time! We used to laugh at school and say we were going to have a carry in dinner and tell everyone what they had to bring...we would take votes of everyone's favorite dish that each person made. It would have made an interesting dinner!
I'm usually the salad lady. I love salads and so my salads are pretty creative...oftentimes, people think of a salad as an afterthought but I love making and trying new and creative salads. Plus, for me, they are usually a quick and easy way to make a one dish meal and at this stage of my life, that's important!
As you celebrate our country's birth this weekend, think of all those who have given up to gain our freedom. There are thousands serving our country even now, giving up their 'weekend off' serving in far-away lands. I'm hoping that 2011 will be the year we begin to bring our troops home! Personally, I'm getting tired of paying with American lives...well I won't go into that now!
I support our troops and love the United States!