I wish I could be there in the hot Texas summer to swim and laugh and be with friends at a backyard barbeque, eating burgers and dogs while sipping something cool and celebratory like a watermelon margarita.
Instead, P-Daddy has taken off to London, of all places. What American worth their stars and stripes goes to London for the 4th of July? In fairness, he had no choice and maybe he can spread a bit of American spirit in his meetings today.
At our local Lidl, the German discount store, they're doing a special American day for the 4th with 'American' products named Mcennedy. That's spelled correctly, yes it is. And it's just 'so good'.
I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing what goes for typically American over here. Take a look at this American girl, blowing kisses and saying 'Welcome to the United States!'
We all look like that in our slinky nightgowns falling off the shoulder, blowing sweet kisses and welcoming folks to the Great Wide Open of the U. S. of A. Right?
The kids and I are celebrating by swimming and dancing with a boatload of Canadians. I think I may head over to Lidl to get some of the American cookies or spare ribs, maybe the genuine US steak that they have under ice. Or maybe I'll just wait for the last day of school (finally!) on Thursday and the return of the P to fire up the grill for the burgers and dogs and make up some big bowls of macaroni and potato salad with a side of watermelon.
Here's to independence, hand on heart, I miss you today my beautiful, young country. KaBAM!