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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fourth of July!

Oh, blog, I love you!

So it's been a few days since I got online. This weekend I spent in a stupor from the antihistamines (they make me very drowsy, and I kept taking them).  But the poison ivy on my face, while still rough to the touch, isn't really visible to the eye (with makeup anyway).  The poison ivy on my arm is still there, but well on the road to healing.  In fact, it almost just looks like a few bug bites or scrapes, not poison ivy.

So... the fourth of July! What did I do?

Well, my dad's a volunteer firefighter. Not sure if you know that, but he is. So every year the fire department has an Independence Day fireworks celebration. This year, I invited my friends from Canterbury, who I've mentioned before here.

Earlier in the day, my mom, Alison, and I went Home Depot and bought paint and painting supplies for her bedroom. She's redoing it, since she's moving back in.  After that we came home and I immediately got online to tell the Canterbury folks I'd be there between 8 and 8:30. I had told them it'd start at dusk/sundown (the sun sets around 9pm here in the summer).  And my eyes got big when I read they'd all decided to head over at 6:30... it was 7pm then!

So I grabbed a banana (we'd not had dinner yet) asked Mom to bring my dinner to me when she came, and asked Ali to take me over.

We hung out and played board games, then watched the fireworks. It was fun. I love them.  I was so hungry by the time Mom showed up with dinner... but it was so good!  And then the fireworks were really nice (though the show was not very long this year).  Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera did, though Will brought his, so maybe I'll add some after I steal them from him on facebook. :)

We chatted and decided to get together next month for bowling and pizza.

Someone whose blog I follow shared this verse and I thought it was totally apt for Americans this week, as well as Christians at all times:

"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." Galations 5:13
Okay, that's my fourth of July post.  I have several more in me waiting to come out!!

What did you do for the fourth?

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