Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Our great nephew called a few days ago to ask if he and his mom could shoot fireworks in our field tonight.
I'm not a fan of fireworks, but he gets special consideration -- well, he gets pretty much what he ask for with us :)
It's been so hot here and the ground is dry as snuff, so I spent the afternoon collecting hosepipes and making sure I could put out a fire if I had to.
Just after lunch I was working in my office when I heard a rumble in the distance. I never imagined it could be thunder, but when I walked to the back deck, I could smell rain on the wind.
I said a silent prayer of gratitude. A while later it rained for about an hour and then the clouds moved off to the east creating a steam room effect.
Jilda cooked ribs, corn on the cob, made slaw and Texas toast for the family.
After dinner we all went out back for the fireworks. I held the box and the flashlight so that the handler could read instructions and shoot off the fireworks without losing a hand.
Jordan (great nephew) had a large time, but our dogs didn't take it so well.
When we finally came inside, they ALL tried to sit in my lap.
It was a fun day. I hope you all had remarkable days.


  1. We hear you. Our dog doesn't like fireworks either, and usually runs and hides under our bed or in the closet in the back corner.

    Happy 4th to you too.

  2. Funny about the dogs trying to sit in your lap...ours wanted to here too as a storm was brewing at the same time and we had thunder and lightening too. They set off the fireworks in 7 1/2 minutes which would normally take about 30 min.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful evening...cookout and all!
    Thank you and Jilda for your supportive comments of late...they keep me going!!

  3. Don't you just LOVE the smell of rain right before a summer storm? It's one of my favorite things. What a nice evening you must have had. I feel like I got a little peek of it.


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