Friday, July 03, 2009

My Holiday Weekend is Going to be SO Exciting!

First, I’m going to sleep in! Then, I’m going to eat breakfast on my porch and, when the mood strikes juuuust right, I’m going to drive to Neighboring City for an adventure in the concrete jungle known as Sam’s Club. Can you sense my enthusiasm?

Seriously, though; Hugh is working a private security gig at a big Christian concert festival thingie-ma-jig so, our plans for a lake outing were put on the back burner. The kids aren’t terribly disappointed because, they get to attend the festival which features a carnival and food booths and a large number of their friends from school.

As long as they check in with him; Hugh feels comfortable letting the kids roam the festival with their friends which means that I don’t have to drag my ass out into the heat with a lawn chair and an umbrella to supervise their trips to the Tilt-o-Whirl, to veto their choice in snack foods or to hand over money once they run through their allowance.

Instead, as I mentioned, I will engage in some retail therapy, possibly read a good book while sunning myself in the backyard or, if the weather turns sucky; catch up on my scrapbooks. Then, I will join Hugh and the kids at the park later in the evening for dinner and the fireworks finale. I can think of far worse ways to spend the holiday.

Oh, I can think of far better ways but, you know, I try to look on the bright side and, the money that Hugh makes on this security detail will go a long way in funding our trip to Lake Powell so, it’s all good.

And it’s not like I’m missing fireworks or anything.

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