Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Independence Day: Freedom to Get Your Freak On

I. Am. So. Sore.

And, sunburned.

And, exhausted.

Evidence of a fabulous holiday weekend, obviously.

And, it was fabulous, from the movie Friday night to the wedding Saturday afternoon to the full day of boating, BBQing and fireworks, yesterday; simply fabulous.

Of course, I did spend Sunday cleaning the house, weeding the garden and prepping the porch for yesterday's BBQ but, with two other full days of relaxing activities; I figured I needed to do manual labor of some sort and, despite my poor eyesight, the dust and grime was pretty damn noticeable and, you know, somewhat demoralizing (I will not be defeated by the filth!). Plus, it felt really good to wake up to a sparkling clean house on Independence Day.

And, since we spent the entire day on the lake with Jana, Chris and the kids, the house stayed clean right up until the BBQ. BONUS!

One of the nicest thing about having friends whom you have known for years and years is the fact that you can spend an entire day together on a small floating object in the middle of a vast lake and not get tired of one another's company.

Of course, it doesn't hurt to have two boats; one on which the female members of the group may congregate to discuss world events and ways in which to improve the quality of life for the lesser fortunate while sipping a civilized glass of wine and, one to which the male members of the party can be banished, taking their burping, farting, and gross jokes along with them. Or, the reverse, depending on the personalities of the people in attendance.

Oooh, you know what else? It is possible to teach an old dog new tricks, as evidenced by the fact that I not only attempted to wake board but, totally did it.

For.5 seconds before skipping across the surface of the lake on my face. But, hey! No injuries for me which, in light of recent events, is a triumph worth mentioning.

Also worth mentioning; no children were injured during the annual lighting of the family fireworks. The adults suffered a number of mosquito bites, a few toes stubbed in the dark and at least one case of heartburn caused by extra-spicy salsa but, otherwise escaped the evening unscathed.

And we can't wait to do it again next year.

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