Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Worst Fourth of July Ever?

Happy Fourth of July everybody!
 Wait... Is it the Fourth of July?

Sure doesn't seem like that fun holiday I've loved all my life.  I seems more like a crappy random (HOT) day in the summer.  I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but really I can't think of a more boring Fourth of July in the past.  Do you agree?  I mean for starters it's a Wednesday so instead of taking 2 days of vacation, Alex and I just decided to work Thursday and Friday.... it's a "school night" for us, super bummer.  With that, since we aren't doing anything fun with family or friends Alex decided to continue working on our deck (which is the project he started while I was in Michigan, more to come on that later!).
Lastly to top off how stinkin' fun today is (sarcasm font), it is 100 degrees outside.  That just isn't okay with me, I moved to Minnesota not Death Valley... WTF!  This type of weather makes me want to just sit inside with the AC on HIGH.  All the typical fun outdoor Fourth of July festivities just sound like a sweat-filled gathering of misery.  Sure I know I sound like a cranky baby, but man am I sick of sweating!!!! Yuck!

Speaking of babies, I feel so bad for my poor little fur babies.  In this kind of heat we can't take them for their long walks/ runs so they are cooped up inside.  I thought maybe they would like a little kiddy pool outside so they could be by us while Alex works on the deck.  Sadly, they didn't really seem to like it.  Sadie hopped right out, I think she thought it was bath time?  Rocco did a little better and stood in it for a while and hopped in twice.  I think he appreciated it once he realized it cooled him off?  At least it was cute watching them for a bit :)
 I guess that just about rounds out the worst Fourth of July ever.  At least these pretty red, white, and blue flowers made me smile!
Even though I am hot and bored, I guess I can't forget what today really means.  I should feel lucky that I have the freedom to be hot and bored :) haha. 

All joking aside, I think every American should feel fortunate for the freedoms we have and thankful to those who serve in our armed forces (and their families).

Remembering that last part made me feel better, hope it does for you too if you are having a day like ours. So...
What are you doing today to celebrate the Fourth of July?
What are you doing to beat the heat?

Have a fun, safe, and happy Fourth of July!


  1. I AGREE!! It is too hot to do anything fun and then work tomorrow. It kinda feels like an interruption more than a holiday.

  2. I live in the Minneapolis area, too (Ham Lake, about 20 miles north of downtown. I am a huge baby with the heat - I HATE it. And it is weird that the 4th is on a Wednesday, right?!

    So I get your rant :-)

  3. Live in Ohio - and many of our friends and family still do not have power (power has been out since last friday). Our power was turned back on so we had a last minute BBQ and had everyone over to enjoy the good old indoors with A/C. It has been upper 90s and 100s since the power went out so everyone was excited to sit inside. It was one of the best BBQs we have had, I must say THANK YOU to my husband who BBQ outside by himself for all of us to enjoy...

  4. well I didnt do much but was happy for the break in the work week there is always next year right ;)

  5. Yep, ditto! I actually love heat and grew up in the south WITHOUT AC. So while it normally does not bother me, THIS IS TOO HOT TO ENJOY! We were even poolside yesterday and it was too hot to be out of the water! Holidays on Wednesdays are the worst - totally throws off the sleep pattern and makes you take more vacation than you would otherwise. On the bright side, it gives you a reason to veg and do nothing, and is also a good week to get things done since so many folks took time off. Happy 4th, relief is in sight! Bonnie


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