It’s Independence Day! Let’s celebrate!
Are you doing fireworks this year? It’s been years since I bought a single firework. For one, I just can’t afford to do something literally one step away from lighting my five-dollar bills on fire. For another, I’ve been pregnant or had babies for the past four summers — which means I’m dog tired by dark, quite frankly. Stay up after dark to hear a multitude of loud noises and stand in crowds? No thank you.
My dog is also one terrified pooch when it comes to fireworks, and we started hearing the nightly fireworks in our neighborhood last Friday. Seriously. Apparently some people need six nights of fireworks. And I never saw this before I moved to this neighborhood. But it really scares my dog, and he’s been cowering in the bathroom at night. When I go to bed, he’s so thankful when I move his bed close to my side and he can be as close to me as possible. It’s serious stress for an animal that doesn’t understand what all those loud noises are. I understand it’s entertaining, but it is also dangerous and LOUD. Okay, I’ll quit complaining now, it’s out of my system.
Today we’re going over the mountains and through the woods to Bend to visit my mother-in-law and marry off one of my best friends. It will be a busy trip, tons of family & friend fun, and a great opportunity for my kids to spend time with their Mimi. We’ll come home on Monday.
On the writing side, I’ve copied over the handful of scenes in Queen Witch that still need work, and now I have that available on my iPad so that I can work on it when I have time. I may get some good writing time in the mornings, because my kids will have their grandparents and my husband to play with — all of whom are supportive of my writing endeavors. Yay! I’ll update you when I return on the status of that project. I don’t plan another update until next Wednesday, though I will try to check in on other’s blogs during my vacation. Have a great week, peeps!